February 13, 2018
Hingham, Mass., - The Boston Advantage 15U team took home the 16U ECEL Championship this past weekend on home ice! With a record of 4-1 on the weekend, the Advantage retained the title for the second year in a row.
Boston defeated the NH Avalanche, Southeast Elite Hockey, Newbridge Academy & Team Maryland on their way to the title, with their only loss coming in the preliminary round vs the Seacoast Spartans.
The Advantage took down the #1 seed, Newbridge Academy, in an exciting semi final Sunday morning. This battle saw Boston in control 2-0 until Newbridge scored to come within one with one minute to play. Boston was able to hold off the Newbridge rally and move on to the championship.
The 16U Championship saw a strong defensive effort from both sides. The game was scoreless through the first 35 minutes of play until Boston jumped ahead 1-0. The Advantage then added a second tally with under five minutes to play in regulation which they would not relinquish.
The East Coast Elite League would like to thank all of our member organizations for a fantastic Winter Championship! Congratulations to our 2017-18 ECEL 16U Champion, Boston Advantage 15U!