Waywayseecappo Wolverines graduating defenseman, Nick Doyle has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for the Salve Regina University Seahawks in Newport, Rhode Island next fall.
Hailing from Winnipeg, Doyle spent the past two seasons in a Wolverines uniform where he was both an assistant captain and team captain. Although coming to a decision wasn’t easy, it’s something that Doyle is thrilled about.
“It’s been pretty stressful but I’m super excited to be committing my next four years to the University of Salve Regina, Doyle shared in an interview. “Going through the whole process is something new to me but after evaluating all my options, Salve just felt like the perfect fit.”
Looking back on his two seasons with the Wolverines, Doyle spoke about his connection with the fans and organization as something he’ll never forget.
“It’s hard to pick one thing whether it’s the fans, billets, coaches, and players I’ve been fortunate to play with over the years. Everyone here always has your back.”
A veteran of 196 MJHL games, Doyle spent 106 in a Wolverines uniform where he flourished on the back end. In 59 games this past season, Doyle scored 12 goals and 34 assists to hit career highs in all major statistical categories.
“The fans make this a wild place to play. Everything and everyone in this organization work in such a professional manner, it makes it easy for the players to go out and play with all the resources we have which include the unbelievable coaching staff the team has to offer.”
When asked what he’s looking forward to the most when he gets to university in the fall, Doyle shared what he’ll be taking in class along with what it will be like to play hockey at the next level.
“I think the competition and being able to try and prove myself in another league. As for school, we are still working out classes but it’s looking like marketing and sports management. It’s been a goal of mine to play at the next level and I’m looking forward to it.
Doyle finishes his career with the Wolverines third all-time in franchise scoring among defensemen with 16 goals and 59 assists for 75 points in 106 games.
“I just want to thank the community of Waywayseecappo for everything they’ve done for me personally and secondly, for helping form me into the person and player I am today. I hope to be back soon,” Doyle finished.