For the Delaware Ice Hockey Club, the 1980-81 season represented an unfulfilled dream. On March 20 the Hens watched in disappointment as the coveted Hannigan Memorial Cup was awarded to the hailed Villanova Wildcats in front of a stunned Ice Arena crowd. The Hen’s season, which had begun with hopes of a league title, had ended in eerie silence after Villanova’s 6-3 win gave the Wildcats a two game sweep in the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Conferenc e (MACHC) championship series. After a red-hot start, a 13-3 win over Duquesne, the hens were ready to go. The 5-1 start they achieved slid to a halt and they won only four of their next sixteen contests. But when all had seemed lost, they regrouped and eventually squeaked past the Drexel Dragons in their semi-final game to reach the championship round. Though the Hens were the runner-up to the Wildcats, the MACHC coaches recognized their efforts. Center Rich Roux, right wing Steve Hubbart and left wing Tom Coluccio made the first team all-stars.