The '02 native of Far Hills, NJ recently finished his first season of junior hockey, tallying just under a point per game with 14 goals and 20 assists in 35 total games for the Ducks. The rookie did not show any signs of youth while helping to lead Protec in their inaugural campaign in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL).
"Tyler is every coaches dream; he plays a 200-foot game and is a well-rounded in all areas," said Ducks head coach and general manager Terry Watt. "Tyler is the perfect example of hard work paying off; he puts the work in everyday and leads by example which is a result of his one ice results and recent commitment as a 2002 birth year. We couldn’t be happier for this young man, he has a bright future ahead of him."
It goes without saying that Ebeling is one of the youngest NCAA Commitments that the EHL produced this past season, and he's beyond excited to have earned an opportunity at the school of his dreams.
"I am extremely excited to be attending the Milwaukee School of Engineering," said Ebeling. "Coach Johnson and [Assistant] Coach Van Diest are running an amazing program and I can't wait to be a part of it. I absolutely fell in love with the school and its facilities, and the city of Milwaukee is a great place to be. While on my visit, I was also welcomed by the players I met. Most importantly, the education I will be getting at MSOE is exceptional and will set me up for success.”
Ebeling gives tons of credit to the Watt and the Ducks for helping him earn this accomplishment, and he also recognizes the way the EHL pushed him to become the player he is today.
"Joining the Protec Jr. Ducks and playing in the EHL was one of the best decisions of my hockey career," said Ebeling. "My development soared this year as Coach Terry Watt and the Ducks' coaching staff challenged me day in and day out to become the best player I could be. The staff in the Protec Jr. Ducks organization and how we were treated was exceptional, and I want to thank everyone who made this year possible given the challenges of COVID-19. As for the EHL, it was a competitive league, ran very professionally, and I can see why they send so many players onto the next level. I truly had an amazing experience playing in the EHL and would recommend it to anyone trying to move on to the next level.”
Learn more about the Ducks on the team's official website, and check out the full 2020-21 NCAA commitment list.