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White Commits to Plymouth State

06/14/2018, 9:00am EDT
By Neil Ravin - Content Manager

EHL Goaltender Set to Join Panthers this Fall

BEDFORD, MA -- The East Coast Wizards are pleased to announce that Jordan White has committed to Plymouth State University for the Fall of 2018. The '97 just finished his first full season with the Wizards, owning a record of 3-3-2 for the year.

"Jordan is a big netminder who takes up a lot of room between the pipes," said Wizards head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "The knock on goaltenders of his size is often their speed from post to post, but Jordan strays from the norm in this department. Kory [Falite] and I have been impressed with Jordan ever since he arrived at the end of the 2016-17 season. If he hadn't missed the time he did due to injury, his numbers would be at the top of the charts in the EHL."

As Meyer mentioned, White was sidelined for a large portion of the season due to injury, but that didn't keep him from realizing his dreams. While it's difficult for any player to just sit and watch, White did what he could to continue to develop while he was in the stands. The native of North Carolina is very appreciative of the time he spent with the Wizards, and knows it was critical towards his NCAA Commitment.

"Playing for the Wizards helped me mature both on and off the ice," said White. "Freddy and Kory made it easy to play for them as they instill confidence and determination in their players. Adrien pushed the team in the weight room to help us get stronger on the ice. However, most importantly I’d like to thank my parents for supporting me through all the years of hockey and helping me reach my goal of becoming a college hockey player. I am very excited to be a student-athlete at Plymouth State this Fall."

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Schuett Drafted 6th Overall in NAHL Draft

06/07/2018, 9:00am EDT
By Neil Ravin - Content Manager

2017-18 Rookie of the Year Leads Group of EHL Alums

BOSTON, MA -- On Tuesday, the North American Hockey League (NAHL) held its annual draft, as the hockey calendar turns over to the upcoming 2018-19 season. In total, four former Eastern Hockey League (EHL) players were drafted, led by Dylan Schuett who was selected 6th overall by the Brookings Blizzard. The 2017-18 EHL Rookie of the Year is honored to have been selected towards the very top of the draft, and he took some time to talk about how valuable his time in the EHL was towards his development.

RAVIN - "Before the start of the 2017-18 season, were you nervous about  being one of the youngest players in the EHL?"

SCHUETT - "Before the season began, I was definitely a little nervous going from playing against guys my age or a year younger at Edge, to playing against guys up to 3 years older. However it provided me with extra motivation to prove that I belonged with the older boys and could fit in with their speed and size and more mature game. I think being the youngest also took some pressure off because there were no expectations for me to live up to, especially as a new player and rookie, at the start of the season, which changed quickly."

RAVIN - "At what point last year did you realize you belonged on the same ice as all these players that were at least a couple years older than you?"

SCHUETT - "I would say it was when [Devin] Panzeca showed up around the 10-game mark; that's when I realized I belonged. It helped that I scored the first goal of the year for the Wizards, as I got that monkey off my back right away. However, when Panzeca arrived around the 10-game mark, things just took off from there. It was when he took me under his wing that I really started to excel and realized I could not only keep up, but perform with the older guys."

RAVIN - "Looking back on the year as a whole, what areas of your game were you able to improve that helped you go #6 overall in the NAHL draft?"

SCHUETT - "I don’t think it was any one part of my game that improved, but rather my game as a whole. Freddy and Kory gave me the opportunity to play in all aspects of the game, whether it was even strength, penalty kill or even power play. I became relied on for key face-offs and important situations in the game. Freddy, Kory and Adrien spent a lot of time one-on-one time with me as well. On the ice it was little things, like puck control, fluidity, and hand placement on my stick. Of the ice, Adrien spent a lot of his time with me in the gym to get bigger and stronger, and to improve my strength and physicality on the ice. I gained 12 pounds throughout the season, which is more than I ever have before, and I know it was due to the the intensity of the training with Adrien."

While Schuett was the first EHL player selected in the draft, he wasn't the only one. Hayden Taylor was part of the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers that won the 2016-17 EHL Championship, and he was selected by the Lone Star Brahmas with the 21st overall pick in the draft.

Later on, Niks Krollis of the New Hampshire Avalanche was selected by the Amarillo Bulls, and Bryce Witman of the Philadelphia Revolution was taken by the New Jersey Titans.

Davenport Commits to Assumption College

04/30/2018, 9:00am EDT
By Neil Ravin - Content Manager

EHL Veteran Set to Join Hounds this Fall

BEDFORD, MA -- The East Coast Wizards are pleased to announce that Chase Davenport has committed to Assumption College for the Fall of 2018. The '98 spent the past two seasons with the Wizards, tallying 16 total points in 93 career games in the EHL.

"Chase was a huge asset to our team over the past two seasons," said Wizards head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "He's the type of player that would do whatever was asked of him, whether that meant playing offense or defense. Chase was a leader for our group, and was by no doubt a huge factor in the steps that we've taken as a program. Kory and I can't wait to watch Chase continue to develop at Assumption."

As Meyer mentioned, Davenport bounced back and forth between offense and defense, but never let it make an impact on his overall play on the ice. The native of Princeton, MA was as reliable as any member of the Wizards, and he'll now join a program that has brought in nine different players from the EHL since the league was formed back in 2013. Davenport took some time to reflect and give his thanks to all those who helped him reach this point in his journey.

"I'm extremely glad that I decided to play for the Wizards, as I've learned so much and had an absolute blast in the process," said Davenport. "It's a wonderful place to play and it's been a huge part of my development. I'd like to thank Coach Freddy, Coach Kory, and Adrien for their support and guidance over the past two years. I'm looking forward to starting the next chapter of my career at Assumption College."

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