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Robert Polesello Leaves Vermont to Sign with Kingston (OHL)

Vermont coach Kevin Sneddon has lost a once promising recruit in Robert Polesello to the OHL.

Burlington, Vermont -- Sophomore forward Robert Polesello has left the University of Vermont to sign with the Kingston Frontenacs in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Polesello was the team's third leading scorer with two goals and two assists in five games played. The Bolton, Ontario native was a healthy scratch in two of the Catamounts' seven games. He scored five goals and added eight assists in 33 games as a freshman.

Polesello, originally a Boston University recruit before changing his mind and committing to UVM, will sign with the OHL franchise that drafted him in the fifth round of the 2010 draft.

"Robert Polesello has informed our staff that he is leaving school to pursue an option to play in the Ontario Hockey League," said Vermont coach Kevin Sneddon in a statement released by the school. "I wish Mr. Polesello the best of luck as he pursues this option, and thank him for his contribution to UVM hockey while attending our University," he added.

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Jeff Cox covers college and junior hockey, NCAA recruiting, NHL Draft prospects and the AHL for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.