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HEHJ Junior Power Rankings

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:36PM

HEH Journal’s New England Junior Hockey Game of the Week Preview and Power Rankings 10/28/14

Game of the Week:

The game expected to draw the most attention in the Eastern Hockey League has the Walpole Express, the first place squad in the Boston Division traveling to Philadelphia to face off against the South Division leading Little Flyers on Sunday November 2nd at 2:00 pm. This will be the first meeting between the two EHL powers.


New England Junior Hockey Power Rankings:

  1. New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs (11-1-0-0) - The schedulers gave New Hampshire the weekend off and it did not hurt them as they remain at the top of the EHL’s North Division. This is the first time this season where a number one ranked team held on to its perch for two consecutive weeks. Luke Babcock (Hampton Falls, NH) has six goals and fifteen assists for a total of twenty-one points which leads the team in scoring and is sixth in the league in that category.


  1. Boston Jr. Bruins (11-3-0-1) - Two wins and a loss over the weekend, saw BJB rise to third place in the USPHL. Ryan Cloonan (East Longmeadow, MA) leads the club in scoring with three goals and twenty assists totaling twenty-three points.


  1. South Shore Kings (10-5-0-0) - Going 1-2-0 last week stalled South Shore’s drive toward first place in the USPHL and dropped them into a fifth place tie with the Islanders Hockey Club. Forward Owen Campbell (Foxboro, MA) is the team’s king of points with seven goals and five assists in fifteen games.  


  1. Islanders Hockey Club (9-6-0-2) - A win and a loss maintained the status quo for the Islanders in our rankings. The team’s leading scorer is Brendan Van Riemsdyk (Middletown, NJ), whose eighteen points on fourteen goals and four assists has the forward in seventeenth place among league scorers.


  1. Walpole Express (9-2-2-0) - The first place team in the Boston Division of the EHL went 1-1-0 last week and maintained their ranking as our fifth best team in New England. Nick Balboa (San Mateo, CA) is seventh in league scoring with eight goals and twelve assists totaling twenty points.


  1. Connecticut Oilers (9-5-0-0) - The Oilers won both of their games over the weekend but needed a shootout on Saturday before defeating the Philadelphia Little Flyers. CT occupies second place in the EHL’s Central Division and are led in scoring by Joe Pizzimenti’s (Washington, MI) seven goals, five assists and twelve points.


  1. Boston Bandits (7-3-0-2) - Going undefeated in both of their games last week saw the Bandits keep pace with Walpole in the EHL’s Boston Division. Boston trails their Massachusetts rival by four points. Newport Beach, California native Brandon Seal leads the Bandits with eleven points on four goals and seven assists in twelve games.


  1. Northern Cyclones (7-3-2-0) - A 2-1-0 week resulted in Northern moving up in our poll. They gained four points on the idle New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs in the EHL’s North Division. The Cyclones are being paced in scoring by Sean Brown’s (Amherst, NY) fifteen points. He has scored eight goals and seven assists in twelve contests.


  1. Boston Jr. Rangers (7-7-0-0) - A 2-1-0 week sees BJR move up four spots in our poll. They are in third place in the tightly contested Boston Division of the EHL, two points behind the Boston Bandits and two points ahead of the Valley Jr. Warriors. Defenseman Thomas Evans (Waterford, MI) leads the Rangers in scoring with twelve points on two goals and ten assists.


  1. Bay State Breakers (8-10-0-0) - With three victories in their last eleven tilts, wins have been few and far between for Bay State. The Breakers are in eighth place in the USPHL. They are led in scoring by Brad Pizzey (Clarkson, MI), who has eight lamplighters and six assists totaling fourteen points.


  1. Hartford Jr. Wolfpack (6-5-0-1) - The ‘Pack picked up a win last week but they also lost to EHL Central Division rival Connecticut Oilers and remain in fourth place in the division. Captain Ben Mariano (Harrisburg, PA) is doing it all as he leads the his club in scoring with seven goals and fourteen assists for a total of twenty-one points.


  1. Valley Jr. Warriors (6-7-0-0) - Not the best of weeks for the Jr. Warriors as they went 0-3-0 and fell four places in our rankings. Playing in the competitive Boston Division of the EHL means Valley will need to bring its “A” game this coming weekend in order to keep pace with the Boston Jr. Rangers. Van Sullivan’s (Brentwood, TN) seven goals and two assists resulting in nine points leads the Warriors in scoring.


  1. East Coast Wizards (5-9-1-0) - A 2-1-0 week enabled ECW to remain in close pursuit of their EHL’s Boston Division rival, Valley Jr. Warriors, who the Wizards trail by one point. Glen Wiswell (Berwick, ME) has been the top point producer with seven goals and three assists for ten points.


  1. Portland Jr. Pirates (4-11-0-3) - A win over the Connecticut Jr. Rangers saw Portland break a seven game losing streak. The club from Maine occupies ninth place in the USPHL and are led in scoring by Tommy Daniels’ (St. Louis, MO) eight goals and eight assists totaling sixteen points.


  1. Connecticut Jr. Rangers (4-11-0-3) - CTJR has lost three consecutive contests and are in tenth place in the USPHL. Ryan Harper’s (New Canaan, CT) twenty-three points on nine goals and fourteen assists pace his squad in scoring.


  1. Springfield Jr. Pics (4-9-0-2) - Losers of all three of their contests last week, the Pics have dropped nine of their last eleven games and have fallen into last place in the USPHL. Sam Levin (Simsbury, CT) has scored five goals and four assists to lead his club in scoring.


  1. Vermont Lumberjacks (5-10-0-0) - This EHL expansion club has won three of its last five tilts and look  ready to gain ground on its North Division rivals. Tucker Cobb (South Burlington, VT) is leading the way in team scoring with four goals and nine assists totaling thirteen points.


  1. New England Wolves (3-8-0-1) - Another team that is in its first year in the EHL, the Wolves have struggled thus far and are in last place in the North Division. Mike Kelleher (Tewksbury, MA) has netted six goals and has assisted on four others to give him a team leading ten points.