The University of Arkansas Men’s Hockey team is pleased to announce another pair of commitments: F-Cory Delisle and D-Hutton Kalik.
Cory Delisle, a 5’9″ forward from Plano, Texas, joins Arkansas after playing the last several seasons in the Dallas Jr. Stars AAA Elite program. In three seasons with the Jr. Stars, Delisle has played on teams that were quarter-finalists at the Tier I U16 Nationals (2012-13), bronze medalists at the high school nationals (2013-14), and quarter-finalists at the Tier I U18 Nationals (2014-15). In 40 games with the 2012-13 U16 team, Delisle scored 9 goals to go with 8 assists. Most recently, during the 2014-15 season with the U18 team, Delisle potted 9 goals to go with 4 four assists.
Said Delisle, “Razorback hockey is a great program and I’m really excited to get the season started.” He added, “I just hope I can help the team win and have a successful season.” Delisle’s academic interests are business and accounting.
For his part, Hutton Kalik is a 6’1″ defenseman who last played for the Dallas Penguins U18AA team. Teammates with Zach Palmer, the 2014-15 Penguins won the Texas Amateur Hockey Association U18 Tier II championship, became the Dallas Stars Travel Hockey League champions, and received a bronze medal at the 2015 U18 National Championships. Also a Plano, Texas, native, Kalik played in 59 games for the Penguins. A staple on the blueline, he chipped in 10 goals to go with 18 assists. Kalik commented, “I’ve been playing Hockey since I was 4. I’m at the peak of my game and it can either go up or stop, so I figured I should improve myself and see where it takes me.” Kalik plans to study Business and Advertising/Public Relations.
Since 2009, the Arkansas hockey program has amassed an overall record of 161-48-4, including three trips to the Division III National Tournament and five SECHC conference playoff tournament championships. The program will field two teams next season–one at the Division I level (WCHL) and one at the Division III level (SECHC). The University of Arkansas was the first SEC school to field a Division I ACHA program and is currently the only SEC school with two hockey teams.
Season ticket plans for both teams are now available until August 28. You can learn more here.