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Karl Stollery named to the 2018 Canadian Olympic Team

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Former Merrimack College defenseman Karl Stollery has been named to the 2018 Canadian Men’s Olympic Hockey Team which will compete next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Stollery has been on Hockey Canada’s radar since the preseason, skating in six pre-Olympic tournament games throughout the late-fall and early-winter. Stollery is currently in his first season overseas with Dinamo Riga in the KHL, where he has 14 points (3 goals, 11 assists) in 46 games.

To my knowledge, Stollery is the first former Warrior to ever suit up in the Olympics.

Prior to joining the KHL, Stollery spend the last five seasons between the NHL and AHL, appearing in 23 NHL games for the Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks and New Jersey Devils. Stollery, 30, is also a veteran of 335 AHL games.

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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