The Peoria Mustangs of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) are proud to announce that goaltender Michael Parda (Waukesha, WI) has committed to Niagara University, a highly regarded academic institution that plays ACHA Division I in the Northeast Collegiate Hockey League (NECHL).
The Niagara University Purple Eagles finished the season with a 24-8-2 record and were the first team to ever complete regular season league play undefeated.
Parda played the last two seasons with the Peoria Mustangs and was named the NA3HL Goaltender of the Year for 2012-13. Michael posted a 17-8-1 record during the regular season with a 94.4% save percentage which not only led the entire NA3HL, but was also the highest mark in the league since the 2008-09 season.
He was second in the league in shutouts with five and also ranked 3rd in the NA3HL in goals against average (1.78) and saves (742). In 2011-12, Michael had an 11-6-0 record for the Mustangs. Parda also appeared in the inaugural NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament in February of 2011.
Michael was a significant factor in the Peoria Mustangs run to the NA3HL League Championship game. Over Michael’s last 15 games of the 2012-13 season Michael was 12-3 that included 5 shutouts.
The Peoria Mustangs wish Michael and his family all the best on Michael’s next hockey and academic endeavor.