FRIDAY NIGHT WAS “HAMMER TIME” IN WEST PALM BEACH!
“Who has more moves?” While MC Hammer may have better moves on the dance floor, FAU forward Danny Hammer certainly stole the show Friday night at Palm Beach IceWorks. It was a nail-biting affair for nearly the entire contest against a very tough and resilient Auburn University squad. Auburn carried a 1-0 lead late into the third period, relying on an excellent goaltending performance. But the Owls kept up the pressure and were rewarded when freshman defenseman David Israel found the back of the net to tie the game 1-1 with about 5 minutes remaining in the game. The game looked like it was heading for overtime, until freshman forward Myles Davidson won a puck battle in the Auburn zone and slid a fantastic pass to attacking sophomore forward Danny Hammer. Hammer electrified the crowd and FAU bench with the winning goal with 1:30 left in regulation! The Owls held on for the hard-fought 2-1 victory to up their SECHC record to 5-0 and their overall record to 7-0.
The Owls next contest will be Sunday, October 13th at 5:15 PM at Glacier Ice and Snow Arena in Pompano Beach against local rival Lynn University. Come out and support local college hockey!
FAU HOCKEY’S THRILLING SEASON OPENER!
The FAU Hockey Club thrilled their fans with an exciting 7-6 overtime victory over the University of Florida on Friday night at Palm Beach IceWorks. The Owls got out to a 5-1 lead before the Gators fought back to tie the game 6-6 and force a 5-minute overtime. With about 1:30 remaining in overtime, Owls freshman forward Jake Friedman netted his second goal of the game to seal the victory! FAU followed up the win on Saturday with a 5-2 win over the same Gators squad. The Owls will be in action 9/20 and 9/21 as they host the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders in another SECHC match-up. Both games are at 8:00 pm at Palm Beach IceWorks. Come out and support local college hockey!
FAU HOCKEY JOINS SECHC FOR 2019-2020 SEASON!
We are very excited to be joining the South Eastern Collegiate Hockey Conference (SECHC) for the 2019-2020 season! The SECHC has a tradition of competitive hockey between some of the major universities in the southeast: Univ. of Florida, Florida State Univ., Univ. of Alabama Huntsville, Univ. of Arkansas, Auburn Univ., Clemson Univ., Univ. of Georgia, Kennesaw State Univ., Middle Tennessee Univ., Univ. of Mississippi, Univ. of South Carolina, Univ. of Tennessee, and Vanderbilt. FAU will be part of a newly formed South Division of the conference. The South Division will consist of Auburn Univ., Florida Atlantic Univ., Lynn Univ., Univ. of Florida, Florida State Univ.
FAU ICE HOCKEY CLUB ANNOUNCES ADDITION TO STAFF
(7/29/18) The Florida Atlantic University Ice Hockey Club is very excited to announce the addition of Mike Flaherty to the staff for the upcoming season. Mike is USA Hockey Level 4 certified and will serve as the team medic/trainer for games and off-ice training sessions. Mike is currently a firefighter/paramedic with an AS in EMS and has spent the last two seasons as the Medic/Trainer for the Palm Beach Hawks Junior Hockey program. Mike began coaching roller hockey 8 years ago and progressed to recreational ice hockey and finally youth travel hockey. Knowing the importance of physical fitness in high level, competitive hockey, Mike focused his efforts on coaching strength, speed, and conditioning; creating off ice workouts, dynamic game day warm ups and intense full-day beach workout programs. Mike is excited to be part of FAU Hockey this season…his professionalism and dedication are second to none.
FAU ICE HOCKEY CLUB ANNOUNCES NEW HEAD COACH
FAU Ice Hockey Club is proud to announce the hiring of head coach Scott Anderson for the 2018-2019 season! Scott Anderson started his hockey journey in Clinton, NY where he played youth hockey and eventually college hockey at SUNY Brockport (NCAA Division II/III). Scott served as an instructor at Brockport State Youth Hockey Camp and Can/Am camp as well as co-founding a hockey camp in upstate, NY. Scott coached in the Lake Placid Youth Hockey Association for 4 years and has been a scout for several college and junior hockey programs. Since moving to Florida, Scott has served as Hockey Director at Planet Ice in Palm Beach Gardens, coached youth and high school hockey, been a camp instructor, and coached junior hockey. Scott is very excited about this opportunity at FAU and is looking forward to working closely with the players, the coaching staff, and university to help guide the program into the future.