Stony Brook University’s Men’s Ice Hockey Team received 13 out of 40 first-place votes to hold the top spot for the first time in team history in the 2015-2016 American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Men’s Division 1. Stony Brook started its ninth season at the Men’s Division 1 level with a road sweep over Syracuse (3-2, 9-1) at the end of September.
“This is our first time ever being ranked #1 in the country, and we are very excited and proud,” said Head Coach Chris Garofalo. “We will do our best to keep the #1 spot for the remaining of the year, and continue to represent Stony Brook University in a positive manner across the entire country. We want to thank everyone for supporting us and hope to see you at our home games.”
Stony Brook is among 58 teams that will compete in the Men’s Division 1 this season; 20 of those teams will qualify for the 2016 ACHA Men’s Division 1 National Championships in March at Robert Morris University Illinois.
Stony Brook’s next game will be a home opener as the team hosts division rival, the University of Rhode Island Rams this Friday, October 2, at 9 pm, followed by a second game on Saturday, October 3, at 8:30 pm. Friday is alumni night and Saturday is hockey fights cancer night, so come down to cheer on your Seawolves, alumni, and support a good cause. All home games are played at the Rinx in Hauppauge, New York (660 Terry Road). For schedule information visit StonyBrookHockey.com. Go Seawolves!
#1 Seawolves are Buddies for a Day at Miracle League Game
The Seawolves hockey team is also #1 in the hearts of some kids on Long Island. Players participated in The Miracle League’s baseball game at Bald Hill Park in Farmingville, New York, on September 10. The Miracle League is dedicated to providing children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball. The Seawolves helped the players hit the ball and navigate around the bases. While in the outfield, they played and socialized with the players and kept them safe from baseballs. To find out how to donate to the Miracle League, visit www.mllongisland.com.