DYC to Host Hockey Championship
Buffalo, New York – February 1, 2013 – D'Youville's College Club Hockey team, the Spartans, has been selected by the National Association of Intercollegiate Hockey (NAIH) to play host to the association's first national championship March 15 through the 17th.
Games will be played at Bud Bakewell Rink in Riverside Park and the Cazenovia Rink, 25 Cazenovia Street, corner Abbott Road, with the championship being played at Riverside on March 17.
Six teams, representing three regions and 'at large' sections, will compete and be announced upon the final rankings scheduled to be released February 27.
Ed Draper, the Spartans head coach, has been named by the NAIH as event director. "For many players this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am honored to be a part of it," he said.
The NAIH provides a governing body, structure of play, and a national champion to intercollegiate hockey teams while playing under current NCAA hockey rules.
D'Youville students created the men's ice hockey team in 2010 and the USA Hockey Program, the D'Youville College Student Association and the College approved it. The team plays a 20+ game schedule from September to February with home games held at the Bud Bakewell Arena.
The team competes against the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I and Division III teams and is a member of the NAIH. The team currently has one female player who is the starting goalie.
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