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Two Pittsburgh players to attend Penguins’ development camp

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Vermont's Rob Madore and Andrew Blazek of Robert Morris invited to this week's camp

Two Pittsburgh area players will be on the ice at the Pittsburgh Penguins’ annual Development Camp starting Tuesday at CONSOL Energy Center.

Rob Madore, a goaltender from Peters Township who plays at the University of Vermont, and Andrew Blazek, a defenseman from Upper St. Clair who plays at Robert Morris University, are among 28 young players scheduled to attend the camp.

Madore and Blazek will join such NHL prospects as Eric Tangradi and recent No. 1 draft picks Simon Despres, Beau Bennett and Joe Morrow at the development camp, which runs from Tuesday through Saturday.

NHL teams are allowed to invite undrafted college players to these camps, providing the college players pay their own expenses.

Both Madore and Blazek played high school hockey in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL) and skated for the Pittsburgh Hornets amateur program

Madore, who is entering his senior season at Vermont, won two Penguins Cup high school championships at Mellon Arena while playing for Peters Township. He has a career goals-against average of 2.68 at Vermont.

Blazek, a junior at Robert Morris, started his career as a winger before switching to defense. He played two years of high school hockey at Upper St. Clair and two years of U.S. junior hockey before enrolling at RMU.

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