Northeast Generals Player Profile: Matthew Boczar

One of the veterans on the NAHL team is playing his last year of junior hockey. Here is what Head Coach Bryan Erikson said earlier in the year about what Matt Boczar means to the team. This answer came after the NAHL Showcase.

“Box is the man. He just works and works and works. The buzz on him has been great. And this is a kid that has literally never been given anything. He just competes. Love him as a person and love how he owns mistakes and doesn’t get too high on great plays.”

Player Profile questions and answers

Why did you decide to play hockey?

“I decided to play hockey because my older brother Mark did and I wanted to be just like him when I was younger and after going to all his games and being at the rink all the time, I fell in love immediately with the sport and the atmosphere at the rink and my love for the game has taken off ever since then.”

What is your favorite food and why? 

“My favorite food is chicken because I could eat it for breakfast lunch and dinner and never ever get sick of it.”

What is your favorite thing about the Generals?

“My favorite thing about the Generals is the “family like” environment throughout the whole organization. From the owners to coaches to players to fans and people who work at the rink, everyone has a special relationship that is truly unique. It makes the experience of playing junior hockey in Attleboro so enjoyable and fun. It makes everyone want to come to the rink every day and work their absolute hardest because they know that everyone will do exactly the same for them. The family community here is second to none and one of the best things I have ever been apart of in my life.”

Where are you from ? 

“I am from Sewell, New Jersey.

What is your favorite subject and why?

“My favorite subject is Science because I like to learn about how the world works and all the living and operating things that go into our daily lives.”

Tell us about the type of player you are 

“I would describe myself as a gritty 2 way forward. I like being on the ice when we score goals and I take pride in being on the ice defensively, making sure we don’t give up any. I love to kill penalties. I try to be tough to play against by having a high compete level and think I play my best when I am physical. I also have good speed and like to use that to get in on the forecheck hard and back check to help out my teammates.”

Which NHL player past or present do you model your game after?  *

“Sean Couturier/Brad Marchand”

What is your best hockey memory? 

“Peewee Quebec Tournament”

What are your goals on and off the ice this year? 

“My main goal is to win a Robertson Cup Championship with my team this year. I also have a goal of earning a scholarship to play Division 1 college hockey. My other goals include to show up and work my hardest every day and make good memories with the boys this year.”

What is your favorite tv show or movie to watch? 

“Outer Banks”

Tell us one unique thing about you off the ice

“I’m a really good dancer.”

What is your favorite place to go around the rink in Attleboro? 

“Anywhere to get food with the boys.”

What is your favorite video game or thing to do in your spare time? 


Who do you look up to most in your life and why? 

“I look up to my dad the most in my life. He is the hardest working person I have ever met and he has made so many sacrifices for me to be able to play the sport of hockey. He always puts everyone before himself and never asks for anything in return. He has taught me all that I know.”

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