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GAME PREVIEW: Florida Jr. Blades Vs Florida Eels

Friday, September 25, 2020, 12:16PM

ESTERO, FL. After an 0-2 start for both Premier and Elite, the Florida Jr. Blades look to secure their first victory of the season today at Hertz Arena against their rivals the Florida Eels. Elite is up first at 5:00pm followed by Premier at 8:00pm


Last Sunday, the Premier squads for both teams faced off in an intense game that saw the Eels winning 6-4. The game was tied halfway into the 3rd period until the Eels pulled away with two goals in under a minute to win the game. “I thought we had great energy in our first matchup versus the Eels, clearly you can see this is a strong rivalry.” Said Coach Weingartner. “I’d like to see our boys on both teams, come ready to play a hardworking, disciplined style of hockey this weekend. We are seeing improvement already but now it’s time to see results”. After last Sunday’s game, discipline was a huge focus for Coach Weingartner. Too many times the Jr. Blades got caught up in the intensity of the rivalry and would take bad penalties. A key to this matchup will be staying out of the box and not letting the skilled forwards of the Eels get going.


This will be the first home game of the seasons for the Florida Jr. Blades at Hertz Arena. “We are very excited to be at Hertz Arena this weekend” said Coach Jacque. “We are hoping the energy continues and our group comes out and competes hard”. The Jr. Blades are eager to get in the win column, and there is no better team to get their first win against then the Eels. If the Jr. Blades can stick to the game plan and stay disciplined, then they will be well on their way to their first wins of the season.


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