Monarchs Claim Regular Season
2nd Year in a Row for NH
Hooksett, NH - There are still seven games remaining
on the New Hampshire Monarchs schedule, but no points are needed
as they repeated as EJHL Regular Season Champions with a 3-2 win
over the visiting Green Mountain Glades. The win gives the Monarchs
67 points and puts them out of reach from all teams. "It
is a great accomplishment for all of our players," stated
GM/Head Coach Sean Tremblay. "Winning the Regular Season
Title is important to our guys because it says they played at
an extremely high level all year long and did it with consistency.
Coach Corkum and I are very proud of all of our players and we
are grateful to them for their efforts each and every day. We
still have a lot of work to do and will strive to get better each
day until the end of the season."
The Monarchs struck first when red-hot Nick DelGallo scored
a shorthanded goal off an assist from Rence Coassin. It would
be the only goal of the first and second periods as both James
Mello and Kevin Bolin played tremendous in goal for each of their
The Glades would knot the game a 1-1 when Nick Downer would
fire a one-timer past Mello just 2:17 into the third period. His
goal would come off a pass from behind the net off the stick of
brother Chris Downer and Marek Polidor. It would hold until the
12:07 mark when Matt Germain fired one from the blue line on the
power play that would sail past Bolin for a 2-1 lead. Nick DelGallo
and Paul Thompson would receive assists on Germain's goal. Just
minutes later the Monarchs would enjoy a two-goal lead when Denny
Kearney picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone and walked
down the right side, cut around a defender, and faked a backhander
to the top corner on the short side only to deftly pull it to
his forehand around Bolin and slide it by him in the middle of
the net. Kearney's goal should air on ESPN later tonight. The
Glades would not go quietly and scored a power play goal when
Riley Wetmore tipped a waist high shot by Mello off of a Matt
Campanale shot. The Glades would have several chances with Bolin
on the bench for an extra attacker, but Mello would shut the door
down and ensure the win with several big saves and give his team
their 2nd title in a row.
The Monarchs are now 33-4-1 in EJHL action and are 42-5-1 overall.
They host the Boston Harborwolves on Sunday at 2:20pm at the Tri
Town Ice Arena.