BOSTON, MA -- We can check off another week in the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP), as we continue to move closer and closer towards the postseason.
The EHLP is pleased to announce that Matt Orlando (Boston Jr. Rangers), Shane Green (Philadelphia Little Flyers), and Ryan Fueg (New England Wolves) have been named the TSR Hockey Stars of the Week.
This upcoming weekend features eleven more games across the EHLP, and the next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released on Monday, February 11th. Remember to catch the #Eshow all season long on HockeyTV.
Orlando and the Rangers won all three of their games this past weekend, improving their record up to 28-3-3 for the season. With the trio of victories, the Rangers continue to hold a slight edge over the New England Wolves for the top spot in both the New England Conference and overall league standings.
As for Orlando, the '99 native of Rio Rancho, NM, tallied eight total points over the weekend, and extended his active scoring streak up to five games. For the season, Orlando now has 18 goals and 31 assists, which ranks him as the leading scorer on the Rangers. Looking ahead, the Rangers have a pair of home games this weekend, starting with the Connecticut Chiefs on Saturday, and followed up by a huge showdown with the Wolves on Sunday.
Speaking of undefeated weekends, the Little Flyers completed the same feat with wins over the Central Penn Panthers and the Philadelphia Revolution. With the pair of victories, the Little Flyers stretched their winning streak out to eight games since returning from the holiday break, and they also took over the top spot in the Mid-Atlantic Conference standings. After stumbling their way into the holiday break, the Little Flyers have been perfect since they returned.
As for Green, the '02 native of Bear, DE scored a goal and added a pair of assists this past weekend. For the season, Green now has 23 points in 32 games, and that includes nine points during the current winning streak for the Little Flyers. Looking ahead, the Little Flyers have created a small cushion for themselves in the standings, and they will try and keep the momentum rolling with a home-and-home series this weekend against the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers.
Keeping with the trend, Fueg and the Wolves completed a two-game sweep of their own this past weekend, knocking off the Vermont Lumberjacks in a pair of games at Leddy Arena. Fueg was in net for the opening game against Vermont, a 3-0 shutout victory, in which he turned aside all 19 shots that were sent his way. The shutout was Fueg's first of the season, as it also improved his overall record up to 12-3-0 for the year, to go along with a 3.22 GAA and .898 save percentage. The '99 native of Suffern, NY has played a big role in his team's success this season, with this now being his third EHLP honor of the year (September Star of the Month -- TSR Hockey Stars of the Week #11).
Coming up this weekend, Fueg and the Wolves will take on the Walpole Express on Saturday night, and then face-off with the Boston Jr. Rangers in a huge New England Conference showdown on Sunday.
Focusing in once again on that 3-0 victory for the New England Wolves, and the offensive star of the night was Garth Wickham. The '99 native of Escanaba, MI set the pace up front for his team by scoring all three goals, and one in each period. Since joining the Wolves in early November, Wickham has 22 points in 15 games and now has two hat-tricks to his name.