Niagara IceDog Grad Among Goal Scoring Leaders In Italy

marco insam bolzano italy lega italiana hockey ghiaccioMarco Insam is enjoying a great start to his first year back in Italy’s Lega Italiana Hockey Ghiaccio (LIHG) Serie A. His eleven goals in fifteen games puts him three behind fellow Ontario Hockey League grad Ryan McDonough for the league lead. Insam has played three games less that the Sudbury Wolves and Saginaw Spirit grad. Also in the goal scoring lead group are two other OHL grads, Luciano Aquino and Dan Tudin, both with twelve goals.

Insam played two seasons in the Ontario Hockey League, 2008-09 and 2009-10, both with the Niagara IceDogs. His offensive output was far better in his rookie season with 23 goals and 41 points in 59 games. This past season, he tallied just 19 points in 67 games with the IceDogs.

Marco is currently playing for Bolzano in the LIHG. The team sits in second place in the nine team league. Before coming to the OHL, Marco played a season in the LIHG, 2007-08, with Milano. As an 18 year old, Marco contributed 21 points in 32 games.

In 2006-07, Insam left his home in Italy to pursue a hockey careeer in Canada. Before Niagara was on the radar, Marco was vying for a position in the Western Hockey League. He played a season with the Notre Dame Hounds in Saskatchewan’s SMHL. Here is a great article on Marco’s first experience with Canadian hockey.

At the 2008 IIHF Under-20 Division II Championships, Marco led the tournament in goals as the Italians won gold and moved up to Division I for 2009. Insam was there again in 2009 as Italy finished mid-pack in Division I.

Check out Marco Insam’s profile page on the Bolzano official website.

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