Flying Aces duo of Conybear, McDonald make college commitments
May 23, 2016
The Minnesota Flying Aces of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that two players from the 2015-16 team have made college commitments. Defenseman Ryan Conybear and goaltender Dakota McDonald have both committed to play ACHA Division I hockey at Midland Univeristy.
Conybear, a Madison, Wisconsin native, has signed on to join the Warriors in the fall.
"Ryan is another big defenseman that will make us harder to play against," said head coach Jason Cirone. "He moves the puck well and after talking to his coaches and old teammates, I know he will be a great fit in our locker room."
Conybear played four years of varsity hockey at Edgewood High School in Madison before being selected in the NA3HL draft in 2014 by the Minnesota Flying Aces. He spent the last two seasons with the Flying Aces prior to committing to Midland.
This past season, Conybear, 20, led all Flying Aces defensemen with 15 points in 45 games played this past season.
Goaltender Dakota McDonald, 19, is also one of the the newest additions it the 2016-17 Midland recruiting class. The Rose Hill, Kansas native just completed two years of playing with the Flying Aces and the Breezy Point North Stars in the NA3HL.
"We are very happy that Dakota decided to continue his career at Midland," said head coach Jason Cirone. "I have watched him play many times and was impressed with his work ethic and how he made every save look easy. He's a huge plus for us and makes us a better hockey team."
McDonald, a goaltender, started his junior career at the age of 16 and has spent the past two seasons in the NA3HL splitting time between the Breezy Point North Stars and the Minnesota Flying Aces.
This past season, he played in 28 games with a 5.42 goals against average and a 86.7% save percentage.