Walpole, MA - This past weekend the Express EHL team slid into the number one spot in the power rankings with wins over the Wilkes Barre Scranton Knights and top ranked Philadelphia Revolution.
On Saturday the Knights traveled to Rodman Arena for their second match up of the year. In a fast paced game the Express were able to compete for a full 60 minutes and edge the Knights by a score of 5-2. Max Flynn (Wenatchee, WA) was solid between the pipes stopping 28 of 30 shots faced and earned his 15th win of the season. The scoring attack was led by Trevor Pray (Tonowanda, NY) as he scored two goals and added an assist in the win. Cam Sullivan (Weymouth, MA), Bryan Colburn (Cumberland, RI) and Chris Peters (Rochester, NY) would also chip in goals for the victory.
"It was a good win for the team. In this league nothing can be taken for granted and we were able to play hard for the victory," said coach Jon Lounsbury.
On Sunday the top ranked Philadelphia Revolution came to town for their second game against the Express this season. In their first matchup the Revolution were able to come away with a 5-2 victory over the Express. Sunday proved to be a different story as the Express fought towards a hard earned 4-2 victory. Trevor Pray (Tonowanda, NY) would once again lead the way scoring three of the four goals for the Express. Austin Smith would stand tall in net stopping 31 of 34 shots faced. Charlie Page (Winthrop, MA) would stay hot in the point department with his 7th goal of the season.
"It was a hard fought, playoff type of game," said Lounsbury. "I'm extremely proud of the preparation and effort put into this weekend and we were able to capture four huge points in the standings."
On Wednesday the Express will travel to U-Lowell for a 12:30pm puck drop against division rival Boston Jr Rangers.