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December 8, 2016
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Wellington Dukes alternate captain Nic Mucci has confirmed his commitment to join the Niagara University Purple Eagles beginning with the 2017-18 Atlantic Hockey season.


The Mississauga, Ontario native is a product of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens GTHL 'AAA' organization, having helped lead his minor midget club to the prestigious OHL Cup tournament in 2012-13.  The following year as a member of the Midget Jr. Canadiens, Mucci got his first taste of OJHL action by getting a single game recall to the North York Rangers.  By 2014-15, he was ready for junior hockey full-time and after starting the season with the Junior 'B' Perth Blue Wings of the EOJHL, Mucci was picked-up by the Carleton Place Canadians and was part of their 2015 CCHL championship run that also saw them capture the Fred Page Cup as Eastern Ontario Junior 'A' champions and march to the championship game of the 2015 RBC Cup, National Junior 'A' Championship held in Vernon, B.C. before falling to Yorkton, 4-3 in overtime.


After notching just three points in 11 games for Carleton Place to kick-off the 2015-16 season, Mucci was on the move once again, returning to the OJHL as a member of the Wellington Dukes.  He would post 10 goals and 28 points in just 25 regular season contests to finish seventh on the team in scoring and was a major contributor down the stretch, also adding five points during two post-season rounds.


 Entering this season as one of the club's veterans, he has not disappointed for the Dukes, currently tied for the team lead with 19 goals and tied for the overall OJHL scoring lead with teammate Brayden Stortz, sitting with 50 points thus far in just 29 games played.  Named a member of Team OJHL Coffey for the 2016 Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge held in Cornwall, Ontario, Mucci registered three goals in six games to also tie for the team lead.  Most recently, he received an invitation to the Team Canada East Final Selection Camp and was one of six OJHL players named to the squad that will compete at the 2016 World Junior 'A' Challenge being held in Bonnyville, Alberta.

Congratulations to Nic on the achievement and best of luck the rest of the season!

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