BOSTON MA -- We've reached the Thanksgiving break in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), with just a single game between now and November 27th. The past week featured 16 of the 19 teams in action, and 14 total games across the league. There were key points earned in the standings, along with some solid performances from many of the teams.
The EHL is pleased to announce that Hunter Bersani (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights), Niks Krollis (New Hampshire Avalanche), and Anthony Shrum (Philadelphia Revolution) have been named the TSR Hockey Stars of the Week.
As for the only game on the schedule this week, a pair of division rivals are set to hit the ice for the second time this season. The New Hampshire Avalanche won by the score of 4-3 over the Vermont Lumberjacks back on October 31st at Plattsburgh State University, and they will go for their 16th straight victory on Wednesday afternoon at 1:00pm.
With just a pair of teams in action, our next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released on Tuesday, December 4th. Prior to that however, we will announce our November Stars of the Month on Monday, December 3rd. Remember to catch the #Eshow all season long on HockeyTV.
Bersani and the Knights posted a record of 2-1-0 in their 3 games this past week, taking over sole possession of 5th place in the Mid-Atlantic Conference standings. The Knights have a lot of work to do to try and catch the New Jersey 87's for the top spot in the North Division (ATL), but for now they will keep battling for home-ice advantage in the First Round of the EHL Playoffs.
As for the former EHL All-Star, Bersani notched a pair of goals and 3 assists to his name this past week, running his season total up to 23 points for the year. The Knights' leading scorer will have to continue to pace the offense, as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton hits the ice for 10 more games before the turn of the calendar year. The Knights return to action on the 27th, and they'll play 4 games in 6 days featuring matchups against the Lehigh Valley Jr. Rebels, Connecticut Chiefs, New Hampshire Avalanche, and New York Applecore.
We will switch over to the New England Conference for our top defenseman of the week, as Niks Krollis scored a pair of goals including the game-winner against the Valley Jr. Warriors on Sunday. For the season, the '99 now has 11 points in 10 games, and he recently committed to Norwich University. With all the success that Krollis is having with the Avalanche right now, he's also earned the opportunity to represent his home country of Latvia at the the upcoming World Junior Championships. All and all, Krollis is gaining tons of experience this hockey season, and he's a player to keep your eye on as the Avalanche look to repeat as EHL Champions.
Shrum and the Revolution won their only matchup of the week, extending their winning streak up to 3 games as they head into the break with a mark of 16-4-0. For the '99 netminder, his start on Wednesday was his first of the season, as he turned aside 44 of the 46 shots that the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights sent his way. The native of Muskegon, MI won 9 games for the Revolution at the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) level last season, and was a key reason Philadelphia made it all the way to a decisive game #3 in the Mid-Atlantic Conference finals. Looking ahead, the Revolution return to action on December 1st and 2nd, when they host the Seahawks Hockey Club for a pair of games.
Tommy Condon and the New England Wolves swept their weekend series with the North Carolina Golden Bears, as they hit the break with a mark of 10-12-0 through their first 22 games. After enduring a 5-game losing streak in October, the Wolves have turned things around by winning 6 of their last 9 contests. As for '99 forward, Condon helped pace the offense with pair of goals and an assist this past weekend. For the season, Condon now has 17 points, and he's played in every game for the Wolves.