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Another Purple Eagle to NHL

I got a phone call, a totally unexpected one, from my 21 year old daughter last night.  I was in my room getting ready to settle in and wait for the new episode of “Brothers and Sisters” when she called.

She is currently a junior at Niagara University.  Until she left for college three years ago, she was not a huge hockey fan.  College has changed all that.  She loves Niagara Purple Eagles Hockey.  She loves college hockey.  She love Ottawa and Binghamton Senators hockey.

The reason she called was to let me know that Les Reaney had played his last game as a Purple Eagle.  He had signed a contract to play in the Edmonton Oilers farm system.  He is headed to Springfield, Massachusetts to play in the American Hockey League.

I have seen this year’s Purple Eagles men’s hockey team play three times in a week in January.  I like the way Reaney plays.  He is a big man, hard checking and good on his skates.  I am sure he will do well in the AHL and beyond.  The only shameful part of this is he didn’t finish college first.

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