The Eels Premier Team Unravels The Tampa Juniors 9-2 in Sunday’s home game.

For the second straight game the Eels unleashed 9 goals on the Tampa Juniors. In game one the Eels had 8 different goal scores and in game two it was 7 different shooters who   buried the biscuit.  The Eels Premier team execution was indeed quite impressive.  They are at the top of the standings in the tough Florida Division and are looking to broaden the lead and with these wins over 2nd place Tampa, gives them a little more day light. You could clearly see the conditioning of the Eels on Friday where they outgunned the Juniors 5-1 in the 1st period. The Eels swarmed all over Tampa. The forecheck completely suffocated the Juniors and   continuously created a lose puck turnover.  Infeed, the puck retrieval was   magnetic.


The success continued at home on Sunday when the Eels throttled another 9 goals against the Juniors. In this game as on Friday the Eels also denied the Juniors of any sustainable offense. The back checking suffocated the Juniors as well. No doubt we know our guys were on execution mode. The 4+ hours of daily training simply has paid off. The boys are confident in their skills and systems but not arrogant. The difference is exuding confidence, buying in and willing to pay the price. It is not all about offense. Just look at the numbers. Look at the last 3 games. A 6-0 win over the Blades, 9-3 over Tampa and 9-2 over Tampa. That is 5 goals against in 3 game. Now that is execution in the D-Zone as much as it is in the O-Zone


Great job guys


Tampa Bay Juniors 2 at Florida Eels 9 – Status: Final
Sunday, December 4, 2022 – Fort Myers Skatium

Tampa Bay Juniors 1 1 0 – 2
Florida Eels 2 1 6 – 9

1st Period-1, Florida Eels, Patterson 14 (Godbout, Moore), 0:16. 2, Tampa Bay Juniors, Studebaker 1 (Nelson, Courneya), 7:59 (PP). 3, Florida Eels, Salminen 5 (Phillips, Zebley), 12:59. Penalties-Goddard Eel (unsportsmanlike conduct), 5:56; Hambling Eel (slashing), 7:20.

2nd Period-4, Tampa Bay Juniors, Walsh 4 (Studebaker, Cullen), 1:44 (PP). 5, Florida Eels, Ziemba 2   11:13. Penalties-Hambling Eel (roughing), 0:48.

3rd Period-6, Florida Eels, Budgell 4 (Ziemba, Bzovey), 2:12. 7, Florida Eels, Crupi 7 (Hambling, Budgell), 7:10 (PP). 8, Florida Eels, Patterson 15 (Trathen, Goddard), 10:03 (PP). 9, Florida Eels, Patterson 16 (Trathen, Goddard), 10:50 (PP). 10, Florida Eels, Trathen 9 (Phillips), 12:28. 11, Florida Eels, Zebley 2 (Deshaies, Goddard), 12:57. Penalties-Weisjahn Tbj (tripping), 5:57; Kamliuk Tbj (tripping), 9:20; Ostankovics Tbj (slashing), 10:40; Hambling Eel (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:42; Hambling Eel (misconduct-unsportsmanlike), 20:00.

Shots on Goal-Tampa Bay Juniors 15-13-7-35. Florida Eels 18-17-13-48.
Power Play Opportunities-Tampa Bay Juniors 2 / 6; Florida Eels 3 / 6.
Goalies-Tampa Bay Juniors, Taskila 7-3-1-0 (48 shots-39 saves). Florida Eels, Rolleman 8-0-1-1 (35 shots-33 saves).

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