BOSTON, MA -- Dating back to the first season of the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), a total of 121 players have made their NCAA Commitment to a school that plays out of the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC).
The NEHC is made up of the following ten NCAA Division III programs:
Each of the ten schools has recruited at least five athletes from the EHL, with nine more players set to join the conference and begin their collegiate hockey careers this fall.
The NEHC is well-known as one of the top Division III leagues in the country, and this has been proven with at least one member of the conference advancing to the Frozen Four in three of the past four seasons. This past year alone, the NEHC saw two programs (Hobart and Norwich) reach the biggest stage in Division III hockey.
As for alumni that have advanced to the NEHC and brought great levels of success with them, look no further than Todd Jackson.
The '95 forward was one of the top scorers in the EHL during his time with the Connecticut RoughRiders, and that touch carried over when he arrived at Norwich. In his freshmen season, Jackson played a key role in the team's offense, and tallied in the game-winning goal in the 2017 National Championship game.
Jackson connected with Norwich through the EHL Showcase Series, as these league-wide events are always heavily attended by coaches from the NEHC.
“The coaches and league administrators of the EHL make the recruiting process easier for all college coaches. All the coaches are very accessible and their showcases are first class.” -- Chris Glionna (Head Coach - Suffolk University)
With the improvement of the series, the number of players advancing has increased every year.
Here is the full list of EHL players that are set to become freshmen this fall in NEHC:
Jake Adkins - UMass Boston (New Hampshire Avalanche)
John Banovetz - Norwich University (Seahawks Hockey Club)
Brandon Collett - Castleton University (Seahawks Hockey Club)
Nick Daluisio - UMass Boston (Philadelphia Little Flyers)
Niks Krollis - Norwich University (New Hampshire Avalanche)
Nathan Pickett - Suffolk University (New Hampshire Avalanche)
Cam St. Amand - Johnson & Wales University (Seahawks Hockey Club)
Max Rand - Suffolk University (Walpole Express)
Nick Ritmo - University of Southern Maine (New Hampshire Avalanche)
Ryan Rowland % - UMass Boston (Philadelphia Revolution)
% Alumni Commitment
Scroll down to read what some alumni had to say of the #Eshow, and stay tuned all offseason as we continue to highlight all of the different pipelines that have been created since 2013.
Next Week's NCAA Pipeline -- The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC)