NORTH YORK, ON - FEBRUARY 2: Tyler Flack #17 of the North York Rangers skates with the puck in the second period. Georgetown Raiders vs North York Rangers on February 2, 2020 at Herbert Carnegie Centennial Arena in North York, Ontario, Canada. (Andy Corneau / OJHL Images)
June 22, 2020

2:18 PM EDT

By Jake Howorth, North York Rangers Communications and Digital Director. Image from OJHL Images.

The North York Rangers are pleased to announce that captain and three-year player, Tyler Flack officially committed to the Oswego State University of the NCAA DIII. He will play for the Lakers and attend school this upcoming fall.

“I am proud to say that even though I had the opportunity to pursue NCAA Division 1, U SPORTS and various D3 schools, I decided that the best fit for me is at SUNY Oswego. At the end of the day, Oswego offers me the best academic, school, and hockey experience and I am truly excited to become a Laker,” Flack explained.

The Mississauga, Ont., native made his name known in his final OJHL season. With a young and rebuilding team, Flack helped carry the load offensively. He tallied a team and career-high 26 goals and 64 points, while also posting six points in a first-round playoff upset over the Toronto Junior Canadiens.

“Being a Ranger the last three years has meant being part of a Family. Coming to the rink pushing to get better every day and enjoying every second of it,” Flack explained.

The now 20-year-old spent the last three years playing for the Rangers. Right from day one as an AP call up, he did everything in his power to help the team win. This translated to Flack playing on special teams and earning the trust from four-year head coach Geoff Schomogyi to be played in any situation.

“From the moment Tyler started as an AP with us we knew he was going to be a special player for us in North York,” Schomogyi stated. “Each year you could see he gained more and more confidence as a player, and as a result of that his play elevated every year he was with us. Tyler also did a tremendous job this season as the captain of a very young team and helped mold a lot of the young talent we have.”

During his career with the Rangers, Flack accumulated 49 goals and 63 assists for 112 points in 137 games. He’s ranked 18th in franchise history in both goals and points. Flack earned his stripes with the Rangers and worked his way up to ultimately earn the opportunity to play at the next level down south. Even though he is ready for the next step, North York will always hold a special place in his heart.

“The thing that I’ll miss most about North York is the team culture. Over the last three years I have never been apart of group that was as close as we were. North York taught me the value of hard work and mental preparation on and off the ice,” Flack explained.

Flack becomes the 30th North York player to commit to either the NCAA or U SPORTS since 2016.