The players are expected to return to Florida on or before January 2nd for regular practice January 3rd 2022. On January 4th the Premier and Elite teams board their bus at 7:00 am. It takes approximately 24-27 hours by bus. The players are expected to arrive in Marlboro Massachusetts January 5th anytime between 7:00 am to 10:00 am
The players will be staying at the Embassy Rooms and Suites 123 Boston Post Road West Marlboro Mass. Rooms won’t be ready till about 3:00 pm – normal check in- The players will stop for breakfast upon arriving in Marlboro Mass.
Coach Frank has booked a series of practices in Mass before the showcase games. The first practice will be at the Showcase venue: New England Sports Center 121 Donald Lynch Blvd Marlboro Mass. This is 5 minutes from the hotel. The Premier team will practice from 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm. After practice the Premier team will head to the hotel for check in. Grab dinner that will be a few blocks from the hotel and settle in for the night.
On January 6th 2022 at 9:30 am the Premier team will board their bus for a trip to St Anselm’s College 100 St Anselm Drive Manchester NH 03102 The team is expected to arrive around 10:45 am The Admissions office will meet the players and Eels Premier coaches at 11:00 am The admissions counselors will do a tour of the college campus. Sometime around noon the NCAA Men’s ice hockey coach will meet up with the Premier team and do his visit. The Premier team will watch the St Anselm’s men’s NCAA Div. 3 team practice at their rink on campus. Sometime around 2:30 pm the Eels Premier team will get dressed and suited up to take the ice at 3:00 pm. Coach Frank has made arrangements to purchase a second practice for the Premier team and in this situation right at the St Anselm’s rink. This practice will be an excellent forum for the St. Anselm’s coaches to get a snapshot of our Premier players. The Eels practice will be from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. At 4:00 pm the Eels will get changed from their practice gear and get ready to board the bus. The Eels will board the bus at approximately 4:45 pm. The Eels will return back to the hotel and have dinner.
The Showcase games start January 7th games to be all played at the New England Sports Center. The location of the initial practice.
Showcase Game schedule
|Fri, Jan 7
|New England Sports Center Rink 2
|10:00 am EST
|Fri, Jan 7
|Wilkes-Barre Scranton Knights
|New England Sports Center Rink 3
|5:20 pm EST
|Sat, Jan 8
|Utica Jr Comets
|New England Sports Center Rink 5
|4:30 pm EST
|Sun, Jan 9
|New England Sports Center Rink 1
|10:00 am EST
On Sunday January 9th, after the final showcase games, the Eels Premier team will leave to drive to Wilkes College 38 Coral Street Wilkes-Barre PA 18702. This is a NCAA Div. 3 Men’s college hockey program that has been scouting us all season. This trip is a (4-5 hours trip) for a college tour on Monday morning. The Eels will also have a 3rd practice while at the college
Monday January 10th 2022 :
Bus will leave for rink 7:45 am
9:00 am – 10:00 am Ice Practice
10:00-11:00 meeting with NCAA College coaches
11:00 am -noon campus tour
It is expected that the bus will depart back to Florida no later than noon. 19-hour trip. The bus is expected to arrive back in Fort Myers around noon Jan 11th Tuesday.
Players will resume regular practice at the Skatium noon January 12th