Originally written on Philly Sports Live  |  Last updated 11/20/14
 Philadelphia, Pa – Vermont, a member of the Hockey East conference, started out its 2012-13 season by earning a 1-1 tie with No. 6 U-Mass Lowell on October 12.  Vermont’s roster includes defenseman Nick Luukko, a 2010 Flyers draft pick from West Chester, PA, and forward Kyle Mountain of Bryn Mawr, PA, who was invited to attend the Flyers’ 2012 summer prospect camp.  Other NHL draft picks playing for the Catamounts include forwards Connor Brickley (Florida, 2nd rd. 2010) and Brett Bruneteau (Washington, 4th rd. 2007) and defenseman Michael Paliotta (Chicago, 3rd rd. 2011).  Other Catamounts native to the greater Philadelphia region include forwards Colin Markison (Princeton, NJ/Pennington) and Chris McCarthy (Collegeville, PA/US National Development Program). Penn State is beginning its first season as an NCAA Division I hockey program after several decades as one of the country’s most successful club ice hockey programs.  The school last fielded a varsity ice hockey team in 1947.  ...
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