Rosen had “outstanding” time in KL


Sunday, March 29, 2015 11:50:00 EDT AM

Former Kirkland Lake Gold Miner will be playing NCAA hockey next season.

Former Kirkland Lake Gold Miner will be playing NCAA hockey next season.

KIRKLAND LAKE - With the 2014-15 season now in the books the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners and the community will be, at least in a hockey sense, saying goodbye to some team veterans. One of those is two-year vet, defenceman Dylan Rosen. The native of Clarkston Michigan came to the Miners during the championship season and over his career he played in a total of 123games, collecting 42 points. Rosen recently spoke to the Northern News about his time with the Miners and in K.L.

“My time in Kirkland lake was out standing. I was welcomed in day one by my billets Natalie and Denis Perrault. They are a big reason why this place will always have a special place in my heart. The fans and community supported us day in, day out. They would always be wishing us luck and cheering us on during games. It was an honour to play for a community such as Kirkland Lake. I also have so many good memories such as the championship, the citizen of year award and most of all gaining new friends and brothers that I will have for a lifetime. I will never forget Kirkland Lake and it will always be apart of who I am and I am truly grateful.”

And although his junior days are over, as he explained his hockey career is not.

“I am now heading off to SUNY (State University of New York) ) Canton University to study finance.” He added having another former Gold Miner playing at Canton will be fantastic.

“ It will be awesome to go with Josh (Erickson). It will obviously be a little easier to adjust knowing a guy before I get there. Josh is a great friend of mine and great hockey player and I am looking forward to having the opportunity to play college hockey with him.”