The Almaguin Spartans organization is thrilled to announce the advancement of 2000 born Russian Forward Nikita Eruslanov to McKendree University ACHA D1. Eruslanov spent 2 seasons with the Spartans, putting up 61 points in 68 games. He was slated to return to the Spartans last season, however due to COVID restrictions he played in the United States in the USPHL for Fresno and Hampton Roads.
Spartans General Manager David Forde had this to say about Eruslanov’s move to college hockey “I’m very happy to see Nikita get this opportunity. He has worked very hard for this. Despite going through some very difficult times in his life over the last year with the loss of his father, Nikita stayed focused and continued to work towards his goal. It is great to see our players get first class education, while continuing their hockey careers. One of the major goals of our program is to help advance and prepare players for the next level and this is just another example of a player coming to us as a young teenager and turning into a college level student and athlete.”
Nikita Eruslanov had this to say about his time in Almaguin and his advancement to college hockey “I am very excited to have reached my goal and can not wait to attend college in the fall. My 2 years in Almaguin really helped prepare me to play college hockey and be prepared to be a student athlete on and off the ice. The staff and my billets were so supportive of me in Almaguin during good times and bad when I was here and even while I was at home in Russia. I would like to thank them all for helping me. I loved my experience in Almaguin and I highly recommend it to any player looking to improve and advance to the next level.”
Congratulations Nikita and best of luck!!!