Posted June 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
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The Carolina Hurricanes have reunited another set of brothers - and this time it's not the Staals. College players Tommy and Eddie Olczyk are the sons of former NHL player and coach Ed Olczyk. They're getting their first on-ice taste of the NHL this week during the Hurricanes' rookie conditioning camp. And in a remarkable coincidence, the Olczyks' reunion came less than a week after the Hurricanes brought the Staals back together. They traded for center Jordan Staal - the younger brother of team captain Eric. Eddie is 23 and a rising senior at Massachusetts, while 21-year-old Tommy is a sophomore at Penn State. Ed Olczyk calls the opportunity a ''win-win'' for his sons because they ''have been around the pro game all their lives, but not in that setting.''
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