EHF Weekend Warm-Up - November 1, 2019
November 1, 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 November 1 - 3, 2019.
2008 β Pee Wee Minor
- Islanders H.C. vs Boston Jr. Eagles (Nov. 2 β Warrior Ice Arena)
- South Shore Kings vs. Boston Jr. Eagles (Nov. 3 β Daly Memorial Rink)
The second-place Jr. Eagles (8-2-1, 17 Pts) look to chip away at a 16-point lead built by the Mid-Fairfield Jr. Rangers (16-1-1, 33 Pts). The Islanders (4-4-1, 9 Pts) will prove a challenge for the Jr. Eagles after falling to them, 2-0, back on September 28.
U18 (Half-Season) β Group 1
- Boston Bandits vs Islanders H.C. East (Nov. 2 β Gallant Arena)
- New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs (B) vs Providence H.C. (North) (Nov. 2 β Lynch Arena)
- Minuteman Flames (G) vs Boch Blazers (Nov. 2 β Lynch Arena)
- Bay State Breakers vs Minuteman Flames (G) (Nov. 3 β N.E. Sports Center)
- Providence H.C. (North) vs Boston Jr. Huskies (R) (Nov. 3 β Canton Ice House)
- Islanders H.C. West vs Islanders H.C. East (Nov. 3 β Skate III)
Heading into the final weekend of the Tier I Half-Season, much is left to be resolved for the U18 Division. Teams like the Minuteman Flames β G (5-3-1, 11 Pts), Islanders H.C. β East (4-1-3. 11 Pts), and New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs β B (6-2-0, 12) are still fighting to secure a spot in the groupβs top-four.
U16 (Half-Season) β Group 1
- Providence H.C. (North) vs Boston Jr. Terriers (R/B) (Nov. 2 β Canton Sportsplex)
- Bay State Breakers vs Providence H.C. (North) (Nov. 3 β Lynch Arena)
- Providence H.C. (North) vs Boch Blazers (Nov. 5 β Boch Ice Center)
U16 (Half-Season) β Group 2
- Manchester Flames (W) vs Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds (Nov. 2 β Enfield Twin Rinks)
- Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds vs Providence H.C. (North) (Nov. 3 β Cranston Veterans Memorial Rink)
The playoff picture in the U16 Division is a bit clearer, but still much to be sorted out. Both PHC North in Group 1 (6-1-1, 13 Pts) and the Jr. Thunderbirds in Group 2 (5-2-1, 11 Pts) have the ability to control their fate. Can they seize the opportunity?
- New England Bulldogs vs Minuteman Flames (G) (Nov. 2 β N.E. Sports Center)
- Providence H.C. (North) vs Minuteman Flames (G) (Nov. 3 β N.E. Sports Center)
- Minuteman Flames (G) vs Top Gun (Nov. 3 β Salem ICEnter)
With three games remaining in their schedule, the fifth-place Flames β G (7-2-0, 14 Pts) have more games left than any team in the divisionβs top half. A sweep of the weekend would be enough to push themselves ahead of fourth-ranked PHC North (7-2-1, 15 Pts). Likewise, Providence (North) will look to defeat the Flames on Sunday and keep their playoff chances intact.
U14 (Black Division)
- Boston Jr. Terriers (R) vs South Shore Kings (Nov. 2 β Foxboro Sports Center)
- Providence H.C. (North) vs South Shore Kings (Nov. 3 β Foxboro Sports Center)
After dealing the Jr. Eagles (8-1-0, 16 Pts) their first loss last Saturday, South Shore (6-3-1, 13 Pts) will look to carry that momentum into a weekend featuring first-place PHC North (10-2-0. 20 Pts), and the third-ranked Jr. Terriers β R (6-3-2. 14 Pts).
2008 - Pee Wee Minor (Black Division)
- Northstars H.C. vs Boston Jr. Terriers (R) (Nov. 2 β Canton Sportsplex)
The Northstars have fought hard to keep their 11-game unbeaten streak going, tallying four draws in the process (7-0-4, 18 Pts). To extend it one more game, theyβll need to win on the road with a visit to the Jr. Terriers β R (1-6-3, 5 Pts) in Canton.
2005 βBantam Major
- Palmyra Black Knights vs Jersey Hitmen (Nov. 2 β Ice Vault Arena)
- Game 1 β 12:00 p.m.
- Game 2 β 6:15 p.m.
The Hitmen (5-1-0, 10 Pts) and their division-leading offense (36 GF) welcome the Black Knights (2-2-0, 4 Pts) to the Ice Vault, looking to increase the one-point lead they have in the '05 Division.
2007 β Pee Wee Major
- CP Dynamo vs P.A.L. Jr. Islanders (Nov. 2 β Northwell Health Ice Center)
- Game 1 β 3:15 p.m.
- Game 2 β 8:30 p.m.
Itβs a top-three battle between the Jr. Islanders (5-0-1, 11 Pts) and CP Dynamo (4-2-0, 8 Pts). P.A.L. carries the advantage heading into Saturday, maintaining the divisionβs highest marks in Goals For (44) and in Goal Differential (+38).