The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Teaneck Doghouse would like to recognize 17-year-old Elliot Eisner as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The Yeshivat Frisch junior is coming off of a varsity hockey championship win and the prestigious Last Man Standing award at the Semmelman All-Star game 2019. During the yeshiva league playoffs, he sealed the deal with an overtime shorthanded goal to win the championship. When asked about Eisner, Frisch hockey coach Yaakov Lisker told the JLNJ, “One of the reasons I believe Elliot is so successful and has grown into the player he is, is that he takes every practice, whether it be scrimmage or drill, as seriously as he takes a game. As a coach it is infinitely valuable to have a player who you know will give maximum effort every single shift. If one were to create the ideal yeshiva hockey player—sportsmanship, coachable, team player, passion, speed, skills (passing, shooting, stick handling), court vision, hockey IQ, tenacity—you pretty much would end up with a clone of Elliot. He’s just on a different level than 99% of players. He’s so fast that he’ll make three moves while a defender is still trying to adjust to the first one.”
Elliot, congrats on the championship and high praise from your coach. If you had to select one person who would you say is your role model and why?
My dad because he is an awesome guy.
What is your favorite sport?
My favorite sport is hockey.
What is your greatest sports accomplishment?
My greatest sports accomplishment was scoring the overtime game winning goal in this past years championship.
Who is your favorite professional athlete?
My favorite athlete is Auston Mathews because he is unreal.
What is your pre-game routine?
Me, my friend Jason and my friend Ari daven with the team and then learn a little Gemara.
What is your favorite sports memory?
My favorite sports memory was winning the championship freshman year.
What do you like to do when you are not playing hockey?
I play a lot of fortnite.
What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?
The best thing about being a Sportstar is getting to go eat at the Teaneck Doghouse.
The Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week will receive a $15 gift at the Teaneck Doghouse. Please send nominees for an upcoming Jewish Link of New Jersey and Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week to [email protected].