What is CSU Hockey?
Beginning in 1991, the Colorado State University hockey team started participating
in the Division II league of the American Collegiate Hockey Association,
a non-scholarship, non-profit league playing under the guidelines of USA
Hockey. CSU functions as a Club Sport under the guidance of the student
Campus Recreation Office. The team is self-sufficient, being led and operated
by volunteer coaches, officers and interns. The hockey season typically
runs from tryouts in September to the national championship in March with
a month break in December. The team has dry-land practices twice a week
and on-ice practice twice a week throughout the year and usually plays
2-3 games on weekends and 30-35 games a season. The team travels at various
places around the west and the nation two or three times a semester. CSU
perennially resides among the top ranked teams in the nation out of over
150 teams in the ACHA Division II and finished third in the 2005-06 season,
4th in 2006-07, and 9th in 2007-2008. CSU last won the National Championship
How do I get to play? Watch? Participate?
Play: see recruit page.
Participate: see Intern page.
Watch: See Fan page.
Who do they play?
The team plays other teams from around the nation that are members of
the ACHA. We mostly play teams in our Division (II), but do play DI and
DIII teams at times. See opponents’ webpages for more information
by going to the Schedule page
and viewing the ACHA home
Where do they play and practice? EPIC.
All of our home games and practices are at EPIC.
What level of hockey skill is involved?
The team has young, recent high school graduates and older players that
played in various Junior leagues or even played NCAA at some point. Many
of the top players in ACHA DII league could make the move up to the NCAA
and some are able to go on to play professionally. That being said, the
team requires much more than skill on the ice to have a successful season
and maturity, leadership, and attitude play a large role on making the
Who are CSU fans?
Our fans range from young to old and athletes to academics. We are frequently
supported on road trips by family and former graduates from around the
nation. The team cherishes our close relationships with the Fort Collins
and Northern Colorado community. We have close ties with the Northern
Colorado Youth Hockey programs, high school teams, the Northern Colorado
Athletic Commission, the Fort Collins Adult Hockey Association (FCAHA),
and the Colorado Eagles hockey program. The program does its best to provide
the community and our fans with quality play on the ice and general evening
entertainment for all ages throughout the season.