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250 Alumni Advanced to College Hockey and another 50 Arrive This Season

08/07/2019, 9:30pm EDT
By Frank Scarpaci

New Season And So Many New Prospects With an eye on the big picture

The Eels Are The Most Aggressive College Placement Program in Junior Hockey

The Florida Eels Have Advanced An Unprecedented 250 Players Into College.  The Florida Eels are the pinnacle of Premier and Elite Junior Hockey. Moreover our players average over $25,000 in scholarships and grants per year. That is over $100,000 for four years. This year alone with 12 plus players advancing to college this season our players will garner in excess of $300,000 per year and over a million dollars during their 4 years. 

 Both our Elite and Premier teams advanced to the USPHL Nationals. We have a direct Affiliation with its NCDC Affiliate the Islanders Hockey Club. 

The USPHL is the best league in the Nation.  2,500+ NCAA Division. 1 and 3 Alumni. 1,100 currently playing college hockey.  Those are incredible numbers. Only the USHL has more. Simply put the USPHL is known as a college placement league. No other Tier II or Tier III Junior league can come close its accomplishments. 

Every year the Eels are at the top of their Divisions and perform incredibly at playoffs     

GM Frank Scarpaci often echoes, “ The true statistic in judging a team is how many players a program places in college.”

The Eels Program is all about player development. As you can see some programs say this but the Eels go beyond lip service… it defines excellence. 

This is what the Eels are all about: Player Development; and move players to college. It is most impressive to see our program accomplish this mission.

The Eels no doubt have a rich and storied history of college placement. To date the Eels have 236 alumni who have gone on to play college hockey.These include some of the most prestigious schools in the USA. 

 

The following colleges have committed to our players:

Adrian College NCAA DIV. III

Alabama Huntsville NCAA DIV. I 

Albertus Magnus College NCAA Div. III

Aurora University NCAA DIV. III

Arizona State University ACHA

Babson College NCAA DIV. III

Becker College NCAA DIV. III

Bentley College NCAA DIV. I

BETHAL College NCAA DIV. III

Boston College NCAA DIV. I

Boston University NCAA DIV. I

Buffalo State NCAA DIV. III

 

Bryant University ACHA

Canisius College NCAA DIV. I

Castleton State College NCAA DIV. III

Colby College NCAA DIV. III

Colorado State University ACHA

Columbia University ACHA

Concordia University Wisconsin NCAA DIV. III

Curry College NCAA DIV. III

Daniel Webster University NCAA DIV. III

Davenport University ACHA Div. I

Drexel University ACHA

Finlandia University NCAA DIV. III

Fitchburg State University NCAA DIV. III

Florida Atlantic University ACHA

Florida State University ACHA

Framingham State University NCAA DIV. III

Franklin Pierce University NCAA DIV. II

Florida Gulf Coast University ACHA

Grand Valley State University ACHA

Hamilton College NCAA DIV. III

Hamline University NCAA DIV. III

Hobart College NCAA DIV. III

Hudson Valley Comm. College

Indiana University ACHA

Johnson and Wales University NCAA DIV. III

Lake Forrest College NCAA DIV. III

Superior State College NCAA DIV. I

Lawrence University NCAA DIV. III

Lebanon Valley College NCAA DIV. III

Lewis University ACHA

Manhattanville College NCAA DIV. III

Merrimack College NCAA DIV. I

Michigan State University NCAA DIV. I

MIKWAKEE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING NCAA DIV. III

Minnesota State University NCAA DIV. I

New England College NCAA DIV. III

New York University ACHA

Nicholas College NCAA DIV. III

Northeastern University NCAA DIV. I

Northern Arizona University ACHA

Northern Illinois University ACHA

Northland College NCAA DIV. III

Post University NCAA DIV II

Plymouth State University NCAA DIV II

RPI

Sacred Heart University NCAA DIV. I

Salem State University NCAA DIV. III

Salve Regina University NCAA DIV. III

Skidmore College NCAA DIV. III

Slippery Rock University ACHA

Southern New Hampshire University 

St. Anselum NCAA DIV. II

St Mary’s College NCAA DIV. III

Stevenson University NCAA DIV. III

SUNY Brockport NCAA DIV. III

SUNY Broome NCAAA Jr. College

SUNY Canton NCAA DIV. III

SUNY Plattsburg NCAA DIV. III

Thomas College ACHA Div. II

Townsend College ACHA

Trine University NCAA Div. III and ACHA Div. II 

U Mass Boston NCAA DIV. III

U Mass Lowell NCAA DIV. I

University of Central Florida ACHA

University of Connecticut  ACHA

University of Florida ACHA

University of Indiana PA

University of North Colorado ACHA

University of Maine NCAA DIV. I

University of Maryland ACHA

University of Maryland Baltimore ACHA

University of Minnesota ACHA

University of New Hampshire NCAA DIV. I

University of Notre Dane NCAA DIV. I

University of Oklahoma ACHA

University of Rhode Island University ACHA

University of Central Florida ACHA

University of Southern Maine NCAA DIV. III

University of Southern New Hampshire ACHA

University of Vermont NCAA DIV. I

University of Wisconsin NCAA DIV. I

Utica College NCAA DIV. III ACHA

Waldorf University

West Michigan State University ACHA

Westfield State University NCAA DIV. III

Worcester State University NCAA DIV. III

 

 

Additionally, four Eel players have been drafted into the NHL (Teddy Ruth, (Notre Dame) (Washington Capitals now with the Columbus Blue Jackets) RJ Boyd(Michigan State Univ.) (Florida Panthers) Brad Peltz(Yale) (Ottawa Senators) Cam Darcy (Northeastern Univ.) drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning 2014 and another three were in attendance at NHL Prospects camps   Malcolm Lyles(Florida Panthers), and Bennet Sneider(NY Islanders) and Clay WhittTampa Bay Lightning.   

 

The Eels continue to be the pinnacle of excellence. Don’t you feel YOU deserve this?

 

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