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Giacobbo Commits to Utica College

By Neil Ravin - Director of Communications 05/14/2019, 9:00am EDT

Little Flyers Alum Set to Join Pioneers this Fall

ASTON, PA -- Joseph Giacobbo, an alumnus of the Philadelphia Little Flyers, has committed to Utica College for the fall of 2019. After spending the 2016-17 season with the Little Flyers, Giacobbo played the past couple years in the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL). The '98 native of Deptford, NJ will now join an NCAA Division III hockey program that has brought in four other players with Little Flyers ties, over the past three seasons.

Overall, Giacobbo is very happy with his decision, and gives a lot of credit to his time spent with the Little Flyers.

“My time in the EHL with the Little Flyers organization was a great year, not only did it prepare me for Junior Hockey and my time in the CCHL, but I left with countless friendships that I still hold on to this day," said Giacobbo. "I look forward to attending Utica College in the fall, with a few of those old Little Flyers teammates, and continued success at the collegiate level."

The talented goaltender put together a stellar rookie campaign back in 2016-17, finishing the regular season and playoffs with a 22-5-1 record, to go along with a 1.40 GAA and a .937 save percentage. Giacobbo still holds the EHL record for lowest regular season GAA at 1.26, and held the league record for shutouts in a season with seven prior to this year, which was broken by Little Flyers 2018-19 goaltender Brendahn Brawley. In his rookie season in the EHL, Giacobbo finished 3rd in both the Goalie of the Year and Rookie of the Year voting, helping to kick-off what would be a solid three-year junior hockey career.

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

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.