BEDFORD, MA -- The East Coast Wizards return to the ice this afternoon at 1:00pm, for a New England Conference matchup with the Vermont Lumberjacks. This is the first of just 2 meetings between the teams this season, as the Wizards will head to Burlington, VT on December 5th. As for today's game, the Wizards come into this one having 2 in a row, which has helped them to an overall record of 6-3-1 for the season. On the flip side, the Lumberjacks have won 4 of their last 5, which has pushed their record up to 5-4-0 for the season.
"It will be good to get back out there," said Wizards head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "This is obviously our first game in a while, so it will be important for our guys to get their legs going quickly in this one."
As Meyer mentioned, the Wizards haven't played since October 14th, due in large part to the EHL All-Star Weekend that took place this past Friday and Saturday. Looking back at last year, the Wizards finished with a 5-0-1 record against the Lumberjacks, and that mark includes a 2-game sweep in the First Round of the EHL Playoffs.
If you can't make it Bedford for the game, you can catch the action live on HockeyTV. Also, be sure to follow the Wizards on Twitter, for updates throughout today's matchup.
BEDFORD, MA -- This past week was a unique one for the East Coast Wizards, as they saw their losing streak extended and then followed things up by starting a brand new winning streak.
The week began with a pair of matchups against the Connecticut RoughRiders at The Edge Sports Center. After losing the first game by the score of 4-2 on Thursday, the Wizards saw their losing streak stretch to a season-high 3 games. That was quickly erased with a 4-1 victory over the RoughRiders on Friday.
Flipping over to Sunday, the Wizards then made it 2 in a row, with a thrilling 2-1 win over the Boston Jr. Rangers in overtime. After losing the season opener to the New England Wolves, the Wizards have since won 4 straight, lost 3 straight, and are currently riding a 2-game streak putting in the right direction yet again. It's safe to say that this season has followed it's own pattern so far.
Wrapping up the week that was, the Wizards were pleased to learn that Luke Pepin and Trent Pitser had been named to EHL All-Star Team that is set to take on Plymouth State on Saturday and UMass Boston on Sunday.
"I am very happy for Luke and Trent," said Wizards head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "This is a great opportunity for each player to showcase their skills against a pair of high-end Division III opponents. These 2 games will show our guys exactly what it takes to compete at the next level."
Stay tuned to EasternHockeyLeague.org for more updates on the EHL All-Star Weekend. Also, be sure to follow the Wizards on Twitter, for updates throughout the season.
BEDFORD, MA -- The 2018-19 season rolls on for the East Coast Wizards, following a section of the schedule that had them hit the ice for just a single game in 10 days. Despite coming back to tie the score twice in Haverhill, the Wizards fell by the final of 4-3 (OT) this past Friday against the Valley Jr. Warriors. With the loss, the Wizards record dropped to 4-2-1 for the season, but now they turn the page for the next 4 days.
"We've got a big week ahead of us," said Wizards head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "Each game was tough against the RoughRiders last season, and we all know how tight things are when we line up with the Rangers. It's definitely still early in the season, but these are 3 important conference games with some key points on the line."
As Meyer mentioned, these are all conference games this week, starting with a pair against the RoughRiders on Thursday and Friday. Both matchups will take place at 1:00pm in the friendly confines of The Edge Sports Center, before the Wizards hit the road to battle the Rangers on Sunday. The goal of course is 6 points, but it's well-known that it won't be easy for the Wizards.
Remember that if you can't make it to the games this week, you can catch the action live on HockeyTV. Also, be sure to follow the Wizards on Twitter, for updates throughout the season.