More Hockey for Florida
Florida already has the NHL and ECHL, and they’re attempting to at least host a Frozen Four, even if they won’t be sending any teams to it.
However, who would have thought that juniors hockey is doing well in Florida?
Organizers of the four-team league (Oldsmar, Ellenton Eels, Space Coast Hurricanes and Palm Beach Ice Hawks) plan to add two expansion teams for next season.
I’m sure it doesn’t have the talent level of the northern US juniors leagues yet, and we won’t bother comparing it to the big three in Canada, but solid growth in a juniors program since the NHL expanded into the state is a real sign of success for the sport, even if the teams themselves have faltered at times.
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