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Lavin Commits to Salem State

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

Express Defenseman Set to Join Vikings this Fall

WALPOLE, MA -- Pat Lavin, a defenseman for the Walpole Express, has committed to Salem State University for the fall of 2019. Lavin recently just finished his first and only season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), tallying 13 points from the blue line for the Express.

"Pat was a great addition to our blue line this season," said Express head coach and general manager Jon Lounsbury. "His ability to make plays and get up the ice quickly will translate nicely in the way Salem plays. It was nice to see how far 'Lav' came this season. His commitment to the game and work ethic will make him a great NCAA player."

Lavin is one of four EHL players that have committed to Salem State for this upcoming season, joining a list that includes Race Bennett and Connor Woolley from the New York Applecore, and Luke Pepin from the East Coast Wizards. Overall, this year's #Eshow class brings the count up to 12 total players that have committed to the Vikings hockey program since the EHL was formed back in 2013.

"I'm beyond excited to be attending Salem in the fall," said Lavin. "I would like to thank my family, friends, and coaches who have helped me along this journey. I can't thank Coach Lounsbury enough for helping me develop this season into a well-rounded player. I hope to keep working with him on ice for as long as I'm playing."

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

EHL Announces Annual Awards

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 03/20/2019, 7:00pm EDT

Honorees Crowned at League-Wide Banquet

WARWICK, RI -- Earlier this evening the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) announced all of this year's honorees at the 1st Annual Banquet of Champions and Awards Show. Below you'll find a list of the All-Conference selections, to go along with the set of awards that the EHL gives away each year. Every award was voted on by the 18 head coaches in the EHL.

Johnson Commits to Saint Michael’s

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 02/26/2019, 4:00pm EST

Express Captain Set to Join Purple Knights this Fall

WALPOLE, MA -- Sam Johnson, a defenseman for the Walpole Express, has committed to Saint Michael's College for the fall of 2019. The '98 native of Freeport, ME is in his second season with the Express, and to date, he's tallied 29 points in 91 career games in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL).

"Sam has been a lead by example player for us the past two seasons," said Express head coach and general manager Jon Lounsbury. "His work ethic and drive to get better has never wavered and he is willing to do whatever it takes to be successful. I'm incredibly proud of Sam and his decision. I couldn't think of a better fit and he is certainly going to be very difficult to replace."

Johnson is the first EHL player to commit to Saint Michael's College this season, and the 12th player to make this decision since the league was formed back in 2013. Overall, Johnson gives a ton of credit to Lounsbury and the Express organization.

"I am very excited to be attending Saint Michael’s in the fall. I would like to thank my family, friends, and teammates for all the support throughout my journey to college hockey," said Johnson. "I would also like to thank all my coaches, especially Coach Lounsbury and the Walpole Express for the endless support along the way."

Walpole has just one game left this year, as the team's captain will look to lead the way on Friday against the Valley Jr. Warriors at Noon.

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

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