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Caria, Dupuis' names removed from Thunderwolves roster

It appears the Matt Caria and Alex Dupuis era is over at Lakehead University. The names of both players have disappeared from the team's roster on the Thunderwolves hockey website. Inside sources have confirmed Dupuis, the Wolves No.
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It appears the Matt Caria and Alex Dupuis era is over at Lakehead University.

The names of both players have disappeared from the team's roster on the Thunderwolves hockey website.

Inside sources have confirmed Dupuis, the Wolves No. 1 goalie, has decided to go pro after four seasons.

Caria, the oft-suspended star forward, also has one more year of CIS eligibility remaining.

Thunderwolves coach Bill McDonald is out of town and not available for comment. Earlier this week Lakehead hockey officials announced the departure of forward Luke Judson after one season.

Judson is leaving to play for the San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL. If Caria is indeed gone, it would mean the Wolves will start the 2013-14 campaign with just one of their top six point-getters from a year ago, forward Mike Hammond. 

Dupuis posted a 16-9-0 record last season with a 3.09 goals against average and one shutout.

Caria, who finished last season serving a two-game suspension for head-checking Waterloo forward Brett Mackie in Game 1 of their opening round playoff series, had 10 goals and 37 points in 25 regular season games.

In three seasons at LU, Caria had 29 goals, 76 assists and 105 points in 69 games. He also compiled 188 penalty minutes.