Jebediah Lindy’s trip from Sewell, N.J., to Glenside, Pa., was just over an hour long, but he’s changed worlds while making his big recent move from the Philadelphia Hockey Club to NCAA Division III institution Arcadia University.
After playing in 14 games and going 8-4-0-0 for the PHC, Lindy has already dressed for the Arcadia Knights and is looking forward to potentially making his NCAA debut soon this year.
“On Dec. 23, my head coach Adam Bartholomay texted me stating that Arcadia had a goaltender ineligible for lay and they needed a new one in their second semester starting this January!” said Lindy, a 2001-born native of Covington, Ky. “What interests me most about Arcadia, for hockey, is I get to play college hockey, something I’ve been working towards for a very long time.
“On the academic side, I’m very excited about starting what I want to do with my life outside of hockey - we all know we can’t play hockey forever,” added Lindy.
Everything happened so quickly for Lindy that he didn’t get a chance to visit the actual Arcadia campus until he moved in.
“If it’s as good as the pictures online then it is such a beautiful place to be the next four years,” said Lindy, in a December 2021 e-mail. “I plan on majoring in business, as I want to come out of school knowing how to start and maintain a strong business.”
Lindy won his first four games out of the gate for the 2021-22 USPHL Premier season, and he strung wins together two other times for PHC.
“My favorite thing about playing for PHC? Easiest question of my life,” said Lindy. “I have never been in such a good group of men that want to help each other succeed and get better and better every day. With the tremendous help from George Bozak and Adam Bartholomay, I feel my game has taken a step up. Specifically my hand placement, and my movements. Some things I’m working on are constantly working on my skating, playing the puck and reading the plays.”
He has persevered in one of the USPHL Premier’s toughest divisions, the Atlantic East.
“[The USPHL] has been a great league. They did really well with schedules and what not for hte part of the season that I was there,” he said.
The USPHL congratulates Jebediah Lindy, his family, the Philadelphia Hockey Club and Arcadia University for his commitment and the start of his college hockey career and beginning of his college education.