Aston, PA – The Philadelphia Little Flyers, members of the Eastern Hockey League are proud to announce longtime Little Flyer Jack Costabile has been named captain of the defending South Division Champions for the 2023-24 season. Costabile, a 6ft 195lb defenseman from Devon, PA enters his 5th season in Little Flyers orange and black.
A three-year player at the 18U level under Head Coach Dave Dorman, Costabile earned NAPHL 18U First All-Star team honors during the 2019-20 season. In 2021-22 he helped lead the Little Flyers to an AYHL Championship, Atlantic District Championship, and a USA Hockey Nationals appearance. “Jack is everything you want as a captain to lead a team to where we want to be at the end of March” said Little Flyers EHL Head Coach and General Manager Mark Catron. “He’s the ultimate competitor on the ice, handles his business in the weightroom and is a 4.0 student in the classroom. Jack had a great rookie season for us and as we got into training camp you could see he was the guy setting the example and leading the group. It was special last year to have Shane Green leading us as a longtime member of this organization and we feel the same way about Jack having the Captain’s C on his chest as we move into the regular season” Concluded Catron.
In his rookie season, Costabile played in 54 games, scoring 12 goals and adding 28 assists from the blueline. His biggest goal came in front of a packed crowd on home ice at IceWorks when he scored the overtime game winner in game one of the South Division finals against Team Maryland. His play on the ice earned him EHL All-Rookie team honors.
“After five years of being a Little Flyer, I am extremely honored to be named captain for this upcoming season. I want to thank Coach Catron for putting his confidence in me to lead this great group of guys. I am looking forward to seeing how this year unfolds and pushing this group to win a championship” said Costabile after learning the news of his captaincy late last week.
Costabile and his Little Flyers EHL team are back in action at home this Friday night September 22nd at 7:00 PM as the Little Flyers host the PA Huntsmen. The first 200 Little Flyers fans will receive a free FlyWithUs rally towel.