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Murphy, former Union College men’s hockey goalie, defeated in AHL debut


Former Union College‍ Goalie Makes AHL⁢ Debut

NEW YORK ⁢- Former Union College men’s hockey goalie and Hudson⁤ Falls ​native Connor Murphy made his‌ first American ⁣Hockey League start for the Calgary Wranglers on Saturday night. Unfortunately for Murphy, it ⁣wasn’t a positive result.

Murphy stopped 17​ of 21 shots in the Wranglers’ 5-2 loss to the San Jose ⁤Barracuda in San ⁢Jose, California.

Despite the loss, Murphy’s journey from college hockey ‍to the AHL is an impressive feat.​ After two seasons with Union, Murphy signed with the Wranglers, the‌ affiliate of the NHL’s Calgary⁤ Flames. He has ‍played ⁤in nine games for the ECHL’s Rapid City Rush, posting a 4-5-0⁣ record ⁤with a 3.47 goals-against average and a ⁢.896 ‍save percentage.

While ‍the AHL debut may ⁤not⁣ have gone as planned, Murphy’s determination and hard work‍ are​ sure to lead to future success in professional hockey.

Beckett Nielson
Beckett Nielson
Transitioning from a collegiate athlete to a sports journalist, Beckett O’Neal channels his passion for sports into engaging stories. A Boston College graduate, Beckett specializes in local sports coverage, from high school heroes to regional professional teams, providing in-depth analysis and an athlete's insight.
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  1. Agree: Tough break for Murphy, but it’s all part of the learning curve in professional hockey. Keep grinding, it’s only the beginning! #RookieStruggles

  2. Disagree: Unfortunate result, but it’s just the first step towards success for Murphy. Keep pushing and prove them wrong!


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