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January 30, 2014

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DACOSTA’S BACK

Former Merrimack College hockey superstar Stephane Da Costa was recalled to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators late last week, and on Tuesday night he made his presence felt.

Da Costa scored two goals in the Senators’ win over the Columbus Blue Jackets two nights ago. With that memorable performance, he needs just one more score to match his most NHL goals in a season. He scored three in 22 games in the 2011-12 season.

Da Costa had scored 12 goals in 37 games with the AHL’s Binghamton Senators before his promotion. He has played in eight NHL games in two stints with the team this season.

BETCHA DIDN’T KNOW

Speaking of the Merrimack legend, did you know that Stephane Da Costa’s brother Teddy Da Costa is a member of France’s national hockey team?

Unfortunately, you won’t be seeing Teddy — who plays professionally in Finland — in the upcoming Olympics. France hasn’t qualified since the 2004 games.

LOCAL PROS

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, have a distinctly local feel this season.

Former Pinkerton and UNH star Paul Thompson and former Brooks, Phillips and Brown University standout Bobby Farnham of North Andover are each forwards for the Pens’ top minor league team.

FROM RUSSIA,WITH SKILLS

If you catch a glimpse at the Bradford Christian Academy boys basketball team this season, you may notice a fairly massive presence in the paint.

Playing center for the Sentinels is 6-foot-5 Andrew Mishin, who moved to America from Russia before last school year, and just started playing basketball last season. In a recent win over Notre Dame of Lawrence, he grabbed 12 rebounds, blocked four shots and scored eight points.

PENA’S BACK

Haverhill’s Carlos Pena will have his opportunity to return to the major leagues for 2014, signing a minor league deal yesterday with the Los Angeles Angels that includes an invitation to spring training.

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