It was the plan all along, and on Wednesday night, Peter Hooley returned back to UAlbany.

Hooley, who left the team indefinitely on Jan. 17 to return home to Australia to be with his mother Sue, who was battling cancer, has been away from the team for nearly a month. Sue Hooley died on Jan. 30th.

Hooley returned to UAlbany with his father and sister, Emma. The Danes play on Friday at NJIT and it remains to be seen as to how Hooley will fit in with a Danes team that is 12-0 in America East play. Hooley was the Danes most productive player before he left, so it stands to reason that he will be a contributor down the stretch.

But no matter what his role is, it's just good to have Hooley back in Albany.