Alabama Frozen Tide hockey returns to the ice on October 3 to take on UNC-Charlotte, according to the newly-released 2014-15 schedule.
The Tide hockey team has a record 17 homes games this season, played at the Pelham Civic Complex.
Alabama went 19-12-4-2-0 last season, finishing third in the South Region of the American College Hockey Association (ACHA), and made the postseason.
In a release by the team, head coach Mike Quenneville said this season is another step toward the team goal of playing the best of the best.
“In recent seasons, our philosophy has been to build the most competitive and challenging schedule in our program’s history. I think our 2014-15 line-up may be the biggest challenge ever,” Quenneville said. “There are many challenges in front of us in our new season both within our league and region as well as nationally. We had a good season last year but were disappointed after losing in the regionals and not making our third straight trip to nationals. We have some big goals for our team this season, and if the Frozen Tide program is going to be among the best and play at a national level, we have to play the best.”
The Frozen Tide returns its top seven scoring leaders from last season, including Bryan Puffer, Kenny Janssen, Jake Collins, Michael Ahearn, Clay Link and Andre Morard.
Alabama will begin practice and team tryouts in late August at the Pelham Civic Complex, with the final roster being selected in mid-September.
Alabama Frozen Tide 2014-15 Schedule
• – denotes SECHC games with results to determine post-season tournament seeding.
|10/3||UNC-Charlotte||Pelham Civic Complex|
|10/4||South Florida||Pelham Civic Complex|
|10/5||Coastal Carolina||Pelham Civic Complex|
|10/11||Central Florida||Orlando, FL|
|10/12||Central Florida||Orlando, FL|
|10/13||South Florida||Orlando, FL|
|10/17||Georgia Tech||Cumming, GA|
|10/24||Vanderbilt||Pelham Civic Complex|
|10/25||Vanderbilt||Pelham Civic Complex|
|11/7||• Arkansas||Pelham Civic Complex|
|11/8||• Arkansas||Pelham Civic Complex|
|11/15||South Carolina||Irmo, SC|
|11/21||Central FL Tournament||Rockledge, FL|
|11/22||Central FL Tournament||Rockledge, FL|
|11/23||Central FL Tournament||Rockledge, FL|
|12/6||• Mississippi State||Pelham Civic Complex|
|1/9||Aquinas College (MI)||Pelham Civic Complex|
|1/10||Aquinas College (MI)||Pelham Civic Complex|
|1/16||• Auburn (Iron Cup)||Pelham Civic Complex|
|1/17||• Auburn (Iron Cup)||Pelham Civic Complex|
|1/18||Auburn (Iron Cup)||Pelham Civic Complex|
|1/23||• Ole Miss||Pelham Civic Complex|
|1/24||• Ole Miss||Pelham Civic Complex|
|1/30||Ole Miss||Tupelo, MS|
|1/31||LSU||Pelham Civic Complex|
|2/1||LSU||Pelham Civic Complex|
|2/6-2/8||SECHC Championship||Pelham Civic Complex|
|3/10-3/14||ACHA D3 National Championships||Pelham Civic Complex|