Chris Weatherly becomes first 16-17 commit

UnknownThe Razorback Hockey team is pleased to announce that Chris Weatherly has formally committed to play at Arkansas.  A 5’9″ forward from Flower Mound, Texas, Weatherly currently plays for the NAPHL AAA HC Dallas program and, prior to that, completed two seasons with the HC Dallas 16U program.

Said Weatherly, “I’m excited to be joining the University of Arkansas team because I believe it’s a place where I can grow. The program is well­ run, with the coaching staff expecting the best from their players on and off the ice.”  Weatherly makes the second HC Dallas player to commit to Razorback Hockey–current Razorback, Christophe Jobin, played last season in the HC Dallas program.

Weatherly also expressed excitement about the University more generally.  “I know that not only will I enjoy my time playing hockey, but I will receive a high quality education while studying Exercise Science with the intent of becoming a physical therapist. Arkansas to me is the place where I can achieve all my goals: competing with a top­ notch hockey program and training for my future career.”

The Arkansas hockey program is currently in the middle of its first season fielding two programs.  At this, the holiday break, the Division I team is ranked #23 in the country with a 12-11-2 overall record while the Division III team sits at #7 in the Pacific Region with a 21-1-1 overall record.

The Division I & III schedules are available here and here.  Eight home games remain in the 15-16 season.  All home games are played at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale.