Railers EHLP remain at #3 in Week 16 Power Rankings

Moving down to the EHLP, we had appeared to be prime for some changes until a late upset reset things last night.

The top-ranked New Hampshire Avalanche were a team that seemed like they had a chance to move back, as they endured a pair of close calls this past week. New Hampshire picked up a one-goal victory over the Lumberjacks Hockey Club on Wednesday and then knocked off their rival by a 4-1 margin on Friday. Sunday however, brought them their toughest test as they narrowly squeaked out a 6-5 victory in overtime against the New England Wolves. The Avalanche own a near-perfect record of 18-1-0.

At #2 the New Jersey 87s offense stayed hot this past weekend, scoring a total of 13 goals and beating the New Jersey Renegades and Philadelphia Little Flyers by finals of 8-4 and 5-1 respectively. At 18-3-2, New Jersey is in complete control of the South Division as they push to lock up the Regular Season Division title and First Round bye in the upcoming playoffs.

At #3, the Railers Jr Hockey Club seemed poised to fall back a spot, after dropping a 6-0 contest at the hands of the #4 Boston Jr Rangers. However, the Valley Jr Warriors 7-3 victory over the Rangers last night, kept things locked into place from the top to the bottom of the EHLP Power Rankings.

The Rangers have the best record in the Central Division with a mark of 20-3-4, while the Railers sit right behind them at 15-8-0, and with four games in hand.

(story from: easternhockeyleague.org)