Wesley Moore and Nikolas Ala-Kokko are the next pair to pick Arkansas

The Razorback Hockey team is pleased to announce a pair of commitments:  F-Wesley Moore (Colorado Springs, CO) and F-Nikolas Ala-Kokko (Plano, TX).

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Wesley Moore

Wesley Moore, a 6’0, 170lb., forward from Colorado Springs, Colorado, spent last season playing for Rampart High School for Coach Joshua McIntosh.  In 19 games for the Rams during the 15-16 season, Moore notched 7 goals and 12 assists.  During the 15-16 campaign, Moore led his team as captain in scoring, ice time, and plus/minus.  For his efforts, he was recognized as team MVP and earned honorable mention all-conference honors.  Said Coach McIntosh, “Wesley is without a doubt the most complete player on our team.  Up a goal with a minute left, down a goal with a minute left, power player, penalty kill, blocking a shot, winning a face-off–I simply can’t get Wesley on the ice enough.”

Said Moore, “I chose the University of Arkansas because it has a great hockey program that has enjoyed immense growth over the last couple years.”  He added, “becoming a Razorback will allow me to further my hockey experience at a high level in a hard-working program, while earning a first-class education.”

 

For his part, forward Nikolas Ala-Kokko (6’1″, 172 lb.) joins the Razorback

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Niko Ala-Kokko

Hockey program from the Dallas Penguins (DJHA).  In the 15-16 season, during which the Penguins enjoyed a tremendous 36-14-1 season, Ala-Kokko potted 7 goals to accompany 7 assists in 45 games.  About his choice to attend Arkansas, Ala-Kokko commented, “I have heard only positive things about Razorback Hockey from the players and coaches alike–everyone shares a common drive and attitude toward the game.”  About the University more generally he added, “the University of Arkansas is the college I have always had in mind. I love the campus and I know I will get a great education.”

Moore and Ala-Kokko become the fifteenth and sixteenth players in a 16-17 recruiting class that has eleven different states represented (Texas, Colorado, Mississippi, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Jersey, Kansas, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Missouri, and California) and players with experience in eight different junior leagues (NA3HL, NAHL, MnJHL, SJHL, MJAHL, WSHL, GMHL, and USPHL).  They join the following players:

F-Drew Hill (Dallas Jr. Stars, NA3HL)
F-Chris Stovall (Springfield Express, WSHL)
F-Garrett Jackson (McKinney Northstars)
F-Alex Kueser (Eureka High School)
F-Chris Weatherly (HC Dallas AAA, NAPHL)
F-Ben Koester (Rochester Ice Hawks, NA3HL)
F-Alec Morris (Marian University, NCAA)
D-Alex DeGuire (Skipjacks Hockey Club, USPHL)
D-Dominic De la Guardia (Portland Jr. Pirates, USPHL)
D-Jake Jones (Bobcaygeon Storm, GMHL)
D-Blake Sibley (HC Dallas AAA, NAPHL)
D-Brian Danahy (Abington Green Wave, MAHS)
G-Nick Bretzger (Springfield Express, WSHL)
G-Michael Moore (Chicago Cougars, USPHL)

The Arkansas hockey program recently finished its first season fielding two teams.  After a post-season reshuffling in the final 15-16 rankings, the Division I team finished #21–the highest finish in ACHA history for any team in its first DI season after moving from DIII.  The team’s #21 finish also gave Arkansas the best finish of any of the five teams that made the jump to Division I this season.  Meanwhile, Division III’s twenty-eight win season was good for third in the SECHC and tenth in the Pacific Region.

The 2016-17 Division I & III schedules will be released in June.  All home games are played at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale.

Chris Stovall the next to choose Arkansas

Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 7.24.29 PMThe Razorback Hockey team is pleased to announce that Chris Stovall has formally committed to play at Arkansas.  A 1995 birth year, the 5’9″ 175 lb. right-handed forward from Grapevine, Texas, recently completed his final junior season with the Springfield Express (WSHL).

Stovall has amassed a substantial junior career that has included stops with the Corpus Christi Ice Rays (NAHL), Texas Jr. Brahmas (WSHL), Melville Millionaires (SJHL), Campbellton Tigers (MJAHL), Palm Beach Hawks (USPHL), and Springfield Express (WSHL).  Prior to his junior career, Stovall led his U16 Tier I AAA team as captain to an appearance in the National Championship game.  He has also twice earned USA Hockey National Camp invitations.

