YouTube phenom Roy takes his show to the NCAA

by Kevin Forbes
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Kevin Roy - Northeastern University

Photo: Former USHL scoring star Kevin Roy switched schools prior to the 2012-13 season and is now playing for Northeastern in the Hockey East conference (courtesy of Jim Pierce)

Like any NCAA rookie, Kevin Roy was eager for the start of his first year of college hockey. His excitement shone through in his debut with Northeastern University, where the Quebec native scored the game-winner and added an assist to help his new team earn the win against Merrimack.

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2012-13 ECAC season preview, part 1

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Daniel Carr - Union College

Photo: Union College forward Daniel Carr (L) will be looked to for offense as he and his teammates attempt to make a second consecutive appearance at the NCAA's Frozen Four (courtesy of Bill Streicher/Icon SMI)

It’s shaping up to be another competitive season in the ECAC as many of the conference’s top players have departed and numerous talented newcomers make their collegiate debuts.

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2012-13 WCHA season preview, part 2

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Derek Forbort - University of North Dakota

Photo: Los Angeles Kings defensive prospect Derek Forbort leads a talented group of defensemen for the University of North Dakota heading into the 2012-13 season (courtesy of Brace Hemmelgarn/Icon SMI)

Continuing our look at how the 2012-13 season will shape up for the remaining teams competing in the NCAA's WCHA conference.

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2012-13 WCHA season preview, part 1

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Nick Bjugstad and Erik Haula - University of Minnesota

Photo: University of Minnesota forwards Nick Bjugstad and Erik Haula hope to be celebrating a national championship after losing in the semi-finals of the NCAA Frozen Four back in April (courtesy of Brace Hemmelgarn/Icon SMI)

This is the final season of the WCHA as we know it. The conference will undergo a sweeping change next season, with eight members exiting the WCHA. Minnesota and Wisconsin will be joining the newly formed Big Ten (Hockey) conference. Colorado College, Denver, Minnesota-Duluth, Nebraska-Omaha, North Dakota, and St. Cloud State will comprise much of the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). The remaining teams will be members of the revamped WCHA.

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Moore looks to build on his “Rudy of hockey” moment

by Richard Murray
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Kevin Moore - University of Massachusetts

Photo: Former UMass goaltender Kevin Moore is taking a stab at the pro game after completing his college career last spring (courtesy of Dennis Pause via Kevin Moore)

Former University of Massachusetts’ goaltender Kevin Moore overcame a lot of adversity to remain a member of the Massachusetts hockey team, and he earned the title “Rudy of hockey” after an inspirational appearance in the Senior Night finale for the Minutemen.  Moore will also have an opportunity that Rudy didn’t, which is making the professional level of his sport.

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