Goodbye! It’s Been a Great Five Years of Hockey

After 1,663 posts and thousands of scores, this is the last HockeyYall.com post. The site is being shut down after five years of covering non-varsity collegiate hockey in the South, along the Atlantic Coast and in the lower Midwest. I will miss interacting with the 90-some head coaches and all the volunteers in HockeyYall.com’s coverage […]

FGCU, UCF Among Five Members of New DIII Conference

FGCU, UCF Among Five Members of New DIII Conference

For the first time in their combined 67 years of non-varsity collegiate hockey, five of the southernmost Division III teams — including the two top-ranked teams in recent years — will compete against each other for a conference championship. Central Florida and Florida Gulf Coast, the Nos. 1 and 2 teams, respectively, last season, and […]

Vandy to Spotlight Some of ACHA's Elite Academic Schools

Vandy to Spotlight Some of ACHA’s Elite Academic Schools

As part of its 2014-15 schedule, Vanderbilt is underscoring the athlete in student-athlete by staging a showcase featuring five other universities of academic repute. (Photo: 2014 grad Kyle McCann) The first weekend in October, the Commodores will host Florida, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Northwestern and Wake Forest in the inaugural MAPCO College Hockey Scholar Shootout […]

Bar Raised Last Season, Gamecocks Look to Soar

Bar Raised Last Season, Gamecocks Look to Soar

South Carolina emerged as a force in the South Eastern Collegiate Hockey Conference, made its second consecutive appearance in the ACHA Division III South Regional Tournament and came within one win of earning its first trip to nationals. With only one player lost to graduation and as many as 70 expected to attend tryouts Sept. […]

Tiny Sewanee Taking First Step Toward Non-Varsity Hockey

Tiny Sewanee Taking First Step Toward Non-Varsity Hockey

Tennessee is beginning to take on the trappings of a hockey state. As previously reported on HockeyYall.com, Middle Tennessee State University will test the collegiate non-varsity waters in 2014-15 with an eye to eventually becoming the Volunteer State’s fourth ACHA team. Now comes Sewanee: University of the South, as it is officially known. A group […]

In the Ascent, GMU Patriots to Make BRHC Colonial Debut

In the Ascent, GMU Patriots to Make BRHC Colonial Debut

The Patriots of George Mason University will take a first step this season toward fulfilling head coach Steve Hyjek’s ambitious, long-term dream for his improving team. After finishing first in the Blue Ridge Hockey Conference’s Northeast Region and reaching the conference semifinals last season, the Patriots have been voted into the BRHC’s rugged Colonial Division […]

MTSU Plots Return; Six Games, Rec Play on Tap for '14-15

MTSU Plots Return; Six Games, Rec Play on Tap for ’14-15

It remains to be seen whether the stars floating over Murfreesboro align just so, but if they do, Middle Tennessee State University may again invade ACHA Division III South Region rinks. After a 10-year run, the university’s first non-varsity team folded prior to the 2009-10 season. There was neither enough players (as few as 11) […]

No Postseason for KSU; Owls Will Focus on 21-Game Slate

It wasn’t as easy as it used to be, but Kennesaw State club president Will Galucki managed to build a 21-game schedule for the 2014-15 season after the Owls were forced to sit out last season for violating university rules. “Yes, the fact that we were sidelined led to some difficulties in scheduling. Some teams […]

UGA to Get to Know New Rink Quickly; Gators to Visit First

UGA to Get to Know New Rink Quickly; Gators to Visit First

The Georgia Ice Dogs are taking full advantage of their new home digs, which are within walking distance of the university’s sprawling campus in Athens. Capitalizing on the mounting excitement swirling around the team since the announcement in January about its move into the Classic Center in downtown, the 2014-15 schedule enables the Ice Dogs […]

Vandy Games Slated for Prime Time at New Rink Complex

Vanderbilt’s move this fall into a sparkling new two-rink facility in suburban Nashville will translate into prime-time games for the Commodores and visiting teams. The ‘Dores will play at the $14 million Ford Ice Center in Antioch, about a 30-minute drive from downtown and the Vandy campus. They’ve signed up for two practices a week […]