Northern Illinois University Hockey is excited to announce the addition of Hunter Pierce to our 2019-2020 recruiting class. Pierce, a 5’9’’ 150 lbs. forward from Fairbanks, AK was a member of the Helena Bighorns of the NA3HL this past season.
Bob Richards, Head Coach of the Helena Bighorns had this to say about Pierce, “The Bighorns are excited for Hunter as he takes the next step in hockey and life. Throughout his time in Helena, Hunter demonstrated a strong work ethic and desire to put in the time and effort to be a better hockey player. I am positive those traits will continue to serve him well both in hockey and in the classroom, and I look forward to following and enjoying his success as a former Bighorn and NIU student-athlete.”
“I am proud to be bringing Hunter into the program for next season,” said NIU General Manager Ian Kalanges. “He is the type of player that is going to come to the rink every single day, work hard and be an immediate impact to our program”.
“NIU is a perfect school for me on and of the ice and I will have family close by,” said Pierce.
Player: Hunter Pierce
Hometown: Fairbanks, AK
Weight: 150 lbs.
Previous team: Helena Bighorns NA3HL
About Northern Illinois University Hockey
Northern Illinois University (NIU) Hockey was founded in 1965 and has a long, rich history as the oldest sports club on campus. The Huskies play out of the Leafs Ice Centre and have the best fans and loudest crowds in the ACHA. The Leafs Ice Centre is one of Chicago’s state of the art ice arena’s that houses the Huskies in their pro style locker room along with coaches’ offices on site. NIU offers out of state students in state tuition rates which helps all future NIU Hockey student athletes take advantage of Illinois’s most affordable public college. To apply to NIU, visit www.niu.edu/apply/index.shtml. For more information about NIU Hockey, please visit www.niuhockey.com.