Adam O’Marra of the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Trenton Golden Hawks (photo credit – Amy Deroche | OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the NCAA Division I Robert Morris in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania beginning with the 2024-25 season.
“I am thrilled by making my commitment,” O’Marra said on Trenton’s website. “I will be looking to major in finance or economics or business. That was one of the reasons that I chose the OJHL – the ability to move onto the NCAA. The league has an educational priority. Since the league plays fewer games than other leagues, it provides an opportunity to get bigger, faster, stronger and improve my 200-foot game.”
The 20-year-old from Mississauga began his OJHL career as an affiliate with the Aurora Tigers (2018-19) and Oakville Blades (2019-20).
He signed with the Collingwood Blues ahead of the COVID-cancelled 2020-21 season. O’Marra had a 46-point season in Collingwood the next year.
He was traded to Trenton midway through the 2022-23 season. Between the Blues and Golden Hawks, he put up 60 points (16 goals/44 assists) in 45 games this year. He added 21 points during 22 playoff games.
“Going into my final season this fall in Trenton is going to be important,” O’Marra said. “We have a new coaching staff, and I am excited with the systems and the type of hockey that is being laid out. Being a 20-year-old and one of the returning players means I want to be a good teammate, someone the younger players can look up to, while becoming more complete myself.”
Why Robert Morris?
“The school and program checked all the boxes,” O’Marra said. “They are coming back in a big way. My family and I trust the coaching staff, it is not terribly far from home, the reputation is strong, and we loved the campus. Although I am excited to get started in college, my focus will be in Trenton this fall. We have unfinished business from last season and our goal is a national championship.”
Incoming Trenton Head Coach and General Manager Derek Smith coached against O’Marra and the Golden Hawks last season.
“This is a great accomplishment,” the former NHLer said on Trenton’s website. “Adam makes his linemates better and he has a very high skill set. Our goal for this coming year will be to get the most out of him, to get his game at the next level. Going from junior to school is a large jump and we will do everything we can to have him flourish. Adam will be one of our leaders on and off the ice.”
Congratulations to Adam and best of luck in the NCAA!
The OJHL had more than 75 commitments in 2022-23 including more than 36 NCAA Division I scholarships.
Check out all our 2022-23 commitments here: https://www.ojhl.ca/committments/