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EHL Pipeline of the Week - The MASCAC

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications, 06/20/18, 9:00AM EDT

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117 Total Commits Since 2013

BOSTON, MA -- Ever since the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) was formed back in 2013, the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) has always recruited the league very strongly. To date, 117 total EHL players have committed to schools in the MASCAC, and that includes 32 more who will be joining the conference this Fall. The MASCAC is made up of the following seven NCAA hockey programs.

  • Fitchburg State University
  • Framingham State University
  • Plymouth State University
  • Salem State University
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Westfield State University
  • Worcester State University

Below you'll find a list of all the EHL players who will be kicking off their collegiate hockey careers this Fall, along with some insight from some of the coaches in the MASCAC.


Mike McPherson - Plymouth State University (Boston Jr. Rangers)
Matt Roe - Worcester State University (Boston Jr. Rangers)
Ryan Tierney - Salem State University (Boston Jr. Rangers)
Duncan McIntosh - Worcester State University (Connecticut RoughRiders)
Kevin Stoya - Salem State University (East Coast Wizards)
Jordan White - Plymouth State University (East Coast Wizards)
Zander Allen - Framingham State University (New England Wolves)
Rodahn Evans - Framingham State University (New England Wolves)
Blake Harlow - Umass Dartmouth (New England Wolves)
Chris Mattone - Fitchburg State University (New England Wolves)
Anthony Thurston - Framingham State University (New England Wolves)
Derek Britner - Umass Dartmouth (New Hampshire Avalanche)
Kevin Cleary - Framingham State University (New Hampshire Avalanche)
Melker Kroon - Umass Dartmouth (New Hampshire Avalanche)
Jarrett Slear - Plymouth State University (New Hampshire Avalanche)
Patrick Sullivan - Fitchburg State University (New York Applecore)
Tyler Shugrue - Westfield State University (New York Bobcats)
Trevor Lewandoski - Framingham State University (Philadelphia Little Flyers)
Ricky Walsh - Framingham State University (Philadelphia Little Flyers)
Bret Parker - Salem State University (Valley Jr. Warriors)
Jimmy Pelton - Umass Dartmouth (Valley Jr. Warriors)
Brian Smith - Worcester State University (Valley Jr. Warriors)
Alex Groner - Framingham State University (Vermont Lumberjacks)
Max Roth - Worcester State University (Vermont Lumberjacks)
Chris Stangarone - Umass Dartmouth (Vermont Lumberjacks)
Will Ahearn - Worcester State University (Walpole Express)
Henry Bruckner - Worcester State University (Walpole Express)
Josh Grasso - Salem State University (Walpole Express)
Tommy McCarthy - Westfield State University (Walpole Express)
Austin Smith - Umass Dartmouth (Walpole Express)
Pat Twombly - Umass Dartmouth (Walpole Express)
Bryan Whelan - Framingham State University (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights)


“The EHL has been a pleasure to work with. The teams have top talent, are extremely well-coached, the coaches and general managers are easy to work with. The provide access to their players and are committed to placing them in college.”

Dean Fuller
Head Coach
Fitchburg State


"The EHL provides opportunity for exposure to their players, along with knowledgeable coaches that make it easy to communicate. Over the years we've had a lot of luck with EHL players coming to us with a realistic view of themselves. They understand how to be coached and know there's a development model for the next level."

Craig Russell
Head Coach
Plymouth State


"We like recruiting in the EHL for a few different reasons. The teams are very well-run and all of the coaches have the players best interest in mind. The players that come out of the league are prepared academically ready for college, so you know you are getting a good student, and lastly many of the players that come out of the EHL are true difference makers in the ice."

Erik Noack
Head Coach
Umass Dartmouth


"The EHL’s track record of moving players on speaks for itself. We have been fortunate to get some very strong student-athletes from the league throughout the years."

Bob Miele
Head Coach
Westfield State



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