BOSTON, MA -- We turn the page to another jam-packed week in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). The upcoming schedule features all 18 EHL teams in action, with many intriguing matchups across the league. Every point is critical this week, both in terms of making the EHL Playoffs, and then securing the home ice advantage.
EHL Game of the Week
Vermont Lumberjacks vs. Boston Jr. Rangers
2/16/19 at 4:40pm - Breakaway Ice Center
The Rangers and Lumberjacks hit the ice for their third matchup of the 2018-19 regular season. Earlier this year, these two teams split their pair of games up in Vermont. The back end of this two-game set is scheduled for Sunday the 17th at 1:40pm, and we'll find out soon if these rivals are destined to meet in the First Round of the postseason.
Below you'll find the full upcoming schedule through Monday the 18th, and the next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released that afternoon. Remember to catch the #Eshow all season long on HockeyTV.
BOSTON, MA -- As we turn the page to a new week in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), we now officially have two teams that have clinched byes in the First Round of the EHL Playoffs. The Philadelphia Little Flyers locked up their division back on January 26th, and the New Hampshire Avalanche did the same this past Saturday night. Overall, this past week featured many great performances across the league, as the standings continue to tighten up in both conferences.
The EHL is pleased to announce that Tao Ishizuka (Connecticut RoughRiders), A.J. Przystawski (New Hampshire Avalanche), and Brendahn Brawley (Philadelphia Little Flyers) have been named the TSR Hockey Stars of the Week.
We keep on rolling with another 18 games on the schedule this week. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released on Monday, February 18th. Remember to catch the #Eshow all season long on HockeyTV.
HOOKSETT, NH -- Nathan Pickett, a goaltender for the New Hampshire Avalanche, has committed to Suffolk University for the fall of 2019. The '99 native of Auburn, MA is enjoying his first season of junior hockey in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), as he currently owns a record of 20-1-0 to go along with a 1.73 GAA, a .940 save percentage, and three shutouts.
"Pickett was a great early addition to our team," said Avalanche head coach and general manager Chris Cerrella. "He has come in and earned everything he has received this season. I think he is going to be great at the college level. He moves very well in the crease and is very calm; he gives you a chance to win every night. I think he is a great addition to the Rams hockey program and a great addition to Suffolk University's strong academic community. I am happy to see Pickett go to college exactly where he wanted to, and I wish him and his family nothing but the best of luck."
As Cerrella mentioned, Pickett found the perfect fit for himself both from the academic and athletic perspectives. The netminder is the first EHL player to commit to the Rams this season, and 14th player to do so since the league was formed back in the 2013. Overall, Pickett is beyond grateful to have reached this moment in his career.
"I would like to thank my family, especially my mother, who has always supported me," said Pickett. "I know my father would be very proud of my decision to attend Suffolk University, both on the ice and in the classroom. I also would like to thank Coach Cerrella and the entire New Hampshire Avalanche organization for bringing me into part of their culture of success to help me grow and get better."
To no surprise, Pickett has earned a number of accolades throughout his spectacular season with the Avalanche. Last night, he added to his 'Goalie of the Year' resume, as he anchored his team to an overtime victory against the Boston Jr. Rangers. With the win, the Avalanche clinched the North Division of the New England Conference, and earned themselves a First Round bye in the EHL Playoffs.
Learn more about the New Hampshire Avalanche on the team's official website, and check out the full 2018-19 NCAA commitment list.