Keith Barnes profiles Serra Catholic hockey standout Roman Kraemer.
(Photo: Justin Hummert and the rest of his Serra Catholic teammates will need to step up in the absence of leading scorer Roman Kraemer. John Heller/Post-Gazette)
"A year ago, Roman Kraemer decided to move to the Boston area to improve his hockey skills and maybe get a look from a top tier junior team or two.
When his season was over, though, he had a choice. He could have stayed in Massachusetts or return to Pittsburgh to finish high school with his graduating class at Serra Catholic.
He chose the latter, and the Eagles hockey program has been the early beneficiary.
Through Serra Catholic's first five games, Kraemer scored a whopping 24 goals and chipped in 10 assists for 34 points, an average of 4.8 goals and 6.8 points per game. With him in the lineup, the Eagles opened the season 4-1-0 and scored 50 goals."