Danbury forward McEnany makes NCAA commitment
December 3, 2019
The Danbury Colonials of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that forward and leading scorer Kyle McEnany has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for University of Southern Maine.
McEnany, 20, will join Southern Maine for the second semester in January. The 5’9/150 lbs native of Wylie, Texas, has been one of the most creative players on the Colonials this season, tallying 33 points (13 goals, 20 assists) in 22 games. His playmaking ability, coupled with his stick-handling and lethal wrist shot, have made him a valuable asset in Danbury.
“I’m excited,” McEnany commented. “It’s a really good conference to play in, plus they have Olympic ice, which is my favorite to skate on. I just want to show up and play my best and help the team win games. Southern Maine head coach Ed Harding is a good guy and really knows the game and I’ll soak up everything he throws at me.”
“I’m thrilled for Kyle,” said Colonials head coach Kevin Cunningham. “He’s an extremely dynamic player who has the innate ability to create offensive chances for himself and his teammates.”
Not only has McEnany proven himself as a scorer, but as a two-way player as well. Cunningham has trusted McEnany on the penalty kill- a unit that ranks fourth in the NA3HL at 86% efficiency- and on the blueline. McEnany has played his last couple of games as a defenseman with injuries testing the team’s depth, and looked far from out of place.
“He’s a fierce competitor,” Cunningham elaborated. “And he’s just a really good teammate. He’s going to be a tremendous addition to their program. I’m so happy for Kyle and his family that his hard work has yielded such a great opportunity for him to continue his academic and hockey careers.”
This is the first college commitment of the season for the Colonials, who are in their first season of operation. Danbury currently sits in first place in the Northeast Division at 12-12-0.
“The Colonials are definitely one of my favorite groups of guys I’ve ever played with,” McEnany added. “Cunny knows how much I’m thankful for him, and I’ll stay in touch with him for a very long time. Shoutout to [assistant coach] Brian Allen, too. I expect the boys to be better when I leave.”