February 13, 2018
Hingham, Mass., - The 18U Boston Advantage captured the 2017-18 ECEL Championship this past weekend in front of their hometown crowd in an eventful manner!
The Advantage went 4-1 on the weekend defeating the NH Avalanche, Boston Shamrocks, Newbridge Academy & the Elite Hockey Program. Their only loss coming Saturday evening in the final preliminary game to the Ontario Jr Reign in overtime.
Sunday, saw two thrilling playoff games, where the Boston Advantage needed overtime in both games to claim the ECEL title! The semi final game was a back and forth battle, with Nova Scotia's Newbridge Academy. This meeting saw the Advantage come out on top 6-5 after scoring late in regulation to tie the game 5-5. Less than three minutes into the extra period, the Advantage found the back of the net for the sixth and final time to send them to the finals.
The championship game was no different as the Boston Advantage trailed 2-0 to the one seed, Elite Hockey Program, at the midway point in the second half. After capitalizing on special teams, Boston tied the game 2-2 to force yet another overtime! The Advantage kept the pressure on and defeated the Elite Hockey Program 3-2 to earn the 2017-18 ECEL Championship!
The East Coast Elite League would like to congratulate all of our member organizations on a fantastic Winter Championship & our 2017-18 Champion, Boston Advantage!