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First Round Preview

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications, 03/05/20, 9:00AM EST


22 Teams Remain in the EHL and EHLP

BOSTON, MA -- After a phenomenal set of Play-In Games on Wednesday, only 22 teams remain combined between the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) and the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP).


In the EHL, the Seacoast Spartans pulled the upset of the day in the Play-In Round, knocking off the Walpole Express. With the 5-3 win, the Spartans now advance to take on the Vermont Lumberjacks.

As for the East Coast Wizards, their 2-1 victory over the New England Wolves sets up a First Round matchup with the Seahawks Hockey Club. The top-seed Boston Jr. Rangers and 2nd-seed New Hampshire Avalanche will now be watching closely this weekend, to see who they'll draw in the Second Round.

As for the teams down south, while the New Jersey 87s and Philadelphia Revolution rest during their bye week, they will keep their eye on a pair of compelling first round series.

In the first matchup, the Connecticut RoughRiders will play host to the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers for all three games. As for the #4 versus #5 matchup, this puts Team Maryland up against the Philadelphia Little Flyers, with the location alternating back and forth.


As for the EHLP, the Walpole Express picked up a 3-2 victory over the Connecticut Chiefs, and thus earned a First Round matchup with the Railers Jr. Hockey Club.

As for the other upcoming series, the New England Wolves are set to host the Vermont Lumberjacks. Just like in the EHL, the top-seed Boston Jr. Rangers and 2nd-seed New Hampshire Avalanche await to learn their next opponent, with a trip to Providence, RI on the line.

As for the Mid-Atlantic Conference, with only four teams advancing to the playoffs, the New Jersey 87s--New Jersey Renegades and Philadelphia Little Flyers--Philadelphia Revolution series will each be getting underway about a week from today.

As the days pass by, the total number of remaining teams will continue to decrease, indicating that the Frozen Finals are right around the corner.

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