By Micaela Donnelly

Every college hockey player’s dream is to make it to the NHL, but not everyone gets there. Student athletes must have the dedication and heart to achieve their goals. To get there, some hockey players take time off school and play in a junior division before entering college hockey. Having time off of school can be challenging for a hockey player when having to come from playing hockey all the time to adjust to college.

WMU freshman hockey player Cameron Orchard, graduated high school early so he could peruse his hockey career. Orchard talks about the lifestyle change and what he looks forward to as being a hockey player at WMU. Click here to listen to an edited version. 

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