Defenseman Kevin Mills Leaves Team

Defenseman Kevin Mills is no longer with Princeton men’s hockey and has elected to focus on his studies instead, the team said. Continue reading Defenseman Kevin Mills Leaves Team

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Kyle Hagel Signs With Portland Pirates

Former Princeton defenseman Kyle Hagel signed with the Portland Pirates, the team announced Monday.

Hagel spent the 2012-13 season with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL, where he finished with 162 penalty minutes and six points (2g, 4a) in 67 games. The 28-year-old also spent time with the Peoria Rivermen, Rockford Icehogs and Rochester Americans of the AHL over the past five years.

While at Princeton, Hagel finished with 24 points and won the team’s 1941 Championship Trophy in 2008. He is also a co-founder of Hockey Players For Kids, a non-profit organization.

Tigers in NHL Development Camps

Several Princeton players attended NHL development camps over the summer, including forwards Jack Berger and Mike Ambrosia.

Berger attended Ottawa Senators camp with recently-graduated defenseman Michael Sdao, while Ambrosia appeared in New Jersey Devils camp for the second year in a row.

Berger, who joined Ambrosia at Devils camp last summer, scored 12 points and appeared in all 31 games with Princeton in his junior season.  Ambrosia finished his freshman year as the team’s leading rookie scorer with 11 points through 21 games.

Matt Nelson, committed to Princeton for the 2014-15  season, attended Minnesota Wild rookie camp. Nelson also spent time with the Green Bay Gamblers last season.

Former Princeton goalkeeper Mike Condon attended camp with the Montreal Canadiens, whom he signed with after graduating. As a senior in 2012-13, Condon appeared in 24 games and finished with a 2.48 goals-against average.

Sdao, drafted by the Senators, recorded 15 points in his final season with the Tigers.

Last season forward Andrew Calof, Princeton’s leading scorer, appeared at Islanders development camp. This summer the senior did not attend development camp but participated in the Maccabiah Games, where he won gold with team Canada.