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Railers Name James Mello EHL Head Coach

By Worcester Jr. Railers Staff - usajuniorhockey.com 05/24/2019, 9:00am EDT

WORCESTER, MA -- One of the EHL’s newest teams, the Worcester Junior Railers, named their coaching staff for the 2019-20 season. James Mello will be the Jr. Railers head coach as they embark on their inaugural season in the EHL.

Seacoast Spartans Introduce EHL Team

By Steffan Waters - usajuniorhockey.com 05/21/2019, 9:00am EDT

EXETER, NH -- The Seacoast Spartans have been a mainstay in the Northeast with strong-performing 18U and 16U teams for several years. Now, the Spartans will offer a junior hockey option to their brand as they’ve announced they’ll have a team in the EHL for the 2019-20 season.

EHL and EHLP Teams Heading to CCM Showcase

By EHL/EHLP Staff 05/17/2019, 9:00am EDT

League Officials Joining Recruiting Effort, Next Week in Denver

BOSTON, MA -- The Eastern Hockey League (EHL) and Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) are pleased to announce that Mark Kumpel (Director of Hockey Operations) and Neil Ravin (Director of Communications) will join a strong list of teams heading to Denver, CO next week for the annual CCM Showcase.

2019 All-Star Weekend

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 05/15/2019, 9:00am EDT

Team EHL Set to Take on Fitchburg State, Salem State, and UMass Boston

BOSTON, MA -- The Eastern Hockey League (EHL) is pleased to announce that this year's All-Star festivities have once again increased in size.

Wolves Named Humanitarians of the Year

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 05/08/2019, 9:00am EDT

Organization Awarded Once Again for Contributions to Their Community

BOSTON, MA -- The Eastern Hockey League (EHL) and the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) are pleased to announce that the New England Wolves have won the 2018-19 Humanitarian Award. After giving away this award for the first time last season, the Wolves have set the bar by taking home the honors in each of the first two years. The Humanitarian Award recognizes the organization which provides outstanding contributions to their community. With over 1000 hours of community service and volunteer work dedicated this season, it came as no surprise when coaches of the league chose to recognition the Wolves once again.

"The job that Andrew Trimble, Tim Kunes, and the rest of the staff have done in Laconia is just phenomenal," said Mark Kumpel, the league's Director of Hockey Operations. "Highlighted by this year's EHLP Championship, it's clear to see how the product on the ice has improved, but the work off the ice hasn't slowed down either. The Wolves have become such a strong part of their community, and they are so worthy of being recognized on back-to-back years."

As Kumpel mentioned, the Wolves are led by Andrew Trimble and Tim Kunes. Trimble serves as the General Manager for the entire organization and the head coach of the EHLP team. Trimble's team hit new heights this year when they claimed their first title in Providence, and the veteran coach also earned himself Coach of the Year honors.

As for Kunes, the leader of the Wolves' EHL team, while their season fell just short of the postseason, the club continued to improve in the right direction. Led by the 2018-19 Rookie of the Year (Dominiks Marcinkevics), the Wolves continue to climb their way up, one step at a time in the EHL.

Looking back on the team's community efforts from this past year, and the list of events that the team contributed too is extensive.

  • WOW Trail Cleanup
  • New England Pond Hockey Classic
  • Pumpkin Fest
  • United Way's Day of Caring
  • Laconia Christmas Village Cleanup
  • Gilford Rotary Christmas Tree Sale

Also, along with the community service hours, all of the players and coaches got involved with volunteer work within the Laconia Youth Hockey Program:

  • Lakes Region Learn to Skate
  • Lakes Region Lakers/Scoring Concepts Skills Nights

Last, but certainly not least, a set of benefit games and a toy drive helped set the Wolves apart:

  • NH Humane Society Donation Night - Collected pet food and supplies, kitty litter, and fundraising for the organization.
  • JBT Benefit Game - Raise over $30,000 for the Cure Stars Now Foundation.
  • MAX Toy Drive - Holiday Toy Drive to Benefit Dana Barber and the Boston Children’s Hospital.

It was a truly special season for the Wolves in the Lakes Region community, and the icing on the cake came when the city of Laconia named September 22nd “New England Wolves Day".

