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TSR Hockey Stars of the Week #20

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/22/2018, 4:00pm EST

Savel, Johnson, and Henson Earn EHL Weekly Honors

BOSTON, MA -- The Eastern Hockey League (EHL) put together their fourth and final showcase of the season this past weekend, with all 16 teams in action. With every organization hitting the ice, it brought many of worthy candidates for our weekly honors. 

The EHL is pleased to announce that Joey Savel (Philadelphia Little Flyers), Austin Johnson (Total Athletics Seahawks), and Alex Henson (Philadelphia Little Flyers) have been named the TSR Hockey Stars of the Week.

The week ahead features a total of 17 games from Tuesday to Sunday. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released on Monday, January 29th at 4:00pm. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.

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)

BOSTON, MA -- The 2017-18 #EHLShowcaseSeries is officially complete, and now it's full steam ahead to this year's EHL Playoffs. This past weekend, all 16 EHL teams converged upon the Ice Line Quad Rinks in West Chester, PA. While at the Showcase, the #Eshow took on a different spin as a pair of play-by-play broadcasters joined in for the first time this season.  

Below you'll find the 9th episode of the 2017-18 season, featuring Joe Sindoni of the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers and Tom Willms of the Philadelphia Little Flyers.

Remember, the next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released later today. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.

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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

BOSTON, MA -- As we move our way through the 5th season of the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), the data has once again been collected for this year’s freshmen class at the Division II and III collegiate levels. For the 3rd season in a row, the EHL continues to lead the way in Division II and III placements.

Nearly 1 in every 5 NCAA Division II and III freshmen this season played previously in the EHL (2016-17 season).

The EHL alone had 148 alumni making their NCAA DII and DIII debuts this season, which equals out to 19.60%. When you include the 4 alumni from the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP), the sub-division of the EHL, that percentage rises above 20%.

The EHL’s percentage was over 6% higher than its nearest junior hockey competitors (99, 13.11 percent), as well as more than 8% higher than U.S. Prep and High Schools (85, 11.26 percent). The EHL’s percentage is also much higher than any Canadian league.

“I give a lot of the credit to our coaches,” said Mark Kumpel, the EHL’s Director of Hockey Operations, and a former NHL player. “They’ve built a very strong network amongst the Division II and III schools, and it shows in our commitment numbers every season. It’s also important to note that our players aren’t just filling these rosters, but rather, they’re having strong impacts on the success in these programs. We’ve had over 25 alumni compete in the previous 2 Division III Frozen Fours, and we even had 1 alumni score the game-winning goal in the National Championship game.”

EHL Showcase Tracker

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/19/2018, 7:00am EST

All 16 Teams in Action in West Chester

WEST CHESTER, PA -- It's time for the final showcase of the regular season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), as all 16 teams hit the ice today and tomorrow at the Ice Line Quad Rinks. The action in West Chester includes a number of great matchups, including a pair of top-five showdowns. Below you'll find a list of all the games for each day. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released following the showcase on Monday, January 22nd. Catch the #Eshow action all weekend long on HockeyTV.

EHL GAME OF THE WEEK
Boston Jr. Rangers vs. Philadelphia Revolution
Saturday, January 20th - 12:00pm (Ice Line Quad Rinks - Rink 3)


The Rangers and Revolution face-off for the final time in the regular season, after Philadelphia won the first matchup back in mid-November. This top-five showdown could be a preview of a future Frozen Finals matchup, as both teams are contenders in their respective conferences and their goals are set on being a part of the final 4 teams that meet at Providence College.

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Colburn Commits to Johnson and Wales

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/18/2018, 9:00am EST

Express Forward Set to Join Wildcats in the Fall of 2018

WALPOLE, MA -- Bryan Colburn, a forward for the Walpole Express, has committed to Johnson and Wales University for the Fall of 2018. After spending the 2016-17 season playing for the Express in the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP), the '99 has transitioned well to the EHL level. Through 31 games so far this season Colburn has tallied 35 total points, and that includes 5 game-winning goals.

“Bryan came to us via the Express Premier team and has proved his ability to score goals at any level," said Express head coach and general manager Jon Lounsbury. "Bryan has been a spark for us since day one. His ability to score and control the pace of the game is second to none.”

This past season at the EHLP level, the Rhode Island native finished 2nd on his team in scoring with 45 points in 41 regular season games. Colburn is excited about his future, and took some time to thank those who've helped him along the way.

