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Lutz Commits to Nichols College

07/22/2019, 9:00am EDT
By Neil Ravin – ECW Content Manager

EHL Goaltender Set to Join Bison this Fall

BEDFORD, MA -- The East Coast Wizards are pleased to announce that Korbinian Lutz has committed to Nichols College for the fall of 2019. The '98 native of Germany spent a pair of seasons with the Wizards in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), amassing a total of 35 victories to go along with a 2.68 GAA and a .914 save percentage.

"Korbinian was a huge part of our team these past 2 years," said EHL head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "Each year we took another step forward as a program, and it was due in large part to the anchor that we had in net. Kory [Falite] and I can't wait to follow Korbinian as he continues along with his hockey journey."

Looking back on Lutz's pair of seasons with the Wizards, and a constant level of consistency is present throughout his time between the pipes. With eight total shutouts between the two years, Lutz paced the Wizards to back-to-back playoff appearances, advancing to the Second Round in 2018, and all the way to the Frozen Finals this past year. Overall, the German netminder is very happy with the decision he made to join the Wizards organization.

"The East Coast Wizards are a great organization with first-class facilities, that gave me every possible resource to develop my game," said Lutz. "Furthermore, Freddy and Kory made it fun to come to the rink every day and pushed me to get better on and off the ice. During my 2 years with the Wizards I was fortunate enough to be on great teams with a great group of guys which made my time there simply unforgettable.”

The 2019-20 Wizards season will kick-off on Wednesday, September 18th, on the road against the Vermont Lumberjacks. Click here, to view the full regular season schedule.

Also, remember that you can catch all the #Eshow action live on HockeyTV, and keep up on all things Wizards at ecwjrhockey.com or by searching #BringTheMagic on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Nash Commits to Southern New Hampshire

06/20/2019, 9:00am EDT
By Neil Ravin – ECW Content Manager

EHL Forward Set to Join Penmen this Fall

BEDFORD, MA -- The East Coast Wizards are pleased to announce that James Nash has committed to Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) for the fall of 2019. The '98 native of Hampton, NH spent a single season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), tallying 16 goals and 23 assists for the Wizards.

"James was one of our top forwards this past season, and he scored a number of big goals for our team," said EHL head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "Kory [Falite] and I were very happy with the way Nash developed over the year, and we're looking forward to following him as he takes the next step in his career."

Nash is one of two Wizards players heading to SNHU this fall, as Tim Usalis made the same decision earlier this month. With the pair of commitments, the Wizards have now sent two players to the Penmen in each of the past two seasons. Nash is looking forward to the future and is eager to get started, but the veteran forward is also very appreciative of his time with the Wizards.

"I've never played in a organization that pushed their players day in and day out. It was such a great experience with the Wizards, and truly the best year of my life,” said Nash.

As we work our way through the offseason, be sure to keep an eye on the EHL website (EasternHockeyLeague.org), as the 2019-20 regular season schedule will be released later this month.

Also, remember that you can catch all the #Eshow action live on HockeyTV, and keep up on all things Wizards at ecwjrhockey.com or by searching #BringTheMagic on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Usalis Commits to Southern New Hampshire

06/03/2019, 9:00am EDT
By Neil Ravin – ECW Content Manager

EHL Defenseman Set to Join Penmen this Fall

BEDFORD, MA -- The East Coast Wizards are pleased to announce that Tim Usalis has committed to Southern New Hampshire University for the fall of 2019. The '99 native of Danvers, MA recently finished his first and only season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), tallying 17 points in 32 total games on the blue line.

"Tim developed and improved tremendously as the year progressed," said EHL head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "An injury in the middle of the season forced him to miss a chunk of the schedule, but his return to the lineup came at the perfect time for our team. After he returned, our lineup really solidified itself, and Tim played a huge role in the team reaching the EHL Frozen Finals in Providence."

As Meyer mentioned, Usalis' return down the stretch was huge for the Wizards, and that included the game-winning goal in the opening game of their Second Round matchup against the Vermont Lumberjacks. Despite missing some time, Usalis kept working towards making his commitment, and now he's the 3rd Wizards player to join the Penmen in the past two seasons.

"Coming into my first junior season I didn’t know what to expect, but Freddy and Kory made the transition very comfortable for me," said Usalis. "Their attention to detail and energy during games and practices allowed me to grow a bigger appreciation for the game. Showing up to the rink never became tedious; they made my whole experience a blast. I couldn’t thank my family, teammates, and coaches enough for helping me push myself day in and day out. I loved going to battle every day with the rest of the team and for the coaches. The East Coast Wizards are a first class organization committed to helping their players make the transition to college hockey.”

While Usalis adds his name to the Wizards' list that already includes Andy Somerville and Alec Marshall from the 2017-18 season, he also joins Andrew Ray (Connecticut RoughRiders) and George Thurston (Valley Jr. Warriors) in the group of EHL players who chose SNHU this season. Overall, Usalis is the 24th player in league history to commit to join Southern New Hampshire.

As we work our way through the offseason, be sure to keep an eye on the EHL website (EasternHockeyLeague.org), as the 2019-20 regular season schedule will be released later this month.

Also, remember that you can catch all the #Eshow action live on HockeyTV, and keep up on all things Wizards at ecwjrhockey.com or by searching #BringTheMagic on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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