Congratulations to all for their selections at the USA Hockey Player Development Camp tryouts.
The following JR Flyers have been selected for the 2019 AAHA Girls Development Camp, held at Ice Line June 24-28:
Additional Congratulations for those that were selected for USA Hockey National Development Camps:
All camps are held at Herb Brooks Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Girls 16/17 (2002-03) – June 25-July 1, 2019
Girls 15 (2004) – July 12-17, 2019
Girls Under-18 Select (Top 70 camp – 2002-04) – July 15-21, 2019
All players are active JR Flyers players for the 2019-20 season.
(*) indicates that player was active in 2018-19, but not 2019-20.
Congratulations to Ava Rinker (2002) and Grace Dwyer (2004) on their selections to the Girls U-18 Select Camp, as part of USA Hockey’s National Player Development Program. Rinker and Dwyer are the only 2 players chosen to represent the Atlantic District at this prominent camp. This will be Rinker’s second U-18 Select Camp, while Dwyer is 1 of only six 2004 birth years in the country that have been selected.
From USA Hockey’s website:
The 2019 Girls U-18 Select Player Development Camp will take place July 15-21, 2019, at Herb Brooks Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn.
The camp provides the United States’ top under-18 girls players with age-appropriate on- and off-ice training and coaching from elite-level instructors, as well as the opportunity to compete against their peers from across the country.
To be eligible for the Girls U18 Select Camp, players must be in the 2002, 2003, and 2004 birth year, must be a U.S. citizen, and must have participated in her district tryout process. The Girls U18 Select Camp features 70 players on 4 teams of balanced rosters with 6 defense and 10 forwards per team and 6 goalies rotating during camp.
Partial list, which only includes 28 forwards, 20 defenseman, and 2 goalies can be found here: https://teamusa.usahockey.com/page/show/4718152-2019-girls-u-18-select-roster
For more updates, follow us on Twitter & Instagram: @jrflyers_girls
Things didn’t work out with an NAHL team? Haven’t signed a contract or you’re still searching for a junior team? The Jr. Flyers EHL junior team will be having an open tryout skate on Saturday, June 8 at Ice Line for the few remaining roster spots available.
The open tryout skate is comprised of two on-ice sessions (10:00am – 11:30am and then 1:00pm – 2:30pm). There also is a tour of our fantastic facilities, and it gives you the chance to see the surrounding community.
To secure your spot for this opportunity, please reach out to General Manager and Head Coach Jerry Domish at (610) 389-9076 or email@example.com.
The Philadelphia Jr. Flyers are pleased to announce that alum Gera Poddubnyi has signed a two-year contract with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
The Sarov, Russia native played three seasons with the Jr. Flyers organization, beginning with his Bantam Major year. He played 106 games and amassed 198 points (113 goals and 85 assists) during that time.
“When I first came to the Jr. Flyers Jerry Marks was my head coach” stated Poddubnyi. “He helped me get acclimated to the North American game. It was tough for me, but Jerry spent a lot of time with me, and I’m really grateful for him.”
“Rob Lewis was my head coach during my midget minor and major years. Rob taught me so much about the little things, and he helped me improve my individual skills. Rob is one of the reasons I have developed to where I am today” concluded Poddubnyi.
After his midget major year, Poddubnyi was selected eighth overall in the 2016 United States Hockey League (USHL) draft by the Youngstown Phantoms. The same year he also was selected 58th overall in the Canadian Hockey League’s (CHL) import draft by the Erie Otters as well as 109th (fourth round) by Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the KHL.
Poddubnyi chose Erie where he played three seasons with the Otters. He had 116 points (56 goals and 60 assists) in 198 games. He was a member of Erie’s 2016-17 J. Ross Robertson Cup championship team.
“Kris Knoblauch was my head coach during my first year at Erie” stated Poddubnyi. “We had so many conservations throughout the season. Without him, I personally wouldn’t be where I am today. I’m also very thankful for Dave Brown, our General Manager, Chris Hartsburg, my coach the last two seasons, along with the rest of the coaches and Otters staff for all they have done for me” said Poddubnyi.
“I’m going into my first year of professional hockey, and I don’t know what to expect. All I know is that I must prove myself on every shift, and I know that I only can control the things that I can control so I must focus on what I can do to help the team. Hopefully, after two years I will have good start to my career, and I’ll be able to sign another contract with Torpedo or move on to the National Hockey League” said Poddubnyi.
Poddubnyi leaves for training camp in mid-July with the season scheduled to start in September. But before he goes, he has found memories of Ice Line and the Jr. Flyers. “The staff at Ice Line are like family to me. I love them and appreciate everything they have done for me. However, I am extremely grateful and thankful to Andrea and John Graves and the entire Graves family for being a major part of my life and helping me pursue my goal” concluded Poddubnyi.