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Michael Bullion, 1997 Goaltender, was drafted by
Portland Winterhawks in the 9th round
of the WHL Bantam Draft. Michael played for the 2011-12
Jr Flyers Bantam Majors coached by
The Western Hockey League consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 based in Canadian markets and 5 in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The WHL is a member of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) whose membership is comprised of three major junior hockey leagues: Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) and the Western Hockey League (WHL). At the conclusion of each League's playoffs, the CHL hosts the Mastercard Memorial Cup. A National Championship tournament involving each of the League's Champion and the tournament host.
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|Tom Cooney||Michael Covach||Matt Menta||Nicholas Stuart|
Tom Cooney was drafted in the sixth round by the Springfield Jr Blues. He will become a team mate of Tyler Rehm, another former Jr Flyer. The Jr Blues play out of Springfield Illinois. Jr Blues alumni, Chris Gentile, also played for the Jr Flyer and is currently a West Chester University player. Michael Covach was tendered by the Janesville Jets, from Janesville Wisconsin. Mike was originally tendered by coach Joe Dibble who headed to Janesville and now Mike will play for him there. Matt Menta is a Tendered player for the Topeka Roadrunners out of Topeka Kansas. Matt was another player originally tendered by Joe Dibble but has chosen to join Dan Dupell at Topeka. Jr Flyer Alumni, Brian Christie is leaving Topeka to play D1 at Merrimack College. Nick Stuart, a goaltender, was drafted in the fourth round by Kalamazoo Wings. The wings play out of Kalamazoo Michigan.
The Jr. Flyer organization congratulates all the Jr Flyers teams that participated in the 2012 Philadelphia Shootout tournament over the memorial day weekend. Three tournament Champions, Our 1998, 16U Nationals and 18U Midget teams. One tournament finalist, our 1999 team and three playoff round teams, our 2003, 2000 and 16U American teams.
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The Jr. Flyer Squirt Minor team had a strong showing at the 2012 Memorial Shootout Tournament. After dropping the first game against the Washington All Stars, the team beat the DC Selects in a shootout (2-1 in shootout) and capped off the main draw with a 6-2 win over the Sound Shore Selects. We qualified for the playoff round and although we lost in a rematch with the DC Selects 4-1, the team performed extremely well. The coaches are proud of our team and we look forward to the year ahead!
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|The Junior Flyers wish Eric good luck, well maybe not too much good luck!|
The Jr. Flyers Midget Majors will advance to the 2012 National Championships in Buffalo, NY. After finishing 2nd in the AYHL. the Jr. Flyers qualified to square off against the 1st place Team Comcast in a best of three Atlantic District Championship.
In the series opener
Ron Groff scored the only goal of the game off a
face off win by Cory Daszkiewicz. The quick shot
beat the Comcast goalie and Nick Stuart stopped all
shots to hold on to a 1-0 Jr. Flyers win.
In the second game of the best of three. Comcast scored first off a rush created by a defensive breakdown. The first period ended 1-0 Comcast. In the second Comcast scored its 2nd goal, a short handed tally from the right side making it 2-0, Comcast. With minutes remaining in the period, Steve Cantando, scored to end the period with the Jr. Flyers only down by one. After some great fore checking by the Covach-Menta-Abarca line, Michael Covach tied the game at 2 walking out of the corner and beat the Comcast goaltender. The period remained scoreless. In the 3rd overtime period, Captain Matt Menta gained control of the puck in the left corner went behind the net, came out the right side and managed to put it behind the Comcast goaltender for the overtime victory 3-2.
Notes: Key plays of the seriers. Jon Thompson hit at center ice in game 1. Jeff Beck hit at the Offensive Blue line in game 1. Great team Penalty killing by many players, not allowing a power play goal against all weekend. Nick Stuart play all weekend and stopping the Comcast breakaway in the 3rd period of game two with the game tied 2-2. Steve Cantando playing limited time stepping up to get the Jr Flyers on the Scoreboard. The whole team coming together to support each other.
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| The Los Angeles Kings have
signed forward Brian ONeill to a one-year NHL entry-level
contract. The former Jr. Flyer forward recently completed a
four-year collegiate career at Yale University. ONeill was
named First Team All-ECAC for the second straight season
after leading the Yale Bulldogs in scoring with 46 points
(21g, 25a) in 35 games. It was the third consecutive year he
has led Yale in scoring. For his college career, he compiled
163 points (69g, 94a) over 138 games. The Yardley,
Pennsylvania native was also tabbed as the Ivy League Player
of the Year.
ONeill, a forward from Yardley, Pa., completed one of the most successful four-year runs in school history with 163 career points, second only to Jeff Hamiltons 173, and served as the backbone of three NCAA tournament teams.