“I would like to thank the Walpole Express for an incredible 2 seasons of hockey. I am very excited to continue my academic and athletic career at Johnson and Wales University," said Colburn. "Thank you to my family for giving me the opportunity to chase my dream of playing hockey at the NCAA level."

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

Wiswell Named NEHC Rookie of the Week

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/17/2018, 12:00pm EST

Wizards Alum Takes Home League Honors

BOSTON, MA -- After spending three seasons with the East Coast Wizards in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), Glenn Wiswell made his commitment to Castleton University last March.

The native of Maine had racked up over 100 points in his 3 seasons with the Wizards, and was now ready for college hockey. Wiswell was 1 of 5 players from the EHL this past season that made their commitments to join the Spartans. Since his arrival on the Castleton campus, Wiswell has jumped right into the team's lineup. The '96 forward has been in 12 games so far this season and already has 7 points to his name.

Wiswell tallied 3 of those points this past week, on his way to being named the New England Hockey Conference's (NEHC) Rookie of the Week on Monday. The Spartans are back in action again this weekend when they host Hobart on Friday and Skidmore on Saturday.

Read more, on the official website of the Castleton Spartans.

Atkins Commits to Becker College

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/17/2018, 9:00am EST

Seahawks Forward Set to Join Hawks in the Fall of 2018

HYANNIS, MA -- Tim Atkins, a forward for the Total Athletics Seahawks, has committed to Becker College for the Fall of 2018. The '97 is in his first season with the Seahawks, and second season in the EHL. Through 36 games so far this year, Atkins has racked up 11 goals and 14 assists (25 points).

"Tim has come into our program and done a nice job, he has fun and competes extremely hard," said Seahawks head coach and general manager Bill Zaniboni. "As a western Mass kid, Becker is a nice option to have and I felt it was a good fit for Tim academically and athletically."

Atkins is 1 of 3 EHL players that have committed to Becker College so far this season, and that group includes Quinn Robelle (New York Applecore) who actually joined the Hawks for the 2nd half of this year. Dale Adams is an Assistant Coach for the Hawks, and a big recruiter of the EHL. He took some time to talk about Atkins, and his future in college hockey.

"We're very excited that Tim has chosen Becker College to continue his hockey career as a student athlete," said Adams. "Coach Zaniboni does an excellent job preparing his players for the next level, so we're certainly looking forward to adding a well-rounded player like Tim to our offensive group next season."

Last, but not least, Atkins took some time to reflect on his journey to this point and thank all of those that have all helped him along the way.

"I am proud to announce my commitment to play hockey for Becker College," said Atkins. "I would line to thank my family for supporting and pushing me in any way they could. Secondly I would like to thank every coach throughout my hockey career for coaching me into the hockey player I am today. Also a big thanks to anyone that has encouraged me to follow my passion for hockey. I look forward to being a student athlete at Becker College for the next four years."

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

TSR Hockey Stars of the Week #19

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/15/2018, 4:00pm EST

LeClair, Forcier, and Henson Earn EHL Weekly Honors

BOSTON, MA -- Another week in the books, as the past 7 days featured 17 games across the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). With 15 of the 16 teams in action, there were plenty of worthy candidates for our weekly honors.

The EHL is pleased to announce that Calvin LeClair (New Hampshire Avalanche), Aleck Forcier (New England Wolves), and Alex Henson (Philadelphia Little Flyers) have been named the TSR Hockey Stars of the Week.

The action continues on Tuesday and runs through the weekend, as the EHL gets set for the final event of the 2017-18 EHL Showcase Series. The week ahead features a total of 22 total games, including 16 at Ice Line in West Chester, PA. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released following the showcase on Monday, January 22nd. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.

Gratton Commits to SUNY Potsdam

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/14/2018, 9:00am EST

Express Defenseman Joins Group of Future Bears

WALPOLE, MA -- Chris Gratton, a defenseman for the Walpole Express, has committed to SUNY Potsdam for the Fall of 2018. The '98 is in his second season with the Express, and to date, has tallied 16 points in 69 career games for Walpole.

“Chris came to us via the North Jersey Avalanche and has developed a tremendous amount in 2 seasons," said Express head coach and general manager Jon Lounsbury. "He is a huge reason why we are having the success we are this season. Chris’s ability to skate and read the play will make him an impact college player from day one.”

