WEST CHESTER, PA -- Connor Lenaghan, a forward for the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers, has committed to Becker College for the Fall of 2018. The '98 just finished his first and only season with the Jr. Flyers, racking up 10 points in 44 total games.
"He has come a long way," said Jr. Flyers head coach and general manager Jerry Domish. "At the beginning, his hockey knowledge was limited, and he struggled on defense. I feel he is a much more complete player now. He has a much better hockey IQ and his defense has improved so much that he was given PK time down the stretch. Connor is a very dedicated player who puts in a lot of time working on improving his game. He is never satisfied with who he is as a player. Connor will bring great speed and will probably start off as an energy guy at Becker. Once he gets comfortable with his surroundings he will be a great forechecker and defensive player, who occasionally chips in on the scoreboard.”
While the season ended sooner than they Jr. Flyers had hoped, Lenaghan still feels proud of what he and his teammates accomplished. The native of Arlington, VA took some time to look back on the year that was, and reflect on how he's now reached the next step in his journey.
"I want to thank Coach Jerry and Coach Jerramie for pushing me to become a better player," said Lenaghan. "They have helped me completely change as a hockey player. I’ve gotten physically stronger and mentally tougher. I want to thank everyone at our gym [HPATC] for our training. I want to thank the older guys, Ruppe and Platt, for being good roommates and helping me along my journey.”
Learn more about the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers on the team's official website, and check out the full list of 2018 NCAA Commitments.