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Cyclones headline November Stars of the Month lineup.

Stars of the Month: November

By Kelsey Ann Hagan 12/11/2018, 10:15am EST

November saw 14 contests and included the 2018-19 debut of the Walpole Express, which came off an impressive performance in the 2018 playoffs. The bulk of games came at the Eastern Women's Hockey Conference's November showcase which was hosted by the Northern Cyclones. 

Taisiya Rykova of the Northern Cyclones has been selected EWHC Star of the Month for November. 

Rykova was stellar for the Cyclones in the month of November, scoring at least a point in every game she played in, including three multi-point performances. The forward led her team to \ victories over the Walpole Express an East Coast Wizards in non-showcase action as well as scoring the equalizing goal against Ontario Hockey Academy Junior in a close game that the Cyclones eventually lost. Rykova, who made her EWHC debut in the 2017 season, ranks first in the league with 15 points and second in goals with nine. 

Other Outstanding Performances: 

October's Forward of the Month Julia Massotta of the East Coast Wizards  continued her impressive 2018-19 campaign into November. So far this season, the rookie leads the league in goals with 10 to date. 


Kelly Robbins of the Northern Cyclones has been selected EWHC Defender of the Month for November. 

In November, Robbins contributed three points from the blue line for the Cyclones with one goal and two assists. Robbins has also been an instrumental part of the Cyclones defense which limited opponents to four total points in November and posted a shut-out performance on home ice against the New Jersey Cyclones on the second day of the November showcase. 

Other Outstanding Performances: 

Neris Archambault of the East Coast Wizards collected a goal from the blue line for the Wizards in November. The forward-turned-defender has scored 5 points so far this season. 


Carmen Correa Rivero of Ontario Hockey Academy Junior has been selected EWHC Goaltender of the Month for November

Correa Rivero earned two clean-sheet victories in November against the New Jersey Colonials and Walpole Express. In the Junior's win over the Express, who gave the 2017-18 runner-up, a run for their money in the 2018 playoffs, were limited to just 17 shots on goal. 


Stars of the Month: October

By Kelsey Ann Hagan 12/10/2018, 4:45pm EST

The Eastern Women's Hockey Conference kicked off the 2018-19 season with six of its seven franchises taking the ice at the October Showcase hosted by Ontario Hockey Academy. 


Julia Massotta of the East Coast Wizards has been named SCAC Forward of the Month for October.

The Wizards newcomer began her career in impressive fashion collecting a hat-trick, including the game-winner, in her first conference appearance against he New Jersey Colonials.  During the rest of the month, Massota collected four more points, totaling seven over a five-game span. 


Verity Lewis of the Ontario Hockey Academy Tardiff has been named EWHC Defender of the Month for October. 

Lewis put away a pair of goals in the OHA Showcase in victories against the Northern Cyclones and New Jersey Colonials. In addition, the Tardiff defense, led by Lewis held opponents to just 3 points all tournament including two shutout efforts.  


Amber Lee of the Northern Cyclones has been named Goaltender of the Month for October. 

Lee held three clean sheets in October after seeing 49 total shots in her three appearances. 


2018-19 Season Preview

By Kelsey Hagan 09/06/2018, 4:15pm EDT

The 2018-19 season starts September 28th when the Colonials Travel to Philadelphia.

Bedford, Mass. --- Labor day weekend has come and gone. You know what that means? Hockey season is just around the corner. The EWHC enters their second season of action and will hold 5 showcases this season in addition to several non-showcase regular season games.  The first league showcase, hosted by Ontario Hockey Academy, will take place October 6th and 7th.

Both Ontario Hockey Academy teams look to continue their dominance this season with the Tardiff looking to defend their title and the Juniors look to settle the score after loosing to their Canadian sisters in the championship game a season ago.

Also in the mix are the Walpole Express, led by reigning Coach of the Year Danielle Doherty. They ended the regular season strong proving to be a tough opponent and look to remain strong this season. The Northern  Cyclones look to reclaim the crown after exiting the playoffs in the semifinal round while the Wizards, now managed by Hayley Moore, look to improve their record from last season. 

The EWHC also welcomes in two new franchises to the mix as the Philadelphia Junior Flyers and New Jersey Colonials joined the conference this offseason. Last season the Junior Flyers fielded a team in the Silver Division as a showcase partner but this season have committed to the full season schedule for 2018. On the other hand the Colonials 

The 2018 season is set to start on September 29th when the Colonials travel to the Junior Flyers for a weekend double header.