Of course, not all of Boston College’s hockey players are local, but a few did play some high school hockey here. Such is the case with Brooks Dyroff, a senior forward from Boulder, Colorado, who is perhaps better known for his philanthropy than his time on the ice.
Dyroff comes from the Rocky Mountain State, and started his trek to Chestnut Hill in his home state. His first high school hockey stop was Niwot High School in Colorado, but he soon went much further east: Phillips Andover Academy in Andover, in fact. While at that school, he was named team captain and had the second-most points on the squad during his senior season. Dyroff then caught the attention of Boston College and shuffled down to this hockey program in 2009.
He has only played in 20 games over the course of three seasons and has one career point. The better news is that since 2009, he has been a part of two national champion teams. Dyroff is mainly a roleplayer off the bench for the Eagles, and it is likely that he will remain as such for his final season on the Heights.
Before wrapping this article, a little bit about Dyroff’s charitable work, which is more important than shooting a puck. Dyroff and a friend began CEO 4 Teens over five years ago while still living in Colorado. “CEO” does not stand for “Chief Executive Officer,” for those in the business world, rather, “Create Educational Opportunities.” Those opportunities are for under-privileged youths in third-world countries and at home; Dyroff’s organization has done much of its work in Indonesia, where they helped local students with English language, microfinance and computer skills studies. This is a program that has been boosted by Dyroff and many of his BC teammates over the years, and is a worthy cause for Boston College folk and others.