BEDFORD, MA -- The East Coast Wizards are back home, and preparing for a home-and-home series with the Seacoast Spartans. The Wizards will enter the front end of that two-game set with a record of 5-7-0 for the season. It's been an up and down start to the year for the Wizards, and it was truly proven this past week, as the team followed a loss-win-loss-win pattern in the four games that they played.
"This past week is really our season so far in a nutshell," said Wizards head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "Every year has many ups and downs that you grow from as a team, and this year's group is doing the same. We just need to make sure we are continuing to improve each and every day, and then the victories will start to pile up."
Meyer is big on taking things one step at a time, and all he wants his team to focus on right now is what's in front of them, and that's two games with the Spartans. Forget the past, as well as what lies ahead, and just focus on the two games standing between his team and the All-Star Break.
"We've had a few injuries that've impacted our lineup so far this year, and that's why next week's break really falls at the perfect time for our group," added Meyer. "Now our goal should simply be to enter that break with momentum on our side."
It's a busy time in the EHL right now, so be sure to stay tuned as the league gets set to announce the roster for the 2019 All-Star Team.
Always remember that if you can't make it to a game, you can catch the action live on HockeyTV. Also, be sure to follow the Wizards on Twitter, for updates throughout the season.
BEDFORD, MA -- A new week for the East Coast Wizards begins today at 1:00pm, as the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) team kicks-off a stretch with four games in the next six days. This week's matchups include the first meetings of the season with the Walpole Express and the New Hampshire Avalanche, followed up by showcase games against the Philadelphia Revolution and the New York Apple Core. The Wizards will begin the week with an overall record of 3-4-1, and will look to build up some momentum in a busy stretch before the league breaks for the 2019 All-Star Weekend.
"It's definitely a busy stretch for our guys, but it's also a great test," said Wizards head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "We are confident in what we know we can accomplish in the next week, and it's time to go out and execute. We have six total games before the All-Star Break, and every game is important."
As Meyer mentioned, every game coming up is important for the Wizards and that's because of just how tight the New England Conference is. While the season is still very young, it's the points in October that may determine if you're in or out come playoff time in March.
Below you'll find access to the box scores for all the upcoming games.
If you can't make it to a game, you can catch the action live on HockeyTV. Also, be sure to follow the Wizards on Twitter, for updates throughout the week.
BEDFORD, MA – After beginning the season with three straight losses, the East Coast Wizards turned things around with three straight wins, which was good for a record of 3-3-0 in the month of September. While the up and down start was rather frustrating at the time, Freddy Meyer believes his team learned from how hard they had to work in order to earn that first victory.
“I think because it took us as long as we did, it made the guys work just that much harder," said EHL head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "Of course, we would have loved to finish September with a perfect 6-0-0 record, but Kory [Falite] and I truly see value in the games that we lost. Our team learned quickly, just how important it is to play for all 60 minutes in this league.”
Looking back on the games that took place, and you’ll see that two of the defeats were by a single goal. Therefore, the team and its core group of leaders, knew what they had to do in order to get on the other side of these tight contests.
Coming up in October, the Wizards will hit the ice for 10 total games, four of which will be taking place in the friendly confines of The Edge Sports Center.
“This will be a good test for us,” added Meyer. “None of the matchups are easy, and we get a chance to take our first overnight trip as a team down to Philadelphia. I’m looking forward to seeing how this group grows closer over the next month.”
Outside of the Columbus Day Showcase (October 13th and 14th), the other key dates to circle on the calendar this month are the 24th through the 26th, as Team EHL gets set to take on Fitchburg State, Salem State, and UMass Boston.
Be sure to keep an eye on easternhockeyleague.org for the announcement of the All-Star Team, and remember, you can watch all the #Eshow action live on HockeyTV throughout the year.