The UB Women’s club team played tough at Nationals, losing to Minot State 7-3, and holding number 1 Lakehead to a 6-4 win. Finley Van Houten was stellar in goal for the first two periods against #3 Minot State. Theresa Meosky, a senior, had a career game in game 2, holding Lakewood to 6-4 on 54 “official” shots. The UB women were spectacular, playing with a short bench, coming close to pulling off an upset. It’s been another great year for the UB women, coached by Mark Lauber, who have been dominant in the East for the last several years. The UB women play Liberty University tomorrow in the consolation game. We are so proud of our women ice hockey players who continue to brave 6 am practices, brutal weather to even get to the national tournament, and always, always, show up to play! (Did I mention that their GPA is ridiculously high? Go Lady Bulls!)
Helen A. “Nellie” Drew is an expert in sports law, including professional and amateur sports issues ranging from NCAA compliance and Title IX matters to facility construction, discipline of professional athletes, collective bargaining and franchise issues. Drew formerly served as an officer and in-house counsel to the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League, after previously working as outside counsel to the Sabres and the NHL. Among her more interesting experiences were assisting former USSR superstar Alexander Mogilny in obtaining asylum status in the U.S. and working on multiple NHL expansions, including San Jose, Ottawa, Florida and Tampa Bay.
Drew teaches a variety of courses that incorporate topics such as drug testing in professional sports and professional player contract negotiation and arbitration. She is especially interested in the evolving research and litigation concerning concussions in both amateur and professional sports.