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Serra, Dino M

Serra, Dino M
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Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - Dino M. Serra Athlete Hockey - 1971 - 1990 Era
Notes  Dino Serra grew up in Niagara Falls, playing in the Niagara Falls Minor hockey system. During his time here, he received numerous M.V.P. awards playing in the Peewee, Bantam, and midget Divisions. As a 16 year old, Dino played for the Fort Erie Meteors Junior “B” Team and led the league in scoring, with a record of 38 goals in 30 games. Dino played 23 games with the Niagara Falls Flyers in Major Junior “A” Hockey and followed this by playing one season with the Niagara Falls Flyers Tier II Team, of the Southern Ontario Hockey Association (S.O.H.A.), where he led the team in scoring with 86 points and was named to the League All-Star Team. In 1973, Dino was invited to participate in the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (N.H.L.) training camp. In 1975, he was invited to participate in the Montreal Canadiens (N.H.L.) training camp and his N.H.L. rights were picked up by the Montreal Canadiens. From 1973-1977, Dino played four seasons of N.C.A.A. (The National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division I Hockey at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (R.P.I.) in Troy, New York. In 1974, he was named Rookie of the Year, and established the single season Rookie scoring record. In Dino’s Senior Year, he was Team Captain, Team Scoring Leader, and he finished number one in the nation with a 2.3 points per game average. From 1977-1979, Dino played professional hockey in Europe for Varese, Italy and Milan, Italy. He was the leading scorer for both teams, named first team All-Star centre, and named to the League All Star team. In 1979, Dino participated in the World Cup Championship in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Despite playing with a broken wrist, he was named Tournament All-Star.
In 2001, Dino was inducted to the RPI Athletic Hall of Fame.
  Dino now works in the Healthcare /Technology industry and has maintained residence in the U.S.A. He resides in Park City, Utah with his wife, Dr. Marian Serra, a trauma physician, his son, Michael, and daughter, Juliana. He returns to Niagara Falls to visit family ;
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