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Bergeman Commits to Fitchburg State

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 04/15/2019, 9:00am EDT

Little Flyers Forward Set to Join Falcons this Fall

ASTON, PA -- Rece Bergeman, a forward for the Philadelphia Little Flyers, has committed to Fitchburg State University for the fall of 2019. The '99 native of Newark, DE joined the Little Flyers in early October, and tallied 42 points (15 goals, 27 assists) in 39 total games this past season.

"Rece was a great addition to our team this season; he came to us a little into the year after playing in a different league earlier in the season and added offense to our team right away," said Little Flyers head coach and general manager Mark Catron. "He also added a little bit of grittiness to our lineup that we were in need of at the time. Rece gets in the corners, throws his body around, and uses his speed well. Mike [Narrigan] and I are proud of Rece and his commitment to Fitchburg State."

As Catron mentioned, Bergeman added a different style to the Little Flyers lineup, and one that helped the team make it all the way to this year's EHL Championship Game. While the Little Flyers ultimately came up just a goal short, Bergeman is still proud and grateful of the time he spent in the EHL.

"I am proud to announce my commitment to play college hockey and continue my education at Fitchburg State University," said Bergeman. "First, I would like to thank my family for all the support they gave me throughout my hockey career. Next, I would like to thank Coach Catron, Coach Narrigan, and the Giacobbo family for giving me the opportunity to play with the Little Flyers and make this possible. Lastly, I would like to thank Coach Fuller for giving me the opportunity to pursue my academic and athletic careers. I am very excited to start my college experience at Fitchburg State University next year."

Fitchburg State has always been a heavy recruiter of the Eastern Hockey League, as Bergeman is now the 19th player in #Eshow History to commit to join the Falcons.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Little Flyers on the team's official website, and check out the full 2018-19 NCAA commitment list.

Master Commits to Stevenson

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 04/03/2019, 12:00pm EDT

Little Flyers Forward Set to Join Mustangs this Fall

ASTON, PA -- Austin Master, a forward for the Philadelphia Little Flyers, has committed to Stevenson University for the fall of 2019. The '98 native of Broomall, PA just recently finished his first and only season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). Master dressed in 49 of the 50 total games that the Little Flyers played this past year, scoring 33 goals and dishing 47 assists over the course of the 2018-19 campaign.

"The addition of Austin this year was huge for our team; he’s probably one of the best two-way players in our league," said Little Flyers head coach and general manager Mark Catron. "As you can see by his numbers he was huge on the power-play this year, he also killed penalties for us; he really just did it all. Austin is a solid all-around hockey player in all aspects of the game. We are really happy for him to be going to Stevenson and look forward to him having a great college career down there."

After notching 71 points in the regular season, Master led all scorers with nine points during the playoffs. The veteran forward is the second EHL player to commit to join the Mustangs this fall, as Anthony Starzi of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights, made his decision to Stevenson back in late January. Overall, Master and Starzi are the 13th and 14th respective EHL players to commit to Stevenson since the program was launched a few years ago.

"I am proud to announce that I’ll be continuing my academic and hockey careers at Stevenson University in the fall of 2019," said Master. "First, I would like to thank my family for all the support they have given me throughout my hockey career. Next, I would like to thank Coach Catron, Coach Narrigan, the Giacobbo family, and the the Little Flyers Organization for giving me the opportunity to play here and helping me prepare for college. Lastly, I’d like to thank Coach Dawes and Coach Peffall for giving me the opportunity to play at Stevenson University."

While the Little Flyers fell just short of their ultimate goal this year, Master and his teammates still have plenty to be proud of when they look back on the best season in franchise history.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Little Flyers on the team's official website, and check out the full 2018-19 NCAA commitment list.

Avalanche Go Back-To-Back

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 03/24/2019, 6:00pm EDT

Pickett Backs New Hampshire to Championship

PROVIDENCE, RI -- The defending Champion New Hampshire Avalanche hold off a late charge from the Philadelphia Little Flyers to win the 2019 Eastern Hockey League Championship for the second consecutive season.