BOSTON, MA -- We move closer towards the Thanksgiving Break, with another busy week completed in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) and the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP).
Below you'll find the 10th set of Warrior Hockey Stars of the Week, from the past seven days in the EHL and EHLP.
The past week featured 15 total games across the EHL, including a set of upsets in each conference.
The EHL is pleased to announce that Jack Loran (New England Wolves), Julius Kvandal (New England Wolves) and Billy Girard (Boston Jr. Rangers) have been named the Warrior Hockey Stars of the Week.
Loran, Kvandal, and the Wolves, went 2-0-0 this past weekend, sweeping the previously top-ranked Vermont Lumberjacks by scores of 7-4 and 5-3.
Loran and Kvandal combined for a total of 10 points over the course of the two games. Loran, a ’99 forward from Massena, NY, put together back-to-back two-goal and one assist performances, for a total of six points in the two games.
Meanwhile Kvandal, the 2001-born native of Norway, was able to score his first goal of the year on Saturday, and assist on two of the other six goals for the Wolves. On Sunday, Kvandal was able to pick up another assist on one of Loran’s tallies, helping to lead his team to the weekend sweep.
Looking forward the Wolves will look to carry this momentum with them into matchups this weekend against the Seahawks Hockey Club and the Valley Jr. Warriors.
Speaking of top-ranked teams, Girard and the Rangers took over the top spot in the New England Conference standings as well as the EHL Power Rankings, following a week that same them go 3-0-0.
The '99 native of Boca Raton, FL stood tall between the pipes in the victories over the Seahawks on Saturday night, and the East Coast Wizards on Sunday afternoon. In total Girard turned aside 55 of the 58 shots he faced over the weekend. For the season, Girard is now 12-3-0, and owns a 2.12 GAA to go along with a .932 save percentage.
Coming up this week, the Rangers face-off with the Seacoast Spartans tomorrow afternoon and the Walpole Express on Sunday, but the matchup to highlight comes on Saturday. Girard will look to continue anchoring his team with a huge matchup against the 2nd-ranked New Hampshire Avalanche.
Flipping over to the Premier Division, and the EHLP is pleased to announce that James Mattson (New Jersey Renegades), Sebastian Rominiecki (Philadelphia Little Flyers) and Ryan Warren (Railers Jr. Hockey Club) have been named the Warrior Hockey Stars of the Week.
Mattson and the Renegades split their home-and-home series this past weekend against the Philadelphia Revolution, with each team winning on the road.
The 2002-born forward paced the offense while tallying six points in the two games. The native of New Jersey started his campaign for our weekly honors by netting a pair of goals during Saturday’s contest. His scoring continued Sunday, as Mattson was able to notch a hat-trick, and tack on an additional assist as well.
The Renegades will resume action this weekend, with a home-and-home series scheduled against the New York Bridgemen on Friday and Sunday, and a matchup with the Philadelphia Little Flyers right in the middle (Saturday).
Speaking of the Little Flyers, Rominiecki and the top-ranked team in the EHLP, improved their record up to 16-2-1 with a 7-0 shutout over the Bridgemen on Sunday. The 2001-born native of Runnemede, NJ tallied a goal and an assist during Sunday’s contest.
In 19 games to date, the defenseman now has 10 total points on the year, and is clearly on the path to surpassing the 11 total points he tallied throughout the entire 2018-19 season.
Rominiecki and the Little Flyers hit the road to take on the Renegades on Saturday, and then return home for a matchup with the 2nd place New Jersey 87s on Sunday.
Warren continued to shine this past weekend for the Railers, turning aside 33 of the 36 shots he faced in a 6-3 victory over the Boston Jr. Rangers on Sunday. With the win, the 2001-born neminder improved his record up to 10-2-0 for the season, to go along with a stellar 1.91 GAA and .923 save percentage. With the win, the Railers were able to move their way into the EHLP Power Rankings for the first time in franchise history.
Looking forward, Warren and the Railers will feel the pressure right away, as they host the Vermont Lumberjacks for a pair of games on Friday and Saturday and then travel to take on the 2nd-ranked New Hampshire Avalanche on Sunday.