|(above) Ty Loney will join the Pioneers this Fall|
Forward Ty Loney (6'3 185 lbs) committed University of Denver this coming Fall. At Denver, Loney will play alongside USHL teammate and New York Islanders draft pick, Scott Mayfield.
Ty was born into a championship family, his father Troy was a member of two Stanley Cup winning teams in Pittsburgh the early '90s. Hockey was a part of his life right from the very start, and the championship vibes certainly influenced Ty at an early age.
Loney played seventeen games and recorded two goals and two assists (4pts) during the 2009-10 season, his first with the Phantoms. This past year, Loney tallied 23 goals and 19 assists (42pts) in 54 games during his final season wearing the purple and orange.
Loney is described as a two-way forward; more skilled on the offensive side of the puck and ever-improving in his own end. To top it off, Loney was not afraid to drop the mitts in the USHL when the situation called for it.
“The USHL is a really good league,” said Loney. “The players are fast and really skilled; there is really no downside to playing in this league. Battling everyday in both practices and games against great players has really prepared me for my move to Denver.”
This Fall, Loney will study in digital media and marketing while he continues his personal development on the ice and the pursuit of the eighth national championship in Pioneers history.
“They have a great coaching staff and a great group of players,” said Loney. “There is always going to be pressure no matter where you are playing. Working with Scott will make things a little more comfortable but I feel that the real pressure will come when you are battling for playing time and a spot in the lineup.”
“We are very happy for Ty,” said Phantoms head coach Curtis Carr. “He is going to a top-notch program and he has worked very hard to get to this point.”
2011 Recruiting Class
D Scott Mayfield (Youngstown, USHL)
F Zac Larraza (U.S. Under-18)
D Joey LaLeggia (Penticton Vees, BCHL)
F Larkin Jacobson (Janesville Jets, NAHL)
D-F Wade Bennett (Wichita Falls, NAHL)
F Matt Tabrum (Omaha, USHL)
D Josiah Didier (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
F Daniel Doremus (Sioux Falls, USHL)
G Juho Olkinuora (Sioux Falls, USHL)
F Ty Loney (Youngstown, USHL)
2012 Recruiting Class
F Tyler Pham (Indiana Ice, USHL)
D Dakota Mermis (U.S. Under-18)
D Matt Van Voorhis (Sioux Falls, USHL)
F Garrett Allen (Unknown)
D Nolan Zajac (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
2013 Recruiting Class
F Brad Hawkinson (Colorado Thunderbirds U-18)
F Landon Smith (Colorado Thunderbirds U-18)
2014 Recruiting Class
F Jared Fiegl (Colorado Rampage, U-16)