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Seeing Stars | Episode 141

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On this week's episode of the #EShow, we get you geared up for the 2022 EHL All-Star College Series. Kicking things off in the Weekly Rundown (4:26), we discuss this week's set of exhibition matchups as Team EHL faces off against Nazareth College on Friday and SUNY Brockport on Saturday. Also on Saturday, the South Division All-Star Team will take on Lebanon Valley College in Hershey, PA. Moving along to the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (39:17), Team HNIB is coming off of its best week of the season, as we reverse the structure this upcoming week with each lineup featuring five EHLP players and just 1 EHL player. Finally, to wrap things up in our What to Watch For segment (49:07), we preview what to expect for both All-Star teams this upcoming weekend, both on and off the ice.

Welcome to the Show with Neil Raven. Founded in two thousand thirteen, the e h L has become the college placement leader on the East Coast. Sit back and learn more about the next step in your junior hockey career. Welcome to the Show, presented by the Penalty Box Foundation. The Foundation's mission centers around their daily motto, we take care of our own as they help out all of those within the hockey community who have experienced the catastrophic event. Learn more at Penalty Box Foundation dot org. What's Up. My name is Neil Raven and this is episode number one forty one of the show. On this week's episode, we get you geared up for the two to e h L All Star College Series. Kicking things off and the weekly Rundown. We discussed this week's set of exhibition matchups as Team e h L faces off against Nazareth College on Friday and Sunny Brockport on Saturday. Also on Saturday, the South Division All Star team will take on Libanon Valley College in Herssey, Pennsylvania. Moving along to the E Crew Fantasy Challenge, Team H and IB is coming off of their best week of the season. As we reverse the structure this upcoming week, with each line up featuring five e h L P players and one e h L player. Finally, to wrap things up, in our what to Watch for a segment, we preview what to expect for both All Star teams this upcoming weekend, both on and off the ice. This week's episode is brought to you by Hockey Tach, the developers for the new e h L app, available now in both Apple and Google stores. And with that, let's bring in the crew Jeff Tyler and Anthony. Another week gone and we're at All Star Week Like pinched me? How are we already at the end of October? Like? How do we get here this quickly? All teams of the h L minus the Lumberjacks and double digits games played commissions. It's a race. It's a race this year. I mean, I think Terry wants to reach forty six games with the Ducks faster than anybody else before. It's gonna a slow back end of the year for the quack Wacks down in New Jersey. I'll play that everyone's schedules differentely though this is the part of the scheduling Anthony, that's not on me. I tell them what they have to do. I don't tell them how they have to do it. They just have to have these this many games scheduled. So everyone, you know what this we've talked about every week, rest versus rust and all the above. You kind of have the power to make your schedule however you want. I mean, look at this week we were off. You know that all teams were told to black out this weekend on their on their schedule because of the e h L All Star College Series, which at the minimum, you black out the day that we're dropping this podcast. There then for OUTA and Saturday. If you're the Apple Core and you're Philly Hockey Club, let's not get right back into it on Sunday the third at three pm. I mean they'll they'll have at least two players, Nolan Watsky and Joe Harrison. I promise you will be tired for that guy. I promise you they will be tired for that game and probably won't be at the opening face off, and I might see them sit for a couple of shifts. I would say, give them a little extra extra time their coaches, please. Yeah, they'll each have matching hat tricks. Now, I can't turn my my computer scream. But I know I texted a few of you guys this picture, um the vehicle that I am taking this weekend. That title is jumping in like like I is a Nissan Armata. So I walked in and I was like, they're like, what is your what you read? I was like, I think it's like a Chevy Taha. They're like, well, we don't have any of those. We have a Nissan Armata. I was like, what, I've never even heard of this thing, Like, I feel like I'm driving a Hummer. It is that? So I still feel like it's slightly smaller than the Altera vehicle we drove a few years ago. Neil, I don't know, you're da as long as it gets out to western New York and back, you gotta you gotta call it the raven Wagon. Yeah, you have a train hoard. I've heard the raven Wagon. I've heard the Neil Mottle and so actually like that one. That's just part of my driveway. It hasn't really moved yet, that one. Gotta give Jacob credit for that for sure. But let's now jump and the Weekly Rundown. It's time for the Cruise Weekly Rundown. The show Weekly run Down is brought to you by the Junior Hockey Podcast. You're home for junior hockey news, knowledge and nonsense. Check them out a t j podcast dot com. So we will start with the elephant in the room. Everyone is wondering this as we record this podcast and on the website when you log in and see the Rangers are listed at six and six. Um, that's not the record though, that they believe that they are, which I confirmed prior to this episode. Once again, the Rang, No, they will honestly admit that...