Among the many highlight’s of Stovall’s junior career, he was the leading scorer for his 2014-15 Palm Beach Hawks team–amassing 34 points in 31 games–where he also served as an Assistant Captain.  More recently, Stovall was chosen as an Assistant Captain for the Express this past season where he accrued 41 points in 38 games, including 18 goals and 23 assists.  He also led his team in scoring during five Express playoff games this year.

Reflecting on his time coaching Stovall, current Express Head Coach Jeremy Law said, “I am thrilled Chris chose to attend Arkansas and play for the Razorback Hockey Team. It’s a program that continues to improve every season and I have no doubt Chris will be successful under Coach Gallini’s structure and coaching philosophy.”  About Chris more specifically, Coach Law commented, “he treats the game as a professional and shows up to the rink everyday with 100% commitment and dedication to the sport.”

“I am extremely excited to be playing the next four years at the University of Arkansas,” said Stovall.  “Coaches Gallini and Desjardins have been instrumental throughout this process with me and my family.”  Stovall elaborated on his decision by noting, “I really believe in the system and culture of the program. I’ve played with some of the current players in juniors and I know the culture of the locker room and nucleus of the group is one of the best.”

Stovall becomes the fourteenth player in a 16-17 recruiting class that has ten different states represented (Texas, Mississippi, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Jersey, Kansas, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Missouri, and California) and players with experience in eight different junior leagues (NA3HL, NAHL, MnJHL, SJHL, MJAHL, WSHL, GMHL, and USPHL).  He joins the following players:

F-Drew Hill (Dallas Jr. Stars, NA3HL)
F-Garrett Jackson (McKinney Northstars)
F-Alex Kueser (Eureka High School)
F-Chris Weatherly (HC Dallas AAA, NAPHL)
F-Ben Koester (Rochester Ice Hawks, NA3HL)
F-Alec Morris (Marian University, NCAA)
D-Alex DeGuire (Skipjacks Hockey Club, USPHL)
D-Dominic De la Guardia (Portland Jr. Pirates, USPHL)
D-Jake Jones (Bobcaygeon Storm, GMHL)
D-Blake Sibley (HC Dallas AAA, NAPHL)
D-Brian Danahy (Abington Green Wave, MAHS)
G-Nick Bretzger (Springfield Express, WSHL)
G-Michael Moore (Chicago Cougars, USPHL)

The University of Arkansas is the only SEC school to field two hockey teams.  The 15-16 season marked the program’s inaugural season at Division I, which produced the highest finish in ACHA history for any team in its first DI season after moving from DIII.  Meanwhile, the Division III team boasts five SECHC conference titles and three appearances at the National Tournament.

The 2016-17 Division I & III schedules will be released in early summer.  All home games are played at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale.

Alec Morris transferring to Arkansas

image1The Razorback Hockey team is pleased to announce that Alec Morris has formally committed to transfer from Marian University (NCAA) to play at Arkansas.  A 6’1″ 215 lb. right-handed forward/defenseman from Olive Branch, Mississippi, Morris becomes the second NCAA player to transfer to Arkansas in the last six months (the other being current Razorback Tobias Sjolund).

Prior to his time at Marian, Morris played defense for SUNY Broomfield where he earned NJCAA Second All-Team Defenseman.  Morris has also assembled a substantial junior career, which included stops with the Atlanta Knights (USPHL Elite) and the Marquette Royals (MnJHL).

During his 14-15 season with the Royals, Morris served as assistant captain and helped lead the team to a league championship.  Reflecting on his time coaching Alec, then Royals Head Coach Jim Stanaway said, “Alec is one of the hardest working players I have coached. His work ethic is only trumped by his outstanding attitude. Alec will immediately impact the Arkansas organization on and off the ice.”

About his decision to transfer to Arkansas, Morris commented, “I chose the University of Arkansas because the hockey program is run exceptionally well and pushes players to become their best.”  He added, “I have always sought a program that pushes players not only in the sport itself, but also academically and has zero tolerance for slacking off. It is hard to find a program that pushes players in all areas and I believe the University of Arkansas is that program.”

