BOSTON, MA -- Another week in the books, and a new set of award winners. This past week featured all 15 teams in the EHLP Division, and plenty of worthy candidates for our weekly honors.
We're pleased to announce that Jamie Esperto (New York Applecore), Tyler Savino (Philadelphia Jr. Flyers), and Brian Smith (Valley Jr. Warriors) have been named the EHLP Stars of the Week.
Also, this week's EHLP Team of the Week is the Valley Jr. Warriors, with Honorable Mentions going out to Mason Emoff (Vermont Lumberjacks) and Luke Aquaro (Philadelphia Revolution).
Esperto and the Applecore picked up their 3rd win of the season this past weekend, and the '97 forward was the leader on offense for New York.
Esperto's seven-point week accounts for almost all of his points this season. The native of South Huntington, New York has played in 16 games for the Applecore, and now has eight total points on the year. Esperto and the Applecore will look to carry the momentum of Monday's win into this weekend's two-game set in Pennsylvania against the Lehigh Valley Jr. Rebels.
Savino and the Jr. Flyers only had one game this past week, but it was a big matchup on Saturday night against the 1st place Philadelphia Revolution.
Trailing 3-1 early in the 3rd period, the Jr. Flyers mounted an epic comeback in route to a 5-3 win over their division rival. The win improves their record up to 21-6-1 (43 points), and they're currently seven points back of the Revolution, with two games in hand, in the South Conference standings. Savino will look to continue to anchor his team this weekend when they face-off in a home-and-home series against the New Jersey Rockets.
Smith and the Warriors picked up four important points this past week, against a pair of North Conference rivals. With the two victories, the Warriors are now 16-10-3 on the season, and their 35 points puts them in a tie for 4th place in the standings.
Smith's seven-point weekend brings his season total up to 45 points on the year. The '97 forward from Dracut, Massachusetts has played in 28 games for the Warriors, and has only been held off the scoresheet five times. Smith will look to continue to lead the way with a big weekend on the horizon for the Warriors. Valley plays a home-and-home series with the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs on Friday and Saturday, and then they host the Philadelphia Revolution on Sunday.
This week's EHLP Team of the Week is the Valley Jr. Warriors.
The Warriors picked up four important points this past weekend, against a pair of their North Conference rivals. With the two victories, the Warriors are now 16-10-3 on the season, and their 35 points puts them in a tie for 4th place in the standings.
Valley not gets set to play a home-and-home series with the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs on Friday and Saturday, and then they host the Philadelphia Revolution on Sunday.
This week's 19U Elite Honorable Mentions are going out to Mason Emoff (Vermont Lumberjacks) and Luke Aquaro (Philadelphia Revolution).
Emoff and the Lumberjacks won both their games this past weekend, extending their winning streak up to 11 games. The '98 forward from Ontario continued to lead the offensive attack for Vermont, scoring a pair of goals and dishing out seven assists in the two games.
Aquaro and the Revolution split their games this past weekend, and the 2000 birth year forward moved his point total up to 54 on the season. Aquaro is on a roll lately, with 20 points in his last nine games.
Emoff and Aquaro continue to sit towards the top of the scoring charts in the EHLP Division, and it will be fun to see where each scorer ends up when the season concludes.