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Robert Morris

Forward Kevin Lavoie to transfer from RMU

Kevin Lavoie warms up before a game against Army in 2016. -- BRIAN MITCHELL

Rising junior Robert Morris forward Kevin Lavoie will transfer to the University of Toronto, according to a report by Victor Findlay of CUS Network in Canada.

Lavoie, 22, had played a limited role in his first two seasons with the Colonial. The 5-foot-8, 174-pound forward skated in 19 games as a freshman in 2016-17 and nine more as a sophomore in 2017-18. He did not record a point and will finish his NCAA career with an even rating.

The University of Toronto plays in the Ontario University Athletics conference. The Varsity Blues are one of the most successful Canadian college programs and boast 25 NHL alumni.

Lavoie’s departure will make at least eight for the Colonials, who graduated forwards Alex Dagnal, Spencer Dorowicz, Brady Ferguson and Timmy Moore, defenseman Brett Beauvais, Alex Bontje, Elias Ghantous and Robert Powers and goaltender Andrew Pikul.

Head coach Derek Schooley is bringing in a 10-player recruiting class, with forwards Justin Addamo, Grant Hebert, Kip Hoffman, Nick Lalonde, Aidan Spellacy, defensemen Aidan Girduckis, Brendon Michaelian and Nolan Schaeffer and goaltender Reid Cooper set to join the club this fall.

Lavoie is the first player to transfer from Robert Morris since forward Chris Schutz transferred to UMass-Lowell in December of 2016.

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