BOSTON, MA -- The Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) is back in action, following a short break for the holidays. This past weekend featured four games per day on Saturday and Sunday, and 9 of the 12 EHLP teams hitting the ice.
The EHLP is pleased to announce that Austin Mazzulo (Philadelphia Little Flyers), Jack Johansen (New England Wolves), and Tyler Ennis (Philadelphia Little Flyers) have been named the TSR Hockey Stars of the Week.
The schedule gets a little busier this upcoming weekend, with six games on Saturday and four games on Sunday. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released on Wednesday, January 16th. Remember to catch the #Eshow all season long on HockeyTV.
Mazzulo and the Little Flyers swept their home-and-home series with the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers, improving their record up to 19-7-2 for the season. The '99 forward from Glen Mills, PA paced the offense with five goals and an assist during the two games. For the season, Mazzulo now has 17 goals and 15 assists, in 23 total games to date. The talented scorer is on a good pace to surpass his 2017-18 totals that saw him tally 41 points in the regular season, and then a pair of assists in the lone playoff game for the Little Flyers.
Looking ahead, Mazzulo and the Little Flyers are one point behind the Philadelphia Revolution, and four points behind the New Jersey 87s for the top two spots in the Mid-Atlantic Conference standings. They will hit the ice for another home-and-home series this weekend, as they get set to take on the New Jersey Renegades.
Another week, another honor for Johansen, as the 2000-born native of Milford, NH is being recognized for the fourth time this season.
The skilled defenseman continued adding to his phenomenal 2018-19 campaign, tallying seven points in a weekend sweep of the Valley Jr. Warriors. For the season Johansen ranks 6th overall in league scoring and 1st in defensive scoring. Johansen has tallied 14 goals and 29 assists in 26 total games to date, and he's a big reason why the Wolves are tied with the Boston Jr. Rangers atop both the New England Conference and overall league standings. Johansen and the Wolves will play host to the Rangers in the a big matchup on Saturday night at 6:45pm.
Wrapping things up between the pipes is the Little Flyers' netminder who took home the victory in Sunday's matchup with the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers. Ennis turned aside 30 of the 31 shots he faced, en route to his 7th victory of the season. The 2001 native of Atlanta, GA is now 7-2-1 in his first season of junior hockey, and he owns a solid 2.76 GAA and .903 save percentage. Paired with Graham Burke, the Little Flyers are fortunate to have a pair of young goaltenders anchoring their 2018-19 team.