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Avalanche Rolling Through Inaugural Season

By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media (EHL), 02/27/18, 12:00AM EST


New Program at the Top of Standings and Commitments

HOOKSETT, NH — The New Hampshire Avalanche will enter the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) Playoffs as the #1 seed in the North Conference, and they have their sights set on advancing to the Frozen Finals at Providence College. When it comes to being successful in your first year as a program, winning is just a bonus. The main focus is simply set on advancing players to college. With over 35 regular season wins and 16 NCAA Commitments to date (2/25/18), the inaugural regular season for the Avalanche has been a definite success.

New Hampshire Avalanche - Junior Locker Room

"Our first year in the EHL has been a great experience for our staff and players,” said Avalanche head coach and general manager Chris Cerrella. “Our owner [Mario Martiniello] has given me, our staff, and our players everything that we need to be successful. We have brand new coaches offices, a state of the art locker room, a brand new team workout facility and next year we will be adding a player lounge/changing room as well.  It is good to have an owner that puts everything into the organization from youth hockey up to our junior team.”
Every facility is different across the league, but the drive to improve is forever constant. The organizations in the EHL are pushing each other on a daily basis, and the Avalanche have helped raise the bar in the North Conference. The Avalanche have taken New Hampshire by storm, and don’t show any signs of slowing down anytime soon.
“We have the resources for our players to develop them into college hockey players and our number of college commits tell the story,” added Cerrella. “We will finish this season with over 18 NCAA Commitments and to us, that is our version of a championship. Our goal as an organization when we started was to get players to college hockey and we did just that. Lets face facts the biggest reason players decide to play junior hockey is to get college hockey exposure and we are making a statement in the North that we are the new KING of the area.”
The Avalanche will use their First Round bye as a chance to rest up and recharge for the EHL Playoffs. Keep an eye on the league website ( for all the latest updates, and to find out the team’s first opponent.

Chris Cerrella has helped place over 75 players in NCAA programs since 2013. (Photo Credit - EHL and Hickling Images)

New Hampshire Avalanche - Team Workout Facility

Photo Credit - EHL and Snapshot Photography