Aston, PA -- The Philadelphia Little Flyers, members of the Eastern Hockey League are proud to announce 1999 birth year Forward Rece Bergeman has committed to attend Fitchburg State University for the Fall of 2019 to continue his education and hockey career. Bergeman, a 5’ 10” 165lb forward from Newark, Delaware is in his first season with the Little Flyers EHL Team. “Rece was a great addition to our team this season; he came to us a little into the season after playing in a different league earlier in the year and added offense to our team right away. He also added a little bit of grittiness to our lineup that we were in need of at the time. Rece gets in the corners, throws his body around and uses his speed well. Mike [Narrigan] and I are proud of Rece and his commitment to Fitchburg State” said Little Flyers Head Coach and General Manager Mark Catron. In 33 regular season games, Bergeman scored 12 goals and added 23 assists for 35 points. The Fitchburg State Falcons are members of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference under Head Coach Dean Fuller.
“I am proud to announce my commitment to play college hockey and continue my education at Fitchburg State University. First, I would like to thank my family for all the support they gave me throughout my hockey career. Next, I would like to thank Coach Mark Catron, Coach Mike Narrigan and the Giacobbo family for giving me the opportunity to play here with the Little Flyers and make this possible. Lastly, I would like to thank Coach Fuller for giving me the opportunity to pursue my academic and athletic career. I am very excited to start my college experience at Fitchburg State University next year” Said Bergeman upon making his decision earlier in the week.
Four of Bergeman’s 12 regular season goals were game winners, placing him second on the team behind Mikey Giampapa’s league leading seven game winners. In the Little Flyers opening round playoff matchup against the Revolution, Bergeman was named TSR Hockey Top Performer tallying four points in the two game series. With the two teams tied midway through the second period of game two, Bergeman scored the eventual game winning goal that ignited the Little Flyers offense who won the series clinching game by a final scored of 7-2 to punch their ticket to the EHL’s Frozen Finals. On behalf of the entire Little Flyers Organization we congratulate Rece and his family.