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Commitment Q&A: Merrimack's Matt Foget

by Mike McMahon/Staff Writer

'97 forward Matt Foget committed to Merrimack College last week. Earlier this week, we caught up with the speedster to get his thoughts on the Warriors, his style, and why he ultimately chose college hockey over the OHL.

CHN: What made Merrimack the right place for you?

Foget: "Their whole approach was straight-forward and professional. (They) made me feel wanted and appreciated, they had a plan and a vision and wanted me to be a part of it. At the end of the day, it more than felt right! It's a great school, great facility, great program and a great coaching staff."

CHN: Did you make a visit and get to check out the new facilities that were just built?

Foget: "Yes, we went down the weekend of October 26th and 27th and toured the athletic campus. Amazing facilities! We watched the game Saturday night against Army and loved the rink and the atmosphere. And then we toured the school further on Sunday before the drive back to Ottawa."

CHN: How would you describe your style?

Foget: "A highly energetic and offensive playmaking center. I'm told I have great puck skills and a great hockey IQ. I use my speed and puck handling abilities as much as I can."

CHN: Things seem to be going great with Gloucester so far this year, how has that transition gone into the CCHL?

Foget: "The transition has gone very well. I am with a team and especially a coach that trusts in me and has given me every opportunity to succeed."

CHN: Obviously in in your area the OHL is a big deal. Talking to a few scouts up there, they were shocked you weren't an OHL pick, but, did you always know you wanted to go the college route?

Foget: "It was always there and always a thought. School is very important and I want to have a set plan and future after hockey. When I was passed over in the OHL draft, it made my decision that much easier."

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