EHF Weekend Warm-Up - January 10, 2020
January 10, 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 10 â€“ 12, 2020
2006 â€“ Bantam Minor
2007 â€“ Pee Wee Major
- Minuteman Flames vs Islanders H.C. (Jan. 11 â€“ Gallant Arena)
- Game 1 - 12 p.m.
- Game 2 - 4:20 p.m.
The race for the top seed in the â€˜06 Division has narrowed down to a pair of teams: the Boston Jr. Eagles (19-1-1, 39 Pts) and the Islanders (19-2-1, 39 Pts). Having played one more game then their top-ranked counterpart, and with no more games scheduled between the two teams, the Islanders only chance of taking over first place is by keeping pace with the Jr. Eagles.
With the chance to play spoiler, the Flames (13-8-2, 28 Pts) follow-up on their triumph over IHC, earning a 2-0 victory back on Nov. 10.
2009 â€“ Squirt Major
- Islanders H.C. vs Minuteman Flames (Jan. 11 â€“ N.E. Sports Center)
- Game 1 - 8 a.m.
- Game 2 - 12:10 p.m.
Another important doubleheader involving IHC (24-0-1, 49 Pts) and the Flames (17-9-1, 35 Pts), the two teams begin a three-game series scheduled across the next two weekends in a top-three matchup.
U14 (White - Upper Division)
- Connecticut Jr. Huskies vs Bay State Breakers (Jan. 12 â€“ Rockland Arena)
With the Breakers (6-14-3, 15 Pts) having player three fewer games and sitting only two points behind for eighth place, this Sundayâ€™s game is important for the Jr. Huskies (6-15-5, 17 Pts) and their EHF Playoff hopes.
2008 â€“ Pee Wee Minor (White Division)
- Crimson H.C. vs Boch Blazers (Jan. 11 â€“ Boch Ice Center)
- NorthStars H.C. vs Islanders H.C. - East (Jan 12 â€“ Gallant Arena)
With both the NorthStars (16-5-3, 35 Pts) and Blazers (16-5-2, 34 Pts) having failed to create any separation from the rest of the division, the door has opened for both IHC East (16-6-2, 34 Pts) and the Crimson (13-6-1, 27 Pts) to begin their respective runs toward the top of the standings.
- Providence H.C. - North vs Top Gun (Jan. 11 â€“ Salem ICEnter)
- Game 1 - 2:35 p.m.
- Game 2 - 6:50 p.m.
- Islanders H.C. â€“ East vs Top Gun (Jan. 12 â€“ Salem ICEnter)
Top Gun (13-3-2, 28 Pts), currently sitting in third place, holds a favorable position among the top three of the division. While the Connecticut Jr. Rangers (15-4-1, 31 Pts) and Northern Cyclones (15-4-2, 32 Pts) have gone back-and-forth for control of the standings, Top Gun has laid back in striking distance.
They will have a challenge this weekend with PHC North (9-6-2, 20 Pts) and IHC East (9-9-2, 20 Pts), but will this be the weekend that Top Gun makes their move for the divisionâ€™s top seed?
2008 â€“ Pee Wee Minor (Silver Division)
- Springfield Jr. Pics vs Boston Jr. Huskies (Jan. 11 - Canton Ice House)
Springfield (18-6-2, 38 Pts) has plenty of work ahead of them if they want to keep their spot amongst the divisionâ€™s top-four seeds. Between them, the second-place Boston Jr. Huskies (20-2-1, 41 Pts) and fourth-place IHC (West) (18-3-0, 36 Pts), the Pics have played at least three more games than their counterparts. If they look to stay high-above in the playoff picture, they will need to start by keeping the points gap manageable between them and the Jr. Huskies.