2020 Parkland Ice Hockey Seniors
Vince started playing hockey back in 6th Grade a little behind most of the
He has worked hard to make up for lost time and couldn’t be happier
with the direction it has taken him.
Vince would like to also thank his parents , Pat McKeon , Ken Doe ,Chad
and Tim for pushing him to be the best Goalie he can be.
Vince will be attending Lackawanna College in the fall where he was
offered a scholarship to Play D1 Hockey and will also be majoring in
Eric has been playing Parkland ice hockey for ten years under the coaching of
Chad Loomis. He has played every level from youth to varsity, making many
great long lasting friendships along the way. He plans to attend a 4 year college
that he has not decided on yet to study and major in business and to continue
his hockey career. Hockey has always been something that he is passionate
about and will take up any opportunity to get out on the ice.
Kyle fell in love with the game of hockey when he was in fifth grade as he began playing
in the youth program. He progressed through the program creating many special bonds
with his teammates and coaches each year. He has been part of the varsity team since
his sophomore year, and he has been a part of two LVSHL Championships. In addition
to hockey, Kyle has also played for the Parkland Golf Team during both his Junior and
Senior years, though he could not be more proud to say that he is part of Parkland Ice
Hockey. He would like to thank his family, coaches, and teammates for making him who
he is today. Kyle will be attending college after graduation from Parkland, and plans to
pursue a major in Health and Physical Education.
Unlike most hockey players, Evan started playing hockey a little later. In
the 6th grade he played for Parkland Middle School and the rest is history.
Evan has played travel hockey with the Phantoms Youth. He’s had the
opportunity to be coached by great coaches and has developed “a need
for speed” on the ice. He is now enjoying his last year with Parkland’s
Varsity team and has welcomed a hockey family with many memories in
the last 7 years. Evan has a true appreciation for playing with a pure team
and is proud to have played in the Flyers Cup, along aside with being a
part of 2 LVSHL championships. Evan plans on attending either Lehigh
Carbon Community or Florida Southwest State College to study nursing or
attend another school for paramedic training.
Luke was introduced to hockey in 2nd grade, when he came home from
school with a Parkland Ice Hockey “learn to play hockey” summer clinic
flyer. He loved hockey right away and began playing for Parkland Ice
Hockey in 3rd grade. Luke was also a travel soccer player, and kept busy
playing both sports. Luke missed several years of high school hockey due
to the demands of his Varsity and club soccer commitments. He is excited
to be back with the team to finish out his senior year. Beyond ice hockey
and soccer, Luke also participates in the PALS club. Luke would like to
thank his family, teammates, and coaches for all the support and
encouragement and for making Parkland ice Hockey an awesome
Julia started playing parkland Hockey in 4th grade. She played through
youth, middle school, and sophomore year in high school on varsity to play
with her brother Jake. Along with parkland hockey, Julia also played for the
Lehigh Valley Phantoms, NJ Rockets, and currently the Philadelphia Junior
Flyers. Parkland hockey was the start of Julia’s hockey journey and will
always be an important part in her life. Her most memorable moment at
parkland hockey was in youth when there was an all girls line. Julia plans to
go to a 4 year college or university and major in business.
Brendan first became interested in hockey after going to a
few of the Parkland and professional games. He somewhat
learned how to skate and joined the Parkland Ice Hockey
program in 2017, where he learned how to play from his
coaches and teammates. Hockey has allowed him to meet
the great people that make up the team and become friends
with people he wouldn’t have met. He is happy and thankful
for how the players, coaches, and board welcomed him to
the team. He plans to attend Penn State and major in
Cooper found an interest in Parkland Ice Hockey shortly after his brother
started to play last year. Having no experience on skates, and already
being a senior, he felt his best way to help the team was to assist in the
score box as a manager. Cooper enjoys playing soccer and has a passion
for bass fishing. After high school, Cooper plans on attending the University
of Alabama where he will major in Criminal Justice. He also plans on being
an Army ROTC cadet.
Mike started playing hockey as a Mite for the Starhawks in Milford, MA and hockey
became Mike’s favorite sport. As a Bantam he joined the NorthStar Selects in
Northboro, MA to play at a more competitive level. Mike also played for the Milford
Middle School team from 6th thru 8th grades, winning two league championships.
When Mike was an eighth grader the Milford High School varsity team was shorthanded
and Mike was invited to play with the Milford varsity that season. As one of only
eleven skaters he had plenty of ice time and gained a lot of experience.
As a freshman Mike attended Blackstone Valley Regional High School. He was the only
freshman to make the varsity hockey team. That team went on to win the
Massachusetts Division 3 State Championship.
Mike’s family moved to PA just before his sophomore year, and the Parkland hockey
and cross country teams became a fast way for Mike to integrate into his new
community. Mike started playing for the Parkland varsity as a sophomore, along with
playing in the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth program. He has gotten to share in two LV
Scholastic championships and play in two Flyers Cups. He was also a LVSHL All-Star
participant as a junior. Mike has particularly enjoyed the hours spent on The Pond
with past and present Parkland hockey players.
Mike is planning on attending college to study electrical engineering, and would like
to play club hockey there.
Lara started playing hockey in 4th grade after watching her older brother, Gus,
play for many years. She continued playing for Parkland through youth, middle
school, and high school on the JV and Varsity teams. In addition to Parkland
hockey, Lara played travel for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms youth for a few years.
Hockey has always been an important part of her life and as something special
between her older brother and her. She has also spent three years volunteer
coaching for Special Hockey of the Lehigh Valley Polar Bears team. One of her
most memorable moments of her time at Parkland Hockey was when the
number of girls on the team, outnumbered the boys, allowing for an all girls line.
After graduation, Lara plans to go to Penn State as undecided with pre-med as
a possible major.
Paige has been the varsity team manager the last two years and JV team
manager as a junior. Paige is hoping to attend Kutztown University in the fall,
majoring in the science field.
This was Madison’s first year as a varsity manager. Madison will be attending Montclair State University and studying marine biology.