Growing up just 20 miles from the Providence College campus, Derek Army always wanted to be a Friar.
But when his father Tim, who had been PC’s head coach, was dismissed by the program after Derek’s freshman season, the 5-foot-11 center had a decision to make. To Army, though, the choice was simple.
Two years later, the junior is the leading scorer (10 goals, eight assists) on a Friars squad that ranks fourth in Hockey East, just two points behind both Boston University and UNH. Providence has not finished above seventh place in the conference since the 2007-08 season, but Army and his teammates represent a fresh wave of Friars looking to buck that trend.
Check out Army’s story in the video above.