09/19/2016, 7:00am EDT
By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media Eastern Hockey League
BOSTON, MA -- The 2016-17 season is in full gear with 32 games already in the books!
A total of 23 of those games took place this past weekend, as there are now only two teams left to play their first game of the season. This past weekend featured great action in both the Premier and Elite Divisions, with 11 games being decided by two goals or less. Of those 11 games, four of them were decided in either overtime or a shootout.
Kicking off the recap with the Premier Division, their were three North Conference teams that won multiple games this past weekend.
The New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs beat the East Coast Wizards on Friday afternoon, and then followed things up with a win over the Walpole Express on Saturday night.
Keeping it in the Granite State, the Northern Cyclones beat the Philadelphia Revolution in overtime on Saturday night, and then picked up another one-goal win over the New York Applecore on Sunday.
Last but not least from the North Conference was the defending Regular Season Champions, the Boston Bandits. The Bandits kicked off their season with a 4-1 win over the Boston Jr. Rangers on Friday afternoon, and then took care of business Sunday afternoon with a 5-2 victory against the New England Wolves. Scott Donahue led the way for the Bandits with a pair of goals and an assist to start the season.
Other notable performances included ...
- Derek Neal (New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs) - 3 goals, 1 assist, 4 points (1 game-winning goal)
- Donny Flynn (New Jersey Rockets) - 2 goals, 3 assists, 5 points (current leading scorer in Premier Division)
- David Altman (Northern Cyclones) - Picked up both wins between the pipes this weekend.
In the 19U Elite Division, both the Brewster Bulldogs and Boston Bandits picked up multiple wins over the weekend.
Parity could be seen throughout the division and especially in two matchups in particular. In the North Conference, theVermont Lumberjacks and Valley Jr. Warriors split their opening weekend series in Burlington. While in Philadelphia, thePhiladelphia Revolution and Jr. Philadelphia Jr. Flyers followed suit.
Notable performances included ...
- Luke Aquaro (Philadelphia Revolution) - 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points (leads league with 2 game-winning goals)
- Vladimar Danilov (Boston Bandits) - 3 goals, 2 assists, 5 points (1 game-winning goal)
- Peter Siolas and Andrew Gargiulo (Brewster Bulldogs) - Each goalie picked up a win between the pipes.
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