Lindenwood defeated UMSL 24-1 March 12 in its first-ever ice hockey game. The event was played at the Family Arena in St. Charles.
This past weekend, the LU roller hockey team won its second consecutive national championship, finishing the season with a perfect 20-0 record. Congratulations to coach Derek Schaub and his undefeated Lions hockey team.
Lindenwood's men's and women's hockey teams will begin regular competitive play in the fall semester of 2003. The teams will compete on the club level.
The men will compete in Division II of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. They will play against Central Michigan University, University of Michigan, University of Illinois, St. Louis University, and University of Missouri-St. Louis.
The women will compete against Iowa State University, Northern Michigan University, University of Michigan, and Notre Dame University.
“Our University gave us the resources and commitment to build a strong roller hockey program," said Coach Derek Schaub. "I feel we can take that momentum and develop two strong and successful ice hockey programs.”
The development of the men’s and women’s ice hockey programs is an exciting chance for high school and junior level athletes to be a part of a fledgling program that has a commitment to success. There is a high priority set on building strong programs, but also molding the student-athletes in a positive direction.