Rocha to attend West Point

Hooksett, NH –The New Hampshire Junior Monarchs are very pleased to announce that defenseman Cheyne Rocha has committed to the United States Military Academy at West Point for the fall of 2009.

Despite having his season cut short by a shoulder injury, Cheyne still peaked the interest of quite a few scouts. “Losing Cheyne early on in the season was really a tough loss for our team. The Black Knights are truly fortunate to have attracted a player as smart and as versatile as Rochs”, states Monarchs’ Head Coach and GM Sean Tremblay, “He can play in any situation, and will be a huge asset to any team he plays for.”

“Firstly, I want to thank my parents and family for all of their support over the years. I would also like to thank Coaches Tremblay and Dennehy for all of their hard work and dedication, without which I might not have been able to realize my dream of playing D1 hockey at an amazing academic institution”, commented Rocha. He went to say that, “To be able to attend such a prestigious school and be a part of the Army Hockey family is an honor. I am very much looking forward to playing under Coaches Riley, Haberbusch, and Large. They are some of the best coaches in college hockey.”

Cheyne is the son of Larry and Candace Rocha of Rye, New Hampshire.