Duryea’s Ryan Flanagan has been selected Rookie of the Year of a junior hockey league for the second straight year.
Flanagan, an 18-year-old forward, stayed closer to home this season, playing for the Wilkes-Barre Miners of the new North American 3 Eastern Hockey League, following offseason shoulder surgery.
After earning Metropolitan Junior Hockey League Rookie of the Year honors in 2014-15 with the Vermont Lumberjacks, Flanagan took the same award in the NA3EHL for his play with the Miners.
Flanagan averaged two points per game, producing 43 goals, 31 assists and a plus-33 rating despite playing in just 37 games. He led the team in scoring by 29 points.
The 43 goals led the NA3EHL.
Flanagan also played in the NA3HL Showcase, scoring five points in three games for the West Division team in a series designed to expose the league’s best players to scouts from higher-level teams.
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