Carolina Eagles Goaltender, Dominic Rodrigue (2000dob) and Defenseman, Francis Young-Menard (2000dob) both received a call up from the Rochester Monarchs on January 15th, 2019. The Monarchs play in the Tier 2 non-pay to play National College Development Conference. Both players dressed and played vs the NJ Hitmen and performed very well. Rodrigue only allowed 1 goal vs the top team in the NCDC in the half game he played and Young-Menard played a regular shift and performed very well. Both players remain with the club and will get in the line up vs the Jr Bruins this weekend.
Other Eagles players who were called up to Tier 2 this season were Ian Stonefield, Zac Horn, Parker Jones (all with Rochester) and Owen Gallagher and Bryce Pierce (South Shore Kings).
The Eagles continue to develop and promote their players in order to move them to the next level whether that be college or Tier 1 or 2 Junior teams. Congratulations to all of the above players.
Eric Daniel, Gus Hickel, Zack Barnes, Matt Miller, Mike Williams, Alex Lazier, and Ian Stonefield at Rochester’s Tier 2 Camp last week.
CAROLINA EAGLES BRENDAN UMSCHEID COMMITS TO NCAA D3 WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY
Carolina Eagles are proud to announce that Forward Brendan Umscheid has made a commitment to NCAA D3 Worcester State University of the MASCAC. Umscheid, a four year player for the Eagles Junior program, also won a U16 National Championship with the Eagles and is a Gold Medalist with Team USA Roller Hockey in the World Championship. “Brendan has just started to scratch the surface of his potential,” Stated GM/Coach Lincoln Flagg. “He is a power forward who can score goals. At 6’2” 200 he brings size speed and skill to his game,” Flagg went on to state. Brendan is from Wake Forest NC and is the son of David and Yvette Umscheid.
TYLER ROMEL MAKES NCAA COMMITMENT
The Carolina Eagles are Proud to announce that Defenseman Tyler Romel has committed to play for NCAA D3 Lebanon Valley College as a freshman 2018. “Tyler is one of the top Defenseman in the USPHL Premier. He will be a four year starter and an impact player at Lebanon,” stated Coach GM Lincoln Flagg. “Tyler has been a big addition to this years team, having played premier last season for the Springfield Pic’s, he brought that experience and leadership to our defense,” Flagg went on to say. Tyler is the son of Alex and Pam Romel of Pittsboro NC.
CAROLIA EAGLES SAM RENNERT MAKE NCAA COMMITMENT
The Carolina Eagles are Proud to Announce that Forward Sam Rennert has made a commitment to play for NCAA D3 Castleton State University of Vermont for the Fall of 2018. “Sam is a tremendous player. Tough, skilled, smart, and one of the hardest workers I have had the privilege to coach, “commented GM/Coach Lincoln Flagg. “Sam is a leader in the truest sense of the word. He hates to lose and holds himself and others accountable all the time.” Sam is the son of Bruce and Sheila Rennert of Raleigh NC.
NEDD-FIELDS MAKES COLLEGE COMMITMENT
The Carolina Eagles are Proud to Announce that Adham Nedd-Fields has made a commitment to play for Iowa State University ACHA team next season. “Adham came to us this season, after spending a whole summer Training, losing 50 pounds, getting stronger, and wanting to play college hockey. He is one of the hardest working players and has the drive get better everyday. We wish him all the best and know Iowa State will be getting a special player.” Stated GM Lincoln Flagg. Adham is the son of Michael and Shermaine Nedd-Fields of Washington DC.
CAROLINA EAGLE, McGRATH, MAKES NCAA COMMITMENT
The Carolina Eagles are Proud to Announce that Chris McGrath has made a commitment to play for NCAA D3 Wilkes University of Pennsylvania in September of 2018. “Chris is a 200 foot player and plays all three zones equally well. He competes every night and make the players around him better,” stated GM/Coach Lincoln Flagg. “He is the type of player that will make an impact as a freshman.” “Chris has trained and watched his older brother Patrick, who plays professionally in the American Hockey League for the Penguins Organization. He prepares and trains like a professional player and that gives him an edge every night,” Flagg went on to say. Chris is the son of Tom and Deborah McGrath of Shaversville PA.
