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Boston Advantage NCDC, Premier Forward Joslin Commits To Babson College

By Joshua Boyd / USPHL.com, 01/13/22, 12:00PM EST

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Cam Joslin is excited to be moving on to NCAA Hockey at Babson College, in Wellesley, Mass., for the 2022-23 season and beyond. He has had his sights set on Babson for quite some time, in fact. 

“I always had my eye on Babson growing up. It is close to home [Cohasset, Mass.] and the beautiful campus has always caught my attention. I like that it is a school focused on business and has a lot to offer academically,” said the 2002-born Joslin, a forward who has seen time for the NCDC and USPHL Premier Boston Advantage teams. “In terms of hockey, I have always wanted to play college hockey at a competitive level, but academics has always been a crucial aspect in my search. I also have a couple friends of mine that are on the team now that spoke very highly of the team culture and Coach [Jamie] Rice.”

He was first contacted by Babson while playing spring hockey last year, and felt a great level of interest from their coaches right away.

“The coaches spoke highly of my hockey IQ and my compete level,” said Joslin. “They were impressed with my skating as well as my ability to play in all three zones.” 

Joslin has skated in five NCDC games, two with the P.A.L. Jr. Islanders and was then acquired by the Advantage. He has also skated for the Advantage in the Premier Division over seven games, scoring four points. The trade from P.A.L. marked a return to where he played much of his youth career. 

“I have been a part of the Boston Advantage since I was very young. They welcomed me into the Lovell family and I was immediately impressed with the work ethic and compete level on the ice,” Joslin said. “The high tempo practices give me a chance to constantly work to improve my game. I also like that we are surrounded by a great group of coaches who possess great knowledge of the game and are always striving to make us better. Playing at both the Premier and NCDC levels has been a blessing, it gives me the chance to get more ice time and to always be looking to get better.”

In the NCDC games that he’s played, he’s definitely picked up on the higher and faster energy level in the Tier-II division. 

“The NCDC is a challenging league with a whole lot of talent. You got players from all over looking to chase their dreams and the NCDC opens the gateway to so much opportunity and exposure,” said Joslin. “Playing at the NCDC level has granted me the opportunity to go and compete each day with very good players that push me to work as hard as I possibly can.”

Although he’s committed, Joslin knows there are parts of his game that will need improvement in order to make him most effective off the bat as an NCAA hockey player. 

“One part of my game that I am focusing on is playing more with an edge. I want to work to put myself in the dirty areas more. I also would like to work on my first step so I can beat players to the puck in foot races,” he said. “Playing for the Advantage gives me the opportunity to continually train and work on my craft so that I can be that impact player at Babson.”

Being fairly close to his future home campus, he was able to visit Babson during his recruitment period and he certainly looks forward to four happy years there. 

“I was attracted by the sense of community and the smaller class sizes where I would have an opportunity to get to know my teachers and they would get to know me. I liked how it is a walkable campus and everyone is living within the community,” he said. “As I was walking around campus, It didn't take long for me to know that this would be a great fit for me. I wanted to be a part of a team that is very close and competes at a very high level each day on and off the ice. I was very impressed with the team culture that Coach Rice likes to build as well as his ethics as a Coach. After speaking with Coach Rice and going on the tour, I was pretty set on Babson.” 

He is not quite as set on his future academic plans, but is likely - in his mind - to move into Babson’s prestigious business entrepreneurship program. 

“I have not decided on what I will be majoring in yet but I am very interested in the entrepreneurship and the management majors,” added Joslin.

The USPHL congratulates Cam Joslin, his family, the Boston Advantage and Babson College for his commitment.