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Friday, May 20, 2011

Hoomaian going from Warrior to Spartan

Courtesy NAHL

The Michigan Warriors have announced that forward Justin Hoomaian has committed to Michigan State University for the 2011-12 season.

Hoomaian, a 20-year-old from Novi, totaled 17 goals and 32 points in 55 regular season games this past season. In the playoffs, he struck for two goals and seven assists in 16 games as the Warriors advanced to the Robertson Cup championship game.

“I’m excited for the opportunity I’ve been given,” said Hoomaian. “I’m so thankful to the Warriors organization and the coaching staff for helping me get this chance to play hockey at Michigan State.”

Hoomaian competed in the second North American Hockey League Top Prospects Tournament of the season, which was held in Ann Arbor in February.

“The Warriors organization is extremely proud and happy for Justin,” said Michigan head coach Moe Mantha. “He was dedicated to the team and contributed to the team’s success on and off the ice during his time in Flint, and he’s very deserving of this opportunity to continue his education and hockey career.

“As an organization, the Michigan Warriors are pleased that we can develop and help our players continue to advance their hockey careers to the next level.”

Hoomaian is the third Warriors player to commit to a Division I program, joining defenseman Michael Szuma (Michigan) and goaltender Robert Tadazak (Army).

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