Michael Moore on his way to Arkansas

IMG_0112The Razorback Hockey team is pleased to announce that Michael Moore has formally committed to play at Arkansas.  A 5’8″ 160 lb. goaltender from Charlotte, North Carolina, Moore has compiled junior experience the past two seasons in the USPHL.  A 1998 birth year, Moore has suited up for the Richmond Generals and most recently logged time with the Chicago Cougars of the USPHL (pictured).  Prior to his junior career, Moore posted a 9-0-4 record in the 2013-14 season for Union County East High School, where his team won a league championship that season and he was selected to the All-Star game.

Said Moore, “I’m impressed with the goals the coaching staff has set for this team, and excited to be a part of reaching those goals.”  Moore also commented, “[n]ot only does the University of Arkansas offer a great hockey program, it also offers a great engineering program with state of the art labs.”

Moore becomes the eleventh player in a 16-17 recruiting class that now has eight different states represented (Texas, North Carolina, New Jersey, Kansas, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Missouri, and California).  He joins the following players:

F-Drew Hill (Dallas Jr. Stars, NA3HL)
F-Garrett Jackson (McKinney Northstars)
F-Alex Kueser (Eureka High School)
F-Chris Weatherly (HC Dallas AAA, NAPHL)
F-Ben Koester (Rochester Ice Hawks, NA3HL)
D-Alex DeGuire (Skipjacks Hockey Club, USPHL)
D-Dominic De la Guardia (Portland Jr. Pirates, USPHL)
D-Jake Jones (Bobcaygeon Storm, GMHL)
D-Blake Sibley (HC Dallas AAA, NAPHL)
G-Nick Bretzger (WSHL, Springfield Express)

The University of Arkansas is the only SEC school to field two hockey teams.  The 15-16 season marked the program’s inaugural season at Division I, which produced the highest finish in ACHA history for any team in its first DI season after moving from DIII.  Meanwhile, the Division III team boasts five SECHC conference titles and three appearances at the National Tournament.

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.