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Gutting Finds Success through Teammates and Coaches

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/22/2018, 12:00pm EST

EHL Alum Making Great Strides in Sophomore Season

MANCHESTER, NH -- Kurt Gutting, an alum of the New England Wolves, is enjoying solid sophomore campaign at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). After dropping his only start last season, the '96 netminder owns a record of 6-2-1 this year to go along with a 2.11 GAA and .941 save percentage. Earlier this season, Gutting won three straight starts while stopping a combined 98 out of 104 total shots that he faced.

“It’s been a good year for me, numbers-wise,” said Gutting, referring to his performance this season. “I’m pretty happy with where I’m at and I’m pretty happy with where the team’s at, too. We’re currently in the final playoff spot so the team is doing great and I’m really happy about that.” [Quote from The Penmen Press]

Read the full story, written by Catherine Lachance on the official website of The Penmen Press.

EHL Weekly Preview

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/21/2018, 9:00am EST

Wolves and Warriors Face-Off in Crucial North Conference Matchup

BOSTON, MA -- We're down to the final two weeks in the regular season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), and 32 games remain on the schedule. The week ahead includes 15 matchups through Monday, starting this afternoon at 12:00pm.

EHL GAME OF THE WEEK
Valley Jr. Warriors vs. New England Wolves
Saturday, February 24th - 6:30pm (Merrill Fay Arena)

It’s a battle for the #6 seed, and the final playoff spot in the North Conference. The Wolves begin the week with the lead, and hold the tiebreakers over both teams chasing them in the standings (Warriors and Total Athletics Seahawks). Saturday’s matchup could very likely determine who’s in and who’s out in the postseason. The Wolves have controlled the season series with the Warriors, as they go into this matchup with a record of 4-1-0 in five games against their division rival.

Below you can follow the box scores for all 15 games this week. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released on Monday, February 26th at 4:00pm. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.

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TSR Hockey Stars of the Week #24

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/20/2018, 9:00am EST

McPherson, Boyce, and Thelvén Earn EHL Weekly Honors

BOSTON, MA -- We're down to the final 32 games of the regular season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). This past week featured a huge slate of games, and plenty of intriguing matchups. As is always the case, with lots of action came plenty of worthy candidates for our weekly honors.

The EHL is pleased to announce that Mike McPherson (Boston Jr. Rangers), Connor Boyce (Connecticut RoughRiders), and Jeremy Thelvén (Connecticut RoughRiders) have been named the TSR Hockey Stars of the Week.

The second to last week of the regular season features 15 more games from Wednesday to Monday. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released on Monday, February 26th at 4:00pm. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.

Dangueuger Commits to Western New England

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/19/2018, 3:00pm EST

Rangers Captain Joining Golden Bears this Fall

TEWKSBURY, MA -- Damien Dangueuger, a defenseman for the Boston Jr. Rangers, has committed to Western New England for the Fall of 2018. Dangueuger has been with the Rangers since the start of the 2015-16 season. The native of France spent that season and the first half of last year with the Rangers' Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) team, and since then has been a key figure on the blue line for the Rangers' EHL team. The captain has 23 points in 46 games so far this year.

"Damien came to us three years ago and played on our Premier team," said Rangers head coach and general manager Rich DeCaprio. "He’s the pure example of climbing the ladder of development. He went from being a depth D on our EHLP team, to the captain of our EHL team, and now will continue his development playing college hockey at a great school. His work ethic and leadership qualities are top notch. We are very happy for him."

DeCaprio talked about the development of his leader over the past few seasons, and that also includes representing his country at the World Junior Championships. The veteran defenseman took some time to reflect on his decision and thank all of those who helped him along the way.

“I am very excited to attend Western New England University next Fall," said Dangueuger. "I want to thank my family, Coach DeCaprio, Coach Blair, and my teammates who helped me grow into the person and player that I am. I’ve been with the Rangers for the past three years and I couldn’t have been any happier. I'm looking forward to being a part of the Golden Bears family for the next four years! Go Golden Bears!”

Learn more about the Boston Jr. Rangers on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.

The #Eshow Playoff Update

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/19/2018, 12:00pm EST

33 Games Left, and Still Plenty to be Determined

BOSTON, MA -- This season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) only six of the eight teams in each respective conference will earn a ticket into the EHL Playoffs. In the North Conference, First Round byes will be given out to the winners of the New England Division and the Boston Division. For the South Conference, the Regular Season Champions of the Central Division and the Mid-Atlantic Division will also earn the extra rest in the First Round.

Below you'll find a breakdown of the races unfolding in each conference. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released tomorrow at 9:00am. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.

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Ellerton Commits to Castleton University

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/18/2018, 12:00pm EST

Seahawks Defenseman Set to Join Spartans this Fall

HYANNIS, MA -- Cory Ellerton, a defenseman for the Total Athletics Seahawks, has committed to Castleton University for the Fall of 2018. The '97 is in his first season in the EHL, and has 13 points in 39 total games to date.

"Cory is a big, smooth-skating defenseman that has a great compete level and sense of accountability," said Seahawks head coach and general manager Bill Zaniboni. "He has dedicated a lot of hours to the community since moving to Cape Cod, in elementary schools and youth practices. We are very excited for Cory and his family on the next step toward an education and hockey career."

