The Lloydminster Jr. 'A' Bobcats are proud to announce that 20 year old forward Topher Flanagan has accepted a scholarship and is committed to play for the Amherst College Men's Ice Hockey Program. Amherst College plays in the New England Small College Atheletic Conference (Div. III).
Flanagan (Edmonton, AB) led the team in scoring in the 2011-2012 season with 29 goals and 27 assists for 56 points in 60 games played. The Bobcats originally acquired Topher in a trade with the St. Albert Steel midway through the 2010-2011 season. Topher played with the Canmore Eagles for two season before joining the Steel at the beginning of the 2010-2011 season. Over his four year Jr. 'A' career, Topher accumulated 52 goals and 69 assists for 121 points in 221 games played. Topher earned the 2011-2012 team awards for Most Improved Player, Top Playoff Performer, and Academic Player of the Year, and was also named the recipient of the 2012 Enerflex AJHL Scholarship.
Last year Amhurst had its best season in program history, advancing to the Frozen Four for the first time ever.
The Bobcats organization would like to congratulate Topher and his family and wish him all the best in his future endeavours both academically and athletically.
The Bobcats have now committed eleven players from the team's 2011-2012 roster to post-secondary hockey programs, the most in team history. With Topher's commitment, the Bobcats have now successfully committed all 20 year old players wishing to play hockey at the post-secondary level.