|Jr Flyers Girls - College List|
|First Name||Last Name||School||Year|
Cornell U. (NCAA D-I)
UConn (NCAA D-I)
|Ava||Rinker*||UConn (NCAA D-I)||2021-22|
Alvernia U. (NCAA D-III)
Wilkes U. (NCAA D-III)
Adrian College (ACHA D-I)
Loyola U.-Chicago (ACHA D-II)
Neumann U. (NCAA D-III)
Buffalo State U. (NCAA D-III)
|Katelyn||Brightbill||Franklin Pierce College (NCAA D-II)||2019-20|
|Annika||Neufeld-Kreider||SUNY Oswego (NCAA D-III)||2018-19|
|Delaney||Carle||Nazareth College (NCAA D-III)||2018-19|
|Miki||Rubin||Nazareth College (NCAA D-III)||2018-19|
|Taylor||Cullen||Neumann U. (NCAA D-III)||2018-19|
|Morgan||Cullen||Univ. of Delaware (ACHA D-I)||2018-19|
|Jacy||Kuhlman||Endicott College (NCAA D-III)||2018-19|
|Jennifer||Porter||Syracuse U. (ACHA D-I)||2018-19|
Univ. of Notre Dame (ACHA D-II)
St. Norbert's College (NCAA D-III)
|Alexa||Weiderhold||SUNY Canton (NCAA D-III)||2017-18|
|Kate||Winstanley||Norwich U. (NCAA D-III)||2017-18|
|Abby||Shows||Stevenson U. (NCAA D-III)||2017-18|
|Nina||Pugliese||Lebanon Valley College (NCAA D-III)||2017-18|
|Erin||Bonner||Penn State U. (ACHA D-I)||2017-18|
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
The Philadelphia Jr Flyers Girls are proud to announce the commitment of defenseman Lauren Czymek to Alvernia University. Along with playing for the Jr Flyers Girls 19UAAA, Lauren was the captain of the W.C. Rustin Girls’ Varsity team. For 2019-20, she will be joining the Alvernia Golden Wolves for their inaugural season at the NCAA D-III level under head coach, Josh Brandwene.
Alvernia, located in Reading, PA, will become a member of the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC), consisting of: Elmira, Nazareth, William Smith, Utica, Neumann, Manhattanville, Stevenson, Chatham, Lebanon Valley, Wilkes, and King’s College. The Golden Wolves will play out of Santander Arena, which is also home to the ECHL’s Reading Royals.
Congratulations and best of luck to Lauren!
The Philadelphia Jr. Flyers are pleased to announce the commitment of 19UAAA defenseman, Georgia Wunder, to Neumann University. Wunder will be joining the Neumann Knights, who play out of Ice Works in Aston, for the 2019-20 season. Neumann competes at the NCAA D-III level in the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC), alongside Elmira, Nazareth, William Smith, Manhattanville, Utica, Stevenson, Lebanon Valley, Wilkes, and King's College.
Wunder, the South Philadelphia-native, played 3 seasons in the orange and black for the Jr Flyers Girls program. Congrats and good luck, Georgia!
The Philadelphia Jr Flyers are proud to announce the commitment of 16U Defenseman Alexa Davis to Cornell University, member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), for the 2021-22 season. The Cornell Big Red are one of 3 ECAC teams qualified for the upcoming 2019 NCAA D-I Women’s Tournament, along with Princeton and Clarkson. Other teams participating in the ECAC are: Brown, Colgate, Dartmouth, Harvard, Quinnipiac, RPI, St. Lawrence, Union, and Yale.
Davis is the third D-I commit on the current 16UAAA roster; first Ivy-Leaguer. The Philadelphia Hockey Academy sophomore is a game-changer that gets up and down the ice effortlessly with her length and skating ability. The 5’7”, 125-lbs. defenseman plays a flashy game that creates a lot of offense due to her heavy shot, great vision, and creativity.
“Alexa is a tremendous player and still has so much potential. Her athleticism and skill set are obvious, but she has really refined her game these past 2 seasons and become a much more well-rounded defenseman that can contribute in a variety of ways,” said 16U coach Chris Baer. “She’s a special player and a great person and we are so thrilled for her to get this opportunity.”
Cornell University, located in Ithaca, NY, has a long and prestigious history, along with one of the best atmospheres in NCAA women’s hockey at Lynah Rink. When speaking of Cornell, Davis stated “I feel like it suits me best...everything about it is great - from the campus to the athletics to the academics.”
Congratulations to Alexa and to parents, Steve & Tracey!
Congrats to Emma Simpson on making her commitment to Buffalo State University (NCAA D-III) for the 2019-20 season. The Buffalo State Bengals play in the Northeast Women's Hockey League (NEWHL), along with Plattsburgh, Potsdam, Oswego, and Cortland.
Simpson is in her second season with the 19U T1 GIrls team, serving as a co-captain, as well as one of the leading scorers this season. Simpson, a tenacious forward out of Northern High School, was first noticed by the Buffalo State coaching staff at the 2 Nations tournament in Detroit.
Simpson took her official visit of Buffalo State in early December, where she felt right at home and loved the campus setting. Simpson was also impressed by the on-campus hockey facilities, as well as the support shown for the women's program. After meeting with the coaches and current players, Simpson stated it is a dedicated group working to improve the women's hockey program and she is excited to join in that effort.
Emma is excited to be a Bengal. Aside from playing ice hockey, she will also be studying Political Science in Buffalo State's Honors College.
Congrats and good luck to Emma!
For JR Flyers Girls news & updates, follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @jrflyers_girls
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.
For JR Flyers Girls news & updates, follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @jrflyers_girls
WEST CHESTER, PA— The Philadelphia Jr Flyers are proud to announce the commitment of 19U Girls defenseman, Ava Rinker, to the UConn Huskies for the 2021-22 season. The Huskies compete in the prestigious Hockey East, which includes Boston College, Boston University, Maine, UMass, UMass-Lowell, Merrimack, UNH, Northeastern, Providence, and Vermont.
Despite only being a freshman at Owen J. Roberts High School, Rinker is entering her 3rd season with the Jr Flyers top girls team. Ava is a skilled two-way defenseman that can be relied upon in all situations and possesses a high hockey-IQ, as well as an excellent stride and shot release.
Rinker has been on the radars of Division 1 colleges since middle school due to her high level of play against bigger and older competition. Ultimately, Ava’s goal was to play in Hockey East and she decided that UConn was the right fit for her. She loved the campus, team playing style, coaching staff, and academics. Ava said she is excited that UConn is shifting towards a more aggressive system that will allow the defenseman to get up ice and push the pace of the play , which she says will suit her style of play.
Rinker’s connection to UConn dates back to 2010 when current UConn assistant coach, Casey Handrahan, noticed her at a OneHockey Squirt tournament. She has maintained a relationship with Casey through the years and feels that the UConn coaching staff is very committed to the program and to their players. Rinker said the campus in general just “felt like a community. And it felt like it could be my home for 4 years”.
Ava is the first NCAA Division 1 commit from the Philadelphia Jr Flyers Girls program. She is extremely deserving of the opportunity and we wish her the best!