Thursday, June 13, 2013

Kirchhevel leaves Penn State men's hockey program

The long, strange trip of Justin Kirchhevel through Division I college hockey will likely see at least one more destination.

On Wednesday, the 23-year-old bid adieu to the Penn State men's hockey program for what was called "personal reasons."

Kirchhevel sat out a year after transferring from Alaska-Anchorage, and totaled just two goals with four assists in 16 games for the Nittany Lions last year.

“I want to thank the coaching staff & my teammates for an amazing experience. It truly was an honor to represent the Nittany Lions," the South Dakota native said in a statement.

A winger who shoots left handed, Kirchhevel posted two goals and one assist in eight games for the Seawolves in 2010-11.

“Justin was a significant part of our program’s foundation & a consummate Nittany Lion. He will be missed, & we wish him well," noted PSU head coach Guy Gadowsky.

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