Grant has some unfinished business to take care of this year and he is coming back to complete his mission
The Florida Eels are pleased to announce the re-signing of Grant Miner for the 2020-21 season.
Grant came to the Eels last season from St Louis MO. We scouted Grant at the USA Hockey Nationals for High School All Stars – the Americas Cup. This is where USA Hockey assembles top high school players across the USA and has them compete over a 6-day period. They are High School All Stars and they are showcased in front of well over 150 junior and college schools. They showcase the “Best of the Best” in High School Hockey. We were very excited to have signed him. He caught the eye of Florida Eels General Manger Frank Scarpaci and both Premier coach Frankie Scarpaci and Eels Coach Alex Sanchez. All three concurred believing Miner could be a strong prospect. After several meetings and conferences, we knew he had focus and determination to join the Eels and expend the effort required to ripen into a college player. By Grant coming back it is an endorsement of the Eels program.
Although Grant came in as a rookie last season, he knew the commitment he was about to undergo was enormous: A 3-week 21-day training camp; practice 5 days per week of ice for 35 weeks; train in the gym with off- ice training 5 days per week. This wasn’t easy. It was not meant to be. If it were everyone would do it. But Grant and his fellow Eels teammates are not ordinary players. He realizes his job is not complete.
At 6’2” he used his size to his advantage being able to wear down opponents and winning loose puck battles in all 3 zones. He has a quickness to his game and good vision and unwavering tenacity. Grant brought his multi-faceted skill set to the Eels. He spit his time as a forward and defensemen. Indeed, it was because of his dual skill set, he was able to step in as a solid defenseman and he played a large part of the Eels Elite team’s success.
In 34 GP he scored 2 goals and assisted in 3 others. This was very impressive as he knew his primary job was to play as a defensive defenseman and his mission was to shut down opposing team’s top players. This was not an easy task. This was a very competitive environment and his composure was key.
He was a huge part of the team’s success in owning first place in the USPHL Florida Division all season long. That was very unique for a team to own first place the entire season. In fact, most of the season the team was ranked in the top 5 in the league. That was an incredible benchmark for this young man as he and his teammates cemented their accomplishments as the Florida Div. Regular Season Champions. Grant is coming back with one mission. Help his team win Nationals
We are excited about Grant’s return to the Eels.