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BROCKPORT STATE ICE HOCKEY: Folkerson commits to Brockport

BROCKPORT STATE ICE HOCKEY: Folkerson commits to Brockport


The New Jersey 87’s are proud to announce
that Kyle Folkerson has dedicated to play Division III hockey for SUNY
Brockport for the 2023-2024 season.

Folkerson, a 21-year-old ahead from Montreal, Quebec, spent two
seasons with the 87’s EHL group. Within the 2021-22 marketing campaign, he was acquired
by the group mid-season and made a direct impression by recording 11
factors (5g, 6a) in 16 regular-season video games. He then put up 9 factors
(5g, 4a) in 9 postseason video games throughout the EHL group’s championship

This previous season, Folkerson performed in 44 regular-season video games and
completed second on the group with 36 factors (12, 24a). He additionally
represented the EHL in its school showcase collection within the South
Division’s sport towards Lebanon Valley Faculty.

Head coach Adam Houli spoke about Folkerson’s dedication and what he meant to the membership during the last two seasons.

“Kyle has been an necessary piece of our offense for the final two
years, and to see him rewarded with a school dedication is all the pieces,”
Houli mentioned. “He’s an EHL champion with us, which implies he’ll at all times
be remembered as a distinguished participant for our membership. I can’t wait to see
what he’ll do on the school degree. He’s very dynamic and he shall be a
very sturdy asset to SUNY Brockport.”

SUNY Brockport is a Division III program situated in Brockport, New
York. Competing within the State College of New York Athletic Convention,
the Golden Eagles are led by head coach Brian Dickinson.

Folkerson mentioned his dedication and what it means to hitch the
Golden Eagles. “Since I used to be a child, I at all times dreamed of enjoying NCAA
hockey and now I’m lastly going to stay that dream. The lecturers and
hockey program at Brockport had been precisely what I used to be in search of in a
faculty,” Folkerson mentioned. “The teaching workers additionally made a implausible
impression on me and my household throughout our go to and all through the
total season. One other bonus is that I’ll have the ability to play with Matt and
Tobin, two of my shut mates from our 2022 EHL championship successful
group. Actually, I couldn’t see a greater match for myself than SUNY

Throughout his tenure with the 87’s, Folkerson’s most memorable second
got here within the 2022 wild card sport towards the Connecticut Chiefs. Down 2-1
with the season on the road, the 87’s made a ferocious push all through
the third interval for the tying aim. With simply over two minutes left in
regulation, Folkerson buried a rebound to even the rating at two. Then in
additional time, he scored a power-play aim to ship the 87’s to the Frozen
Finals, incomes the ‘Folks Hero’ moniker.

This season, Folkerson continued to develop as a participant and meshed nicely
with Charles Lavoie and Aleks Gamzatov, enjoying collectively for a lot of the
season because the group’s prime line and power-play unit. Folkerson completed
this 12 months tied for fifth within the EHL with 12 power-play assists.

Folkerson mirrored on his two years with the 87’s and his progress as a hockey participant in New Jersey.

“I can’t thank Coach Houli, Matt Kiernan and the whole group
sufficient. After I first talked to Coach Houli a 12 months and a half in the past, I had
been bounced round three different junior groups, and I used to be coming off
shoulder surgical procedure. He determined to offer me an opportunity and put me in a
place to succeed as quickly as I bought to New Jersey. With the arrogance
the teaching workers gave me, I used to be capable of elevate my sport to the subsequent
degree to the place it’s in the present day. I’ll at all times cherish my time as an 87 and
will at all times be a 2022 EHL Champion,” he mentioned.

The 87’s group wish to congratulate Kyle and his household
as he will get able to advance his hockey profession to the Division III
collegiate degree.



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