Gratton joins a strong group of future Bears, as he is the 4th EHL player to commit to join Potsdam next Fall. The native of Pottstown, PA will hit the campus with 3 members of the New Hampshire Avalanche (Ethan Clark - Michael Paglucca - Ben Thompson). Gratton took some time to reflect on his decision, and thank those that helped him along the way.

“I would like to thank my family for giving me the opportunity to chase my dream of playing NCAA hockey," said Gratton. "I would also like to thank Coach Lounsbury and the Walpole Express for helping me become the player I am today. I am very excited to become a Bear in the Fall."

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

THE #ESHOW - EPISODE #8

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/12/2018, 6:00am EST

This Week's Guest: Bill Zaniboni (Head Coach/GM - Total Athletics Seahawks)

BOSTON, MA -- It's full steam ahead, as the push for the postseason is on in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). Bill Zaniboni is the man at the helm, leading the Total Athletics Seahawks in their inaugural season in the EHL. The first year has brought with plenty of challenges, but Zaniboni feels confident in the way the program is developing. The Seahawks begin the weekend just 2 points out of the final playoff spot in the North Conference, and will hit the ice next on Saturday when they host the Walpole Express at 1:30pm.

Below you'll find the 8th episode of the 2017-18 season.

Remember, the next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released on Monday, January 15th at 4:00pm. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.

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TSR Hockey Stars of the Week #20

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/22/2018, 4:00pm EST

Savel, Johnson, and Henson Earn EHL Weekly Honors

BOSTON, MA -- The Eastern Hockey League (EHL) put together their fourth and final showcase of the season this past weekend, with all 16 teams in action. With every organization hitting the ice, it brought many of worthy candidates for our weekly honors. 

The EHL is pleased to announce that Joey Savel (Philadelphia Little Flyers), Austin Johnson (Total Athletics Seahawks), and Alex Henson (Philadelphia Little Flyers) have been named the TSR Hockey Stars of the Week.

The week ahead features a total of 17 games from Tuesday to Sunday. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released on Monday, January 29th at 4:00pm. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.

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)

BOSTON, MA -- The 2017-18 #EHLShowcaseSeries is officially complete, and now it's full steam ahead to this year's EHL Playoffs. This past weekend, all 16 EHL teams converged upon the Ice Line Quad Rinks in West Chester, PA. While at the Showcase, the #Eshow took on a different spin as a pair of play-by-play broadcasters joined in for the first time this season.  

Below you'll find the 9th episode of the 2017-18 season, featuring Joe Sindoni of the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers and Tom Willms of the Philadelphia Little Flyers.

Remember, the next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released later today. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.

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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

BOSTON, MA -- As we move our way through the 5th season of the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), the data has once again been collected for this year’s freshmen class at the Division II and III collegiate levels. For the 3rd season in a row, the EHL continues to lead the way in Division II and III placements.

Nearly 1 in every 5 NCAA Division II and III freshmen this season played previously in the EHL (2016-17 season).

The EHL alone had 148 alumni making their NCAA DII and DIII debuts this season, which equals out to 19.60%. When you include the 4 alumni from the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP), the sub-division of the EHL, that percentage rises above 20%.

The EHL’s percentage was over 6% higher than its nearest junior hockey competitors (99, 13.11 percent), as well as more than 8% higher than U.S. Prep and High Schools (85, 11.26 percent). The EHL’s percentage is also much higher than any Canadian league.

“I give a lot of the credit to our coaches,” said Mark Kumpel, the EHL’s Director of Hockey Operations, and a former NHL player. “They’ve built a very strong network amongst the Division II and III schools, and it shows in our commitment numbers every season. It’s also important to note that our players aren’t just filling these rosters, but rather, they’re having strong impacts on the success in these programs. We’ve had over 25 alumni compete in the previous 2 Division III Frozen Fours, and we even had 1 alumni score the game-winning goal in the National Championship game.”

EHL Showcase Tracker

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/19/2018, 7:00am EST

All 16 Teams in Action in West Chester

WEST CHESTER, PA -- It's time for the final showcase of the regular season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), as all 16 teams hit the ice today and tomorrow at the Ice Line Quad Rinks. The action in West Chester includes a number of great matchups, including a pair of top-five showdowns. Below you'll find a list of all the games for each day. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released following the showcase on Monday, January 22nd. Catch the #Eshow action all weekend long on HockeyTV.

