Burkholder, Niagara Agree to Contract Extension

Niagara and coach Dave Burkholder have agreed to a contract extension, the school announced Wednesday.

No details were released, including the length of the extension.

“Coach Burkholder is an important member of the Niagara University community and we want to make sure we keep him,” Niagara athletic director Ed McLaughlin said in a statement. “He produces model student-athletes and successful alumni every year. Niagara hockey is in good hands with him.”

Burkholder has an 156-141-32 record in nine seasons leading the Purple Eagles.

He was the CHA coach of the year twice and earned two regular season and two postseason titles in the CHA.

The Purple Eagles begin play in Atlantic Hockey this season.

“As our program embarks and embraces the move to Atlantic Hockey, it is great to have a full four-year recruiting cycle to work with,” Burkholder said.