My Maine Hockey Journal story
NEWARK, NJ – The New Jersey Rockets are proud to announce that U19 forward A.J. Drobot
(’98 birth year/Churchville, PA) has committed to the University of
Maine to continue his academic and playing career. Drobot is the second
’98 birth year player playing for the U19 Elite program to announce his
college plans as defenseman Cam Dineen (’98 birth year/Toms River, NJ) announced for Yale University earlier in the season.
“I’m very excited to be a part of such a great program and to one day play for legendary Head Coach Red Gendron,” Drobot said. “I’m excited to be a part of the Maine hockey community.”
The Churchville native has suited up for forty-eight
games this season for the Rockets picking up thirty-one goals and
seventeen assists. The thirty-one goals currently leads the entire
Rockets junior program.
“They came out and watched a few of my games,” Drobot
reflected. “I had a two-goal performance in an exhibition game at
UMASS-Lowell followed by, what I felt, was a strong performance in an
exhibition game versus the New England Wolves and once they offered, I
knew it was the place for me.”
“A.J. has proven himself to be a dynamic goal scorer at
the junior level despite only being a ’99 birth year,” said Rockets
Head Coach and Director of Player Development Bob Thornton.
“Maine is receiving a great hockey player who plays a physical game
with a scoring touch and is among the top ‘98 birth year forwards in the
district, and in the country. We expect great things from him down the
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