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 influence 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 through 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 faculty showcase sequence within the South
Division’s recreation in opposition to Lebanon Valley Faculty.
Head coach Adam Houli spoke about Folkerson’s dedication and what he meant to the membership over the past two seasons.
“Kyle has been an essential piece of our offense for the final two
years, and to see him rewarded with a school dedication is every little thing,”
Houli stated. “He’s an EHL champion with us, which implies he’ll at all times
be remembered as a outstanding participant for our membership. I can’t wait to see
what he’ll do on the faculty degree. He’s very dynamic and he shall be a
very robust asset to SUNY Brockport.”
SUNY Brockport is a Division III program positioned 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 affix the
Golden Eagles. “Since I used to be a child, I at all times dreamed of taking part in NCAA
hockey and now I’m lastly going to stay that dream. The teachers and
hockey program at Brockport have been precisely what I used to be in search of in a
faculty,” Folkerson stated. “The teaching workers additionally made a unbelievable
impression on me and my household throughout our go to and all through the
total season. One other bonus is that I’ll be capable of play with Matt and
Tobin, two of my shut buddies 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 recreation in opposition to 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 objective. With simply over two minutes left in
regulation, Folkerson buried a rebound to even the rating at two. Then in
time beyond regulation, he scored a power-play objective 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, taking part in collectively for a lot of the
season because the group’s high line and power-play unit. Folkerson completed
this yr tied for fifth within the EHL with 12 power-play assists.
Folkerson mirrored on his two years with the 87’s and his development as a hockey participant in New Jersey.
“I can not thank Coach Houli, Matt Kiernan and the complete group
sufficient. Once I first talked to Coach Houli a yr 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 provide me an opportunity and put me in a
place to succeed as quickly as I acquired to New Jersey. With the boldness
the teaching workers gave me, I used to be capable of elevate my recreation to the following
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 stated.
The 87’s group want to congratulate Kyle and his household
as he will get able to advance his hockey profession to the Division III