Photo by Michelle Jay/DFP staff
From the first time he laced up the skates, Matt Ronan was always destined to be a Terrier.
Prior to the 2010-2011 hockey season, Ronan was considering his junior league options when he learned he could walk-on to the hockey team at Boston University. The decision was an as easy one for the lifelong Terrier. As he told us in our exclusive interview in 2012, Ronan was part of the Terrier hockey family for "as long as he could remember." His cousin Ed Ronan graduated from BU the year after he was born and his brother Dan later played for legendary BU coach Jack Parker as well.
Ronan attended Belmont Hill High School and put up solid numbers in his senior season( 9-10-19). He then moved on to the Valley Jr. Warriors of the Eastern Junior Hockey League where he tallied 12 points (6 goals and 6 assists) in 39 games. Ronan was a freshman on the 2010-2011 BU hockey team and saw his first action in the IceBreaker Championship victory over Notre Dame. Ronan was an even +/- on the night as he played RW alongside classmate Sahir Gill and sophomore Justin Courtnall.