Razorback Hockey got its start on the ice in 2007, paving the way for one of the fastest growths in ACHA history. After its probationary season, the Razorback Hockey team started its first full season in the 2008-09 school year.
The 2008-09 season was also the first year as a member of the South Eastern Collegiate Hockey Conference for Arkansas. The Razorbacks went 6-6-0 in the regular season and participated in the inaugural SECHC Tournament in Pelham, Alabama.
Since the 2008-09 season, the program has flourished. It posted a 25-8-0 mark in the 2009-10 campaign, a run that included an eighteen-game winning streak, five straight victories over the University of Alabama, a regular season SECHC-West title, a playoff SECHC conference title, and the program’s first trip to Nationals. Then, in 2010-11, the team posted a then program-high mark of twenty seven wins and, along the way, repeated as SECHC regular season and playoff champions.
In the 2011-12 season, the Razorbacks earned a twenty-two win season and earned a third consecutive regular season conference title. Building on that cumulative success, the 2012-13 effort saw the team notch 27 wins, earn a third conference playoff title, and a fourth consecutive regular season championship. Then, in 2013-14, the season cracked the thirty win platform by posting an overall 31-8-0 record alongside winning a fifth regular season championship and fourth SECHC playoff title.
The 2014-15 season was a memorable one. The team finished with an overall 29-10-2 record that included an eleven game win streak, three victories over a Division I opponent, a fifth SEC playoff championship, and two victories at Nationals. Collectively, the team’s play over the 2014-15 season and the several before it also enabled the program to, beginning with the 2015-16 season, become the first ever SEC school to advance to Division I.
The 2015-16 season saw the program expand to two teams–one at Division I and the other at Division III. 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.