BOSTON, MA -- Way back in October of 2017, the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) put together a group of All-Stars to take on the Umass Boston Beacons. Team EHL consisted of at least one player from all 16 teams, and the young men represented the league very well. The action began with Team EHL getting on the board first, but ultimately it was the Beacons who skated away with a 3-2 victory. The EHL All-Stars were led first and foremost by the play of Nolan Egbert (Boston Jr. Rangers) and Michael Paglucca (New Hampshire Avalanche) between the pipes, as the netminders combined for 56 total saves.
Below you'll find a quick breakdown of the 2017-18 season for each player, as well as an outlook for their future hockey endeavors.
LACONIA, NH -- Noah Morning, a defenseman for the New England Wolves, has committed to Anna Maria College for the Fall of 2018. In his first season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), Morning began the year with the Connecticut Oilers. In 21 games on the point, the '97 tallied a goal and an assist to his name, and then moved to the Wolves in mid-November. The native of Berlin, MD put up similar numbers in New Hampshire, all while helping his team lock up a playoff spot in the North Conference.
"When Noah came to Laconia it breathed some new life into his season, and playing for Coach Kunes made a huge impact on his total defensive game," said Wolves head coach and general manager Andrew Trimble. "I am very pleased that Noah found a great school and can be part of establishing the hockey culture at Anna Maria, as they lay the groundwork for success there. We wish Noah, Anna Maria, and Coach McCauley a ton of success!"
Prior to this past season, Morning spent the 2016-17 campaign developing with the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers in the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP). The Amcats are set to begin their inaugural season at the Division III level this Fall. When their season kicks off, their roster will include Morning and eight other EHL players from the 2017-18 season.
Here is a full list of all the EHL players who've committed to Anna Maria College:
Jon Fowler (Boston Jr. Rangers)
Donnie Shaw (Boston Jr. Rangers)
Nicholas Kukuris (Connecticut RoughRiders)
Brendan Boncore (New England Wolves)
Noah Morning (New England Wolves)
Jake Huss (Total Athletics Seahawks)
Alex Friend (Total Athletics Seahawks)
Josh Malin (Valley Jr. Warriors)
Patrick Manning (Vermont Lumberjacks)
Learn more about the New England Wolves on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.
HAVERHILL, MA -- Bret Parker, a forward for the Valley Jr. Warriors, has committed to Salem State for the Fall of 2018. The '98 joined the Warriors in mid-December, and scored three goals in the final 17 games of the season.
"Ultimately he got better as the season went on and was able to get the attention of Salem State,” said Warriors head coach and general manager Andy Heinze. “I think that will be a good fit for him. He really wanted to go to school, and he helped us out with a lot of depth and skill in the lineup.”
Parker is one of four EHL players from the 2017-18 season, who will kicking off their collegiate hockey careers with the Vikings this Fall. The native of Hanvor, MA will be joined by Ryan Tierney (Boston Jr. Rangers), Kevin Stoya (East Coast Wizards), and Josh Grasso (Walpole Express). Parker is looking forward to the next step in his journey, and while it may have been short, he is also very thankful for his time with the Warriors.
“After coming off a long injury, the Warriors organization took me in halfway through the season and got me back to where I needed to be," said Parker. "Coach Heinze allowed me to come in and play a lot of minutes and that helped in my development as a player. I think the EHL is the top league for division 3 advancement and the coaches do a great job of finding the right fit for each player. I’d like to thank my friends and family for all the support."
Learn more about the Valley Jr. Warriors on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.