June 27, 2013

Matt Williams to Play College Hockey in 2013-2014

We've been working hard to find out what former Tomahawks' players will playing next season. More importantly we've been trying to keep tabs on players that aged out of the junior hockey program. One of those players that we reported on in an earlier blog post was Tomahawks' forward, Mike Sandor.

This time we're able to report about another Tomahawks' player, Matt Williams. Williams will play next season for Lake Forest Foresters, which is a D3 program that plays in the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association. The Foresters last season had a record of 10-12-5.

Williams spent most of his junior hockey career playing in the NAHL. In 2011-2012 he played for the Michigan Warriors, were he didn't register any points in three games. He spent the rest of the season playing for the Odessa Jackalopes, were he appeared in 43 games, scoring 14 points (3 goals, 11 assists).

During the 2012-2013 season, Williams played for two more teams in the NAHL. He started the season with the Coulee Region Chill, were he scored 18 points (8 goals, 10 assists) in 41 games. He was then traded to the Johnstown Tomahawks, were he played a total of 14 games, registering two points, both assists, and both in the same game. That game was on 3/1/2013 at Springfield, a game the Tomahawks won, 4-2.

"My time in Johnstown was the best experience I've ever had in my hockey career, I would do almost anything to be able to come back and play again" said Williams.

Williams joins, Sandor, Truehl, and Nelson, who played for the Tomahawks last season and will continue playing hockey at the college level next season. Former Tomahawks' defenseman, Ian Spencer has a college commitment but will play one last season in the NAHL, for Corpus Christi.

We here at TheTomablog wish Williams all the best and will post updates of his season, and the other college committed players as their season's progress.

1 comment:

Eric Knopsnyder said...

Congrats, Matt! We loved having you here and wish you could come back as well.