Big Shot

Big Shot

In November, UCF ice hockey played for the largest crowd in its 19-year history at Orlando’s Amway Center.

By Eric Michael, ’96 

The club team, which competes in Division III of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), took on the University of South Carolina Gamecocks after an Orlando Solar Bears game. The match, which was part of the Knight’s regular season, was the first collegiate hockey game ever played at the $480 million facility, which seats up to 20,000.

“The crowd that night was amazing. It was definitely an exciting atmosphere, more than the players expected.

Sean Weaver, UCF ice hockey head coach

2,220

Fans in attendance

5 – 3

Final score (Knights lost)

155

Collegiate teams the Knights compete against in ACHA Division III

9

Consecutive seasons the team has made the ACHA national championship tournament

2

Times the team has placed third at the ACHA national championship tournament

3

Years in a row the team has fundraised more than $30,000, more than any other UCF sports club