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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State College, PA - The Philadelphia Jr Flyers Girls 16U Tier 1 team made a big statement to the rest of the Junior Women's Hockey League (JWHL) at Pegula Ice Arena, home of the PSU Nittany Lions, this past weekend. The girls in orange and black outscored their opponents 26-5 over four games, going 4-0 on the weekend and moving within striking distance of 1st place in the league standings.
The Jr Flyers are now 9-2-0-1 in JWHL play, with 68 GF-29GA. With nearly 6 goals per game, it is no surprise that five (5) of the leagues' top 10 scorers play for the Jr Flyers. The line of Syd Bradley (12g,8a), Kylie Aquaro (10g,8a), and Riley Grimley (8g,8a) has combined for 54 points. Captain and UConn commit, Ava Rinker, has 5 goals and 13 assists for 18 points (tied for 3rd in the league) through 12 games. Defenseman Alexa Davis rounds out the top-10 with 4 goals and 10 assists for 14 points.
The 16UAAA will be heading into the new year as winners of 11 of their last 12 games, including a current 6-game winning streak.
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