Morris becomes the thirteenth player in a 16-17 recruiting class that now has ten different states represented (Texas, Mississippi, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Jersey, Kansas, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Missouri, and California).  He joins the following players:

F-Drew Hill (Dallas Jr. Stars, NA3HL)
F-Garrett Jackson (McKinney Northstars)
F-Alex Kueser (Eureka High School)
F-Chris Weatherly (HC Dallas AAA, NAPHL)
F-Ben Koester (Rochester Ice Hawks, NA3HL)
D-Alex DeGuire (Skipjacks Hockey Club, USPHL)
D-Dominic De la Guardia (Portland Jr. Pirates, USPHL)
D-Jake Jones (Bobcaygeon Storm, GMHL)
D-Blake Sibley (HC Dallas AAA, NAPHL)
D-Brian Danahy (Abington Green Wave, MAHS)
G-Nick Bretzger (Springfield Express, WSHL)
G-Michael Moore (Chicago Cougars, USPHL)

The University of Arkansas is the only SEC school to field two hockey teams.  The 15-16 season marked the program’s inaugural season at Division I, which produced the highest finish in ACHA history for any team in its first DI season after moving from DIII.  Meanwhile, the Division III team boasts five SECHC conference titles and three appearances at the National Tournament.

The 2016-17 Division I & III schedules will be released in early summer.  All home games are played at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale.

Massachusetts native Bryan Danahy selects Arkansas

IMG_3068The Razorback Hockey team is pleased to announce that Bryan Danahy has formally committed to play at Arkansas.  A 6’3″ 195 lb. left-handed defenseman from Abington, Massachusetts, Danany recently completed his season with the Abington Green Wave where he earned the Seventh Player Award.

Danahy, the brother of Division I returning goaltender Sean Danahy, commented, “I chose the Razorback Hockey program after hearing about the success and growth of the program from my brother.”  He added, “I have also enjoyed the opportunity to speak with some of the other players and look forward to joining the Razorbacks next season.”

The Danahy brothers will become the third pair of brothers to play for the Razorbacks.  The Derry brothers–Garth and Bryce–played together during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons and the Mudgett brothers–Forest and Preston–recently completed their three season run together (2013-16).

Danahy becomes the twelfth player in a 16-17 recruiting class that now has nine different states represented (Texas, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Jersey, Kansas, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Missouri, and California).  He joins the following players:

F-Drew Hill (Dallas Jr. Stars, NA3HL)
F-Garrett Jackson (McKinney Northstars)
F-Alex Kueser (Eureka High School)
F-Chris Weatherly (HC Dallas AAA, NAPHL)
F-Ben Koester (Rochester Ice Hawks, NA3HL)
D-Alex DeGuire (Skipjacks Hockey Club, USPHL)
D-Dominic De la Guardia (Portland Jr. Pirates, USPHL)
D-Jake Jones (Bobcaygeon Storm, GMHL)
D-Blake Sibley (HC Dallas AAA, NAPHL)
G-Nick Bretzger (WSHL, Springfield Express)
G-Michael Moore (USPHL, Chicago Cougars)

The University of Arkansas is the only SEC school to field two hockey teams.  The 15-16 season marked the program’s inaugural season at Division I, which produced the highest finish in ACHA history for any team in its first DI season after moving from DIII.  Meanwhile, the Division III team boasts five SECHC conference titles and three appearances at the National Tournament.

The 2016-17 Division I & III schedules will be released in early summer.  All home games are played at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale.

Michael Moore on his way to Arkansas

IMG_0112The Razorback Hockey team is pleased to announce that Michael Moore has formally committed to play at Arkansas.  A 5’8″ 160 lb. goaltender from Charlotte, North Carolina, Moore has compiled junior experience the past two seasons in the USPHL.  A 1998 birth year, Moore has suited up for the Richmond Generals and most recently logged time with the Chicago Cougars of the USPHL (pictured).  Prior to his junior career, Moore posted a 9-0-4 record in the 2013-14 season for Union County East High School, where his team won a league championship that season and he was selected to the All-Star game.

Said Moore, “I’m impressed with the goals the coaching staff has set for this team, and excited to be a part of reaching those goals.”  Moore also commented, “[n]ot only does the University of Arkansas offer a great hockey program, it also offers a great engineering program with state of the art labs.”

