Airey to Join University of Minnesota

Former Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) netminder Nathan Airey is set to join the University of Minnesota for the 2023/24 season.

Airey joined the CSSHL for the 2018/19 U16 Prep season. In 18 games the Cochrane, AB netminder recorded a 10-8-0 record while posting 1 shutout with a 3.12 GAA, and .897 SV% with Prairie Hockey Academy.

Selected in the fifth round, 110th overall by the Kootenay Ice at the 2018 Western Hockey League (WHL) Draft, Airey would join International Hockey Academy for the 2019/20 U18 Prep season. In 29 games he would finish with a 5.50 GAA and .879 SV%.

In 2020/21 Airey would make the jump to the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) with the Cranbrook Bucks. In three seasons with the team Airey would play 88 games while posting a 2.77 GAA, .912 SV%, and a 44-32-12 record with 6 shutouts. During the 2022/23 season he would be named the BCHL’s Top Goaltender.

The University of Minnesota is an NCAA Division I program located in Minneapolis, MN competing in the Big Ten Conference.