From the endless fundraisers, to the tremendous success the Wolves saw in the EHLP, the EHL, and with their NCAA alumni, the 2018-19 season was special. The EHL and the EHLP strive to build up every player to best of their abilities both on and off the ice. It's not just about how many points you finish the season with, as our focus also centers in on making our players better people. The Wolves are helping to develop some of the top individuals to ever be a part of the EHL and the EHLP.

Congratulations to the New England Wolves on being named the Humanitarians of the Year for the 2nd consecutive season.

The 2019-20 EHL Showcase Series

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 05/06/2019, 9:00am EDT

Dates and Locations Announced for Upcoming Season

BOSTON, MA -- The Eastern Hockey League is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the 2019-20 Showcase Series. This year's version of the Showcase Series will feature five league-wide events in the EHL, to go along with a pair of events in the EHLP. All showcases for this upcoming season will each span over a two-day period.

EHL and EHLP Student-Athletes of the Year

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 05/01/2019, 9:00am EDT

Kerbrat, Philippon, and Matejka Earn League Honors

BOSTON, MA -- The Eastern Hockey League (EHL) and the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) are pleased to announce that Wiggle Kerbrat (New Hampshire Avalanche), Colin Philippon (Vermont Lumberjacks), and Andreas Matejka (New England Wolves) have been named the 2018-19 Student-Athletes of the Year.

Each player turned heads both on the ice and off the ice, exemplifying the idea of being a 'student-athlete.' Whether it was community service hours, or additional time spent studying, each individual set themselves apart from the rest.

"This is our second year recognizing a group of top student-athletes, and I believe it truly shows how dedicated our players are both on and off the ice," said Mark Kumpel, the league's Director of Hockey Operations. "Our organizations are helping these players grow as young men, and much of this growth takes place away from the rink. Of course what takes place on the ice is important, but all the college coaches also ask about what takes place when our guys aren't playing hockey. The college coaches are looking for players who will help them win hockey games, but also earn an education while they play. These three individuals all have very bright futures ahead of them, because they are dedicated to aspects of their life other than just hockey. On behalf of the league, I would like to congratulate Wiggle, Colin, and Andreas, for all the work they put in this past year."

The 2020 EHL Frozen Finals

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 04/30/2019, 9:00am EDT

League Champions Set to Be Crowned at Schneider Arena

BOSTON, MA -- The Eastern Hockey League (EHL) and the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) are pleased to announce that for the third consecutive season, we will crown our champions at Schneider Arena on the campus of Providence College.

EHL and EHLP Announce League Footprints

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 04/23/2019, 8:00am EDT

2019-20 Season to Feature 32 Total Teams

BOSTON, MA -- As we approach the end of April, it’s time to turn the page in both the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) and the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP). When the 2019-20 hockey season kicks off in September, it will be the 7th year of the EHL, and the 5th year of the EHLP. In total the EHL and the EHLP will combine to send out 32 teams onto the ice this fall, with a handful of new programs that were recently approved by the USA Hockey Junior Council. Below you’ll find the complete lists for all of this year’s EHL and EHLP teams.

Second Year, Second Title

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 04/08/2019, 9:00am EDT

A Look Back at the 2019 EHL Frozen Finals

PROVIDENCE, RI -- We can officially close the books on the 6th season of the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). Following an incredible week at Schneider Arena on the campus of Providence College, we have once again crowned the New Hampshire Avalanche as the Champions of the EHL. After successfully pulling off the 'First Year, First Title' feat this past season, New Hampshire is now two for two. This year’s EHL Frozen Finals were a phenomenal display of some of the talent that the league has to offer, and a final exclamation point on another milestone season for the #Eshow.

"We just had such an awesome group again this season," said Avalanche head coach and general manager Chris Cerrella. "There were a few points during the season where I wondered if this group could accomplish what last year's team did, but that was all confirmed over the past couple weeks. Our group came together as a unit at the perfect time, and as a result, we are champions again. I couldn't be more proud of this team, and especially the 16 NCAA commits that we will have when all is said and done. Of course that is why we are all here, and that's to get these players to the next level. The tournament in Providence featured so many future collegiate hockey players, and three other great teams in the Little Flyers, Wizards, and Knights. Those are three well-run organizations from the top on down, and this was a great event for everyone involved."

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