KIJHL alum lead ACHA Bulldogs to national title

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Noah Decottignies (Beaver Valley Nitehawks/Columbia Valley Rockies alumnus) led the Adrian College Bulldogs to their third American Collegiate Hockey Association National Championship with a 41-save shutout in a 3-0 win over the University of Las Vegas-Nevada Rebels.

Decottignies went 4-0 in the ACHA Division 1 National Championship making 105 saves on 109 shots for a 1.00 goals against average and a .963 save percentage to earn MVP honours.



Decottignies faced 32 shots in the first two periods of the championship game.

After a scoreless first period, Ethan McLaughlin (Summerland Steam/Nelson Leafs alumnus) assisted on the winning goal by Blake Wideman. McLaughlin finished with two assists in the championships. Peyton Trzaska (Princeton Posse) is the other alum on the team. He didn’t play in the championship after winning all six of his regular season starts.

The Rebels roster featured KIJHL alumni in goalie Vince Benedetto (Chase Heat), who made 26 saves, as well as Cole Wyatt (Nelson Leafs) and Dylan Ford (Golden Rockets).