Tier 3 Alumni Watch - Northern Illinois University
The Northern Illinois Huskies field teams at both the ACHA Division 2 and Division 3 levels which combine to roster ten players who previously played Tier 3 Junior Hockey. The D2 program, which rosters nine Tier 3 alumni, is currently ranked 7th in ACHA Central.
NIU D2 Players
Anthony Contillo, a 5'11 180lb Senior Forward from Crofton Maryland played for the Bay State Breakers while they were part of the EJHL.
Max Finley, a 6'1 185lb Senior Defenseman played for the Peoria Mustangs of the NA3HL.
Nick Gorczyca, a 5'11 200lb Senior Forward from Aurora Illinois played for the Chicago Jr Bulldogs while the Bulldogs were part of the Great Lakes Junior Hockey League.
Jake Leon, a 6'1 185lb Sophomore Goaltender from Aurora Illinois played for the El Paso Rhinos of the T3 WSHL.
Nick Leon, a 6'0 185lb Senior Forward from Aurora Illinois played on the former Quad City Flames roster of the former CSHL.
Brandon Niedziela, a 5'7 165lb Junior Forward from River Grove Illinois played for the Illiana Blackbirds while they were with the former MnJHL.
Justin Rucinski, a 6'0 190lb Senior Forward from Lake in the Hills Illinois played on the former Chicago Hitmen (NA3HL) roster.
LJ Scimeca, a 5'8 155lb Junior Defenseman from Park Ridge Illinois played on the Minnesota Owls roster of the MnJHL.
Tommy Turner, a 5'10 200lb Sophomore Defenseman from Wauconda Illinois played for the Peoria Mustangs (NA3HL).
NIU D3 Players
Aaron Lewis, a 5'10 175lb Junior Forward from Rockford Illinois played for the former Central Wisconsin Saints of the MnJHL.
To learn more about the Northern Illinois University Huskies Men's Hockey program visit their website.
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