Men’s Division 3 Announces National Player of the Year

Troy, MI (4/4/24):  The Men's Division 3 of the American Collegiate Hockey Association is proud to announce this year's National Player of the Year, Nick Spolec, from the University of Missouri.



Spolec had on an impressive season, amassing 65 points on 20 goals and 45 assists.  His points total and assists led all of Division 3.  The Tigers forward averaged 2.60 Points per game, helping to the lead the team to their highest national ranking in program history.  His record season included a six-point game vs. Illinois State, and two five-point games, the second of which came in the Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association (MACHA) Silver Division Championship, which was won by Missouri, for the second consecutive year. 



The Kansas City, Missouri native averaged a point a game at Nationals as Missouri made their first National Semifinal ever, before falling to eventual Champion, Lawrence Tech.  During Pool Play, Spolec had a Game Tying Goal versus Michigan State, sealed the game against Central Maine CC with a goal late in the 3rd period, and assisted on a key goal in the last period of regulation versus Air Force. 



In this Senior year, along with this award, has had several other accolades for his on-ice play.  The MACHA selected him to ALL-South Division Team for the Silver Division.  The ACHA also selected Nick as one of three forwards on the National All-Athletic First Team.  This is the first National award for the University of Missouri in their final year in Division 3, as Mizzou has been accepted into Division 2 for the upcoming season.