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D'Elia Commits to Manhattanville

By EHL, 03/11/23, 9:00AM EST


Little Flyers Forward Set to Join Valiants this Fall

ASTON, PA -- Tristan D'Elia, a forward for the Philadelphia Little Flyers, has committed to Manhattanville College for the fall of 2023.

The '02 native of West Chester, PA chose the Little Flyers for his final season of junior hockey, and in 45 total Eastern Hockey League (EHL) games to date, D'Elia has tallied 47 points to his credit on 19 goals and 28 assists.

“Tristan has done it all for us this season, even strength, power play and shorthanded, we’ve relied heavily on his play," said Little Flyers head coach and general manager Mark Catron. "He’s over a point per game guy for us, but more importantly, has a high hockey IQ and brings an edge to our lineup every game. I think he’s going to be very successful at Manhattanville, and be able to become a big contributor at the NCAA level.”

D'Elia is one of three EHL players heading off to join the Valiants this fall, as he will team up with Justin Fernet of the Connecticut RoughRiders and Jack Riley of the East Coast Wizards when he arrives on campus.

“I am honored to announce my commitment to play NCAA Division III ice hockey for Manhattanville College," said D'Elia. "Manhattanville College's hockey program has a long history of excellence, and I'm excited to be a part of that tradition. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to continue my hockey career at the collegiate level. I want to thank my family, teammates, and coaches, who have all been there for me throughout my hockey journey. Without their guidance and encouragement, I would not be where I am today. I am also grateful to the coaching staff at Manhattanville College for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to be a part of their program. I look forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead as a Valiant, and I cannot wait to contribute to the team's success both on and off the ice. Go Valiants!”

D'Elia and the Little Flyers trail the New Jersey 87's 1-0 in the South Division Semi-Finals. The veteran forward will look to help Philadelphia keep their season alive in game #2 of the series tomorrow night at 6:30 pm.

Learn more about the Little Flyers on the team's official website, and check out the full 2022-23 NCAA commitment list.