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  • ECL 8 Lite: Season Preview


    Tonimo92

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    Hello NHLGamers!

    Welcome to our season preview for the ECL 8 Lite Division! We are back with short notice but that didn't seem to slow anyone down as we are very happy to announce that we have 81 (!) teams that will battle for the ultimate goal of Lite championship this season! For ECL 8, we are also happy to announce our new ECL Lite Writing team consisting of @Tonimo92, @Willander97 and @CzE Toni! As you guys surely are aware of the Lite division is a bit tricky to anticipate when new teams that we don't know much about enter the ECL stage. However, we in the ECL Lite Writing Team are very excited to give you guys our opinions and expectations about the teams going into ECL 8 Lite.

     

    Without further ado, let us present to you our ECL 8 Lite Season Preview:

    We have evaluated the expected top 2 teams of each group, additionally we highlight players to watch from each group with the following forma: 2 forwards, 1 defenseman, 1 goaltender. Enjoy!

    Group 1:

    Players to watch:

    FORWARDS

    Klassikko_, Perttilan Kommandot, ECL 7 Lite stats: 26+22=48

    Markogirl87, Elämäm Kiekko, ECL 7 Lite stats: 23+25=48

    DEFENSEMAN

    MrNipsuli-, FarmiNaattori, ECL 7 Elite stats: 2+11=13

    GOALTENDER

    lordjami, FarmiNaattori, ECL 7 Lite SV%: 86.95


    f9FfHVQ_d.jpg.f91b4e23131cfd94587aeef484f01903.jpg Club Savage

    Club Savage is a team full of ECL veterans lead by @Slash Lander (Teemu_Underdawg). Many of their players possess pro level experience, but most of them seem to have been on a downward trend lately. Forward @Jusa had 29 points last season in Pro division and is expected to be a dominant force in Lite. Ig Club Savage can get back to their old form, they will surely strive in Lite.

    Elamam_Kiekko.png Elämäm Kiekko

    Elämäm Kiekko lost some major core players such as @Ankkalasvegas, @Valmuri, @Samzoni and @Tonezki-_-89, who all moved over to a club that makes it's comeback - Old Farts. Despite all that, Elämäm Kiekko is a good virtual hockey team since they have acquired players that will help them - one of them being @AzByCxx who scored 38 points in ECL 6 pro for OG Royals, so there is some evident skill in his game. If championships were won by the team that has the best social media , Elämäm Kiekko would dominate the field.

    Group 2:

    Players to watch:

    FORWARDS

    Ankkalasvegas, Old Farts, ECL 7 Lite stats: 22+29=51

    apetttaja, Old Farts, ECL 7 Lite stats: 23+25=48

    DEFENSEMAN

    Nonnipojke, Suomen Sonnit, ECL 7 Lite stats: 2+18=20

    GOALTENDER

    kuglach, Atomic Hamsters HC, ECL 7 Lite SV%: 80,00

    Old%20Farts.png Old Farts

    Old Farts is making a comeback. @Ankkalasvegas is leading the team to fight for a spot in the Pro division, where they played in ECL 6. The duo of captain Ankka and winger @apettaja is expected to be one of the highest scoring pars in Lite this season. Several Old Farts players represented Elämäm Kiekko last season, and it is interesting to see what happens if they face each other in the playoffs.

    sonniECLlogo2.jpg.725f217e671c2e4692630f3f5417e335.jpg Suomen Sonnit

    Suomen Sonnit won their group in ECL 6 and finished third in their group in ECL 7, it should be almost a certainty that they will be at the top of their group again. Two times in a row the team that beat them in the playoffs has advanced to pro. Suomen Sonnit has a core that has played together a for a long time.

    Group 3:

    Players to watch:

    FORWARDS

    JaromirSniper68, Dynamic, ECL 6 Elite stats: 11+15=26 (Played only two games in ECL 7)

    rrr41rrr, Blackdawgs, ECL 7 Lite stats: 24+20=44

    DEFENSEMAN

    Tonimo92, Kaukosen Luistin, ECL 7 Lite stats: 2+14=16

    GOALTENDER

    Randomjanne, Dynamic, ECL 7 Lite SV%: 80,95

    dynamic-nobg.png.7dcbdcbae8bd020677d37751e7115c12.png Dynamic

    A team with this many individual skilled players will go far in Lite. Take @Basstian23(JaromirSniper68) for example. A player of his caliber should nothing less than dominate this league in points and Dynamic should be at the top of the table by the end of the season.


    no-logo.jpg Vesa Pompa HC

    Vesa Pompa HC should be considered Lehmannen Badboyz 2.0. The roster is the very same as for ECL 7 for the most part. Last season they lost to the eventual champions The Black Jacks in the second round but it was in overtime of game seven. The team had a decent regular season but if they can play at the same level in the next playoffs, they will surprise many. The biggest question mark is their new untested goaltender @peppeztvshow.


    Group 4:

    Players to watch:

    FORWARDS

    Jerax13, Dystopia, ECL 7 Lite stats: 27+30=57

    Willander97, Western Express, ECL 7 Pro stats: 15+25=40

    DEFENSEMAN

    BasiBurminen, Cheers Hockey, ECL 7 Pro stats: 2+9=11

    GOALTENDER

    timpelo303, Dystopia, ECL 7 Lite SV%: 85,33

    Finnish%20Hockey%20Legends.png Finnish Hockey Legends

    FHL ended the ECL 7 season with a top 4 spot in group 6. With almost the same roster as last season, these guys will keep their chemistry going into this season too. The only change is @suomenstamkos moving away from the goaltender spot. If new goalies @suitsukemestari and @vvesa93 can do their job they are a team to look out for.


    image.png.4180a1cc18a7c70c3764706a5ea11089.png Me Carvoset

    A team that has some serious potential to play in the PRO division come ECL 9. @Juanzaar who is the team captain recently left the Xbox family to join our PS Community and he and his linemates have the chemistry to knock big teams out. With solid goaltending from @Roman (McCormick_Kenny) they will be hard to beat.

