Big Win Over Atlanta Mad Hatters
The Florida Eels Premier Shutouts the Atlanta Mad Hatters 4-0
To say the Eels came to play this afternoon is an understatement. The boys had an unusual midday afternoon game today at noon at the Fort Myers Skatium vs the Atlanta Mad Hatters. This was a makeup game between the two teams. This would be the 1stof a 3 game weekend series where the Mad Hatters would be playing the Tampa Juniors on Saturday and Sunday in Tampa.
The Eels and Mad Hatters skated to a 0-0 tie at the end of the 1stperiod. But you could see the Eels had a jump in their game and turned things up a notch in the 2ndperiod. Their fore-check was aggressive creating a continuous stream of turnovers. To equal this the Eels back checking denied any sustainable attack by Atlanta. Equally pressing was the Eels attack. They were relentless and it churned in 4 goals to none.
In period 3 the teams skated up and down trading shots on goal but both goalies stopped any tallies.
It was a solid effort by both squads. A hard-fought battle by both teams no less but you could see they were not going to quit until the final whistle. It was a lively game with playoff atmosphere. The Eels unleashed 47 shots on the Atlanta Netminder
On Sunday the Eels take on cross town rivals the Jr. Blades at 1:15 pm as their last contest before the Thanksgiving break. The boys have been cautioned to focus their energies on this Sunday and the break starts Sunday after 5:00 pm.
Scoring for the Eels was as follows.
|0:49||EEL||Jens Petersen (4) ASST: Ilya Senik (5)|
|8:31||EEL||Adam Gaudet (12) ASST: TJ Zebley (13), Gage Dill (12)
|11:07||EEL||Yakov Yakzhin (5) ASST: Jake Court (16), Maksim Tereshchenko (10)|
|12:57||EEL||Gage Dill (9) ASST: Adam Gaudet (11), Egor Nosov (14)|
Earning the Shutout was Jesper Ahlberg who turned away 23 shots.