T1EHL wants to congratulate Philadelphia Jr. Flyers player Billy McDevitt on committing to SUNY Cortland for the 2020 season.
McDevitt is the Jr. Flyers Co-Captain and has spent three seasons with the team.
“I didn’t really know much about junior hockey when I got here. I never played a high level of hockey until I got to the Jr. Flyers,” McDevitt said.
His performance on the ice has become more and more effective each year. At the end of McDevitt’s first season he tallied six goals and 11 assists; in year two he scored 11 goals and 20 assists. This season was his best, along with being named Co-Captain, he led the Jr. Flyers in scoring 26 goals and 27 assists.
“My decision making and how to read plays has improved immensely since I got here, and it has helped me become the player I am today,” McDevitt said. “I want to thank my family for all their support; thank you to Jerry (Domish) he has really helped me over the years; the trainers we had throughout the season, and to all my friends and teammates thank you for the support.”
“When I recruited him, I put him on our second team. We had a couple small area games and drills the night before training camp. The first thing I noticed was his work ethic and heart. I told him (McDevitt) ‘If you want to come to training camp with the top team you can, and we’ll see what happens,” said Head Coach Jerry Domish. “He came in and never looked back. He knew he had to start on the bottom but, he didn't plan on finishing there. Flash forward to present day, he was our Co-Captain with Shan Ward, and they both have done an amazing job. They have helped the younger kids buy into the systems, junior hockey, and have led by example.”
“I think he will do very well at Cortland, even if he is at the bottom to start, knowing Billy, he will show them that they are wrong and will prove it” said Domish.
T1EHL is proud of all of its player who continue to rise in the ranks of hockey. Where can you go from here? Everywhere.
This post originally appeared on the Jr. Flyers website and was written by Joe Sindoni.