Richmond Generals former youth player Tyler Weiss ( 5'10 165 LW Ls 2000 ) heard his name called at the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas, Texas. Tyler was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 4th Round with the 109th Overall pick in this years NHL Draft.
Tyler played youth hockey in the Generals Program for our U12AAA and U14AAA teams respectively. He was a standout player on our 2000 birth year team that was ranked as one of the top teams in the country at the AAA level for 4 years straight. Tyler than moved on to the Don Mills Flyers U16AAA program in Canada. Weiss was selected for the USNTDP U17 and U18 team and has played his last 2 seasons for the development program in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was reunited at the USNTDP with former Generals youth player Patrick Giles who also played on the U17 and U18 team with Weiss the last 2 years.
Tyler is committed to Boston University who plays at the NCAA Division 1 level of college hockey in the Hockey East Conference. Tyler becomes the 1st Generals player to be drafted in the NHL in our 7 year history of our program . Tyler becomes the 10th former Generals player to play pro hockey in our programs history. The Generals now have had former players playing in the KHL,ECHL,SPHL,FHL,and various European Pro leagues.
We are very proud of Tyler and his accomplishment of being drafted in the NHL this year. We are very excited that our program has been able to help him in his development along the way and wish him continued success in his hockey career. He is a good young man with excellent character who we know will do very well in whatever he does. Congrats Tyler , your Generals Family is rooting for you !
By Generals Staff, 06/21/18, 6:00AM EDT
Richmond Generals Forward Peyton Nash (5'10 185 C/LW LS 98) has committed to Liberty University. The Flames play at the ACHA Division 1 level of College Hockey and compete in the Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League (ESCHL).
Liberty is regarded as one of the top programs in ACHA college hockey every year. The Flames have 3 Teams for both their Men and Women competing at the ACHA Division 1,2 and 3 levels of play.
Peyton has played for the Richmond Generals U16AAA, Elite and Premier teams in his 3 years with our program. Peyton rejoined the Generals team after the Christmas break upon completion of his Missionary work and project he was completing that lasted 8 months. Peyton appeared in 12 Regular Season games scoring 4 Goals and adding 8 Assists for 12 Points with 11 PIM. Peyton also appeared in 2 Playoff Games this season adding 1 Assist for 1 Point. Overall in 3 years Peyton has appeared in 101 regular season games scoring 33 goals while adding 56 assists for 99 Points with 73 PIM. Nash has also appeared in 13 Playoff games scoring 2 goals and adding 3 assists for 5 points with 12 PIM.
Nash on Playing for the Generals,"Playing for the Richmond Generals these past 2 seasons have been ones to remember. I want to thank the Coaching staff for helping me in growing my game and preparing me for the next step playing college hockey. The Generals organization has helped me mature into a better player and a better person more importantly. I also want to thank my teammates that have made these past two seasons the most memorable. I am thankful for the opportunity of being able to grow and learn everyday with people I consider my brothers and my family now. I am very excited to be playing for the Liberty Flames next year and continuing my dream of playing college hockey."
Coach Lyke on Nash," Peyton is a great skater who uses his excellent speed to create turnovers and scoring chances for not only himself but his linemates as well. He has good hands and sees the ice very well which enable him to be a threat whenever he has the puck .Peyton is a very versatile player who can be used in all situations and play all 3 forward positions equally as well.Peyton is a young man who has a great work ethic, compete level and attitude that is contagious to be around and fun to Coach. Peyton had numerous Tier 2 Junior A offers and NCAA College offers for next season but made the choice to attend Liberty University because of the excellent education, values, lifestyle choice and hockey program. I know Coach Handy will be getting a top notch hockey player for his team but more importantly an excellent person that will be a leader both on and off the ice for his program.I am very proud of Peyton and his accomplishment and have enjoyed watching him grow up and develop in our program. I look forward to watching him continue to grow and develop next year at Liberty University. "
Peyton becomes the 18th Generals player to commit to a college for next season. He joins current and former Generals players Zach Jones ( UMass Amherst NCAA Division 1 ),Travis Broughman (Oswego State University NCAA Division 3 ), Ryan Kheir ( Becker College NCAA Division 3 ), Cameron Sangster ( Becker College NCAA Division 3 ), Taylor Urch ( Lawrence University NCAA Division 3 ), Peter Costa ( Anna Maria College NCAA Division 3 ), Adam Czarnecki ( Milwaukee School Of Engineering NCAA Division 3 ), Zach Pierce ( Worcester State NCAA Division 3 ), JT Kossakowski ( Southern New Hampshire University NCAA Division 2 ), Adam Backe ( Trine University NCAA Division 3 ), Steve Tettoni ( Worcester State NCAA Division 3 ), Mike Curran ( Aquinas College NAIA ), Alec Allen ( Lawrence Tech University NAIA ), Jacob Ugenti ( Mercyhurst University ACHA Division 1 ), Rob Ivy ( Oklahoma University ACHA Division 1), David Mitchell ( University of Colorado ACHA Division 1 ), Kory Mcenery ( Virginia Commonwealth University ACHA Division 2 ).
