Thursday, February 17, 2011

UNCW Club Hockey, Skating to the playoffs!

The UNCW Club Ice Hockey team extended its unbeaten conference season this past weekend with an 8-4 win over Appalachian State. The team plays at the Wilmington Ice House rink surrounded by loyal Seahawks fans. The estimated attendance for games ranges from 200 to 500.

The roster includes players from cold-weather states such as Michigan, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Other players are from North Carolina, but from cities with hockey rinks. The Wilmington area offers the best of both worlds for student-athletes from colder climates. A hockey rink near the beach serves as an interesting draw.

For the first time in team history, the Seahawks (10-0) have qualified for a spot in the ACHA D3 regional tournament. They will travel to Columbia, S.C., to face Alabama in the opening round.

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