Men’s NCAA Division III hockey season begins Friday

rally ringsTrine University’s NCAA Division III men’s hockey team opens its season at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at home in the Thunder Ice Arena against the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

The historic game will be the first for the program. Free rally rings will be given to the first 1,000 in attendance.

The NCAA Division III women’s team opens its inaugural season Saturday, Oct. 28, with an exhibition game at Grand Valley State University. The team will play its first home game against Finlandia University beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3.

Trine’s NCAA Division III men’s and women’s hockey teams, considered the Thunder varsity teams, will compete in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA), which includes Aurora, Concordia (Wisconsin), Finlandia, Lake Forest, Lawrence, Marian, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Northland, St. Scholastica and St. Norbert in the men’s division. Its women’s division opponents will be the same excluding Lawrence and MSOE.