Razorback Season Preview

The 2021-22 schedule for the Arkansas Razorback Hockey team was announced last week, setting up for an exciting 15th season of Hog hockey. This will be the Razorbacks first official season as a part of the Mid-America Collegiate Hockey Association after announcing a departure from the SECHC in 2019. Arkansas begins the season at home on September 17th and 18th against DII East Texas Baptist University. The rivalry between the Razorbacks and Tigers has grown substantially, with teams splitting a two-game set in Shreveport, LA in the 2020-21 season. Arkansas swept the Tigers at home in the 2019-20 season. These two teams have a knack for offense, combining for an astounding 45 goals in the last 4 matchups. The hogs follow that up with a road series against DI Oklahoma. Arkansas has not played Oklahoma since the 2019-20 season. This will be the first game since February 29th, 2020 for Oklahoma, who elected to opt out of the 2020-21 season.

October gets started with a road trip to the Dallas Metroplex to take on DBU on October 1st and 2nd and North Texas on October 3rd. Arkansas swept DBU in five regular season games and one National Tournament game during the 2020-21 season. The Razorbacks last took on North Texas in 2018-19, defeating the Mean Green 10-0 and 18-2. Arkansas then returns home for four straight games, starting with two against Iowa State on October 8th and 9th. The Hogs then get a week off before welcoming longtime rival Missouri St. to The Jones Center. Arkansas swept Missouri St. during the 2020-21 season in four regular season games and the National Semi-Final.

After a week off, Arkansas will travel to Springfield, MO for the Route 66 Showcase on November 5th, 6th, and 7th. The Razorbacks look to defend their 2019 Route 66 Championship with games against Butler University on the 5th, New Mexico on the 6th, and Miami(OH) on the 7th. The Hogs then host Nebraska on November 12th and 13th. Arkansas and Nebraska have engaged in some exceptionally physical battles, last facing off in 2019 with the Razorbacks winning 6-3 and 5-2. Arkansas hits the road for a two-game set in Independence, MO against rival Kansas on November 19th and 20th. Kansas and Arkansas have a fierce rivalry that will grow even more with conference standings now on the line. The Hogs then return home to take on North Texas in a rare Sunday home game on the 21st. The Hogs cap off the Fall semester with a two-game road trip to play Mizzou on December 3rd and 4th.

After the holiday break, the Hogs open the Spring semester on home ice against Dallas Baptist on January 21st and 22nd. Arkansas hits the road for a trip to Missouri St. on January 28th and 29th, before finishing out the regular season with senior weekend on February 4th and 5th against Kansas. The following week begins postseason play at the Mid-America Collegiate Hockey Association Tournament. Maryville University Hockey Center will host the tournament in St. Louis, MO. Dates for the tournament are February 11th-13th. Arkansas then gets a month to prepare for the ACHA National Tournament, hosted by Maryville University in St. Louis, MO. Dates for the ACHA National Tournament are March 10th-20th.

Check out the full schedule here!

The University of Arkansas Men’s Hockey team plays in the Mid-America Collegiate Hockey Association. The 2021-22 season will be the team’s fifteenth season as a member of the ACHA competing in Division III. The team’s schedule can be viewed here. All home games are played at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale, AR.