LEAMINGTON, ONTARIO – Windsor native, Ray Hamlin is returning to his roots after the Leamington Flyers swung a deal with the NAHL’s Maryland Black Bears.
The overage center was set to play with Maryland this season after two years in the BCHL with the Coquitlam Express, where he scored 33 goals and added 40 assists in
Prior to that, Hamlin played Junior B hockey with the LaSalle Vipers and played for Windsor ‘AAA’ in the U16 age group.
Hamlin has already committed to playing NCAA D1 hockey at Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania next year.
He is a second-generation Flyer, as his father, Kevin, was a former head coach with Leamington and is the current head coach of the University of Windsor men’s hockey
“I’m really excited to be a Flyer,” Hamlin states. “I’m happy to be part of such a great organization, in a great community, playing in front of friends and family. I’m very
thankful for the opportunity management has given me and I can’t wait to get started.”
In joining the Flyers, Hamlin becomes the 10th player on the roster from the Windsor-Essex/Chatham-Kent region, getting to play Junior A hockey in their own backyards.
“There is so much talent from this area and Ray is another example of that,” says Flyers general manager, Justin Solcz. “We know Ray will have an impact in our lineup right
away and are very happy he can continue his junior career close to home.”
Leamington has started the season with a 2-0-1-0 record and will host the defending OJHL champion, Collingwood Blues tonight at 7:10pm at the Nature Fresh Farms
More information can be found on the team’s social media channels and www.leamingtonflyers.com.