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TSR Hockey Stars of the Month

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications, 03/01/19, 9:00AM EST


Walker Headlines Top Performers from February

BOSTON, MA -- It's the final weekend of the 2018-19 regular season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), and the 12 playoff teams are locked in. This past month featured many great matchups and performances across the league, as the teams battled it out for home-ice advantage.

The EHL is pleased to announce that Mikey Giampapa (Philadelphia Little Flyers), Connor Boyce (Connecticut RoughRiders), and Thomas Walker (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights) have been named the TSR Hockey Stars of the Month for February.

The Stars of the Month will all receive a $20 TSR Hockey gift certificate.

Scroll down to read about each player's set of February performances, and remember to catch the #Eshow action all year long on HockeyTV.

Mikey Giampapa

Giampapa and the Little Flyers won all seven of their games in the month of February, and closed out the regular season on a ten-game winning streak. Philadelphia finished the year with the best regular season mark in league history at 40-3-1.

As for the 2000-born native of Ridley, PA, Giampapa averaged two points per game in February, tallying seven goals and seven assists over the course of the month. For the season, the EHL rookie notched 55 points in 35 total games. Included in those 55 points were a league-leading seven game-winning goals.

The talented young scorer will look to continue to lead his team in the playoffs, as the Little Flyers seek to win both the 2018-19 Regular Season and Playoff Championships for the first time in their history as a franchise.

Connor Boyce

Boyce and the RoughRiders battled their way through a 6-4-0 final month of the regular season. Connecticut has clinched their spot in the New England Conference playoffs, but their final seed won't likely be determined until the end of their game with the Boston Jr. Rangers tomorrow afternoon.

As for the '98 native of St. Albans, VT, Boyce scored four goals this past month, and racked up eight total assists. For the season, Boyce now has 42 points in 39 total games to date, which surpasses the 39 total points he tallied last year, his first season with the RoughRiders.

Boyce serves as the captain of the RoughRiders, and he will look to continue to anchor his team on the back end, as they look to make some noise in the upcoming EHL Playoffs.

Thomas Walker

Wrapping things up between the pipes, and Walker posted a perfect record of 7-0-0 in the month of the February. The Knights won all nine of their games, and their current ten-game winning streak has helped them clinch the #3 seed in the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Conference playoffs.

As for the '99 native of Spotswood, NJ, Walker's perfect month improved his overall record up to 24-12-3 for the season, to go along with a solid 2.51 GAA and .925 save percentage. Walker's shutout over the New York Applecore on the 20th was his 6th of the season, which ranks him 2nd in the EHL in that category.

Walker and the Knights have now earned a matchup with the Applecore in the First Round of the playoffs, as they will look to seek revenge over the result of their matchup in the 2018 playoffs.