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Regular Season 2016-17

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After a great first weekend, the East Coast Elite League would like to recognize the league’s top performers, both as teams and individual players.
 
18U Team
 
 Boston Advantage went 4-0 on the weekend starting with a big 3-2 win over 21st nationally ranked Elite Hockey Program.  On Saturday, the Advantage took down defending ECEL 18U Champions Hill Academy 3-1 before beating Boston Shamrocks 4-1.  They closed the weekend out on Sunday with a 5-2 win over Seacoast Spartans.
 
18U Players
 
Kurtis Lang, Newbridge Academy,  4g-5a-9p in 4GP After being held scoreless on Friday by the Jr. Reign, Lang exploded on Saturday having a goal and three assists vs Boston Shamrocks and then two goals and two assists Saturday afternoon vs Elite Hockey 19U Showcase.  He closed out the weekend with a goal Sunday vs 95 Giants.
 
Alberto Pison, Newbridge Academy, 4g-5a-9p in 4GP  Alberto had a goal on Friday vs the Ontario Jr. Reign before putting up two goals and an assist against the Boston Shamrocks and then a goal and three assists on Elite Hockey 19U Showcase.  He finished out Sunday assisting on a goal against the 95 Giants.
 
Joey Larossa, Boston Advantage, 3g-4a-7p in 4GP  Joey didn’t get on the stat sheet Friday night against Elite Hockey 18U, but was very active Saturday.  After a goal against Hill Academy, Larossa had another goal and two assists vs Boston Shamrocks before an identical 1a-2g-3p line against Seacoast Sunday.
 
16U Team
 
Hill Academy 16U was dominant in their 4 wins, scoring 25 goals for while only allowing 2 goals against.  Friday, Hill took down NH Avalanche 3-0.  Saturday Hill filled the net in an 11-1 win over Seacoast before shutting out Boston Advantage 3-0.  On Sunday, Hill beat Southeastern Elite 8-1.
 
16U Players
 
Alexandre David, Newbridge Academy,  3g-6a-9p in 4 GP Alexandre had an assist Friday night against Seacoast before contributing another goal and assists against San Diego Jr. Gulls and a big 1g-4a-5p night against Southeastern Elite.  David found the back of the net for his lone point Sunday against Boston Advantage 15U.
 
Tristan Therrien, Newbridge Academy,  4g-5a-9p in 4 GP Tristan had two points (goal, assist) on Friday against Seacoast.  Game one Saturday, Therrien had one assist, but had a hat trick and 2 assists (5 points) that night against Southeastern Elite.  He finished the weekend with an assist on Sunday vs Boston Advantage 15U. 
 
Founded in 2014, the East Coast Elite League is a four-weekend showcase series that will provide maximum exposure for its member organizations and their players, by playing in top venues, in ideal scouting locations. Spread across the U16 and U18 divisions and represented by several of the top hockey organizations across the country, the ECEL is the premier showcase series in the United States, unmatched in its format and exposure opportunities. For more information please visit us online: www.ECELHockey.com or follow us on Twitter @ECELHOCKEY

The New Hampshire Avalanche are coming into the 2017/18 with lots of momentum and excitement around the program. The organization will be bringing 2 teams (18U & 16U) into their first season with the East Coast Elite League (ECEL). Both teams are set for big years and are loaded with new and returning Avalanche players.

The 18U team is led by HC Brian Saucier, Associate Coach Mario Martiniello as well as Junior Coach Chris Cerrella.  Coach Saucier, who recently joined the Avalanche staff, had this to say “The quality of ownership, coaches and players made my decision to join the NH Avalanche an easy one. I have always tried to surround myself with the best people who have a passion for the game and truly care about player development as much as I do. I am very excited for the opportunity to compete against the strong ECEL competition and be part of the NH Avalanche organization!"

At the 16U level, Head Coach Justin Soryal has assembled a team of top New England talent to compete against the likes of the strong ECEL members. “In just our 2nd year of full season midget teams we have been able to attract top end talent and put together teams that can compete against the very best programs around the country” stated President of the Avalanche Program Mario Martiniello.

