The Philadelphia Jr. Flyers Junior team, proud members of the Eastern Hockey League, is pleased to announce that forward Michael Chris has committed to play NCAA Division III Ice Hockey for the Manhattanville College Valiants who are members of the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC). His commitment begins in September 2020.
Chris, 21, played one season with the Jr. Flyers. The North Caldwell, NJ native had four points (2 goals and 2 assists) in 44 regular season games this year.
"I am extremely proud to announce my commitment to play college hockey and further my education at Manhattanville College” stated Chris. “I would like to thank my family for their endless support throughout the years. I would like to thank the Junior Flyers Organization and Coach Jerry Domish for their guidance and support. I also would like to thank my teammates for continuously pushing me and being there for me. Thank you to the Don Bosco Prep Hockey Brotherhood for their commitment and continued support. I would also like to thank Coach Marshall for giving me the opportunity to play for him and be part of the Manhattanville hockey family. Go Valiants!" concluded Chris.
“Mike came to us this year from another program and he improved immensely during the season” stated EHL Jr. Flyers head coach and general manager Jerry Domish. “His hard work, dedication to learning helped him become a much better player and that same passion will make him a great addition to Manhattanville next season. I ‘m very proud of Chris and I wish him the best in the future” concluded Domish.
Manhattanville College is in Purchase, NY. The Valiants’ head coach is Arlen Marshall. This past season the Valiants had a combined 10-13-2 record.