Seacoast Spartans goaltender, Ty Franchi, playing at Lebanon Valley College.
Exeter, NH – The Danville NJ, native began his college career in January where he was named to the UCHC All Rookie Team.
“Ty is off to a great start at Lebanon Valley and I couldn’t be happier,” said Head Coach Brett Tryder. “It is never easy to lose a player like Franchi, in the middle of the season, but seeing a player reach his goal of playing college hockey, is what it is all about. He is a rare talent with the competitive spirit that it takes to lead a college hockey team. I am happy that he is off to a great start.”
Franchi played his AAA career with the North Jersey Avalanche and the New Jersey Titans and proved himself to be a high end prospect at a young age. Franchi had a .919 save percentage and a 2.65 goals against average during his time with Seacoast making him one of the top goaltenders in the EHL. He has had 10 starts with the Dutchman posting a .906 save percentage and a 3.64 goals against average.
Franchi reflected on his team with The Spartans, ” After a year of not playing hockey, Coach Tryder and Seacoast gave my a shot to play hockey again and I will be forever grateful. I couldn’t be happier about my decision to end my junior hockey with Seacoast and playing in Exeter and living with the boys at Hampton Beach will be something that I will always remember.
Ty joined former Spartan Jackson Legro at Lebanon Valley and will welcome current Seacoast defenseman, Bobby Hathcock in 22/23.