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.
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."