As you know, we here at RtR are huge supporters of Tommy Frew as he continues on his journey to become the oldest rookie in the NHL. What looked to be a big break in Tommy’s aspirations (an invitation to join the Reading Royals last month), ended up falling apart. Now that the dust has settled a bit, we were able to get official word of what actually happened.
"Due to unfortunate circumstances Tommy was unable to join the Reading Royals on an Amateur Tryout. The ECHL ruled against allowing him amateur status due to his previous tryout in Europe despite Tommy having never been paid or signed to a contract. A professional contract wasn't available at the time and also wouldn't have allowed him to play in the playoffs.
Tommy would like to thank the Reading Royals and especially Larry Courville, Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations, for his efforts in helping him fulfill his dream of one day playing professional hockey.
Tommy is currently close to joining a team traveling to New Zealand for the summer to play and promote hockey there."
As you can see, Tommy’s got his irons in the right fires, and things are still happening for him. He is committed to not letting this setback keep him from reaching his dream. Keep checking back for more information and updates on Tommy as new developments occur.