Aston, PA -- The Philadelphia Little Flyers, members of the Eastern Hockey League are proud to announce EHL Assistant Captain, Vincent Nicosia’s NCAA commitment to further his education and hockey career at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Nicosia, a 5’9” 160LB 2001 birthyear forward from West Bloomfield, Michigan was a two year player for the Little Flyers EHL team. As a late season addition in his rookie campaign for the 2020-21 season, Nicosia scored 6 goals and added 13 assists for 19 points. “We’re all very proud of Vinny and his commitment to UMass-Dartmouth, that was the top school on his list, and he put the work in to make it happen” said Little Flyers Head Coach and General Manager Mark Catron. “Vinny earned a much larger role this season, playing in all aspects of the game and being one of our Assistant Captains, he really stepped his game up. I’m excited for Vinny and this opportunity to play for Coach Noack and the Corsairs” Catron concluded. The UMass Dartmouth Corsairs are led by Head Coach Erik Noack who heads into his 6th season with the Corsairs who compete in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC).
“I’m excited to announce my commitment to Umass Dartmouth. I’d like to thank my parents for doing everything possible to push me to this point in my career. I’d also like to thank all of my former teammates and coaches for being a huge part of my life and my hockey journey. Thank you to the Philadelphia Little Flyers organization along with coach Mark Catron and Anthony Lorusso for all the opportunities they created for me during my time with the Flyers. To my teammates, thank you for being my family and making my time in junior hockey so special. Thank you to coach Noack and coach Ketts for giving me the opportunity to be an NCAA student athlete. I Couldn’t be more excited for the next four as a Corsair!” Said Nicosia earlier this week.
Nicosia was another iron man for the Little Flyers this season, playing in all 52 of the teams’ games. In 46 regular season games, Nicosia scored 20 goals and added 22 assists to finish the season with 42 points. During the Little Flyers post season run the 01 forward nearly had a point per game, recording 3 goals and 2 assists in 6 playoff games.
On behalf of the entire Philadelphia Little Flyers Organization, we would like to congratulate Vinny and his family on Vinny’s NCAA College Commitment to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and thank him for his outstanding leadership and contributions both on and off the ice to the Philadelphia Little Flyers organization.