Thursday, February 16, 2023

David Filak's commitment as reported by the EHL

A few weeks ago we mentioned David Filak's commitment to Brockport. Here's the official press release from the EHL:

David Filak, a goaltender for the Boston Jr. Rangers, has committed to SUNY Brockport for the fall of 2023.

The '02 native of Northville, MI joined the Rangers in late September, and through 25 total starts to date in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), Filak owns a record of 16-8-1 to go along with a 1.90 GAA and a .941 save percentage. The veteran netminder also has five shutouts to his credit so far this year.

"David came to us after the first 4 games of the season," said Rangers head coach and general manager Rich DeCaprio. "He is a huge reason for the team's success.  He’s a great leader in the room, and competes everyday at the highest level.  Brockport is getting a tremendous  goalie and person."

Filak is one of two EHL netminders that have committed to Brockport so far this season, as he will team up with Trevor Joule from the New England Wolves. Brockport historically has always been a heavy recruiter of the EHL, having committed at least one player from the league in every season since the league was formed back in 2013. Overall, Filak is the 40th player in league history to choose the Golden Eagles' program.

"Coming to BJR was a really good decision for me," said Filak. "When I first got here the team really helped me feel comfortable and confident in the way I play. The coaching staff has been incredibly supportive in helping me reach my goal of playing college hockey."

With a record of 23-15-2, Filak and the Rangers are battling it out right at the top of the East Division standings. Boston has six games left to push for the #1 seed in the upcoming EHL Playoffs.