Frank ‘Frankie’ Roy
As with many youngsters of the day, Frankie Roy began skating in a back yard
skating rink made available to him by a neighbor. It was not long before he began
playing ice hockey. He played a year for the Berlin Recreational League, and for
the Guardian Angel School hockey team which was part of a parochial elementary
school hockey league in Berlin. Then, under the watchful eye of Hall of Fame
Coach Huskie Poirier, he honed his skills in the Berlin Youth Hockey Program.
Being a talented player, Roy played for the Berlin Junior Maroons of the New
England Junior League (NEJL) in 1974 and 1975. In 1975 he was top scorer, New
England MVP, and led the Berlin Junior Maroons to the NEJL New England
Championship, winning that tournament.
Frank entered the University of New Hampshire in 1975 and led all UNH freshmen
in scoring in 1976. In his senior season, UNH won its first ECAC championship in its
history. He was voted UNH’s unsung hero that year.
In 1979 Frank was selected to participate in the Olympic Festival in Colorado
Springs where the 1980 Olympic Gold Hockey team was chosen. In that same year
he signed a player contract with the New York Rangers and played for the
Richmond Rifles of the ECHL from 1980 to 1981.
He was tied for eighth on the all-time scoring list at UNH and was inducted into
the UNH Hall of Fame in 1993.