EHL GAME OF THE WEEK
Boston Jr. Rangers vs. Philadelphia Revolution
Saturday, January 20th - 12:00pm (Ice Line Quad Rinks - Rink 3)


The Rangers and Revolution face-off for the final time in the regular season, after Philadelphia won the first matchup back in mid-November. This top-five showdown could be a preview of a future Frozen Finals matchup, as both teams are contenders in their respective conferences and their goals are set on being a part of the final 4 teams that meet at Providence College.

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Colburn Commits to Johnson and Wales

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/18/2018, 9:00am EST

Express Forward Set to Join Wildcats in the Fall of 2018

WALPOLE, MA -- Bryan Colburn, a forward for the Walpole Express, has committed to Johnson and Wales University for the Fall of 2018. After spending the 2016-17 season playing for the Express in the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP), the '99 has transitioned well to the EHL level. Through 31 games so far this season Colburn has tallied 35 total points, and that includes 5 game-winning goals.

“Bryan came to us via the Express Premier team and has proved his ability to score goals at any level," said Express head coach and general manager Jon Lounsbury. "Bryan has been a spark for us since day one. His ability to score and control the pace of the game is second to none.”

This past season at the EHLP level, the Rhode Island native finished 2nd on his team in scoring with 45 points in 41 regular season games. Colburn is excited about his future, and took some time to thank those who've helped him along the way.

“I would like to thank the Walpole Express for an incredible 2 seasons of hockey. I am very excited to continue my academic and athletic career at Johnson and Wales University," said Colburn. "Thank you to my family for giving me the opportunity to chase my dream of playing hockey at the NCAA level."

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

Wiswell Named NEHC Rookie of the Week

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/17/2018, 12:00pm EST

Wizards Alum Takes Home League Honors

BOSTON, MA -- After spending three seasons with the East Coast Wizards in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), Glenn Wiswell made his commitment to Castleton University last March.

The native of Maine had racked up over 100 points in his 3 seasons with the Wizards, and was now ready for college hockey. Wiswell was 1 of 5 players from the EHL this past season that made their commitments to join the Spartans. Since his arrival on the Castleton campus, Wiswell has jumped right into the team's lineup. The '96 forward has been in 12 games so far this season and already has 7 points to his name.

Wiswell tallied 3 of those points this past week, on his way to being named the New England Hockey Conference's (NEHC) Rookie of the Week on Monday. The Spartans are back in action again this weekend when they host Hobart on Friday and Skidmore on Saturday.

Read more, on the official website of the Castleton Spartans.

Atkins Commits to Becker College

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/17/2018, 9:00am EST

Seahawks Forward Set to Join Hawks in the Fall of 2018

HYANNIS, MA -- Tim Atkins, a forward for the Total Athletics Seahawks, has committed to Becker College for the Fall of 2018. The '97 is in his first season with the Seahawks, and second season in the EHL. Through 36 games so far this year, Atkins has racked up 11 goals and 14 assists (25 points).

"Tim has come into our program and done a nice job, he has fun and competes extremely hard," said Seahawks head coach and general manager Bill Zaniboni. "As a western Mass kid, Becker is a nice option to have and I felt it was a good fit for Tim academically and athletically."

Atkins is 1 of 3 EHL players that have committed to Becker College so far this season, and that group includes Quinn Robelle (New York Applecore) who actually joined the Hawks for the 2nd half of this year. Dale Adams is an Assistant Coach for the Hawks, and a big recruiter of the EHL. He took some time to talk about Atkins, and his future in college hockey.

"We're very excited that Tim has chosen Becker College to continue his hockey career as a student athlete," said Adams. "Coach Zaniboni does an excellent job preparing his players for the next level, so we're certainly looking forward to adding a well-rounded player like Tim to our offensive group next season."

Last, but not least, Atkins took some time to reflect on his journey to this point and thank all of those that have all helped him along the way.

"I am proud to announce my commitment to play hockey for Becker College," said Atkins. "I would line to thank my family for supporting and pushing me in any way they could. Secondly I would like to thank every coach throughout my hockey career for coaching me into the hockey player I am today. Also a big thanks to anyone that has encouraged me to follow my passion for hockey. I look forward to being a student athlete at Becker College for the next four years."

