BOSTON MA -- The Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) is officially back after a break for Thanksgiving. This past weekend featured all 12 teams in action, with 5 games per day on Saturday and Sunday.
The EHLP is pleased to announce that Jacob Dillon (Vermont Lumberjacks), Frank Filato (New England Wolves), and Ryan Fueg (New England Wolves) have been named the TSR Hockey Stars of the Week.
The action continues tonight at 7:40pm, with 12 more games on the schedule this week. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released on Monday, December 10th. Remember to catch the #Eshow all season long on HockeyTV.
Dillon and the Lumberjacks swept their weekend series with the Walpole Express, winning the pair of games by scores of 7-5 and 6-3. Of the 13 goals that Vermont scored over the weekend, Dillon had a hand in 6 of them, finding the back of the net 5 times and dishing out an assist. It's also worth noting that Dillon put home the game-winning goal in each contest. For the season, the '99 native of Rochester, NY now has 32 points through 23 games, which leads all scorers on the Lumberjacks. The perfect weekend also snaps a four-game skid for Vermont, as they continue to battle for playoff positioning in the New England Conference. The Lumberjacks are off this week, and then they will host the Connecticut Chiefs for a pair of games (December 16th and 17th) before heading home for the holiday break.
Filato and the Wolves won their only game of the weekend, as they took care of business with an 8-4 victory over the Boston Jr. Rangers in the HockeyTV Game of the Week. A total of 9 players tallied at least a point in the win for the Wolves, and that includes Filato who notched a trio of assists. For the season, the '99 native of Quebec now has 5 goals and 12 assists through his first 21 games in the EHLP. Looking ahead, the Wolves stay home this weekend for matchups against the New Jersey 87s and Connecticut Chiefs.
Between the pipes, Fueg was solid in Sunday's win over the Rangers. The '99 native of Suffern, NY turned aside 39 of the 44 shots sent his way, en route to his 9th win of the season. In his first year in the EHLP, Fueg now owns a record of 9-2-0, and he hasn't lost a game in regulation since October 13th. This is the first time Fueg has been named the Goaltender of the Week during his time in the EHLP, as his previous honor was for the month of September.
Having covered both a defenseman and the goaltender for the Wolves, we will wrap things up with Jonah Pickens, who helped pace the offense. In his first game back from injury, the 2001-born native of Florida went off. Pickens registered a hat-trick to go along with a pair of assists, in what didn't look like his first game since October 6th. For the season, Pickens now has 12 points through 8 games, and he's definitely a player to keep an eye on.