Ellerton has been a leader for his team on the blue line, playing the highest number of minutes each and every night. The Canadian took some time to reflect on the past year, and thank all of those who helped him along the way.

"I'm proud to announce my commitment to play college hockey at Castleton University," said Ellerton. "First of all I'd like to thank my parents and brother for supporting me and pushing me to be the person I am today. Second off I'd like to thank my previous coaches for pushing me to be the player I am today. I would also like to thank everyone that have supported me throughout my career. I look forward to being a student athlete at Castleton University for the next four years, GO SPARTANS!"

Learn more about the Total Athletics Seahawks on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.

Galvin Commits to Wilkes University

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/18/2018, 9:00am EST

Little Flyers Forward Set to Join New Program this Fall

ASTON, PA -- Ryan Galvin, a forward for the Philadelphia Little Flyers, has committed to Wilkes University for the Fall of 2018. The '97 is in his first season in the EHL, and has tallied 38 points in 44 games to date.

“Our staff is very proud of Ryan for committing to Wilkes University,” said Little Flyers head coach and general manager George Lewis. “Ryan came to us this season with an abundance of experience and has gone above and beyond our expectations. He has played in every situation for us this season and has succeeded in all of them.”

Wilkes University is located in Wilkes-Barre, PA and they will kick-off their inaugural season at the Division III level this Fall. The Colonels are set to join the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC), and Galvin is looking forward to being a part of the foundation of the program.

“I'm really excited to commit to Wilkes University to continue my academic and hockey career," said Galvin. "I want to thank Coach Riley for giving me this great opportunity; I can't wait to be a part of the new program and join the Colonel community. I'd like to thank my parents for supporting me all my life and giving me every opportunity to keep playing hockey. I'd like to thank all my coaches who have helped me get to this point including Coach St. Jacques in Atlanta, Coach Warde and Coach Moore at Bridgton Academy.  Lastly, I want to especially thank Coach Lewis, Coach Narrigan, Coach Catron, The Giacobbo Family, and the entire Little Flyers organization for giving me the opportunity to play here. This season with the Little Flyers has really helped me develop as player and as a person. I look forward to getting on campus in September and becoming a Colonel.”

Galvin and the Little Flyers will wrap-up the regular season at home with two games next weekend against the New York Bobcats Royals and another pair of games the following weekend against the Connecticut RoughRiders.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Little Flyers on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.

Wizards Spotlight: Panzeca, Schuett, and Pitser

By Cam Brochu - EHL Intern 02/17/2018, 9:00am EST

Top Forward Unit Leading EHL Team Towards the Postseason

BEDFORD, MA -- The East Coast Wizards' top line consisting of Devin Panzeca, Dylan Schuett, and Trent Pitser has been a big part of the team’s success this season. The three forwards are ranked one, two, and three on the Wizards in scoring with a combined total of 160 points to date. Panzeca is currently on pace to break the highest points per game average in EHL history with 77 points in just 37 games for the Wizards. The '97 will be a strong candidate for the EHL’s Most Valuable Player Award this year as he is currently 2nd in scoring across the entire EHL. The native of Illinois gives a lot of the credit to his linemates.

“Playing with Schuett and Pitser has helped add speed to my game as both players love to wheel up and down the ice and make it easier to get time and space," said Panzeca. "It is also great playing with players that I trust can finish when I give them the puck around the net. Even though they are both a few years younger then me, they play with maturity and patience."

Just like Panzeca, Schuett is also currently riding his own 16-game point streak and has collected an even 26 goals and 26 assists so far this season. The 2000 born forward has performed well in his first year of junior hockey, and the Canadian forward gives plenty of credit to the men he lines up with.

“Playing with Panzeca and Pitser in a league which, for the most part, consists of players 2-3 years older than me, has helped me grow substantially as a player on and off the ice,” said Schuett. "Pitser battles hard in the dirty areas of the ice and makes it easy as a center to support him. Face-offs are an aspect of my game that I take very seriously and having a strong and focused set of wingers has really helped out in those situations. We’ve gotten to the point where we can execute set face-off plays multiple time per game and quite often capitalize on them. I think we have bonded really well as linemates, which has made my first year of junior hockey much easier than I expected. I can honestly say I wouldn't be in the same spot I am now and succeeding this much, without linemates like Panzeca and Pitser.”

Pitser joined the line just after the Christmas break and has fit in seamlessly.  With 31 total points for the season, the '99 is simply having fun playing along side two of the top scorers in the league.

“These guys are so fun to play with and their work ethics have made it so inspiring to be around'" said Pitser. “I definitely want these guys to do the best that they can and exceed their expectations as I would do anything I can to help them, just like I know they would do the same for me.”

The top line of the Wizards will look to finish the regular season strong and take the momentum into the playoffs with just six games remaining.

Grinvalds Commits to Elmira College

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/16/2018, 12:00pm EST

Rangers All-Star Defenseman Set to Join Soaring Eagles this Fall

TEWKSBURY, MA -- Nick Grinvalds, a defenseman for the Boston Jr. Rangers, has committed to Elmira College for the Fall of 2018. Grinvalds is in his second season in the EHL, and to date, has tallied 36 points in 81 career games with the Rangers.

"We are very proud of Nick on his commitment to Elmira," said Rangers head coach and general manager Rich DeCaprio. "Nick has grown by leaps and bounds since joining us last year, both on the ice, but more importantly off the ice. Elmira is getting a great character person and player. We wish him the best!"

