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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.
State school rivals CCSU and Western Connecticut State University put on an intense game at Western’s home rink last night, each team retaliating in goals and earning penalties until finally CCSU third and final shot against the odds.
CCSU ice hockey co-captain Joe Dabkowski was one of 26 players from around North America to be selected to the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II Select Team, giving him a chance to travel to Europe to play hockey on a grander scale against countries such as Switzerland, Austria, Italy and France.
A 7-1 win over the Boston College Eagles capped off a winning weekend Sunday night for the CCSU club hockey team.
Captain Joseph Dabkowski’s injury was seemingly the only glitch in the 9-1 win against the UNH club hockey team Saturday night. CCSU maintained a 6-0 lead over UNH throughout the first two periods, not letting the team score their one and only goal until early in the third. The Blue Devils maintained more shots on goal and kept control of the puck.