Team Staff

Eels have won numerous Florida Division and Southern Conference Titles. Professional and Nationally recognized Coaching and Administrative staff.

USPHL Premier

Frank Scarpaci Jr.
General Manager and Head Coach

Weather or not his player’s goal is to move towards a Tier 1 Junior league, Div.1 and Div. III colleges or to obtain proper guidance and leadership while on the brisk of manhood, Scarpaci leads the way for his players. Integrity, compete level, and character are his main ingredients for his players as well as a feel of pride when putting on the traditional Eels logo.

USPHL Elite Team

Alex Sanchez
Head Coach

Before coaching, Sanchez was a key member for the Eels top teams for years. In fact, Sanchez sits tied for first in Eels franchise in points, second in assists and alone in first for games played. Sanchez was a captain of the Eels for three seasons, and lead his team to the championship game twice.

The Program

Florida Eels have USPHL Premier and Elite Division Teams. The Premier Organization For College Placement. Eels Teams play in the USPHL: The United States Premier Hockey League has placed over 2400 players into NCAA College Hockey The Florida Eels have 210+ Alumni who advanced to college hockey. The Eels advanced 17 players to college hockey this season.The Florida Eels have 4 alumni who were drafted into NHL The Florida Eel share 2 alumni who advanced to the USA NTPD The Florida Eels have numerous players who advanced to the USHL USPHL QMJHL OHL BCHL NAHL and other Canadian Junior A Leagues.
The Eels have a direct Affiliation and relationship with the Islanders Hockey Club NCDC program. This emphasizes our player development advancement model.
During the season both teams compete in multiple USPHL Showcases throughout the season. ***NCAA College coaches in attendance Post season the Eels compete in 5 Spring and Summer Showcases: USPHL Spring, Pro Am NHL Pre Draft, USPHL Summer Showcase, Senior Chowder Cup and Junior Chowder Cup.

Training Facility and Off Ice Training

The Eels provide an unprecedented 600 Hours of training for our players during the season.We practice 5 days per week 40 weeks of the year Off ice training at the first class facility World Gym 44-55 game schedules. The training center offers Treadmills, Ellipticals, Stationary Bikes, Free Weights, Weight Machines, Stretch Machine, Satellite Radio, Flat Screen TVs, Concessions, Inline/Off-Ice Training.

Team Overview

Florida Eels recognized as one of the top programs by NCAA college Coaches and admissions, NHL personnel and Minor Pro Leagues Outstanding Billet accommodations and families Over 3,000 fans at home games past 5 seasons. Family style cooking at all away games.
We have a few spots open for key players. If you are a dedicated and determined young man who is willing to sacrifice all vices, and give 100% of your time to being the top player possible then call us today to see what possibilities maybe available to you.The Eels Program is all about player development. As you can see some programs say this but the Eels go beyond lip service. When you have approximately 20+ boys each year moving on to play college hockey it defines excellence. Indeed, we have over 165 alumni who have gone on to play at various levels of college hockey as well as 4 players that recently have been drafted into the NHL; Teddy Ruth, (Washington Capitals now with the Columbus Blue Jackets) RJ Boyd (Florida Panthers), Brad Peltz (Ottawa Senators) and Cam Darcy (Tampa Bay Lightning) and another 4 who were in attendance at NHL Prospects Camps: Malcolm Lyles (Florida Panthers), Cam Darcy (Ottawa Senators), Clay Witt (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Bennett Schneider (NY Islanders). The Eels also have had numerous alumni move on to the USHL, NAHL, and BCHL. Additionally the Eels have placed over 40 alumni in prestigious New England Prep schools.

Spring & Summer Showcase Tryout
USPHL & Pro AM Chowder Cup Showcase Dates

2018 Senior Chowder Cup
July 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th (Men’s Tournament held in two Divisions for players 17-20 years old)
Jr. A Elite Division – Players basically 18-20 years old (NO 1997 Birth Years allowed) 1998-2000
College Open Division – Players 17-19 years old (with some 16 year olds allowed) 1999-2001
NO 1998 Birth Years allowed in the College Open

USPHL Summer Showcase
July 13th, 14th, 15th, 2018
Players birth years (1998 through 2002)

Cost for Each Showcase $300.00

Billeting Information

The billeting concept is something of a hockey tradition, and is especially important at the junior level of hockey. It involves host families opening their homes to out-of-state players, and provides an opportunity for these young men to pursue the next step in their developing hockey careers. The billet program also allows individuals to complete high school educations, take college classes, and/or pursue part-time employment in the local community. Additional Information .