...they are eleven and one. He goes. He goes, yeah, he can. He did the one because they did not score against Scus so he has to and from his perspective, even the game against the Wolves, they should have won that game. They did the tress but he says, I'll concede the Spartans game because we did not score a goal in that game. I said, okay, eleven and one, he goes. I do want to say though, that despite the forty three saves that Tristan fatted that made, there was an invisible force field and the puck could not break through that force field like like, but okay, we'll definitely we'll get into it later in the fantasy portion, but teammates and I'd be a big, big thank you to Mr Tristan fattadad for that performance. Forty three saved don it um we needed it bad. We talked about closing this gap and fantasy again, well, we'll talk about it later, but again, thank you for that, sir, because we needed it and a force a force field behind the goal. I mean, you know what, though, I will say as a New Jersey, as as a New Jersey Devils fan, I can relate to it because the Devils have dominated offensively in their first three games, but their first two losses were both by scores of five to two, so I can sort of sympathize with that. But Kenzie Blackwood not so great at this year, Anthony, Yeah, tech manage struggling at no. I mean, I mean, great game for Tristan Fattidad and the Spartans just continue to uh tear up the league? Are you not entertained? And also the New England Wolves first team to reach ten wins. There are another team who I think they are for real this year, like a Railers yesterday that was that was a big game for both of those sides. For the Wolves to be able to put seven on Koloni and the Railers, that was huge. And then the Avalanche are seven three and one. That the best third place team you ever seen, the best fourth place team ever seen. That that's where we're starting. Obviously, the division is just ridiculous. It's honestly the one that seems to be the most like I want to say, almost unpredictable still, because even though you've got two teams that are off to really great starts right now, the two teams that are third and fourth are also very good. So it's like you have two teams that are hot out of the gate and they're winning, and they're scoring a ton of goals, and they're and they're not giving up a lot of goals either. You gotta give Trevor Jewel and Tristan Fatta Dad a lot of credit as much as you give guys like William Pray credit. But the Avalanche and the Lumberjacks there, they're not bad either, and and they could very much catch up as this season rolls along. It's going to be really interesting to see how that division race plays. I got an interesting stat from Mr House dad of a hundred plus point right now. He pointed out that the number of regulation losses per division, the North only has nine losses, or as the next lowest, the South Division has twenty one. And I just I just that tweet for and I think the first had and like, yes, the North Division is very good. But then I also thought, well, two things. One, the North Division has one less team, four teams versus five, so the South has fifty seven games played as opposed to the North of forty two. And I think the other thing, the North Division gets to play against the East Division, the New England Division, where I think the South is what a fight within itself. No, I'm just saying that you can't just go by the regular leastion losses to measure. Stir the pod, start start it, start it. I think I think there's some validity and Anthony kind of stirring the pot a little bit there. You know, the East Division right now is is a little shaken up. I think it's I think it's definitely right for the picking for for other teams right now. I don't think that's a controversial thing to say. No, we've joked about it. I used to call them the Beast of the East last year. Well, the Beasts are, I don't know, it's it's Halloween. They're a little scared of their's like, yeah, a little slow start, but it's a long season. You know. It's not how you it's not how you start, t how you finish. All the teams will tell you that. Which DiCaprio said that to me at Worcester, saying that he was not going to sound any bells when they were owing to It's like, Jeff, and now if we were two and twelve, yeah, I'd be sounding alarms. But it's just two games, so you know. And now they're back to six and six. As Neil texted us the other day, they were in the top five of the power rankings the Rangers, and now come come Monday, they will not be in...

...the top five. I think that everyone on number four, everyone probably realizes that the Sea Coast will be jumping. Then with that shoutout victory, Sea Coast has been salivating to get in. So that's that, And that just proves to you, right, Neil, Anthony and Tyler, but everybody again, we'll say in every episode until everybody understands read the fine print, and how we do power rankings. Now we are not voting on it. It is an actual points system on how to get in there. There's anything that it's blame the algorithm. It's all. It's all the algorithm exactly. But if there's anything that deserves to be in there, if we were doing the old voting or anything else, Sea Coast at eight and two forty two goals for goals against. They've been putting up four or five goals easily almost every single game. And then, as you guys have mentioned, Tristan Fatad eds but unbelievable in the net h skeleton too. He hasn't been any schlub as a backup. So you know, if there's anything that deserves to be in the top five, it's them, And uh, like you said, no, I think it's coming next week. After that one, nothing went over the Rangers. So I'll see all that, and I'll raise the fact that I'm gonna read off the top five gold differentials in the league right now. These are all plus plus twenty three plus twenty one plus nineteen plus ten plus ten. Four of those five come in that division. That's that's insane, Like that's insane. They're scoring goals but not giving up a lot of goals. The perfect formulae hockey. It's I do think the South is its own gauntlet, but it almost feels like one in one A right now, it's early. You know, that's nothing essential. Watch us go to Providence in the Central or an East team wins the whole thing, right, yeah, and then throws it right in our face. But they might like it that way, yeah, the radar. But you know, in talking with college coaches so far this season, they say the best part of about the e h L this year is even with the North, this doesn't matter, Um what game, you gotta show up, yea, you have to show up. If you don't show up, you're gonna lose it. And and look at all the scores from this past week for just further proof of that. I mean, it feels like every time I log in to see what took place, it's a one goal game or a two goal game, or an overtime game. And every team that the for the most part, is getting revenge at