CAROLINA GOALTENDER MAKES NCAA COMMITMENT
The Carolina Eagles are Happy to Announce that Goaltender Matthew Forslund has committed to attend and play hockey next season at NCAA D3 Lebanon Valley College. Forslund made his commitment earlier in the season after visiting Lebanon Valley and watching the team play. Matt has the best save percentage in the USPHL Premier. After playing for the Eagles in 2015-16, Matthew played last season at the Tier II level with the Turo Bearcats. Forslund returned to the Carolina Eagles this season because he felt with the Eagles moving to the Premier level he would get the coaching and exposure he would need to get the best opportunity to be seen and committed by a strong NCAA college. “Matt brings a professional mentality to his game. His mental and physical preparation for practice and games and his work ethic is second to none. His technical skill combined with his athleticism make him one of the best Goaltenders at the Premier level in North America,” commented GM/Coach Lincoln Flagg. Eagles Goaltending Coach and Hall of Fame Inductee from Western Michigan, Bill Horn had this to say about Forslund; “Matt is a quiet leader with great work ethic. He has been rock solid all season. He has improved his skill set throughout his years playing for the Eagles. He has a tremendous amount of junior playing experience that has prepared him for the next level.” Lebanon Valley College Head Coach Don Parsons had this to say, “We are very excited to have received college commitments from both Justin Hall and Matthew Forslund! Finding our goalie for the next four years was our number 1 priority. Matt has certainly proven himself to be one of the best goalies in all of Junior Hockey and we are extremely confident that he will come in and do an incredible job between the pipes. Justin possesses an incredible hockey IQ, skates very well, plays a 200’ game and his vision on the ice sets him apart from most players playing at his level. We will look for him to add scoring depth down the middle as a top 2 forward. Not only will Justin and Matt make immediate impacts for our team, but more importantly, they fit our character mold and will be instant assets on the Lebanon Valley College campus. I would like to thank Lincoln Flagg and the entire Eagles Organization for trusting in our program and Lebanon Valley College.” Matt is the son of John and Natalie Forslund of Apex NC.
CAROLINA EAGLES LEADING SCORER MAKES NCAA COMMITMENT
The Carolina Eagles Premier Hockey Club is happy to announce that 1998 Forward and Eagles Leading Scorer, Justin Hall has committed to NCAA D3 Lebanon Valley College for the 2018-19 Season. Hall made his commitment after speaking to Coach Don Parsons and visiting the school. Hall is an extremely quick, skilled forward with great athletic ability that has a goal scorers touch. He currently leads the eagles in scoring with 22 goals 17 assists for 39 points in 38 games. “Justin is a tremendous natural athlete who has become a tremendous hockey player. He has a great hockey IQ, speed and skill and can shoot the puck, “stated GM/Coach Lincoln Flagg. “We are thrilled he has chosen to attend Lebanon Valley and I know it was a difficult decision because he had a commitment to play Tier II next season. But with the strong academic ilk at Lebanon Valley, combined with the great hockey program that Coach Don Parsons has built, it was a no brainer decision for Justin. Lebanon Valley College Head Coach Don Parsons had this to say, “We are very excited to have received college commitments from both Justin Hall and Matthew Forslund! Finding our goalie for the next four years was our number 1 priority. Matt has certainly proven himself to be one of the best goalies in all of Junior Hockey and we are extremely confident that he will come in and do an incredible job between the pipes. Justin possesses an incredible hockey IQ, skates very well, plays a 200’ game and his vision on the ice sets him apart from most players playing at his level. We will look for him to add scoring depth down the middle as a top 2 forward. Not only will Justin and Matt make immediate impacts for our team, but more importantly, they fit our character mold and will be instant assets on the Lebanon Valley College campus. I would like to thank Lincoln Flagg and the entire Eagles Organization for trusting in our program and Lebanon Valley College.” Justin is the son of Jonathan and Jill Hall of Cary NC.
CAROLINA EAGLES DEFENSEMAN HALVORSEN MAKES NCAA COMMITMENT
Carolina Eagles Defenseman Brandon Halvorsen made a commitment to Lawrence University of Wisconsin, an NCAA D3 school who plays in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association along with such teams as Adrian College, Lake Forest University, and St Norberts to name a few. Halvorsen, a 6’4” 220lb, 20 year old from Minooka IL is a second year junior player for Carolina. He started the season playing Tier 2 hockey for Rochester. He was sent back to the Eagles in November and has been one of the top defenseman all season. “Brandon is a big kid who can skate. He has an NHL shot from the point and soft hands for a big guy, with a good first pass.” Commented GM/Coach Lincoln Flagg. “Halvy has really come on this season and has become a dominate defenseman in our League.” Brandon is the son of Mark and Michelle Halvorsen of Minooka, IL.
CAROLINA EAGLES SEND FOUR PLAYERS TO TIER II ROCHESTER
The Carolina Eagles are proud to announce that Defenseman Owen Gallagher (1999 DOB) and Thomas McGuire (1999 DOB) along with forwards Zack Olen (1998) and Roman Solcani (1998) have been called up by the Rochester Monarchs NCDC Team of the USPHL. Gallagher, who is from Chicago, is in his first season as a junior player for the Eagles, having played for the Chicago Young Americans U18 Program. “Owen is a strong defenseman, who is a smooth skater with strong offensive skills and a tremendous amount of grit and toughness. Understands the game well and brings a strong skill set and compete level to his game, “stated his GM/Coach Lincoln Flagg. McGuire is from Long Island NY and play for the PAL Islanders last season. “Thomas is one of the best skaters on our team. He has great balance and great offensive skills.” Flagg went on to say. Solcani, who is from Raleigh and a third year player for the Eagles and Olen, who is from Michigan and played for the Pens Elite U18 team last season, are both extremely skilled forwards with tremendous Hockey IQ’s. I feel both Roman and Zack are ready to make the jump to Tier II next season and hopefully will help Rochester while they are up there, “Flagg went on to say. “All four guys have tremendous character and ability.” “We are happy and excited to see these players hard work and efforts are being recognized and noticed by Tier ii coaches, stated Eagles CEO Jocelyn Langlois.