BOSTON, MA -- The Eastern Hockey League (EHL) is pleased to announce the roster for the 2021 All-Star Team that will be taking on Curry College and UMass Boston. The matchup with Fitchburg State was unfortunately cancelled this season due to COVID, but will hopefully return into the mix next year.
This season marks the 4th time that the EHL will be facing-off against an NCAA opponent, and the #EShow is the only junior league in the United States that features this unique opportunity.
"This event brings with it one of my favorite weeks of the season," said Neil Ravin, the Associate Commissioner of the EHL. "Our players get the chance to play college hockey RIGHT NOW, while they're still developing at the junior hockey level. The response we've received over this annual event from the NCAA Division II and III community has been amazing, and I hear from so many people about how the dates are always circled on the calendar."
This year's roster features at least one individual from every team, along with a nice mixture of new and veteran players in the league. At the foundation of the team, there are four players who are each in their third season in the EHL, and this group will serve as the captains for this year's squad.
"We are going to lean on these four individuals to lead the group," added Ravin. "[Egan] Schmitt is in his 3rd season with the Lumberjacks at the EHL level, and 4th year overall in the #EShow when you include a season spent in the EHLP. Along with [Colin] Bella, [Bobby] Geier, and [Josh] Grund, these four leaders typically serve as leaders within their respective programs, and they'll be asked to bring that veteran experience with them this week."
Below you'll find the roster for the 2021 EHL All-Star team.
Team EHL will take on Curry College on Friday at 7:00 pm (Canton Ice House), and UMass Boston on Saturday at 4:00 pm (Edward T. Barry Ice Rink).
Both exhibition matchups will be streamed live on HockeyTV.
#8 -- Jake Murphy (Boston Jr Rangers)
#16 -- Colin Bella (Connecticut RoughRiders)
#14 -- Will Jennings (East Coast Wizards)
#25 -- Ryan Webb (East Coast Wizards)
#10 -- Ricards Jelenskis (New England Wolves)
#11 -- Michael Tersoni (New Hampshire Avalanche)
#20 -- Matthew Zdanowicz (New Jersey 87s)
#17 -- Colin Callanan (New York Apple Core)
#12 -- Kyle Patton (Philadelphia Little Flyers)
#13 -- Spencer Quinn (Protec Jr Ducks)
#21 -- Matt Pimental (Railers Jr Hockey Club)
#18 -- Austin Pick (Seahawks Hockey Club)
#15 -- Farrell Dinn (Team Maryland)
#9 -- Bobby Geier (Team Maryland)
#19 -- Nick Graziano (Team Maryland)
#22 -- Egan Schmitt (Vermont Lumberjacks)
#29 -- Josh Grund (Walpole Express)
#24 -- Dominic Chirico (Connecticut Chiefs)
#27 -- Julius Kvandal (New England Wolves)
#3 -- Thomas Dempsey (New Hampshire Avalanche)
#5 -- Avery Arnold (Philadelphia Little Flyers)
#2 -- Ryan Brow (Protec Jr Ducks)
#23 -- Jake Emery (Seacoast Spartans)
#28 -- Michael O'Brien (Seacoast Spartans)
#26 -- Kyle Lee (Seahawks Hockey Club)
#4 -- Joe Lucien (Valley Jr Warriors)
#6 -- Dominic Metro (Valley Jr Warriors)
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