EHF Weekend Warm-Up - December 14, 2019
December 14, 2019
By Matt LaRochelle / FedHockey.com
Itβs time for another weekend of hockey in the Eastern Hockey Federation.
Here are some things to watch for the weekend of December 13 β 15, 2019
2006 β Bantam Minor
2007 β Pee Wee Major
- Mid-Fairfield Jr. Rangers vs Top Gun (Dec. 15 β Salem Ice Center)
- Game 1 β 11:15 a.m
- Game 2 β 3:40 p.m.
After splitting their first doubleheader to open their season, the Jr. Rangers (13-6-3, 29 Pts) and Top Gun (9-2-6, 24 Pts) meet again in a top-five battle.
- Minuteman Flames vs Connecticut Jr. Huskies (Dec. 15 β Enfield Twin Rinks)
Not looking to fall behind from the top-four, the fifth-place Jr. Huskies (11-10-2, 24 Pts) welcome the Minuteman Flames (12-8-1, 25 Pts) to Enfield in hopes of building momentum.
U14 (Black Division)
- Boston Jr. Eagles vs Providence H.C. (North) (Dec. 14 β Dennis Lynch Arena)
An important battle between the divisionβs top-two, a win by the Jr. Eagles (13-3-2, 28 Pts) is critical if they wish to take the division lead. As of 12/13, the Jr. Eagles are seven points back of PHC North (17-2-1, 35 Pts), but with only two games in-hand.
U14 (White - Upper Division)
2006 β Bantam Minor (Black Division)
- Crimson H.C. vs Northstars H.C. (Dec. 14 β Thayer Sports Center)
Sitting just inside the playoff bubble in fourth place, the NorthStars (10-3-1, 21 pts) can entrench themselves further by fending off a trio of teams looking to climb up the standings.
Following up a 1-0-2 weekend, the Northstars (11-3-3, 25 Pts) are only two points ahead of the Crimson (11-3-1, 23 Pts) for third place. These two teams will meet for the second time in three weeks in a potential playoff preview.
For the Crimson, theyβll look to even the series after being shut out by the Northstars, 2-0, back on Nov. 24.
2006 β Bantam Minor (White Division)
- Islanders H.C. (East) vs Bay State Breakers (Dec. 15 β The Bog)
The only team to have defeated the Islanders this season, the Breakers (14-7-1, 29 Pts) will look to make it two straight wins against the division leaders. IHC East (16-1-1, 33 Pts) are winners of 11 straight games since falling to Bay State, 4-1, on Oct. 26; they will look to stay on track and take control of the season series vs. the Breakers.
2007 β Pee Wee Major (Black Division)
- Boch Blazers vs Boston Jr. Huskies (Dec. 15 β Canton Ice House)
Every win matters in the highly-competitive β06 White Division, especially near the top of the division. With second-place and fourth separated by just three points, both Boch (9-6-4, 22 Pts) and the Jr. Huskies (11-5-1, 23 Pts) are playing for a pivotal two points.
2007 β Pee Wee Major (Silver Division)
- Boston Jr. Eagles vs Islanders H.C. (East) (Dec. 14 β Essex Sports Center)
Another weekend battle between a divisionβs top-two teams, the Islanders (17-0-2, 36 Pts) put their 19-game unbeaten streak on the line against the tough defense of the Jr. Eagles (12-3-2, 26 Pts).
2005 β Bantam Major
- New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs vs Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds (Dec. 14 β Enfield Twin Rinks)
- New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs vs Boch Blazers (Dec. 15 β Boch Ice Center)
New Hampshire (7-9-0, 14 Pts) has an interesting weekend ahead of them with the goal of returning to .500. To do that, they will need to upset a pair of top-four teams, including the undefeated Jr. Thunderbirds (18-0-0, 36 Pts).
2006 β Bantam Minor
- Palmyra Black Knights vs Connecticut Jr. Rangers (Dec. 14)
- Game 1 β 2:45 p.m. (Chelsea Piers)
- Game 2 β 6:30 p.m. (Wonderland of Ice)
- CP Dynamo vs Connecticut Jr. Rangers (Dec. 15)
- Game 1 β 11:15 p.m. (Stamford Twin Rinks)
- Game 2 β 4:00 p.m. (Chelsea Piers)
Their final weekend of division games for 2019, the Jr. Rangers (4-4-0, 8 Pts) will be tested with a pair of doubleheaders at home. To earn an eight-point weekend, they will have to overcome teams with a pair of winning records in the Black Knights (7-2-1, 15 Pts) and CP Dynamo (3-2-1, 7 Pts).
- Wolverines Hockey vs Philadelphia H.C. (Dec. 15 β Hollydell Ice Arena)
One game separates the β06 Wolverines (9-2-1, 19 Pts) from a month break in division play. They will look to wrap up the year on a high note, as they hit the road for a top-four matchup with Philadelphia (6-4-0, 12 Pts).