GM Scarpaci comments, Kalib Came to the Eels Junior Program last season . As a rookie, he had 7 goals and 8 assists. The previous year in high school he scored 13 goals and notched 14 assists. He is extremely fast and has the ability to put the puck in the net. As a last year guy we know it is essential to put it all together and get ready for college. We love his work ethic and the energies he brings to our program.
Coach Frank Scarpaci notes, “he is very quick and angles by opposing forwards and defensemen and uses his speed to drive to the net. He is an excellent forechecker. Despite his lack of size, he gets on defenders quick creating turnovers and offense for his line mates. Good along boards, and able to do the little things to make his teammates better around him. A solid two-way player – excellent worker in all zones.”
Coach Alex Sanchez comments “he is the kid who it is hard to defend against. He uses his speed to his advantage in games. This should be a break out year for him.” Coach Says “ He is looking to increase Kalib’sscoring touch and that will be the focus of his development this season”
GM Scarpaci concludes, as a last year guy Kalib knows what is expected of him. Extra time before and after practice. He is determined to play college hockey. He joined us at the Spring USPHL Showcase in May and the Pro Am NHL Pre Draft where he played against team Sweden Team Euro and Canada West . Then in July he played with the Eels at the prestigious Pro Am Sr. Chowder Cup. These were excellent forums for Kalib’s player development This young man is extremely coachable and is willing to sacrifice all to reach and realize his goals. He is a team guy first so you can always expect him there to do whatever it takes for the team to be on top.