"When UConn joined Hockey East in 2013, it promised to build an on-campus rink within four years since Freitas Ice Forum doesn’t meet the conference’s requirements for men’s hockey, though Hockey East eventually backed off of that timeframe.
In September 2018, the UConn Board of Trustees approved a plan to build a new 2,500-seat arena with 500 seat-backs in Storrs with the option to expand to 3,500 seats if necessary. Though Hockey East requires arenas to hold at least 4,000, UConn received a waiver for the project since the expectation is for the Huskies’ men’s hockey program to continue to play most of its games at the XL Center in Hartford."
Don't kid yourself. No school spends $68 million on a practice rink.
Unimpeachable logic. However the XL Center is owned by the City of Hartford with significant backing from the State I am sure. UConn is a State University, so do the math there. If HC plays Uconn in men's hockey it will probably be in the new arena.
They finished 4th this year and have advanced to the semis of the league tournament. Not bad for having only been at this level a relatively short while.
UConn men have NEVER played in the Semis (at the time of this posting) and this is ONLY the second time they have made the quarterfinals....The women have been in the conference alot longer though so they have been.
Last Edit: Mar 12, 2021 11:45:21 GMT -5 by bfoley82