Richmond Generals Forward Taylor Urch Commits to Lawrence University ( NCAA Division 3 )
Richmond Generals Forward Taylor Urch ( 5'9 175 Rw/C Rs 97 ) commits to Lawrence University. The Vikings play at the NCAA Division 3 level of play in one of the top Conferences the NCHA ( Northern Collegiate Hockey Association ).
Taylor played for the Kirkland Lake Goldminers in the NOJHL before joining the Generals program two years ago . Taylor played for the Generals Premier team this year and was the Generals second leading scorer and one of the team captains. Taylor appeared in 44 regular season games scoring 22 goals and adding 20 assists for 42 points with 6 PPG and 3 PPA and 1 SHG and 1 GWG with 66 PIM. Taylor also appeared in 2 playoff games for the Generals Premier team this year scoring 2 goals for 2 points with 1 PPG and 4 PIM. Urch has played for the Generals program now for the last 2 years playing for the Elite and Premier team . In total Taylor has appeared in 74 regular season games scoring 35 goals and adding 37 assists for 72 points with 128 PIM. Urch has also appeared in 7 playoff games for the Generals scoring 3 goals and adding 2 assists for 5 points with 10 PIM.
Urch on playing for the Generals," I want to say Thank You to everyone in the Generals organization especially my Coaches for their continued support. Playing in Richmond allowed me the opportunity to grow and develop both on and off the ice. I will fondly recall these last 2 years I spent as a Generals player. I am looking forward to taking my game to the next level at Lawrence University for the next 4 years. "
Coach Szkodzinski on Urch " We are excited to add Taylor to our program . During the recruiting process and his visit it was obvious he embraced our program's standards. On the ice,his talents will benefit everyone. His vision,instincts,and goal scoring ability will certaintly make us better. "
Coach Lyke on Urch," Taylor is an extremely fast and skilled forward who knows how to score goals and make plays. Taylor's speed gives opposing defenders fits and helps him create turnovers and scoring opportunities for himself and his line mates. Taylor is excellent on special teams and excels on the penalty kill and power play. Taylor has the high end skills to help you win hockey games using his goal scoring or play making ability. It is great to see how much Taylor has grown both on and off the ice in our program over the last 2 years. I expect Taylor to be an impact player right away for Coach Szkodzinski and believe he will come in and contribute immediately to the Vikings lineup. We are looking forward to watching him continue to grow both on and off the ice for the next 4 years at Lawrence University. We would like to wish Taylor and the Vikings continued success moving forward."
Taylor becomes the 14th Generals player to commit to a College Hockey Program for next year. Adam joins former and current Generals players Zachary Jones ( UMass -Amherst NCAA Division 1 ),Cameron Sangster ( Becker College NCAA Division 3 ), Peter Costa ( Anna Maria College NCAA Division 3 ), JT Kossakowski ( Southern New Hampshire University NCAA Division 2 ), Adam Czarnecki ( Milwaukee School of Engineering NCAA Division 3 ), Zach Pierce ( Worcester State NCAA Division 3 ), Chad Lopez ( University of Wisconsin Superior NCAA Division 3 ),Adam Backe ( Trine University NCAA Division 3 ),Mike Curran ( Aquinas College NAIA ), Alec Allen ( Lawrence Tech University NAIA ),Rob Ivy ( Oklahoma University ACHA Division 1 ), David Mitchell ( University of Colorado ACHA Division 1 ) , Jacob Ugenti ( Mercyhurst University ACHA Division 1).