HAMDEN, CT -- Olof Djurberg, a goaltender for the Connecticut Oilers, has committed to Bethel University for the Fall of 2018. In his first and only season in the EHL, the '97 won 11 games and was named an #Eshow Top Performer back in January (TSR Hockey Stars of the Week #21).
"Olof is a coach's dream, as he led the Oilers both on and off the ice this past year," said Oilers head coach and general manager Karl Linden. "Olof played extremely well as he net-minded the newly formed Oilers to the EHL Playoffs. His technical and calm style of play will translate real well to the next level.”
As Linden mentioned, Djurberg was the anchor behind the Oilers run to the postseason. While the year ultimately ended sooner than the team had hoped, the Swedish goaltender and his teammates have a lot to be proud. Djurberg took some time to show his appreciation.
"I'm proud to announce my commitment to play hockey and further my education at Bethel University," said Djurberg. "Thank you to my family, friends and coaches who have helped me along the way!"
With Djurberg's commitment, the Bethel University Royals have now brought in at least one new player from the EHL in each of the past three seasons.
BOSTON, MA -- Ever since the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) was formed back in 2013, the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC), formerly known as the ECAC West, has always recruited the league very strongly. To date, 88 total EHL players have committed to schools in the UCHC, and that includes 13 more who will be joining the conference this Fall. The UCHC is made up of the following ten NCAA hockey programs.
Below you'll find a list of all the EHL players and one alumni who will be kicking off their collegiate hockey careers this Fall, along with insight from some of the coaches in the UCHC.
BREWSTER, NY -- Mark Siegel, a goaltender for the New York Applecore, has committed to Anna Maria College for the Fall of 2018. The '97 just finished his third season in the EHL, and first with the Applecore. The native of Mahopac, NY put together a solid final season of junior hockey, racking up 11 wins to go along with a 2.69 GAA and .900 save percentage.
Siegel is now set to kick-off his collegiate hockey career this Fall, and hopes to play a key role in establishing the foundation for the Anna Maria hockey team. The Amcats will begin play at the Division III level as an independent school, and their roster already includes ten players from seven different organizations in the EHL. Of all his future teammates, Siegel will be most familiar with Nicholas Kukuris of the Connecticut RoughRiders, as the two veterans have been opponents in the same division for the past two years.
Learn more about the New York Applecore on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.
595 Mix Ave, Hamden, CT 06514
Connecticut Oilers (Head Coach/GM)
300 Wilson Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854
Connecticut RoughRiders (Head Coach/GM)
63 Fields Ln, Brewster, NY 10509
New York Applecore (Head Coach/GM)
575 Vanderbilt Pkwy, Dix Hills, NY 11746
New York Bobcats Royals (Head Coach/GM)
700 Lawrence Dr, West Chester, PA 19380
Philadelphia Jr. Flyers (Head Coach/GM)
3100 Dutton Mill Rd, Aston, PA 19014
Philadelphia Little Flyers (Head Coach/GM)
1621 Mearns Rd, Warwick, PA 18974
Philadelphia Revolution (Head Coach/GM)
12 Old Boston Rd, Pittston, PA 18640
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights (Head Coach/GM)