The Razorback Hockey team is pleased to announce that Jake Jones has formally committed to play at Arkansas. A 6’0″ defenseman originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Jones recently completed his season with the Bobcaygeon Storm in the Greater Metro Junior Hockey League (GMHL).
Said Jones, “after reading about the great strides that the program has made in just two years after seeing them at the SEC showcase, it’s clear that Arkansas is committed to furthering its hockey program.” Jones added, “after visiting the campus, I decided that Arkansas would be an excellent place for me to further my education and hockey career.”
The Arkansas hockey program recently finished its first season fielding two teams. The Division I team’s final ranking of #23 is the highest finish in ACHA history for any team in its first DI season after moving from DIII. The team’s #23 finish also gave Arkansas the best finish of any of the five teams that made the jump to Division I this season. Meanwhile, Division III’s twenty-eight win season was good for third in the SECHC and tenth in the Pacific Region.
The 2016-17 Division I & III schedules will be released in early summer. All home games are played at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale.