AOTW: Donald Flynn, freshman ice hockey player

The Beacon: Male Athlete of the Week Oct. 26 – Nov. 1 Why Donald Flynn was selected: Flynn earned two honors after the inagural weekend of men’s ice hockey, being named the MAC Offensive Player of the Week and the UCHC Rookie of the Week. Flynn totaled five points on two goals and three assists and had a +2 rating in Wilkes’s 1-1 opening weekend against SUNY Canton, scoring the historic first-ever goal for Wilkes men’s ice hockey.


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Freshman ice hockey player Donald Flynn

Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor

Name: Donny Flynn

Year: Freshman

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Randolph, NJ

High School: Pope John HS

Position: Forward

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

I wanted to come to Wilkes because of the opportunity to earn an education while playing the sport that I love again.

Post-graduation plans in terms of a career?

Unfortunately, I still have no idea what I plan to do after graduting.

What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The chicken.

Favorite building on campus?

My favorite building would have to be Stark … only because of the POD.

Coke or Pepsi?

I’ve never had soda before, so no preference.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

This season, I hope to help establish a winning and respectable tradition.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I’d say I learned to skate when I was four and started playing hockey when I was five.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

My favorite thing to do during practice is to score goals.

If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?

Nothing. I think we have an amazing set-up.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field? 

Off the field, I like to watch stand-up comedy, hangout with my friends and listen to music.

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

I like to eat a southwest wrap from the POD.

Most influential person in your life?

The most influential person in my life is my dad.

If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?

Gordie Howe.

A quote you live your life by?

A quote I live my life by is, “Someone’s gotta do it.”

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

To me, “Be Colonel” means believing in yourself and your own ability to lead yourself and others.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

Just the boys on the team.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor