posted on April 05, 2014 at 6:01 AM
LI, NY... The EJEPL League office announced today that the process has started to field (2)GIRLS divisions in the EJEPL for the 14-15 season (12 U and 14 U). The EJEPL has appointed the Co-Directors of the potential new division---- Rich Righi (Lady Islanders) & Devra Pulley (Lady Patriots) to spearhead the new project.
"The EJEPL is proud to add two great hockey people such as Rich and Devra as Girls Directors" stated EJEPL Commissioner Henry Lazar. "The new Girls divisions will operate as an equal part of the EJEPL."
There is a huge need for a developmental model for 12 U and 14 U girls on the East Coast and this new EJEPL level should accomplish that. The teams in the two younger divisions will play a 16-game schedule with two showcases, one at Dix Hills on LI, and the other in Warwick, PA. Travel will be limited and the Girls divisions will have playoffs, be on the web site as an equal division and League fees will be very cheap.
"We are starting small, but hope to add a 16 U in 15-16" stated Righi, who runs the Lady Islanders out of the Dix Hills Rink complex on LI. " I am really proud to get the opportunity to be a part of the EJEPL."
For information on joining, please call Rich Righi at 631-487-8781 or Devra Pulley at 215-938-6665. EJEPL information can be obtained by calling the Commissioner at 718-332-4555. More info to be available shortly.