Timeline

1972

Jim Barrow, Director of the College’s Computer Center, forms the program and coaches the first team. $1,000 is allocated by the school’s Sports Council to start the program. First game is played at Branch Brook Park Rink, Newark, New Jersey, Ramapo, 5, New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry, 1. November 14

1973

Ramapo practices with the World Hockey Association (WHA) New York Raiders at Branch Brook Park Rink. February 14

WCBS-TV nationally broadcasts a story about the Ramapo College ice hockey program. March 12

Bob Hogan scores seven goals against Livingston College (15-5), This set the record for most goals in a single game by a single player. The record stands until 1983. March 28

Art Chill records team’s first shutout, blanking Brookdale Community College 6-0. April 14

Ice hockey program becomes the first athletic program at Ramapo College to post a winning record (9-7-1).

Ramapo joins the New Jersey Intercollegiate Hockey League (NJIHL) for the 1973/1974 season.

1974

Ramapo plays in its first post-season game, losing to Brookdale Community College 6-2. April 11

The NJIHL changes its name to the Bi-State Intercollegiate Hockey League (BSIHL) for the 1974/1975 season.

1975

Team sets program records for highest score and most shots on goal, crushing Cook College 22-2 and out­ shooting the Aggies 109-8. January 31

Ramapo wins its first overtime game, beating Wagner College 6-5 and advancing to the finals of the playoffs for the first time. March 20

Ramapo wins the College’s first championship, shutting out the County College of Morris 5-0. March 27

Harry Maynes, Tom Moriarty, Dennis O’Keefe, Andy Wyzomerski, and A1 Morris are selected to League All-Star Team. They represent Northern Division in the 7-3 victory against the Southern Division in the BSIHL All-Star Game. April 26

The BSIHL merges with the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Hockey League (MIHL) to become the Bi-State Metropolitan Intercollegiate Hockey League (BSMIHL) for the 1975/1976 season.

Ramapo routs William Paterson College 18-0 in Art Chill’s debut as Head Coach. October 15

Ramapo beats New York Police Department in an exhibition game 8-4. October 17

Ramapo wins the Ice World Invitational Tournament, defeating LaSalle College 12-3 and Temple University 10-0. December, 27-28

1976

Ramapo beats Detroit Police Department in an exhibition game 8-4. January 22

Ramapo’s longest winning streak (fifteen games) ends with a 3-3 tie against Rutgers University. February 17

Ramapo plays Navy for the first time, defeating the Middies 10-1 at Ice World. March 13

Ramapo’s longest unbeaten streak (thirty-three games) ends with semi-final playoff sudden-death overtime loss to City College of New York 3-2. March 15

Ramapo wins second consecutive League championship, defeating Brooklyn College 8-5. March 29

Chuck Podgurski is awarded playoffs MVP and selected to BSMIHL First All-Star team; Harry Maynes is selected to the First All-Star Team; Tommy Moriarty and Bob Paglia are selected to the Second All-Star Team.

The BSMIHL changes its name to the Metropolitan Collegiate Hockey Conference (MCHC) for the 1976/1977 season. The Ramapo Ice Hockey program is upgraded to Varsity status.

1977

First Annual Alumni Ice Hockey Game is played. The alumni defeat the Varsity 4-1. January 24

Ramapo scores second highest number of goals in program history, destroying John Jay College 19-1. January 26

Ramapo is shutout for the first time in its history 7-0 by Nassau Community College, ending a 129 game consecutive game streak dating back to November 14, 1972. March 4

Ed Chapel wins the ECAC Division III Scholar Athlete Award; Harry Maynes is selected to the MCHC First All-Star Team; Russ Tricoli, Jim Egan, and Mike Barnfield are selected to the MCHC Second All-Star Team.

Ramapo leaves the MCHC for the ECAC Division III for the 1977/1978 season.

1978

Ramapo suffers its first losing season (7-13-2).

Mitch Barnfield is selected ECAC Division III Rookie of the Year; Harry Maynes is selected to the ECAC Division III Second All-Star Team.

1979

Ramapo wins the Second Annual Crab Pot Tournament at the Naval Academy, beating Delaware 8-7 (OT) and Navy 7-6 (OT). January 27-28

1980

Ramapo defends Crab Pot title at the Naval Academy. Team defeats West Chester State 3-2 in the opening round but loses to Navy in the title game 9-3. January 26-27

1981

The College administration drops the hockey program, citing budgetary constraints as the reason. May 29

1982

The College’s Sports Council allocates $8,680 to resurrect the ice hockey program. May 14

Ramapo rejoins the MCHC as a club program for the 1982/1983 season.

1983

Dave Margolin scores eight goals and three assists, breaking team record for most goals by single player in single game. Paul Guerci scores two goals and nine assists against Ocean County Community College, setting record for most assists by single player in single game. February 15

Ramapo plays in the Meadowlands Arena prior to New Jersey Devils-Philadelphia Flyer game, losing to Wagner 7-0. March 3

Ramapo is eliminated from MCHC playoff finals losing to the County College of Morris 5-2. March 14

Dave Margolin shares MCHC MVP honors and is selected to First All-Star team; Ken Manna and John Yurcik are selected to the Second All-Star Team.

Ramapo loses its first opening season game in eleven seasons (to Lehigh University 14-3). November 2

1984

Ramapo plays in the Meadowlands Arena prior to New Jersey Devils-Washington Capitals game, losing to William Paterson College 9-2. February 24

Ramapo beats Marist College 9-6 for final victory. February 26

Art Chill resigns as Head Coach after eight seasons. February 28

Ramapo plays final game, an 8-0 loss at the hands of the County College of Morris. March 1

Ken Manna is selected to the MCHC Second All-StarTeam.

The College administration cancels the ice hockey program, once again citing budgetary problems.

1990

Harry Maynes is inducted into the Ramapo College Athletic Hall of Fame. November 30

1991

Art Chill is inducted into the Ramapo College Athletic Hall of Fame. December 7

1996

Tom Moriarty and Bob Hogan are inducted into the Ramapo College Athletic Hall of Fame. March 29

1998

Dennis O’Keefe is inducted into the Ramapo College Athletic Hall of Fame. October 10

2001

The 1975-76, Super Team is inducted into the Ramapo College Athletic Hall of Fame. April 5

2003

Russ Tricoli is inducted into the Ramapo College Athletic Hall of Fame. April 26

2005

For the first time in 20 years, the annual alumni game was not held due to lack of interest.

2006

With the inability to field two Ramapo alumni teams for the annual alumni game, the format was changed. The Ramapo-FDU rivalry was renewed. Ramapo alumni faced-off against FDU alumni with Ramapo winning 10-3. March 2

2008

Ed Chapel is inducted into the Ramapo College Athletic Hall of Fame. April 26

2009

Ken Manna is inducted into the Ramapo College Athletic Hall of Fame. April 25

2010

Jim Barrow and Jim Nardello are inducted into the Ramapo College Athletic Hall of Fame. April 24

2011

Chuck Podgurski is inducted into the Ramapo College Athletic Hall of Fame. April 30

2014

The 1974/1975 team is inducted into the Ramapo College Athletic Hall of Fame. October 11