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EHL Weekly Preview - February 22nd through 26th

02/22/2017, 7:00am EST
By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media

Little Flyers Look to Clinch Regular Season Title

BOSTON, MA -- The number is 68, that's all that's left in the regular season. Starting this afternoon at 1:00pm, only 68 games combined between the Premier and 19U Elite Divisions remain until the EHL playoffs.

The spotlight is on the Philadelphia Little Flyers, who are just two points away from clinching their 3rd straight Regular Season Championship. Philadelphia currently has a four-point lead on the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers with six games remaining on the schedule. The Jr. Flyers have three games left in their regular season, and they would have to win out and get some help in order to pass their cross-town rival.

Follow the EHL on social media as the playoff picture begins to take shape -- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Catch all the action live on HockeyTV.

Here is the information for this week's featured games:

Premier Game of the Week
Saturday, February 25th at 3:30pm
Philadelphia Little Flyers vs. Walpole Express - Ice Works Complex

If the Little Flyers don't knock off the Philadelphia Revolution on Wednesday, their next chance at clinching comes against a playoff opponent from last season. Philadelphia got by Walpole is last year's EHL Semi-Finals and knocked them off by the score of 2-1 at this year's Columbus Day Showcase. Are these two teams destined for another playoff showdown?

19U Elite Game of the Week
Saturday, February 25th at 6:45pm
New England Wolves vs. Boston Jr. Rangers - Laconia Ice Arena

This game is long overdue as a pair of snowstorms pushed back a "Game For Max." Maxwell Gagnon was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia type B, or leukemia ALL, this past summer. As Max continues to battle, he will spend the pre-game with the Wolves Elite team; watching the warmups from the players bench and serving as Honorary Captain. For more info on Max and the benefit game this weekend, click here.

19U ELITE ::: EHL 3 STARS OF THE WEEK (2/15 TO 2/21)

02/21/2017, 4:00pm EST
By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media

Emoff, Roy, and O'Toole Named 3 Stars of the Week

BOSTON, MA -- Another week in the books, and now only 15 days stand between us and the EHL Playoffs. This past week featured 13 of the 15 teams in action, and plenty of worthy candidates for our weekly honors.

We're pleased to announce that Mason Emoff (Vermont Lumberjacks), Eric Roy (Vermont Lumberjacks), and Bryan O'Toole (Boston Jr. Rangers) have been named the EHL Stars of the Week.

Also, this week's 19U Elite Team of the Week is the Vermont Lumberjacks, with an Honorable Mention award going out to Joshua George (New England Wolves).

Follow the EHL all season long on social media -- Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - YouTube, and watch every game live through HockeyTV.

Our next Premier Stars of the Week will be announced on Monday, February 27th at 10:00am.

Our next 19U Elite Stars of the Week will be announced on Monday, February 27th at 3:00pm.

Starting this week, the EHL will be releasing three commitments per day every weekend through the end of the season. Check back this weekend, (February 24th to 26th), to see where the latest EHL players are heading this Fall.

PREMIER ::: EHL 3 STARS OF THE WEEK (2/15 TO 2/20)

02/20/2017, 4:00pm EST
By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media

Kuziak, Vail, and Lloyd Named 3 Stars of the Week

BOSTON, MA -- That does it for another full week of action that included all 17 Premier Division teams. The Eastern Hockey League's top division is in final stretch mode, with just 35 games remaining between now and the last day of the regular season (March 5th). With a full group of teams hitting the ice, this past week brought us plenty of worthy candidates for our weekly honors.

We're pleased to announce that Dom Kuziak (Vermont Lumberjacks), Mac Vail (Philadelphia Jr. Flyers), and Brenden Lloyd (East Coast Wizards) have been named the EHL Stars of the Week.

Also, this week's Premier Team of the Week is the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers, with Honorable Mention awards going to Derek Neal (New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs), Hunter Chaisson (East Coast Wizards), and Keegan Davis (Connecticut Oilers).

Follow the EHL all season long on social media -- Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - YouTube, and watch every game live through HockeyTV.


Tomorrow at 4:00pm, we release the next edition of the 19U Elite Stars of the Week.

Our next Premier Stars of the Week will be announced on Monday, February 27th at 10:00am.

Starting this week, the EHL will be releasing three commitments per day every weekend through the end of the season. Check back this weekend, (February 24th to 26th), to see where the latest EHL players are heading this Fall.

