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Boisvert Commits To Morrisville State

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 05/09/2019, 9:00am EDT

Lumberjacks Defenseman Set to Join Mustangs this Fall

BURLINGTON, VT -- James Boisvert, a defenseman for the Vermont Lumberjacks, has committed to Morrisville State for the fall of 2019. In his first and only season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), the '98 native of Mansfield, TX tallied 21 total points for his team.

"James Boisvert was a huge part of our team’s success this year,” said Lumberjacks head coach and general manager Jim Mosso. “He was one of our best defensemen, that contributed to our offensive output. He was used on the power-play, the penalty kill and everything in between. He was a great guy in the locker room and pushed his teammates around him. He has all the tools to succeed right away at the college level.”

As Mosso mentioned, the Lumberjacks used Boisvert in many different situations, including sliding him up to forward for the team's first playoff game of the 2019 postseason. In that matchup with the RoughRiders, Boisvert notched a hat-trick, and was later named the TSR Hockey Top Performer of the first round series. Overall Boisvert believes that he made the perfect decision in choosing the Lumberjacks and the EHL, for his final year of junior hockey.

"The Lumberjacks helped me take my game to the next level and Coach Mosso along with the EHL put me in front of many schools to show my skills," said Boisvert. "Coach Mosso helped me become a much better defensive player, to pay attention to the details, and boosted my offensive side of the game. Playing college hockey was always a goal of mine and the Lumberjacks helped to make it a reality. I am thankful I was able to play my age-out year for Coach Mosso, and with one of the best run programs in the country.”

Boisvert is one of two EHL players set to join the Mustangs this fall, as Cade Street of the Philadelphia Little Flyers made the same decision a few months ago.

Learn more about the Vermont Lumberjacks on the team's official website, and check out the full 2018-19 NCAA commitment list.

EHL and EHLP Student-Athletes of the Year

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 05/01/2019, 9:00am EDT

Kerbrat, Philippon, and Matejka Earn League Honors

BOSTON, MA -- The Eastern Hockey League (EHL) and the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) are pleased to announce that Wiggle Kerbrat (New Hampshire Avalanche), Colin Philippon (Vermont Lumberjacks), and Andreas Matejka (New England Wolves) have been named the 2018-19 Student-Athletes of the Year.

Each player turned heads both on the ice and off the ice, exemplifying the idea of being a 'student-athlete.' Whether it was community service hours, or additional time spent studying, each individual set themselves apart from the rest.

"This is our second year recognizing a group of top student-athletes, and I believe it truly shows how dedicated our players are both on and off the ice," said Mark Kumpel, the league's Director of Hockey Operations. "Our organizations are helping these players grow as young men, and much of this growth takes place away from the rink. Of course what takes place on the ice is important, but all the college coaches also ask about what takes place when our guys aren't playing hockey. The college coaches are looking for players who will help them win hockey games, but also earn an education while they play. These three individuals all have very bright futures ahead of them, because they are dedicated to aspects of their life other than just hockey. On behalf of the league, I would like to congratulate Wiggle, Colin, and Andreas, for all the work they put in this past year."

Foley Commits To Franklin Pierce

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 04/11/2019, 9:00am EDT

Lumberjacks Forward Set to Join Ravens this Fall

BURLINGTON, VT -- Conor Foley, a forward for the Vermont Lumberjacks, has committed to Franklin Pierce University for the fall of 2019. In his first and only season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), the ’98 native from Nahant, MA racked up 15 goals and 19 assists for a total of 34 points in just 29 games with the Lumberjacks. 

“Conor Foley came to our team halfway through the season, and made a major impact on our team,” said Lumberjacks head coach and general manager Jim Mosso. “He averaged over a point per game and extended our team’s depth. He is a great kid and instantly became a leader. He has overcome so much as a hockey player already and has used his obstacles to drive him forward. I'm very blessed to have him join our team when he did. This accomplishment goes further than anyone can truly describe. I am extremely proud.”

As Mosso mentioned, Foley made an immediate impact to the Lumberjacks roster, after joining them halfway through the season, and Foley is very grateful to have received the opportunity. 

“Playing for the Lumberjacks and Coach Mosso gave me every opportunity I needed to help me get back into the game of hockey.” said Foley. “I truly believe without Coach Mosso and my Lumberjack teammates I would not be playing college hockey next year. He filled all the holes in my game and made me into a complete player.”

Foley is the 3rd player in Lumberjacks' history to commit to join the Ravens, and the first to do so since the 2013-14 season. Overall, the veteran forward is the 26th player in league history to choose Franklin Pierce.

Learn more about the Vermont Lumberjacks on the team's official website, and check out the full 2018-19 NCAA commitment list.

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