Exeter, NH — Shea Flanagan, Captain of the Seacoast Spartans, has committed to The University of Southern Maine, for the fall of 2020.
The ’99 forward played his final junior hockey season with the Spartans after playing his last two seasons in Connecticut with The Connecticut Nighthawks, where he also served as the teams captain. The Weymouth, Mass, native is excited to be attending USM, and he is happy that his years in Junior hockey have paid off.
“Shea has been a great leader for our program. He is an old school kid with old school toughness,” said Coach Tryder. Tryder continued, “Shea is the last of the Flanagan brothers for me, I had his brothers Riley and Joe and it is my third year with Shea. Like his brothers, Shea is a great team guy with a high hockey IQ, I have no doubt that he will have a great career at Southern Maine.”
Flanagan reflected on his time playing junior hockey: “First I would like to thank the Seacoast Spartans and Kurt Mallet for giving me an opportunity to play out my last year of junior hockey. The facilities and overall management has made this organization second to none. I would also like to thank Coach Tryder for the past three seasons. His dedication to growing an overall person on and off the ice is unmatched. The countless hours we have spent together going over game film/strategy or just having life conversations have been the best three years of my life. Coach Tryder instilled a compete level in my game and never give up attitude. He has helped grow my game to a level I didn’t know I had, but more importantly helped me become the person I am today. I wish nothing but the best for the Seacoast Spartans and Coach Tryder going forward. I will always consider myself a part of the Seacoast Spartans family.”
Shea continued, “I am extremely excited to take what I have learned and commit myself 100% in continuing my career under Coach Harding, at The University of Southern Maine.”
Tryder finished, “Shea is ready for the college level, he has the ability to play in all situations and his leadership and overall knowledge of the game, will be an asset to Coach Harding at the University of Southern Maine. Ed is a great coach and he will enjoy having a Flanagan in his locker room.”