Ice Hockey Returns to Ramapo College After 31-Year Hiatus

September 4, 2015

Ice Hockey Returns to Ramapo College After 31-Year HiatusMAHWAH, N.J. — After a 31-year hiatus, Ramapo College is bringing back ice hockey. The Roadrunners Ice Hockey Club Team opens its 2015-16 season on Sunday, September 27 when Ramapo hosts New Jersey Institute of Technology at Sport-O-Rama in Monsey, N.Y.  Face-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Pre-game ceremonies will honor the alumni players in attendance and the Ramapo College Athletic Hall of Fame members from the original ice hockey program. The new program has received outstanding support from former players as well as alumni.

“The players from the original program ignited a passion for ice hockey at the College,” said Art Chill, General Manager. “For three decades, their camaraderie and loyalty have kept the spirit alive as players have returned from all over the country each spring to play in the annual alumni game. The new program has become a reality in large part because of their support and dedication.”

This self-sustaining intercollegiate ice hockey club team will be a Division III club program affiliated with the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and USA Hockey and will be regionally affiliated with the Metropolitan Collegiate Hockey Conference (MCHC). The team will compete in a 22-to-24 intercollegiate game schedule. In addition to the MCHC schedule, non-conference Division III and Division II competition will be scheduled to maximize the number of games per season.

For more information, contact Art Chill, General Manager of the Ramapo Ice Hockey Club, at achill@ramapo.edu