Grinvalds has turned himself into a solid offensive and defensive defenseman, and this season was a part of the EHL All-Star Team that took on the UMass Boston Beacons back in October. On that team with Grinvalds was Matthew Stewart from the Total Athletics Seahawks, and the pair of 97s will be reunited as teammates again this Fall at Elmira. Grinvalds, the native of New Jersey, took some time to reflect on his decision and look ahead to the next step in his journey.

"I am very excited to be playing at Elmira College next season," said Grinvalds. "I'd like to thank Coach DeCaprio and Coach Blair for helping me become a better player and person. Coming to the Jr. Rangers has completely brought me out of my shell as a player. I am at the level I am now because of this organization. I've really enjoyed my time here and I am looking forward to my collegiate career."

Learn more about the Boston Jr. Rangers on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.

LeClair Commits to Tufts University

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/15/2018, 12:00pm EST

Avalanche Forward Set to Join Jumbos this Fall

HOOKSETT, NH -- Calvin LeClair, a forward for the New Hampshire Avalanche, has committed to Tufts University for the Fall of 2018. The '98 from Pennsylvania is in his first season in the EHL, and through 32 games has tallied 22 total points to his name.

"Cal is explosive and skilled. He also has a high end hockey IQ and he is going to only get better over four seasons of college hockey," said Avalanche head coach and general manager Chris Cerrella. "He had a lot of choices, and went on a lot of visits, and Tufts was his top choice since it was such a great fit. His family wanted a combination of athletics and very good academics and he got both with his decision to attend Tufts next year. I am excited to see him play in the future and I think he is going to be very successful on and off the ice. Cal has been a big part of our offense and we are going to be counting on him down the stretch."

As is the case for many hockey fans, when you see the last name LeClair it makes you think of the former NHL star that spent over 15 seasons in the pros and racked up over 400 career goals. Calvin has received lots of help and guidance from his Father over the years, and he took some time to give thanks.

"I would like to thank my family for all of their support throughout the years, as I could not have done it without them. A thanks to all my Avs teammates and a special thanks to my roommate Ethan Clark for all the help this season. I would like to thank Coach Cerrella for preparing me for college hockey over the last year as well as a thank you to Coach Martiniello and the whole Avalanche program, GO JUMBOS!"

Learn more about the New Hampshire Avalanche on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.

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Gutting Finds Success through Teammates and Coaches

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/22/2018, 12:00pm EST

EHL Alum Making Great Strides in Sophomore Season

MANCHESTER, NH -- Kurt Gutting, an alum of the New England Wolves, is enjoying solid sophomore campaign at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). After dropping his only start last season, the '96 netminder owns a record of 6-2-1 this year to go along with a 2.11 GAA and .941 save percentage. Earlier this season, Gutting won three straight starts while stopping a combined 98 out of 104 total shots that he faced.

“It’s been a good year for me, numbers-wise,” said Gutting, referring to his performance this season. “I’m pretty happy with where I’m at and I’m pretty happy with where the team’s at, too. We’re currently in the final playoff spot so the team is doing great and I’m really happy about that.” [Quote from The Penmen Press]

Read the full story, written by Catherine Lachance on the official website of The Penmen Press.

EHL Weekly Preview

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/21/2018, 9:00am EST

Wolves and Warriors Face-Off in Crucial North Conference Matchup

BOSTON, MA -- We're down to the final two weeks in the regular season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), and 32 games remain on the schedule. The week ahead includes 15 matchups through Monday, starting this afternoon at 12:00pm.

EHL GAME OF THE WEEK
Valley Jr. Warriors vs. New England Wolves
Saturday, February 24th - 6:30pm (Merrill Fay Arena)

It’s a battle for the #6 seed, and the final playoff spot in the North Conference. The Wolves begin the week with the lead, and hold the tiebreakers over both teams chasing them in the standings (Warriors and Total Athletics Seahawks). Saturday’s matchup could very likely determine who’s in and who’s out in the postseason. The Wolves have controlled the season series with the Warriors, as they go into this matchup with a record of 4-1-0 in five games against their division rival.

Below you can follow the box scores for all 15 games this week. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released on Monday, February 26th at 4:00pm. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.

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TSR Hockey Stars of the Week #24

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/20/2018, 9:00am EST

McPherson, Boyce, and Thelvén Earn EHL Weekly Honors

BOSTON, MA -- We're down to the final 32 games of the regular season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). This past week featured a huge slate of games, and plenty of intriguing matchups. As is always the case, with lots of action came plenty of worthy candidates for our weekly honors.

The EHL is pleased to announce that Mike McPherson (Boston Jr. Rangers), Connor Boyce (Connecticut RoughRiders), and Jeremy Thelvén (Connecticut RoughRiders) have been named the TSR Hockey Stars of the Week.

The second to last week of the regular season features 15 more games from Wednesday to Monday. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released on Monday, February 26th at 4:00pm. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.

Dangueuger Commits to Western New England

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/19/2018, 3:00pm EST

Rangers Captain Joining Golden Bears this Fall

TEWKSBURY, MA -- Damien Dangueuger, a defenseman for the Boston Jr. Rangers, has committed to Western New England for the Fall of 2018. Dangueuger has been with the Rangers since the start of the 2015-16 season. The native of France spent that season and the first half of last year with the Rangers' Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) team, and since then has been a key figure on the blue line for the Rangers' EHL team. The captain has 23 points in 46 games so far this year.

