USPHL Press Release:
Empire - Goaltender
Sam Coleman (Tampa Bay)
Sam had a tremendous weekend, making 90 saves on 93 shots in Tampa Bay’s sweep of the Florida Eels. He stopped 40 shots on Saturday, allowing only one goal, and followed that up with a 50-save performance on Sunday. The Brandon, FL, native boasts a .943 save percentage.
The Tampa Bay Elite saw their 7 game winning streak come to a screetching halt Saturday night as they lost to the Florida eels 8-3 in Fort Myers. Brandon Goudreau, Jared Goudreau and Ryan Odgers scored for Tampa in the loss.
On Sunday at home Tampa came out and played their most complete game of the season. Led By goaltender Michael Krch, who was pulled Saturday, Tampa came out strong out shooting the Eels 13-7 in the first. Even though the score was 0-0 after one Tampa continued its effort in the second again outshooting the Eels 17-6.
Tampa's hard work paid off with a couple of power plays. Jared Goudreau scored both power play goals in the period giving Tampa a 2-0 lead going into the 3rd.
In the 3rd the Eels came out strong but couldn't get anything by Krch who also stopped a breakaway. Brandon Goudreau scored midway through the period on another power play giving Tampa a 3-0 lead. Krch made 20 saves in the 3rd for the shutout and Tampa's Power Play went 3 for 4.
Next up: Home vs Palm Beach
Saturday 11/1 8:00 pm Sunday 11/2 12:15 pm
The Tampa Empire team swept the Florida Eels this weekend behind the solid goaltending of Sam Coleman. Coleman made 40 saves Saturday night as Tampa defeated the Eels 3-1. Tampa came out strong scoring 3 goals in the first period.
Max Mulholland opened the scoring just 1:29 into the game with a nice feed from Justin Kilker. Tyler Campsano scored less than 4 minutes later for a 2-0 lead and Josh Basso scored less than 2 minutes after that to finish the scoring.
On Sunday it took some late heroics some big saves from Coleman for a 3-2 victory. The Eels jumped to a 2-0 lead after the 1st. In the 2nd Alex Trendall scored his 1st goal of the year to cut the lead in Half.
With time running down Raven Woodring scored the tying goal at the 18:28 mark of the 3rd period. Just 55 seconds later Michael Demiceli scored the game winner for Tampa.
With the sweep Tampa moved into 1st place in the southern division.
Next up: Home next Saturday 11/1 5:15pm and
Sunday 11/2 9:30 am vs Palm Beach