    Group 5:

    Players to watch:

    FORWARDS

    Terrorsenkoi91i, N0 Name, ECL 7 Pro stats: 2+5=7

    Rullathor1991, Prowlers, ECL 7 Lite stats: 18+42=60

    DEFENSEMAN

    jiipee_40, Poston Fruits, ECL 7 Lite stats: 10+23=33

    GOALTENDER

    Trollstivegen, Mighty French Roosters, ECL 7 Lite SV%: 86,80

    no-logo.jpg N0 Name

    This recently founded team has a lot of Pro level experience and if they find the chemistry, they could be a cup contender for Lite. Team captain @Isidor1891 (TerrorsenkoI91I) has been a scoring force in the past, but can he find the same touch after not so good last season in Le Coq Sportif?


    Prowlers.png Prowlers

    Prowlers showed that they are a good team last season when they finished first in group 4 but they didn’t quite have what it takes in the Playoffs losing 4-0 to Infinity in the second round. Now when they have added offensive fire power in @Toobbiiee (Vesterberg89) who scored 10+20 in 15 games for Stayhard Stallions last season I think that they have a good chance in the Playoffs.


    Group 6:

    Players to watch:

    FORWARDS

    Johtava, The Everblades, ECL 7 Pro stats: 19+12=31

    Hbnzo, We Kings, ECL 7 Lite stats: 25+34=59

    DEFENSEMAN

    pelimies80, We Kings, ECL 7 Lite stats: 5+19=24

    GOALTENDER

    D3NK4N95, Korpens Finest, ECL 6 Lite SV%: 89,74

    2018561831_EVFssenGm20181231_145546.jpg.665f0e0edf74923ee3b822636886b393.jpg EV Füssen eSports

    Former Inter Iceland has experienced some major departures since last season most notable being former captain @Gregson91. However they have replaced most departures with other pro level players alike @Daniel huggler (lx_RKO_xl), the winger from Silver Sword Griffins. EV Füssen eSports should be one of the strongest Lite teams in ECL 8.

    ever3.png.e9a2845a0449ab5c34b409eb14b88177.png The Everblades

    The majority of The Everblades players spent last season in Pohjoista Voimaa at the pro level. POH nearly made the playoffs in Pro but now their core players have formed a new team and are going for a fresh start in Lite. Their defensive style is tough for every team but their offensive production is not guaranteed. If @Johtava can keep the scoring touch he had last season in Pro, they can be a cup contender.

     

    It'll certainly be yet another exciting season with more participants than ever! We answered your call of getting more games to ECL Lite and hopefully this time around we're bringing you the best season yet. As we now also have a designated ECL Lite Writing Team, you will receive better Lite articles and more content regarding the division in general.

    See you on the ice!

    ECL Lite Writing Team,

    @Tonimo92, @Willander97 and @CzE Toni



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    Thanks of the Preview!

    I  bet, Forward to watch in Group 1 Sergei "Klassikko_" Klassikov is going to find some new angles to score ;)

     

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    9 tuntia sitten, ahonaattori kirjoitti:

    Thanks of the Preview!

    I  bet, Forward to watch in Group 1 Sergei "Klassikko_" Klassikov is going to find some new angles to score ;)

     

    I think he find only angles to give some physical "statement" tackles this season 😀

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    Good stuff, nice new division logos aswell 😛 . Good luck to all the teams in Lite, except in games against us ;) . I would say EV Füssen eSports and the Commandos of Perttilä will be the favorites to win. Reaperr and The Bears of Savo will surprise everyone by winning their division and going far in the playoffs. The Everblades will be a huge disappointment when they loose El Clasico to the Skate of Kaukonen in the first playoff round. Ankkalasvegas will be on the top of the player stats. T4juk4ng4as of KaLu will make the new record in penalty minutes this season, can't wait.

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    If mir02k1 (Elamam Kiekko) will play a lot and have even a bit motivation, he will score more than others together. I will watch HIM. Go EMK 🤩

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    4 tuntia sitten, Oopee91 kirjoitti:

    T4juk4ng4as of KaLu will make the new record in penalty minutes this season, can't wait.

    That´s a tough task, but hey, I love challenges! Since our team has a bigger roster now and more guys battling for ice time, I need to work harder to reach my goals. But I think we both know I can handle it. Focus is they key and I have been practising well off season, so I think I´m able to secure the top spot and get a hold of that PIM record early on with some well timed checking for behind majors. After all, I´m pretty confident at the start of the season. Can´t really see any considerable challengers, so I am sure that I can re-write history this season!

    I want to thank you all for the support and couraging messages that I get! See you in the ice, after all, we are in this together, I can´t reach my dreams without you, fellow gamers! Autographs will be signed from the penalty box, so don´t hesitate to ask!

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    Helo guys,

    first thx for your feedback, nice to see we have a good idea and make a good work for ECL8 Lite Season too. Let us show together what happens after some games, so we can see which way and our focus goes😉💪🏼

    best regards your

    ECL Lite Writing Team

     

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