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EHL: Longtime Little Flyer makes NCAA college commitment

By wb, 05/02/22, 2:15PM EDT


Rominiecki joins Raiders this Fall

Aston, PA – The Philadelphia Little Flyers, members of the Eastern Hockey League are proud to announce EHL defenseman Sebastian Rominiecki’s NCAA commitment to further his education and hockey career at Rivier University.  Rominiecki, a 6’1” 195LB 2001 birthyear defenseman from Runnemede, NJ has been a Philadelphia Little Flyer for the past five seasons.  In 2017-18 season, the talented defenseman played for the Little Flyers 16U Tier 1 AAA team.  The next season, Rominiecki decided to make the jump to play juniors where he was a two-year player for the Premier team, playing in 84 games while scoring 7 goals and adding 31 assists.  At the conclusion of the 2019-20 season, he was named an Eastern Hockey League Premier 1st Team All Mid-Atlantic All-Star selection.  “I’ve had the pleasure of coaching Sebastian for the past four seasons in the EHL and EHL Premier levels.  His work ethic and dedication to getting better each day on the ice and in the weight room earned him this NCAA college commitment to Rivier” said Little Flyers Head Coach and General Manager Mark Catron.  He continued “Sebastian really stepped up this season and was a key to the success we had on the back end with his physicality and shot blocking ability.  It’ll be great to watch Sebastian at the next level under Coach Keating’s guidance alongside two of his previous teammates in Brett Turner and Avery Arnold”.  The Rivier University Raiders, located in Nashua, New Hampshire will enter their second season at the NCAA Division III.  Led by second year Head Coach Matthew Keating, the Raiders posted a record of 5-16-2 in their inaugural season. 

“I’m excited to announce my commitment to further my academic and athletic career at Rivier University.  I would love to thank my family and teammates for helping to shape me into the person I am today. I would also love to thank Coach Catron, Anthony Lorusso and the Little Flyers organization for giving me the opportunity to play.  I could never of done it without my teammates and parents pushing me every step of the of the way.  Lastly, I’d like to thank Coach Keating for giving me this opportunity, I’m honored to be a Raider” said Rominiecki upon making his commitment official.

In his rookie season in the EHL during the 2020-21 season, Rominiecki played in 32 games for the Little Flyers.  This year, Rominiecki earned a much bigger role with the club, playing in 47 games while scoring two goals and dishing out 10 assists.  As Coach Catron mentioned, Sebastian’s physicality and shot blocking ability really showed on the EHL’s top rated Penalty Killing Unit that operated at 91.5% this season.  There will be two familiar faces alongside the newest Raider when he arrives in Nashua this fall in the form of current Rivier freshman Brett Turner and Rominiecki’s current teammate Avery Arnold.

On behalf of the entire Philadelphia Little Flyers Organization, we would like to congratulate Sebastian and his family on Sebastian’s NCAA College Commitment to Rivier University and thank him for his outstanding leadership and contributions both on and off the ice to the Philadelphia Little Flyers organization.