Max O'Brien Commits to Colby College

Warriors Defenseman Set to Join Mules this Fall

HAVERHILL, MA -- Max O'Brien, a defenseman for the Valley Jr Warriors, has committed to Colby College for the fall of 2021.

The 2000-born native of Milton, MA is in his first and only season in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), following a pair of seasons as the Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA. To date this year, O'Brien has tallied 10 total points in 30 EHL games.

"Max is the most determined young man I have ever coached," said Warriors head coach and general manager Ryan McGrath. "When you consider he only has 4 PIMs and averages 25 mins of ice time per game, you can begin to understand just how good of a skater he is, and how much he pay’s attention to his defensive positioning."

As McGrath mentioned, O'Brien has only amassed four total PIMs throughout the entire season, which is impressive with how much ice time he gets for his team. The Assistant Captain has proven himself to be reliable in all three zones of the ice, as well as in all situations for Valley. Overall, O'Brien is glad he chose the Warriors for his age-out season of junior hockey, as it helped lead to this moment.

With his commitment, O'Brien becomes the 6th player in league history to choose Colby College, and the 3rd player to do so this season.

When O'Brien arrives on campus this fall, he'll be joined by Derek Hessinger of the Railers Jr Hockey Club and Connor Blanchard of the East Coast Wizards.

Learn more about the Warriors on the team's official website, and check out the full 2020-21 NCAA commitment list.