This is the Florida Eels’ 14th college commitment this season. The commitment raises the Eels advancement to of its players to 225. Now that is impressive. Rajhan 6’3” 180 pounds is from Turks and Cacaos He is a 4-year veteran with the Eels program. He came to the Eels from a true “Non-Traditional Market.
Rajhan is a perfect example of the Eels player development model. He started on the Eels Midget team moved up to the Empire squad, then the USP3, the Elite team and last season he advanced to the Premier level.
Munnings had several college options both in the Midwest and the Northeast so it was a difficult decision to make. He took painstaking time to discern the right fit for him. Thomas College is located in Maine and perfectly fit that bill 100%. It is well know Nationally for its exceptional Business program; that is what Rajhan wants to major in. It is a small New England College and Rajhan likes the atmosphere and individual approach to Thomas College.
Rajhan is very excited to be playing for Head Coach Jeff Ross and assistant coaches Joey Waraskevich and Brian Westella. Coach Waraskevich has seen Rajhan play at the USPHL Nationals and several other showcases and loves what he sees. Rajhan is a very offensive minded individual with great vision, good puck control and has a high hockey IQ, and will lend a true spark to the Thomas College Terriers. They love the way he moves the puck up the ice and jumps in on the play. He is a consummate threat on the blueline commented coach Waraskevich.
Premier Head Coach Frank Scarpaci commented that Rajhan has the strong will to win. Coach Scarpaci personally mentored Rajhan over the 4 years in the Eels program. Rajhan is a true leader and has served as assistant captain for the Eels. He makes a nice first pass out in the D zone and plays the modern style of defense in jumping in the play and supporting the rush. He is smart though, and won’t get you in trouble. He is an extremely dedicated and determined player. He loves to score and pushes every player to ignite and fire up the guns. As all Eels know, however, DEFENSE FIRST. He will do anything humanly possible to deny the opposing team’s offense. His enthusiasm and attitude is contagious echoes Coach Scarpaci.
General Manager Frank Scarpaci says Rajhan is a high character young man. He is very loyal to the Eels. He has been unwavering to the Eels program and his advancement is a testament to the fruits of his efforts. Great team guy. Rajhan was a great mentor to many of the younger guys on the team. He led by example often shooting 100+ pucks per day to improve and elevate his game. Rajhan also worked 20-30 hours per week while playing juniors. This effort shows his willingness to lay everything on the line to play for the Eels and make his team #1. He will undoubtedly become a terrific student and citizen at Thomas College. .
Rajhan is a young man we are very proud to have had as an Eel. He comes from supportive parents, his dad sadly past away last year, his mom, Paula has made enormous sacrifices for her son to realize his dream of advancing to college and play college hockey. His accomplishments of reaching the Next Level is not easy. If it were everyone would achieve that goal. Rajhan was a very determined and dedicated young man who had one goal: that was to play college hockey. Congrats Rajhan you made it. Rajhan is another great success story of the Eels and we wish him the best in his endeavors playing college hockey and studying at Thomas College in Maine.