All 14 franchises will be back to participate in the EJHL’s 20th year of operation
Boston, MA (March 14, 2013) – On March 4, 2013, the directors of each Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL) franchise met to discuss the upcoming 2013/2014 season. At this meeting the directors reached a unanimous decision, which guaranteed each existing EJHL franchise to participate in the EJHL with their franchise’s top rated team and top rated players for the upcoming season. This is exciting news for the EJHL, who will be celebrating its 20th anniversary next year.
The EJHL is considered the premiere Junior Hockey League east of the Mississippi, with more college placements than all of the other eastern junior leagues combined. As part of an ongoing effort to perpetually raise the standards of the league, the EJHL appointed six new franchise directors for the 2013/2014 season. Paul Jenkins (Islanders), Mike Anderson (Jr. Bruins), Ken Hulst, (Jr. Pirates), Nick Regas (Hitmen), John Gurskis (Kings) and Kyle Robertson (Breakers) will join the ranks as the new directors of their respective franchises. These appointments were made prior to the March 4th meeting, which was held as a formal introduction of the directors to the league.
“We are excited to welcome these six new franchise directors to our league,” said Steve Sherman, “they understand the level of commitment we have for our players and their success, and they share the revered principles and tenets of the league.”
Also, this year marked the first competitive year of the EJHL Elite Prospects League, an affiliate of the EJHL created to prepare players to become the EJHL and College recruits of the future. The EJHL Elite Prospects League experienced such success in its first year of operation that it will be expanded to include players in an under 18 division. That will be U16 and U18 for the 2013-2014 season.
About the Eastern Junior Hockey League
The Eastern Junior Hockey League was formed to meet the needs of hockey players in the Northeastern United States, who wanted to further their skills in preparation for college or professional hockey. The EJHL has since established itself as a quality Junior Hockey Program, with many of its players realizing success at advanced levels of play.
The EJHL is committed to providing every opportunity and advantage to its member teams and players.