BOSTON, MA -- It's on of the final days of the 2018-19 regular season in the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP), and the 10 playoff teams are locked in. This past month featured many great matchups and performances across the league, as the teams battled it out for home-ice advantage.
The EHLP is pleased to announce that Adam Marvin (New Jersey Renegades), Josh Barton (Boston Jr. Rangers), and Curtis Briggs (Connecticut Chiefs) have been named the TSR Hockey Stars of the Month for February.
The Stars of the Month will all receive a $20 TSR Hockey gift certificate.
Scroll down to read about each player's set of February performances, and remember to catch the #Eshow action all year long on HockeyTV.
Marvin and the Renegades posted a record of 5-5-1 in the month of February, and the '98 native of New City, NY tore things up offensively. Marvin scored a total of 19 goals over the course of the month, and added 10 assists as well.
Since joining the Renegades in late January, Marvin has been held off of the scoresheet just three times. However, outside of those three games, Marvin has been the top scorer in the league, tallying 39 points in 15 total contests.
Looking ahead, the Renegades will enter the postseason as the #4 seed in the Mid-Atlantic Conference, which draws them a matchup in the First Round against the Central Penn Panthers. New Jersey will look to continue to lean on their top scorer in the upcoming play-in game, which is scheduled for Wednesday night at 8:00pm in Flemington, NJ.
Barton and the Rangers posted a near-perfect record in February, as they went 8-0-1 in their nine games. About halfway through the 2nd month of the calendar year, the Rangers clinched the Regular Season Championship, and the #1 overall seed in the upcoming EHLP Playoffs.
As for the '99 native of Derry, NH, Barton scored four goals during February, and added six assists to his name as well. The ten-point month runs Barton's season total up to 32 points for the year.
As mentioned before, the Rangers are the top-seed heading into the playoffs, as they await the winner of the New England Conference play-in game between the Vermont Lumberjacks and the Walpole Express. The ultimate goal for Barton and his teammates is Providence, RI, and the 2019 EHLP Championship Game.
Briggs and the Chiefs lost their first four games of February, and then turned things around by winning five straight games to end the month. Overall, the '99 native of Foster, RI won four games during the month, and helped his team clinch the #3 seed in the New England Conference.
This is Briggs' first season in the EHLP, and he finished the regular season with 14 victories to his name. Connecticut has gone through some ups and downs over the course of the year, but they've definitely gained the respect as a team that you don't want to face in the postseason.
Speaking of what lies ahead, the Chiefs will look for their anchor to lead the way as they take on the New England Wolves in the upcoming playoffs. If the Chiefs can get past the Wolves and onto the Conference Finals, they will find themselves just one step away from the title game in their first season in the EHLP.