By @MichaelCaples –
Max Sasson’s going to be playing a lot closer to home than he originally thought.
The Birmingham native has announced his commitment to Western Michigan.
“From the success of the program, to the coaches, to the facilities, everything about WMU impressed me,” Sasson told MiHockey. “Staying in-state was also a huge decision, and Kalamazoo felt like home.”
Sasson, 18, has previously committed to Maine. A strong first year in the USHL caught the eyes of the coaching staff in Kalamazoo, offering Sasson the opportunity to move back home at the conclusion of his junior hockey career.
The Honeybaked 15-Only and Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 16U alum played for the Brookings Blizzard of the NAHL in 2016-17 before securing a spot on the USHL’s Cedar Rapids RoughRider this past season. In 2018-19, he registered 17 points in 62 games, along with 49 penalty minutes.
He also made some headlines when he stepped up and sang the national anthem before a RoughRiders contest.
Extremely excited to announce my commitment to play hockey at Western Michigan University. Big thanks to my coaches, family, and friends. Proud to be a Bronco. #🐎 pic.twitter.com/ybTUALuHso
— Max Sasson (@Sassonboy123) June 17, 2019