The Florida Eels Junior program was formed to meet the needs of hockey players who wanted to further their skills in preparation for college or pro hockey. The Eels have since established itself as an excellent quality junior hockey program, with many of its players realizing success at advanced levels of play.
The Eels have 2 Tier III Junior A teams. One team plays in the USPHL Premier Division and the second team plays in the USPHL Elite Division. Both the Premier and Elite teams continue to be amongst the top teams in their divisions. Each team performs extremely well in the regular season and in playoffs. The most important stat is that the Eels program advanced 230 players to go on to play college hockey. Indeed, this past season 2017-18 the Eels advanced 18 players. This continues to make the Eels one of the top performing programs in North America, be it Tier II and Tier III.
The Eels Program is all about player development. As you can see some programs say this but the Eels go beyond lip service. When you have approximately 20+ boys each year moving on to play college hockey it defines excellence. Indeed, we have over 165 alumni who have gone on to play at various levels of college hockey as well as 4 players that recently have been drafted into the NHL; Teddy Ruth, (Washington Capitals now with the Columbus Blue Jackets) RJ Boyd (Florida Panthers), Brad Peltz (Ottawa Senators) and Cam Darcy (Tampa Bay Lightning) and another 4 who were in attendance at NHL Prospects Camps: Malcolm Lyles (Florida Panthers), Cam Darcy (Ottawa Senators), Clay Witt (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Bennett Schneider (NY Islanders). The Eels also have had numerous alumni move on to the USHL, NAHL, and BCHL. Additionally the Eels have placed over 40 alumni in prestigious New England Prep schools.
Florida Eels have USPHL Premier and Elite Division Teams
The Premier Organization For College Placement
Eels Teams play in the USPHL: The United States Premier Hockey League has placed over 2,600 players into NCAA College Hockey There are currently over 1,100 USPHL alumni playing college hockey. The Florida Eels have 266+ Alumni who advanced to college hockey. The Eels will advanced 12 players to college hockey this season.The Florida Eels have 4 alumni who were drafted into NHL The Florida Eel share 2 alumni who advanced to the USA NTPD The Florida Eels have numerous players who advanced to the USHL USPHL QMJHL OHL BCHL NAHL and other Canadian Junior A Leagues.
The Eels have a direct Affiliation and relationship with the Islanders Hockey Club NCDC program. This emphasizes our player development advancement model.
During the season both teams compete in multiple USPHL Showcases throughout the season. ***NCAA College coaches in attendance Post season the Eels compete in 5 Spring and Summer Showcases: USPHL Spring, Pro Am NHL Pre Draft, USPHL Summer Showcase, Senior Chowder Cup and Junior Chowder Cup.
The Eels provide an unprecedented 600 Hours of training for our players during the season.We practice 5 days per week 40 weeks of the year Off ice training at the first class facility World Gym 44-55 game schedules
Over the past 10-15 years both our Eels Elite and Premier Teams constantly have been at the top their Division and Conferences and have systematically advanced to Nationals. This past season both teams not only won their Divisional Titles finishing in First Place in one of the toughest Divisions in the USPHL. Moreover, they owned First Place the entire season. The Premier team won their playoffs and advanced to Nationals. Due to Covid 19 they were cut short as games were canceled when we arrived in Boston. That is an incredible accomplishment. Pur coaches are Nationally recognized Coaching and Administrative staff.
Florida Eels recognized as one of the top programs by NCAA college Coaches and admissions, NHL personnel and Minor Pro Leagues Outstanding Billet accommodations and families Over 4,000 fans at home games past 7 seasons. Family style cooking at all away games.
We have a few spots open for key players. If you are a dedicated and determined young man who is willing to sacrifice all vices, and give 100% of your time to being the top player possible then call us today to see what possibilities maybe available to you.