The New Jersey Titans are excited to announce that Matt Cameron has committed to play Division I hockey at Niagara University for the 2020-21 season.
Cameron, an 18-year-old forward from Berwyn, Penn., played for the Titans in the 2017-18 season and recorded 38 points (22g, 16a) in 56 games. After playing a year in the USHL, he recently signed a tender agreement with the team and will play a second season in New Jersey. Head coach Craig Doremus spoke about Cameron’s commitment, and how he will be joining former teammate Ryan Naumovski.
“For Matty it’s huge. It’s a great opportunity for him, coach Lammers, Nicholson and Boschetto have something special going on up in Niagara, and I think Matt will only enhance what they’re trying to do,” Doremus said. “He’ll join former teammate and former Titan Ryan Naumovski once he arrives on campus, and we have no doubt that Matt will have a big impact on the Niagara hockey roster.”
Niagara University is a Division I program that plays under the Atlantic Hockey Conference, and is coached by Jason Lammers. Cameron spoke about his commitment and impression the school made on him when visiting the campus, as well as the prospect of reuniting with Naumovski.
“Going up to visit, meeting the coaches and getting the see the rink, I knew right away that’s where I wanted to play college hockey. Being with a kid that I know in Ryan Naumovski and played with two years ago is a bonus. It’ll be great to get back with him and hopefully have a good connection on the ice,” Cameron said.
He also said it will be easier to focus on hockey now that his collegiate path is set. Doremus echoed his sentiment while noting that the 18-year-old forward needs to put in his end of the bargain with a productive 2019-20 season.
“It does weigh heavily on the kids and it puts pressure on them to get it done. With that being said, it’s now up to the players to make sure they honor that commitment and uphold their end of the bargain by continuing to improve and get bigger and stronger while making sure their game stays at a high level,” Doremus said. “We have complete belief and conviction in Matt, and I think for him and Niagara, I think the most important and exciting part of it is that his best hockey is in front of him.”
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