WALPOLE, MA -- Evan Lichman, a forward for the Walpole Express, has committed to Amherst College for the fall of 2019. After playing a handful of games in both the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) and the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) last season, Lichman joined the Express for training camp at the very beginning of this year. To date, the 2000-born forward from Hoboken, NJ has played in 34 of his team's 40 total games, and has tallied 13 points to his name.
"Evan has been rock solid for us this season," said Express head coach and general manager Jon Lounsbury. "His drive for success and passion for the game has been second to none. Evan comes to the rink focused, prepared, and with a refusal to be outworked. I am confident that Lich will make an impact at Amherst next season."
Lichman will set off for the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) this fall, and attend one of the toughest academic schools in the country. Lichman is very proud of this accomplishment, and he took some time to show his gratitude to everyone who helped him along the way.
"I would like to thank Coach Lounsbury and Coach Stirling for all of their help in the recruiting process," said Lichman. "It has always been my dream to pursue hockey at an elite academic institution, and I can say wholeheartedly that I wouldn't be here without their guidance. Amherst's stellar academic reputation, in tandem with the rich history of its hockey program, made it an easy choice. I am beyond excited to start there this fall."
With this decision now finalized and off of his shoulders, Lichman can turn his focus primarily towards junior hockey. Lichman and the Express are in a tight battle right now, as they try and climb their way inside the playoff picture in the New England Conference.
Learn more about the Walpole Express on the team's official website, and check out the full 2018-19 NCAA commitment list.
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.