Thursday, October 27, 2005

Kentwood native commits to Merrimack

The Sioux City Musketeers have announced forward Matt Jones has committed to Merrimack College for next fall.

Jones, from Kentwood, is a first-year skater with the Musketeers and is currently fifth in scoring on the team with two goals and four assists for six points in 10 games. Last year, Jones played with the Soo Indians of the NAHL and tallied 17 goals among 37 points.

Sioux City coach-GM Dave Siciliano recalled how Marty Quarters, a former assistant coach with the Muskies and current assistant with Merrimack, had recruited Jones initially for the Musketeers.

“Marty really liked Matt and thought he was a good fit for our organization," Siciliano said. “Marty moving on to Merrimack certainly helped him land Jones in that organization.”

Siciliano went on to state that Jones should have a fine year in Sioux City.

“Matt is off to a good start," Siciliano said. "He’s a power forward who’s at his best when he’s physically involved on the ice. We expect Matt to contribute goals and big hits for our team.”

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