"Damien came to us three years ago and played on our Premier team," said Rangers head coach and general manager Rich DeCaprio. "He’s the pure example of climbing the ladder of development. He went from being a depth D on our EHLP team, to the captain of our EHL team, and now will continue his development playing college hockey at a great school. His work ethic and leadership qualities are top notch. We are very happy for him."

DeCaprio talked about the development of his leader over the past few seasons, and that also includes representing his country at the World Junior Championships. The veteran defenseman took some time to reflect on his decision and thank all of those who helped him along the way.

“I am very excited to attend Western New England University next Fall," said Dangueuger. "I want to thank my family, Coach DeCaprio, Coach Blair, and my teammates who helped me grow into the person and player that I am. I’ve been with the Rangers for the past three years and I couldn’t have been any happier. I'm looking forward to being a part of the Golden Bears family for the next four years! Go Golden Bears!”

Learn more about the Boston Jr. Rangers on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.

The #Eshow Playoff Update

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/19/2018, 12:00pm EST

33 Games Left, and Still Plenty to be Determined

BOSTON, MA -- This season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) only six of the eight teams in each respective conference will earn a ticket into the EHL Playoffs. In the North Conference, First Round byes will be given out to the winners of the New England Division and the Boston Division. For the South Conference, the Regular Season Champions of the Central Division and the Mid-Atlantic Division will also earn the extra rest in the First Round.

Below you'll find a breakdown of the races unfolding in each conference. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released tomorrow at 9:00am. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.

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Ellerton Commits to Castleton University

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/18/2018, 12:00pm EST

Seahawks Defenseman Set to Join Spartans this Fall

HYANNIS, MA -- Cory Ellerton, a defenseman for the Total Athletics Seahawks, has committed to Castleton University for the Fall of 2018. The '97 is in his first season in the EHL, and has 13 points in 39 total games to date.

"Cory is a big, smooth-skating defenseman that has a great compete level and sense of accountability," said Seahawks head coach and general manager Bill Zaniboni. "He has dedicated a lot of hours to the community since moving to Cape Cod, in elementary schools and youth practices. We are very excited for Cory and his family on the next step toward an education and hockey career."

Ellerton has been a leader for his team on the blue line, playing the highest number of minutes each and every night. The Canadian took some time to reflect on the past year, and thank all of those who helped him along the way.

"I'm proud to announce my commitment to play college hockey at Castleton University," said Ellerton. "First of all I'd like to thank my parents and brother for supporting me and pushing me to be the person I am today. Second off I'd like to thank my previous coaches for pushing me to be the player I am today. I would also like to thank everyone that have supported me throughout my career. I look forward to being a student athlete at Castleton University for the next four years, GO SPARTANS!"

Learn more about the Total Athletics Seahawks on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.

Galvin Commits to Wilkes University

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/18/2018, 9:00am EST

Little Flyers Forward Set to Join New Program this Fall

ASTON, PA -- Ryan Galvin, a forward for the Philadelphia Little Flyers, has committed to Wilkes University for the Fall of 2018. The '97 is in his first season in the EHL, and has tallied 38 points in 44 games to date.

“Our staff is very proud of Ryan for committing to Wilkes University,” said Little Flyers head coach and general manager George Lewis. “Ryan came to us this season with an abundance of experience and has gone above and beyond our expectations. He has played in every situation for us this season and has succeeded in all of them.”

Wilkes University is located in Wilkes-Barre, PA and they will kick-off their inaugural season at the Division III level this Fall. The Colonels are set to join the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC), and Galvin is looking forward to being a part of the foundation of the program.

“I'm really excited to commit to Wilkes University to continue my academic and hockey career," said Galvin. "I want to thank Coach Riley for giving me this great opportunity; I can't wait to be a part of the new program and join the Colonel community. I'd like to thank my parents for supporting me all my life and giving me every opportunity to keep playing hockey. I'd like to thank all my coaches who have helped me get to this point including Coach St. Jacques in Atlanta, Coach Warde and Coach Moore at Bridgton Academy.  Lastly, I want to especially thank Coach Lewis, Coach Narrigan, Coach Catron, The Giacobbo Family, and the entire Little Flyers organization for giving me the opportunity to play here. This season with the Little Flyers has really helped me develop as player and as a person. I look forward to getting on campus in September and becoming a Colonel.”

Galvin and the Little Flyers will wrap-up the regular season at home with two games next weekend against the New York Bobcats Royals and another pair of games the following weekend against the Connecticut RoughRiders.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Little Flyers on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.

Wizards Spotlight: Panzeca, Schuett, and Pitser

By Cam Brochu - EHL Intern 02/17/2018, 9:00am EST

Top Forward Unit Leading EHL Team Towards the Postseason

BEDFORD, MA -- The East Coast Wizards' top line consisting of Devin Panzeca, Dylan Schuett, and Trent Pitser has been a big part of the team’s success this season. The three forwards are ranked one, two, and three on the Wizards in scoring with a combined total of 160 points to date. Panzeca is currently on pace to break the highest points per game average in EHL history with 77 points in just 37 games for the Wizards. The '97 will be a strong candidate for the EHL’s Most Valuable Player Award this year as he is currently 2nd in scoring across the entire EHL. The native of Illinois gives a lot of the credit to his linemates.

