FLORIDA EELS ARE HONORED TO ANNOUNCE ETHAN HOOVER HAS SIGNED WITH THE EELS
14 APR | BY FRANK SCARPACI
The Florida Eels are thrilled to announce the signing of Ethan Hoover to our program. Hoover . 5’8” a 2003 Left-handed forward and a native from Ft Myers He in fact joined the Florida Eels Junior program last season as a practice player. He is a perfect example of the Eels Player Development model. He attended practice with the Eels Elite team every day and joined the team daily during the off-ice gym strength and condition sessions. Indeed, Ethan did not miss a beat as he joined with the Elite guys shooting 100+ pucks per day and participated in all of the Eels Elite video sessions. He was at every Eels Elite and Premier game assisting in game day activities. The Eels coaches had the advantage over this period to take the time to work with Ethan on a lot of little things. To provide individual attention to him. By the same token many of the Eels veteran players also took this opportunity to help develop Ethan as a player. Ethan comes in a lot more seasoned as a 1st year player as he has been through training camp, daily work outs and over a dozen of scrimmages that have all ripened him as junior player.
This is a first-class high character individual. He fits perfectly well in the type of player we are looking to build our program with. We watched this young man develop in the Ft Myer Skatium Blackjack Midget program. He came to us with the hunger and desire typical of the players who are on the Eels. The Eels have enjoyed enormous success with the local players who advanced from the Blackjacks. We trust Ethan will make the same mark as the predecessors before him with the same focus and determination to be the best and ultimately advance to play college hockey. Shortly after Ethan joined us, we knew this was a kid we wanted. Indeed, we witnessed daily his tremendous work ethic to augment his solid skill set. On behalf of the entire Florida Eels program we welcome Ethan to our program.