The '01 native of St. Louis, MO chose the Little Flyers for his second and final season of junior hockey, and over the course of 48 total games in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), Andrews tallied 20 goals and 17 assists to this credit.
"Our staff is very happy for Tony and his family on his commitment to attend Alvernia University," said Little Flyers head coach and general manager Mark Catron. "Tony is one of those guys that brings difference-maker energy to the game; he’s skilled but never shies away from contact and the physical aspect of the game. He has a great work ethic, and he was always in the gym even on our off days to make sure he was ready to go for our team. We’ll get to see him play college hockey in our building when Alvernia plays here against Neumann which is always exciting to see players you coached throughout the years play at the NCAA level in person.”
As Catron mentioned, Andrews will be joining a program close to where he played this past season, as the veteran forward goes in the books as the 178th player in league history to choose a school in the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC).
Overall, Andrews is one of four EHL players from this past season that will be heading off to Alvernia this fall, as the Golden Wolves have built a strong incoming freshmen class that also includes Bobby Geier from Team Maryland, CJ Boyd from the East Coast Wizards, and William White from the Protec Jr Ducks.
“I am proud to announce my commitment to further my academic and athletic career at Alvernia University," said Andrews. "It has always been a dream of mine to play hockey at the NCAA level. I would like to thank all of my former teammates and coaches for helping develop me into the player and man I am today. I would also like to thank my advisor for all of the work he has put into me, and most of all, I would like to thank my family. They have been by my side every step of the way and helped motivate me through my ups and downs as a player. Lastly, I would like to say thank you to Coach [Andrew] Burke for giving me a home for the next four years with Alvernia University. Go Golden Wolves!”
While this past season didn't end the way Andrews and his Little Flyer teammates had hoped, they can still be proud of helping to bring Philadelphia back to the EHL Frozen Finals for the first time since 2019.
Learn more about the Little Flyers on the team's official website, and check out the full 2021-22 NCAA commitment list.