Twice each year the Florida Eels Junior Team and Edison Prep School Seniors and juniors travel to New England on College Tours as part of their education experience and quest for college. These tours give players an opportunity to visit colleges and universities and meet with the admissions office, tour the campus, view classrooms and dorms, meet the ice hockey coaches and their players, attend practices and watch the hockey teams train and attend games to observe first hand the speed and level of these teams. Indeed, on numerous occasions, the coaches have invited our players to join them at their practices. The players generally attend 2-3 Div 1 and Div 3 NCAA games as well as ACHA games.
These tours help seniors and juniors get ready to attend college. During these visits we have had numerous players recruited by a number of Eastern Colleges and Junior A Programs, both from the USHL, NAHL, AJHL and the EJHL.
At the various games the area New England college coaches get to also see our players first hand show off their talents and skills This is a phenomenal event for all of the boys who play on the Eels, whether as juniors, Edison Prep School, or for our for midgets. Our Players often participate 2-3 years on this tour as they can garner so much information to help them make an intelligent and informed decision about their future college plans
The players and parents who have attended these tours have remarked that these visitations have been the height of their hockey experience. No other r forum provides the students and athletes with as much information as they obtain there. The students get to “kick the tires” if you will. The guys get to compare first hand from these visits what campus life is like, including the dorms, teachers and the food. Yes we do get to eat right on campus!
Be part of this very unique experience!
Bridgewater State College
University of New Hampshire
Worcester State College
Sacred Heart College
University of Maine
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Mass Dartmouth
Framingham State College
Fitchburg State College
Southern New Hampshire University
University of Southern Maine
New England College
University of New England
Massachusetts of Liberal Arts
Franklin Pierce College
Johnson and Wales University
University Of Rhode Island
Rhode Island College