Moore becomes the eleventh player in a 16-17 recruiting class that now has eight different states represented (Texas, North Carolina, New Jersey, Kansas, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Missouri, and California).  He joins the following players:

F-Drew Hill (Dallas Jr. Stars, NA3HL)
F-Garrett Jackson (McKinney Northstars)
F-Alex Kueser (Eureka High School)
F-Chris Weatherly (HC Dallas AAA, NAPHL)
F-Ben Koester (Rochester Ice Hawks, NA3HL)
D-Alex DeGuire (Skipjacks Hockey Club, USPHL)
D-Dominic De la Guardia (Portland Jr. Pirates, USPHL)
D-Jake Jones (Bobcaygeon Storm, GMHL)
D-Blake Sibley (HC Dallas AAA, NAPHL)
G-Nick Bretzger (WSHL, Springfield Express)

The University of Arkansas is the only SEC school to field two hockey teams.  The 15-16 season marked the program’s inaugural season at Division I, which produced the highest finish in ACHA history for any team in its first DI season after moving from DIII.  Meanwhile, the Division III team boasts five SECHC conference titles and three appearances at the National Tournament.

The 2016-17 Division I & III schedules will be released in early summer.  All home games are played at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale.

New Jersey native Nick Bretzger picks Arkansas

UnknownThe Razorback Hockey team is pleased to announce that Nick Bretzger has formally committed to play at Arkansas.  A 5’9″ 160 lb. goaltender from Rockaway, New Jersey, Bretzger recently completed his season with the WSHL Springfield Express.  A 1995 birth year, Bretzger was named team MVP for the Express this season after posting a 3.32 GAA and 0.911 save percentage.  Bretzger finished the season in the top ten league-wide for games played (47), shots faced (1489), and wins (23).

Jeremy Law, Head Coach for the Express, commented, “I was so pleased Nick decided to attend the University of Arkansas. It’s a great school and has an exceptional hockey program that continues to grow and improve every season. I have no doubt that Nick will be successful both on and off the ice.”

Prior to his time with the Express, Bretzger played in 34 games for the Tahoe Icemen of the WSHL where he faced a league high 1612 shots.  He also logged time during his substantial junior career in the NPHL and the USPHL.  Twice invited as a National USA Hockey Festival goaltender, the invite-only process by which USA Hockey identifies who will represent the US at national and international levels, Bretzger was also twice named MVP of his high school, St. Peter’s Prep.

Said Bretzger, “the hockey program is run in such a professional way. The way Coach Gallini runs his practices gets the best out of his players, and he expects them to compete one-hundred percent on every drill. The program will allow me to develop into a better and more experienced goalie.”  About the University more generally, Bretzger added, “I quickly fell in love with the campus and Fayetteville.  I am very excited to start my college hockey career with the Razorbacks.”

Bretzger becomes the tenth player in a 16-17 recruiting class that now has seven different states represented (Texas, New Jersey, Kansas, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Missouri, and California).  He joins the following players:

F-Drew Hill (Dallas Jr. Stars, NA3HL)
F-Garrett Jackson (McKinney Northstars)
F-Alex Kueser (Eureka High School)
F-Chris Weatherly (HC Dallas AAA, NAPHL)
F-Ben Koester (Rochester Ice Hawks, NA3HL)
D-Alex DeGuire (Skipjacks Hockey Club, USPHL)
D-Dominic De la Guardia (Portland Jr. Pirates, USPHL)
D-Jake Jones (Bobcaygeon Storm, GMHL)
D-Blake Sibley (HC Dallas AAA, NAPHL)

The University of Arkansas is the only SEC school to field two hockey teams.  The 15-16 season marked the program’s inaugural season at Division I, which produced the highest finish in ACHA history for any team in its first DI season after moving from DIII.  Meanwhile, the Division III team boasts five SECHC conference titles and three appearances at the National Tournament.

The 2016-17 Division I & III schedules will be released in early summer.  All home games are played at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale.

Ben Koester chooses Arkansas

FullSizeRenderThe Razorback Hockey team is pleased to announce that Ben Koester has formally committed to play at Arkansas.  A 5’8″ 175 lb. forward from Appleton, Wisconsin, Koester recently completed his season with the NA3HL Rochester Ice Hawks after starting out the 15-16 campaign with the Peoria Mustangs.  A 1995 birth year, Koester spent the 14-15 season in the MnJHL–splitting time with the Dells Ducks and Maple Grove Energy.

