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O’Rourke ‘definitely benefitting’ from AHL spot (Sault Star)

Story by Peter Ruicci (Sault Star) | Photo by Shane Abbit (Iowa Wild)

One is taking advantage of his opportunity. Two others are anxiously awaiting theirs.

Three players with local ties, all of whom were expected to skate in the Ontario Hockey League this season, are presently on American Hockey League rosters.

“It’s been a great experience,” said Soo Greyhounds captain Ryan O’Rourke, who has played in two games for the Iowa Wild, top farm club of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild. “It’s different than junior hockey. Guys are bigger, stronger, quicker and smarter. I’m definitely benefitting from this.”

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