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Guilford, Conn.-- The East Coast Elite League held its second showcase of the 2017-18 season in conjunct with the nationally recognized  Beantown Fall Classic.  ECEL teams traveled to the New England Sports center in Marlborough , MA to play three league games before moving on to crossovers and playing against teams outside of the league that were playing at Beantown.  The event drew close to 200 NHL/NCAA/USHL/NAHL coaches and scouts to watch some of the top competition in North America.

At the 18U level, Boston Advantage, Elite Hockey and Team Maryland all went 3-0 on the weekend.  Leading scorers from the weekend were Matt Gagnon from the New Hampshire Monarchs who had 11 points (7g, 4a), Alberto Pison from Newbridge who had 10 points (5g,5a),  John Billingsley of Team Marlyand with 8 points (4g,4a) and Halen Cookston from Elite Hockey who had 7 points (3g,4a).

At 16U, Newbridge 16U and Boston Advantage 15U both went undefeated in ECEL games.  Top performers were Cole Kimball of Hill Academy and Conner Murray of NH Avalanche who both tallied six points over three games.

Teams that advanced through crossovers at 18U level were both Team Maryland and Elite Hockey who made it to the quarterfinals before losing to Chicago Fury and New Hampshire Monarchs, respectively. The Boston Advantage 15U made it to the quarters as well before bowing out to Selects Academy 15U.

ECEL is back in action next month with is annual All Star Game Weekend on December 8-10.  Last year, the ECEL held its All Star Game at the Bright-Landry Center on the campus of Harvard University. This year, on Friday December 8, top performers from around the league will suit up at Ingalls Rink at Yale University to participate in the 2017 ECEL All Star Game. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

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.

 
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

2017-2018 Season Preview | Elite Hockey Program

09/27/2017, 1:15pm EDT
By ecel

The Elite Hockey Program comes to the 2017-18 ECEL Season with a lot of expectations at all levels.  Another organization who will bring 3 teams to league weekends (18U,16U,15U), Elite Hockey has done its part in preparation for the upcoming season.  The 18U team, lead by Head Coach Luke Curadi, has some intriguing prospects that will certainly draw the attention of NCAA D1/D3 and high level junior hockey teams. At the 16U level, Matt Vandenberg will lead a team that showcases talent from all over the country, specifically from the Southeastern Region of the United States.  Elite’s 15U team has a deep group of players who the organization is also very excited about.  Head Coach and President of Elite Hockey Peter Alden brings a wealth of experience behind that bench and has proven to be a winner in the past (18U 2015 National Champion). 

“We want to give our teams the coaching and resources that will prepare them for higher levels,” stated 18U Head Coach and Program Director Luke Curadi.  “Peter, Austin (Root,18U Associate HC), Dave (Crandall, 15U Associate HC)  and myself have spent a lot of time and resources in not only putting these teams together, but preparing each player for the hockey season and beyond. The common theme in our locker rooms is that we have a high level of character.  Our kids are mature and hold themselves accountable on and off the ice.  They know that all of their decisions have positive or negative consequences.  As an organization, ECEL has been an unreal staple to our schedule.  The competition in the league is great, the coverage each event gets by College and Junior teams is tremendous. We are beyond excited for this upcoming season for a chance to take our Program to the next level, and part of that process takes place at the first ECEL weekend in Hingham.”

 

18U Key Returners

Cam Ellis F (2000)*

Halen Cookston F (2000)

 

18U Key Newcomers

Eric Fisher D (2000)

Troy Daniels D (1999)

Brendan Root D (2000)*

Collin O’Hearn F (2000)

Jin Lee F (2000)*

George McMichael G (2000)*

*denotes 2016-17 ECEL Allstar Game participant

16U Newcomers

Declan Martin F (2001)

Bobby Geier F (2001)

Noah Friedman F (2001)

Eric Hambling D (2002)

 

15U Key Returners

Chris Donadio D (2002)

Gary Claps F (2002)

Jonathan Horn F (2002)

Mike Roberts G (2002)

 

15U Key Newcomers

Ben Presley D (2002)

Thomas Filaramo F (2002)

Owen Sweet F (2002)

Nick Golis G (2002)

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