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Union College Dutchmen Hockey Tickets
Head Coach: Rick Bennett
Home Ice: Messa Rink at Achilles Center
Union College Dutchmen Hockey TicketsThe Union College Dutchmen are one of the oldest hockey programs in the NCAA. Union sponsored its first intercollegiate hockey team way back during the 1903-04 season. That year, the Dutchmen played just two games, winning both. Since then, Division I hockey has changed a lot. Things are more formalized, and all of the teams have coaches. The Union College Dutchmen have been through some ups and downs over the years. They had something of a golden age during the 1980s, making it to the NCAA tournament three years in a row. The Dutchmen have put up an even more impressive record during the 2010s. Since the 2010-11 season, Union College has made it to the NCAA tournament five times. They've also won the ECAC conference tournament three times during that period. Union College's recent alumni include NHLers like Jeremy Welsh, Spencer Foo and Daniel Carr. The Dutchmen team is led by playmakers like forward Gabriel Seger and defenseman Dylan Anhorn. Get your tickets to see the Union College Dutchmen at StubHub.
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Where do the Union College Dutchmen play?The Union College Dutchmen play their home games at Messa Rink at the Achilles Center. The Achilles Center first opened in 1975. The facility seats about 2,220 people. Originally, the rink itself was not named. Frank Messa is a Union College alumnus who donated to make a major 2003 renovation of the building possible. Today, the facility includes a fully up-to-date strength training facility, in addition to meeting areas and locker rooms.
Who is the head coach of the Union College Dutchmen hockey team?Rick Bennett is the head coach of the Union College Dutchmen. Bennett first stepped behind the bench for the Dutchmen as an assistant coach back in 2005. Prior to that, Bennett worked at Providence College, his alma mater. During his playing career for the Friars, Rick Bennett was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, and he was an All-American during the 1988-89 season. Bennett's own playing career provides a great example for his players. Since becoming the head coach at Union, Bennett has led the team to two Frozen Four appearances, including one NCAA championship win. Entering the 2019-20, his win percentage was an impressive .629. Rick Bennett's assistant coaches include Jason Tapp, John Ronan and Will Messa.
What conference does Union College play in?The Dutchmen play in the ECAC conference. The ECAC is one of the oldest conferences in NCAA Division I hockey, with some of the most historic moments. This conference includes programs like Yale and Harvard, two of the oldest college hockey programs in the world. In 1969-70 Cornell, another ECAC team, was the first hockey team to ever have an undefeated record and claim the NCAA championship. This is a very competitive conference. Recently, the NCAA championship was won by two ECAC schools in a row during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.
Have the Union College Dutchmen ever won an NCAA championshop?Yes, Union College has won one NCAA Division I championship, in 2014. That year they defeated Minnesota by a score of 7-4 to take the title.
Do the Union College Dutchmen have any notable rivalries?Yes, the Union College Dutchmen have a longstanding rivalry with the Rensselaer Engineers. These teams have met over 90 times. These schools are located close to one another. The series even has a name reflecting this: the Route 7 Rivalry.
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