Aston, PA – The Philadelphia Little Flyers, members of the Eastern Hockey League are proud to announce 1999 birth year Forward, Alex McBey has committed to attend Stevenson University in the Fall of 2020 to continue his education and hockey career. McBey, a 6’1” 190lb forward from Dallas, Texas is in his second full season with the Little Flyers EHL team. In his first season, McBey appeared in 47 total games, scoring 10 goals and adding 12 assists in his rookie season at the Junior Hockey level. “We are all really proud of Alex and his two year development here with the Little Flyers. Coming into this season, we had 11 players from last season’s team to replace that moved on to NCAA programs and Alex has done a good job stepping up and taking on a bigger role. He plays in all three phases of the game for us and uses his size really well around the net in the offensive zone. Coach Dawes and Coach Peffall have done a great job in the first three years of the Stevenson program and we look forward to Alex getting there and helping them remain successful” said Little Flyers Head Coach and General Manager Mark Catron about the newly committed forward. Prior to his Little Flyer days, McBey finished his youth hockey career at the 18U level with the Dallas Stars Elite program.
“I’m proud to announce I’ll be continuing my academic and hockey career at Stevenson University this fall. First, I would like to thank my parents and brothers for their unwavering support throughout my entire life. Next I would like to thank Coach Catron and the Little Flyers organization for giving me a home here and substantially progressing me as a player. I would also like to thank Coach Dawes and Coach Peffall for giving me the opportunity to play at Stevenson University. Lastly I would like to thank my amazing billet family, the Troutmans for all they have done over the past two seasons. Go Mustangs!” said McBey upon making the commitment official earlier this week.
The Stevenson University Mustangs are currently ranked 10th in the country in the NCAA polls with a record of 10-1. Led behind the bench by Head Coach Dominck Dawes and Assistant Coach, Tom Peffall, the Mustangs are nationally ranked for the first time in their short program history. As Coach Catron mentioned, McBey has been a big part of the Little Flyers this season, logging substantial minutes not only at even strength but as a penalty killer and on the power play. In 27 games so far this season, McBey has scored 8 goals and added 18 assists, falling just short of a point per game this year. The ties between the Little Flyers and Stevenson University run deep as there are currently five Little Flyers Alumni on the Mustangs 2019-20 roster, including a familiar face to McBey, his teammate from last season, Austin Master. Before heading to Stevenson in the Fall, McBey looks to lead the Little Flyers back to the playoffs heading down the final two months of the regular season. On behalf of the entire Little Flyers Organization, congratulations to Alex and his family on committing to Stevenson University and we thank Alex for everything he has done in representing the Philadelphia Little Flyers through his career.