ECEL Holiday Classic Program Book
The East Coast Elite League (ECEL) Holiday Classic, for U16 and U18 teams, gets underway Saturday morning and runs through Monday Dec. 2nd at the Northford (Conn.) Ice Pavilion.
Other tournament venues will be Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.), Newington Arena (Newington, Conn.), Yale University (New Haven, Conn.), and Choate Rosemary Hall (Wallingford, Conn.)
There will be good representation from the top Tier I organizations from all corners of the United States -- distant ones like the Colorado Rampage, Atlanta Fire, and Seattle Jr. Thunderbirds -- and Canada, too, of course.
Mass., N.E. Regionals Results
Semifinal: Eastern Mass Senators 6, Little Bruins 2 -- In the second period, the Senators got four goals from four different players.
Semifinal: Boston Jr. Eagles 5, NV River Rats 1 -- Phil Tresca, a Rivers centerman and Yale recruit, scored all five goals -- two in the first, one in the second, and two in the third.
Championship: Boston Jr. Eagles 6, Eastern Mass Senators 5 -- Senators had the early lead, but the Jr. Eagles fought back with three third-period goals. Nobles' Casey Severo scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal.
Semifinal: NV River Rats 5, Junior Bruins (USPHL) 3 -- Rats scored three unanswered goals in the first and the Junior Bruins couldn't find their way back into the game.
Semifinal: Boston Jr. Eagles 5, East Coast Wizards 0 -- Cully Wilson (Dexter) scored two goals and G Ryan Kazmouz (Dexter) got the shutout.
Championship: NV River Rats 5, Boston Jr. Eagles 3 -- Rats led it all the way. Goaltender Dylan Silverstein (Dexter) came up big for the Rats.
Semifinal: Cape Cod Whalers 8, Springfield Rifles 1 -- Henry Cohen (Middlesex) and Shane Taddia (Thayer) led Whalers' scorers.
Semifinal: Minuteman Flames 3, East Coast Wizards 2 -- Flames scored three first-period goals, but Wizards battled back to make it a one-goal game.
Championship: Cape Cod Whalers 6, Minuteman Flames 2 -- Ryan Teehan (Hillside School) scored two goals for the Whalers.
New England U18
Semifinal: Northern Cyclones Prep 6, Yale Jr. Bulldogs 2 -- An upset. New Hampton G Robby Farrell was big in net, and Kevin Urquhart (Proctor) had a pair of goals for the Cyclones.
Semifinal: RI Saints (Mount St. Charles) 5, East Haven 3 -- Saints simply had too much offensive firepower.
Championship: RI Saints (Mount St. Charles) 4, Northern Cyclones Prep 1 -- Again, the Saints just had too many dangerous players, like Q-pac recruit Victor Czerneckianair. His surname is difficult to spell and prononunce, but he sure is fun to watch.
New England U16
Semifinal: Mid-Fairfield 4, Wallingford (Selects Academy) 2
Semifinal: RI Saints (Mount St. Charles) 8, Northern Cyclones Prep 3 -- Cyclones led 1-0 after one. It didn't hold up.
Championship: Mid-Fairfield 5, RI Saints (Mount St. Charles) 2 -- Avon's Connor Callaghan was strong in goal. James Shannon (Brunswick), PJ O'Neal (Avon), and Casey Raffone (Canterbury) were all productive up front.
New England 15
Semifinal: Wallingford (Selects Academy) 4, Northern Cyclones 0
Semifinal: RI Saints (Mount St. Charles) 4, Seacoast Spartans 2
Championship: Wallingford (Selects Academy) 5, RI Saints (Mount St. Charles) 2 -- With four third-period goals, the Selects opened up what had been a close game.
Tues. 11/5/19 -- The most recent updates for both Mass and New England were made on Thurs. night 11/7/19, with a revised schedule for Sunday's playoff games -- specifically, corrections to the rink assignments. The program books below are up to date. We doubt there will be further changes, but if there are, we will have them for you.
