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Western Michigan Broncos Hockey Tickets
Head Coach: Andy Murray
Home Ice: Lawson Ice Arena
Western Michigan Broncos Hockey TicketsThe Western Michigan Broncos hockey team traces its origins to the 1950s. In 1973-74, the first varsity Broncos team took to the ice in Division II of the NCAA. By 1975-76, the Broncos were playing in Division I against the elite programs in the CCHA. Today, Western Michigan is in the competitive NCHC, where they face off against perennial contenders North Dakota and Minnesota-Duluth. During the 2019-20 season, the Broncos averaged 3.5 goals per game. They also held their opponents to just 2.9 goals on average. Coached by the experienced Andy Murray, this team is on the upswing. They've posted two 20-plus-win seasons in the past five years. In recent years at Western Michigan, playmakers like Dawson DiPietro and Hugh McGing have made a big impact on the ice. As those players get ready to move on to bigger and better things, fresh talent like Ronnie Attard are starting to fill their shoes. Get your tickets to see the Broncos at StubHub.
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Where do the Western Michigan Broncos play hockey?The Western Michigan Broncos play their home games at the Lawson Ice Arena in Kalamazoo, Mich. This building seats 3,667 people for each hockey game. It's named after Harry W. Lawson, the man who's responsible for Western Michigan having a hockey program. Lawson started the first hockey team on campus, on a club basis, during the late 1950s. Lawson Ice Arena opened in 1974. It was renovated extensively during the summer of 2006. Today, Lawson Ice Arena has fully modern varsity locker rooms, coaching offices and training areas.
Who is the head coach of the Western Michigan Broncos?Andy Murray has been the head coach of the Western Michigan Broncos since the summer of 2011. During his first nine seasons, Murray has led the Broncos to three 20-plus-win seasons. After the 2016-17 season, Murray was named the Herb Brooks NCHC Coach of the Year. Prior to his career with the Western Michigan Broncos, Andy Murray spent 10 seasons as a head coach at the NHL level. Murray coached the Los Angeles Kings for six seasons and helmed the St. Louis Blues for four seasons. All told, Andy Murray amassed 333 wins at the NHL level. He was also the head coach of the Canadian national team at the World Hockey Championships in 1997, 2003 and 2007.
What is the Western Michigan Broncos' playoff history?The Western Michigan Broncos hockey team has made it to the NCAA tournament six times since they became a Division I school. Their most recent NCAA tournament playoff appearance came during the 2016-17 season. That year, the Broncos made it to the East Regional Semifinal game against Air Force. Though they lost the game, they scored four goals, a new benchmark for the school.
Who are some notable Western Michigan Broncos?The Western Michigan Broncos have a long tradition of excellence. This is easily seen in the number of players the Broncos have sent to the NHL. Keith Jones, Jamal Mayers and Stanley Cup Champion goaltender Glenn Healy are all former Broncos. Broncos currently playing in the NHL include Jordan Oesterle and Luke Witkowski. The current Western Michigan roster includes plenty of exciting players, too, including NHL draft picks like Mattias Samuelsson and Ronnie Attard. With this much talent on the Broncos' roster, they're one of the most exciting teams in the NCHC.
Do the Western Michigan Broncos have any notable rivals?
The Western Michigan Broncos have a long-standing rivalry with Miami of Ohio's Redhawks. These teams have faced off over 120 times with the Redhawks leading the series overall. In recent years, these schools have been evenly matched and have sometimes split the annual series.
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