Hooksett, NH -The New Hampshire Junior Monarchs are pleased to announce that goaltender Chris Eiserman has accepted an offer to play for the UMass Lowell Riverhawks in 2012. Eiserman’s brother Billy committed to the Riverhawks over the summer and the boys’ father Bill played for the team before he was sidelined with a career ending knee injury.
The 1993 birth year is the youngest goalie in the league, but his youth has not been an issue thus far. A key injury to Boston College recruit Brian Billett early in the season, gave Chris an opportunity to play in some key games early on for the Monarchs. He earned the team some key wins including a hard fought road win against the South Shore Kings and a home win against the Monarchs’ perennial league rival the Boston Junior Bruins.
Coming from Newburyport High School to the EJHL is a big step for any player, let alone a goaltender, but Chris has made the adjustment to the faster pace of play much quicker than the coaching staff had expected. His ability to excel at this level as a goaltender at such a young age has obviously started to attract the attention of NHL scouts.
Chris is the second oldest son of Diane and Bill Eiserman of Newburyport, MA.