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Archive for August, 2010

16
Aug

FAU Hockey Tryout and Mini Camp Dates Announced!

For all those perspective and returning players interested in playing for FAU Hockey in the fall of 2010, below are some important dates to remember:

2010-2011 Tryout Schedule

Saturday September 11, 2010, Saveology IcePlex – 4:15 PM
Sunday Spetember 12, 2010, Saveology IcePlex- 4:30 PM

Cost is $100 per prospective and returning player.

2010-2011 Mini-Camp Schedule

Tuesday September 14, 2010
Wednesday September 15, 2010
Thursday September 16, 2010
Friday September 17, 2010

All events will be held at the Saveology.com IcePlex (formerly Incredible Ice) in Coral Springs, FL.

Any enrolled FAU Student is welcome to tryout. In order to be eligible to play, one must be enrolled in 9 credit hours and be degree seeking. Graduate students and transfers are also welcome to tryout. Graduate students must be enrolled in 6 credit hours and meet the ACHA eligibilty credentials. For more information, contact any one of the coaches or staff members on this site, or visit the ACHA website.

16
Aug

SPIED! FAU Hockey Logo “Frozen In Time” at Saveology.com IcePlex

It’s official! A source close to FAU Hockey took some spy shots this week of the new surface being put down at the Saveology.com IcePlex in Coral Springs, FL- the home of your Owls. Something new for the 2010-2011 season is an FAU HOCKEY logo planted directly in the ice. The logo is located along the far boards on the home bench side, near the home penalty box.
From what we understand, the team had to shell out several hundred dollars for the prime piece of real estate, but they consider it to be worth the sacrifice. In their opinion, it ads legitimacy to the team, their brand image, and overall professionalism that the new coaching and management staff is looking for. Not to mention it helps to promote the team and their existance in the facility.

The Owls will release more information soon regarding tryouts, mini camp, and the regular season. Stay tuned to FAUHOCKEY.com for the latest information regarding the team!

5
Aug

FAU Owls look to the community for financial support!

With the new season and training camp right around the corner, the FAU Owls are looking for the support of local fans and businesses to help with the hefty costs of running a hockey team.

Last year, FAU Hockey Treasurer Jeremy Tomasso and President Nick Pacquee submitted a budget to the University totaling more than $68,000. This did not cover any post season ice time or trips if the Owls were to advance onto Regionals or Nationals.

“It is safe to say that the FAU hockey team requires more resources and funding to operate than any other athletic club at FAU,” said former goaltender and newly appointed goaltending consultant Erik Bentley. “When I was a freshman, the team dues never exceeded $1,000. Now that ice and travel are very expensive, and with the introduction of an NHL level coaching staff, those dues have increased significantly.”

Last year the Owls recieved support from a few local individuals and businesses including Buffalos Southwest Cafe in Coral Springs, Guardian Auto Inspection of Margate, Sully’s Detailing of Coconut Creek and StyleBuilt Construction of Pompano Beach. This year they look to expand their support network even more.

One of the biggest improvements the team has made is the introduction of a proper sponsorship package that consists of a message from Head Coach Worrell as well as unique Individual and Corporate Sponsorship opportunities.

“The biggest difference between this sponsorship package and the ones from the past is not only the beautiful layout and design, but the Corporate section advertising opportunities. Instead of the team simply asking for money from local businesses, they have decided that selling advertsing at the home games and on their new website makes more sense dollar per dollar to local business owners. This way the business owner feels as though the return on their donation is two-fold,” says Erik Bentley, who designed the new package with the help of club officers and coaches. It’s clear that the team has big goals and are fully aware that these goals will require a large amount of funding.

If you own a local business or are an individual looking to support the team, you can reach Erik directly at ERIK@FAUHOCKEY.com