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No. 03-05-09 JMU
March 5, 2009
College Hockey Team Advances in National Championships
The College of the Canyons hockey team skated to a thrilling 6-5 victory over Albany University on Wednesday to advance to the second round of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division-III National Championships.
The Cougars will next face off against Grand Valley State University of Allendale, Mich., at 4:15 p.m. EST Thursday, March 5 in Rochester, N.Y.
It was an exciting day of opening-round action as large schools Colorado University, Georgia Tech and University of Tennessee each suffered first-round defeats.
The tournament’s remaining field now includes Northern Arizona University, Saginaw Valley State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fredonia State, Hope College and Farmingdale State College, Grand Valley State University and College of the Canyons.
College of the Canyons is now the only community college, and lone California school, in the tournament.