For 16-year brothers Ryan and Connor MacPherson, getting a chance play on the same team in Leamington has been special and they won't be splitting up anytime soon. They are committed to playing for the University of New Hampshire.
The coaching staff contacted the boys last November after seeing video of their games. They scouted a couple of games and invited the pair for an official visit in January, "While visiting the school, I was amazed at everything I saw", said Ryan. "The coaching staff was really nice and made the visit really enjoyable. After watching and seeing what a game is like in person, I knew that UNH is where I saw myself playing".
Connor is just as excited to join the Wildcats, "The coaching staff was great when they attended our games and during our official visit. I felt a strong connection to the program from the start".
UNH has made it to the Frozen Four seven times in school history. The Wildcats were runner-ups twice including 2003, their last trip to the tournament.
The MacPherson's credit the Flyers for helping them land the opportunity with UNH. "Learning to play against older players made me push myself to work harder" said Ryan.
"Our entire coaching staff has been great and provided us opportunities to excel in a lot of different situations", added Connor.
The St. Anne students look forward to continuing their development under Flyers head coach Dale Mitchell and staff.
The MacPherson's were in the lineup Thursday night during a 6-3 loss to Komoka. The Flyers are tied with St. Mary's for third in the Western Conference with 44 points.
Next up: Leamington hits the road Friday night at St. Thomas.