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Stoya Commits to Salem State

04/23/2018, 9:00am EDT
By Neil Ravin - Content Manager

EHL Defenseman Set to Join Vikings this Fall

BEDFORD, MA -- The East Coast Wizards are pleased to announce that Kevin Stoya has committed to Salem State University for the Fall of 2018. The '97 defenseman joined the Wizards in early December, and notched eight assists in 28 total games.

"Kevin is a physical force out on the ice," said Wizards head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "Of course being 6'4, he's hard to miss when he's out there, and his impact can be felt on each and every one of his shifts. Kory and I were very happy with the way Kevin bought in to our system on the very first day he arrived. His overall shooting and passing abilities improved tremendously during his time with us, and we only wish we had been able to bring him in earlier in the year."

As Meyer mentioned, Stoya is a big-body out on the blue line, at 6'4 and 220 pounds. The native of Lake George, NY truly uses his size to advantage, but also knows there's still more that he can develop and improve. All in all, Stoya is very happy that he chose to come to the Wizards in the middle of his final season of junior hockey. He took some time to reflect and give his thanks.

"I'd like to thank the Wizards for giving me a great environment to continue developing on and off the ice," said Stoya. "Being surrounded by Freddy, Kory, and a great group of guys, made it an awesome place to work hard everyday and work toward the goal of college hockey. I'd like to thank my family most importantly for their support over the three years of junior hockey, and all the programs and coaches that helped me develop. I'm looking forward to joining a strong team at Salem State this Fall."

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Marshall Commits to Southern New Hampshire

04/18/2018, 9:00am EDT
By Neil Ravin - Content Manager

EHL Goaltender Set to Join Penmen this Fall

BEDFORD, MA -- The East Coast Wizards are pleased to announce that Alec Marshall has committed to Southern New Hampshire University for the Fall of 2018. In his first and only season in the EHL, the '97 netminder owned a record of 10-4-0 to go along with a 3.04 GAA and two shutouts.

"We are very proud and happy for Alec on his commitment to SNHU," said Wizards head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "Coach Walsh is bringing in a player who works extremely hard both on and off the ice. Alec developed tremendously as the season progressed, and it showed in his overall statistics. Outside of  his regular goaltending responsibilities, Alec has phenomenal hands, and his three assists led all goaltenders in the EHL."

As Meyer mentioned, Marshall turned heads across the league with some of the passes he made up ice this past season. While only three of them led to goals, there were numerous other chances created by goaltender. The native of Nashua, NH gives a lot of credit to the Wizards for helping him reach the next step in his journey.

"Playing for the Wizards was one of the best experiences of my life," said Marshall. "Freddy and Kory have built a culture that promotes creativity, and they make it easy to get excited about coming to the rink everyday. In addition to their instruction on the ice, Adrian pushes his players off the ice to be better and better every day. The three of them, along with my teammates made it a year to remember, and I'm happy I had the opportunity to finish my junior career in Bedford. They all contributed to me fulfilling my dream of being a college hockey player. Outside of the Wizards program, I also have to thank all of my past coaches, family, and friends for guiding and supporting me along the way. Having said that, I'm excited to continue playing this great game for four more years while continuing my education at Southern New Hampshire University!"

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A Look Back at the 2017-18 Season

03/26/2018, 9:00am EDT
By Cam Brochu - EHL Intern

Schuett Named ROY, and Panzeca Earns MVP

BEDFORD, MA -- The Wizards' season came to an end last week after losing a pair of one-goal games to the eventual EHL Champions, the New Hampshire Avalanche. The squad fell in overtime in Game #1 at the Ice Den Arena and had their comeback fall just short in Game #2 at The Edge Sports Center. Despite being eliminated from the playoffs in the Second Round, the Wizards set a franchise record for total wins this season as they finished with an overall record of 31-19-4.

"This was a special group," said Wizards head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "They developed and got better as the season went on. Of course we all would have loved to make it to Providence and the EHL Frozen Finals, but we are proud of what we accomplished."

Devin Panzeca led the Wizards with 99 total points this year, counting both the regular season and the playoffs. The '97 also received EHL MVP honors, becoming the first player in Wizards' history to win the award. His linemate, Dylan Schuett, also collected an award as he took home the EHL Rookie of the Year honor. The 2000 recorded 64 points in the regular season, along with four assists in the playoffs. Schuett set a new #Eshow record as his 24-game point streak stretched from the regular season, and into the Second Round of the EHL Playoffs. Korbinian Lutz led his team in wins between the pipes this season with 18 to his name, and he also racked up a stellar 66 saves in the Game #1 overtime loss to the Avalanche. 

The Wizards organization will take a well deserved summer off and will get back on the ice with a new look team this Fall, as 9 of the Wizards players on this season's team will age out of junior hockey.

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