MATT ANTHONY JOINS LEAMINGTON FLYERS’ STAFF

Anthony Joins Flyers Staff

Former professional goalie Matt Anthony has decided to join the Flyers staff.

He will be filling the open Goalie Coach position. The position became available when previous Goalie Coach Branden Robitaille, who had held the position since 2011, decided to step back for family reasons.

Matt, a native of Wheatley, has a wealth of goaltending experience having played in a number of elite hockey leagues. Matt suited up for the Flyers during the 2000-2001 season as an APJ while playing for the Wheatley Sharks full-time.

Matt then joined the Tecumseh Chiefs (now LaSalle Vipers) for part of the 2001-2002 season before he began backstopping the Windsor Spitfires (OHL) from 2001-2004. Matt then moved out East for the 2004-2005 season to play for the Yarmouth Mariners of the MJAHL.

Matt then spent three seasons playing CIS hockey for Dalhousie University. Matt began his professional hockey career in 2008 playing in the Dutch Pro League for three seasons.

Matt spent the following 5 seasons playing in the Federal Hockey League, and was briefly a part of the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL. Matt capped out his pro hockey career winning FHL Goalie of the Year honours for the Danville Dashers in 2015-2016.

His years of professional hockey experience will bring a lot to the table for the Flyers coaching staff in the upcoming season.

(photo credit – prohockeynew.com – Danville Dashers)

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