TEWKSBURY, MA -- The Boston Jr. Rangers are pleased to announce that Anthony Nikolopolous has committed to Franklin Pierce University for the Fall of 2018. Nikolopolous is in his second season with the Rangers, and his first at the EHL level. After playing in the final nine games of the season last year with the Rangers' EHLP team, the '98 forward has 17 points in 42 total games to date this year in the EHL.
"We are very happy for Niko," said Rangers EHL head coach and general manager Rich DeCaprio. "He's worked very hard and has a great work ethic. His hockey IQ is really high and I think he's going to be a real nice college player. He's been a big asset for us this year!"
The native of Burlington, MA joined the Rangers' EHLP team late last season, and helped the squad make it all the way to the Finals. This year, Nikolopolous has made the jump up to the EHL, and has fit in well with the team's lineup. The future Franklin Pierce Raven took some time to reflect on his decision.
"I am very excited to be attending Franklin Pierce University in the Fall," said Nikolopolous. "I would like to thank Coach DeCaprio and Coach Blair for all they have done for me the last 2 years both on and off the ice. My time with the Jr. Rangers has been great and I am looking forward to being a Raven for the next 4 years."
Nikolopolous and the Rangers are set to being their Second Round matchup with the Walpole Express tomorrow afternoon. Game #1 of the best-of-three series is scheduled for 4:30pm, and a trip to the EHL Frozen Finals in Providence is on the line.
TEWKSBURY, MA -- Both Rangers teams have playoff matchups this weekend, and they'll each get started on Friday. The EHL squad will face-off in a best-of-three series against the Walpole Express, while the EHLP squad is set to host the Vermont Lumberjacks for their best-of-three series.
TEWKSBURY, MA -- The Boston Jr. Rangers are pleased to announce that Nolan Egbert has committed to UMass Boston for the Fall of 2018. Egbert is in his second season with the Rangers' top team, and to date, he has won 41 total games during his career in the EHL.
"We are very proud of Nolan's commitment to UMB," said Rangers EHL head coach and general manager Rich DeCaprio. "The last 2 seasons he has really grown both on and off the ice. His abilities are unmatched in my opinion and his ceiling is still very high. We wish him the best over the next 4 years. I'm glad he's staying local!"
Egbert was recently named the goaltender for the 1st All-Conference Team in the North Conference, and he is also a strong candidate for the EHL Goalie of the Year honors. All in all, it has been a fantastic career for native of New York in the EHL, and he took some time to reflect on the journey.
"I couldn't be more grateful to Coach DeCaprio for giving me the opportunity to play for him and I've grown immeasurably as a player and a person during my time with the Rangers," said Egbert.
Egbert and the Rangers just finished off a full week of rest and preparation during their First Round bye, and now they are set to take on the Walpole Express in the Second Round of the EHL Playoffs. With a trip to Providence on the line, game #1 of the best-of-three series will be on Friday at the Breakaway Ice Center.