Railers EHLP at #4 in Week 17 Power Rankings
Moving down to the EHLP, the top-ranked New Hampshire Avalanche continue to set the pace, as a three-win week stretched the team’s winning streak out to nine games and improved their record up to 21-1-0 for the season. The Avalanche have not lost a game since December 15th, and will look to maintain their consistency throughout the final 14 games of the regular season.
Speaking of lengthy streaks, the #2 New Jersey 87s stretched their winning streak out to five games and their point streak out to 15 games, with a two-game sweep of the Philadelphia Little Flyers on Saturday. However, the New Jersey Renegades spoiled the weekend for the 87’s when they traveled to the Jersey Shore on Sunday and earned a 4-2 victory over their bitter rival. At 20-4-2, the 87’s are following a similar pattern to their EHL team, as they work to close in on clinching the #1 seed in the South Division.
Moving back up to #3, the Boston Jr Rangers earned some revenge on Saturday, shutting out the Valley Jr Warriors by the final score of 3-0. At 21-3-4, the Rangers own a commanding 14-point lead over the #4 Railers Jr Hockey Club for the top spot in the Central Division standings.
Speaking of the Railers, the weekend began in strong fashion when they earned an 8-2 victory over the Western Mass Chiefs on Saturday. However, the weekend then became a split following a 3-1 loss yesterday afternoon against the Walpole Express.
(story from: easternhockeyleague.org)