Germain Arena is not only home to the ECHL Everblades, the Lady Everblades or the Junior B Jr. Blades, but it is also home to the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Eagles. FGCU has two club Hockey teams that play in the Division II & Division III levels of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). FGCU is a 12 year-old University, built on everglades reserves and populating over 10,000 students with just as much wildlife. FGCU Ice Hockey is in its 7th year and has made consecutive appearances at Regionals, Nationals and will continue to do so throughout the years.
With a new team in town, comes their Blogger, me. My name is Jamie N. Flatley and I am a senior at FGCU. I am an Elementary Education and I LOVE Hockey. I do not have the skills to skate, Id prefer running up and down a field with a Lacrosse stick in hand, but I met several members of the team as a freshman and have been hooked ever since. This is my 3rd year as the Director of Game Day Operations and Co-Director of Volunteers for the program and last March I had the honor of Co-Directing the ACHA D3 National Tournament that took place right here in Estero, FL.
The D2 and D3 Eagles are looking forward to an exciting year with lots of new talent, and most of the old. Last year, the D2 team said good-bye to seven starting Seniors and one of them was welcomed to the American Hockey League (AHL) Deal. Eagles Alumni Mike Sellitto signed an entry level contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. We wish him the best of luck and cannot wait to see him in the Pros!
For rosters, schedules and news updates, please check out the FGCU Hockey Website: and their Facebook Fan Page:
Until next time, be loud, be proud & GO EAGLES!
Photo courtesy of: FGCU Ice Hockey