LEAMINGTON, ONTARIO – Another member of the Leamington Flyers is preparing to move into Division 1 hockey.
Flyers forward, Hayden Reid has committed to Colgate University.
Colgate University plays in the Eastern College Athletic Conference located in Hamilton, New York.
The Raiders program has made five NCAA Frozen Four appearances, including a runner up finish in 1990.
As a 16-year-old, Reid comes into the final week of the GOJHL regular season with 16 goals and 23 assists for 39 points, which is tied for 4th on the team.
“I’m very excited to begin my collegiate career at Colgate,” Reid announces. “It feels great to commit to such an amazing school. Not only do they have a great hockey program but their academic program is excellent as well. I really want to thank the Flyers organization for everything they have done to help me reach my goals this season.”
The Clarington native joined Leamington out of main camp after two years in the Don Mills Flyers program and has had a stand-out season for a 16 year old, being named to the GOJHL’s Future Stars Game, as well as representing the league in the MacPherson Tournament,
“It’s just an awesome story,” Flyers head coach Dale Mitchell shares. “Hayden wasn’t drafted into the OHL but it never affected him. He came in and worked really hard this year to show he is a great player and is now being rewarded for that. He’s been a pleasure to coach and will be a great contributor to the Colgate program.”
“It is not often you see a kid go from being a walk on in training camp to becoming an instrumental part of our team and now being rewarded with a D1 commitment,” Leamington general manager Justin Solcz points out. “We are extremely proud for Hayden and we want to congratulate him and his family on this incredible achievement.”
Reid joins a growing list of Flyers to commit to an NCAA D1 University in the last three years, including Nicholas Beneteau (St Lawrence), Ryan MacPherson (New Hampshire), Connor MacPherson (New Hampshire), Zack Borgiel (Merrimack) and Adam Jeffery (RIT).
More information can be found on the team’s social media channels, as well as www.leamingtonflyers.com.