“Playing with Schuett and Pitser has helped add speed to my game as both players love to wheel up and down the ice and make it easier to get time and space," said Panzeca. "It is also great playing with players that I trust can finish when I give them the puck around the net. Even though they are both a few years younger then me, they play with maturity and patience."

Just like Panzeca, Schuett is also currently riding his own 16-game point streak and has collected an even 26 goals and 26 assists so far this season. The 2000 born forward has performed well in his first year of junior hockey, and the Canadian forward gives plenty of credit to the men he lines up with.

“Playing with Panzeca and Pitser in a league which, for the most part, consists of players 2-3 years older than me, has helped me grow substantially as a player on and off the ice,” said Schuett. "Pitser battles hard in the dirty areas of the ice and makes it easy as a center to support him. Face-offs are an aspect of my game that I take very seriously and having a strong and focused set of wingers has really helped out in those situations. We’ve gotten to the point where we can execute set face-off plays multiple time per game and quite often capitalize on them. I think we have bonded really well as linemates, which has made my first year of junior hockey much easier than I expected. I can honestly say I wouldn't be in the same spot I am now and succeeding this much, without linemates like Panzeca and Pitser.”

Pitser joined the line just after the Christmas break and has fit in seamlessly.  With 31 total points for the season, the '99 is simply having fun playing along side two of the top scorers in the league.

“These guys are so fun to play with and their work ethics have made it so inspiring to be around'" said Pitser. “I definitely want these guys to do the best that they can and exceed their expectations as I would do anything I can to help them, just like I know they would do the same for me.”

The top line of the Wizards will look to finish the regular season strong and take the momentum into the playoffs with just six games remaining.

Grinvalds Commits to Elmira College

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/16/2018, 12:00pm EST

Rangers All-Star Defenseman Set to Join Soaring Eagles this Fall

TEWKSBURY, MA -- Nick Grinvalds, a defenseman for the Boston Jr. Rangers, has committed to Elmira College for the Fall of 2018. Grinvalds is in his second season in the EHL, and to date, has tallied 36 points in 81 career games with the Rangers.

"We are very proud of Nick on his commitment to Elmira," said Rangers head coach and general manager Rich DeCaprio. "Nick has grown by leaps and bounds since joining us last year, both on the ice, but more importantly off the ice. Elmira is getting a great character person and player. We wish him the best!"

Grinvalds has turned himself into a solid offensive and defensive defenseman, and this season was a part of the EHL All-Star Team that took on the UMass Boston Beacons back in October. On that team with Grinvalds was Matthew Stewart from the Total Athletics Seahawks, and the pair of 97s will be reunited as teammates again this Fall at Elmira. Grinvalds, the native of New Jersey, took some time to reflect on his decision and look ahead to the next step in his journey.

"I am very excited to be playing at Elmira College next season," said Grinvalds. "I'd like to thank Coach DeCaprio and Coach Blair for helping me become a better player and person. Coming to the Jr. Rangers has completely brought me out of my shell as a player. I am at the level I am now because of this organization. I've really enjoyed my time here and I am looking forward to my collegiate career."

Learn more about the Boston Jr. Rangers on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.

LeClair Commits to Tufts University

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/15/2018, 12:00pm EST

Avalanche Forward Set to Join Jumbos this Fall

HOOKSETT, NH -- Calvin LeClair, a forward for the New Hampshire Avalanche, has committed to Tufts University for the Fall of 2018. The '98 from Pennsylvania is in his first season in the EHL, and through 32 games has tallied 22 total points to his name.

"Cal is explosive and skilled. He also has a high end hockey IQ and he is going to only get better over four seasons of college hockey," said Avalanche head coach and general manager Chris Cerrella. "He had a lot of choices, and went on a lot of visits, and Tufts was his top choice since it was such a great fit. His family wanted a combination of athletics and very good academics and he got both with his decision to attend Tufts next year. I am excited to see him play in the future and I think he is going to be very successful on and off the ice. Cal has been a big part of our offense and we are going to be counting on him down the stretch."

As is the case for many hockey fans, when you see the last name LeClair it makes you think of the former NHL star that spent over 15 seasons in the pros and racked up over 400 career goals. Calvin has received lots of help and guidance from his Father over the years, and he took some time to give thanks.

"I would like to thank my family for all of their support throughout the years, as I could not have done it without them. A thanks to all my Avs teammates and a special thanks to my roommate Ethan Clark for all the help this season. I would like to thank Coach Cerrella for preparing me for college hockey over the last year as well as a thank you to Coach Martiniello and the whole Avalanche program, GO JUMBOS!"

Learn more about the New Hampshire Avalanche on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.

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Gutting Finds Success through Teammates and Coaches

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/22/2018, 12:00pm EST

EHL Alum Making Great Strides in Sophomore Season

MANCHESTER, NH -- Kurt Gutting, an alum of the New England Wolves, is enjoying solid sophomore campaign at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). After dropping his only start last season, the '96 netminder owns a record of 6-2-1 this year to go along with a 2.11 GAA and .941 save percentage. Earlier this season, Gutting won three straight starts while stopping a combined 98 out of 104 total shots that he faced.

