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Chris Battiani has decided to play Division I college hockey with Merrimack of the Hockey East

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Chris Battiani has taken the long road from Massachusetts to Minnesota and Connecticut. The Pittsfield native, who attends South Kent School, has made a verbal commitment to play at Division I Merrimack.

It may be another couple of years before Chris Battiani steps foot on a college campus but he knows where he'll go.

Battiani, who plays at South Kent (Conn.) School, says he will be attending Merrimack when he eventually signs. 

"Everything about the school," he responded, when asked why he committed to Merrimack.

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Howard Herman can be reached at  hherman@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6253. 

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Howard Herman is a sports columnist at The Berkshire Eagle. The dean of full-time sportswriters in Western Mass., he has been with the Eagle since 1988, and is a member of the New England Baseball and Basketball Hall of Fame.

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