Why Niagara Hockey?
WHY NIAGARA HOCKEY?...
Offering players what other programs can not!- on and off the ice!
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On Campus, Multi-Million Dollar Ice Complex within walking distance of all dorms apartments. Niagara is one of only a handful of ACHA programs to have an on campus rink! Access to Dwyer Arena during the day and in between classes for informal captain skates.
In 2010, Dwyer Arena co-hosted the IIHF U20 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
Coach Breczkowski is the second longest tenured coach in ACHA D1. He is entering his 15th season with the Purps
Gloves, Pants, Sticks, Shafts, along with full warm up gear provided by team.
Dedicated Team Locker Room
Strength and Conditioning Coach to maximize players off ice development
Team Athletic Trainer & Team Doctor
National Travel Schedule with first class travel accomodations by air & bus.
Dedicated Coaching & Recruiting Staff
Head Coach Larry Brzeczkowski (ECHL Coach of the Year Recipient, ACHA Coach of the Year Finalist)
Three former Purple Eagles have been invited to pro camps (Mario Nucci, Rick Feroni, and Mike Novosad). Mike Novosad '07 (Montreal, Quebec) is now entering his sixth season of professional hockey.
Coverage from local newspapers and on campus news organizations.
Most players live together both on and off campus.
The vast majority of players receive financial aid from the University
Niagara University is located in the hot bed of hockey. Minutes from both Canada and Buffalo, Niagara hockey is a point of pride for the University.
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The Niagara University ACHA Hockey team is a member of the Division 1 American Collegiate Hockey Association . The ACHA Division 1 is comprised of 58 teams spanning the entire nation. ACHA Hockey is quickly becoming the best options for highly skilled players from top Prep School or Junior organizations who are looking to continue their hockey careers and obtain a high quality education
Our national travel schedule, intense on and off ice work ethic, and dedication is what have made our program a top choice for recruits.
The Niagara University ACHA team has had three players offered pro contracts after graduation. Mario Nucci, Rick Feroni, and Mike Novosad have represented not only the University but the Purple Eagles hockey team admirably at the professional level.
Niagara plays its entire home schedule at Dwyer Arena located on the campus of Niagara University. Our dedicated locker room, state of the art facilities, and top notch scheduling makes Niagara hockey a great option for players looking to continue to play hockey in college.
The 2012-2013 Purple Eagles are poised to stake their claim as one of the countries elite programs.
In recent years the team has traveled to play Penn State University, Arizona State, University of Central Oklahoma, Liberty University, Eastern Michigan University, University of Rhode Island, Robert Morris (Chicago), to name a few
Niagara's league opponents hail from the NECHL.
Niagara is one of only a handful of ACHA programs to have their own on-campus rink
NU generally plays between 12-18 games per season against top 25 teams
Niagara competes every year in the NECHL for an auto-bid for the ACHA National Tournament
Niagara has had several players offered pro tryouts after their graduation
The average Niagara player is awarded acamdeic and need based aid from the University.
Around our rink...
Dwyer Arena Home of The Purple Eagles
Located on the Niagara University Campus
Home of the Purple Eagles and the Buffalo Sabres Prospect Camp
It is no coincedence that the NHL's Buffalo Sabres use the same state-of-the-art facilities as do the Purple Eagles