He’s alright with that. After all, the theme for this year’s South Shore Kings is that they are a team without superstars. In fact, all but one player (who had played in five games) had at least one point, and all but three had multiple points through Nov. 21.
“The whole culture of the team has changed,” said Flynn, a ’96 from Framingham, Mass., about 20 miles as the crow flies from the Kings’ home base of Foxboro. “It’s more of a team mentality. Everyone just wants to win and play for each other.”
That has resulted in a very impressive first two months for South Shore, in the tight mix for first place in the USPHL Premier. On Nov. 20, they were fifth with 33 points, five points behind the leading Islanders Hockey Club, and one point behind the defending league champion Jersey Hitmen.
“Because everyone is holding each other accountable, we’re all playing for our buddies and you don’t want to mess up, especially when you see your teammates go out, score a big goal or make a big hit,” added Flynn.
Since mid-October, Flynn has been on fire, posting 14 points in 11 games between Oct. 14 and Nov. 21. He went just one game scoreless out of those 11 games, putting up multiple points in three of those.
“I’m trying to bring it every single game. Coach [Scott] Harlow says I should be the best player on the ice every time I go out there, so I keep that in the back of my mind,” said Flynn.
“He is a very highly-skilled player. He’s one of our kids who added consistency to his game as well, and that shows over the last month,” Harlow said. “He is a Division 1 hockey player for sure.”
Flynn, who was once committed to Dartmouth, recently toured Holy Cross unofficially and has talked to many New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) schools.
What would he bring to NCAA hockey ice?
“My hockey sense and ability to reach the play. I can play at a high tempo and make plays at the same time,” added Flynn.
Flynn, who scored 16 points in 27 games with the Kings last year, has formed good chemistry with Michael Booth (17 points in 21 games). Booth played for the Bay State Breakers Premier team last year, before the Breakers sold that franchise to Syracuse.