Voodoos forward commits to NCAA

Powassan Voodoos forward Conor O’Brien has received a commitment to play for the SUNY Canton Kangaroos, which plays in the NCAA Division 3 North Atlantic Conference.

Through 48 games, the Wilbraham, Massachusetts product has netted 15 goals 26 and assists for 41 points.

“It means a lot to finally commit to SUNY Canton,” said O’Brien.

“I really enjoy the school and the hockey facilities. I truly believe they have a team that is ready to win and I cannot wait to help them do that. Coach Alex Boak and Josh Corrigan believe in me and that really helped me on my decision. I can’t wait to finally become a Kangaroo.

O’Brien, 20, feels the decision to join the Voodoos this season was the right one.

“Playing for the Voodoos was the best decision I made, coach Peter Goulet and Josh Hardiman have so much knowledge for the game so playing for them made me a better hockey player,” he said.

Peter Goulet, Voodoos head coach and VP of hockey operations, feels the gritty winger has lived up to his expectations.

“Conor has been great for us since he arrived at camp back in August and he impressed us right away,” admitted Goulet.

“Conor has also been a leader in our room and although he was not named in a captains role to start the year, in January when one of our Alternate Captains left the team, Conor was named Alternate Captain to replace him. Conor has been great all season, and we are all very happy for him receiving this commitment.”

O’Brien is the third school commitment for a Voodoos player with goalie Kannon Flageolle heading to Suffolk (NCAA D III) and forward Liam Serviss heading to Royal Military College in Kingston (OUA).