times. I mean Protech in Philly Hockey Club, they've already played like four times. It feels like like I don't know why they wanted to get all those games out early. But in about early see with the Wizards of Rne Island. Right, they played each other three times already opening weekend. Twice they played each other in the showcase. So yeah, no, that's a really good point. You know, they have a couple of odd scores, right, Tyler ted to Apalachee at that busy. That was a little busy. But that was a crazy day because not only that, but the premier teams combined for nine six score earlier in the day see six periods and unfortunately for the Seahawks, four different goalies. And it was it was a tough day in hook set, to say the least, literally every four minutes. It was so in that in that in that e H Premier game, this might have honestly been even almost as crazy as the ten goals. The Avalanche are up eight to one ten minutes with ten minutes to go in the second, so they're halfway through the game and they've already scored eight goals. The Seahawks will score five unanswered to make it eight to six in the third period, and I honestly almost thought for a second that I was going to see an eight to one league get blown away. And I don't I don't know who the premier player was at the end of the game that I ended up talking to, but I told him that and he said that had we blown an eight to one lead, we probably would have skated for the entire week without a single pack. And I said possibly. I said, you know what, You're probably right because I've seen four one leads and five one leads even get blown But and then to follow that up, the e h L e h L team drops a ten spot, Like, yeah, that was that was pretty nuts, um, But like, honestly, those wacky games aside, I agree with you guys. There have been a lot of tight games. There have been a lot of especially early on in the year, it felt like every game to open up was either a one goal scorer or going into overtime or shootouts. And if you just look at the standings too, a majority of our of the teams in this league have at least five wins. The lowest amount of wins are the rough Riders, who just picked up their third today. So I mean, there's no winless team in this league. And and you gotta show up to play, uh, you never know the next game. Credit. You definitely have to give the...

Seahawks credit. They that was a very tough day for them, and that doesn't leave a good taste in your mouth. And you when you get beaten that badly and to come back against the Wizards, a divisional opponent, and and fight back to to show, you know, show a better effort. Yeah, that's huge. Would eight to one be a bigger blown lead than three? Yes? About and Neil just has to find a way to bring it up because I'm to get Dad in the episode. You know, Yes, we gotta have an episode about Dad soon, Neil, I don't know, man' he's not looking good. Things are a little rocky if you can tie into yelling at his whole team last week, so you can can tie it into hockey somehow, Jeff, I am all in case somehow, TI Tom pretty in the h L. You know, we'll get it. We'll figure it out. We're a smart guys here, We'll figure it out. But you know again, then shifting over to the e h L p UM, it feels the same where where you look at all the different division races and I have I have seven different division names, Jeff, justin makes of them are really on our toes this season. Um, New England North. I think I was a little bit surprised by the Railers going up and handling Vermont Way that they did. In Vermont's eight wins that they've had this season, they've looked phenomenal, like phenomenal, and they're two coasts in the e h L. They just score score, score, and there are two losses they've lost by four plus goals, and it's like where did come from? And they've been at they've been at home eats time too. And you got the Avalanche right behind them. Who who I was just talking about um with their crazy nine to six win. I mean the Wolves, I think quietly, Owen Curry are posted a picture on Instagram, uh quit sleeping on us or something like that with without with pictures of himself in gold I mean quietly, what there's six one and two right, Adirondacks got five wins right there too. I mean that division it feels just like the North version in the e h L. Who do you want to play? When you get to the playoffs. It's a three point gap between fourth and first, which is which is pretty nuts to see that doesn't really get much closer than that, and it's it's just to pick your poison. I guess everybody's playing really good to start, but we kind of talked about it earlier. It's not really how you start gonna tell you finish. So some of these teams are off to good start. It's gonna be interesting to see who plateaus, who plateaus, when, who falls back, who goes forward. I don't think it's gonna stay neck and neck. I mean it could, right, but I don't see that happening. We're going to get to a point this year where teams are going to start to break away and other teams maybe we'll we'll hit their peak. It's just a matter of the timing on all that, I feel like. But right now, like everyone's off to a really good start. And like you said to Neil, with a lot of these new teams and credits to the a at Aarondack Junior Thunder and the Josep A Huntsman, and I mean that those are two branding teams that I've really figured things out out of the gate. But like Tyler just said, you know that's those are two teams with a lot of guys that are playing in their first year of junior hockey. They're not used to forty six games seasons. So yeah, you look good right now at game eleven. How are you gonna look at game forty four a couple more months from now? And you just keep taking these beatings from all these different teams that you're playing, especially that New England Division, with that race that tight those teams every time you play each other, it's gonna feel like a playoff game type atmosphere. So um, yeah, it'll be interesting to see, you know, in the coming months, once we get towards maybe like Christmas break, and kind of really see if if the standings are still as tight as they are now. I think with that Irondack they certainly have the help by having a couple of e h l P guys and Devin's alone and Jack Randall especially two guys who have made it to the Frozen Finals last season. So at the very least I know that Aaron Dack, I'm not too worried about them. I mean, even the Pennsylvania Huntsman, like, sure, there are kids playing junior hockey for the first time, and maybe they'll hit a wall at some point. I saw it with the eight seven's. Last season when they're p team had an eight game losing shriek. But after the holiday break they want like eleven of their last thirteen games. So I think with the Huntsman, you know, maybe at worse, I think that they might hit a lull at some point, and even that's not a guarantee. Maybe they can just keep playing better.

