Yale alumnus Alex Lyon off to great start in AHL

Former Yale goalie Alex Lyon is having a great season so far in the AHL. (AP Photo)
Former Yale goalie Alex Lyon is having a great season so far in the AHL. (AP Photo)

 

ALLENTOWN, Penn. (WTNH) — Former Yale standout Alex Lyon has gotten off to a fast start in his professional career for the Philadelphia Flyers AHL team. Lyon is 7-3-1 in his first 11 career starts for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms while posting a 2.46 GAA. Lyon left Yale as a Junior and signed an entry-level contract with the Flyers on April 5th earlier this year.

In three years between the pipes for the Bulldogs, Lyon started 93 games and set program records for most career wins (50), shutouts (15), and goals against average (1.88). Lyon was the best goaltender in Yale history helping the guide the Bulldogs to consecutive NCAA tournament appearances in 2015 and 2016.