Stolarz leaves UNO, expected to sign with London Knights

UNO freshman goaltender Anthony Stolarz has left the program and is expected to sign with the OHL's London Knights. (Photo credit: Matthew Semisch)

UNO freshman goaltender Anthony Stolarz has left the program and is expected to sign with the OHL’s London Knights. (Photo credit: Matthew Semisch)

Nebraska Omaha freshman goaltender Anthony Stolarz has left the program, UNO announced in a statement Monday, and he is expected to sign with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League.

“I’m obviously disappointed by Anthony’s decision,” Maverick head coach Dean Blais said in the statement.  “He has been making a very challenging transition from the North American Hockey League to the WCHA, and we, as coaches, saw good progress from him in the first half of the season.

“But ultimately, it’s his decision where he wants to play, and we wish him the best in the next chapter of his career.”

The 6-6, 220-pound native Jackson, N.J. featured in seven games for UNO and came in in relief in an eighth. He posted a record of 2-5-0 with a 2.56 goals-against average and .898 save percentage in those eight appearances for the Mavericks.

His first career win for UNO came on Nov. 24 when he amassed 20 saves in an 8-0 shutout of Alabama-Huntsville. It was, and still is, the Mavericks’ only shutout of an opponent so far this season.

Stolarz’s other win came on Dec. 15 when UNO downed Minnesota State in a 5-1 victory.

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