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AP: Olczyk Brothers Reunited At Hurricanes' Rookie Conditioning Camp

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The Associated Press had a great piece on UMass hockey senior Eddie Olczyk and his brother Tommy, who both attended Carolina Hurricanes' rookie conditioning camp last week:

The Carolina Hurricanes have reunited another set of brothers - and this time it's not the Staals.

College players Tommy and Eddie Olczyk, sons of former NHL player and coach Ed Olczyk, are getting their first on-ice taste of the NHL this week during the Hurricanes' rookie conditioning camp.

And in a remarkable coincidence, the Olczyks' reunion came less than a week after the Hurricanes brought the Staals together, trading for center Jordan Staal, the younger brother of team captain Eric.

"Any (time) brothers get a chance to play together, it's something that drives them," Tommy Olczyk said. "It's something that excites them."

Eddie is 23 and a senior at the University of Massachusetts, while 21-year-old Tommy will be a sophomore at Penn State - and is the spitting image of his father. They haven't played together since they spent half the 2007-08 season on the same junior team in Sioux City.

"Any time we have a chance to, whether it's in the summertime or at an opportunity like this, it's great," Eddie Olczyk said.

Read more via MassLive.com: Eddie, Tommy Olczyk on ice together at Carolina Hurricanes' rookie conditioning camp

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