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Bobcats alum Zapata picks up weekly honors from UCHC


The UCHC has announced that Utica senior forward Dante Zapata is the UCHC Co-Men’s Player of the Week.

Zapata played a major role in No. 1 Utica’s weekend sweep over Nazareth, totaling five points while winning 23 of 36 faceoff attempts over the course of the weekend.

In Friday’s 6-1 win, Zapata sealed the game with an early third-period goal after previously assisting on the team’s third goal of the game in the second period. He also won 10 of 14 faceoff attempts.

On Saturday, Zapata assisted on three of Utica’s four goals while controlling 13 of 22 faceoffs he took.

During his youth hockey days, Zapata spent time with the Arizona Bobcats.

Photo/Kayleigh Sturtevant

(January 31, 2023)

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