March 31, 2023
Age Out Feature: Roman Boffa
After two years with the organization, Roman Boffa finished his junior hockey career with 87 games played for the Mavericks.
Originally from Plano, Texas, the defenseman began his junior career with the Binghamton Jr. Senators of the NA3HL in the 2018-19 season before spending two years with the 18U team of the USPHL’s Islanders Hockey Club. Boffa signed to the Mavs in August 2021, after moving with his family to Dublin, Ohio, and has stayed with the team ever since.
“[I came to the Mavericks] to be a part of a winning team with great staff that cares about their players.” Boffa said. “[My favorite part of being a Maverick is] playing hockey with the guys I love most.”
During the 2021-22 season, Boffa notched 2 goals and 13 assists across 45 games played, including two assists in the Mavs’ 4-2 win over the Cyclones in the first game of the season, on September 17.
In his second season with the team, Boffa contributed 1 goal and 7 assists across 42 games played. His goal came in a game against the Florida Eels at the Southeast Showcase, when the Mavs took the Eels to overtime.
After junior hockey, Boffa plans to major in sports medicine in college and hopes to stay as close to hockey as he can.
“I do not have [a favorite memory] in particular, but [I would have to say it would be] the bus rides back, especially the long ones – getting to talk to my teammates for hours, creating bonds that will last a lifetime,” Boffa said. “[I’m] thankful for another great season and [I’m] sad it’s gone by so fast.”
Winnie Ha, Mavericks Communications