Spartans Co-Captain Commits to the University of Southern Maine 

Exeter, NH — Nick Nault, Co- Captain of the Seacoast Spartans, has committed to The University of Southern Maine, for the fall of 2020.

The ’99  Defenseman and league All-Star returned to Exeter after spending a year with the New York Applecore. The Goffstown, NH, was considered by many to be the top defenseman in the EHL and is excited to be attending USM.

“Nick had a great year for us,’ said Seacoast Head Coach Brett Tryder. “He is a great player in all three zones and he plays with tenacity. We were very happy to get him back to the program program.” Tryder continued, “Nick was an obvious choice for team Captain. His effort and love for the game is unmatched. He is the type of kid that Coach Harding, at USM, loves. He competes everyday and his ability to get around the ice will be deadly on USM’s big ice surface.”

Nick had some words on his decisions to play with Seacoast and the University of Southern Maine: “When I heard that seacoast was joining the EHL I knew I wanted to finish out my junior career as a Spartan having previously played u18’s two seasons before. What brought me back were the facilities and the coach’s and staff that run the rinks, they are truly second to none. I would like to thank Coach Tryder and Kurt mallet for growing my game to the collegiate level and for helping me play within myself and stay out of the penalty box. I feel that I am ready to take the next step in my hockey career and I am very excited to join Coach Harding and the University of Southern Maine.The staff at Seacoast have helped me grow  as a person and as a hockey player and I wish the best for the Seacoast Spartans Going forward. Once you are a Spartan, you are part of the Spartan Army for life.”

“Molon Labe” 

Nick is part of a long list of Spartans that have committed or in the process of committing to play hockey at the college level.


Brian Dumoulin '91
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Casey DeSmith '91
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Garnet Hathaway '91
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Freddy Meyer '81
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Matt Duffy '86
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John Laliberte '83
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Brandon Rogers '83
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Connor Moynihan '97
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