Hawks keep making moves, sign Pennsylvania high school standout Chronowski

by Matt Mackinder

The Grey Highlands Hawks have announced the signing of Pennsylvania native Alex Chronowski.

Chronowski is described as a player who plays a similar game to Pittsburgh Penguins forward Patrik Hornqvist. He likes to score most of his goals close to the net while making life difficult for the opposing goalie. He has a winning attitude and cares more about team success than individual stats, though his biggest asset is his speed and hockey awareness.

Chronowski has played varsity hockey for Wyoming Area High School since the ninth grade. During his senior year, he was selected team captain and led his team to the Casey Cup Classic championship. His high school team also made it to the conference championship his last two seasons.  

According to Wyoming Area’s head coach William Weiss, “Alex has been one of the more dedicated and coachable players I have had. He has excelled as one of the league's top scorers and as a leader, he is always eager to assist our young players while still working to improve his game.”

Aside from Chronowski’s team success, he has also earned a lot of individual success. He was selected to the all-tournament team as well as being selected his junior and senior year to the Northeast Pennsylvania Scholastic High School Hockey All-Star team as a forward.
Chronowski is a multi-sport athlete who also excelled in track, swimming and tennis. During his senior year, he was awarded the Iron Man award, which is for the athlete who excelled in three or more varsity sports.  His leadership transitioned to other sports other than hockey, as he was also named team captain for his track and tennis teams.

Awarded a track scholarship from Keystone College, Chronowski attended Keystone this past season. However, his love for the game of hockey was still there and his drive to play again was still burning. 

“This is my first year playing junior hockey and I am excited to get back to the rink and do what I love to do,” said Chronowski. “I am excited to be part of a great organization and am very grateful for the opportunity Mr. Magi and the Hawks are giving me.  

"I am excited to continue to improve my hockey skills and my game and I look forward to working with a great coaching staff this upcoming season."