This season the Eels will be hosting a 28-day pre season training camp for its Premier and Elite players.
In years past the Eels had set the benchmark with an envious 21-day pre season session. But GM Frank Scarpaci has raised the bar this year as he wants to get his players and teams “November ready” when the season starts. Twenty-Eight days is what you would find at the Tier I and Tier II level.
Frankie Scarpaci ,Eels Premier Coach, is a firm believer in training. He wants to ensure that his players are receiving rich quality time to develop and enhance their skill set. He notes, “All to often in Junior hockey, teams have very limited time to prepare their players for the season. With 28 days we can afford to spend significant time working on the little things that make the difference.”
For the first 2 weeks the players will have up to 3+ hours of ice each day to accomplish these ends. Additionally the players will be doing hockey specific strength and conditioning training at their world-class facility - World Gym. The team will also be conducting a number of scrimmages to help set the teams amongst its players. In fact, 15 of the Eels players have already been training over the Spring and Summer as a “Pre Pre Season” session. "It is incredible the commitment and determination be echoed and presented by his junior players", comments Coach Scarpaci.
GM Scarpaci notes that our recruits include top players from many outstanding midget programs as well as many veterans from across USA, Canada and Europe who are looking to take advantage of the Eels very successful college placement of its players. We have several players who hail from Canada, Europe and as far west as Australia. Moreover, this year we have 7 players who came from very prestigious prep schools and academies. We can't wait for all of them to arrive to begin this upcoming season.