JOHNSTOWN – The Johnstown Tomahawks, proud members of the North American Hockey League, announced Wednesday evening that forward Roman Kraemer has committed to Division I Robert Morris University for the 2019-2020 season.
Kraemer, of Pittsburgh, put together a stellar rookie season in Johnstown, collecting 21 goals and 17 assists in 59 games played. For his efforts, Kraemer earned the team’s Rookie of the Year award as well as the Fan Favorite award.
I’m extremely proud of Roman for earning this opportunity to play Division 1 hockey at Robert Morris,” Tomahawks head coach, Mike Letizia, said. “They have continued to prove to be one of the top programs in college hockey and they are getting a top notch hockey player and person who I think still has his best hockey ahead of him. Roman was outstanding as a rookie for us this season and really showed what he has the ability to do. “
“I am especially proud of him as he went through the grind and process to become part of our team and receiving this opportunity. He attended our pre-draft camp in Pittsburgh in the summer of 2016 and made a big impression with me. We then had him play affiliate games for us that season(2016-2017) where he showed how good he could be, followed by a tender, and then becoming our Rookie of the Year this past season (2017-2018). Now to receive the opportunity to play Division 1 hockey in his hometown is just icing on the cake and I could not be happier of him and his family with this accomplishment.”
Kraemer represented the East Division at the 2018 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, registering two goals and one assist.
Located in Moon Township (a Pittsburgh suburb), RMU competes in the Atlantic Hockey Conference. Kraemer joins former Tomahawks forward Luke Lynch on the Colonials.
2018-19 season ticket packages are now available. Plans start as low as $80. Fans interested in purchasing season ticket plans can fill out an online application at JohnstownTomahawks.com or stop by the Tomahawks office during normal business hours.