LEAMINGTON, ONTARIO – Flyers forward, Darian Anderson has made a commitment to Clarkson University to play NCAA Division 1 hockey.
“I felt comfortable with the coaches at Clarkson right away,” Anderson says. “When I visited, it felt like the perfect place for me as a student athlete to develop with my goal of being a professional hockey player one day. I would not be in this position without the great coaches and teammates that I have had, especially here in Leamington.”
The 2006 born forward is in his first season of junior hockey and the first year with the Flyers. Anderson, a Brighton, Michigan native, has nine goals and five assists in 25 games with Leamington this season.
He is also second on the team in power play goals with four.
The Clarkson Golden Knights play in the Eastern College Athletic Conference and are based out of Potsdam, New York.
The program has been around since 1920 and has made 22 NCAA Tournament appearances, seven Frozen Fours and been NCAA Tournament runner-up three times.
They’ve also won their conference tournaments six times, most recently in 2019.
“We are excited for Darian and his family for his commitment to Clarkson,” Flyers general manager, Justin Solcz states. “Darian is a highly skilled player who has had a great start to the season and continues to improve. He’s earned this commitment through his work ethic and determination on and off the ice.”
Anderson is just the latest in a long list of Leamington Flyers who have committed to an NCAA D1 University while with the club, joining Nicholas Beneteau (St Lawrence), Ryan MacPherson (New Hampshire), Connor MacPherson (New Hampshire), Hayden Reid (Minnesota), Zack Borgiel (Merrimack) and Adam Jeffery (RIT).
Anderson and the Flyers will be in action tomorrow night, as they host the Niagara Falls Canucks at the Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Centre at 7:10pm.
More information can be found on the team’s social media channels,