But I think even with the inexperience, they still have a lot of talented hockey players. In this past weekend, they had a tough game against Adirondack. I think it was like a six to score and then the next day it went into overtime. So the Huntsmen can compete with anybody too. So I think the Huntsman are much better than I had initially thought for a team full of rookies. And also the Union Junior Thunder getting their first win. By the way, I think we should also mention that they beat the Philadelphia Little Flyers by score three to two, Tyler Godbel with two goals and an assistantasy. But you know, all right, Anthony uh as the South representatives, and I guess I'll put you in the spot. Early we had a we had a crash course for eight seven Huntsman trip to the finals on the line. Uh, because so far, Yes, it's certainly looks it right now. I mean those two right now are the better teams in the South Division. Not sure what else to really say. You know, Union, you Union. Uh, I guess the one expansion team that's had a little bit more difficulty finding their footing as compared to most other teams. Yeah, but uh, I mean the Little Flyers have been struggling, the Renegades having trouble getting some offense like they have in years past. Where right now the top two favorites are the eighty sevens and the Huntsman. So I think for the South Division as of right now, it's sure looks that way. Yeah. I'm surprised Jeff hasn't pointed this out yet because Jeff loves pims um At Aranda one seven so far, so come on into the sin just second in Thelite though the eight seven one nine. Anthony has some questions about that. Not What what's so funny is that I was actually talking about this with my ringside reporter Chris Russo, and I pointed out that last season the eighty seven's were dead lasting penalt team, and it's one of the cleaner hockey teams, especially because they were such a young team. Now this seems a little bit older. They play hard, and I guess with it just comes a bit more aggressiveness. I know there have been a couple of scrappy games, whether it be against Union, whether it's against the Little Flyers, also also the Connecticut Chiefs. I think for the e h l P, I think the biggest rivalry is not just the eighty Sevens and Little Flyers, is the eighty Sevens and Chiefs at the e h l P level. No, really, those games are very chippy and these two teams do not like each other. That's fair. An England Division rival from from the North with the mid Atlantic. Jeff is so thrown off by the fact that I have seven division names this year. It does now I'm gonna make sure I triple check every time I talk about East Division Division versus the mid Atlantic. That screws in my head. It's a little bit easier within the e h l with Central, East, North, South. Oh yeah, all day. But you know there's Jeff. If you want to next offseason project, I'll let you come up with unique names for each division. If you want one wonderful call on the Mills Division. I don't know if I want my name on it. The guys who just throw around like Mills Division, Mills Divisions. Great. Yeah, we will find some sponsorships or something. If I can get a sponsor with my name, that might be a little better. Yeah. I'm trying to think what would be the perfect sponsor, because mine would be something golf related, even know it just has something. We're playing the hockey here justin coins. My new nickname is General Mills. He wanted me to start my broadcast the others a good cereal company Strong might come with a few bucks. Little fires Al would probably call it the Meek Mills Divisions, right, Yeah, that might come with a few bucks too. I think you know what that's the move, Jeff. We gotta get Meek Mills to sponsor a division of the league. He's from Billy's in the North and Philly Hockey Club have to have the network together on that they should join forces. We can't have Meek be the division of the North in the Boston area. You know that just doesn't make sense. He be like, what true? I also have to show you, guys this um, we're using a new stats package this season time. I'm hopeful that for those fans that are watching at home, they've enjoyed seeing the scoreboard on the broadcast as part of the new evidument that we have with League Statum. But Justin's founding new and new stuff...

