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EHL Update: Little Flyers vault into first-place tie in South

Slowly but surely the pace of play in the Eastern Hockey League is picking up following the holiday break. The schedule resumes in earnest this weekend with 13 games on the slate from Friday through Sunday.


Last weekend the Philadelphia Little Flyers swept aside the Washington Junior Nationals, 8-1 and 4-1, to move into a first-place tie in the South Division with the New Jersey Rockets. Importantly, the Flyers hold three games in hand.


Meanwhile, in the Central Division, the second-place Hartford Junior Wolfpack handled the front-running Connecticut Oilers Sunday, 5-1, before squeezing past the North Division cellar-dwelling Valley Junior Warriors Tuesday, 2-1.


The New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs maintain a five-point lead in the North over the Northern Cyclones as the final playoff push begins.

The league will hold its annual President’s Day Showcase Feb. 14-17 at Iorio Arena in Walpole.


The EHL’s first Spring Showcase is scheduled for May 16-18 at the Haverhill Valley Forum and will feature competition at the U16, U18 and U20 levels. All18 league organizations will have at least two teams in the event.

Max MacInnis Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Matthew MacInnis
Going to Southern NH

Mark Bartell Walpole Express Headed For Utica

Max Bartell
Walpole Express
Headed For Utica

Evan Byrnes NJ Rockets Commits To Fitchburg St.

Evan Byrnes
NJ Rockets
Commits To Fitchburg St.

COMMITMENTS: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goaltender Matthew MacInnis is headed to the University of Southern New Hampshire …  Walpole Express defenseman Jared Beckwith of Winthrop, MA is bound for the University of Southern Maine … New Jersey Rockets defenseman Evan Byrnes will next lace up the skates at Fitchburg State University … Walpole Express forward Max Bartell of Rome, NY will head back home for college, having committed to Utica College.


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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