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Niagara players head to NHL camps

by Amy Moritz

Yesterday we heard about Canisius goalie Tony Capobianco heading to the Minnesota Wild's Development Camp.

Today, it's Niagara's Dan Kolenda. The forward who just completed his freshman year for the Purple Eagles was invited to the Florida Panthers Development Camp. He played in 35 games for Niagara last season, as the team earned an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament. Kolenda scored five goals with eight assists.

Goaltender Carsen Chubak is attending the Philadelphia Flyers Development Camp, but as one of the organization's young prospects, not a college player. Chubak signed an American Hockey League contract with the Adirondack Phantoms, the top affiliate of the Flyers, in May. That means Chubak will forgo his senior year of eligibility at Niagara.


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Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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