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Catching Up with Kevin Roy
claire hutchins 12 sports editor volume 86
February 25, 2010


Kevin Roy ’12 from Quebec, Canada, has become a hockey sensation. Upon arriving at DA, Roy quickly established a large cult following. “Roy’s Renegades,” his unofficial fan club, wear his name on their own jerseys to the varsity hockey games. I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with this young star about what life at the top is like.

When did you start playing, and why did you decide on hockey?
I was about three years old, and all the cool kids were doing it.
How do you feel when you hear the girls cheering for you?
Real good, I feel good.
How is hockey different here than in Canada?
Mackasey says it’s better back home.
How do you style your “flow”?
Well, I saw my friend John Rose and noticed his flow wasn’t that sick. So I had to beat his. My hair is modeled after Lovejoy and Doyle’s.
Who is your favorite teacher?
Ms. Hannay. She got mad at me once, though, for missing a meeting.
What happens in your free time?
I don’t have any, I’m always at the gym.
What’s been the biggest change since coming to Deerfield?
Going to class.
What’s your favorite thing about hockey?
I like to compete and try to make my team better.
What do you see yourself doing in ten years?
Hopefully working at Penzoil with my good friend Alan Klebanskyj.
What object describes you?
A right triangle. For reasons I cannot explain.
Your favorite DA slang word?
Money. Props to my proctor Peter Sullivan for that.
If you had one superpower what would it be?
To speak good English.
Are you a morning person?
27 AP’s would say no… Alex Gonye wakes me up now…
Do you have any signature moves on the ice?
My backward sauce. It’s sweeter than Alex Ward’s.
If you could change anything about Deerfield, what would it be?
Coed dorms.
What’s the one piece of advice you would give to your fans?
Nothing, Deerfield fans are the greatest.
Do you have any closing remarks?
Yeah, George Wheatley is better at hockey than Jimmy Bitter.