Congratulations to longtime New England Stars player, Derek Flynn, on his advancement to play in the Ontario Junior Hockey League with the Kingston Voyageurs!
Flynn has been a member of the New England Stars Organization since he was a squirt in 2008, going through the all levels of the Stars eventually making the Junior Team in 2016. Derek has developed his game through The Hockey Academy’s PHD Private Training, THA Clinics weekly skills, and our Men’s College Prospect Camp.
“I am really proud and happy for Derek. This will give him a great opportunity of achieving his dream to play NCAA Division 1 Hockey. Derek has been with us for a long time as he grew up playing in our youth organization when he was a first-year squirt player. Derek took a real big step this past season with us in his second season after his initial year of Junior hockey. Not only was he a top defenseman for us, he ended up being one of the top defensemen in our league. He works extremely hard, is committed to getting better and is a team first player. Kingston is getting a top-notch player and more importantly a great person.” - New England Stars General Manager, Dan Fontas
As a member of the New England Stars Junior program, Derek put up and impressive 78 points in 95 games from the blue line. He was named to the North American 3 Hockey League’s U18 Top Prospects team the last two seasons and has been recognized as one of the top defenseman in the league.
“Derek Flynn has played for the NE Stars since he was 10 or maybe even younger. We have had a lot of great players come through our system and Derek is right up there on the list. Not many are as excited to get to the rink than him. Derek has a contagious work ethic, on and off the ice. He has always strived to be better. Kingston is getting a great person and a great hockey player. He skates, shoots and passes like a Division I player. I wish Derek all the best at his next level.” - New England Stars Junior Head Coach, Darryl Green
Derek will be joining the Kingston Voyageurs of the Ontario Junior Hockey League for the 2018/19 Season. Kingston finished 2nd in the East Division during the regular season with a 31-19-2-2 record. Their season concluded in the first round of the playoffs, falling to the Cobourg Cougars in game 5.
“I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to play for the Kingston Voyageurs next year. It's a beautiful city and the atmosphere is amazing. I want to play college hockey and I know this will help me get to where I want to be.
I would like to thank the Stars organization for everything they've done for me. The past 2 years have been the most fun I've had playing hockey. Most importantly, I would like to thank Coach Green, Coach Fontas, and Coach Lubinski. They've helped me become a better player and person on a daily basis and I wouldn't be where I am without them.” - Derek Flynn
We would to congratulate Derek on all his hard work thus far and wish him good luck on the upcoming season!