The Barracudas participated in the Florida State Championships in two divisions, Mite & Pee Wee.
The MITES entered the SAHOF Tournament and were assigned to the Mite Collegian Division at Palm Beach Ice Works.
They opened the Tourney Friday evening with a 3-1 victory over the Florida Jr Panthers and followed up Saturday Morning with a 4-2 victory against the Palm Beach Breakers. Later on Saturday the Barracudas dropped their contest to the Orlando Jr Knights 5-2. On Sunday morning they had a tough 8-5 loss to the Brandon Jr Bulls. The Mites had a great season, and finished with a very solid 2-2 weekend at the State Championships.
The Barracuda PEE WEE’S qualified for SAHOF via their impressive 3rd place finish in the CFHL. They traveled to Germain Arena in Estero, Florida for their State Championships.
Friday evening started with a loss to a great goaltending performance from the Palm Beach Blackhawks as Palm Beach was able to outscore Jacksonville 2-1 in the opener. On Saturday Morning the Cudas faced CFHL rivals, the Florida Jr Everblades Green, The Eblades and Cudas were 1-1-1 throughout the season. In this game is was the Cudas defense that shut down the Blades and the Cudas skated away with a 2-0 victory. In game 3 on Saturday evening the Cudas would do battle with I95 rivals the Volusia Jr Bolts. It was a great hockey game that went to the wire. The Bolts were undefeated and the Cudas were 1-1, and figured they needed a Regulation win to advance to the Semi’s. With the score tied at 2, the Cudas pulled the goalie trying to earn their way into the final round. After a flurry of Cuda shots; with :07 seconds remaining the Bolts scored from deep in their own zone on the empty net to end the game 3-2. Eventually the Bolts went on to win the title after a 9-0 Semi Victory and an 8-1 Championship victory over the Raiders. The Cuda Pee Wee’s completed a great season with a final overall record of 25-13-5.