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RMU’s Dorowicz, Powers sign with ECHL Greenville

Spencer Dorowicz and Robert Powers. -- JENN HOFFMAN

Robert Morris seniors Spencer Dorowicz and Robert Powers have signed professional contracts with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits of the ECHL.

Dorowicz, a 24-year-old center from Olds, Alberta, was the pivot on Robert Morris’ third line for most of his senior year. The two-way centerman scored a career-high eight goals in 2017-18, while collecting 11 assists for the third straight campaign.

The 5-foot-11, 192-pound forward played in all 41 games for the Colonials this season and had a 53.5 percent success rate in the faceoff circle. In his four-year career, Dorowicz played in 145 games at Robert Morris.

Powers, a 23-year-old defenseman from Ajax, Ontario, came into his own over his final two seasons at Robert Morris. After playing just 15 games over his first two seasons, Powers played 28 in 2016-17 and 41 in 2017-18. This season, he scored two goals and collected 12 assists, both career highs, while also getting significant action on the Colonials’ power play unit.

Dorowicz and Powers are the second and third members of Robert Morris’ senior class to turn professional. Forward Brady Ferguson signed an amateur try-out with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.

The Swamp Rabbits, located in Greenville, South Carolina, are the ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers. They are currently in seventh and last place in the ECHL’s South Division. Greenville’s next game is Friday at home against Jacksonville.

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