Syracuse Orange Practice With Squirts Team at the OnCenter

By Isabella Apple

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- After their big win against Buffalo this past weekend some of the Orange spent their off-day back on the ice.

Rookies John Coggiola, Mackenzie Murphy, Matt Zarb, and Nik Manousos joined the Syracuse Blazers at practice Monday night after the Blazers joined Syracuse at Tennity Ice Pavillion as a part of their second youth game of the season.

Coggiola, who grew up in the Syracuse area, finds it extremely rewarding to be able to give back to his community.

“Going to the youth practice made me remember all the good experiences I had playing hockey around the area. I’m happy to do anything for the kids in order to help the community that I was raised in.” Said the freshman forward.

The boys were able to play coach for the night, helping the youth coaches run practice, participating in drills and even scrimmaging with the young skaters.

Goalie Nik Manousos who got his first start - an