After careful planning, the Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League Lady Prospects Divisions are ready for the 2014-15 season.
Co-directors Rich Righi and Devra Pulley have done a great job organizing the three divisions.
In the U12 Division, teams include Lady Islanders, New Jersey Rockets, Polar Bears, Lady Bulldogs, Quakers Hockey and NOVA.
In the U14 division, teams include Lady Islanders, West Chester Wild, Connecticut Ice Cats, Lady Bulldogs, Quakers Hockey, CP Dynamo, South Shore Conquistadors and NOVA.
In the U16/U19 level, the Lady Islanders, New Jersey Rockets, Lady Bulldogs, Quakers, Westchester Wild and Connecticut Barons will compete. There are several other teams inquiring for admission in the inaugural season.
The teams will play a 12-game schedule with two showcases accounting for eight of the games. Playoffs will be in Frozen Four format.
The boys are preparing to begin their season in four weeks with many showcases and special events scheduled for the third EJEPL season. The competition should be excellent in all five levels of play.
All-Stars for the U12-13-14’s will be hosted by the Connecticut Oilers, and for the U16-18’s by the Boston Bandits and Rhode Island Hitmen at Brown University. The playoffs will be hosted at the 12-13-14 level by the Little Flyers and at the 16-18 level by the CP Dynamo.
The new point system highlights some of the new changes for the EJEPL with three points for a regulation win and two for an OT win.
The EJEPL has eliminated shootouts. The new OT format will be 4×4 for five minutes followed by a new 3×3 OT for another five minutes.
FastHockey.com will be a part of the EJEPL, showing games at the U18 level and all-stars and playoffs, with some showcases also on the network.
Vice commissioner Larry Nastasi is very busy supervising the uploading of over 100 schedules and rosters onto the website EJEPL.com.
Showcase hosts include Brewster, Philly Revolution, Buffalo Regals, Igloo Jaguars, Northern Cyclones, New Hampshire Monarchs, Connecticut Chiefs and Quakers Hockey.
Please visit the website at EJEPL.com to view stories, league information and all the stats and special features in the EJEPL.
The EJEPL has officially received trademark status and the EJEPL will only get better as time goes on.
For 2015-16, U10, U11, U15 and U19 levels will be added as well as a developmental league for second teams. The entire EJEPL family wishes every organization the best of luck for the 2014-15 season.
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