Just one season after barely missing Regionals, some might have expected the Florida Atlantic ice hockey team to just be happy making that tournament this season. However, (during this year’s Regional Tournament) wins over USF and Arkansas earned the Owls an elusive berth to the National Championship Tournament, one of just 16 spots available throughout the country.
FAU made the trip to Holland, Michigan – a 22 hour bus trip each way. The exhausted and shorthanded team fought valiantly, skating all the way with the host and favorites, Hope College (eventual runner-up), in a 5-1 loss. The Owls battled hard in a 6-3 loss to Colorado, and saw a close game widen late against Robert Morris. Before coming home, four skaters and a goaltender represented FAU in the tournament’s All-Star game.
Friends, families, and fans alike are extremely proud of the job that the Owls did this season, and expect even bigger and better things next year.”