The 2018 NEPHL (New England Premier Hockey League) Playoffs took place the weekend of November 9-11 in Walpole, MA and the New England Wolves teams stole the show.
The unbeaten U14 won 2 games to advance to the Finals vs the Granite State Wild and completed the sweep with a decisive 4-1 victory, claiming the Fall Season u14 Elite Playoff crown. Congratulations to all their players and their coaches, John Guerin and Joe Spicuzza. Next up for them is the Winter U14 NEPHL season and 2 more showcases, the Big Moose Tournament and the Challenge Cup in Marlboro, MA.
The Midget Split Season Teams - U16 Coached by Connor Bates and U18 coached by Mike Potenza came out of the fall season with the number 1 and number 3 seeds. They both won their preliminary playoff games to advance to the finals on Sunday.
In spectacular fashion, the U16s knocked off the u18s in a 3-2 affair. Adam Omundson was great in nets for the 16s as the 18s outshot and controlled play for much of the game. Congrats is deserved for both teams as the 18s finished as the regular season champion and 16s finished as playoff champion.
”Congrats to all of our players, parents and coaches!” Said GM Andrew Trimble. “All of our teams represented our program extremely well and competed hard against much larger NH and Massachusetts based youth programs. These teams success certainly shows we have some talented young athletes here in the Lakes Region!”