New England Stars defenseman Flynn makes NCAA commitment
March 2, 2020
The New England Stars of the NA3HL are proud to announce that Top Prospects defenseman Derek Flynn has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at Southern New Hampshire University.
Flynn, 20, is in his third and final season playing in the NA3HL. During the 2019-20 season, the 5’10/185 lbs. native of Dracut, Massachusetts, has registered 16 goals and 40 assists for 56 points in 44 games making him the highest-scoring defenseman in the NA3HL.
Flynn started in the New England Stars Youth Organization at the age of 10 and played his way through the system until he made the junior team in 2016-17. He played two seasons before going to play for the Kingston Voyageurs of the Ontario Junior Hockey League in 2018-19. He returned this current season to the Stars for a chance to compete for a league championship.
Flynn was selected to and played in the NA3HL Top Prospects Tournaments in both 2018 and 2020. In 128 career NA3HL games, Flynn has recorded 125 career points.
“Derek has been playing hockey with us since he was 10. He is a great teammate and person, and he’s one the best defenseman in our league. He plays physical, moves the puck, QBs a power play, and is highly respected by his teammates. He’s a great guy and SNHU will be very happy with Derek patrolling their blue line,” said Stars Head Coach Darryl Green.
Southern New Hampshire University is an NCAA Division II University that competes in the Northeast-10 (NE10). The SNHU campus is located just a few miles from downtown Manchester, NH.
“I’m proud to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at Southern New Hampshire University. I’d like to thank all my friends, coaches, and family for helping me get to this point. I’d also like to thank Coach Fontas, Green, and Lubinski for everything they’ve done, always pushing me to be a better player and person. Lastly, I’d like to thank my parents Margo and Brendan. None of this is possible without them and I can’t thank them enough. I wouldn’t have this opportunity if it weren’t for them,” stated Flynn.