EHF Weekend Warm-Up - January 31, 2020
January 31, 2020
Itâ€™s time for another weekend of hockey in the Eastern Hockey Federation.
Here are some things to watch for the weekend of January 31 â€“ February 2, 2020
2007 â€“ Pee Wee Major
2008 â€“ Pee Wee Minor
- Bay State Breakers vs Boston Jr. Terriers (Feb. 1 â€“ Canton Sportsplex)
Sitting just outside the playoff bubble with 15 points, the Jr. Terriers (7-19-1) are looking to claim the eighth and final playoff spot over the South Shore Kings (6-21-3, 15 Pts) and Boston Bandits (8-19-1, 17 Pts). In order to keep up, theyâ€™ll have to take down a Bay State squad (11-19-0, 22 Pts) that has defeated them in their three meetings this season.
U14 (Black Division)
- Minuteman Flames vs South Shore Kings (Feb. 1 â€“ Foxboro Sports Center)
- Connecticut Jr. Huskies vs Minuteman Flames (Feb. 2 â€“ New England Sports Center)
Even with the season nearing the homestretch, the â€™08 Eliteâ€™s top-four seeds are still far from settled. Five points separate second from fourth place, with the Minuteman Flames (18-4-4, 40 Pts) stuck in-between. In a pair of potential EHF Playoff preview, the Flames will look to remain perfect this season against South Shore (11-14-3, 25 Pts) and Connecticut (6-23-1, 13 Pts).
2006 â€“ Bantam Minor (White Division)
- Boston Jr. Huskies vs Boston Jr. Eagles (Feb. 1 â€“ Keller Rink)
- South Shore Kings vs Boston Jr. Eagles (Feb. 2 â€“ Warrior Ice Arena)
Over a combined six games against the third-place Jr. Huskies (16-12-2, 34 Pts) and fourth-place Kings (13-11-4, 30 Pts), the Jr. Eagles (20-4-2, 42 Pts) have compiled a 4-1-1 record. If the Jr. Eagles wish to remain in the running for the divisionâ€™s top seed, they will need to continue their winning ways against both teams this weekend.
- Islanders H.C. (East) vs North Shore Shamrocks (O) (Feb. 1 â€“ Ristuccia Memorial Arena)
- Boston Jr. Huskies vs Boston Jr. Terriers (R) (Feb. 2 â€“ Canton Sportsplex)
Separated by just a single point, the battle for the divisionâ€™s top spot has narrowed down to IHC East (21-5-2, 44 Pts) and the Jr. Terriers (R) (19-4-5, 43 Pts).
The Jr. Terriers have the tougher challenge this weekend, playing host to the third-place Jr. Huskies (17-9-2, 36 Pts) in a rubber match of their season series. Each teamâ€™s goal differential is near-identical, with the Jr. Terriers (+54) holding the edge by the slimmest of margins over the Jr. Huskies (+53).