JANUARY 3, 2019
The Boston Advantage of the East Coast Elite League (ECEL) are excited to announce that defenseman Timothy Lovell has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for The Ohio State University in the B1G.
The smooth skating, puck-moving defenseman had many NCAA teams that were interested. After receiving his first offer over two years ago, Lovell took his time, and after visiting numerous schools Lovell felt that the school and hockey program at Ohio State gave him the best opportunity to excel both in the classroom and on the ice.
In 2018-19, Lovell, 16, has split his time between three teams, the Northeast Generals in the NAHL and the U16 and U18 Boston Advantage teams of the East Coast Elite League (ECEL) & Tier 1 Elite Hockey League (T1EHL). The 5’4/125 lbs. native of Hingham, Massachusetts, has played his entire youth hockey career for the Advantage. Last season, Lovell was a member of the Boston Advantage U15 team squad that went all the way to the National Championship before falling just short.
Boston Advantage Head Coach Tim Lovell said, “I am very proud of Timothy. We left this decision up to him and he took his time making it. He didn’t rush, he weighed the pros and cons of each school and made a decision that we are all excited about. His commitment is a real testament to the work he has put in both on and off the ice. I am looking forward to watching him continue to develop over the next two years before he goes to school.”
The East Coast Elite League’s Showcase Series is designed to provide top competition and exposure for the elite teams, and organizations, throughout the country. The League’s members will compete in four weekend showcases, culminating with league playoffs in February of 2019.
The ECEL Showcase Series will complement the regular league schedule of its members by offering high-quality competition played at top venues and desirable scouting locations for maximum exposure to college and professional scouts