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EHL Premier: South dominates Veteran’s Day Showcase

The Philadelphia Revolution and upward-trending New Jersey Rockets were both unbeaten during the Veteran’s Day Showcase dominated by the South Conference Nov. 7-9 at The International Skating Center of Connecticut in Simsbury, CT.

The event, hosted by the Connecticut Nighthawks, was dominated by South Conference clubs, which prevailed in 18 of the 27 games.

The South Conference leading Revolution – on a franchise-record nine-game winning streak – extended their lead by sweeping the East Coast Wizards (4-1), the New England Wolves (3-1) and the Valley Jr. Warriors (3-0). The Revs have posted five shutouts during the streak, four by Cayden Primeau.

Cam Newman NJ Rockets

Cam Newman
NJ Rockets

Meanwhile the Rockets were most impressive while stretching their modest winning streak to four games by defeating the Boston Jr. Rangers (4-2), the NH Jr. Monarchs (4-2) and the Northern Cyclones (4-1). Goalie Cam Newman amassed 127 saves, including 60 against the Rangers.

No North Conference team won each of its games and only the Walpole Express and Cyclones won two. The Vermont Lumberjacks, Boston Jr. Rangers and East Coast Wizards all came up empty.

A full weekend slate features key games in both conferences. In the South, the second-place Hartford Jr. Wolfpack visit the third-place Connecticut Oilers Saturday night while the Revolution visit the Rockets Sunday night. In the North, the first-place Bandits head to Hudson, NH Sunday to take on the third-place Cyclones, who have won 8-of-10 behind the conference’s most potent offense.

In the Elite Division, the Monarchs have opened a six-point lead on the second-place Express and are averaging a shade over five goals through 19 games.

Zach Feldman Walpole Express

Zach Feldman
Walpole Express

Connor Bechtel Jr. Wolfpack

Connor Bechtel
Jr. Wolfpack

Anthony DelGaizo NJ Rockets

Anthony DelGaizo
NJ Rockets

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Premier Division

Zach Feldman, D, Walpole Express

Cam Newman, G, New Jersey Rockets

Connor Bechtel, F, Hartford Jr. Wolpack

LEADERS

Premier Division

Points – Anthony Del Gaizo, N.J. Rockets, 32

Goals – Anthony Del Gaizo, N.J.Rockets, 16

Assists – Donny Flynn, N.J. Rockets, 22

GAA – Cayden Primeau, Philadelphia Revolution, 0.60

Save Pct. – Cayden Primeau, Philadelphia Revolution, .983

Wins – Connor Rodericks, Walpole Express, 10

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Kevin joined HNIB in 1990 and is a Senior Writer and Director of the Northern New England and Mass/R.I. High School Division camps. A veteran editor/writer of 40 years in the print and digital mediums, he has edited and produced original content and coordinated production for local and global publications and websites. He holds degrees from Merrimack College and Boston University and won multiple industry awards as Sports Editor of The Daily News of Newburyport and News Editor of The Amesbury News. He is the 2016 recipient of the North Shore Lifetime Commitment From the Community award presented by Moynihan Lumber and a 2017 Newburyport High School Wall of Fame inductee. He resides with his family in Portsmouth, NH. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @kdoyle40
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