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Ice Hockey Returns to Ramapo College After 31-Year Hiatus

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)August 31, 2015

MAHWAH, N.J. — After a 31-year hiatus, Ramapo College is bringing back ice hockey. The Roadrunners Ice Hockey Club Team opens its 2015-16 season on Sunday, September 27 when Ramapo hosts New Jersey Institute of Technology at Sport-O-Rama in Monsey, N.Y.  Face-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Pre-game ceremonies will honor the alumni players in attendance and the Ramapo College Athletic Hall of Fame members from the original ice hockey program. The new program has received outstanding support from former players as well as alumni.

“The players from the original program ignited a passion for ice hockey at the College,” said Art Chill, General Manager. “For three decades, their camaraderie and loyalty have kept the spirit alive as players have returned from all over the country each spring to play in the annual alumni game. The new program has become a reality in large part because of their support and dedication.”

This self-sustaining intercollegiate ice hockey club team will be a Division III club program affiliated with the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and USA Hockey and will be regionally affiliated with the Metropolitan Collegiate Hockey Conference (MCHC). The team will compete in a 22-to-24 intercollegiate game schedule. In addition to the MCHC schedule, non-conference Division III and Division II competition will be scheduled to maximize the number of games per season.

For more information, visit or contact Art Chill, General Manager of the Ramapo Ice Hockey Club, at


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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