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

TSR Hockey Stars of the Week #19

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/15/2018, 4:00pm EST

LeClair, Forcier, and Henson Earn EHL Weekly Honors

BOSTON, MA -- Another week in the books, as the past 7 days featured 17 games across the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). With 15 of the 16 teams in action, there were plenty of worthy candidates for our weekly honors.

The EHL is pleased to announce that Calvin LeClair (New Hampshire Avalanche), Aleck Forcier (New England Wolves), and Alex Henson (Philadelphia Little Flyers) have been named the TSR Hockey Stars of the Week.

The action continues on Tuesday and runs through the weekend, as the EHL gets set for the final event of the 2017-18 EHL Showcase Series. The week ahead features a total of 22 total games, including 16 at Ice Line in West Chester, PA. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released following the showcase on Monday, January 22nd. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.

Gratton Commits to SUNY Potsdam

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/14/2018, 9:00am EST

Express Defenseman Joins Group of Future Bears

WALPOLE, MA -- Chris Gratton, a defenseman for the Walpole Express, has committed to SUNY Potsdam for the Fall of 2018. The '98 is in his second season with the Express, and to date, has tallied 16 points in 69 career games for Walpole.

“Chris came to us via the North Jersey Avalanche and has developed a tremendous amount in 2 seasons," said Express head coach and general manager Jon Lounsbury. "He is a huge reason why we are having the success we are this season. Chris’s ability to skate and read the play will make him an impact college player from day one.”

Gratton joins a strong group of future Bears, as he is the 4th EHL player to commit to join Potsdam next Fall. The native of Pottstown, PA will hit the campus with 3 members of the New Hampshire Avalanche (Ethan Clark - Michael Paglucca - Ben Thompson). Gratton took some time to reflect on his decision, and thank those that helped him along the way.

“I would like to thank my family for giving me the opportunity to chase my dream of playing NCAA hockey," said Gratton. "I would also like to thank Coach Lounsbury and the Walpole Express for helping me become the player I am today. I am very excited to become a Bear in the Fall."

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

THE #ESHOW - EPISODE #8

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/12/2018, 6:00am EST

This Week's Guest: Bill Zaniboni (Head Coach/GM - Total Athletics Seahawks)

BOSTON, MA -- It's full steam ahead, as the push for the postseason is on in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). Bill Zaniboni is the man at the helm, leading the Total Athletics Seahawks in their inaugural season in the EHL. The first year has brought with plenty of challenges, but Zaniboni feels confident in the way the program is developing. The Seahawks begin the weekend just 2 points out of the final playoff spot in the North Conference, and will hit the ice next on Saturday when they host the Walpole Express at 1:30pm.

Below you'll find the 8th episode of the 2017-18 season.

Remember, the next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released on Monday, January 15th at 4:00pm. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.

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  • THE #ESHOW - EPISODE #4

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  • THE #ESHOW - EPISODE #3

  • By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 11/10/2017, 9:00am EST
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  • THE #ESHOW - EPISODE #1

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TSR Hockey Stars of the Week #20

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/22/2018, 4:00pm EST

Savel, Johnson, and Henson Earn EHL Weekly Honors

BOSTON, MA -- The Eastern Hockey League (EHL) put together their fourth and final showcase of the season this past weekend, with all 16 teams in action. With every organization hitting the ice, it brought many of worthy candidates for our weekly honors. 

The EHL is pleased to announce that Joey Savel (Philadelphia Little Flyers), Austin Johnson (Total Athletics Seahawks), and Alex Henson (Philadelphia Little Flyers) have been named the TSR Hockey Stars of the Week.

The week ahead features a total of 17 games from Tuesday to Sunday. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released on Monday, January 29th at 4:00pm. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.

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)

BOSTON, MA -- The 2017-18 #EHLShowcaseSeries is officially complete, and now it's full steam ahead to this year's EHL Playoffs. This past weekend, all 16 EHL teams converged upon the Ice Line Quad Rinks in West Chester, PA. While at the Showcase, the #Eshow took on a different spin as a pair of play-by-play broadcasters joined in for the first time this season.  

Below you'll find the 9th episode of the 2017-18 season, featuring Joe Sindoni of the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers and Tom Willms of the Philadelphia Little Flyers.

Remember, the next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released later today. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.