Consider me for a position on the Eels


Another Florida Eel Alumni Forward Tim Schaller signed a one-year, two way contract through the 2016-17 season worth an average annual value of $600,000 at the NHL level.
Tim Schiller played for NCAA Providence College from 2009-13, playing in 131 games and amassing 29 goals and 39 assists for 68 points with 161 penalty minutes.
Schaller, 25, completed his second NHL season with Buffalo in 2015-16

Theo Ruth-Washinton Capitals (Round 2 #46 overall 2007 Entry Draft)
R.J. Boyd-Florida Panthers (Round 7 #183 overall 2012 Entry Draft)
Brad Peltz-Ottawa Senators (Round 7 #190 overall 2009 Entry Draft)
Cam Darcy- Tampa Bay Lightning (Round 7 #185 overall 2014 Entry Draft)

Malcolm Lyles- Florida Panthers
Bennett Schneider- New York Islanders

Zachary Carriveau-Arizona Sundogs (CHL)
Robert Dowd-Belfast Giants (EIHL)
Michael Farn- Milton Keynes Lightning (EPL)
Matt Harrington-Cape Cod Bluefins (FHL)
Martin Lavrovs- Latvia National Team
Dean Moore-Fayetteville FireAntz (SPHL)
Craig Peacock-Belfast Giants (EIHL)

NCAA Commitments

Doss Allen- Worcestor State University (Div III)
Conner Annett- Stevenson University
Aaron Blaker- Franklin Pierce College
Lucas Blomquist- Colorado State University (Div III)
Stephen Bourque- Finlandia University (Div III)
Dan Boyd- Becker College (Div III)
Rich Boyd- University of New Hampshire (Div I)
Sam Boyd- University of Massachusetts- Boston
Kade Brannon- Bethel College
Michael Busconi- University of Southern New Hampshire
Jonathan Carlson- Buffalo State University
Mike Ciffeli-Castleton State (Div. III)
Joey Colatarci- Adrian College
Josh Delezenne- Westfield State University
Josh DeLoach-Nichols College (Div. III)
Andrew Douse-Plymouth State University (Div.III)
John Drummond- Post University
Kyle Gietzen- Babson College (Div.III)
Chad Goodwin-Salve Regina (Div.III)
Andrew Haber-Skidmore College (Div.III)
Dylan Kaufman- Post University (Div II)
Max Kirkwood- Worcester State University (Div III)
Jared Levine- Worcester State University
Cory Lignelli- Worcester State University (Div III)
David Limoges-Skidmore College (Div. III)
Malcolm Lyles-University of Massachusetts-Lowell (Div.1)
Vasili Malliaras- Finlandia University (Div III)
Tony Morrone-University of Maine (Div.1)
Kevin Murdock-Lake Supurier State (Div.1)
Theo Ruth-Notre Dame (Div.1)
Alex Sanchez- Westfield State University
Jari Sanders-Concordia University-Wisconsin (Div. III)
Frank Scarpaci-Concordia University (Div. III)
Matt Schneider- SUNY- Brockport
John Scorcia- Salve Regina University (Div.III)
Victor Sharonov- Utica College (Div III)
Joel Stevenson-Concordia University-Wisconsin (Div.III)
Shilo Vega- Worcester State University (Div III)
Michael Viera- Worcester State University (Div III)
Chris Weiland- Castleton State (Div. III)
Colin Whitt- Worcester State University
Michia Williams-Bentley University (Div. 1)
Clay Witt-Northeastern University (Div 1)
Garrett Wood- Worcester State University

Zack Carriveau – Columbus Junior Blue Jackets (USHL)
Mike Ciffeli Texas Tornados (NAHL)
Marc Howe – Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
Kevin Murdock- Lincoln Stars (USHL)
Mario Puskarich- Tri-City Storm (USHL)
Chris Rumble- Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
Clay Witt- Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)