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Powell River Kings' rookie makes university commitment

Christian Maro will attend NCAA's Holy Cross following his stint in junior hockey
Powell River Kings' winger Christian Maro has committed to an NCAA hockey program.

Christian Maro is the latest Powell River Kings' player to commit to a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) hockey program. His destination of choice is Holy Cross, which is in Worcester, Massachusetts. Maro is from nearby Stamford, Connecticut.

"I am so excited," stated Maro. "You dream about it your whole life and the day finally comes, and it's a huge relief. But it's only the start; it's still a long time until I get there and I'm just going to keep improving every day."

The 18-year-old BC Hockey League (BCHL) rookie has scored nine goals this season, third most on the team, and assisted on 16 others through 38 games played. His 25 points put his among the top 20 rookie scoring leaders.

Maro is now the eighth active King to have a commitment to a NCAA Division I school, but he knows there is a lot more work to be done.

"The rest of the season I just want to keep improving every day," he added. "I can't get complacent and I just need to keep getting better."

Being closer to his family was part of the reason he chose Holy Cross, as well as the coaching staff at the university.

"My family is moving up to Massachusetts at the end of this year, and my brother goes to school up there, plus one of my former teammates is also committed there," stated Maro. "It's an up and coming program; they are doing really well this year and I just want to be part of that."

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