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FGCU Hockey Club Announces Inaugural Season

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University’s hockey club begins its inaugural season at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at TECO Arena against Florida Atlantic University in the first of a two-game home series that concludes the following day with game two at 12:30 p.m.

FGCU’s 17-game schedule includes hosting 11 home games at TECO Arena plus a four-team, six-game tournament “Gulf Coast Clash” in January with Tulane University, the University of South Florida and Florida Atlantic University.

The general public may purchase season tickets for $50 at the FGCU Bookstore or pay $5 at the door for regular season home games. A pair of season tickets is $25 for FGCU students and $50 for FGCU employees. All seating is general admission.

The FGCU hockey club, established this spring, currently boasts 13 players, several supporting members and three coaches, including head coach Don Awrey, a former National Hockey League defenseman and three-time Stanley Cup Champion. Bob Brinkworth and Mike Shields are assistant coaches.

The club supports competitive college hockey at FGCU and is an affiliate of College Hockey South, the American Collegiate Hockey Association and USA Hockey. The FGCU hockey club is an officially recognized student organization.

For more information, contact club advisor Craig Rademacher at (941) 590-7085, (941) 225-1322 or, or visit the club web site at .

More information on national organizations is available at the following web sites.

     College Hockey South:

     American Collegiate Hockey Association:

     USA Hockey:

Florida Gulf Coast University
Hockey Club Schedule

Day     Date     Opponent     Location     Time
Sat.     Oct. 26     Florida Atlantic University     TECO Arena     2:30 p.m.
Sun.     Oct. 27     Florida Atlantic University     TECO Arena     12:30 p.m.
Fri.     Nov. 1     University of Central Florida     TECO Recreation Rink     8:30 p.m.
Sat.     Nov. 2     University of Central Florida     TECO Recreation Rink     8:30 p.m.
Sat.     Nov. 9     Florida International University     TECO Arena     1:30 p.m.
Fri.      Nov. 15     University of Central Florida     Orlando     4:00 p.m.
Sat.     Nov. 23     Exhibition-TBA     TECO Recreation Rink     7:30 p.m.
Fri.     Dec. 6     University of Florida      TECO Recreation Rink     8:30 p.m.
Sat.     Dec. 7     University of Florida     TECO Arena     1:30 p.m.
Sat.     Jan. 11     Atlanta Xtreme Junior Exhibition     TECO Recreation Rink     8:30 p.m.
Sat.     Jan. 18     Gulf Coast Clash (FGCU, Tulane, FAU, USF)
          Game 1     TECO Recreation Rink     2:15 p.m.
          Game 2     TECO Recreation Rink     5:00 p.m.
Sun.     Jan. 19     Game 3     TECO Recreation Rink     9:30 a.m.
          Game 4     TECO Recreation Rink     11:45 a.m.
          Consolation Game     TECO Recreation Rink     5.45 p.m.
          Championship Game     TECO Recreation Rink     8:30 p.m.

Fri.     Jan. 24     Embry-Riddle University     TECO Recreation Rink     8:30 p.m.
Sat.     Jan. 25     University of Tennessee     TECO Arena     1:30 p.m.
Fri.     Jan. 31     University of South Florida     Tampa     9:45 p.m.
Sat.     Feb. 1     University of South Florida     Tampa     9:45 p.m.
Fri.     Feb. 7     Florida Atlantic University     Boca Raton-Coral Springs     2:00 p.m.
Sat.     Feb. 8     Florida Atlantic University     Boca Raton-Coral Springs     2:00 p.m.
Sat.     Feb. 15     Florida International University     Miami     TBA

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