...every week. So we've added this new streaks page to the website. Have you guys seen this yet? This is absolute game changer. It could show you who's on what current streak. So right now, Kevin, it's on a three game gold streak from or if it's over if it just like insane. So I guess that was the one Well, that was the one thing about that one nothing victory for siccost it. Maybe he is human after all that the crust William streak. William Pray had had two points in every single game dating back to the season open and when they got shut out by the Wolves, I mean look at the three to three, five, three to two two, and they still managed to win well, And that's I think that was. Like to go back to the e h L for a second. When you think Seacoast winning hockey games, you think of a high scoring back and forth up and down the ice game if they can win games one nothing look out. Yeah, like looking at that new Preyo max line, is that calling that right? Question? Does it only measure active shrieks for from praise five game or praise points shriek where he tallied fourteen throughout that stretch, which is just insane September to October ten beautiful right now. The longest active present point streak in the e h L is two games, but A j. Lakis has six points in those two games. But he's on fire. We No, I think you have gold shriek highlighted. No, this is what the point streak is he Yeah, that's the big ye the sorry I see you getting us to the screen. I thought that was that size nine pts it. I thought tmo G had a tough eyes. A few more present streaks in the H Show. There you go, yeah, young, six straight games of the Goal Go Rangers Go. Hasn't had an assistant at that time, m Drake Tomac from the Rangers as well, so four game Murkowski. Yeah, this is this page is on real that and we definitely did not have that last year. Another another new favorite, especially one of our biggest show fans, Shaw Bass loves the transactions page. Was hanging out with him the other day. He's He's like, I love this transactions page. I can see who's coming in. Look at all this signs who's here, who's there. That's another big one too. The fact that I have to do all this I don't like, you don't like to do, is just like it's worth It's worth it. Everyone loves to do. Yes the glove for those that that haven't check them out yet. We obviously on the last week's episode of the podcast, we announced the e h L All Star team that's heading up to New York this week match ups against Nazareth College and Sunny Brockport. I don't know if I mentioned this last week. Um Nazareth College on night one, I'll try and get a picture with the ten alumni that are on Nazareth roster for the for the next night or next afternoon, I should say, the two pm game with Brockport. I don't know if we have enough space for myself and twenty one alumni. Twenty one alumni on Brockports roster. There are literally three times as many e h LL alumni on the roster as non e h L alumni. So I was gonna say that does not include Margaret Hickling alumni number two. She brought that up. It's amazing everyone. People are obsessed with the Internet. That's my conclusions from all this, right, But Seth Gustin reaches out to me and says, I hope you know, Neil that the e h L All Star team is not the first one to play Brockport this season. Do you know who played him before? Sess former team Niagara University Club Hockey this past So yes, they have set the bar. They have set the bar, they have primed the pump. So hey, good parlay into the to talk about that Bethel beating uh the USA Hockey National Development team for two Neil, Yes, you're talking about that the other day, the D three years. For those people that are listening at home, that that frown at Division three hockey, I wouldn't. That's all I have to say. Just go look at that on Twitter and that'll tell you. Here's your here's your countdown till you start talking, Tyler, it's on Friday. Seconds keep graving. Yes, we also we also announced the the All Star team that for the South Division that will...

...be facing off against Lebanon Valley College on Saturday night, the game that Anthony will be calling with Chris Russo. So I want to give these guys the same the same love that we were able to give the e H All Stars going to New York. So this All Star team going to LVC. Anthony, I'll probably have you step in here in moments, give me a second. Um, there are some names I'm good with. The forwards are t J. Avelino, Ethan Burn I got the first to Caleb Cartliza Cloud, Kristen Dlillah, Patrick, Patrick de Marinis, Kyle focus on Jack Ford? Ready for this one? Jeff Nick a ver what Yes, that's what Terry told you was on our fantasy team no more? He Burn And Terry is Canade? Is Nick Canadian? Yes? Okay, so that's yeah, Terry the fellow Toronto. He's from the Great White North, so he knows there. Wow. Tyler Song, Kobe Prowitt, Tanner, Counter Graham McDougal, Quinn Murphy and Tommy Tracy defense spin for Team We the South, Todd Brandish, Jacob Gates, Devin Jolly, whatj not Todd? Yeah, he goes by t J. There, andrelev to CoV Ian Lindberg, Tommy Madden, Julian Waynewright, Hayden Watson, and then goalies Lincoln Crosby, Louis Finnigan and Alex alexis true. So, um, this is this is the team that will be taking on LVC on Saturday night. Terry Watt will be there from the Protect Ducks, Josh Fusco from Team Maryland. So we got three games this weekend, Um, and Tyler, I think it was you to ask this earlier. It's so hard to even predict what to expecting these games. I mean, like just the fact that we are when we go to Brockport and I'm I'm I would imagine he'll use all three goalies for a period of peace. But right here in the middle of this photo, guys, is no one Eggbert. If he doesn't, if he doesn't make you know what we're here, let me just go find the box score. I I have to just go find a box score, because if he doesn't put together the performance that he did against you Mass Boston in the first ever addition of this event, the event doesn't take off to the way it does, right, and now he's on the other side, Like my head is like literally explodes, thank you. I love it too. It is egg Bert was I can't believe he's still there. He's a grad you this year and he didn't play as he played his first two years with you Mass Boston. So we just found this out like the other day too. Then we knew we were looking at like, oh, egg Bert's still there? Uh? Still? Like here is that? Here is the original box score from the very first ever e h L All Star game versus a college team? Right, um hold on individually, Alex dr Beck. Look at that made thirty six saves and in half the game the ony one saves in the first period, fifty in the second, made twenties saves. The coolest part about this whole thing, U mass Bostom scores three goals in that game, right, two of them right there Nolan Redler playing the e h L. So the e h L, in my opinion, won that game. You know who would backing up with that? Rich? Rich would back me up up that. That's such a galaxy brain take? Are we undefeated against the colleges? That is that another new take? Hey, you know what lost to a college? Guys, not gonna lie. We did score first that game. Last year, we also had a lead against Curry. Yes, and and you Mass Boston. Bobby Guyer scored the first goal of that game. Yes, as I almost missed it on camera. I do remember that one. That's fine, which is why, uh, this weekend, I'm probably going nowhere near either press box. I can't. I can't believe. My job is to drive the talent there, Jeff. My job is to drive Tyler and and Trevor and Jake there that I get, I get there, I hand out jerseys, I disappear. So but it's it's what's great about what's great about these these games is it's really not just the game because each team, the South All Stars and the e h L All Star Team, they each gets it to meet with the coaches from the respective teams that they're playing. Um, they each get to tour the campuses, uh and walk around it and get that exclusive you know, college visit if you will, and then obviously play in the game as well. I know, Anthony, you get to...