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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

BOSTON, MA -- As we move our way through the 5th season of the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), the data has once again been collected for this year’s freshmen class at the Division II and III collegiate levels. For the 3rd season in a row, the EHL continues to lead the way in Division II and III placements.

Nearly 1 in every 5 NCAA Division II and III freshmen this season played previously in the EHL (2016-17 season).

The EHL alone had 148 alumni making their NCAA DII and DIII debuts this season, which equals out to 19.60%. When you include the 4 alumni from the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP), the sub-division of the EHL, that percentage rises above 20%.

The EHL’s percentage was over 6% higher than its nearest junior hockey competitors (99, 13.11 percent), as well as more than 8% higher than U.S. Prep and High Schools (85, 11.26 percent). The EHL’s percentage is also much higher than any Canadian league.

“I give a lot of the credit to our coaches,” said Mark Kumpel, the EHL’s Director of Hockey Operations, and a former NHL player. “They’ve built a very strong network amongst the Division II and III schools, and it shows in our commitment numbers every season. It’s also important to note that our players aren’t just filling these rosters, but rather, they’re having strong impacts on the success in these programs. We’ve had over 25 alumni compete in the previous 2 Division III Frozen Fours, and we even had 1 alumni score the game-winning goal in the National Championship game.”

EHL Showcase Tracker

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/19/2018, 7:00am EST

All 16 Teams in Action in West Chester

WEST CHESTER, PA -- It's time for the final showcase of the regular season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), as all 16 teams hit the ice today and tomorrow at the Ice Line Quad Rinks. The action in West Chester includes a number of great matchups, including a pair of top-five showdowns. Below you'll find a list of all the games for each day. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released following the showcase on Monday, January 22nd. Catch the #Eshow action all weekend long on HockeyTV.

EHL GAME OF THE WEEK
Boston Jr. Rangers vs. Philadelphia Revolution
Saturday, January 20th - 12:00pm (Ice Line Quad Rinks - Rink 3)


The Rangers and Revolution face-off for the final time in the regular season, after Philadelphia won the first matchup back in mid-November. This top-five showdown could be a preview of a future Frozen Finals matchup, as both teams are contenders in their respective conferences and their goals are set on being a part of the final 4 teams that meet at Providence College.

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Colburn Commits to Johnson and Wales

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/18/2018, 9:00am EST

Express Forward Set to Join Wildcats in the Fall of 2018

WALPOLE, MA -- Bryan Colburn, a forward for the Walpole Express, has committed to Johnson and Wales University for the Fall of 2018. After spending the 2016-17 season playing for the Express in the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP), the '99 has transitioned well to the EHL level. Through 31 games so far this season Colburn has tallied 35 total points, and that includes 5 game-winning goals.

“Bryan came to us via the Express Premier team and has proved his ability to score goals at any level," said Express head coach and general manager Jon Lounsbury. "Bryan has been a spark for us since day one. His ability to score and control the pace of the game is second to none.”

This past season at the EHLP level, the Rhode Island native finished 2nd on his team in scoring with 45 points in 41 regular season games. Colburn is excited about his future, and took some time to thank those who've helped him along the way.

“I would like to thank the Walpole Express for an incredible 2 seasons of hockey. I am very excited to continue my academic and athletic career at Johnson and Wales University," said Colburn. "Thank you to my family for giving me the opportunity to chase my dream of playing hockey at the NCAA level."

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

Wiswell Named NEHC Rookie of the Week

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/17/2018, 12:00pm EST

Wizards Alum Takes Home League Honors

BOSTON, MA -- After spending three seasons with the East Coast Wizards in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), Glenn Wiswell made his commitment to Castleton University last March.

The native of Maine had racked up over 100 points in his 3 seasons with the Wizards, and was now ready for college hockey. Wiswell was 1 of 5 players from the EHL this past season that made their commitments to join the Spartans. Since his arrival on the Castleton campus, Wiswell has jumped right into the team's lineup. The '96 forward has been in 12 games so far this season and already has 7 points to his name.

Wiswell tallied 3 of those points this past week, on his way to being named the New England Hockey Conference's (NEHC) Rookie of the Week on Monday. The Spartans are back in action again this weekend when they host Hobart on Friday and Skidmore on Saturday.

Read more, on the official website of the Castleton Spartans.

