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Sunday, December 14, 2014, 4:11PM

HEH Journal New England Junior Hockey Power Rankings and Game of Week 12/10/14

Junior Games of the Week:


This weekend, the United States Premier Hockey League is serving up a two game series between the first place Jersey Hitmen and the Bay State Breakers at The Bog Ice Arena in Kingston, Massachusetts.  The clubs have met twice this season with the Hitmen victorious in each encounter. Game time on Saturday is 5:25 pm. Sunday the teams will square off at 12:25 pm.


The Eastern Hockey League will see the Boston Bandits travel to Walpole to take on the Express on Sunday December 14th at 12:40 pm. The winner takes over sole possession of first place in the Boston Division. This will be the second meeting of the season between the squads. Walpole defeated Boston 7-6 in their previous meeting.

New England Junior Hockey Power Rankings:


  1. Boston Jr. Bruins (19-5-0-2) - Boston has won seven of its last ten games and is in third place in the USPHL. Ryan Cloonan leads his team in scoring with 37 points in 26 games. He is eighth in league scoring.


  1. New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs (18-3-0-2) - NHJM is 6-4-0 in their last ten contests. They continue to lead the EHL’s North Division. Luke Babcock is setting the pace in point production. He has 35 points in 22 games and is third in EHL scoring.


  1. Northern Cyclones (16-3-2-1) - With one loss in their last 12 games, Northern has moved within three points of the Jr. Monarchs in the EHL’s North Division. Sean Brown is twelfth in among the league’s top point producers with 29 points in 22 tilts.  


  1. Connecticut Oilers (17-8-1-1) - Despite going 5-5-0 in its last 10 contests, the Oil resides in second place in the Central Division of the EHL. They trail first place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton by six points. Offensively, the Oilers are being led by Lucas Bombardier’s 29 points on the season. He is thirteenth in league scoring.


  1. Bay State Breakers (16-12-0-1) - Winning eight of their last ten tilts has allowed the Breakers to move into fourth place in the USPHL. Jackson Barliant is pacing Bay State with 23 points, which ranks him 33rd among the league’s leading scorers.


  1. Islanders Hockey Club (14-10-0-4) - IHC’s season has been about streaks. It has endured two four game losing skeins and a six game win streak up to this point. They are presently on a three game winning streak and are holding on to fifth place in the USPHL. They trail Bay State by one point. The club’s top point producer, Brendan Robbins, is 22rd in league scoring with 23 points.


  1. South Shore Kings (14-14-0-1) - Occupying seventh place in the USPHL is rather foreign to the Kings, a team that is deep in talent, however, this squad has lost 12 of its last 16 games. SSK is being paced on the stats sheet by Tommy Besinger, who is 43rd among the circuit’s scorers.


  1. Walpole Express (14-7-3-0) - The Express are 5-5-0 in their last ten contests but have managed to hold on to a share of first place in the EHL’s Boston Division with the Boston Bandits. Piling up the points has not been difficult for veteran Frankie Cefalu, he is fifth in league scoring with 32 points in 24 games.


  1. Hartford Jr. Wolfpack (15-8-0-1) - The season began a bit slowly for Hartford as they sat in last place in the EHL’s Central Division. Winning seven of their last ten tilts has enabled the ‘Pack to continue rising through the standings and currently reside in third place. Leading the way for the Wolfpack is Ben Mariano, who is tenth in league scoring with 30 points.


  1. Boston Bandits (13-7-2-3) - Although the Bandits have dropped six of their last ten games, they have kept pace with Walpole in the EHL’s Boston Division. Brandon Seal’s 22 points leads the club and is 30th in the league.


  1. Boston Jr. Rangers (12-12-1-1) - Sitting in third place in the Boston Division of the EHL, BJR is five points in arrears of the Bandits and the Express. The Rangers have been victorious in six of their last ten contests. They are being paced by Davis Algra and Brett Macrones, who have 20 points each and are tied for 43rd among EHL scorers.


  1. Portland Pirates (10-18-0-4) - The Pirates just can’t seem to climb above ninth place in the USPHL this season, however, they trail the eighth place PAL Jr. Islanders by just two points. Brady Fleurant is having a fine season. His 35 points place him tenth in league scoring.


  1. East Coast Wizards (11-12-1-1) - The Wizards began the season is a very slow manner but have worked their magic to pick up recent victories over the Jr. Rangers, Bandits, and Express to keep pace in the EHL’s Boston Division. ECW is fourth in the division, trailing the Jr. Rangers by only two points. CJ Grinnell’s 19 points leads the club and is 49th among EHL scorers.


  1. Connecticut Jr. Rangers (7-18-0-4) - It has been a long season for Connecticut but the USPHL expansion team has pulled out some big wins. They are in tenth place in the circuit and have won four of their last ten tilts. Ryan Harper leads the squad in scoring. He has posted 30 points and is 17th in league scoring.


  1. Springfield Jr. Pics (6-17-0-2) - Another team that is struggling through its first year in the USPHL. The Pics are in eleventh place and have been on the wrong side of the ledger in eight of their last ten games. Santino Regone is the top point producer on the club with fifteen. He is 63rd among the league’s point producers.


  1. Vermont Lumberjacks (8-13-2-1) - The EHL added Vermont this season and it is right about where people thought they would be. In their last ten tilts, the Lumberjacks produced three wins as they continue to sit in third place in the North Division. Tucker Cobb’s 18 points are tops in the team and 55th in the circuit.


  1. Valley Jr. Warriors (9-16-0-0) - Unfortunately for the Warriors, they just have not found their game yet and sit in last place in the EHL’s Boston Division. They have registered three wins in their last ten tilts. The club is led in scoring by Brendan Heinze’s 15 points. He is 78th among EHL scorers.


  1. New England Wolves (4-18-0-1) - As new members of the EHL this season, the Wolves have struggled mightily. They have lost eight of their last ten contests and are in last place in the North Division, trailing Vermont by ten points. Jarrod Fitzpatrick paces the Wolves in the point department with 13 points. He is 105th among the circuits point producers.