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.
AMARILLO, TX -- Brett Abdelnour, an alum of the Philadelphia Little Flyers, has committed to Army West Point for the fall of 2019. The '98 is currently playing for the Amarillo Bulls in the North American Hockey League (NAHL), a team led by Rocky Russo (Head Coach) and George Lewis (Assistant Coach), who both used to serve as the bench boss for the Little Flyers. Russo was the 2016-17 EHL Coach of the Year, which was the season that Abdelnour spent in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL).
The native of Macomb, MI played in 46 regular season games during the 2016-17 campaign, scoring eight goals and adding 13 assists, and two of Abdelnour’s tallies were game-winners. That postseason, which saw the Little Flyers fall to the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers in a five-game championship series, Abdelnour notched five points (one goal, four assists). In two seasons with the Bulls, Abdelnour has 58 points in 96 career games and was recently named an Assistant Captain for his team. While he has improved his skills in the NAHL, Abdelnour hasn't forgotten where he got his junior hockey career started.
“The fact that both Pete [Alex Peterson] and I got our deals done is amazing and it proves that the EHL is a much better league than people give it credit for,” quote from Abdelnour on AmarailloBulls.com.
As Abdelnour mentioned, he and Little Flyers' alum Alex Peterson have both made their Division I NCAA college commitments after developing in the EHL, and then continuing their way up the USA Hockey Ladder of Development.
Learn more about the Philadelphia Little Flyers on the team's official website, and check out the full 2018-19 NCAA commitment list.