BOSTON, MA -- This fall, the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) will be welcoming in a trio of new franchises, bringing the total number of teams up to 15 spanning up the East Coast.
On this week's episode of the #EShow, we officially welcome the trio of new EHLP teams to the podcast. This fall marks the start of the 8th season in EHLP history, and with the additions of the Adirondack Jr. Thunder, the Union Jr. Thunder, and the Pennsylvania Huntsmen, the EHLP will have never been bigger with 15 teams set to hit the ice. The podcast begins (1:32) with an interview featuring Glenn Merkosky, who is at the helm up in Adirondack, playing in the same building as their ECHL pro team. Moving along to our second 'Thunder' team (17:02), Sam Tafel joins the podcast to talk about how years of building a youth program have led to this new junior team. Finally, to wrap things up (31:36), Zach Overholtzer is the General Manager for the Huntsmen, and he too felt like the next best step for his organization was to add a junior team at the top.