NAIH Nationals Update




Buffalo, March 20, 2013 – Ed Draper, head coach of the D’Youville Club Hockey Team, the Spartans, reports the team captured third place in the National Association of Intercollegiate Hockey’s (NAIH) national championship tournament held in Buffalo March 15 through the 17th.

The Spartans competed against Gannon University, Le Moyne College, Western Washington University and Ventura County Community College over the three-day period.  All games were held in the Bud Bakewell Arena in Riverside and Cazenovia Rink in South Buffalo.

“After losing to the Knights from Gannon by a score of 5-4 in the first round, we had to fight our way to the medal round,” Draper said.

“This journey culminated with a thrilling overtime win over Gannon on a goal scored by freshman Justin Nelson to earn a berth to the bronze medal game.”

Riding high on the energy wave from the night before, the Spartans scored four goals prior to the Corsairs from Ventura Community getting on the board late in the second period.

“Ventura could not overcome our fast skating and was defeated 7-1. Justin Nelson and Spartan Captain Nate Wiles tallied for two goals apiece in the victory,” Draper said.  Jordan Kilijanski and Clark Betyn rounded out the scoring.

Western Washington University went on to win the NAIH Championship in an exciting overtime game by defeating number one seed Le Moyne College by a score of 2-1.

D’Youville Hosting Intercollegiate Hockey Tournament

NAIH Fall 2012 Showcase bannerWeekend Filled With Fast Action College Hockey

Buffalo, October 3, 2012 – D’Youville College will host the first annual National Association of Intercollegiate Hockey Fall Invitational Tournament Friday, October 5 through Sunday October 7 at Bud Bakewell Arena in Riverside Park. (2607 Niagara St.) Six club teams will take to the ice beginning at 5:00 p.m. Friday when the D’Youville Spartans meet the Medaille Mavericks. Other teams participating throughout the weekend include Penn State, St. John Fisher, Hobart, and Bloomsburg.  The event is for teams that would not otherwise compete against each other during the season. The NAIH is the governing body for intercollegiate hockey teams in the U.S. and Canada. Teams in the Association play under NCAA rules.