Stolarz Leaving Omaha for OHL
CHN Staff Report
OMAHA, Neb. Nebraska-Omaha freshman goaltender Anthony Stolarz has chosen to leave the program and is expected to sign with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League.
Stolarz came in as a highly-touted freshman, and was a second-round NHL Draft pick by Philadelphia last June. He was 2-5 with a 2.56 goals-against average and a .898 save percentage in eight appearances this season.
“I’m obviously disappointed by Anthony’s decision,” UNO coach Dean Blais said. “He has been making a very challenging transition from the North American Hockey League to the WCHA, and we, as coaches, saw good progress from him in the first half of the season. But ultimately, it’s his decision where he wants to play, and we wish him the best in the next chapter of his career.”
Stolarz, a 6-foot-6, 220-pound native of Jackson, N.J., earned his first career win with 20 saves in an 8-0 shutout of Alabama-Huntsville on Nov. 24. He also made 27 saves while backstopping the Mavericks to a 5-1 win over Minnesota State on Dec. 15.