“It’s been a good year for me, numbers-wise,” said Gutting, referring to his performance this season. “I’m pretty happy with where I’m at and I’m pretty happy with where the team’s at, too. We’re currently in the final playoff spot so the team is doing great and I’m really happy about that.” [Quote from The Penmen Press]

Read the full story, written by Catherine Lachance on the official website of The Penmen Press.

EHL Weekly Preview

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/21/2018, 9:00am EST

Wolves and Warriors Face-Off in Crucial North Conference Matchup

BOSTON, MA -- We're down to the final two weeks in the regular season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), and 32 games remain on the schedule. The week ahead includes 15 matchups through Monday, starting this afternoon at 12:00pm.

EHL GAME OF THE WEEK
Valley Jr. Warriors vs. New England Wolves
Saturday, February 24th - 6:30pm (Merrill Fay Arena)

It’s a battle for the #6 seed, and the final playoff spot in the North Conference. The Wolves begin the week with the lead, and hold the tiebreakers over both teams chasing them in the standings (Warriors and Total Athletics Seahawks). Saturday’s matchup could very likely determine who’s in and who’s out in the postseason. The Wolves have controlled the season series with the Warriors, as they go into this matchup with a record of 4-1-0 in five games against their division rival.

Below you can follow the box scores for all 15 games this week. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released on Monday, February 26th at 4:00pm. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.

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TSR Hockey Stars of the Week #24

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/20/2018, 9:00am EST

McPherson, Boyce, and Thelvén Earn EHL Weekly Honors

BOSTON, MA -- We're down to the final 32 games of the regular season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). This past week featured a huge slate of games, and plenty of intriguing matchups. As is always the case, with lots of action came plenty of worthy candidates for our weekly honors.

The EHL is pleased to announce that Mike McPherson (Boston Jr. Rangers), Connor Boyce (Connecticut RoughRiders), and Jeremy Thelvén (Connecticut RoughRiders) have been named the TSR Hockey Stars of the Week.

The second to last week of the regular season features 15 more games from Wednesday to Monday. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released on Monday, February 26th at 4:00pm. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.

Dangueuger Commits to Western New England

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/19/2018, 3:00pm EST

Rangers Captain Joining Golden Bears this Fall

TEWKSBURY, MA -- Damien Dangueuger, a defenseman for the Boston Jr. Rangers, has committed to Western New England for the Fall of 2018. Dangueuger has been with the Rangers since the start of the 2015-16 season. The native of France spent that season and the first half of last year with the Rangers' Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) team, and since then has been a key figure on the blue line for the Rangers' EHL team. The captain has 23 points in 46 games so far this year.

"Damien came to us three years ago and played on our Premier team," said Rangers head coach and general manager Rich DeCaprio. "He’s the pure example of climbing the ladder of development. He went from being a depth D on our EHLP team, to the captain of our EHL team, and now will continue his development playing college hockey at a great school. His work ethic and leadership qualities are top notch. We are very happy for him."

DeCaprio talked about the development of his leader over the past few seasons, and that also includes representing his country at the World Junior Championships. The veteran defenseman took some time to reflect on his decision and thank all of those who helped him along the way.

“I am very excited to attend Western New England University next Fall," said Dangueuger. "I want to thank my family, Coach DeCaprio, Coach Blair, and my teammates who helped me grow into the person and player that I am. I’ve been with the Rangers for the past three years and I couldn’t have been any happier. I'm looking forward to being a part of the Golden Bears family for the next four years! Go Golden Bears!”

Learn more about the Boston Jr. Rangers on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.

The #Eshow Playoff Update

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/19/2018, 12:00pm EST

33 Games Left, and Still Plenty to be Determined

BOSTON, MA -- This season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) only six of the eight teams in each respective conference will earn a ticket into the EHL Playoffs. In the North Conference, First Round byes will be given out to the winners of the New England Division and the Boston Division. For the South Conference, the Regular Season Champions of the Central Division and the Mid-Atlantic Division will also earn the extra rest in the First Round.

Below you'll find a breakdown of the races unfolding in each conference. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released tomorrow at 9:00am. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.

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Ellerton Commits to Castleton University

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/18/2018, 12:00pm EST

Seahawks Defenseman Set to Join Spartans this Fall

HYANNIS, MA -- Cory Ellerton, a defenseman for the Total Athletics Seahawks, has committed to Castleton University for the Fall of 2018. The '97 is in his first season in the EHL, and has 13 points in 39 total games to date.

"Cory is a big, smooth-skating defenseman that has a great compete level and sense of accountability," said Seahawks head coach and general manager Bill Zaniboni. "He has dedicated a lot of hours to the community since moving to Cape Cod, in elementary schools and youth practices. We are very excited for Cory and his family on the next step toward an education and hockey career."

Ellerton has been a leader for his team on the blue line, playing the highest number of minutes each and every night. The Canadian took some time to reflect on the past year, and thank all of those who helped him along the way.

"I'm proud to announce my commitment to play college hockey at Castleton University," said Ellerton. "First of all I'd like to thank my parents and brother for supporting me and pushing me to be the person I am today. Second off I'd like to thank my previous coaches for pushing me to be the player I am today. I would also like to thank everyone that have supported me throughout my career. I look forward to being a student athlete at Castleton University for the next four years, GO SPARTANS!"

Learn more about the Total Athletics Seahawks on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.

