The EHL NH Avalanche is proud to announce that veteran Dman Kyler Harding has chosen Plymouth State to continue his academic and athletic career. The Panthers are currently ranked 15th in the country at the Div III level and play in the MASCAC Div III conference. The team plays their home games at their on campus arena the Hanaway Rink and they are coached by Head Coach Craig Russell who is in his 9th season behind the bench.
Harding is in his first season in the EHL and currently leads the Avs dman in points with 19pts in 20 games and was part of the games during the EHL All-Star weekend. The 6'2 200lbs blueliner has been solid this season for the Avs and has been counted on in every situation so far. "Kyler has done a good job so far this season and he has a ton of upside. He had a lot of choices a lot of different schools had him on visits. I think he did it the right way going on those visits and than made a decision he was most comfortable with. I think he is going to be a solid addition for Coach Russell and a solid addition to the Plymouth State community. I am happy for Kyler and his family and wish him the best of luck next season," said Chris Cerrella.
The Wilmington, NC native is very excited about the success the Avs are having this season and happy that he made the decision to play in NH and in the Eastern Hockey League. "I am very honored to be joining Plymouth State next season. I felt really at home on my visits and realized it was the place I wanted to be for my academic and athletic career. I would like to thank Coach Russell and his staff for believing in me as an inspiring student athlete and giving me this opportunity. I would like to thank Coach Cerrella and Mario Martiniello and the rest of the NH Avalanche organization. The Avs is a first class organization that care about their players achieving their goal of playing college hockey. I am glad that I made the decision to play for them this season. I would like to thank Neil Liston and my billets the Forbes Family for everything they have done for me over the years. I would like to also thank my parents without their over all support none of this would have ever come true for me. Lastly I want to thank my teammates, without you all helping me and pushing me every day I would not have found the individual success I am having this season. Thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way. I am looking forward to finishing my season with the Avs and heading to Plymouth State next fall," said Kyler Harding.
With just 5 games before holiday break the Harding and the Avs look to continue their success on and off the ice. Stay tuned as their will be more college hockey placement announcements coming soon.