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
Over the last week or so, we have seen local schools, universities, amateur and professional sports and both large and small business take important steps in order to best mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The President of the United States has declared a National Emergency, and the Governors for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of New Jersey and Delaware have also issued similar declarations.
The efforts to mitigate large gatherings best serves in the overall wellbeing of our players, coaches, officials, volunteers and their families, therefore, the Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association is postponing all tryouts for the Youth and Girls levels at 12U, 10U and 8U, for both Tier 1, Tier II and independent registration levels. Over the next 48 hours, we will work on establishing new dates for which tryouts and contracting for the aforementioned age levels can be conducted.
We will continue to monitor State and local government directives and provide updates as needed. Thank you for your continued support. Stay healthy.
The Eastern Hockey League (EHL) has announced today that effective immediately all remaining 2020 EHL and EHLP playoff games have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus and outbreak. This includes the upcoming 2020 Frozen Finals in Providence, RI. The decision was made by the league's Board of Governors with the best interest of our players, staff, and their families in mind.
The Jr. Flyers were set to begin their second playoff round against the New Jersey '87's beginning on Sunday.
The schedule for the EHL Jr. Flyers second round playoff series against the New Jersey ‘87’s has been set. It will be a best of three series that begins on Sunday, March 15 at 3:45 pm at the Middletown Sports Complex.
The playoff dates are:
Sunday, March 15 at 3:45 PM away at the Middletown Sports Complex
Tuesday, March 17 at 12:00 PM home at Ice Line
Wednesday, March 18 at 1:00 PM away at the Middletown Sports Complex (if necessary)
The Jr. Flyers, seeded sixth going into the playoffs, will face the Mid-Atlantic Conference’s number one seed ‘87’s.
The Jr. Flyers defeated the third seed Connecticut Roughriders to advance to the second round of the playoffs to face the idle ‘87’s who had a bye. The winner of this series will face the winner of the Philadelphia Revolution and Team Maryland/Little Flyers series.