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    JEB Faces Off at Labor Day Tournaments

    By JEB Staff 09/08/2023, 10:45pm EDT

    Sarah Sanchez Joins JEB as Power Skating Coach

    By JEB Staff 08/07/2023, 8:00pm EDT

    JEB 2023-24 Season Begins August 14th

    By JEB Staff 08/05/2023, 7:15pm EDT

    12U & 14U Spring Teams Clinch Memorial Day Championships

    By JEB Staff 05/29/2023, 7:00pm EDT

    Spiller/Vesce to Lead 10U A1 Team

    By Hockey Director 05/02/2023, 4:00pm EDT

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    Meet the Junior Everblades Director of Hockey

    Tony Lessel

    Born and raised in St. Louis, MO  Tony enters his sixth season as Director of Hockey for the Jr. Everblades and the eighth 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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    Tony Lessel

    Director of Hockey

    Phone: 239-948-7825 ext. 1303