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Hannah O’Rourke Commits to Arcadia University (NCAA D-III)

By Jr Flyers Girls 02/04/2020, 10:30am EST

19UAA captain gives verbal commitment to local D-III program

The Philadelphia Jr. Flyers are pleased to announce the commitment of 19UAA defenseman, Hannah O’Rourke, to Arcadia University. Hannah serves as team captain this season and won a bronze medal with the 16UAA team at Nationals last season. 

Located in Glenside (PA), Arcadia is a new Men’s/Women’s NCAA D-III program, playing out of Hatfield Ice Arena starting in 2021-22. Kelsey Koelzer will be the first Head Coach of the Arcadia Knights women’s ice hockey team. 

When asked about O’Rourke, Coach Koelzer said “I’m excited to have Hannah as a part of our future program... not just for her on-ice skill and versatility, but for her attitude and leadership abilities as well. I’ve had nothing but amazing interactions with her, her coaches, and her family...she is going to a great addition to the program”.

Congrats to Hannah and her family! Arcadia University - Class of ‘25.




Jr. Flyers 16UAA Girls Elite wins Freeze the D tournament

Jr. Flyers 16UAA Girls Elite wins Freeze the D tournament

By Jr. Flyers Marketing 01/20/2020, 2:00pm EST

The Jr. Flyers 16UAA Girls Elite Team took Detroit by storm over MLK weekend!  The team played in the competitive Freeze in the D Tournament and took the championship title.  The final game was a tough match up and a nail biter at times for those in the stands.  But the girl’s hard work this season paid off and they beat the Northshore Warhawks 3-2 for the win.  Kids, coaches, and parents celebrated with a lot of loud cheering and you can see the girl’s big smiles in their photograph.  If you pass by a member of the team or coaching staff at the rink this week, give them a high-five!

Ice hockey has always been a professional sport that we can be proud to be a part of.  The players, coaches, and families of the Jr. Flyers 16UAA Girls Elite Team worked together this past weekend to be of service to our community.  Donations of basic items such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc. were collected and the girls created thoughtful and artistic bags that will go to many local families.  The donations were taken to the Dorothy Day Center in West Chester and will provide help to families in crisis.  It was nice to see the girls take a break from hockey to help those who are not as fortunate as those of us lucky to be a part of hockey.

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