Congrats to the Jr Flyers Girls 16U T1 on winning the JWHL Challenge Cup this past weekend in Rockville, MD.
The girls finished as the #1 seed through pool play with wins over Belle Tire (3-1), Team Colorado (2-1), and Team Illinois (4-0). They won their quarterfinal match-up vs. Delta Academy (Vancouver, BC) 4-0, before beating Detroit Honeybaked by a score of 6-3 in the semi-finals.
After a power failure at Rockville Ice Arena, the championship game was moved to MedStar Capitals Iceplex, where the girls would have a rematch with Belle Tire (Detroit). The Jr Flyers came out on top with another 3-1 victory.
The win marks the 10th straight victory for the 16U team. They have also won 21 of their last 23 games, dating back to the beginning of November.
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WEST CHESTER, PA - The Philadelphia Jr. Flyers Girls program is excited to announce the verbal commitment of 16U forward, Riley Grimley, to play her college hockey at the University of Connecticut in 2021-22. UConn competes in the NCAA’s-renowned Hockey East division. Grimley will join current teammate, Ava Rinker (committed last fall), at UConn in 2021-22.
The smooth-skating Grimley is a dynamic forward, who possesses excellent vision and anticipation that allow her to see layers of the ice extremely well. Grimley is a versatile player that is effective in all situations; the future Husky plays Center & LW and is top penalty killer, as well as a top threat on the PP. The 5’4”, 145-pound forward currently has 16 goals and 15 assists (31 points) through 34 games for the 16UAAA team.
An ecstatic Grimley made her announcement through Instagram yesterday, stating “Honored to announce my verbal commitment to the University of Connecticut. Thanks to everyone who helped me get this far. #pullthesled”. The post featured the UConn Huskies logo – a logo that is familiar in the Grimley household. Both parents, Denise and Keith, are UConn alumni.
Riley played for her father, Keith, for several years at Valley Forge before making the jump to girls’ hockey. When asked about the commitment, Keith said, “We have been watching Riley play since she was 3 years old and it’s exciting to see her achieve her goals. She has worked extremely hard. We are so proud of her.”
Congratulations, Riley! Keep up the great work.
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