Karbler Commits to Trine University

02/19/2017, 12:00pm EST
By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media

Little Flyers Forward Set to Join Thunder in the Fall of 2017

ASTON, PA -- Christian Karbler, a forward for the Philadelphia Little Flyers, has committed to Trine University for the Fall of 2017. Karbler is in his second season with the Little Flyers, and to date, has 50 points in 88 total games for Philadelphia. Those numbers also include six game-winning goals over the past two seasons.

“I’m very proud of Christian for really persevering through his first season with us where he was pushed into a little different role then what he was used to," said Little Flyers head coach Rocky Russo. "Christian was always a top six forward playing through high school, prior to joining us, and he took on more of a checking role last season.  He came back to us with big expectations and he has made a big impact for our team this season.  The line he’s played on all season with Peter [Hatton] and Alex [Peterson] has been very reliable for us and a major reason for our successes. I think Christian is a great addition to the new program at Trine University and I know Coach Todd is excited to have Christian join them as they build that program from the ground up.”

Trine University, located in Angola, Indiana will begin its inaugural season at the NCAA Division III level in the fall of 2017 competing in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA). Karbler is excited about the opportunity to help build a new program.

“I’d like to thank Coach Russo, Coach Lewis, and everyone involved with the Philadelphia Little Flyers Organization," said Karbler. "I’d especially like to thank Mr. Giacobbo for making everything possible for us here. I’d also like to thank my parents and family for everything they’ve done for me along the way, my friends for supporting me and all of the great teammates I’ve had throughout the years.  Lastly I’d like to thank all of my past coaches for pushing me to do better and all my opponents throughout the years for pushing me as well.  I’m really excited to attend Trine; it’s a really exciting time for the school to have a Division III program. This is a great opportunity for me and I’m really looking forward to playing for Coach Todd and Coach Mayas."

The Little Flyers are closing in on the #1 seed in the postseason, and will have another shot a locking things up when they travel to take on the Philadelphia Revolution this upcoming Wednesday.

Read the full commitment story on the official website on the Philadelphia Little Flyers, and check out the full list of 2017 NCAA Commitments.

2017-18 League Expansion

02/18/2017, 7:00am EST
By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media

EHL Announces New Teams for Next Season

BOSTON, MA -- The Eastern Hockey League (EHL) is pleased to announce the USA Hockey Junior Council has approved 13 new teams for the 2017-18 season. With the addition of these new teams, EHL membership may be 45 teams next season.

The EHL is currently comprised of the following members:

  • Boston Bandits
  • Boston Jr. Rangers
  • Brewster Bulldogs
  • Connecticut Nighthawks
  • Connecticut Oilers
  • East Coast Wizards
  • Hartford Jr. Wolfpack
  • Lehigh Valley Jr. Rebels
  • New England Wolves
  • New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs
  • New Jersey Rockets
  • New York Applecore
  • Northern Cyclones
  • Philadelphia Jr. Flyers
  • Philadelphia Little Flyers
  • Philadelphia Revolution
  • Valley Jr. Warriors
  • Vermont Lumberjacks
  • Walpole Express

All members of the EHL welcome the following new organizations for 2017-18 season:

  • Cape Cod Athletics
  • Central Penn Panthers
  • Connecticut Hawks
  • Jersey Wildcats
  • Long Island Royals
  • Metro Fighting Moose
  • New Hampshire Avalanche
  • New Jersey 87s
  • New Jersey Renegades
  • New York Bobcats
  • Wilkes/Barre Scranton Knights

The EHL is committed to developing and producing student-athletes with aspirations of advancing to collegiate and/or professional hockey. The expansion of the EHL will only increase the league's ability to fulfill its mission statement - College. Hockey. Advancement.

Follow the EHL on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and watch every game live through HockeyTV.

2017-18 Internship Program

02/16/2017, 12:00pm EST
By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media

EHL Teams Seeking Interns for Next Season

BOSTON, MA -- The Eastern Hockey League is pleased to announce our new internship program for the 2017-18 season. Below you will find all of the teams interested in intern assistance, beginning this Fall.

Interested applicants should E-Mail Neil Ravin, the Director of PR & Social Media for the Eastern Hockey League.

Applications will only be accepted with the submission of a Resume and Cover Letter. In your Cover Letter, please indicate which team you're interested in interning for.

COMPENSATION -- The compensation for interns will be dependent upon the teams they are working for, and if course credits will be earned during the internship. (Example - Credits for 1st half, Payment for 2nd half)

LEAGUE SHOWCASES -- The league will bring 2 to 3 interns to each of next season's showcases, for public relations/media assistance.