Prior to his junior hockey career, Koester during high school played for three years on the Appleton United Varsity Men’s Hockey team while also playing in the Wisconsin Elite Hockey League (WEHL), a Tier II AAA program.  He served as Assistant Captain of his 2014 varsity squad while likewise earning the Unsung Hero Award.

Said Koester, “I chose to attend the University of Arkansas as it gives me the best opportunity to obtain a high quality education, while also being given the opportunity to continue my hockey career at a high level.”  He added, “[w]hen I visited campus and met with the coaching staff and players, I immediately felt like I was a part of their family. The team is run like a professional organization and has grown a tremendously over the last year alone. I am excited to help contribute to the program’s success in any way that I can as we pursue a National Championship.”

Koester becomes the ninth player in a 16-17 recruiting class that now has six different states represented (Texas, Kansas, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Missouri, and California).  He joins the following players:

F-Drew Hill (Dallas Jr. Stars, NA3HL)
F-Garrett Jackson (McKinney Northstars)
F-Alex Kueser (Eureka High School)
F-Chris Weatherly (HC Dallas AAA, NAPHL)
D-Alex DeGuire (Skipjacks Hockey Club, USPHL)
D-Dominic De la Guardia (Portland Jr. Pirates, USPHL)
D-Jake Jones (Bobcaygeon Storm, GMHL)
D-Blake Sibley (HC Dallas AAA, NAPHL)

The Arkansas hockey program recently finished its first season fielding two teams.  After a post-season reshuffling in the final 15-16 rankings, the Division I team finished #21–the highest finish in ACHA history for any team in its first DI season after moving from DIII.  The team’s #21 finish also gave Arkansas the best finish of any of the five teams that made the jump to Division I this season.  Meanwhile, Division III’s twenty-eight win season was good for third in the SECHC and tenth in the Pacific Region.

The 2016-17 Division I & III schedules will be released in early summer.  All home games are played at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale.

Blake Sibley headed to Fayetteville

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The Razorback Hockey team is pleased to announce that Blake Sibley has formally committed to play at Arkansas.  A 6’1″ 195 lb. defenseman from Fort Worth, Texas, Sibley recently finished his second season with the NAPHL AAA HC Dallas program and, prior to that, logged time with the WSHL Dallas Snipers.

Described by former coach Brian Wood as a “very disciplined and physical defenseman,” Coach Wood added that Sibley will “make a great player and teammate.”  Sibley will be reunited with Chris Weatherly, his teammate on the 15-16 HC Dallas Tier I roster.

Said Sibley, “I chose the University of Arkansas because I was impressed by the accomplishments of the hockey program. I am excited for the chance to be a part of that continued success. Combined with the University’s commitment to educational excellence, I feel that it offers me the best opportunity to be successful in my studies while allowing me to continue playing hockey at a high level.”  Sibley makes the third HC Dallas player to commit to Razorback Hockey, joining Chris Weatherly and current Razorback, Christophe Jobin.

Sibley becomes the eighth player in the 16-17 recruiting class, joining the following players:

F-Drew Hill (Dallas Jr. Stars, NA3HL)

F-Garrett Jackson (McKinney Northstars)

F-Alex Kueser (Eureka High School)

F-Chris Weatherly (HC Dallas AAA, NAPHL)

D-Alex DeGuire (Skipjacks Hockey Club, USPHL)

D-Dominic De la Guardia (Portland Jr. Pirates, USPHL)

D-Jake Jones (Bobcaygeon Storm, GMHL)

The Arkansas hockey program recently finished its first season fielding two teams.  After a post-season reshuffling in the final 15-16 rankings, the Division I team finished #21–the highest finish in ACHA history for any team in its first DI season after moving from DIII.  The team’s #21 finish also gave Arkansas the best finish of any of the five teams that made the jump to Division I this season.  Meanwhile, Division III’s twenty-eight win season was good for third in the SECHC and tenth in the Pacific Region.

The 2016-17 Division I & III schedules will be released in early summer.  All home games are played at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale.

