Spartans Goalie Set to Join Lancers in the Fall of 2020

Exeter, NH — Nevin Tardif, a goaltender for the Seacoast Spartans, has committed to Worcester State University, for the spring of 2020.

Nevin played his U18 with the Spartans and has returned for his second season of junior hockey. The ’99 native of Dunstable, Mass, is very excited to be attending Worcester State, and he is feeling prepared to start his college career.

“It has been great having Nevin in net for us, this season. He has proven to be one of the top goaltenders in our league and I am sure that Worcester State will be very pleased with their decision to bring Nevin in,” said Head Coach Brett Tryder. “Nevin is a very hard worker and his dedication to the game will be a huge asset moving forward.”

Nevin added, “When deciding with my family where I wanted to finish my junior career, we chose the Seacoast Spartans because of how committed and dedicated the staff and the organization are here. The facilities at the rink are top notch and the people are even better. The biggest thing was coaching and I have worked with Brendan Sullivan as my goalie coach for five years. I have also known Kurt Mallett (Hockey Operations) for over 3 years and I knew he would hire a top notch Head Coach. Getting to know Coach Tryder has been instrumental to me getting the opportunity to play at Worcester State. Coach Tryder wants nothing but the best for us and he shows it everyday at practice and on game days. Without Seacoast and what it and the EHL has provided me, I am not sure that I would have reached my goal of playing college hockey.

Nevin’s goalie coach, Brendan Sullivan, is also very excited about the opportunities ahead. It is great that Nevin was able to reach his goal of college hockey. Worcester is not just getting a goalie but a great person as well. This has been a long time coming for Nevin and couldn’t be more excited for him!

Tardif will be joining Worcester State at the holiday break and will finish the season with the Lancers. He is prepared to battle for playing time and he is looking forward to the challenge. The Spartans are looking to make a run in the second half. The first half has had it’s ups and downs but the Spartans feel like they could just be hitting stride. They will finish up the first half with games against the Connecticut Chiefs and New Hampshire Avalanche on Wednesday December 18th and Thursday December 19th.


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