Rosa, 18, is a right wing for the Capital City Crew, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based organization partnered with the Carolina Hurricanes to give inner-city youth ages 8-14 the opportunity to play hockey and reach their full potential on the ice and in the community. The graduating senior from Middle Creek High School in Apex, North Carolina, plans to major in business administration at North Carolina Central University.
"My mother made me play hockey and I had no idea that I would love this sport so much," Rosa said. "I have to say I knew absolutely nothing about hockey when I first started but I have been given opportunities to travel, meet new people and the life skills I have learned are priceless. Thanks to the NHL I was able to go to the Willie O'Ree ice hockey camp. I have met players like Eric Staal, Cam Ward and Grant Fuhr, to name a few."
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