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Providence hockey's Drew Brown completes Cancer treatment

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It's hard to imagine a better early Christmas present than the gift Drew Brown just received considering the circumstances. The Providence College hockey player announced on Twitter Friday afternoon that he had completed cancer treatment and was just a rehab stint away from returning to the ice.

Brown learned last May that he had Ewing Sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer. A Kent School alum, Brown had 10 goals and 22 assists in 75 games over his first three seasons as a Friar. The college hockey community has rallied behind the Grass Lake, Mich. native. ESPN's John Buccigross was one of the first hockey notables that took to Twitter to congratulate Brown on the good news.

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Jeff Cox covers college, junior and high school hockey, NCAA recruiting and NHL Draft prospects. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxSports.