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EHLP Weekend Preview

By Cam Brochu - EHL Intern, 11/03/17, 10:00AM EDT


200 Games Left in the EHLP Season

BOSTON, MA -- The Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) continues play tonight with 13 total games on the schedule through Sunday. There are 200 matchups remaining in the 2017-18 regular season, which makes this a great time to look at the year so far.

Below you'll find info on this week's Game of the Week in the EHLP, along with a breakdown of the numbers from the first 95 games this season.

EHLP Game of the Week

The Jersey Wildcats and Valley Jr. Warriors complete their season series this weekend with a pair of games at Haverhill Valley Forum. Each team has already finished just over 1/4 of their regular season schedule, and now is the time to start battling for points and a spot in the EHLP Playoffs.

Total Goals

Heading into tonight's only EHLP game, a total of 646 goals have been scored so far this season. The single day with the highest total number of goals was back on October 16th, which was the final day of the Brewster Showcase (all 13 EHLP teams action). There were 52 total goals scored across the board on that Monday. 

Looking back at the first showcase of the season, there were 35 goals scored during Day #1 of the action in Brewster, 39 goals racked up in Day #2, and 52 on the third and final day. That brings the total number of goals to 126 for the weekend. 

EHLP Parity

Through the first 95 EHLP games, the league is showing once again, that there is a strong sense of parity amongst the 13 teams. 

To date, here is a breakdown of all the close games so far this season 

  • 15 games have been decided by 2 goals 
  • 18 games have been decided by 1 goal 
  • 5 games have been decided in overtime 

With lots of hockey still left to be played, it will be interesting to see how these numbers will change as the season continues. 

Looking back at the October Showcase, 13 of the 21 games were decided by 3 goals or less. 

North Vs. South

Last, but not least, we look at the battle between the North Conference and the South Conference. Every year there is a debate on which conference is stronger as the season progresses. Through the first quarter of this season, the North and South are at a dead tie with a record of 16-16 against each other. The South came away with a 11-5 advantage against the North down in Brewster, at the first showcase of the season. 

Photo Credit - Jim Stout, CBS MaxPreps