Christopher Rerko, a Forward and Assistant Captain for the 18U AA, has committed to the University of Pittsburgh, as part of the Class of 2024 and to play ACHA D1 Ice Hockey. Chris has been part of HYHA, for 2 seasons.
Chris is an Honor Roll student at Urbana High School with a weighted 4.49 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society and achieved “First Honors” every semester while taking mostly AP and Honors classes. Rerko, a gifted guitarist, was the Urbana High School Captain which made it to the MSHL “Elite 8” this season and a 2019 Assistant Captain for the Hawks. Besides being an Assistant Captain of the Bulldogs this season, he is also a two time CBHL AA Champion and a 2019 Hockey Night in Boston Team DMV member.
Why Pitt? “The University of Pittsburgh has high quality academic programs and is located in a city that I have always loved.” While at Pitt, Chris’ academic focus will be on Political Science and Economics.
Chris’ words to the younger Bulldogs: “As I look back, youth hockey has given me some of my happiest memories and best friends. I would tell them to enjoy and make the most out of their years playing at Hagerstown and that they can achieve anything they set their mind to if they are willing to work hard for it and persevere.”
What will you miss about Bulldog Nation? “I will miss the time I spent with my teammates and coaches both on and off the ice. I will especially miss the road trips and tournaments with my dad and the indescribable feeling of scoring a big goal and celebrating with my team.”
CONGRATUALTIONS CHRIS from all of us at Bulldog Nation!!!!
Will Callan, goalie for the 18U AA, has committed to Virginia Tech University, as part of the Class of 2024 and to play ACHA D2 Ice Hockey. Will has been part of HYHA, on and off, for 3 seasons. He recently returned during the 2018-2019 season to finish out his Midget years.
Will, a renowned bassist, is also a superior student, with a 3.5 GPA, at Frederick High School, and is a member of Walkersville Lions Hockey Club. He has also played for Hockey Night in Boston Team DC and traveled to Sweden to participate in exhibitions this past summer while playing for MVP Intl. He is also a 2x CBHL AA Champion, 2019 EJEPL All-Star, and was named to First Team MVHL All-Conference in 2020.
Why Virginia Tech? “I feel as though VT has much to offer in terms of providing an absolutely great education, as well as allowing me to play competitive hockey through college”. Virginia Tech is well known for its School of Engineering and Will plans to study General Engineering his first year, before declaring a specific form.
Will’s words to the younger Bulldogs: “Never stop putting in effort - even when you want to. Always look ahead and keep progressing.”
What will you miss about Bulldog Nation? “I am going to tremendously miss my teammates and those that surrounded me. Everyone whom I've met through the organization has only shown class and kindness.” We are going to miss you Will, and as a Bulldog Alumni you are always welcome back to help and possibly coach in the future.
CONGRATUALTIONS WILL from all of us at Bulldog Nation!!!!
Quinn Alley, a Defenseman and Assistant Captain for the 18U AA, has committed to George Mason University, as part of the Class of 2024 and to play ACHA D1 Ice Hockey. Quinn has been part of HYHA, on and off, for 3 seasons. He recently returned during the 2018-2019 season to finish out his Midget years.
Quinn is an Honor Roll student at Catoctin High School with a weighted 4.44 GPA and is a member of the following clubs; National Honor Society, National Math Society, National English Society, and National Science Society. While at Catoctin, Quinn received Varsity letters in Ice Hockey, Unified Track, and Lacrosse. Quinn was presented the National Hobey Baker Character Builds Excellence Award while captaining the Frederick County Co-Op Hockey Club (FCHC) to their second MSHL “Elite 8” in three years. Quinn is a two time Captain of FCHC, two time Assistant Captain of the Bulldogs, a two time CBHL AA Champion, 2020 MVHL First Team All-Conference, 2019 Hockey Night in Boston Team DC, and 2019 EJEPL All-Star.
Why George Mason? “I decided to attend GMU to take part in their Kinesiology program and potentially earn a Doctorate's Degree in that field. I believe it will give me the stepping stones I need to build a successful career in PT, rehabilitation, or another physical reformation field. GMU also provided me a chance to continue my hockey career, as they are looking to build their program as they transition into ACHA D1”.
Quinn’s words to the younger Bulldogs: “My advice to younger players is to have fun playing the best sport in the world and savor the time you have with your family on the hockey team. Push yourself to be better than those around you because it will push them even more, making for a great level of competition and eventual success for your team and yourself.”
What will you miss about Bulldog Nation? “The part I will miss the most about Bulldog Nation is coming to the rink and knowing that these are the people that will support me with everything I do, just as I would do for them. I see these people and this community as my second home and family.”
CONGRATUALTIONS QUINN from all of us at Bulldog Nation!!!!
Tommy Oseneek, goalie for the 18U UA, has COMMITTED to East Carolina University, as part of the Class of 2024 and to play ACHA D2 Ice Hockey.
Tommy has been part of HYHA, on and off, for 6 years. He recently returned during the 2017-2018 season to finish out his Midget years.
Tommy is an Honor Roll, Dual-Sport, Senior, at Tuscarora High School, who has a 3.5 GPA, and holds Varsity Letters for both Ice Hockey and Baseball.
Why ECU? Tommy was invited to attend the prospect game last year and really enjoyed the way that the players were around each other. East Carolina has one of the best criminal justice programs on the East Coast, which will be his academic focus.
Words from Tommy to Bulldog Nation: “Work harder every day you get the opportunity to play this great game. Listen to your coaches, never give up, you may be down a couple goals or may be having a bad practice, but as long as you work hard, good things will happen. You don’t have to be the best player, you have to be a good teammate and have good sportsmanship. Coaches at all levels are looking for the kid that will go out of their way for the good of the team, not a kid with skill alone.”
CONGRATUALTIONS TOMMMY from all of us at Bulldog Nation!!!!
Carson Maggi (18U AA) was named to the All Maryland Student Hockey League, 1st Team, Wednesday evening. Carson, a Junior at Linganore High School, is an Assistant Captain on the Frederick County team. In 16 games (Regular Season and Playoffs) Carson scored 28 goals, had 15 assists, for 43 points to lead the Monocacy Conference in scoring.
Over the President's Day Weekend the West Virginia #Vipers participated in the West Virginia High School State Tournament. In the Quarterfinals the #Vipers won BIG over Wheeling Park 9-1. Keith Kuntz (Bulldogs 18U UA) was named game MVP for his 5 point (3g/2a) performance. In the Semifinals though the #Vipers fell in an Overtime Shootout to powerhouse Morgantown 4-3. The West Virginia Vipers are made up of mostly #Bulldogs from the West Virginia, Western Maryland, Western Virginia, and South Central Pennsylvania area.
Just wanted to share what my son told me today. He played as the Firebirds goalie during our game Saturday morning. I asked him how he enjoyed the tournament. He said that the Hagerstown team was really nice. I asked him why and he said that your players always said something positive to him after he made a play.
I always try to remind him that the players on the other team are kids just like him, trying to learn, have fun and get better. Thank your coaches for the sportsmanship and positive comments displayed by your kids.
Lancaster Firebird Parent 12U B
Exton Tournament 2020
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