BOSTON, MA -- Check off another week in the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP), as the past 5 days featured 12 total games and every team in action. With the entire league hitting the ice, there were plenty of worthy candidates for our weekly honors.
The EHLP is pleased to announce that Tanner Caldarola (Boston Jr. Rangers), Sean Carver (New Jersey 87s), and Jeremy Connor (New Jersey 87s) have been named the TSR Hockey Stars of the Week.
We roll into another full slate of games this week, with 13 matchups from Thursday through Sunday. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released on Monday, October 29th at 4:00pm. Catch the EHLP action all season long on HockeyTV.
Caldarola and the Rangers won all 3 of their games this past week, stretching their winning streak up to 6. The '99 forward tallied at least a pair of points in all 3 contests, as he finished the week with 5 goals and 2 assists to his name. Included in Caldarola's 5 goals were a pair of game-winners, giving him 3 total in this category so far this year. Up ahead for the native of Colorado and his team is a set of 3 games in a row against the Walpole Express. Caldarola will look to stay hot against the New England Conference rival.
For the 3rd time this season, a defenseman from the 87s has been named a TSR Hockey Star of the Week. Carver joins Ryan Clear (Week 3) and Ryan Crane (Week 5) after his 4-point weekend against the Vermont Lumberjacks. The '99 began the series with a hat-trick and an assist in his team's 4-3 overtime victory on Saturday, and then ended things with an assist in the 5-3 win on Sunday. Carver had the game-winning goal in the first game, and now has 7 points in 6 games to date. New Jersey's 7-game winning streak is the longest active stretch in the EHLP, and it has them 1 point ahead of the Philadelphia Revolution for the top spot in the Mid-Atlantic Conference. This upcoming weekend features another 2-game series for the 87s, as they take on the Central Penn Panthers in a home-and-home affair.
Keeping with the streaks for the 87s, you can mark it down as back-to-back weeks claiming 2 of the 3 league honors. While Carver helped pace the offense, Connor held things down between the pipes. The 2001-born native of Hazlet, NJ stopped 60 of the 66 shots he faced over the weekend. With the pair of victories over the Lumberjacks, Connor now owns a record of 7-2-0 for the year, and he hasn't lost in a month. Also for the year, Connor has worked his GAA down to a solid 2.92 mark. He'll look to keep his team focused this weekend against the Panthers, as New Jersey has Friday, November 2nd against the Revolution circled on their calendar.
Maverik Skeans and the New England Wolves hit the ice for just 1 game this past week, but they made it count in a 9-2 victory over Vermont. The 2000-born defenseman paced the team's offense from the blue line, scoring his 3rd goal of the season, all while dishing out assists #9, #10, and #11. Skeans will look to continue to lead his team, with their next 3 games all at home against the Lumberjacks.