Green to Bring Hockey Talents to Merrimack
David Green, Grade 12, will be heading to Merrimack College in Massachusetts in 2025 to continue his academic and athletic career.
“Merrimack was an easy choice from an educational standpoint due to its amazing business programme,” says Green, who will graduate from St. Michael’s College School (SMCS) in June 2024. “The class size was exactly what I was looking for in a school, providing the support you need as a student-athlete.
“The hockey programme is led by an amazing group of coaches and staff, and I can see myself playing a big role,” he says. “They have a winning attitude, which is one of the biggest things for me as it is a dream of mine to win a national championship. They also have an amazing facility with everything you need for the sport, which was also a big attraction. The culture in the room that the coaches created was also something I was looking for in a team.”
Growing up, Green played for the Toronto Marlboros for his seven years of minor hockey culminating in being drafted in the fifth round, 88th overall, in the 2022 OHL priority selection. The defenceman is now in his second season with the St. Michael’s Buzzers Jr. A team.
“I joined the Buzzers after my minor midget year, which I believe was the best spot for me. Playing on the Buzzers for the last year was fantastic, and I am enjoying it again this year as I have been able to grow not only as a player but as a person.”
At SMCS, Green is an honour roll student and when he’s not playing hockey, he enjoys playing lacrosse with the Blue Gaels Lacrosse Team. Due to the pandemic, Green was only able to play two years of hockey on SMCS teams which included a U14 championship.
“St. Michael’s College School has been such a great school for me and has had a big impact on my education,” he says. “Also, being able to walk over to the rink and continue developing on the ice has allowed me to thrive as a true student-athlete.”
“David is a fierce competitor who commands respect from teammates and opponents alike,” says Angus Dineley, English Department Head. “He’s always looking to improve as an individual student-athlete and part of the larger defensive unit. It’s this desire to get better every day, even more so than his impressive physical skills, that sets Greener apart. I look forward to seeing him compete at the next level.”