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Stolarz Leaves Nebraska-Omaha for London Knights of the OHL

Blais "disappointed" by Stolarz's decision.

Jamie Sabau

Nebraska-Omaha freshman goalie Anthony Stolarz, a second round draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers last year, has decided to leave school, and it is expected that he will sign with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League.

Stolarz put up a modest first half at Nebraska-Omaha, appearing in eight games for the Mavericks with a 2-5-0 record, 2.56 GAA and a .898 save percentage. Senior John Faulkner has occupied about two-thirds of the playing time in the UNO net this year. Though Faulkner's stats weren't that much different from Stolarz, UNO has won significantly more with Faulkner in net. Nebraska-Omaha head coach Dean Blais released a statement saying he was "disappointed" by Stolarz's decision.

Stolarz would be the second college player in as many weeks to leave the NCAA for London, after Denver's Dakota Mermis signed with the Knights last week. The Knights have run away from the rest of the OHL as the top team in the league this year. In London, he will join former Nebraska-Omaha commit Alex Broadhurst, who signed with the Knights over the summer after struggling to get into UNO academically.