Carolina Ice Hockey is a competitive and dedicated group of undergraduate and graduate students participating in the Atlantic Coast Conference of the American Collegiate Hockey Association’s Division II of club ice hockey. With home games and practices at the Orange County Sportsplex (~20 mins away from UNC campus), Carolina Hockey has developed intense rivalries with Duke and NC State, culminating in rivalry games taking place in front of thousands of fans at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC (home of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes). Team-bonding on and off the ice through social events, conditioning, and community service events brings together a group of players from diverse backgrounds in the common goal of having fun and advancing ice hockey at UNC.
Fundraising/Dues: Historically, dues have been $1,000 a year ($500 a semester) for full-time players, but we are attempting to reduce dues through fundraising.
Sign-ups/Tryouts: Tryouts at the end of August-Date TBD
Practice Days & Times: TBA
Practice Location: SportsPlex (Hillsborough, NC)
Competitive Season: Fall
Competition Level: National
National Governing Body: American Collegiate Hockey Association
Hosted two games at PNC Arena in Raleigh against Duke and NC State, drawing thousands of ticket sales and building the College Ice Hockey brand in North Carolina.
Team Captain AJ Hamel sent to represent the ACC as a co-captain for the ACC Team at the American Collegiate Hockey Association’s annual All-Star Tournament and receiving recognition as Third Star of the tournament.
Club reached new heights at rebranding the program to build interest from the school and beyond, from volunteerism around UNC to founding a booster club to perpetuate club success.