April 27, 2022
Uhlir Commits to Niagara University
Another Mavericks veteran is on the move and has made his college plans official. Mavericks veteran forward, Kevin Uhlir, announced this week that he has committed to play ACHA Division 1 hockey for Niagara University, starting in the 2022-23 season.
The Lake Zurich, IL native came to the Mavericks from the Midwest Blackbirds as part of a mid-season trade and wasted little time making an impact on the ice. In just 21 games with the Mavericks, Uhlir tallied 6 goals and 8 assists. Combined with his time with the Blackbirds, he put up 20 goals and 17 assists for a season total of 37 points. This was Uhlir's third season in the USPHL, having spent time with the Chicago Cougars, Midwest Blackbirds, and Columbus Mavericks.
Mavericks Head Coach & GM, Nate Handrahan, is excited to move a player on to his alma mater; “We are excited for Kevin as he heads into the next stage of his career. Being a Niagara Alum, I'm happy that he has chosen to be a Purp! It is a great campus that left a positive mark on my life. He will continue to be the offensive player he was for us!”
Niagara University's campus is nestled just north of Niagara Falls along the U.S. - Canada border. As members of the NECHL conference, The Purple Eagles play out of Dwyer Arena, which they share with the school's NCAA Division 1 squad.