Shreveport forward Nichols makes NCAA commitment
The Shreveport Mudbugs of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Carson Nichols has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Nichols, 20, just completed his final season of playing in the NAHL for the Mudbugs. The 5’10/155 lbs. native of Allen Park, Michigan, appeared in 49 games during the 2019-20 season and recorded 23 points (9 goals, 14) assists.
Overall in his two-year NAHL career, Nichols played in 84 games and posted 30 points, all with the Mudbugs.
“I’m proud & excited to announce my commitment to further my education and play Division III hockey at The University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Thank you to my friends, family, teammates, & coaches who have helped me along the way! #GoFalcons,” stated Nichols on Twitter.
“The Mudbugs are excited for Carson and the next step of his hockey career at UW-River Falls. Carson’s speed and effortless skating can be a game changer alone. You mix in his grit, competitiveness, hockey IQ, and skill and you have the potential for Freshman to be an impact player. Carson also has the ability to contribute in all areas of the game. The Falcons are getting a great kid with endless potential. We wish him the best of luck,” said Mudbugs head coach Jason Campbell.
UW-River Falls, which is located 30 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, plays in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) and are 19-time WIAC Champions. The three-time NCAA National Champions play their home games out of the brand new 65-million dollar W.H. Hunt Arena, located directly on campus.