« Hockey 2019-20

Noah Delmas

School

Niagara University

Position
Defense
Major
Marketing

Classroom

Delmas is a three-time AHA All-Academic honoree majoring in marketing.

Character

After serving as an alternate captain as a junior, Delmas was named the 28th captain in Niagara history prior to his senior season.

When asked why Delmas was given the honor, head coach Jason Lammers had this to say: “Noah embodies our mission as a person, student and player. His own personal growth has been impressive and now he has the honor to lead others by putting ‘we’ ahead of ‘me.’”

Delmas’ passion and reliability on the ice are mirrored by his ability to hold himself and his teammates accountable.

Off the ice, Delmas is approachable, easy to talk to, and always upbeat. His presence in the locker room is the same as with the media or amongst his peers.

Community

Delmas and the rest of his teammates have brought in 7-year-old Jack Marchetta from Team IMPACT to join them during the 2019-20 season. Marchetta has suffered from juvenile dermatomyositis, a rare autoimmune disorder, since birth. To keep his health and strength, he plays hockey and soccer.

At Jack’s introductory press conference in September, Delmas spoke with the Buffalo News about what it meant for both sides to be connected in this way: “Everyone is going through something, whether you know it or not. In our regular, everyday lives, we don’t realize how much of an impact we can have on younger people. Just a friendly hangout, or having Jackson come to the rink, that can change his day or his week.”

Competition

Delmas is coming off a stellar junior season that saw him compete in each of the team’s 41 games. He finished fourth among all defensemen in the nation in terms of both goals (15) and points (40) while pacing the Purple Eagles with 25 assists. Over the course of the year, Delmas earned two seperate Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week awards and was tabbed as the AHA Player of the Month for November. At season’s end, his play earned him a spot on the All-Conference Third Team.