A Hard Leason Here: Never Count the Eels Out
In what may possibly be one of the Eels most dramatic comeback wins ever, the Eels stole the win right out of the clenches from the Atlanta Madhatters Premier squad. The Eels spotted the Madhatters a 3-goal lead right into the 10 minute mark of the 3rd period when Braeden Bzovey scored his 3rd of the season to narrow the margin 3-1. Then an Atlanta played got called for a 5 minute major which allowed the Eels to go on a major power play. As the Madhatters remarked in the very beginning of the game, if Atlanta had any hopes of winning, the head to stay out of the penalty box. He concluded, the Eels power play has been so dominating over the past 5-6 years it ought to be considered illegal. Well, the Eels got things going and Collin Patterson scored his 9th and 10th of the season to completely tie things up.
Then the game went into OT and the 3 on 3 did not settle the match and the contest went to a shootout. There Kayde Budgell and Collin Patterson scored (hat trick) and the Eels notched their 10th win of the season and spread their lead over the Tampa Juniors to two points and a 8 point lead over the Jr Blades and the Palm Beach Typhoon. The Madhatters are at the bottom of the Florida Division with only 9 points. This was a strong win for the Eels as they had push hard with their travel to Atlanta, and experiencing 4 injuries on their team. It had to be frustrating for the Madhatters having gone on to a 3-goal lead and playing what one might consider their best game of the season and ending up on the wrong side of in the win column.
Eels ace netminder Duncan Rollemen was stella in net closing down hatch for another big win for him
These same two squads face-off Sunday at 3:00 pm once again and then once again on Monday at noon. The Eels know enough not to take any team in their Division lightly or for granted. Atlanta knows too well you cannot count the Eels out ever. Not even in the final minutes or seconds of a game.