...call a game at Harshey Park Stadium like that's a historic building, Like that's that's pretty damn cool. I'm so looking forward to that, I really am. Yeah, we're gonna see so many alumni with all the teams. I didn't count lvc's alumni. Um, I should have counted that one before we go on this podcast. I mean, Jeff, don't do it on the air if you'd like, Jeff, the first person that we're gonna see when we walk into the game on Saturday. On Saturday, it's block Port. You know who it's gonna be, right. No, I'm not even talking about players, And now I'm talking about players parents. Oh, Tammy, the biggest fan of the league. Count that countdown that I was seizing. Tyler West. She has that countdown probably going on in her house right now. But let's you know what, while we're on the fly here, Jeff, I will count h L alumnires one. Jackson Lacrow is too. Mac Macasab, who we found out is Kassab not Cassive from his father at the first year flips it's it's Cassive, not Cassa, Cassim not Cassab and told us like three years after, it's like, oh, it's five. We go by both of Like, no, it's not fun. Tino Alani I interviewed him at the Prison finals, like way back hang on, did I see Brendan Jingling as well? E h L peel um uh oh Jackson legro to we skip overhead, there's another one I think you did, Anthony. You know, I think I think you're also looking at the You're looking at last year's roster. It's got twenty two three right here, but go right there, well, hang on, scroll scroll down, a little bit confused, confused, old man, Come on, let me help you out here. All right? Well, no, no, come back up. I want to go to Dylan Gutierrez because I know that he's entering his second year. What is the say on the roster over here? He says he's the first year stuited, So that's last year's roster. I just put the refresh there again, old bit the I am hitting the button, guys and hitting just click on the link that I sent you. Awesome, Anthony provided a direct link. Okay, something is off the because the current roster. There we go. All right, now, let's let's start over. Just one Jackson two, Dylan Miller three, Reckon Yangling is technically four. He was playing e h l P Central Pen Panthers, then lent to play for my good buddy I'm on actually r C like with Richmond Generals in the us p h L five six. I Francie remember he went to He went to Lebanon DLHI College mid season last year, then got all rookie team. He was there half the year, well Bobby and halfcock. He was Franches So plenty of alumni here as well. Their assistant coach named John Denver. I do I almost said, that's just country road Stick. That's not the same guy, right, it's a little slightly different. I got your next Q and Anthony right there, John Denver, and interviewed John Denver. Yes, you're gonna say, are you the real John Denver? Question one? Question two? Question two? Can you recite verse one or the chorus right now? And that would be the answer to story, John, will you take me home Country. I'm gonna start playing it mid game. Anthony and Chris are gonna start seeing it. Don't show this start singing, yes, don't don't show this to Chris yet, Anthony, Oh, he probably knows by now. Yes, this is true, this is true. But we tease this earlier, that that huge start that Tristan Fatta Dad had um for the Seacoast Spartans has helped Team H NIGHTB REVIVEE It's pulse. Let's let's jump into the E Crew Fantasy Challenge. It's time for the E Crew Fantasy Challenge. The Crew Fantasy Challenge is presented by BioSteel, the sports drink of the E h O used the promo code E show as E s h O W for off when you check out at bio steel dot com. So, yes, that will probably be the best single game fantasy performance of the year because it's a bonus shout out victory against a top five team. So honestly, you were just doing what the tap on the button tap tap tap tap thing ning Nick naming point point was eighteen point six point six to get that in one game, and he only had one game this past meek, so he made it...

