LEAMINGTON, ONTARIO – The list of players in NCAA D1 hockey with ties to the Leamington Flyers continues to grow.
Earlier this week, former Flyer Nicholas Beneteau committed to the University of St. Lawrence Saints of the Eastern College Athletic Conference. The storied program has been to the NCAA Tournament 17 times and has made an appearance in the Frozen Four on nine different occasions.
Beneteau played 50 games with Leamington as a 16-year-old in 2019-20, scoring 15 goals and 21 assists for 36 points. He stepped his game up during the playoffs, scoring six points in five games before the league was shut down due to the pandemic.
“I am extremely excited to commit to a program like St. Lawrence,” Beneteau says. “None of this would have been possible without my year in Leamington and how great that organization was to me in my time there.”
“This is a testament to Nicholas’ hard work and dedication to developing into an impactful player,” Flyers General Manager, Justin Solcz comments. “We are honoured to have been part of his development and congratulate him and his family on this
Beneteau currently plays for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the BCHL where he has nine goals and nine assists in 18 games so far this season. Beneteau joins Ryan MacPherson (New Hampshire), Connor MacPherson (New Hampshire), Zack Borgiel (Merrimack) and Adam Jeffrey (RIT) in becoming the fifth Flyers player to commit to an NCAA D1 University in the last three years.
More information can be found on the team’s social media channels, as well as www.leamingtonflyers.com.