Travis Roche (born June 17, 1978 in Grande Cache, Alberta) is a Canadian current hockey player for the SC Bern of the National League A of Switzerland.
An offensively gifted defenceman, Roche played two seasons for the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux. The Sioux defeated The University of Main and also Boston College in the Frozen Four (held in Providence, Rhode Island) to capture an NCAA title in his first season of play in the 1999–2000 season, and Roche was named to the WCHA All-Tournament Team.
The following season (the final season at “old” Ralph Engelstad Arena), the team captured the MacNaughton Cup as the WCIIA League Regular Season Champion with an 18–4–6 record. The team lost the Final Five Championship game to Saint Cloud State 6–5 in overtime, and the Sioux were defeated by Boston College 3–2 in the Frozen Four title game, with Roche named to the WCHA All-Tournament team, the NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team and was honored as an NCAA West First Team All-American. Roche holds Fighting Sioux single game records for goals by a defenceman (3), points by a defenceman (6), and assists by a defenceman.
For his collegiate career, Roche appeared in 88 games,...
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