Jamestown forward Frye makes NCAA DI commitment
January 31, 2019
The Jamestown Rebels, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that forward Alex Frye has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for the University of Alaska-Anchorage in the WCHA, 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) and 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 6’0/185 lbs. native of Hudsonville, Michigan native will be taking his talents 70 hours away to play at the NCAA Dvision I 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.
Frye came to the NAHL during the 2016-17 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 with the Rebels, Frye played 46 games scoring nine goals and totaling 25 points. Since entering the NAHL, Frye has played in 150 career regular season games and recorded 101 points.
“I’m excited for it and after four years it finally paid off,” said Frye. “It was good to this commitment and now I have some weight off my shoulders and now it’s time to focus on winning a Robertson Cup.”
“Alex has been a complete pleasure to coach. He is a great kid that we as an organization could not be happier for,” said Rebels head coach Joe Coombs. “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,”