2010-07-23 / Sports

New York A’s Add Depth To Blueline, Forwards

Tyler Lyon Tyler Lyon Rob Miller, head coach and president of the Federal Hockey League’s New York Aviators, is proud to announce the signing of defenseman Tyler Lyon for the Aviators’ upcoming 2010-11 season.

Lyon, the 6’-0”, 180-pound blueliner, hails from Foxboro, Ontario. He joined the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League (OPJHL) for five seasons before being recruited by Division III school SUNY-Oswego where he appeared in 105 games and posted 48 points. Lyon graduated from Oswego earlier this year.

Miller commented, “Tyler [Lyon] played four years at SUNY-Oswego, which is a very distinguished Division III school. I believe he will be a great asset to our team, and I look forward seeing what he can do.”

Miller also announced the signing of forward Matt Puntureri (Pon-ter-ray).

A native of Wampum, Pennsylvania, Puntureri played for four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The 5’-11” forward then moved to the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League (OPJHL) during the 2005-06 season before a short term in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) with the Toledo Storm.

Afterwards, Puntureri joined the Twin City Cyclones of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) for two seasons where he appeared in 66 games and posted 48 points. He then moved to the Jersey Rockhoppers of the Eastern Professional Hockey League (EPHL) where he added 44 points in 24 games. Last season, Puntureri played in France with the Morzine Avoriaz Penguins.

“Matt [Puntureri] is a very dynamic player with a knack for putting the puck in the net. We are happy to have him join our team,” Miller said. The New York A’s will take to the ice this fall at Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, New York.

A’s Notes: Season tickets, Flex Plans, and VIP packages are on sale now. They can be reserved by calling the A’s at 718-758-7580. Visit www.new yorkaviators.com.

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