Atlantic Youth Hockey League


Long Island Royals alumnus commits to Vermont

Release Date : 07/13/2016

DIX HILLS, N.Y. – The Atlantic Youth Hockey League and the Long Island Royals are pleased to announce that alumnus defenseman Conner Hutchison (Hicksville, N.Y.) has committed to the University of Vermont for the 2019-20 season.

Hutchison spent five seasons in the AYHL (Squirt Minor through Bantam Minor); his last three (Pee Wee Minor through Bantam Minor) were with the Royals organization, where he won multiple New York State and AYHL championships.

“Conner was a dynamic player that was a game-changer for our program,” commented Jack Grieg, Hutchison’s coach during his time with the Royals.

During his three seasons with the Royals, the offensively-minded blueliner tallied 237 points (76 goals and 161 assists) in 191 games, including 110 points (35 goals and 75 assists) in 83 AYHL regular season games.

Following his Bantam Minor season, Hutchison joined Selects Hockey Academy at South Kent School.

After the 2015-16 season, the Sarnia Sting selected the Hicksville, New York native with the 237th overall selection in the Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection and the Fargo Force chose him with the 71st overall selection in the United States Hockey League Phase I Draft.

The Atlantic Youth Hockey League is the USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier I AAA youth hockey league of the Atlantic District. From Connecticut to Maryland, the AYHL’s membership is comprised of over 100 teams, representing four districts, and is spread across six playing divisions. The AYHL’s mission is to develop young players with competition, fun, and good sportsmanship, and move them on to the next phase of their hockey career. With a distinguished alumni list of players that spent a portion of their playing career in the AYHL, today’s players choose to play in the AYHL knowing that it is a proven stepping stone for those serious in their hockey pursuits.

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