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UNH hockey’s Justin Agosta heading to Quinnipiac
A University of New Hampshire regular on defense the last three years, Agosta wanted to get closer to his home in East Meadow, N.Y., and will play his final season of collegiate hockey for Quinnipiac University of Hamden, Conn., next year.
Knodel, a Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick, chose to sign with that organization within days of the end of UNH’s season and went to play with the team’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.
The NCAA allows an athlete who has graduated to transfer to another school without sitting out a season.
Agosta had three goals in 16 assists for 19 points in his first two seasons combined and had six goals and 20 assists for 26 points this past year. He was the second-highest scorer among defensemen for UNH and fourth best in Hockey East.
Leaving UNH will be tough, Agosta said.
“It was a great four years,” he said. “I’m definitely going to miss it. I love coach Umile. We had a great meeting and it got emotional at the end. He understood my thinking and knew I wanted to move on. He knew I wanted a fresh start.”