Atkins Commits to Becker College

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/17/2018, 9:00am EST

Seahawks Forward Set to Join Hawks in the Fall of 2018

HYANNIS, MA -- Tim Atkins, a forward for the Total Athletics Seahawks, has committed to Becker College for the Fall of 2018. The '97 is in his first season with the Seahawks, and second season in the EHL. Through 36 games so far this year, Atkins has racked up 11 goals and 14 assists (25 points).

"Tim has come into our program and done a nice job, he has fun and competes extremely hard," said Seahawks head coach and general manager Bill Zaniboni. "As a western Mass kid, Becker is a nice option to have and I felt it was a good fit for Tim academically and athletically."

Atkins is 1 of 3 EHL players that have committed to Becker College so far this season, and that group includes Quinn Robelle (New York Applecore) who actually joined the Hawks for the 2nd half of this year. Dale Adams is an Assistant Coach for the Hawks, and a big recruiter of the EHL. He took some time to talk about Atkins, and his future in college hockey.

"We're very excited that Tim has chosen Becker College to continue his hockey career as a student athlete," said Adams. "Coach Zaniboni does an excellent job preparing his players for the next level, so we're certainly looking forward to adding a well-rounded player like Tim to our offensive group next season."

Last, but not least, Atkins took some time to reflect on his journey to this point and thank all of those that have all helped him along the way.

"I am proud to announce my commitment to play hockey for Becker College," said Atkins. "I would line to thank my family for supporting and pushing me in any way they could. Secondly I would like to thank every coach throughout my hockey career for coaching me into the hockey player I am today. Also a big thanks to anyone that has encouraged me to follow my passion for hockey. I look forward to being a student athlete at Becker College for the next four years."

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

TSR Hockey Stars of the Week #19

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/15/2018, 4:00pm EST

LeClair, Forcier, and Henson Earn EHL Weekly Honors

BOSTON, MA -- Another week in the books, as the past 7 days featured 17 games across the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). With 15 of the 16 teams in action, there were plenty of worthy candidates for our weekly honors.

The EHL is pleased to announce that Calvin LeClair (New Hampshire Avalanche), Aleck Forcier (New England Wolves), and Alex Henson (Philadelphia Little Flyers) have been named the TSR Hockey Stars of the Week.

The action continues on Tuesday and runs through the weekend, as the EHL gets set for the final event of the 2017-18 EHL Showcase Series. The week ahead features a total of 22 total games, including 16 at Ice Line in West Chester, PA. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released following the showcase on Monday, January 22nd. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.

Gratton Commits to SUNY Potsdam

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/14/2018, 9:00am EST

Express Defenseman Joins Group of Future Bears

WALPOLE, MA -- Chris Gratton, a defenseman for the Walpole Express, has committed to SUNY Potsdam for the Fall of 2018. The '98 is in his second season with the Express, and to date, has tallied 16 points in 69 career games for Walpole.

“Chris came to us via the North Jersey Avalanche and has developed a tremendous amount in 2 seasons," said Express head coach and general manager Jon Lounsbury. "He is a huge reason why we are having the success we are this season. Chris’s ability to skate and read the play will make him an impact college player from day one.”

Gratton joins a strong group of future Bears, as he is the 4th EHL player to commit to join Potsdam next Fall. The native of Pottstown, PA will hit the campus with 3 members of the New Hampshire Avalanche (Ethan Clark - Michael Paglucca - Ben Thompson). Gratton took some time to reflect on his decision, and thank those that helped him along the way.

“I would like to thank my family for giving me the opportunity to chase my dream of playing NCAA hockey," said Gratton. "I would also like to thank Coach Lounsbury and the Walpole Express for helping me become the player I am today. I am very excited to become a Bear in the Fall."

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

THE #ESHOW - EPISODE #8

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media 01/12/2018, 6:00am EST

This Week's Guest: Bill Zaniboni (Head Coach/GM - Total Athletics Seahawks)

BOSTON, MA -- It's full steam ahead, as the push for the postseason is on in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). Bill Zaniboni is the man at the helm, leading the Total Athletics Seahawks in their inaugural season in the EHL. The first year has brought with plenty of challenges, but Zaniboni feels confident in the way the program is developing. The Seahawks begin the weekend just 2 points out of the final playoff spot in the North Conference, and will hit the ice next on Saturday when they host the Walpole Express at 1:30pm.

Below you'll find the 8th episode of the 2017-18 season.

Remember, the next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released on Monday, January 15th at 4:00pm. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.

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