Galvin Commits to Wilkes University

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/18/2018, 9:00am EST

Little Flyers Forward Set to Join New Program this Fall

ASTON, PA -- Ryan Galvin, a forward for the Philadelphia Little Flyers, has committed to Wilkes University for the Fall of 2018. The '97 is in his first season in the EHL, and has tallied 38 points in 44 games to date.

“Our staff is very proud of Ryan for committing to Wilkes University,” said Little Flyers head coach and general manager George Lewis. “Ryan came to us this season with an abundance of experience and has gone above and beyond our expectations. He has played in every situation for us this season and has succeeded in all of them.”

Wilkes University is located in Wilkes-Barre, PA and they will kick-off their inaugural season at the Division III level this Fall. The Colonels are set to join the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC), and Galvin is looking forward to being a part of the foundation of the program.

“I'm really excited to commit to Wilkes University to continue my academic and hockey career," said Galvin. "I want to thank Coach Riley for giving me this great opportunity; I can't wait to be a part of the new program and join the Colonel community. I'd like to thank my parents for supporting me all my life and giving me every opportunity to keep playing hockey. I'd like to thank all my coaches who have helped me get to this point including Coach St. Jacques in Atlanta, Coach Warde and Coach Moore at Bridgton Academy.  Lastly, I want to especially thank Coach Lewis, Coach Narrigan, Coach Catron, The Giacobbo Family, and the entire Little Flyers organization for giving me the opportunity to play here. This season with the Little Flyers has really helped me develop as player and as a person. I look forward to getting on campus in September and becoming a Colonel.”

Galvin and the Little Flyers will wrap-up the regular season at home with two games next weekend against the New York Bobcats Royals and another pair of games the following weekend against the Connecticut RoughRiders.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Little Flyers on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.

Wizards Spotlight: Panzeca, Schuett, and Pitser

By Cam Brochu - EHL Intern 02/17/2018, 9:00am EST

Top Forward Unit Leading EHL Team Towards the Postseason

BEDFORD, MA -- The East Coast Wizards' top line consisting of Devin Panzeca, Dylan Schuett, and Trent Pitser has been a big part of the team’s success this season. The three forwards are ranked one, two, and three on the Wizards in scoring with a combined total of 160 points to date. Panzeca is currently on pace to break the highest points per game average in EHL history with 77 points in just 37 games for the Wizards. The '97 will be a strong candidate for the EHL’s Most Valuable Player Award this year as he is currently 2nd in scoring across the entire EHL. The native of Illinois gives a lot of the credit to his linemates.

“Playing with Schuett and Pitser has helped add speed to my game as both players love to wheel up and down the ice and make it easier to get time and space," said Panzeca. "It is also great playing with players that I trust can finish when I give them the puck around the net. Even though they are both a few years younger then me, they play with maturity and patience."

Just like Panzeca, Schuett is also currently riding his own 16-game point streak and has collected an even 26 goals and 26 assists so far this season. The 2000 born forward has performed well in his first year of junior hockey, and the Canadian forward gives plenty of credit to the men he lines up with.

“Playing with Panzeca and Pitser in a league which, for the most part, consists of players 2-3 years older than me, has helped me grow substantially as a player on and off the ice,” said Schuett. "Pitser battles hard in the dirty areas of the ice and makes it easy as a center to support him. Face-offs are an aspect of my game that I take very seriously and having a strong and focused set of wingers has really helped out in those situations. We’ve gotten to the point where we can execute set face-off plays multiple time per game and quite often capitalize on them. I think we have bonded really well as linemates, which has made my first year of junior hockey much easier than I expected. I can honestly say I wouldn't be in the same spot I am now and succeeding this much, without linemates like Panzeca and Pitser.”

Pitser joined the line just after the Christmas break and has fit in seamlessly.  With 31 total points for the season, the '99 is simply having fun playing along side two of the top scorers in the league.

“These guys are so fun to play with and their work ethics have made it so inspiring to be around'" said Pitser. “I definitely want these guys to do the best that they can and exceed their expectations as I would do anything I can to help them, just like I know they would do the same for me.”

The top line of the Wizards will look to finish the regular season strong and take the momentum into the playoffs with just six games remaining.

Grinvalds Commits to Elmira College

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/16/2018, 12:00pm EST

Rangers All-Star Defenseman Set to Join Soaring Eagles this Fall

TEWKSBURY, MA -- Nick Grinvalds, a defenseman for the Boston Jr. Rangers, has committed to Elmira College for the Fall of 2018. Grinvalds is in his second season in the EHL, and to date, has tallied 36 points in 81 career games with the Rangers.

"We are very proud of Nick on his commitment to Elmira," said Rangers head coach and general manager Rich DeCaprio. "Nick has grown by leaps and bounds since joining us last year, both on the ice, but more importantly off the ice. Elmira is getting a great character person and player. We wish him the best!"

Grinvalds has turned himself into a solid offensive and defensive defenseman, and this season was a part of the EHL All-Star Team that took on the UMass Boston Beacons back in October. On that team with Grinvalds was Matthew Stewart from the Total Athletics Seahawks, and the pair of 97s will be reunited as teammates again this Fall at Elmira. Grinvalds, the native of New Jersey, took some time to reflect on his decision and look ahead to the next step in his journey.

"I am very excited to be playing at Elmira College next season," said Grinvalds. "I'd like to thank Coach DeCaprio and Coach Blair for helping me become a better player and person. Coming to the Jr. Rangers has completely brought me out of my shell as a player. I am at the level I am now because of this organization. I've really enjoyed my time here and I am looking forward to my collegiate career."

