Ex-Chief assists in NCAA action

Luke Esposito is having a strong freshman season with the NCAA Harvard Crimson, but other former Chiefs are struggling.

Luke Esposito picked up one point in a losing cause last weekend as his Harvard Crimson fell 4-2 to Colgate.

The ex-Chilliwack Chief had the primary assist on Kyle Criscuolo’s second period goal, giving him a stat line of 3-7-10 in 18 games this season. Teammate Phil Zielonka, another ex-Chief, was held off the scoresheet. Zielonka has 2-1-3 in 16 games.

It’s been a tough year for some other ex-Chiefs in the NCAA.

David Bondra played 35 games for the Michigan State Spartans in 2012-13, collecting no goals and three helpers.

The son of ex-National Hockey Leaguer Peter Bondra has played in just five games this year, scoring one goal.

Malcolm Gould’s second year at Michigan Tech has been difficult. After scoring nine points (three goals) in 27 games as a freshman, Gould has just two points (one goal) in 10 games this season.

Trevor Hills has played just five games as a freshman at St. Lawrence University, collecting one assist.

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