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Having grown up on a farm in Jamaica, Virginia Tech alumni Winston Samuels had never seen an ice hockey game, much less a hockey player. That all changed in 1994.

Eighteen years later, Samuels, who earned his master’s degree in animal and poultry sciences from Virginia Tech in 1980, and his Ph.D., also in animal and poultry sciences, in 1983, has become a huge fan of the sport.

He follows both the Chicago Blackhawks and New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League. But his favorite player on the ice today is playing at his alma mater. That’s right, the Hokies have an ice hockey team.

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