Co-Captain Billy McDevitt is headed to the NCAA! The ’99 birthyear from Livonia, New York has committed to SUNY Cortland for the 2020 season.
McDevitt has spent 3 seasons with the JRFlyers and has grown each year. “I didn’t really know much about junior hockey when I got here…I never played a high level of hockey until I got to the JRFlyers” stated McDevitt. His performance on the ice was more effective each year. At the end of McDevitt’s first season he tallied 6goals and 11assists, year two: 11goals and 20 assists. This season was his best, along with being named Co-Captain, he led the JRFlyers in scoring with 26goals 27 assists. “My decision making and how to read plays has improved immensely since I got here, and it has helped me become the player I am today.
“I want to thank my family for all their support. Thank you to Jerry (Domish) he has really helped me over the years. The trainers we had throughout the season, and to all my friends and teammates thank you for the support” said McDevitt.
“When I recruited him, I put him on our second team. We had a couple small area games and drills the night before training camp. The first thing I noticed was his work ethic and heart. I told him (McDevitt) ‘If you want to come to training camp with the top team you can, and we’ll see what happens’”said head Coach Jerry Domish. “He came in and never looked back. He knew he had to start on the bottom but, he didn't plan on finishing there. Flash forward to present day, he was our Co-Captain with Shan Ward, and they both have done an amazing job. They have helped the younger kids buy into the systems, junior hockey, and have led by example.”
“I think he will do very well at Cortland, even if he is at the bottom to start, knowing Billy, he will show them that they are wrong and will prove it” said Domish.
Congratulations Billy! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the JRFlyers. All of us here with the JRFlyers wish you good luck in the next part of your journey. You will always be part of the JRFlyers Family.
By: Joe Sindoni
Director of Broadcasting
Play by Play Announcer