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Daily Dish: EJHL’s Feeder League Empire Junior Hockey News

Published: Monday, 1 Oct 2012  
By: Stephen Heisler, JuniorHockey.com


Don Kirnan's Empire Junior Hockey League is supposed to be the developmental league for the Eastern Junior Hockey League. This concept of two (and often three) teams in one program is unique to the east coast (EJHL-Empire, EJHL South-Empire, and Atlantic Junior Hockey League-Metro Junior Hockey League) with the exception of the North American Hockey League's Fresno Monsters with their Western States Hockey League team.

As promised, today we are going to take another peek at the EJHL's rosters and get a count of just how many Empire veterans are making the jump to the EJHL this season.

 

APPLE CORE

            Conner Finocchio       D         1994    Apple Core

            Michael Laffin             F          1995    Brewster

            Nolan Pues                 F          1994    Apple Core

            John Redgate             F          1994    NJ Hitmen

            Yuriy Sokayev                        D         1993    Apple Core

 

BAY STATE BREAKERS

            None Listed

 

BOSTON BANDITS

            Ryan Hubbard                        G         1993    Boston Bandits

 

BOSTON BRUINS

            Alexander Brink          F          1994    Syracuse Stars

 

CT OILERS

            Jack Gilson                 D         1995    Brewster

 

ISLANDERS

            Kyle Lajuenesse          F          1993    NH Monarchs

            John McCarran           F          1993    NH Monarchs

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE MONARCHS

            Brent Beaudoin           F          1996    NH Monarchs

            Jeremy Marginsky      F          1993    Syracuse Stars

 

NEW JERSEY HITMEN

            Andrew Black             F          1992    NJ Hitmen

            Tim Clifton                  F          1992    NJ Hitmen

            Corbin McGuire          F          1993    NJ Hitmen

            John Riley                   F          1992    NJ Hitmen

            Jason Stephanik         F          1994    NJ Hitmen

 

PHILADELPHIA REVOLUTION

            None Listed

 

PORTLAND PIRATES

            Alex Miller                   D         1993    Vermont

 

ROCHESTER STARS

            Storm Adams              F          1992    NJ Hitmen

            Brandon Bechard        G         1993    Green Mountain

            Conlan Keenan           F          1995    Maksymum

            Ben Maenner              D         1993    NJ Hitmen

            William Massey           G         1994    Maksymum

           

SOUTH SHORE KINGS

            None Listed

 

SPRINGFIELD PICS

            Non Listed

 

VALLEY JR WARRIORS

            Colby Laperle              F          1994    JR Warriors

 

The clubs in this league use the carrot of the EJHL to attract players to their Empire and Eastern States Hockey League teams. What they are really doing is stuffing the wallet if the above list is accurate. Less than 50 players were able to move up this season from the Empire league teams. 50 out of

In reality, post-graduate prospects would be better off enrolling in the college that best meets the needs for their individual career ambitions.  If that college has a ACHA program, NCAA Div. III program, or even just a bunch of guys getting together to play men's hockey, the prospect would be able to continue playing somewhere without burning up additional financial resources.

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Stephen Heisler resides in Puerto Penasco, Mexico with his wife, Maria, and their two children, Sonia and Tomas. Follow him on Twitter @StephenHeisler for up to minute updates from the world of junior hockey.


Author: Stephen Heisler from JuniorHockey.com
Stephen Heisler has spent a lifetime in the game of hockey. Stephen is also working with individual teams, coaches, and players as a director with the Heisler Group. Stephen, his wife Deysi, and four children reside in Orlando, Florida.


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