Atlantic Youth Hockey League


Hartmetz commits to Boston College

Release Date : October 3, 2016

PHOENIXVILLE, PA – The Atlantic Youth Hockey League and the Valley Forge Minutemen are pleased to announce that alumna defenseman Hadley Hartmetz (Phoenixville, PA) has committed to Boston College for the 2019-20 season.

Hartmetz spent five seasons in the AYHL, skating with Valley Forge for her Squirt Minor and Bantam Major seasons, and with the Philadelphia Junior Flyers for her Squirt Major through Pee Wee Major seasons.

“(Hadley) is a true competitor,” commented Andrew Rummel, Hartmez’s Bantam Major coach. “She works extremely hard on developing her skill set and knowledge of the game. However, it is her strength of character that is her greatest asset and will serve her well when she competes for Boston College.”

Boston College women's hockey skates in the Hockey East conference. The program has seven NCAA tournament appearances and has reached the Frozen Four on six occassions. The Eagles have claimed three Hockey East regular season championships and two Hockey East postseason crowns. 

Following her 2015-16, Hartmetz advanced to the prestigious Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, where the defenseman is helping the program defend its 16U and 19U national championships.

“From the time I saw a BC-Princeton game when I was little, I pictured myself putting on the Boston College jersey and now my dreams are becoming a reality,” Hartmetz said. “I am honored to have the opportunity to play for a top college that is very successful. I am looking forward to playing for a great coaching staff that will teach and support me, and help me be the best player I can be. I hope to help the team continue its success and to be a leader on the team.”

Hartmetz was the only female competitor in the AYHL’s Bantam Major division during the 2015-16 season, where she registered a pair of goals and six assists in 29 regular season games. The Phoenixville, Pennsylvania resident represented Valley Forge and the AYHL at three Atlantic District camps and was an invitee to the 15U National Camp.

“I am so thankful to have played boys hockey in the AYHL for 6 years,” Hartmetz added. “It is a very competitive league that has so many amazing players. I am thankful for all the coaches, teammates, and opponents that pushed me to become a better player and to always keep striving for more!"

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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