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Recent East Coast Wizards News

Pepin Commits to Salem State

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 04/07/2019, 9:00am EDT

Wizards All-Star Defenseman Set to Join Vikings this Fall

BEDFORD, MA -- Luke Pepin, a defenseman for the East Coast Wizards, has committed to Salem State University for the fall of 2019. In two seasons with the Wizards, the '99 native of Lee, NH tallied 53 points in 69 career games in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL).

"Luke was our leader on the back end," said Wizards head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "He is a tremendous skater, and does a phenomenal job carrying the puck up the ice. He's arguably one of the, if not the, best defenseman we've had suit up for our junior program. He will be greatly missed and very tough to replace, but Kory [Falite] and I look forward to following him at Salem State."

Pepin is set to join a former teammate of his in Kevin Stoya, who played 24 games for the Wizards this past season (2017-18). The two defensemen became close friends during their time in Bedford, and Pepin is happy to have that comfort as he heads to Salem State this fall. Looking back, the former EHL All-Star is also beyond grateful for his time in the league and with the Wizards, and he took a moment to show his appreciation.

"I would like to thank my family, friends, past teammates, and past coaches for helping me reach this point, I wouldn’t be here without them," said Pepin. "I also would like to thank Freddy, Kory, and Adrian for everything they have done for me as hockey player and as a person; they truly made this the best 2 years of my life not only on the ice, but off the ice too. I owe a lot to them for my development to get to college hockey."

While the season ended soon then Pepin and his teammates had hoped, all of the Wizards should still be very proud of what they accomplished in the best year in franchise history.

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

Pitser Commits to Wentworth

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 03/29/2019, 9:00am EDT

Wizards Forward Set to Join Leopards this Fall

BEDFORD, MA -- Trent Pitser, a forward for the East Coast Wizards, has committed to the Wentworth Institute of Technology for the fall of 2019. In two seasons with the Wizards, the '99 native of Beverly Hills, MI tallied 81 points in 100 career games in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL).

"Trent will be one of the hardest players we have to replace," said Wizards head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "He brought so much to our lineup, both on and off the ice. He was a leader for this team, and everyone followed his example. Trent never took a shift off, and always put in the extra work to try and make himself better. Wentworth is getting an excellent young man."

As Meyer mentioned, Pitser continued to push himself throughout his time with the Wizards. In each season, he progressed as the months moved along, and this past year, he was one of two Wizards players to suit up for the EHL All-Star Team. Looking back on his time in the EHL, Pitser is very grateful and appreciative of everything that he gained.

"With my two seasons for the Wizards, I have so many teammates to thank for pushing me, and making me a better hockey player and person," said Pitser. "My coaches [Freddy and Kory] believed in me and gave me opportunities to develop that I know I wouldn’t get in other places. Most of all I thank my parents who supported me and allowed me to play hockey all these years."

While the season ended soon than Pitser and his teammates had hoped, all of the Wizards should still be very proud of what they accomplished in the best season in franchise history.

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

Avalanche Outlast Wizards 4-1

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 03/23/2019, 5:00pm EDT

New Hampshire Advances to Second Consecutive Title Game

PROVIDENCE, RI -- The Avalanche scored four unanswered goals, including three in the third period, as they advanced to the EHL Championship Game for the second consecutive season.

Below you'll find all of the goal recaps from the sixth game of the 2019 EHL Frozen Finals.