Three EHL Coaches Reach 300 Club

The Eastern Hockey League had three head coaches recently coach their 300th game with their organizations.

The EHL as it stands today was announced in the summer of 2013 when the EJHL and the AJHL combined. The Tier III USA Hockey Junior League has seen over 1,000 NCAA commitments.

Eric Lind has led the CT Oilers and CT RoughRiders. Chris Cerrella has led the Hartford Jr. Wolfpack and the New Hampshire Avalanche and Rich DeCaprio has led the Boston Junior Rangers since their joining the EHL. All three coaches recently hit the No. 300 milestone.

DeCaprio coached his 300th game with the Rangers on Dec. 12 against the Philadelphia Revolution. Three days after that game, on Dec. 15, DeCaprio was behind the bench Chris Cerrella coached his 300th game for the New Hampshire Avalanche agains the Rangers.

Finally, on Dec. 21, CT Roughriders head coach Eric Lind joined the club when his team faced off against the New York AppleCore.

Cerrella is 179-89-11-7 all-time as Avalanche head coach, and is the winningest coach in the league. Lind isn’t far behind (166-104-19-1) and DeCaprio (162-109-15-6) isn’t far behind either. As a group, the trio has combined for three EHL Championships, with Lind winning in 2015 and Cerrella’s team winning the title in 2018 and 2019.