Tuesday, March 8, 2011

EJHL Playoff Update

While I was burying myself in ACHA national championship land, PSU commits Tim Carr and Jake Friedman were busy in the second round of the Eastern Junior Hockey League playoffs this past weekend.

Carr's New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs swept the Valley Jr. Warriors 2-1 on Saturday and 6-0 on Monday to advance to the semifinals, where they'll face the Boston Jr. Bruins this coming weekend in a two-game series, with a deciding mini-game following the second game if necessary. Carr did not play in either game against the Jr. Warriors - he backed up Boston College commit Brian Billet, who made an outstanding 57 saves on 58 shots over the two games.

The Jr. Monarchs semifinal games, which are at 5:30 Saturday and 2:20 Sunday, will both be broadcast on FastHockey.

Unfortunately, Friedman's South Shore Kings did not fare as well, dropping their series to the Bay State Breakers in a deciding one-period mini-game Sunday after winning the full game earlier that day 3-2 to force the tiebreaker. The Breakers won the opener Friday 6-2. Friedman was held pointless in the first two games but bounced back in the mini-game to open the scoring on the power play 8:19 in, before the Kings gave up two unanswered to lose. Friedman recorded two assists in an opening-round series win over the Green Mountain Glades.

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