Welcome to the #EShow, your home for the latest news and updates on the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). Join the host, Neil Ravin, each week as he catches up with coaches, players, scouts and more from around the league. Now in its 9th season, the EHL has set itself apart as the college placement leader at the NCAA Division II and III levels. Every story is different, and we're ready to help you write the next chapter in yours. Next stop, the #Eshow.
Getting In Gear | Episode 90
On this week's episode of the #EShow we recap the opening weekend of the 2021-22 season, and make a few changes to the EHL and EHLP Power Rankings during the Weekly Rundown (3:22). Further along, we provide the latest update on the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (22:56), with the two rookies jumping out to the early lead. Finally, the group highlights some games to watch in the final stretch before the Worcester Showcase (51:54).
2021-22 Season Preview | Episode 89
On this week's episode of the #EShow we preview the upcoming 2021-22 season. Lauren Smith and Anthony Di Paolo officially join the podcast (1:05), and we start with a rundown of training camp and this year's pre-season (3:47). We then get to everyone's favorite segment with a fresh start to the #ECrew Fantasy Challenge (29:05). Finally, we wrap things up by previewing what to watch for during the opening weekend (52:40), including a rematch of the EHL Championship game from this past March.
All-Time EHL and EHLP Lineups | Episode 88
On this week's episode of the #EShow we put the final bow on the 2021 off-season, and set the table for the start of a new year. After assembling a strong set of all-time lineups throughout the summer, the #ECrew gets challenged with identifying the 'best of the best' this week. The first lineup of the episode features the best 23 players in the eight-year history of the EHL. As for the second lineup, this group of 23 players highlights individuals who have climbed the ladder up from the EHLP to the EHL. The majority of these players have since advanced further onto NCAA hockey, but there is a small core hitting the ice in the EHL this fall, with hopes that their NCAA Commitments are right around the corner.
Team of the Week (87’s) | Episode 87
On this week's episode of the #EShow we cross off the final Team of the Week feature of the offseason, as we highlight the New Jersey 87's. This fall marks the 5th year for a program that started at just the EHLP level back in 2017. Throughout their time in the league, the 87's have built an annual contender at both levels, EHL and EHLP. The hard work came to fruition with each club advancing to the Frozen Finals this past March, capped off by a Championship Sunday that Adam Houli and Matthew Kiernan will never forget, as they claimed their first EHLP title. The last Team of the Week feature begins by taking a look back with Houli (1:22), and ends with an all-time lineup as good as any the #ECrew has constructed to date (21:31).
Team of the Week (Apple Core) | Episode 86
On this week's episode of the #EShow we feature the final 'Original 6' franchise of the off-season, the New York Apple Core. Mike LaZazzera is gearing up his 3rd season at the helm in Brewster (1:07), eager to get off to a good start in September. With hopes of a normal season on the horizon, LaZazzera is feeling as confident as ever for the upcoming year. As always, we wrap-up the episode (20:14) with another all-time lineup showcasing a pair of goaltenders that truly excelled in the NCAA ranks.
Team of the Week (Eclipse) | Episode 85
On this week's episode of the #EShow we feature the Maine Eclipse, one of the newest franchises in the league. Following the shutdowns that took place during the 2020-21 campaign, Eric Michaud is referring to this upcoming season as 'Expansion Year 2.0' for his organization. Serving as both the EHLP Head Coach, as well as the General Manager for the entire program, Michaud is embracing the pressure that comes with getting off on the right foot this fall. Michaud and the rest of the staff with the Eclipse feel fortunate to have a brief taste of experience from this past year, and are eager to get the new season started.