Derrell Levy Will Play in Oswego Once More, This Time for the Syracuse Crunch

Ryan MaloneyContributor IISeptember 15, 2010

TORONTO - FEBRUARY 17:  Greg Mauldin #41 of the Syracuse Crunch looks on against the Toronto Marlies at Ricoh Coliseum on February 17, 2006 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Syracuse won 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images)
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From SyracuseCrunch.com:

"The Syracuse Crunch announced today that they will participate in the fourth annual Shapiro Motor Sales of Oswego Classic, a preseason game at the Oswego State Campus Center Ice Arena on Wednesday, September 29 at 7 p.m. vs. the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Former Oswego State player Derrell Levy has been invited to attend the Crunch’s training camp and is expected to suit up for the club. Levy, a 5-foot-10, 187-pound forward, appeared in 97 games with the Lakers over four seasons from 2005-09, compiling 43 points (9g, 34a) and 77 penalty minutes. Levy was a member of Oswego State’s 2007 NCAA Division III national championship."

This could not have happened to a nicer guy.  The odds are stacked against Levy in his quest to make the roster, but Oswego fans will love to watch him try.

I'm interested to see whether or not he drops the gloves.  Levy, like most college players, did not get into a scrap during his Laker career, as doing so comes with an automatic suspension in NCAA hockey.

It's just a shame that the Crunch won't play Rochester this preseason, as we could have seen Levy vs. Eric Selleck.