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.
The Philadelphia Jr. Flyers Junior team, proud members of the Eastern Hockey League, is pleased to announce that forward Nick Simsir has committed to play NCAA Division III Ice Hockey for the Nazareth College Golden Flyers who are members of the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC). His commitment begins in September 2020.
Simsir, 20, played one season with the Jr. Flyers. The Haddonfield, NJ native had five points (2 goals and 3 assists) in 21 games this year.
“I am incredibly excited to be able to play hockey at Nazareth” stated Simsir. “I can’t say this would have happened without coach Jerry Domish, who I’ve had the honor of knowing and having his guidance over these past few years. I also would like to thank coach George Roll at Nazareth for giving me the chance to play college hockey. Of course, my parents for doing everything under the sun to give me the best chance to continue playing hockey as well as my younger brother for giving me at home workouts to stay in shape during this quarantine. Finally, I should thank my past coaches and teammates for letting me stay persistent in reaching this goal” concluded Simsir.
“I’m extremely happy about Nick’s commitment” stated Jr. Flyers head coach and general manager Jerry Domish. “He was all set to play here this season when he started to have second thoughts on his ability to get a D3 offer. So, he went to college only to come back and fulfill his dream of playing college hockey. He is extremely talented and has outstanding hockey sense. When his confidence is high there is nothing he cannot accomplish. I know he will be very successful at the next level” concluded Domish.
Nazareth College is in Rochester, NY. The Golden Flyers’ head coach is George Roll. This past season the Golden Flyers had a combined 12-12-3 record.
The Philadelphia Jr. Flyers Junior team, proud members of the Eastern Hockey League, is pleased to announce that forward John McCuen has committed to play NCAA Division III Ice Hockey for the Bryn Athyn College Lions who are currently an independent team. His commitment begins in September 2020.
McCuen, who played his 16U and 18U seasons with the Jr. Flyers Youth Program, played two seasons the junior team. The Broomall, PA native had 60 points (26 goals and 34 assists) in 90 games. This past season McCuen, 20, had 35 points (13 goals and 22 assists) in 46 games.
“I am very proud to announce my commitment to continue my academic and athletic careers at Bryn Athen College” stated McCuen. “I would like to thank my parents for their time and continuous support through my career. I also would like to thank my sisters for their support. To my teammates and friends, thank you for your support of the years.”
“I would like to thank the Jr. Flyers organization and coach Jerry Domish for their guidance. I was fortunate enough to play for the Jr. Flyers 16U, 18U and junior seasons. I also would like to thank Coach Burke for giving me the opportunity to play college. I look forward to the next chapter of my academic and athletic careers” concluded McCuen.
“It’s great to see John get his commitment since he is a local player with a long history of playing with the Jr Flyers” stated Jr. Flyers general manager and head coach Jerry Domish. “He actually had more success at the junior level then at youth. He put up 25 points his first year and 35 last season. He is a very good player who plays all 200 feet of the ice well and will be very successful in college. More importantly he is a great kid who does his job daily and always puts the team first. I wish him the best in his future” concluded Domish.
Bryn Athyn College is in Bryn Athyn, PA. The Camels head coach is Andrew Burke.
The Philadelphia Jr. Flyers Junior team, proud members of the Eastern Hockey League, is pleased to announce that forward Alex Burnett has committed to play ACHA Division I Ice Hockey for the Ohio University Bobcats who play in the Central States Collegiate Hockey League (CSCHL). His commitment begins in September 2020.
Burnett, 20, had ten points (3 goals and 7 assists) in 36 games this season. The 6’3”, 210 lb. Keller, TX native had an assist in three playoff games.
“I would first like to thank God and my parents, who've supported my hockey dream since day one” stated Burnett. “I also would like to thank my teammates, coach Jerry Domish and the entire Philadelphia Jr. Flyers organization for helping me develop into who I am both on and off the ice. I came to the Jr Flyers because I knew that they had both the tools and supporting cast to help me achieve my goal. I am where I am today because of that decision. I could not have done this without everyone around me during my time in Philadelphia” conclude Burnett.
“Alex came to our team this year and he was a joy to coach” stated Jr. Flyers head coach and general manager Jerry Domish. “He works harder than everyone, always keeps a positive attitude and this is what helped him become a vastly better hockey player by the end of the season. I just wished I would have had him sooner as he could have been an incredible player with better coaching in the past. I have no doubt he will be successful at whatever he does in the future as he has the drive needed to be successful. I wish him the best in his college career” concluded Domish.
Ohio University is in Athens, OH. This past season the Bobcats had an 8-5-1 record. The team’s head coach is Cole Bell.