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ECEL Announces 2017-2018 Teams

08/17/2017, 10:30am EDT

Guilford, CT— The East Coast Elite League (ECEL) is proud to announce the 13 programs and 22 teams that have been granted access for the 2017-2018 season. 

18U Division

Elite Hockey Program (CT), Hill Academy (CAN), Newbridge Academy (CAN), Boston Jr. Rangers (MA), Team Maryland (MD), Ontario Jr. Reign (CA), Seacoast Spartans (NH), New Hampshire Avalanche (NH), Boston Advantage (MA), Boston Shamrocks (MA), 95 Giants (MA).

16U Division 

Team Maryland (MD), New Hampshire Avalanche (NH), Seacoast Spartans (NH), 95 Giants (MA), Newbridge Academy (CAN), Hill Academy (CAN), San Diego Gulls (CA), Boston Advantage 16U (MA), Boston Advantage 15U (MA), Southeast Elite (SC), Elite Hockey Program 15U (CT).

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 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.

“This is an exciting opportunity for all those involved,” said ECEL Co-Founder and President of East Coast Classic Tournaments Peter Alden. “The ECEL allows us to take our expertise running tournaments and showcases and apply it in a league setting. Having successfully run dozens of elite tournaments and showcases, we understand how best to provide a structure that offers quality competition and prime exposure for our member organizations and their players.”

In addition to the four showcase weekends, we have an All-star game for both the 18U and 16U divisions. The All-star games will take place during the third showcase of the year. Also, the ECEL Cup will be held during the final showcase of the year, at Pilgrim Skating Rink in Hingham, MA (2/9-2/11).


2017-2018 Event Schedule

Pilgrim Skating Rink—Hingham, MA—September 29, 2017 - October 1, 2017

New England Sports Center—Marlboro, MA—October 27, 2017 - October 29, 2017

Northford Ice Pavillion—Northford, CT—December 8, 2017 - December 10, 2017 (All-Star Weekend)

Pilgrim Skating Rink—Hingham, MA—February 9, 2018 - February 11, 2018 (ECEL Championship weekend)

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