Roy Named HCA Player of the Month
CHN Staff Report
Northeastern sophomore forward Kevin Roy, who led the nation in scoring in October, has been named the Hockey Commissioners' Association (HCA) National Division I Player of the Month.
Roy, a native of Lac-Beauport, Quebec, recorded seven goals and 12 points in six games, which is tied for the national lead, along with Miami’s Riley Barber and Minnesota’s Sam Warning. His 1.17 points per game ranks second his second among Division I skaters, his seven goals rank third nationally and his 30 shots on goal are the fourth best total. Roy helped lead the Huskies to a 5-1-0 record in the month, which is their best start since the 2008-09 season.
Roy, a 2012 fourth round selection (97th overall) of the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, opened the season with a four-point game and a hat trick vs. Alabama-Hunstville on October 11 at Matthews Arena in Boston. During a weekend set at St. Lawrence, Roy had two goals to lead the Huskies to a 6-3 come-from-behind victory against the Saints,
marking the first time since Jan. 7, 2011 that NU erased a 2-0 deficit to come back and win the game.
Roy had 17-17—34 last season in 29 games as a freshman.
Notre Dame forward Vince Hinostroza is the HCA Rookie of the Month. He led the Fighting Irish to a 5-1-0 record, while leading the team in scoring with eight points in six games. He recorded a point in five of the six games with two multi-point efforts. Hinostroza, a 2012 sixth round NHL draft pick (169th overall) of the Chicago Blackhawks, registered a career-high three points Oct. 20 against Michigan Tech.