BOSTON, MA -- The Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) is about to turn the page to the 3rd month of the season, and the action has been phenomenal so far. This past week in particular featured every EHLP team hitting the ice, with 13 total games played. With all the players in action, there were plenty of worth candidates for this week's EHLP awards.
The EHLP is pleased to announce that Coleman Peppelman (Philadelphia Revolution), Garth Swanson (Connecticut Chiefs), and Graham Burke (Philadelphia Little Flyers) have been named the TSR Hockey Stars of the Week.
The action continues tomorrow afternoon at 3:00pm, with 10 more games on the schedule this week. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released on Tuesday, November 6th at 10:00am. Catch the EHLP action all season long on HockeyTV.
Peppelman and the Revolution split their 2 games this past weekend, losing to the Connecticut Chiefs on Saturday and then bouncing back with a win over the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers on Sunday. The 2000-born forward stayed hot over the weekend, finding the back of the net 4 more times. For the season, the native of Huntingdon Valley, PA now has 6 goals and 4 assists through his first 10 games. Peppelman and the Revolution find themselves just 1 point out of the top spot in the Mid-Atlantic Conference, with a huge matchup against the New Jersey 87s scheduled for Friday night at 7:45pm.
Swanson and the Chiefs got back into the win column by sweeping their 2 games this past weekend. The 2001-born defenseman had a pair of assists in his team's 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Revolution on Saturday, and then followed things up with a goal and an assist in the Chiefs' 7-2 victory over the Valley Jr. Warriors on Sunday. For the season, the native of Farmington, CT now has 4 goals and 9 assists through his first 14 games. Connecticut has also won 3 of their last 4 games, and are set to host the Walpole Express for a pair of matchups this weekend. The Chiefs and Express have faced-off once already this year, with Connecticut winning the September 29th matchup by the score of 5-0.
We wrap up things between the pipes, with a goaltender who delivered not 1, but 2 shutouts this past week. Burke and the Little Flyers hosted the New Jersey Renegades for a pair of games, defeating their Mid-Atlantic Conference rival by scores of 5-0 and 10-0. With the pair of wins, Burke improves his record up to 7-1-1 for the season, to go along with a 2.74 GAA. The 2001-born netminder will look to continue to anchor his team as they hit the road to take on the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers on Thursday, and then battle the Renegades in their building on Saturday night.
While Swanson was the key piece on the blue line for the Connecticut Chiefs this past weekend, Curtis Briggs was the man in net on Saturday night against the Philadelphia Revolution. The 1999-born netminder turned away 41 of the 44 total shots that were sent his way, en route to his 4th win of the season.