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EHLP Weekly Preview

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 02/20/2019, 10:00am EST

Renegades and Panthers Battle in Key Three-Game Series

BOSTON, MA -- We're reached the final 26 games of the 2018-19 regular season in the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP). So far, eight of the ten postseason teams have been determined, but many of the final seeds for the EHLP Playoffs have yet to be officially clinched. With 14 games over the next six days, the intensity will surely crank up to another level.

EHLP Game of the Week
Central Penn Panthers vs. New Jersey Renegades
2/23/19 at 6:15pm - Flemington Ice Arena

Heading into the second to last weekend of the regular season, we have an intense battle unfolding between the Panthers, Renegades, and Philadelphia Jr. Flyers. Saturday's matchup is part of three-game series between Central Penn and New Jersey, that will likely determine the #4 seed in the Mid-Atlantic Conference.

Below you'll find the full upcoming schedule through Monday the 25th, and the next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released that afternoon. Remember to catch the #Eshow all season long on HockeyTV.

EHLP Weekend Preview

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 02/15/2019, 10:00am EST

Conference Rivals Face-Off in the GOTW

BOSTON, MA -- We turn the page to another jam-packed weekend in the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP). The next few days feature 12 total games, including a pair of matchups on President's Day (Monday, February 18th). All 12 EHLP teams are hitting the ice this holiday weekend, and every point is critical, both in terms of making the EHLP Playoffs, and then securing the home ice advantage.

EHLP Game of the Week
Philadelphia Little Flyers vs. New Jersey 87s
2/17/19 at 3:10pm - Middletown Sports Complex

The Little Flyers and 87s hit the ice for their fifth matchup of the year. In the previous four meetings, each team skated away victorious for a pair of victories. New Jersey owns a very slight edge over their rival, due to one of their two defeats coming in overtime. Following Sunday's showdown, the sixth and final regular season matchup is scheduled for the 24th at 6:30pm.

Below you'll find the full weekend schedule. The next set of TSR Hockey Stars of the Week will be released on Tuesday, February 19th. Remember to catch the #Eshow all season long on HockeyTV.

Emoff Commits to Manhattanville College

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 02/11/2019, 10:00am EST

EHLP Alum Set to Join Valiants this Fall

BURLINGTON, VT -- Mason Emoff, a forward for the Vermont Lumberjacks, has committed to Manhattanville College for the fall of 2019. Emoff is in his third season of junior hockey, and second with the Lumberjacks organization. The '98 native of Ontario, Canada played for Vermont's team at the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) level back in the 2016-17 season, and this year is his first season at the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) level.

"Coaching Mason has been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in hockey," said Lumberjacks head coach and general manager Jim Mosso. "He is the kind of person who inspires everyone around him to be better. He helped me create a program with a one of a kind culture. I couldn’t be more proud to see how many schools wanted him this year. Manhattanville is the perfect fit for him. I know they will be lucky to have him."

Looking back first on Emoff's year in the EHLP, and the talented scorer tore it up that season, tallying 106 total points for the Lumberjacks. After a campaign in the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL), Emoff returned to Vermont, this time at the top level. To date this season, Emoff has notched 47 points through 39 total games. Emoff is proud of the way he has developed throughout his junior career, and is beyond grateful to have returned to the Lumberjacks.

"I couldn’t have asked to be a part of a better team for my final year of junior hockey," said Emoff. "Along with a great group of guys who have made my experience amazing, I'm thankful to be coached by Coach Mosso. He does an exceptional job both on the ice and when it comes to showcasing his players. He went so far out of his way to help me find the perfect fit for college and I could not be any happier."

Emoff and the Lumberjacks have gone 10-1-0 since returning from the holiday break in January, and they are 14-3-0 since Thanksgiving. The stretch has helped Vermont advance all the way up to 4th place overall in the New England Conference. This weekend, the Lumberjacks travel to Tewksbury, MA for a pair of games against the Boston Jr. Rangers, as the two-game series may determine who has the home ice advantage in the First Round of the EHL Playoffs.

Learn more about the Vermont Lumberjacks on the team's official website, and check out the EHLP's Commitment list, showing all the players who've climbed the ladder of development.

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