The Virginia Tech Ice Hockey team has earned the clubs first ever ACHA National Tournament appearance in team history. The Hokies finished the regular season with a final ranking of #7 in the Southeast Region. This would set up a first day matchup at the Regional tournament against Kennesaw State University who finished #6. The Hokies controlled the play early and often as they went on to a 7-5 victory over the Owls.
Day two of Regionals would have the Hokies facing a familiar foe. With the reseed of teams complete following the first days games, the Hokies drew inter-state rival Liberty University. After an early exit from the MACH South Tournament by Liberty the week before, the Hokies knew the game would be difficult. The Hokies came out flying in the first period scoring the games first two goals and never looked back. The Hokies defeated Liberty University 5-3 to earn their firs trip to the ACHA National Tournament being held in Ft. Myers, FL.
The Hokies are one of the final 16 teams left in the country , and will be representing the Southeast region as the #4 seed.
Check out the ACHA National Tournament website here and watch the Hokies online here for all of the tournament games and updates.
The Hokies pool play will be as follows:
Game 1 vs William Paterson (#1 Northeast) 9:00 AM
Game 2 vs Utah State (#2 West) 12:00 PM
Game 3 vs Lindenwood (#3 Central) 9:15 AM
The team is working hard to generate enough funds to make this trip. If you can contribute to the team to help defray the costs, please click here (In the other field, please put Virginia Tech Ice Hockey). This is a tax deductible donation. The team would appreciate anything that you can give. Thank you for your continued support of the program as the Virginia Tech Ice Hockey team enters its first shot at a National Championship title.