As the total package, I can make the argument that hes the greatest player in Yale history, Allain said. In terms of what his teams produced, leading the team in scoring three years in a row and hes so much more than just a scorer. I could go on and on about the contributions hes made to our hockey program. Thats high praise considering the talent thats come through Yale in 117 years of hockey at the school. The 23-year-old will now report to the Manchester Monarchs, the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings.
|1999 Peewee Majors||1997 Bantam Majors||18U Midget Majors|
|The Jr Flyers Peewee Team will play the New Jersey Colonials in the Best of Three Championship. The Winner advances to the National Championships in Williamsville NY.||The Jr Flyers Bantam Team will play the WB.Scranton Jr Knights in the Best of Three Championship. The Winner advances to the National Championships in Williamsville NY.||The Jr Flyers Midgets will play Team Comcast in the Best of Three Championship. The Winner advances to the National Championships in Williamsville NY.|
The Philadelphia Junior Flyers of the Atlantic Junior Hockey League announced this weekend the naming of four Junior Flyers to the 2012 AJHL All-Star Game in Ioria, Mass.
|Vince Stalletti||Stephen Low||Jonathan Low||Ryan Patsch|
The Philadelphia Junior Flyers of the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League announced this weekend the naming of two Junior Flyers (Buchan, Zamchalov) to the 2012 MJHL All-Star Game in Ioria, Mass. Four Junior Flyers were named to the MJHL Prospects (Ahmadi, Best, Owens, Fazen) All Star Game rosters.
|Brandon Buchan||Alexander Zamchalov||Cyrus Ahmadi||Chris Best||Thomas Owens||Alternate Taylor Fazen|
The Philadelphia Junior Flyers of the Atlantic Youth Hockey League announced this weekend the naming of three Junior Flyers (Ott, Seningen, Garner) to the 2012 AYHL Bantam Major All-Star Game. Five Junior Flyers (Flocken, Hirneisen, Hallman, LeClair, Butala) were named to the AYHL Bantam Minor All-Star Game. Both games will be held at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT.
|Donovan Ott||Tiernan Seningen||Lucas Garner||Alex Flocken|
|Reed Hirneisen||Blake Hallman||Cal LeClair||Simon Butala|
Bud Dombroski and the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers would like to congradulate the four Jr. Flyers players selected to practice with Youngstown (USHL) this week. 18U Midget Major players Jesse Abarca, Michael Covach and Matt Menta and from our 16U National team Nick Master. Each player will meet with the General Manager, Jason Koehler, take a tour of the Covelli Centre, game facility, and participate in an on ice practice with the team.
|Jesse Abarca 18U||Michael Covach 18U||Matt Menta 18U||Nick Masters 16U|
Providence College Benn Barr
Northeastern University Jim Madigan
Northeastern University - Pat Foley
University of Vermont John Micheletto
University of New Hampshire Jim Tortorella
University of Mass (Lowell) Cam Ellsworth
Yale University Red Gendron
Harvard University Teddy Donato
Havard University - Albie OConnell
Dartmouth College Dave Peters
Princeton University Greg Gardner
Brown University Mark White
Brown University - Mike Souza
Holy Cross College Jason Smith
University of Connecticut Rich McKenna
Minnesota State (Mankato) Todd Knott
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Devils - Scott Lachance
Los Angeles Kings Bob Crocker
Vancouver Canucks Judd Brackett
Buffalo Sabres Paul Merritt
St. Louis Blues Vinnie Montalbano
Edmonton Oilers Scott Harlow
Philadelphia Flyers John Riley
Atlanta Thrashers - Fred Devereaux
Indiana Ice (USHL) Matt Plante
Indiana Ice (USHL) - Judd Brackett
Omaha Lancers (USHL) Mike Zucker
NTDP Vinnie Montalbano
NH Jr Monarchs (EJHL) Sean Trembley
NH Jr Monarchs (EJHL) - Mike Callan
South Shore Kings (EJHL) Scott Harlow
Powell River Kings (BCHL) Ryan Van Diemen
Bay State Breakers (EJHL) Dave McCauley
Valley Jr Warriors (EJHL) Andy Heinze
Topeka Roadrunners (NAHL) Steve Jennings
Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL) Geoff Beauparlant
Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL) - Josh Romano
Fort McMurray Oil Barons (Alberta JHL) Tom Keca & Gord Thibodeau
Pembroke Lumber Kings (CCHL) Steve Needham
Michigan Warriors (NAHL) Jon Hosking
Junior Flyers (AJHL) - Jerry Domish
Walpole Jr Express (AJHL) Mark Kumpel
Ian Walsh, a current NHL Referee, will work the 2012 Winter Classic in Philadelphia. Ian is a former Jr Flyer. He played for the Jr Flyers Midgets and Bud Dombroski in the 1990's. Ian is still the current Jr Flyers Midget team single season penalty record holder at 167 minutes in a regular season.
Brian Christie wins a faceoff and scores a game winning goal all with 1.1 seconds left on the clock in overtime. The Topeka RoadRunners defeated the Corpus Christi Ice Rays 3-2 on Friday, December 2, 2011 in NAHL action at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX. This video shows the goal first at full speed, then slowed down. The puck went between the goalies right arm and his body.