BOSTON, MA -- We've reached the final month of 2020, in what has been an extremely difficult calendar year. The Eastern Hockey League (EHL) and Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) continue to move forward, overcoming all of the different hurdles and obstacles that are thrown our way.
In the EHL, the top-five teams remain exactly the same, with the #1 New Jersey 87s leading the way. At 15-0-2, the 87's are tied for the 3rd longest point streak in EHL history, and are set to return to action on Thursday and Friday this week, with a home-and-home series scheduled against the Protec Jr Ducks.
At #2, the Boston Jr Rangers remain hot on the heels of the 87's with a mark of 14-1-1. The defending Regular Season Champions will get their shot at joining New Jersey at the 15-win plateau when they travel to take on the Seahawks Hockey Club tomorrow morning at 11:00 am.
After losing in a shootout to the New England Wolves this past Tuesday, the #3 New Hampshire Avalanche got quick revenge over their in-state rivals, with back-to-back 5-2 victories over the past two days. At 13-2-1, the Avalanche are essentially one game behind the Rangers at the top of the New England Conference standings.
At #4, the Walpole Express won the first-ever Thanksgiving Showdown this past Thursday, and then made it two wins in a row over the Seahawks with last night's 3-2 victory. After starting 0-4-1 through their first five games of the season, the Express are a near-perfect 12-1-0 in their last 13 contests. Walpole will get back to work with a matchup against the Valley Jr Warriors on Sunday.
Wrapping things up at #5, the Connecticut Chiefs are another team playing well as of late, going 5-0-1 in their last six contests.
In the EHLP, the action was very quiet throughout the holiday week, with just three total games played throughout the entire division.
The #1 New Hampshire Avalanche won one of those three games this past Tuesday, improving their perfect record up to 12-0-0 for the year.
Following the Avalanche, the Boston Jr Rangers, New Jersey 87s, and Philadelphia Little Flyers all remain locked in at #2, #3, and #4 respectively.
One big matchup coming up this week puts the two South Division rivals up against each other on Saturday night, as the Little Flyers host the 87's at 5:30 pm.