BOSTON, MA -- The Eastern Hockey League (EHL) is officially back in full swing as this past weekend featured 11 games, and 12 total teams in action. With a large number of teams and players beginning their respective 2018-19 season, there were plenty of worthy candidates for our weekly honors.
The EHL is pleased to announce that Dominiks Marcinkevics (New England Wolves), Tommy Donnelly (Philadelphia Revolution), and Brendahn Brawley (Philadelphia Little Flyers) have been named the TSR Hockey Stars of the Week.
A new week in the #Eshow kicks-off on Wednesday, and begins a stretch of 9 straight days each with at least 1 game on the schedule. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released on Monday, September 24th at 4:00pm. Catch the #Eshow action all season long on HockeyTV.
Marcinkevics and the Wolves won both of their games this past weekend, beating the East Coast Wizards by the score of 5-3 on Friday, and then following things up with a 5-4 victory over the Walpole Express on Sunday. Marcinkevics was one of the offensive stars for his team, tallying 5 goals and an assist to his name. The 2001-born forward had the game-winning goal in each game, and showed now signs of youth, despite being the 2nd youngest player on his team. It was a phenomenal start to Marcinkevics' EHL career, and he will look to stay hot this week when the Wolves hit the road to face the Wizards again on the Friday, and then the New Hampshire Avalanche on Saturday.
Donnelly and the Revolution swept their opening weekend series against Team Maryland, and the '99 was a star on the point. Donnelly had a goal and five assists in the two games, and will look to stay hot as the Revolution get set for a three-game weekend. Philadelphia is scheduled to hit the road to take on the North Carolina Golden Bears on Saturday and Sunday, and then return home for a playoff rematch with the New York Applecore on Monday. Donnelly and the Revolution knocked off the Applecore in the Second Round of last year's EHL Playoffs, punching their ticket to the EHL Frozen Finals.
Rounding out this week's top performers, Brawley picked up right where he left off on EHL Opening Day. The '98 netminder earned the shutout against Team Maryland in the first game of the season, and then another shutout on Saturday as he stopped all 24 shots that the Valley Jr. Warriors sent his way. Brawley's dominance continued for more than half of Sunday's matchup with the Boston Jr. Rangers, before he finally let up his first goal of the season. In total, Brawley's shutout streak stretched just over 155 minutes to start the season. In total, Brawley owns a perfect record of 3-0-0 to go along with a 1.00 GAA and .961 save percentage. He'll look to stay hot this week, as the Little Flyers take on New York Applecore in a home-and-home series.