Empire Players of The Week - December 16, 2011
Player: Sam Kent
Team: Boston Bandits - 93 (Sandwich, MA)
Sam helped lead the Boston Bandits to four wins at the NE Huskies Showcase. Playing great defense all weekend. Sam killed penalties, block shots and made great outlet passes. He had 4 assists in the four victories and was a combined +10.
Player: Jack Eichel
Team: Junior Bruins - 96 (Chelmsford, MA)
Eichel followed up an 8 point weekend (Dec 2/3) with a 9 point weekend that included a 4 goal/1 assist game against the South Shore Kings. The Bruins, who held a one point lead over the Kings, needed a win to stay in first place. Eichel was a force all game with the 5 point effort in a 7-4 win over Valley. Eichel is one of the youngest players in the league having just turned 15 in October.
Players: Jordan Hulahan
Team: Jersey Hitmen - 94 (Wayne, NJ)
Hulahan complete his first weekend sweep of the season by turning away 53 of the 56 shots Buffalo threw his way. Hulahan made many spectacular saves while keeping the Stars at bay.