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Thunder Bay's McCollum to play for Long Island University

Former North Stars defenceman split last season between the NAHL and the USHL.
Brock Aiken Noah Loveday
Fort Frances's Noah Loveday moves in on Thunder Bay goalie Brock Aiken and blue-liner Robert McCollum on Friday, Oct. 19., 2018 at Fort William Gardens. (eith Dunick,

THUNDER BAY – Former Thunder Bay North Stars defenceman Rob McCollunm is headed to the NCAA.

The 20-year-old, who split the past season between the Kenai River Brown Bears of the North American Hockey League and the Lincoln Stars and Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League, on Tuesday announced on social media he'll play for Long Island University in 2020-21.

“Words can’t describe how proud and honoured I am to announce my commitment to play NCAA D1 Hockey at Long Island University. I can’t thank my family, billet families, friends, coaches and sponsors enough for the endless support and belief in me through it all,” he said in a Twitter post.

McCollum played 14 games for the North Stars in 2018-19, scoring a goal and adding eight assists.

He's a graduate of the Thunder Bay Kings program.

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith has been the editor of Thunder Bay Source for 17 years and has served a similar role with since 2009. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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