...count, that's for sure, right needed it. That's like a week's worth of points. Eighteen point six for goalie. Yes, so you add that eighteen point six plus a goal on to assists for Patrick McKernan um from the Avalanche, two goals and assists in a game winner for Alex Cantata for the seven, a goal for Roco Serie, two assists on the power of playing from Shack Randall. You add all of that together and it's forty three point six points for Team h NIB this past week. So they did gain some ground on us. Jeff little Bit only five points. Though only five points? Hey Patrick McKernon, was was it him or Daniel? Patrick just committed to suffer? Daniel? Daniel? Daniel their cousins the other day that the other day, so Sean mckeckord, it stuffing. I originally thought they were brothers but heard that they were actually So there you go, cousin of up. So for for a team O G S points, I needed to start by bringing up what I brought up this past week. Um, you don't know that they're listening until they message you. And I said last week that we were picking Joe what Chase because he is the self dubbed Pride of Howard Beach. Right, So last Thursday they played, they played a game and after that, uh, that game ended, I got a message that the Pride of Howard Beach is promising you points next game. I'm so sorry about today. Thanks you that we'll take the assist show, We'll take the assists. Respect it more. But it's Okay, we'll take the two goals, want assist too, power play points, and I need to add in I forgot to add in a game winner. I'm not cheating everyone that's listening at home. I just forgot to add well for Willhaucky, Jess goes to edit this, you know that'll come up with that. I can't deny that Neil's line because I called that game winner. So there you go. So three goals and assist and another game winner for as Anthony mentioned before, Tyler Gobel Union junior thunder player lead the way, Yes, Marik Herda and our Eddie Mulligan our defense. When we're like the forwards got this this week, we're good and I was like, all right, whatever, like fine, I guess we'll deal with it. And then Kyle Span as we mentioned before, our sources told us he would get two starts. Our sources confirmed two victories, also pick up an apple. Yes, our sources did not predict the assist that was gonna come. So point eight points for us, So they gained about four points on us, Jeff, but we got to pick for this week and for those that followed along last week, we're gonna reverse things up because, as we do every week, the podcast goes from Thursday to Wednesday, and obviously blacking out a few days in the e h L schedule results in a total of six e h L games this upcoming week. So usually we have a full line up with one e h L P selection. This week we have a full lineup with one e h L selection, So this could go great, hopefully for us. Do you wanna do this? Take it? Jeff? Right ahead, Okay, I can make some match. I got all their tabs open, so you go to ahead. Victor, do know um of those six e h L games, he's in two of them because there's a big series next week in Exit two game series between the spark Ends and the lumber Tracks mentioned earlier. One nothing victory for the Spartans over the Rangers. I'm expecting a for Jack Spartan's game to be like Tyler's first period in the Mini Showcase when they were running up and down the ice in a hudles per hour. He's streaking, He's streaking five very much looking forward to that two thirty at Exeter. If it's anything like the Mini Showcase game, it'll be one of the regular season Victor Daniel is streaking everybody five games straight. Jeff, for the next twenty four hours is just going to be living on the Streaks page is like Hockey Nerds Central love it grossed. Another foward that we're picking this week was mentioned earlier. A J. Gazarti, who's leading the Avalanche HLP team and scoring the third forward, had a five assists game this past week. But he also shares the last name. I'm a player we picked this past week on defense, so we're trying a mulligan. But ump bum yep, mulligan. Yes, that's an incredible...

I hope people, I hope people really can appreciate that one. On defense. I'm I'm laughing at my own joke right now. Jeff. We have Xander Badger from the Rowers Junior Hockey Club and they were picking not one but two p A Huntsmen, Hunter Irera, and Well I was having a good episode going, Jeff, so has about the best one up eventually and then Ty Jones. So that is Team O G for the reverse week. We'll call it team all right. So uh yeah, we teammates N I B. We're deliberating and we figured with let's start with the New Hampshire Avalanche. Uh. They have a two game series coming up against the Adirondack Junior Thunder. So we're gonna take a forward from each team. We're gonna start off with Zach twelve points in eleven games. He's been pretty good as of late. He's on a four game point shriek, including his most recent performance two goals and an assist against the Seahawks Hockey Club. Going to pick him and for the Adirondack Junior Thunder. Uh, why not go with the coaches kid, Jack Murkowski. But should make of note it's not just because he's the coaches kid. He's pretty damn good himself. He has fifteen points in eleven games, six goals, nine assists. Got to see how good he was against New Jersey. He had four points that weekend, and then he had five points against the Pennsylvania Huntsman. To round out that forward group, we're gonna go with Jonah Bird. He has five points in nine games, but he has a goal and an assist in his last two. We're gonna go with him. There not Jonah Bird from Mozark. This is Jonah Bird from h L. No. For the defensemen, We're gonna go with Eric Toto from the Valley Junior Warriors. He has he has five points in eight games. He's a guy who can move the puck for the Junior Warriors are all the defenseman will