The fastest sport on ice is making big waves in the Mines club sports community. With a record 35 members, the Men’s Ice Hockey team has greatly improved to be one of the juggernauts in the Division III ACHA. The team has been around for almost a decade at Mines and has seen a recent increase in participation, fan attendance, and wins! The team underwent a makeover two seasons ago and came out with new jerseys and two new coaches.
Although they don’t play on campus, their home games are located at the Edge Ice Arena (Kipling & C470) as well as the Apex Ice Arena (72nd and Ward Road in Arvada). These two both locations are short drives to see the hard-hitting fast paced action that has become Mines hockey. While the team does play close often, they do travel across the state of Colorado, as well as New Mexico and Wyoming.
The Club Ice Hockey team at Colorado School of Mines has been developing into a more competitive team in recent years, with the team’s best records occurring in the last two years. The team participates in weekly games, usually occurring on Fridays and Saturdays. The team will be playing in Gunnison versus Western State the weekend of February 15 and 16, as well as in Littleton the weekend of February 22 and 23 versus Colorado Mesa University at the Edge Ice Arena. The team will also be playing the weekend of March 1 and 2; however that schedule has not been posted yet. Please visit the team’s website at http://recsports.mines.edu/REC-Club-Sports-Ice-Hockey for more information.
The team is always looking for new members. The club holds yearly tryouts at the beginning of the fall semester; however, the team is willing to make arrangements for a midseason tryout. The team also participates in several fundraisers that help fund the travel costs. These fundraisers involve club members submitting addresses for sponsorship letters, as well as selling tickets to a Colorado Avalanche game on Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30 PM. The team will be playing an alumni game after the Colorado Avalanche play.