Aberdeen duo of Roo, Raver make NCAA commitments
May 19, 2017
Carter Roo (top) finished second in scoring for the Wings this season and played in the 2017 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, while Colin Raver (bottom) had 10 points in 12 playoff games.
The Aberdeen Wings, proud members of the NAHL, are pleased to announce that forwards Carter Roo and Colin Raver have both committed to play NCAA Division III hockey ay the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to play Division III Hockey.
Roo, 20, just completed his second and final season with the Wings. The native of Champlin, Minnesota, was second on the team in scoring this past season with 53 points (16 goals, 27 assists) in 60 games played. Roo (5’8/185) was also selected to and played in the 2017 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the Central Division team. Roo had 9 points in 12 playoff games as the Wings made it all the way to the NAHL Robertson Cup Semi-Finals.
In his two-year NAHL career, Roo played in 119 career regular season games and had 86 points. “Carter has the ability to change a game. He possesses great vision, playmaking ability and the ability to lead,” said Wings head coach Scott Langer.
Raver, 20 just completed his third and final season with the Wings. The 6’3/190 lbs. native of Bartlett, Illinois, had his best career season in 2016-17, recording 23 points in 55 games played. He really stepped up his game during Aberdeen’s playoff run, recording 10 points in 12 games.
Overall in his three-year NAHL career, Raver played in 161 career games and recorded 44 points. Prior to playing for Aberdeen, Raver played at Culver Military Academy.
“Colin is a big North/South strong player that enjoys playing in the tough areas of the ice. Colin demands a lot of himself and will flourish in Coach Brooks environment,” remarked Langer.
Roo and Raver join a Pointers team that went 21-5-3 overall during the 2016-17 season including a 7-1 conference record and a WIAC Conference title. The Pointers fell in the NCAA Division III Quarterfinal.
“Both Colin and Carter were leaders from the first day I arrived in Aberdeen, very high character young men,” said Langer.