For Immediate Release
Jamestown, NY – The Jamestown Rebels, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that Alex Frye has committed to the University of Alaska Anchorage, effective Fall 2019. Frye becomes the fifth player to commit this season for the Rebels.
Frye, 20, is in his last year of junior hockey and is surely making it one to remember. He currently leads the team in goals (22), assists (17), and points (39). Frye is currently averaging a point-per-game. This is by far the most productive season Frye has had since entering junior hockey and there are still 21 games left in the regular season. The Hudsonville, MI native will be taking his talents 70 hours away to play at the NCAA D1 level. The Seawolves are a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). UAA has been a D1 program since 1984 and have made the NCAA tournament three times (90-92). Also, they were the Conference Regular Season Champions in 1987. They have had nine players reach the NHL, five within the past ten years.
The 6’0” 185lb. left-handed center was drafted #101 overall in the 2014 USHL Draft by the Chicago Steel. He played 55 games for the Steel in 15-16 recording eight points. He then came to the NAHL where he spent the entire 16-17 season with the Topeka Roadrunners, picking up 32 points in 51 games played. He played 14 games with them the following season, then came to Philadelphia to play for Joe Coombs and the Rebels. Last season in Philly, Frye played 46 games scoring nine goals and totaling 25 points. Since entering junior hockey Frye has played in 205 games (55g,54a).
When asked about his commitment to play college hockey at the D1 level Frye stated, “I’m excited for it. After four years it finally paid off”. Also, Frye had this to say about his junior career and going out on a high note, “got some weight off the shoulders and now it’s time to focus on winning a Robertson Cup”.
When asked about his commitment Head Coach Joe Coombs stated, “Alex has been a complete pleasure to coach. A great kid that we as an organization could not be happier for”. Coombs also added this, “we have been saying all along that someone will be getting a top-notch player and UAA is getting exactly that. Best part is, Alex has a 200ft game and is ahead of the curve”.