 

Garrett Jackson and Alex Kueser on their way to Arkansas

The Razorback Hockey team is pleased to announce a pair of commitments:  F-Alex Kueser (Eureka, MO) and F-Garrett Jackson (McKinney, TX).

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Garrett Jackson

Garrett Jackson, a 6’0, 185lb., forward from McKinney, Texas, spent last season playing for the McKinney Northstars for Coach Cary Archibald.  A recipient of numerous awards from his program, including the Character Leadership Award (14-15), Assistant Captain (14-15), and Breakout Player of the Year (14-15), his Northstar team won the Texas State Championship in 2015.  This season, Jackson was recognized as a member of the All-Academic Team and selected to play in the upcoming April 5, 2016, AT&T High School Hockey League All-Star Game.

Said Jackson, “I chose Arkansas because it had all the aspects I was looking for in a University including the opportunity to further my experience as a hockey player. Razorback Hockey has the reputation of a hardworking program with an exceptional coaching staff.  I look forward to having a great season as a Razorback and being a part of this program.”

Alex Kueser
Alex Kueser

For his part, forward Alex Kueser joins the Razorback Hockey program from Eureka High School in Eureka, Missouri, where he posted 33 goals and 27 assists during the 15-16 regular season.  Serving also as his team’s captain, Kueser’s 60 points was good for placement as one of the top five leading scorers in the entire Mid-States Hockey League.  A versatile player who has played both forward and defense, Kueser recently appeared in his league’s All-Star game on March 6.

According to Sam Boyer, Assistant Coach for the Eureka Wildcats, “[t]his season resulted in the highest regular season finish in our history due to Alex’s drive, determination, and leadership.”  About his decision to choose Arkansas, Kueser commented, “I was impressed to see how much the program has developed over the past few years and I hope to contribute to its continued development.  I knew that Arkansas was the best fit for me because of its commitment to both academics and athletics.”

Jackson and Kueser join F-Drew Hill (NA3HL), D-Dominic De la Guardia (USPHL), F-Chris Weatherly (HC Dallas AAA), D-Jake Jones (Bobcaygeon Storm, GMHL), and D-Alex DeGuire (Skipjacks Hockey Club, USPHL) as the sixth and seventh members of a 16-17 recruiting class that now has five different states represented.

The Arkansas hockey program recently finished its first season fielding two teams.  After a post-season reshuffling in the final 15-16 rankings, the Division I team finished #21–the highest finish in ACHA history for any team in its first DI season after moving from DIII.  The team’s #21 finish also gave Arkansas the best finish of any of the five teams that made the jump to Division I this season.  Meanwhile, Division III’s twenty-eight win season was good for third in the SECHC and tenth in the Pacific Region.

The 2016-17 Division I & III schedules will be released in early summer.  All home games are played at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale.

California native Drew Hill next to commit to Arkansas

Hill pic2The Razorback Hockey team is pleased to announce that Drew Hill has formally committed to play at Arkansas.  A 6’0″, 185 lb, forward originally from Ontario, California, Hill comes to Fayetteville having amassed more than 100 games of junior experience with the Ontario Avalanche (WSHL), Southern Oregon Spartans (WSHL), Topeka Capitals (NA3HL), Cincinnati Swords (NA3HL), and Euless Jr. Stars (NA3HL).

Said Hill, “after first being contacted about playing for University of Arkansas, I quickly learned that they have both a great hockey program alongside great academics.”  He added, “[i]t was easy to see that the University of Arkansas will be a great fit for me to spend my college hockey career.”

Hill joins D-Dominic De la Guardia (USPHL), F-Chris Weatherly (HC Dallas AAA), D-Jake Jones (Bobcaygeon Storm, GMHL), and D-Alex DeGuire (Skipjacks Hockey Club, USPHL) as the fifth member of a 16-17 recruiting class that now has four different states represented.

The Arkansas hockey program recently finished its first season fielding two teams.  After a post-season reshuffling in the final 15-16 rankings, the Division I team finished #21–the highest finish in ACHA history for any team in its first DI season after moving from DIII.  The team’s #21 finish also gave Arkansas the best finish of any of the five teams that made the jump to Division I this season.  Meanwhile, Division III’s twenty-eight win season was good for third in the SECHC and tenth in the Pacific Region.

The 2016-17 Division I & III schedules will be released in early summer.  All home games are played at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale.