Florida Eels Elite Captain Sean Doyle Commits to Concordia University ACHA Division II
The Florida Eels are proud to announce that Sean Doyle has committed to Concordia University Wisconsin and will be playing for its ACHA Division II hockey program. Sean is the Eels 8th college commitment for this season. In fact, Sean Doyle is the Florida Eels 5th Florida Eel player to attend CUW and play for its ice hockey program. Eels alumni include Jari Sanders (former Captain of the Falcons), Joel Stevenson and Eels Premier team head coach Frankie Scarpaci all played for CUW NCAA Division 3 Falcons. Vyctoria Smith currently plays for CUW’s women’s team.
Doyle is a native of Naples Florida. Sean has been an Eels his entire playing career. He played his youth hockey right here in Ft Myers at the Ft Myers Skatium as a peewee bantam and midget. He is an excellent example of Florida Eels player development model. He is a gifted athlete who plays multiple sports including lacrosse. Sean was elected team Captain of the Eels Elite team this season by his peers and coaches. He showed strong leadership skills both on and off the ice. General Manager Frank Scarpaci noted that he counted on Doyle to be his right-hand guy in a myriad of responsibilities including organizing team meetings, setting up team video analysis sessions, and assisting with the Hockey/Fast Hockey operations of weekly broadcasting of Premier and Elite games. He will for sure be missed next season.
SCOUTING REPORT From Head Coach of the Premier Team Frankie Scarpaci:
Sean Doyle is a solid defenseman. He is 5’09’ 180 pounds. Shoots left. Sean was leader on our Defensive-core. Sean is a very talented multi-sport athlete, which transitions nicely on the ice. You can see this from his movement on the ice. – an example of a true athlete. Sean has good vision and good hockey sense. He makes clean smart veteran first passes out. He battles extremely hard in front of the net and along the boards wearing down opposing forwards. He is smart and protects the defensive zone first. Very good in all 3 zones. Outstanding one-on-one and very good gap on zone entries. He has a very hard shot from the point. Solid on special teams both power play and penalty kill. Very knowledgeable of the game and makes a strong captain in communicating and advocating with the officials.
General Manager Scarpaci comments, “Doyle has a very strong work ethic. He is one of the most dedicated and determined young men on our Elite team this season. To improve his game, he stayed an extra 1 ½ hours each day shooting 150 pucks. He volunteered as a coach in the rink’s house rec league giving back to the game and you can see how these extra things enhanced the knowledge of the game and his abilities on the ice. He is an impassioned young man. Strong will to win. He also worked part time 20+ hours per week while also attending college part time throughout the season.
This is a high character young man echoes GM Scarpaci, who has strong integrity and this will follow him into college. He is extremely excited about the opportunities ahead of him at CUW. In addition to his passion in playing ice hockey, Sean is a gifted artist and plans to pursue a career in art, art design and drawing and its related profession. You can readily see the passion flowing in his eyes when he discusses his path, He comes from extremely supportive parents Jeff and Misty Doyle who have made enormous sacrifices to enable their son Sean to realize and fulfil his dream of attending college and advancing to play college hockey. The Doyle’s were also one of our key families who stepped up this season when Hurricane IRMA pounded Southwest Florida and displaced many of our billeted hockey players. They opened their home and family as shelter and provided the comfort of a home and food and safety to ½ dozen young men; their unselfish generosity will never be forgotten and speaks volumes towards the character and morals of Sean’s upbringing.
We wish Sean Doyle the very best in college.