Despite ending the 2013 season a few wins short of defending their National Championship, the Blue Hens are gearing up for their 2013-2014 Season.
The team has much to look forward to this season including the recent release of their schedule and their home opener against the United States Naval Academy on Friday September 20th. The team will then travel to West Virginia, Stony Brook, and then Strongsville, Ohio for the annual ACHA Showcase. Following a weekend off, the team will face an important three-game west coast weekend as they travel to play two games at Arizona State and one game against University of Arizona. Then the Blue Hens will travel to the University of Rhode Island and then visit the Liberty University Flames; an always difficult environment to win on the road. The team will close out the 2013 calendar year with four consecutive home and home series’ against West Chester, Lebanon Valley, Rutgers, and then Lebanon Valley again, respectively.
Once returning from Christmas and New Year’s break, the team will play a home and home series against West Chester and then have a three weekend home stand as they host the University of Rhode Island, Stony Brook, and Liberty, all of which will be vital weekends. The Blue Hens will finish their regular season with another home and home series against Rutgers before traveling to Syracuse. The following weekend the team will battle for their first ESCHL League Playoff Championship as they travel to Stony Brook University who are not only defending their title but also hosting the event this year.
On March 7th the ACHA National Tournament will begin and your host University of Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens will begin their campaign to win their second National Championship in program history.
We are looking forward to having all members of the Blue Hen Nation out to support the fastest game on campus this upcoming season!