Congratulations to Jr Panther Cheyenne Deeger, News (Central York Girls Hockey Association)

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Jun 10, 2024 | Sarah Bradley | 42 views
Congratulations to Jr Panther Cheyenne Deeger
Congrats to our 2024-25 Jr Panther Cheyenne Degeer, on her commitment to NCAA Division 1 St. Lawrence University Saints. Cheyenne is an outstanding student-athlete that is making a major impact with our Panthers High Performance (PHP) program. The St. Lawrence Saints have added a key piece to their future! We are so proud and excited for Cheyenne!

Congrats to our 2024-25 Jr Panther Cheyenne Degeer, on her commitment to NCAA Division 1 St. Lawrence University Saints. Cheyenne is an outstanding student-athlete that is making a major impact with our Panthers High Performance (PHP) program. Cheyenne is entering her third year with the Panthers and is making sure that she takes full advantage of her time here with us. She has always looked for opportunities to be a leader throughout her sport career and her time here with Central York is no different. Cheyenne has really developed into a tremendous leader in her time here with the Panthers. Each year she takes on more leadership roles within our High Performance program. Cheyenne always comes to the rink prepared to give her best and that leaves a mark on an organization. Her dedication and relentless work ethic make her a sure thing at the next level. The St. Lawrence Saints have added a key piece to their future! We are so proud and excited for Cheyenne!


For Immediate Release

(June 7, 2024 Aurora, Ontario) – The Central York Girls Hockey Association are pleased to announce that their 2024-25 Jr Panther Cheyenne Degeer has committed to play NCAA Division 1 Women’s Hockey for the St. Lawrence University Saints in Canton, New York for the 2025-26 season.

Cheyenne has been an integral part of the Central York Panthers Junior program for the past two seasons and will be looked upon to help lead the Jr Panthers in the upcoming 2024-25 season. Cheyenne headlines a strong offensive unit that boasts several Team Ontario High Performance players and is geared to play a fast, upbeat style of hockey that prepares these players for elite hockey opportunities. Cheyenne is a natural athlete who has always excelled in any sport that she dedicates herself to. Known for her relentless work ethic and being a multi-sport athlete, Cheyenne has shown that she can balance her demanding athletic workload and still excel in the classroom. Always looking to get better, Cheyenne is an outstanding example to the younger Panthers of someone who never looks for a shortcut. Cheyenne has used every development aspect available to her to create a competitive edge and that has allowed her to compete on a National level. She was selected last summer to represent Team Ontario at the National Women’s U18 Championship held in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. 

“I’m very grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given in the Central York Panthers organization. This organization attracts great people and great families that I’m very thankful to have met. I’m so lucky that there were such great role models here when I arrived - awesome older players to respect, follow and learn from on and off the ice. I am very thankful that Coach Steve brought me to the Panthers program and for all the time, energy, and passion that he, Mark, Jamie, Bri, and Carly have devoted to helping me and our team.

It has always been a dream of mine to play NCAA Division 1 hockey, and that dream has become a reality thanks to the amazing teammates and great coaches who have taught me so much and pushed me to be my best everyday. Although it will be hard to leave the Panthers program, I am beyond excited to become a St. Lawrence Saint”, exclaimed Degeer.

Chris Wells, Head Coach of the St. Lawrence Saints has been watching Cheyenne’s progress as a Panther over the past 2 years and is thrilled that she is joining their program.

“I am thrilled to have Cheyenne join the St. Lawrence Saints women’s hockey program. Not only does she bring great skill and a high level of compete but also exceptional leadership abilities and commitment. The Central York Panthers organization is doing an outstanding job in preparing players to be an impact at the next level”, exclaimed St. Lawrence Saints Head Coach Chris Wells.

 

Central York’s Junior Head Coach Steve Dempsey is ecstatic about this signing. “Cheyenne is an amazing person. Most people only see the player on the ice that works as hard as anyone and is a dynamic 200 foot player. But it is the behind the scenes stuff that really shows you the tremendous character that she has. Cheyenne has done so much for me and this program, I can’t thank her enough. She has taken on so many leadership roles and seems to have an endless amount of energy when it comes to doing something for the program or for her teammates. She has shown the players what it means to be fully invested in something. Cheyenne has set the bar very high when it comes to us looking for future players for this program. She has left a “Legacy” here and the players that will be here next year know that she will be watching them to make sure that they continue to build a program of excellence here. The work has only begun for this program but we are already so much further along because of the efforts of Cheyenne and others. I am excited for Cheyenne and her future at St. Lawrence. They are very lucky to have her and we will miss her tremendously. You don’t replace someone like Cheyenne. You are just very grateful to have had her with you for as long as you did!” 

Cheyenne is scheduled to start the 2025-26 season at St. Lawrence University in September 2025.

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