After much debate and two separate motions, the CCSU ice hockey club was denied its contingency request of $5,000 for unforeseen costs by the Student Government Association with nine votes for and 16 against.
The CCSU club hockey team made history in their ACHA Division II national tournament the weekend before break walking away second overall. Despite dropping to second place in the final against Davenport University, this year’s CCSU team managed to make it farther than any other team in the school’s history.
Last weekend the CCSU hockey team competed in the ACHA Northeast Regional Tournament and came out on top of Bryant University and the University of New Hampshire earning their bid to next week’s ACHA National Tournament.
After five years on the CCSU hockey team twin brothers Mike and Rob DiClemente are playing their last season for the Blue Devils, but after eighteen years hockey becomes less of a hobby and more of a lifestyle.
In a single elimination tournament, the Blue Devils were able to defeat the Bryant Bulldogs, 8-4 and the University of New Hampshire Wildcats, 5-4 in order to advance to the nationals.
The Blue Devils entered Saturday night’s home game looking to improve their weekend record to 2-0 overall after defeating New York University on the road 7-6, beginning the fourth and final ranking period undefeated.