The '99 native of Broomall, PA recently finished his 2nd and final full season with the Jr. Flyers in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). When you include the seasons that McCuen spent developing at the midget levels, then his time with the Jr. Flyers goes all the way back to the 2015-16 season.
"It's great to see John get his commitment since he is a local player with a long history of playing with the Jr. Flyers," said Jr. Flyers head coach and general manager Jerry Domish. "He actually had more success at the junior level, than at youth. He put up 25 points his first year and 35 last season. He is a very good player who plays all 200 feet of the ice well, and will be very successful in college. Most importantly, he is a great kid who does his job daily, and always puts the team first. I wish him the best in his future."
Combined between the regular season and the postseason, McCuen played in 95 career games in the EHL. Over the course of that time he scored 27 total goals and dished out 35 assists. As Domish mentioned, McCuen made a huge jump from year #1 to year #2, tallying 10 more points in his final season of junior hockey.
"I am very proud to announce my commitment to continue my academic and athletic careers at Bryn Athen College," said McCuen. “I would like to thank my parents for their time and continuous support throughout my career. I also would like to thank my sisters for their support. To my teammates and friends, thank you for your support of the years. I would like to thank the Jr. Flyers organization and Coach Domish for their guidance. I was fortunate enough to play for the Jr. Flyers at 16U the 18U levels, and then 2 junior seasons. I also would like to thank Coach Burke for giving me the opportunity to play college hockey. I look forward to the next chapter of my academic and athletic careers."
McCuen is one of two players joining Bryn Athyn this fall, as the other future Lion is the former captain of the Jr. Flyers, Shane Ward.
Learn more about the Jr. Flyers on the team's official website, and check out the full 2019-20 NCAA commitment list.