The junior defenseman takes fans along with the Army hockey team during their trip to Holy Cross for the first round of the Atlantic Hockey Association playoffs.
One of seven seniors on the team ... one of two players from New Hampshire ... one of seven players from the Eastern Junior Hockey League ... has played in 81 career games ... three goals and 12 assists ... three career multiple-point games ... will serve as team captain ... instrumental is starting the House of Blues Game to raise prostate cancer awareness.
2011-12: Appeared in 10 games before suffering a season-ending injury ... collected an assist ... handed out assist in 3-3 overtime tie at American International ... named Atlantic Hockey Association Student-Athlete of the Year after registering at least a 4.0 grade-point average ... one of 14 athletes in the conference, including classmate Ryan Leets, with at least a 4.0 ... one of 18 Army players named to the Atlantic Hockey Association All-Academic Team.
2010-11: Appeared in 35 games ... scored twice and handed out six assists ... scored a power play goal and registered an assist in second game of season against Holy Cross ... second career multiple-point game ... picked up an assist in 4-1 win opposite Niagara ... assisted on a tally in 2-2 tie against Robert Morris ... career-best three assists in 5-3 win against Connecticut ... scored second goal of season against Sacred Heart ... first career game-winning score.
2009-10: Appeared in all 36 games ... registered one goal and five assists ... one multiple-point game ... scored first collegiate point in non-conference game at Colgate ... assisted on a score during 4-4 overtime tie ... collected two assist against service academy rival Air Force ... handed out two assists and was +3 in 4-2 victory at Tate Rink ... posted assist in back-to-back conference games at Mercyhurst ... scored first collegiate goal against AIC ... netted first goal in 2-2 overtime tie to end the regular season ... appeared in both playoff games at Air Force.
Background: Born in Lawrence, Mass. ... now resides in Rye, N.H. ... graduate of St. Paul's School ... high honor roll all four years ... Magna Cum Laude graduate ... two-time independent school league hockey champs ... also played lacrosse ... played for coach Sean Tremblay and the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs of the Eastern Junior Hockey League ... helped team to regular season and national championships ... enjoys playing sports, going to the beach and surfing ... son of Larry and Candace Rocha ... father, Larry, played hockey at St. Anselm College and was a prep school coach who tutored former West Point players Seth Beamer, Tim Murphy and Justin Fagan ... two siblings, Michaela (24) and Aaron (19) ... Aaron now attends Babson College ... first member of his family to embark on a military career ... majoring in Engineering Management.
Getting To Know Cheyne Rocha Why did you choose West Point? It's more than just an education, it's a calling to something bigger than me. Talk about the impact that Major Tom Kennedy had on you? He had a way of making everyone around him better. He was a model for everyone around him about what they should strive to be every day, and he did it effortlessly. Favorite part about Army hockey? The people you get to spend every day with. I chose my major because? You learn how to be a boss. I am most looking forward to playing? Penn State since both my mom and dad went there. How would you describe Coach Riley? Passionate. Favorite Army jersey? Blue. Favorite NHL jersey? New York Rangers. Fans should come to Tate Rink this season because? A lot of new faces and an exciting style of play. What is your favorite event that Army hockey puts on? House of Blues.