EHL Weekly Preview - February 15th through 21st

02/15/2017, 7:00am EST
By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media

Rangers and Jr. Flyers Face-Off in the Game of the Week

BOSTON, MA -- The snow has come and passed, hopefully. The Eastern Hockey League is set for another jam-packed week of action, with 30 of the 32 teams hitting the ice. Be sure to check out the full schedule of games below.

Premier Game of the Week
Saturday, February 18th at 8:05pm
Philadelphia Jr. Flyers vs. Boston Jr. Rangers - Breakaway Ice Center

The Jr. Flyers and Rangers wrap up their season series this Saturday night in Tewksbury. Philadelphia won the first matchup 5-3, and they begin the week as one of the hottest teams in the EHL. The Jr. Flyers lead the league in wins dating back to the start of December.

19U Elite Game of the Week
Saturday, February 18th at 5:30pm
Vermont Lumberjacks vs. Boston Bandits - Bridgewater Ice Arena

Despite the timing of the matchup, the Lumberjacks and Bandits face-off for just the first time this season on Saturday night. Representing 1st and 2nd place in the North Conference, each team is battling for a first round bye in the playoffs. Game #2 of the weekend set is scheduled for 11:00am on Sunday.

19U ELITE ::: EHL 3 STARS OF THE WEEK (2/8 TO 2/13)

02/14/2017, 4:00pm EST
By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media

Shengulette, Palker, and Henderson Named 3 Stars of the Week

BOSTON, MA -- Another week behind us, as we continue to move towards the 2017 EHL Playoffs. This past week featured 14 of the 15 Elite Division teams in action, and plenty of worthy candidates for our weekly honors.

We're pleased to announce that Russell Shengulette (Northern Cyclones), Asa Palker (New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs), and Alex Henderson (Hartford Jr. Wolpack) have been named the EHL Stars of the Week.

Also, this week's 19U Elite Team of the Week is the Vermont Lumberjacks, with an Honorable Mention going out to their goaltender, Eric Roy.

Follow the EHL all season long on social media -- Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - YouTube, and watch every game live through HockeyTV.

Our next Premier Stars of the Week will be announced on Monday, February 20th at 4:00pm.

Our next 19U Elite Stars of the Week will be announced on Tuesday, February 21st at 4:00pm.

PREMIER ::: EHL 3 STARS OF THE WEEK (2/8 TO 2/13)

02/13/2017, 4:00pm EST
By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media

Manning, Vail, and Visnick Named 3 Stars of the Week

BOSTON, MA -- The battle for playoff positioning is heating up in both the North Conference and the South Conference. This was in full effect this past week, along with a pair of winter storms that drove up the east coast. It was busy six days in the Premier Division, and with all 17 teams in action, there were plenty of worthy candidates for our weekly honors.

We're pleased to announce that Matthew Manning (Philadelphia Jr. Flyers), Mac Vail (Philadelphia Jr. Flyers), and Shane Visnick (Hartford Jr. Wolfpack) have been named the EHL Stars of the Week.

Also, this week's Premier Team of the Week is the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers, with Honorable Mention awards going to Johnny Andrews (Boston Jr. Rangers), Richard McCartney (Philadelphia Revolution), and Bryce Witman (Philadelphia Revolution).

Follow the EHL all season long on social media -- Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - YouTube, and watch every game live through HockeyTV.

Tomorrow at 4:00pm, we release the next edition of the 19U Elite Stars of the Week.

Our next Premier Stars of the Week will be announced on Monday, February 20th at 4:00pm.

Happy Commits to Plymouth State

02/12/2017, 7:00am EST
By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media

Oilers Defenseman Set to Join Panthers in the Fall of 2017

NORWALK, CT -- Marc Happy, a defenseman for the Connecticut Oilers, has committed to Plymouth State for the Fall of 2017. In his 3rd season with the Oilers, Happy continues to show off his scoring touch from the point, racking up a team-leading 35 points so far this year.

"Looking back on my first year with the team, I really learned how to play defense through watching the veterans, doing video sessions, and having head coach Eric Lind and associate head coach Steven Brown help me out with technical work like pivots and escapes, etc.,” said Happy. "For my second year, I set out with the goal to improve my offensive game. I started joining the rushes more and working my way in from the point to be an option back door. The Oilers have helped me tremendously over the years. I’ve been here for skill development mostly. My progression has been unbelievable since coming to the Oilers and the game has gotten much easier to make plays just by fixing technical problems with the help of my coaches.”

Last year's Defenseman of the Year in the EHL, is making a case for himself again this season, as he currently ranks #1 overall in the league for defensive scoring.

Read the full commitment story on the official website on the Connecticut Oilers, and check out the full list of 2017 NCAA Commitments.

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