Fred Rust Arena – Delaware Blue Hens

Fred Rust Arena – Delaware Blue Hens

The facility is home to the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens men’s and women’s ice hockey teams competing at the club level. The men’s team competes at the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division I level in the Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League; while the women’s team competes at ACHA Women’s Division II level in the Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference. It is also home of the University of Delaware Figure Skating Club and University of Delaware Synchronized Skating Club.

George V. Meehan Auditorium – Brown Bears

George V. Meehan Auditorium – Brown Bears

Brown University struggles to carve out its own identity in hockey-mad Rhode Island. Meehan Auditorium, in use for well over fifty years, gives you exactly what you would expect from an Ivy League hockey rink. It’s uniquely designed, it’s historic and the game day presentation is reserved and almost scholarly in nature. You won’t get modern amenities and a lively game day atmosphere here on Providence’s East Side, but Meehan Auditorium is one of those old barns that make hockey journeys special.

Agganis Arena – Boston University Terriers

Agganis Arena – Boston University Terriers

Boston has no shortage of choices for the college hockey fan, with eleven Division One clubs located within an hour of the city. Even with all these choices, Agganis Arena and Boston University stand head and shoulders above them all. In a city that bleeds Bruins’ black and gold, there is a corner of the city along Commonwealth Avenue that proudly sports red and white.

Propst Arena At The Von Braun Center – Alabama-Huntsville Chargers

Propst Arena At The Von Braun Center – Alabama-Huntsville Chargers

Hockey is the surprisingly biggest sport at this southern school. The Chargers are one of only two NCAA Division I ice hockey programs in the south, the other being Arizona State. In 1987, former Alabama governor George Wallace once declared Huntsville to be the “Hockey Capital of the South.” The UAH ice hockey program began as a club team in the late 1970s and were eventual two time NCAA Division II champions. They have had a tougher time now in Division I as a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.