Rutgers Ice Knights ACHA Season Underway...NCAA Mission Moving Forward
Sep 28, 2015 — Greetings folks...
It's been a few months since we updated you all on what's been happening with our mission to take Rutgers Ice Hockey to the NCAA, Big Ten level. While there is not much in the way of publicly shareable information, we felt that Rutgers supporters could use some positive news right about now!
As you all know, the goal of this petition was NOT to force Rutgers Athletics into adding men's ice hockey right away, but to make President Barchi and AD Julie Hermann aware of our initiative as they approached the athletics facilities upgrade announcement, as well as demonstrate to them that the potential support of Rutgers NCAA D1 Ice Hockey by the many dedicated and rabid hockey fans in the area would be instantaneous and immense. We are happy to say that we were successful in accomplishing that goal, so THANK YOU to all of you who signed the petition!
As most of you are well aware, Rutgers Athletics current financial situation prevents the department from sponsoring any additional sports on its own at this time. That means it's time for us to work privately on securing donors who will contribute towards the endowment of the NCAA program. We have already begun this phase, and generally speaking, have been making positive strides. We again urge anyone with the means and desire to contribute to please contact us directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, we urge you all to support our current ACHA program! Our D1 team will play its home opener this coming Saturday, October 3rd - 3:30pm at ProSkate Arena in South Brunswick. The game will be preceded by our annual alumni game at 2:00pm and is sure to be raucous with all of the old guys in attendance. We'd love for ALL of you to come out an support the boys as they take on Lebanon Valley College! The Facebook event for the home opener can be found here:
Be sure to check out all of our social media pages and (coming soon) a brand new www.rutgershockey.com!