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    Coaches Corner

    Meet the Junior Everblades Director of Hockey

    Tony Lessel

    Born and raised in St. Louis, MO  Tony enters his fourth season as Director of Hockey for the Jr. Everblades and the sixth year for Hertz Arena. Tony played youth hockey with the Chesterfield Falcons leading to tier 1 for the Jr. Blues and attending Chaminade College Prep. in St. Louis.

    Since arriving in Florida in 2008 with a degree in Sport Management, Tony began working with the Florida Panthers in an entry-level sales position. From there he worked his way through the organization.  Within a couple of years, he was running the youth and adult travel/recreation programs out of Panthers Ice Den. Now with the Hertz Arena and the Jr. Everblades, Tony has grown both programs year after year with an emphasis on structure, development, and fun!

    A USA Hockey Level 4 coach, Tony has coached numerous state championship teams of all levels over the years and worked with USA Hockey’s player development camps locally. He prides himself on development at the grassroots levels to ensure the stability of this great game in Florida for the future and has been recognized numerous times by USA Hockey for such achievements. Tony looks forward to raising many more championship banners once again this year for the Jr. Everblades.


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    Ken Schinkel Charitable Scholarship Fund

    2020-21 JEB Commemorative Book Fundraising - Now Open

    Welcome to the Jr. Everblades 2020-21 season! 

    The JEB Commemorative Book Ad fundraiser begins.  This is an excellent way to help with your tuition for travel hockey.  

    As we all know, the actual cost of hockey can be substantial and every little bit helps to lower that cost for you.  The ads that appear in our annual JEB book are sold by families, team members, and friends.  For each ad sold, 50% of the ad price* is reimbursed in the form of a check at the end of the ad campaign.  In the past, we have had players pay their entire tuition by selling ads.  You also have that opportunity.

    You can download the ad commitment form by clicking the link below.

    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Paul Zadach,  Ad Program Coordinator,, 239-288-3250.

    We have the greatest hockey families on the planet! Let's make this the best JEB Commemorative Book ever!  

    *Less artwork set up charge for large dasherboards and banners (when available).

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    Tony Lessel

    Director of Hockey

    Phone: 239-948-7825 ext. 1303