Atlantic Youth Hockey League


Alumnus Malone chooses Cornell

Release Date : 08/22/2016

MADISON, N.J. – The Atlantic Youth Hockey League and the New Jersey Colonials are pleased to announce that alumnus forward Jack Malone (Madison, N.J.) has committed to Cornell University for the 2019-20 season.

A longtime member of the Colonials’ organization, Malone suited up for Delbarton School in the 2016-17 season. Malone scored 12 goals with 27 assists in 34 regular season games in his final season in the AYHL.

“I loved Cornell because of the rich hockey tradition,” he said. “With the history of the rink, the best fans in college hockey, the coaching staff, the beautiful campus, and the best education in the country, it made me feel that Cornell would be a great fit for me in the future.”

“Jack has a great work ethic and attitude towards the game,” commented Noel Rubin, hockey director for the New Jersey Colonials. “He was always a good player but really blossomed in his bantam years becoming a top player in the Atlantic District.”

Malone began his hockey career with the Colonials at the Mite C level and competed in the AYHL from 2009-15. He also competed at the Select-15 USA Hockey festival and was a ninth round selection (136th overall) of the Youngstown Phantoms in the 2016 United States Hockey League Phase I Draft.

“I truly believe, if he didn’t start in Mite C at the Colonials, he may never have gotten involved in the sport,” Tom Malone, Jack’s father, added.

Malone dressed for the United States in the recently completed U17 Five Nations Tournament, helping Team USA to its second straight victory. Malone tallied two goals and two assists over the course of the event, including one game-winner.

“The process was very exciting,” Malone reflected. “It was very humbling to be contacted by so many great schools. It was difficult to narrow down my options to just one, but at the end of the day, I was very happy with my final decision.”

“I saw no reason to wait any longer,” Malone continued. “I love Cornell and if I waited any longer, the opportunity could’ve slipped through my fingers, so I knew to take advantage of it when I could.”

Malone helped Delbarton to its 11th New Jersey state championship in March, registering eight goals with 14 assists in 30 games.

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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