Riley Bourbonnais of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders and his head coach, Mark Carlson, may be the most laconic player-coach tandem in junior hockey.

The son of former Rochester Institute of Technology player John Bourbonnais, Riley had an uncle, Jim Kartes, that played for RIT, as well.

Despite growing up in Rochester, NY with close ties to RIT, Riley has committed to a different school with a famed acronym, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (or RPI), which is about four hours from Rochester, but only an hour away from his prep school, Berkshire School, in Sheffield, MA.


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