be our one e h L pick. That will be Shane Green with the Philadelphia Little Flyers. He had a point in their most recent game against the Connecticut rough Riders. See if he can pick up some points as well. And for the goaltenders, they're gonna go. Duncan Miller for the Boston Junior Rangers has a two oh and one record. He has a nine percentage. He's been pretty good for Boston. Hopefully he'll get to start this week. Oh two, I should have kept the tab open the overall totals. As I mentioned, Teammates and IBY did close the gap slightly by four points. But Team Team O g out and from one point two and then Teammates and IBE at eight. But with this reverse week, anything can happen. We're banking big on the We're gonna need a week like Jeff had last year where he picked up like eighty points or something. We're gonna need like a stupid good week. The sprinkle of everything and just you know, tell ourselves thetmarnial we already at uh if you kind of this is like a season total. We have twenty four goals, we have twenty seven assists, thirteen power play points, six game winning goals, four goalie wins to bonus goalie. Uh what is that bonus? Oh yeah, bonus goalie wins. Yes, e G w G. That's a mouthful. Those are those are bonus game winning goals. You do strike me as the kind of guy that would try to play an e h L or e h l P game and it'd be like the bench warmers where you give him the birth certificate. That's just a photo. It's written in crayon. I am I am an O two birth year right, I am twelve whatever whatever it takes for. Yes, yes, but don't but don't ever cheat, Tyler. I never cheat. So with that, let's jump into what to watch for before we wrap things up. Here's what you watch for this week in the show What to Watch Force presented by Hockey TV, the official streaming platform period e h L and e h l P action through the two twenty three season. I think it goes without saying that to watch four start. We all start pretty easy. Tyler will be on the call with Jake for the matchups against Nazareth College, which is Friday night at seven pm, and then against Brockport on Saturday at two pm. In a perfect will at Anthony, we would teleport down to you and be able to make it in time. But I'm kind of like fascinated by geography. It's something that you guys probably didn't know about me, so like I love looking up just distances between places. Um, it's four and a half. It's four and a half hours from where we'll be...

...rock Ports, where you're gonna be in Hershey p a um, and that's seven o'clock puck drops. So there's just no physical way that we'll make it there in time. But we will have Hockey TV on in the car listening to you and Chris Russo called that South All Star team matchup against Lebanon Valley College. Um, I'm being excited for this weekend. There's it was pretty cool. There's a there's a guy named Jason Steinworth that reached out to me who owns Marks Pizzeria up in Upstate New York and literally coordinated like all the meals for the entire week. Wow. I was like, Mark, Pizza, you just saved me like so much time and aff and everything like great. He even on on Saturday, Tyler, this may slow us down. We're going to this huge breakfast at this place called Johnny D's. I did speak to I did speak to Johnny. He's excited to have the team there. We'll probably take a team picture with um breakfast. But this guy Jason walked in was like, Hey, there's an as A team coming up here. Can they use your your like banquet room for breakfast? On Saturday? Johnny called me, He's like, what do you want? What do you want to eat? I was like everything like like like He's like, yeah, let me go over a budget one night. He's like, well, that doesn't take anything up the menu. We'll let you guys choose whatever you want. I was like, all right, So maybe when the players walk in, Tyler, we'll have to say like, hey, like no French toast, because that may slow you down a little bit in the game. To that maple out of solidarity, it'll be a light breakfast for the broadcaster or two. So that way, along with the players where we're in good shape. We're not bogged down by maple syrup and pancakes. Maybe a strip of bacon, maybe a strip of proteins. The South team is going to dath knows Italian grill. I ever heard of it. It's in Pennsylvania. You could join them for that if you would like to. So, I mean with with with an Italian with an all Italian broadcast crew. Right, certainly that it was selected, but so pink vodka, sauce and everything. I think Terry Watts would have good taste. Yeah, Harry definitely does. If you see the way he dresses, if he eats the way he dresses, sharp dressers, sharp eater, love you tear. But obviously we're started for those games. A number of e h L P games on the schedule uh as well, and then as we mentioned, there are a handful of h L games. It's funny they get right back into it um Sunday and the beginning of next week. There is also a huge announcement coming from the league on Monday, and I will leave it. We don't even know this. Usually we get the first. I would just keep an eye on the league website mm hmmm and social media platform. I'll be calling you in five minutes after I done anyway, But I will, Tyler, I'll see you, see us soon. I'll be everyone that's that's coming out to the games this weekend, Please please travel safe, UM and and enjoys. Most importantly, enjoy these all star games because this is something that we only do once this season and it's a unique opportunity for all the players. They get to be involved. So UM, enjoy and talk to you guys soon. Happy hockey everybody. Thanks for listening to the show. Learn more at Eastern Hockey League dot org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Also, be sure to subscribe and get notified when next week's podcast is released.

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