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Niagara Men’s Hockey Cuts Eight Players

According to a report from The Niagara Gazette, the Niagara men’s hockey program has cut eight players. Former UMass Lowell assistant coach Jason Lammers just completed his first season as Niagara head coach.

This move is similar to what UMass did last season after Greg Carvel‘s first year as head coach with the Minutemen.

Niagara finished the season 11-22-3.

“Really hard decisions, but decisions that we felt that we needed to make. Our job is to move the program forward and we believe that we’ve chosen the guys that can help us do that to the best of our ability,” Lammers told the newspaper.

The cuts included Guillaume Therien, Derek Brown, Sam Fuss, Christian Cakebread, Sam Rennaker, Andrew Pizzo, Ryan Kuhn and goaltender David Krejcik.

Niagara AD Simon Gray told the newspaper that they would honor the scholarships of players who wished to remain at Niagara and finish their academic careers.

Mike McMahon is in his 12th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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2018-19 Men’s Hockey Schedule

October
5 - vs. Lake Superior State (7pm)
6 - vs. Lake Superior State (7pm)
27 - vs. UMass (Homecoming) (7pm)

December
28 - vs. Denver (7pm)
31 - vs. Colorado College (4pm)

February
22 - @ UMass Lowell
23 - vs. UMass Lowell

Date Undetermined
TBD - @ Bentley
TBD - vs. Holy Cross

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