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PUIKKONEN TO CONTINUE HOCKEY CAREER AT D1 CANISIUS COLLEGE
The Amarillo Bulls are excited to announce that forward, Niclas Puikkonen, has accepted an offer to continue his hockey playing career at Division I Canisius College.
Puikkonen spent the 2019/20 season with the Bulls after playing his previous junior hockey in Sweden and Finland.
Puikkonen had this to say about continuing his hockey career, “I am very excited for this opportunity to further my education and playing career at Canisius College. I believe that it’s the perfect fit for me to develop as a hockey player and a student. I am truly thankful for all the help and support from my family and friends, my past coaches and teammates, as well as coach Russo, coach Lewis and all of my Bulls teammates!”
Puikkonen took no time in adjusting to the North American ice as he put up 12 goals and 32 assists for 44 points in 54 games, which was good for 3rd most on the team.
Head Coach Rocky Russo had this to say about the talented forward, “We are truly excited for Niclas. He is such a great player and an even better person. Niclas made the commitment to join us this season as an import player in search of an opportunity to be a Student-Athlete at the NCAA Division 1 level. We never Had a doubt that he was capable of being an impactful player In the NCAA, and we are excited that Canisius was the program to make that goal come to fruition. We are certain that Coach Large and his staff will be extremely happy with the way Nic is able to make an impact both on the ice and in the classroom.”