The Alabama Crimson Tide hockey team, the Frozen Tide, dominated Auburn over the weekend in a three-game series. The Tide routed Auburn 25-2 in the series to claim the Iron Cup.
Alabama is now 11-0 in the series, including a pair of Iron Cup victories last season.
The Alabama hockey team was constituted in 2oo5, and the rivalry with Auburn began in 2010, after Auburn hockey returned after a 47-year hiatus.
“We had been playing hockey and building our program for a few years, but when Auburn came into our league and we started playing, it honestly was one of the key points in Bama hockey history,” says Assistant Coach/General Manager David Noble.
“Alabama playing Auburn and the Iron Cup rivalry created so much attention in terms of media and fan interest. We likened the hockey match up to the Stanley Cup of college hockey in our area. It really was a key part of what we have been able to build with Alabama hockey. Earlier in our rivalry, a lot of the Alabama and Auburn players were from Alabama, knew each other and even played on the same youth teams together. But in more recent years, the rosters have branched out. It is another indication of how much our hockey programs have grown.”
The SEC West Standing are final, with the Arkansas Razorbacks topping the list, and Alabama in second place.
Alabama drops the puck against Georgia on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Pelham Civic Center.