Verboom Leaves The Chatham Maroons

Michael Verboom commits to Mercyhurst University

Michael Verboom of the Chatham Maroons, will be counted on heavily for the upcoming season – Photo by Helen Heath

Weeks ago it was rumoured Chatham Maroons captain Michael Verboom would be leaving their lineup. That rumour came to fruition this week as the Maroons captain will not finish the season with his team.

Instead, Verboom will to be heading to Mercyhurst University, the school he is committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for in 2015-2016, immediately. Maroons head coach Tyler Roeszler confirmed Verboom’s move with CKSN Monday morning.

“The Chatham Maroons organization are extremely happy for Michael and the opportunity he has at Mercyhurst,” said Roeszler.

“He has been an unbelievable captain and teammate.”

As of this weekend, Verboom remained 7th in GOJHL scoring with 13 goals and 41 assists for 54 points in only 33 games this season.

A three-time participant in the GOJHL All-Star game, Chester Pegg Memorial Award winner last season, and Kevin McIntosh Award the year prior, Verboom has over 200 GOJHL regular season and playoff games to his name, all with the Chatham Maroons compiling almost 300 points.

A product of Iona Station, Ontario, Verboom is also a Chatham-Kent Cyclones alumni, having played ‘AAA’ for the system in 2010-2011 after being drafted by the OHL’s London Knights.

Through the first half of their NCAA season, the Mercyhurst Lakers hold a 10-6-3, and are 8-3-2 in the AHA.

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    Kelly 6 years

    Congratulations Boomer! Well deserved.