The Arkansas Hockey program has qualified for the 2022-23 National Tournament in Boston, securing the #6 national seed after finishing the regular season with a record of 24-4. This marks the fourth trip to the national tournament in a row for the hogs, and the eighth time in program history. Arkansas has advanced to the final four of the tournament in back to back seasons. Arkansas would fall to Hope College in the championship game in 2021 and in the semifinals in 2022.
In pool play, Arkansas faces off with three programs who are also no strangers to the National Tournament. Pool B will consist of #3 University of Michigan, #6 University of Arkansas, #11 Florida Gulf Coast University, and #14 Oakland University. Both Michigan and FGCU have also qualified for the last four national tournaments. Though they do not boast the same streak, Oakland is consistently a top 20 ACHA team and last qualified for the big dance in COVID-19 cancelled 2020 tournament, where they were set to meet Arkansas in pool play in the cancelled tournament.
Sixteen teams qualify for the ACHA National Tournament, where teams are split into four pools of four. Every team in each pool plays each other, with the winner of each pool advancing to the semifinals, at which point the tournament moves to single elimination format.
3/16: 1:15 PM(cst) vs #11 FGCU
3/17: 1:15 PM(cst) vs #14 Oakland University
3/18: 7:15 PM(cst) vs #3 Michigan University
3/20: 1:15 PM(cst) National Semifinal*
3/21: 1:15 PM(cst) National Championship*
All games will be streamed via Hockey TV, the official steaming partner of the ACHA. Tickets are available online and at the door via day or weekend passes. Live updates will be posted throughout the tournament via our social media pages.
As a club sport, all expenses are covered by player dues, team fundraising, and public donations. This includes the cost of plane travel to Boston, as well as ground transport, meals, and hotels during the weeklong stay. If you wish to contribute to help our players fund this trip to Nationals, and the continued growth and success of our program, feel free to donate here. As always, we have the best fans and support in the country, and would not be able to reach the levels of success without the support of our community and University.