Midget Director Justin Soryal had this to say about the upcoming season “We are very excited for our first year in the ECEL. I was lucky enough to coach a team in this league before and got to see first hand how well run and highly scouted it is. We feel that with the teams we put together this year that we will be able to make a deep run into the ECEL playoffs and even contend for a championship. The additions of Brian Saucier and Chris Cerrella (EHL coach who led the Nation in college commitments with 20 last season) help bolster our already strong staff that has development and placement first and foremost in our minds”

18U Key Returners

Cody Lappas F (1999)

Aaron Harmon F (1999)

Pat Maloney F (1999)

Michael Zogin D (1999)

 

 

18U Key Newcomers

Colin Kastle F (2000)

Nick Snyder F (2000)

Dimitri Samusev F (1999)*

Andrew LoRusso G (1999)

Matt Bouldin G (2000)

Matthew Gagnon F (1999)

 

16U Key Returners

Conner Murray F (2001)

Shane White F (2001)

Zach Merrick F (2001)

Cable Rizan D (2001)

Michael O'Brien D (2001)

 

16U Key Newcomers

Mason Drouin F (2001)

Baxter Kimball F (2001)

Brendon Banks F (2001)

Parker Mabbett F (2002)

Alex Gagne D (2002)

Joel Stephens D (2001)

Mathew Gover G (2002)

For more information on the NH Avalanche, click here

Founded in 2014, the East Coast Elite League is a four-weekend showcase series that will provide maximum exposure for its member organizations and their players, by playing in top venues, in ideal scouting locations. Spread across the U16 and U18 divisions and represented by several of the top hockey organizations across the country, the ECEL is the premier showcase series in the United States, unmatched in its format and exposure opportunities. For more information please visit us online: www.ECELHockey.com or follow us on Twitter @ECELHOCKEY

2017-2018 Season Preview | Newbridge Academy

09/28/2017, 1:45pm EDT
By ecel

Newbridge Academy is very excited to be returning to the ECEL for the 2017-2018 season at both the U16 and U18 levels. Newbridge joined the league last season and it added a very strong component to both team’s schedules. “It was an easy decision for us to return to such a great league again this season" said Matt Anthony, U18 Head Coach.  "The level of play is fantastic and the league is also very highly scouted, and that exposure is huge for our student-athletes at Newbridge”.

The Newbridge U16 will be comprised of all 2002 birthday’s and will ice a very competitive team. Head Coach, Olivier Filion, is confident that his team will build on last year’s results: “We had a good season last year, but we are looking to improve upon those results. We have added some new exciting, and very talented players to our lineup; I can’t wait to get things started!”

Among those players are notables: Alexandre David (Pigeon Hill, New Brunswick), who is a highly skilled centreman and one of the top ranked prospects in all of Eastern Canada; Nicholas Savoie (Dieppe, New Brunswick), who is already on NCAA radars and is one of the top 2002 defencemen in Eastern Canada; and Ethan Pearson (Fredericton, New Brunswick), who is one of the top 2002 goaltenders in Eastern Canada. There are also many other great players sprinkled throughout the lineup. On the U18 side, Head Coach Matt Anthony echoed Filions comments: “I am excited about our group this season. We will be looking to build on last year and put together an even better season.” The lone returning forward from last season is Alberto Pison (Copenhagen, Denmark), and he is a highly gifted offensive threat who will be counted on to lead the offence. Other notable players are Kurtis Lang (Hubbards, Nova Scotia), Christopher Piche (Ferme-Neuve, Quebec), and Matt Duggan (Stillwater Lake, Nova Scotia), who were all members of last season’s ECEL All-Star teams, and all have aspirations of playing NCAA hockey.

Overall, both Newbridge teams are ecstatic about the upcoming ECEL season and look forward to rekindling old rivalries as well as meeting new teams.

Founded in 2014, the East Coast Elite League is a four-weekend showcase series that will provide maximum exposure for its member organizations and their players, by playing in top venues, in ideal scouting locations. Spread across the U16 and U18 divisions and represented by several of the top hockey organizations across the country, the ECEL is the premier showcase series in the United States, unmatched in its format and exposure opportunities. For more information please visit us online: www.ECELHockey.com or follow us on Twitter @ECELHOCKEY