Former Maroon Michael Douglas Commits To York University
“York ultimately stood out to me the most because of their business school, history of the program, and location. The team is consistent and competitive year in and year out which is something I can look forward to being part of and carrying on,” said Douglas, who is excited to live in the GTA.
Douglas spent the past two seasons playing Junior A for the CCHL’s Pembroke Lumber Kings. Last season, Douglas collected an impressive 16 goals and 45 points in 62 games.
With eyes on playing in Toronto, and having been in the CCHL for two years, Douglas still recalls his development in Chatham.
“I spent some of the most important years of my life in Chatham and I’m proud to say it will always hold a special place in my heart. Every time I drive down the 401 and past the Bloomfield Road exit I reminisce about all the fun times I had in the Windsor carpool going to practices and games, doing community events, having team soirée’s, and so much more,” he said of playing for the Maroons.
A member of the Chatham Maroons from 2015 to 2017 after graduating from the Windsor Jr. Spitfires ‘AAA’ program, Douglas spent 101 regular season and playoff games in a Chatham Maroons jersey collecting 63 points.
“Playing in front of such a passionate fan base, the relationships I was able to build with my teammates and coaches all had such a positive impact on the early part of my junior career,” he continued.
“Playing in Chatham helped set me up to take the next steps in hockey at the Junior A level by heading out to Alberta, then Pembroke, and now to York for the next chapter, and for that I am forever thankful. OUA hockey is very competitive and I know it is going to be another huge adjustment to make. I’m really excited to have the opportunity to play against, as well as play with such strong competition night in and night out. I am really looking forward to spending the next few years at York and hopefully growing as a leader for my next hockey family.”
The York Lions open their 2019-2020 schedule September 13 against the Toronto Varsity Blues.