Learn more about the Boston Jr. Rangers on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.

LeClair Commits to Tufts University

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 02/15/2018, 12:00pm EST

Avalanche Forward Set to Join Jumbos this Fall

HOOKSETT, NH -- Calvin LeClair, a forward for the New Hampshire Avalanche, has committed to Tufts University for the Fall of 2018. The '98 from Pennsylvania is in his first season in the EHL, and through 32 games has tallied 22 total points to his name.

"Cal is explosive and skilled. He also has a high end hockey IQ and he is going to only get better over four seasons of college hockey," said Avalanche head coach and general manager Chris Cerrella. "He had a lot of choices, and went on a lot of visits, and Tufts was his top choice since it was such a great fit. His family wanted a combination of athletics and very good academics and he got both with his decision to attend Tufts next year. I am excited to see him play in the future and I think he is going to be very successful on and off the ice. Cal has been a big part of our offense and we are going to be counting on him down the stretch."

As is the case for many hockey fans, when you see the last name LeClair it makes you think of the former NHL star that spent over 15 seasons in the pros and racked up over 400 career goals. Calvin has received lots of help and guidance from his Father over the years, and he took some time to give thanks.

"I would like to thank my family for all of their support throughout the years, as I could not have done it without them. A thanks to all my Avs teammates and a special thanks to my roommate Ethan Clark for all the help this season. I would like to thank Coach Cerrella for preparing me for college hockey over the last year as well as a thank you to Coach Martiniello and the whole Avalanche program, GO JUMBOS!"

Learn more about the New Hampshire Avalanche on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.

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  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/30/2018, 9:00am EST
  • Warriors Set to Honor Paul T. Gilmartin on Friday Night
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  • THE #ESHOW - EPISODE #10

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/26/2018, 12:00pm EST
  • This Week's Guest: Graham Johnson (Head Coach/GM - New York Applecore)
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  • THE #ESHOW - EPISODE #9

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/22/2018, 12:00pm EST
  • This Week's Guests: Joe Sindoni (Jr. Flyers) and Tom Willms (Little Flyers)
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  • EHL Continues to Lead

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/21/2018, 12:00am EST
  • USA Hockey Leader in Division II and III Placements
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  • THE #ESHOW - EPISODE #8

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/12/2018, 9:00am EST
  • This Week's Guest: Bill Zaniboni (Head Coach/GM - Total Athletics Seahawks)
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  • EHL Weekend Preview

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/04/2018, 9:00am EST
  • The #Eshow Action Resumes with 15 Teams Hitting the Ice
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  • THE #ESHOW - EPISODE #7

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 12/15/2017, 9:00am EST
  • This Week's Guest: Jon Lounsbury (Head Coach/GM - Walpole Express)
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  • EHL Weekly Preview

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 12/12/2017, 9:00am EST
  • 10 Teams in Action Leading up to December Showcase
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  • THE #ESHOW - EPISODE #6

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 12/08/2017, 9:00am EST
  • This Week's Guest: Jerry Domish (Head Coach/GM - Philadelphia Jr. Flyers)
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  • EHL Weekly Preview

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 12/05/2017, 9:00am EST
  • All 16 Teams in Action, with Games on Every Day
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  • THE #ESHOW - EPISODE #5

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 12/01/2017, 8:00am EST
  • This Week's Guest: George Lewis (Head Coach/GM - Philadelphia Little Flyers)
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  • EHL Weekly Preview

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 11/27/2017, 9:00am EST
  • All 16 Teams in Action with 20 Games on the Docket
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  • THE #ESHOW - EPISODE #4

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 11/17/2017, 9:00am EST
  • This Week's Guest: Rich DeCaprio (Head Coach/GM - Boston Jr. Rangers)
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  • EHL Weekend Preview

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 11/16/2017, 9:00am EST
  • Wolves Benefit Game Headlines League Action
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  • THE #ESHOW - EPISODE #3

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 11/10/2017, 9:00am EST
  • This Week's Guest: Chris Cerrella (Head Coach/GM - New Hampshire Avalanche)
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  • EHL Weekly Preview

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 11/08/2017, 9:00am EST
  • Philly Showdown Headlines League Action
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  • Expanding on Success

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 11/07/2017, 9:00am EST
  • New Hampshire Avalanche Leading Class of New EHL Teams
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  • THE #ESHOW - EPISODE #2

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 11/03/2017, 9:00am EDT
  • This Week's Guest: Jon Rogger (Head Coach - Philadelphia Revolution)
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  • EHL Weekly Preview

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 11/01/2017, 9:00am EDT
  • Top 2 Teams in the League Face-Off on Saturday
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  • THE #ESHOW - EPISODE #1

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 10/26/2017, 9:00am EDT
  • This Week's Guest: Mark Kumpel (EHL Director of Hockey Operations)
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  • EHL Weekly Preview

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 10/25/2017, 9:00am EDT
  • Jr. Flyers Host Knights in the Game of the Week
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  • EHL By the Numbers

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 10/22/2017, 9:00am EDT
  • Breaking Down the First Quarter of the Season
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  • EHL Weekly Preview

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 10/18/2017, 9:00am EDT
  • Seahawks Host Avalanche in the Game of the Week
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