Brockport’s Harley returning home to play

By on February 3, 2020
Andrew Harley has committed to play hockey for SUNY Brockport next fall. Photo courtesy of easternhockeyleague.org

Andrew Harley has committed to play hockey for SUNY Brockport next fall. Photo courtesy of easternhockeyleague.org

After two seasons away following his high school hockey career, former Brockport Blue Devil Andrew Harley has committed to return home next fall to play his college hockey at SUNY Brockport.

The 5’9”, 178 lb. forward led all of Section V in scoring during his senior season with 40 goals and 71 points in just 20 regular season games. He was named Player of the Year in Division 4 for his efforts one year after being named a First Team Forward in Division 3 his junior year.

He left town to play junior hockey for the East Coast Wizards in the Eastern Hockey League where he netted only seven goals and 14 points in 40 games in his first campaign, but has exploded with 19 goals and 50 points in 37 games as of January 28. His 31 assists are tied for fourth and point total stood him tied for sixth in the entire league.

“Andrew is far and away the most improved player on our team this season, and he may even be the most improved player in the entire league,” said EHL head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer in a team-issued press release. “The dedication that he has put in both on and off the ice has been tremendous, and this year’s results are completely earned.”

In the same team-issued press release, Harley stated, “I would like to thank Coach Meyer, Coach Falite, and the entire Wizards organization for everything they have done over the past two years; I would also like to thank my parents for allowing me the opportunity to chase my lifelong dream of playing NCAA hockey. 

“During my time with the Wizards I have made tremendous strides in developing my game. I cannot thank my coaches and teammates enough. 

“With that said, I’m looking forward to getting back to work … to make another push for Providence, before moving on to continue my academic and hockey careers at SUNY Brockport. I’m extremely excited to play for Coach (Brian) Dickinson and the Golden Eagles in the SUNYAC, a top team in one of the best Division III conferences in the country.”