Lucas Vanroboys Joins the Minutemen After Four Seasons at Bentley
Lucas Vanroboys of Thamesville, Ontario will make his last NCAA hockey appearance with Massachusetts this coming season as a graduate transfer after four seasons at Bentley.
Six-foot-2 and 190 pounds in size, she currently ranks fourth in Atlantic Hockey with a.560 faceoff winning percentage over 111 career games.
Early Life and Education
Lucas Vanroboys was born in Thamesville, Ontario to Steve and Gina Vanroboys and his sister Audra. At Bentley University he majored in economics-finance while minoring in both entrepreneurship and marketing; additionally he participated in student organizations such as the Bentley Blockchain Association and Entrepreneurship Society.
He transferred to UMass for his final NCAA season. This 6-2, 190-pound forward tied for second on Bentley Falcons this year in scoring with 16 assists and 20 points in 32 games.
He joins fellow graduate transfer forwards Liam Gorman and Samuli Niinisaari, as well as freshmen forwards Bo Cosman, Dans Locmelis, Jack Musa, Cameron O’Neill and Aydar Suniev on the Minutemen roster.
Lucas Vanroboys recently joined the Minutemen after four seasons with Bentley University’s Falcons. Hailing from Thamesville, this Thamesville native tied for second on Bentley with 20 points (four goals, 16 assists). As a face-off specialist, he achieved a.560 winning percentage which ranks fourth best among Atlantic Hockey teams.
He will add veteran experience to UMass’s young forward group next season, playing centre while seeing significant special team action.
Before joining college hockey, Liam Gorman spent two seasons in the BCHL with Cowichan Valley Capitals and Prince George Spruce Kings; helping Prince George win its championship this season. Furthermore, Nanaimo saw him appear in 57 games over 2017-18 season as well. Now with Nanaimo Minutemen he joins fellow forward Liam Gorman and goaltender Michael Hrabal as graduate transfers on their roster.
Achievement and Honors
Lucas Vanroboys has made the most of his time at Bentley through both hockey and academic achievements. As a junior forward, he appreciates the buzz at Bentley Arena when students cheer for their Falcons to a sold-out crowd of student spectators. Lucas Vanroboys also loves receiving praise in class from professors congratulating him after each win!
He and his team won top honors and a cash prize at an entrepreneurial competition modeled on Shark Tank, and are committed to starting their own businesses one day. Additionally, they’re interested in finance or marketing as potential careers; hard work and determination will help him reach his goals!
University of Massachusetts Amherst selected him from Thamesville, Ontario for their 2023-24 men’s hockey team. He will join graduate transfer forwards Liam Gorman and Samuli Niinisaari as well as freshmen forwards Bo Cosman, Dans Locmelis, Jack Musa, Cameron O’Neill Aydar Suniev and Nick Van Tassel on its 2023-24 squad.
Erich majors in economics-finance with minors in entrepreneurship and marketing. This year he was honored to be chosen for Atlantic Hockey’s All-Academic Team.
Vanroboys also enjoys working on entrepreneurial ventures and business ideas with student athletes outside the classroom. He founded EndorseMate, a service that connects brands with college athletes so they can promote their products, as well as mentoring Bentley student entrepreneurs through Entrepreneurship Society. So far he has concluded brand deals with over 10 athletes including Fallon Catauro ’23 and Jake O’Connell ’20.
Lucas Andrew Edwards, commonly known by his moniker Icycol, is a 22-year-old TikTok star and social media influencer with millions of followers on both platforms he utilizes: TikTok and YouTube respectively. Additionally, Icycol runs his own personal website as well as being an accomplished content creator on both platforms that has garnered him such an avid following.
He has great potential and could become a professional hockey player. A solid defender, he can play both middle and outside linebacker positions.
Born in Thamesville, Ontario to Steve and Gina Vanroboys and having one sister (Audra), Steve attended South Kent School and Bentley University before founding EndorseMate as part of his studies – an initiative which successfully arranges brand deals for athletes.