BOSTON, MA -- The Eastern Hockey League (EHL) is pleased to announce that Nolan Egbert of the Boston Jr. Rangers has been named the 2018 Goaltender of the Year (GOY). Egbert is in his second season with the Rangers, and to date, he has won 41 total games during his career in the EHL. The Goaltender of the Year award and all other league honors, are voted on by the coaches in the EHL.
"We are very proud of Nolan for being named Goaltender of the Year, and of course, for his commitment to UMass Boston," said Rangers head coach and general manager Rich DeCaprio. "The last 2 seasons he has really grown both on and off the ice. His abilities are unmatched in my opinion and his ceiling is still very high. We are going to lean on him heavily here in the playoffs, but we also wish him the best over the next 4 years. I'm glad he's staying local!"
As DeCaprio mentioned, the native of New York just recently committed to join the Beacons, a squad that he took on as a member of the EHL All-Star Team back in October. Egbert definitely caught the attention of the UMB coaches that afternoon, stopping 36 of the 37 shots he faced in just under 30 minutes of action. It has been a fantastic final season of junior hockey for Egbert, and the icing on the cake would be an EHL Championship. The Rangers' anchor will look to get his team one step closer, when they kick-off their Second Round matchup against the Walpole Express this afternoon at 4:30pm.
The 2nd place finisher for the GOY honor is Nick Sorgio (New Hampshire Avalanche) and 3rd place is Alex Henson (Philadelphia Little Flyers). Monday, the EHL will announce the 2018 Rookie of the Year (ROY).