Northeast forward Reifler makes NCAA commitment
May 18, 2020
The Northeast Generals of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) are excited to announce that forward Ryan Reifler has committed to play NCAA Division III Hockey at Elmira College.
Reifler, 20, becomes the latest player from the Generals historic season to commit to the NCAA Division III level. The 6’2/207 lbs. native of from Binghamton, New York, was acquired just after the halfway point of the season and he added to the league’s most explosive offense right away. In 19 games with the Generals, Reifler had 12 goals and 19 assists for 31 points and was an impressive +22.
Reifler played two pervious seasons in the NA3HL for the Binghamton (Elmira) Senators where he posted monster numbers. He finished his 3-year NA3HL career with 222 points in 105 games.
Ryan will bring his talents close to home with Elmira in 2020-21. Elmira is one of the top teams in the nation year in and year out. Playing in the UCHC the Soaring Eagles finished the 2019-20 season with a 17-8-1 record.
“Ryan is such a great kid. We knew we were getting a talented hockey player when we acquired him but we didn’t know just how amazingly he would fit in to our program off the ice and within our great team chemistry. He made an instant impact both in the locker room and on the ice. A lot has been already written about how potent our team was last year. But the individual players that made up that team were just fantastic. Ryan came in to a very tight group of kids and was able to integrate right away. He worked incredibly hard and was such a great teammate. There is no doubt in my mind that Ryan would have helped lead us to a Fraser Cup Championship," said GM Bryan Erikson.
“We wish Ryan the best of luck at Elmira. They are getting a great player and person. He was so easy to Coach because he did everything we asked of him. He showed up, worked hard and produced night after night. Really excited for Ryan and his commitment," said Head Coach Darryl Locke.