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Little Flyers 2021-22 Youth Tryouts

By WB 03/25/2021, 9:45am EDT

Little Flyers announce dates and times for 2021-22 youth tryouts.





Level Date Time Cost



4/14, 4/15 5:45pm-7:15pm $125



4/14, 4/15 7:30pm-9:00pm $125



5/5, 5/6 7:00pm-8:30pm $125
15U Pure/16U 5/5, 5/6 6:15pm-7:45pm $125
18U 5/5, 5/6 4:30pm-6pm $125
Girls 8U





Girls 10U/12U





Girls 14U





Girls 16U/19U







Tryout Application:

***Pre-registration is recommended
***Registration will be 1 hour prior first tryout

What to bring to tryouts

* Non-Refundable Tryout Fee
* $500 deposit for all levels (8U Girls - $200 deposit), check made payable to "Philadelphia Little Flyers," to be submitted with Player Contract upon selection to team.
* No Releases are required for tryouts
* Financial Releases required only if you are selected for the Little Flyers and played for another Tier 1 organization last year.
* All players are encouraged but not required to attend all tryout sessions.

Aston, PA – The Philadelphia Little Flyers Girls Hockey Program, members of the Mid Atlantic Women’s Hockey Association (MAWHA), Delaware Valley Hockey League (DVHL) and National Girls Hockey League (NGHL) are proud to announce Grace Klienbach and Shayne Morrissey as the new Philadelphia Little Flyers Girls Hockey Program Directors for the 2021-22 season. 

“As an organization we are very excited to be able to add both Grace Klienbach and Shayne Morrissey to our Little Flyers staff and our continuously growing girls program,” Philadelphia Little Flyers Youth Hockey President Stephane Charbonneau said Wednesday. 

A native of Eustis, FL, Grace played for the Boston Shamrocks in the JWHL prior to committing to play NCAA hockey with Neumann University, where she captained the team during her Junior and Senior years.  During her time as an NCAA Student-Athlete, Grace earned Dean’s List Honors from 2013 through 2017, was a Presidential Scholarship recipient (2013-2017), a three-time ECAC West All-Academic Team Member, and was named Most Valuable Player in 2016-17. 

After graduating in 2017, Grace was drafted to the Toronto Fury in the CWHL, but elected to sign her first pro contract with the Connecticut Whale in the NWHL. In just her second season with the Whale, she was named an NWHL All Star. Along with playing in the All Star Game, she participated in the fastest skater in the skills competition.  Grace has signed for a third professional season and will be playing this year in the NWHL Bubble in January of 2021. 

“I am beyond excited to be working with the Philadelphia Little Flyers Girls program,” Klienbach said.  “This is such an important time for the growth of women’s hockey and I cannot wait to build upon the momentum.  I was once in their shoes, so it is an awesome experience being able to give back and help build the future of women’s hockey.”

Grace has worked with Delco Phantoms teams during her time in college, along with coaching group sessions and private lessons for Fairfield Ice Academy in Connecticut. She is a great role model for young girls involved in hockey and advocate for the growth of women's hockey worldwide. 

“Grace is a big addition to what we have been building here with the Little Flyers Girls Program over the past three seasons,” Charbonneau said when asked what the addition of Klienbach means to the Little Flyers’ program. “Going from having only two girls’ teams when we started, we are expecting to expand to nine teams heading into 2021-22 season.  Grace has strived for and earned success at every level she’s played at whether it be youth, juniors, collegiately at Neumann or professionally with Connecticut. I’ve seen this translate into her coaching career at a young age. She is going to be a major asset to our players and program moving forward.”

A native of St. John's, NL, Canada, Shayne played junior hockey in Canada before committing to play NCAA college hockey with Neumann University.  Shayne is one of the most decorated players in the Neumann University Knights history, In his first collegiate season, Morrissey earned the ECAC West Rookie of the Year award, was named to the ECAC West All-Rookie Team, and was Neumann University’s Rookie of the Year.  Shayne followed his impressive rookie campaign with several more honors throughout his career, including being a two-time ECAC West Second Team All-Conference member, a three-time Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team member, and two-time ECAC West All-Academic Team member.  After graduating in 2017, Shayne sits fifth all-time in career points scored with 108 points in four years for the Neumann University Knights.

Shayne turned pro in 2017, splitting time between the SPHL and ECHL, where he now holds the Evansville Thunderbolts record for most goals scored in a single season. Shayne is a familiar face to the Little Flyers’ organization and IceWorks Skating Complex as he began volunteer coaching with the Little Flyers as a Freshman in college in 2013.  This continued throughout his four years with the Knights as Morrissey got more involved with helping to coach the Delco Phantoms as well as rink run camps and clinics.  Shayne has been coaching for 11 years, beginning in Canada with Xtreme Hockey where he was a Senior Staff Instructor for 10 years before launching 14/94 Hockey Co. with Klienbach. 

“I’ve known Shayne for eight years now,” Charbonneau said. “He began volunteering his time at the rink as a freshman in college, and I’ve watched him grow in his development as a player, coach and skill developer for our youth players and pass his knowledge along to our hockey players of tomorrow.  I couldn’t be any happier to have Shayne as a part of the Little Flyers for the foreseeable future.” concluded Charbonneau. 


Essick notches shootout game winner against Predators

The Philadelphia Little Flyers girls U 19 team hit the road this past weekend for the NGHL showcase in Raleigh, North Carolina.  After the almost 400 mile trip, the Little Flyers hit the ice for game one of the weekend against the Jr. Canes Premier team.  In a tough back and forth game, the Jr. Hurricanes took advantage of the Little Flyers bus legs and a few favorable bounces as the home team took game one by a final score of 4-1.

On Saturday, the girls got off to a good start, jumping out to the lead thanks to a Sam Schultz goal that was assisted by Evelyn Pryadkin and Cyenna Martinez.  The Little Flyers then added a Morgan Thrush unassisted goal to jump on the Piedmont Predators early in the game.  Piedmont would battle back throughout the game and tie it up to send the game to a shootout.  In the shootout, Evie Hill put the Little Flyers on the scoreboard, capitalizing on her shootout attempt.  Down the other end of the ice, Little Flyers goaltender, Lea Grassia, made back-to-back saves on the Predators first two shootout attempts.  This put the game on Rory Essick’s stick and Rory would deliver, netting the game winner in round two of the shootout. 

Coming off of a win earlier in the day, Saturday night, the Little Flyers battled the York Devils in a hard fought game from the opening face-off until the final buzzer.  Evelyn Pryadkin, Sam Schultz and Lexi Poulin all found the back of the net for the Little Flyers in the game.  Philadelphia held the lead throughout the game, but York never stopped competing, eventually get the score to 3-2, but the stout Little Flyers defense and goaltending held off the Devils comeback bid, picking up their second win of the day.  Izzy McGarvey, Sam Schultz, Morgan Thrush and Leanne Sakers all registered assists in the game.

On Sunday, the Jr. Predators jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in a very fast paced game by both teams.  The Little Flyers didn’t let the early deficit get them down as they continued to pressure the Jr. Predators.  Sam Schultz broke through for the Little Flyers, scoring a shorthanded goal but the Jr. Predators were too much as they took the game by a final score of 5-1.  After going 2-2 in some tightly contested games, Little Flyers Head Coach Ken Deming liked what he saw in his team, saying “the weekend was a great learning experience for us, playing against some good Tier 1 programs, our team battled the entire weekend and never gave up”.