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.
BURLINGTON, VT -- Mason Emoff, a forward for the Vermont Lumberjacks, has committed to Manhattanville College for the fall of 2019. Emoff is in his third season of junior hockey, and second with the Lumberjacks organization. The '98 native of Ontario, Canada played for Vermont's team at the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) level back in the 2016-17 season, and this year is his first season at the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) level.
"Coaching Mason has been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in hockey," said Lumberjacks head coach and general manager Jim Mosso. "He is the kind of person who inspires everyone around him to be better. He helped me create a program with a one of a kind culture. I couldn’t be more proud to see how many schools wanted him this year. Manhattanville is the perfect fit for him. I know they will be lucky to have him."
Looking back first on Emoff's year in the EHLP, and the talented scorer tore it up that season, tallying 106 total points for the Lumberjacks. After a campaign in the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL), Emoff returned to Vermont, this time at the top level. To date this season, Emoff has notched 47 points through 39 total games. Emoff is proud of the way he has developed throughout his junior career, and is beyond grateful to have returned to the Lumberjacks.
"I couldn’t have asked to be a part of a better team for my final year of junior hockey," said Emoff. "Along with a great group of guys who have made my experience amazing, I'm thankful to be coached by Coach Mosso. He does an exceptional job both on the ice and when it comes to showcasing his players. He went so far out of his way to help me find the perfect fit for college and I could not be any happier."
Emoff and the Lumberjacks have gone 10-1-0 since returning from the holiday break in January, and they are 14-3-0 since Thanksgiving. The stretch has helped Vermont advance all the way up to 4th place overall in the New England Conference. This weekend, the Lumberjacks travel to Tewksbury, MA for a pair of games against the Boston Jr. Rangers, as the two-game series may determine who has the home ice advantage in the First Round of the EHL Playoffs.
Learn more about the Vermont Lumberjacks on the team's official website, and check out the full 2018-19 NCAA commitment list.
BOSTON, MA -- Down the stretch we go, with another jam-packed week in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). Starting today at 12:30pm, the EHL once again features at least one matchup per day through Monday, and 22 total games on the schedule. By this time next week, there's a possibility that three of the four First Round byes will be officially clinched.
EHL Game of the Week
East Coast Wizards vs. Philadelphia Little Flyers
2/7/19 at 4:30pm - IceWorks Skating Complex
The Wizards and Little Flyers hit the ice for the second and final time during the regular season. In the first meeting, that also took place in Pennsylvania, the Little Flyers erased a three-goal deficit in the 3rd period as they battled their way back for a huge 5-4 victory. The Wizards are out for revenge this time around, in what could be a preview for a matchup that we see again at the EHL Frozen Finals.
Below you'll find the full upcoming schedule through Monday the 11th, 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.