Local Chad Kolarik Playing for USA Ice Hockey in Winter Olympics

A former Lasalle College High School student born in Abington, will be wearing the Red, White and Blue this February, at the olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.  Not able to finish at Lasalle due to a career relocation for his father, he transferred and graduated from Northgate High School, in Pittsburgh. After high school, Chad Kolarik, went on to be a standout at the University of Michigan, bringing in 78 goals and 96 assists. Chad will be the 15th Wolverine to play for USA Hockey in the Olympics.

Kolarik was drafted in 2004 by the Phoenix Coyotes. He played for Columbus Blue Jackets in 2009 and then went on to play for the New York Rangers in 2010. In addition to the Team USA , Kolarik is currently a forward for the Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eshockey Liga, the professional hockey league in Germany.

See Chad Kolarik’s Tweet on January 1st,

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