The New Hampshire Fighting Spirit will be looking to extend their lead in the Eastern Conference as they take on division opponent the East Coast Minutemen Sunday at the Laconia Ice Arena. While the Minutemen have yet to tally their first win of the season they have added a few players to their roster and have been playing more inspired hockey as of late. "We are in a tough situation heading into this weekend, our next three games are against the Minutemen and we need to be prepared for each one", said associate head coach Ben Tefft. "Any time you face a team that is desperate to get things going in the right direction it's always a tough matchup. The Minutemen would love nothing more than to knock off the first place team to grab their first win of the season and it is something we need to be aware of. We have to play our style of hockey and give the Minutemen the respect they deserve or we may find ourselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard", said
In other league news the Fighting Spirit's Mike Heffernan (Brockton, Mass.) had a solid showing over the weekend and was given the honor of being named the Offensive Player of the Week for the NA3EHL. Heffernan compiled 5 points over the showcase weekend to help the Spirit rack up two more wins on the season.
Sunday afternoon's contest is at the Laconia Ice Arena and will begin at 1:45 with puck drop at 2 p.m. The Minutemen will be back in Laconia for the Spirit's first midweek game of the season on Wednesday November 19 with pregame at 6:15 p.m. Visit the Fighting Spirit's website for up to date information including stats and schedule, www.fightingspirithockey.com
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