BOSTON, MA -- Ever since the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) was formed back in 2013, the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) has always recruited the league very strongly. To date, 80 total EHL players have committed to schools in the SUNYAC, and that includes 14 more who will be joining the conference this Fall. The SUNYAC is made up of the following nine NCAA hockey programs.
Below you'll find a list of all the EHL players and one alumni who will be kicking off their collegiate hockey careers this Fall, along with insight from some of the coaches in the SUNYAC.
BOSTON, MA -- The Eastern Hockey League (EHL) is pleased to announce that this year's All-Star festivities have doubled in size. Last season, Team EHL took on the Umass Boston Beacons in the first ever meeting between the league and an NCAA program. Led by a combined 56 saves from Nolan Egbert (Boston Jr. Rangers) and Michael Paglucca (New Hampshire Avalanche), the group of EHL All-Stars represented the league tremendously well in a 3-2 exhibition loss. This year, the EHL will be facing-off with UMass Boston once again, but that will be the day following a matchup with the Plymouth State University.
"This is going to be a great weekend for our league," said Mark Kumpel, the EHL's Director of Hockey Operations. "Coach Russell [Plymouth State] spoke to us very shortly after we played UMass Boston last season, and he made it very clear that he wanted to set up a similar exhibition. By increasing the number of games, we are going to invite more players to participate. We will have at least 1 player from all 19 teams, and the experience from the weekend is going to be second-to-none for our league."
BOSTON, MA -- The Eastern Hockey League (EHL) is pleased to release the 2018-19 regular season schedule. The 6th year of the #Eshow will feature 19 total teams, 10 of which will play out of the New England Conference, while the other 9 compete in the Mid-Atlantic Conference. All 19 teams will finish a 46-game regular season schedule, and 12 teams (6 per conference) will advance to the postseason. The road to the EHL Frozen Finals starts on Saturday, September 8th.
"We're all excited to kick-off a new season this Fall," said Mark Kumpel, the EHL's Director of Hockey Operations. "We have a strong group of new teams, which are of course led by a deep core of returning franchises, who are all looking to build off of the previous campaign. We've got just 2 months left until hockey season!"
Click here to view the full 2018-19 regular season schedule, and scroll down for a list of some key dates and matchups in the opening month. Also, stay tuned for another big announcement coming this Thursday.