WATERFORD, MI – Count Mike Moroso as the latest Metro Jets’ alum to advance to college hockey.
Moroso, who played for the Jets during the 2010-11 season, will play ACHA Division I hockey this coming season at Adrian College, a team that boasts several former North American 3 Hockey League players.
“I really just weighed my options and decided that Adrian was a good fit for me and not too far from home,” said Moroso, a 20-year-old forward from Macomb. “I contacted (Adrian coach Dan) Phelps and he pursued me from there. I know that Adrian is a school with high standards in academics and sports.”
Moroso said he will major in physical science at Adrian and that he’s “expecting to have to work for what I get hockey- and academics-wise.”
Last season, Moroso finished second in scoring for the North American Hockey League’s Port Huron Fighting Falcons and also represented Port Huron at the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament in February.
“Last season with Port Huron was very successful, but also slightly disappointing,” explained Moroso. “We made it to the Robertson Cup, but didn't achieve our goal of winning it all.”
Moroso recorded 14 goals and 38 points last season coming off a 20-goal season with Metro two years back. He wound up third in team scoring with 36 points in 43 games for the Jets and also led the team and was second in the NA3HL with four shorthanded goals.
”The thing that stands out from the season I had with the Jets was what I learned from coach (Jason) Cirone and just the experience of junior hockey,” Moroso said.
Other former NA3HL/CSHL players who played for Adrian last year include Ryan Bachman (Dubuque), Matt Zaremba (Cleveland), Shamus Finnerty (Quad City/Pittsburgh), Jeffrey Blackwell (Queen City), Jack Goodell (Toledo), Tristan Musser (Dubuque), Alex Dobrzeniecki (Queen City), Justen Mitchell (Michigan), Spencer Jordan (Toledo), Louie Ronayne (Chicago), Kevin Sunde (Dubuque) and Brandon Boelter (Toledo).
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