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Former Minutemen K.J. Tiefenwerth transfers to Quinnipiac

Former UMass-Amherst skater K.J. Tiefenwerth has transfered to Quinnipiac.

Jordan Samuels-Thomas transferred to Quinnipiac from Bowling Green.
Jordan Samuels-Thomas transferred to Quinnipiac from Bowling Green.
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According to a former teammate, K.J. Tiefenwerth has transferred to Quinnipiac from UMass-Amherst. The Bellmore, NY native tallied two goals and four assists for the Minutemen in his freshman campaign.

The former Jr. Bruins skater will have to sit out the 2013-14 season at the Hamden, Conn. school before having three years of eligibility left. Tiefenwerth was once a hot prospect, committing to Boston College. The Eagles coaching staff felt he wasn't ready and the two sides parted ways.

Tiefenwerth was one of four Minutemen players who were asked to not return by head coach John Micheletto back in April. The former Vermont assistant is trying to put his mark on the UMass program.

Tiefenwerth put up big numbers with the Jr. Bruins and it is possible he could be an asset to Quinnipiac down the road. The Bobcats are coming off the school's first appearance in the Frozen Four.

The school announced earlier this week a new high definition jumbotron at the TD Bank Sports Center. The arena opened in 2007 and has certainly helped Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold and his staff on the recruiting trails. The new arena along with the coaching staff's hard work has already helped land players such as Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Matthew Peca.

Jeff Cox covers college hockey for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.