’99 forward Matt Holmes, who The Mack Report projected as a 2019 forward recruit, decommitted from Merrimack over the weekend. Yesterday, on Twitter, Holmes announced that he was committing to Brown.
Holmes played for the Salisbury School last season, scoring 34 points (13 goals, 21 assists) in 28 games. This season he’ll likely play for Tri-City in the USHL.
Holmes is a New York native.
Merrimack essentially replaced Holmes on their recruit list with Joseph Cassetti, who committed on Tuesday. Ironically both Holmes and Cassetti are ’99-born forwards who are 6-foot-3 and were born in February of 1999. Cassetti plays for Waterloo in the USHL, but previously played for the U.S. NTDP on the U17 and U18 teams. Cassetti will become only the second full-time NTDP alum to play at Merrimack, following former goaltender Joe Cannata.
Excited to announce my commitment to play college hockey at Brown University. Thanks to everyone who helped me along the way. #gobears
— Matty Holmes (@mholmes1616) August 21, 2018