February 22, 2017
In a new video series for the 2016-17 season, the North American Hockey League (NAHL) is please to feature their extensive list of alumni in the NHL, NCAA and beyond in a new series entitled the NAHL Now: Alumni Series.
The NAHL Now: Alumni Series will be a regular video segment that highlights an alumni of the NAHL, who are currently playing in the NHL, NCAA or elsewhere as we try and catch up with their current situation, as well as, take a look back during their time playing in the NAHL.
We also try and get some feedback from coaches who constantly scout the league looking for players and who have made a lasting impact on the league
During a recent trip out East, the NAHL stopped by Robert Morris University to catch up with some of the several alumni on the team. One of those alumni is former NAHL and Johnstown Tomahawks forward Luke Lynch, who is in his freshman season with the Colonials.
"You have to come to work every day in order to succeed. I think the NAHL prepared us for college hockey because you have a schedule and responsibilities that are outside of hockey. The events were great. You see every NCAA and NHL team and it really inspires a player." -Luke Lych
Lynch played two seasons in the NAHL for the Tomahawks from 2014-16. In 113 career NAHL games, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native recorded 78 points. Last season, he tied for the team scoring lead with 56 points and played in the 2016 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the NAHL Selects.
Two days ago, Lynch was named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week. Lynch tallied two goals and an assist last weekend against in-state rival Mercyhurst. Lynch recorded a two-goal game on the road in Friday's 7-4 loss to the Lakers and picked up an assist in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win. Lynch is now sixth on the Colonials team in scoring, with eight goals and nine assists for 17 points. 13 of Lynch's points have come during conference play.