Matt Cunningham Putting In The Work With Potomac
2021 will be a loss of a season for many.
Chatham’s Matt Cunningham however, found another option by heading to the USA to play in the USPHL
“I chose to go to the USPHL because it’s one of the only leagues currently playing,” said Cunningham, who signed to play with the USPHL’s Potomac Patriots.
“Each day it seemed less likely that the GOJHL was going to play as extensions of lockdowns were repeatedly being pushed back, and the trade deadline for the USPHL was closing in.”
Cunningham, who split last season between the GOJHL’s Sarnia Legionnaires and PJHL’s Blenheim Blades, was slated to play this season for the Chatham Maroons.
Instead, he’s happy to be on the ice with Potomac, and continuing to improve his game.
“I’m hoping to improve and keep improving so that when I come back to join the Maroons I can hit the ice running. I want to be the best player I can be, and I figured this was the best step to develop during these times.”
Like most players this season, Cunningham has had to find ways to stay ready for game action, which he’s now luckily getting with Potomac.
“During the pandemic I’ve been working out and running a ton to keep myself in shape for any kind of season. I can’t control the pandemic, so my only job is to be ready for the possibility of an upcoming season,” said Cunningham.
“Joining Potomac and playing again has been a blast, just to hit the ice again and play competitively has felt amazing,” said Cunningham who has suited up in 6 games with Potomac.