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Ex-Warrior Icer Named to Team Canada Olympic Team

January 11, 2018
Merrimack College graduate Karl Stollery ’12, who starred for the Warriors’ men’s hockey program from 2008-12, has been named to Team Canada’s 2018 Olympic men’s hockey team, it was announced Jan. 11.

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games will be held Feb. 9-25 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Stollery becomes the first former Merrimack College student-athlete to be named an Olympian. One of the best defensemen in program history, he graduated as a three-time winner of the team’s Top Defensemen Award.

His 83 points rank 10th among all defensemen in program history and the second most by a defenseman since Merrimack joined Hockey East. He also ranks third all-time in games played, with 145.

Stollery served as team captain during the 2011-12 campaign. He was a driving force in helping the team reach its first-ever Hockey East Tournament Championship Final and the NCAA Tournament for only the second time in the program’s Division I history. He also earned all-conference honorable mention recognition as a junior and was an all-rookie team selection as a freshman.

Stollery signed with the National Hockey League’s Colorado Avalanche after his final season on campus and spent four years with the organization before enjoying stints with San Jose and New Jersey. He has logged 23 appearances in his NHL career and more than 300 games at the AHL level.

Team Canada’s first game is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 15, against Switzerland at 7:10 a.m. EST. They will play three preliminary-round games before the playoff rounds begin on Monday, Feb. 19. The Gold Medal Game is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 25.

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