Monday, January 14, 2013


Press Release

Boston, MA- The Eastern Junior Hockey League is proud to host its 20th Annual All Star Game in conjunction with the Islanders Hockey Club.

This year’s contest will take place at 10:30 AM on Monday, January 21, 2013, at Merrimack College’s J. Thom Lawler Arena and will feature some of the best players from the EJHL’s fourteen teams.

The following players have been selected to appear in the All-Star Game:

Forwards: Frank Vatrano (Junior Bruins), Paul Russell (Junior Bruins), Kyle Nickerson (Junior Bruins), Matt Salhany (Boston Bandits), Evan Schultz (New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs), John Jackson (Valley Jr. Warriors), Ryan Fitzgerald (Valley Jr. Warriors), Devin Tringale (Valley Jr. Warriors), Haralds Egle (Portland Jr. Pirates), Michael Doherty (Islanders Hockey Club), Chris Izmirlian (Islanders Hockey Club), Conor MacPhee (Islanders Hockey Club)

Defensemen: Joona Kunnas (Islanders Hockey Club), Derek Stahl (Islanders Hockey Club), Jonathan Neal (Rochester Stars), Cody Smith (Junior Bruins), Josh Couturier (Junior Bruins), Kevin McKernan (Junior Bruins)

Goaltenders: Jake Soffer (Boston Bandits), Colton Phinney (Islanders Hockey Club), Sean Lawrence (Junior Bruins)

Alternates: Kevin Duane (Junior Bruins), Brendan Collier (Valley Jr. Warriors), Gus Harms (Valley Jr. Warriors)

Note: Ryan Cloonan (Junior Bruins) was originally selected to appear but has been replaced due to injury.

Forwards: Brendan Bradley (Jersey Hitmen), Andrew Black (Jersey Hitmen), Dominic Trento (Jersey Hitmen), Jason Stephanik (Jersey Hitmen), Josh Henke (Jersey Hitmen), Tim Clifton (Jersey Hitmen), Chris Calnan (South Shore Kings), Tyler Piacentini (South Shore Kings), Andrew Doane (South Shore Kings), Dan Mele (Springfield Pics), Austin Orszulak (Springfield Pics), Matt Lison (Bay State Breakers)

Defensemen: Trevor Owens (Jersey Hitmen), John Furgele (Jersey Hitmen), Wade Schools (Springfield Pics), Jake Kulevich (South Shore Kings), Kyle Menges (New York Apple Core), Connor Costello (Jersey Hitmen)

Goaltenders: Chris Funkey (Jersey Hitmen), Ben Halford (Bay State Breakers), Lunus Lundin (Springfield Pics

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