Timing is everything.
Just ask Nichols School senior Joey Muldowney, an ’04 forward from Lakeview, N.Y.
A product of the Buffalo Regals and Junior Sabres organizations, Muldowney made Des Moines’ 30-man roster out of camp this past summer and was invited to play in the USHL. But he opted to wait. He wanted to make sure he was ready before taking the next step.
Instead of potentially jumping the gun and going off to start his junior hockey career too soon, he chose to do what he felt was best.
For him, that meant staying in western New York, enrolling in prep school and playing his senior season at Nichols.
Editor’s note: This article appears in the January/February print edition of New York Hockey Journal.