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Game Preview: EHL Jr. Flyers travel to Garden State to play ‘87’s

Game Preview: EHL Jr. Flyers travel to Garden State to play ‘87’s

By Jr. Flyers Marketing, 11/15/19, 4:45AM EST

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The EHL Jr. Flyers will travel to the Garden State today to take on the New Jersey ‘87’s at the Middletown Sports Complex at 12:30 PM.

Jr. Flyers vs. ‘87’s Overview
This will be the second time in two weeks that these teams will face each other. The first game went to the ‘87’s by the score of 5 – 3. Defenseman Riley Dohner has the most points against the ‘87’s with two (both assists). Three different players (Billy McDevitt, Filip Balez and Colby Walters have hit the back of the net. The Jr. Flyers went 2 – 4 on the power play while netminder Sean Dynan stopped 32 of 37 shots.

Daniels Leja (1 goals 2 assists) and Tim Debord (2 goals and 1 assist) each have three points against the Jr. Flyers with Debord having scored the most goals against them with two. The ‘87’s went 2 for 6 (33%) on the power play while netminder Jon Kopack stopped 30 of 33 shots.

‘87’s Overview
The ‘87’s are currently in first place in the Mid-Atlantic Conference with a 12 – 5 record for 24 points. They have won seven of their last ten games but are coming off a 3 – 1 loss to the Seahawks Hockey Club. They have scored 79 goals (6th best in the league) while they have allowed 49 goals (5th best in the league). The ‘87’s have converted on 22.6% of their chances on the power play while they have prevented their opponents from scoring 76.3% of the time.

Andrew Maynard leads the team in goals with 12 goals while Daniels Leja has the most points on the team with 26 (10 goals and 16 assists).

Tanner Beals leads the team in wins with seven, while Jon Kopack has a team best .887 save percentage.  The ‘87’s goaltenders have a combines 3.06 goals against average and .884% save percentage with no shutouts.

Jr. Flyers Overview
The Jr. Flyers are in sixth place in the Mid-Atlantic Conference with a 9 - 10 record for eighteen points. They have scored 47 goals (17th in the league) while they have only allowed 51 (6th best in the league). They have won five of their last ten games, and they are coming off of a 7 – 2 loss to the Vermont Lumberjacks. They have converted on 10.6% of their chances on the power play while they have prevented the opposition from scoring on the man advantage 86.8% of the time.

Billy McDevitt leads the team in goals (10) and points (10 goals and 12 assists).

Aron Hansson had a team best .932 save percentage with one shutout. He also leads the team with six wins. The Jr. Flyers have a combines 2.81 goals against average and .912 save percentage with two shutouts.