To say the Eels were dialed in is the understatement of the year. All cylinders were firing and they rolled players through the lineup keeping all of its players fresh and ready for their upcoming playoff run. This shows the depth of this team. It was nice to reach 18 straight wins but the key here is to continue to play our game, our style our system. Not to react to the other team and their game. We stay focused. Opponents find it difficult to read the Eels as they continue to change up what they are doing. Moreover, the depth of this squad is phenomenal. Look at the stats and you will such balance in the scoring and its lines. They are 4 lines deep. There is such comradery among the players. This is what a team needs to be in going to playoffs. Not one player is concerned about his own individual stats. It is all about the team. Nd they get it. Defense first. You can see it in the forecheck as they smother opponents and the Eels puck retrieval. Then they are equally suffocating on their back checking responsibilities. And when it comes time to score, they do it Averaging 5-7 goals for a game and with outstanding performances day in and day out in net.
The cross town rivals the Jr Blades felt the Eels power. The Eels came out like Bees swamming all over them. When the Eels were hit they withstood the pressure. They played with discipline. They knew the Blades would push and the Eels thawed and tempered their attack. And the frustration set in and the Eels pushed hard on the Blades netminder pounding 43 shots on net compared to 18.
The Eels have one remaining game against the Palm Beach Typhoon. That game is scheduled to be played Friday 3:30 pm in Palm Beach The Eels know magic 19 is in the waits.
Yesterday’s scoring was as follows:
Florida Junior Blades 1 at Florida Eels 5 – Status: Final
Sunday, February 27, 2022 – Fort Myers Skatium
Florida Junior Blades 0 0 1 – 1
Florida Eels 2 2 1 – 5
1st Period-1, Florida Eels, Rioux 12 (Ingalls, ClIngerman), 6:31. 2, Florida Eels, Harrop 18 (ClIngerman, Carpenter), 18:44. Penalties-Harrop Eel (interference), 3:55; Smyth Eel (slashing), 11:58; Carpenter Eel (high-sticking), 15:41; Neish Fjb (misconduct-unsportsmanlike), 16:53; Schmitt Fjb (major -cross-checking, game misconduct), 16:53; Colton Eel (misconduct-unsportsmanlike), 16:53.
2nd Period-3, Florida Eels, Smyth 16 (Dominique), 2:48 (SH). 4, Florida Eels, Rioux 13 (Ingalls), 9:07. Penalties-Hughes Eel (hooking), 1:16; Entwistle Fjb (cross-checking), 3:24; Dominique Eel (tripping), 6:39; Campbell Eel (kneeing), 9:30; Entwistle Fjb (cross-checking), 12:14; Patten Fjb (major -fighting, disqualification), 13:50; Bzovey Eel (roughing), 13:50; Harrop Eel (cross-checking), 15:29.
3rd Period-5, Florida Eels, Rioux 14 (Bzovey), 5:47 (PP). 6, Florida Junior Blades, Steed 1 (Neish, Cossentino), 17:38 (SH). Penalties-Uqdah Fjb (cross-checking), 4:31; Broadhead Fjb (boarding), 11:23; Neish Fjb (cross-checking), 16:55.
Shots on Goal-Florida Junior Blades 6-6-6-18. Florida Eels 15-13-15-43.
Power Play Opportunities-Florida Junior Blades 0 / 0; Florida Eels 1 / 0.
Goalies-Florida Junior Blades, Falsetto 14-7-0-0 (43 shots-38 saves). Florida Eels, Schoer 14-2-0-0 (18 shots-17 saves).