December 31, 2019
Guilford, Conn., - The East Coast Elite League (ECEL) and West Coast Renegades are proud to announce that U16 forward, Logan Neilson has been selected to represent Great Britain at the U18 IIHF U18 D2A Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, in 2020.
Logan Neilson commented, "Its obviously a huge honor to represent your country and its something that many people don't get the chance to experience. I am very thankful for my family, the Lewis and Croft family and my previous teams and current coaches for helping me become the player I am today. I can't wait to represent, the West Coast Renegades, the ECEL and Great Britain!"
Neilson is getting to represent his country for the second time in his young hockey career. He represented England at the 2016 Quebec International Pee-wee Tournament, where he put up four points in two games. ECEL President Peter Alden is very excited for Logan to be getting this opportunity. “This is a great opportunity for Logan. He has proven himself to be a very productive player in our league and Neilson keeps getting better every event.” said Alden.
Logan has been on a hot streak this season for the Renegades. In only two events, he has ten assists, six goals and 16 points to lead his team in scoring in the ECEL and has 63 points over all this season (25G, 38 a) averaging 1.96 points per game.
West Coast Renegades 16U Coach and Hockey Director, David Imonti has this to say on Neilson, "Logan has size and the puck skills to play at the next level. He comes from a hockey family and has a great hockey IQ to think the game above his peers. Imonti continued, "Logan loves the game and his commitment to bettering himself will hopefully help him achieve his goals by earning a commitment at the collegiate level in the near future."
His production has helped put the Renegades in the running for a playoff spot heading into the Winter Classic and we are excited to Nielson perform in the ECEL All-Star game on January 10th at UMass Lowell.
On behalf of the ECEL, we would like to congratulate Logan on this great accomplishment.
Founded in 2013, 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 U15, 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.
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