In addition to the educational benefits of obtaining your degree from the University, Arkansas is likewise an excellent place to continue your competitive hockey career. The University fields two teams: one at the Division I level (in the WCHL) and one at the Division III level (in the SECHC).
The Division I team begins its third season of play in the 2017-18 season. It will play a roughly 35 game schedule against schools like Oklahoma, Central Oklahoma, Missouri State, Colorado, and Alabama. During the 2016-17 season, on ice practices for the Division I team took place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, and mandatory weight room sessions occurred on Monday and Tuesday mornings following practice. Yoga sessions took place on Wednesday mornings following practice.
The Division III team has won the Southeastern Collegiate Hockey Conference post-season playoff tournament five times (09-10, 10-11, 12-13, 13-14, 14-15) and the regular season SECHC-West conference championship five times (09-10, 10-11, 11-12, 12-13, 13-14). The Division III team has appeared at Nationals three times (09-10, 13-14, 14-15), made three appearances at the South Regional tournament (09-10, 10-11, 12-13), and is consistently ranked in the top ten regionally during the regular season.
The Division III Team plays a roughly thirty-game season from September through February against schools like Ole Miss, Missouri State, and Georgia. During the 2016-17 season, the Division III team practiced Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings, with mandatory weight room sessions on Monday and Tuesday mornings.
Collectively, our rosters are comprised of players from a variety of hockey backgrounds; although most competed at the junior level, others played high school hockey, and still others competed at the travel/club level. Players must typically report during the third week of August, after which rosters are selected and the teams begin practicing.
Click HERE to listen to captains James Haddock and Jacob Brown discuss what it’s like to play in the Razorback Hockey program. And click HERE to listen to assistant captain Collin Young talk about his experiences playing at Arkansas.