Mass & New England Regionals Schedules & Rosters (Updated)
The Massachusetts and New England Regionals are on tap for this weekend, Fri. Nov. 8th through Sun. Nov. 10th, at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Mass.
This is the second straight season in which the two districts will be holding their playoffs in a single venue. Until last year, the New England's were held at the Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass. In other words, it was a handful to take in both. (It still is, but in a different way: the NESC has eight sheets.)
This weekend's winners will move on to compete for a National Championship in the first week of April 2020. Here are the locations:
Tier I (April 1-6, 2020)
16U & 18U -- Rochester, Michigan
15 -- Plymouth, Michigan
14U -- Chicago, Ill.
Tier II (April 2-6, 2020)
18U -- Irvine, California
16U -- Troy, Michigan
14U -- Kalamazoo, Michigan
Here's the schedule for this weekend in Marlborough:
Mass & New England Regionals Playoff Schedule, Nov. 8-10, 2019 at the NESC (Disregard, and use the updated schedules in the districts' program books below. Thank you.)
2019 Mass Regionals Program Book (Includes revised schedule for Sunday's playoffs)
2019 New England Regionals Program Book (Disregard the playoff schedule for Sunday, and use the revised schedule below. The rosters, though, are fine.)
Exposure Cup This Weekend
The Exposure Cup ('05, '06) and the Ameri/Can Tournament ('07), both presided over by Matt Miles, get underway Friday and run through Sun. Nov. 3rd at a number of rinks, practically all of which are in New Hampshire and Vermont. (There is one game being played at Merrimack College.)
Many of the top youth programs in the US and Eastern Canada will be on hand. A representative sampling would include the likes of the Toronto Marlies, the Anaheim Jr. Ducks, the Boston Jr. Eagles, Team Maryland, Belle Tire, LI Royals, Mid-Fairfield, the Markham Majors, the LA Jr. Kings, St. Louis AAA Blues, Florida Alliance, Brantford 99ers, and the Mississauga Senators -- and many more.
-- '05 Elite consists of 16 teams and they'll be playing all over the place. Tilton, New Hampton, Plymouth State, Merrimack College, Proctor Academy, Tri-Town Arena (Hooksett, NH), and the Merrill Fay Arena (Laconia, NH).
-- '05 AAA is made up of 12 teams. All its games will be held at the Tri-Town Arena in Hooksett, NH.
-- '06 Elite, which has 16 teams, will be playing at the same group of rinks as the '05 Elites.
The Ameri/Can Tournament ('07 Elite) features 12 teams. Games will be played at the Cardigan Mountain School, Proctor Academy, KUA, Union Arena (Woodstock, Vt.), and Campion Arena (Hanover, NH).
Here are all the schedules and rosters:
Exposure Cup Schedule for '05-06 Elites
Exposure Cup Schedule for '05 AAA (Second Division)
'07 Ameri/Can Tournament Schedule
Exposure Cup '05 Elite Rosters
Exposure Cup '06 Elite Rosters
Ameri/Can Tournament '07 Elite Rosters
For scores and standings, go to:
There will be programs at all the rinks. One correction: Belle Tire '05 Christian Kim will be wearing uniform #18, not #19.
The MPHL Kick Off Schedule
The 9th Annual Midwest Prep Hockey League (MPHL) Kick Off gets underway Friday at Cairns Arena (South Burlington, Vt.)
All eight league teams will be on hand. They are: Bishops College School, Rice Memorial, Ridley College (defending league champs), Rothesay Netherwood, Gilmour Academy, St. Francis School, Lake Forest Academy, and Shady Side Academy. Stanstead College, a New England Prep affiliate member, is no longer in the MPHL.
9th Annual MPHL Kick Off Classic Schedule
Scores can be found here:
MPHL Kick Off Scoreboard