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Junior A closes out regular season vs. North Carolina

03/01/2020, 3:15pm EST
By Kyle McKenna - Communications

Revs earn first-round bye for EHL Playoffs

Philadelphia, PA – The Junior A team not only finished the month of February with a 6-1-0 record, but officially clinched second place for the Mid-Atlantic Conference.

Head coach Jon Rogger and the Philadelphia Revolution enter the 2020 Eastern Hockey League Playoffs with a first-round bye and earned home-ice advantage for the second round.

The 2020 EHL playoff picture and guidelines can be found here.

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While it’s an exciting time for the City of Brotherly Love with the primary goal to reach the Frozen Finals in Providence, RI, the Revolution’s schedule entails one more regular-season contest.

Philadelphia hosts the North Carolina Golden Bears on Monday for a 11:00 a.m. puck drop at the Revolution Ice Gardens to close out its 2019-20 campaign.

Captain Anthony Bench and company enter the contest owning the season series after defeating North Carolina in all five matchups. Keep in mind that the Revolution have outscored the Golden Bears 41-6 in that span.  

The two MAC foes last met back on Jan. 5-6 in Philadelphia when the Revolution took down the Golden Bears by scores of 4-1 and 5-0. Forwards Brayden Patricia, Saava Smirnov and Trevor Clemson led the way that weekend on the offensive side of the puck for Philadelphia. Patricia, 20, netted his first hat trick on the season and finished the weekend with five points (4g-1a).

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A native of Russia, Smirnov inked his name on the scoresheet four times against North Carolina. No. 84 found the back of the net once while chipping three helpers in the weekend sweep over the Golden Bears.

The 5-foot-10 skater in Clemson recorded one goal in both contests vs. North Carolina, and No. 96 has almost been a point-per-game skater since he was traded to the Revolution back in December. Clemson has posted 19 points (11g-8a) in 20 games played and added two game-winning goals on the year.

Let’s not forget that goaltender Duncan Nichols-Delay earned his first shutout on the year that weekend, after the Calgary, Alberta native turned away all 20 shots. Nichols-Delay is the expected starter on Monday. 




EHL Playoff Format

Philadelphia Revolution (29-12-4--62PTS) vs. North Carolina Golden Bears (1-43-0--2PTS) 

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