|Marcus Chorney during his time with Shattuck St. Mary's|
The Quinnipiac Bobcats picked up another commitment today in 1997 born defenseman Marcus Chorney from the Amarillo Bulls in the North American Hockey League according to a source. He eventually formally announced his intention to attend Quinnipiac a day later on February 28th. It will be for the 2018-2019 season as Chorney ages out of juniors as a 1997 born player. A native of Hastings, Minnesota, the 5'11 170 pound right shot defenseman is in his second season in the NAHL. In 47 games played for Amarillo he has 21 points (5 goals, 16 assists) with 34 penalty minutes and is a minus 4 rating. He split the 2016-2017 between the Minot Minotauros and Amarillo Bulls playing in 38 games and recording 8 points (2 goals, 6 assists) with 18 penalty minutes and a minus 7 rating.
I’m very honored and proud to announce my commitment to play hockey and further my education at Quinnipiac University. Thank you to all of my family, friends, teammates, and coaches who have helped push me along the way! #Bobcats
A three year alum of the prestigious Shattuck St. Mary's school in Minnesota, Chorney is the son of former three year NHL veteran Marc Chorney and brother of current Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Taylor Corney. Both is father and brother are former NCAA collegiate players who played hockey at North Dakota. Chorney's commitment brings a total of 10 defenseman for the 2018-2019 season but its possible the team could lose players like Chase Priskie or Karlis Cukste early to professional contracts and they are at least preparing for that to possibly happen. Congrats to Marcus and his family and welcome to the Quinnipiac community and to Bobcat Nation.
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