The Ole Miss Rebels have made the ACHA D3 National Tournament for the 2nd year in a row. The boys will be traveling to Coral Springs, FL to take on Cal-PA, Davenport and Aurora-Blue. Write-ups can be found through the links below:
Friday: Ole Miss Takes Down Gators
Saturday: Rebels Take Down Rival Bama for National Birth
Below is a note from the team. In order to go to Nationals we need your help!
Congratulate your Ole Miss Hockey Program on their 2nd consecutive National Tournament Birth. The team defeated The University of Florida and The University of Alabama this past weekend at the Regional Tournament and qualified for the ACHA Division 3 National Tournament in Coral Springs, FL (March 11th – 16th). With this great accomplishment the team is making its 2nd appearance in as many years while only being in their 5th season as a program.
The Ole Miss Hockey team is a club sport affiliate with The University of Mississippi and is honored to represent the University at such a high level. Being a club sport, the team is player run. This means players not only run the day-to-day operations, but they also pay to play. Each player pays $1,750 to be a member while also having to pay for transportation to and from practices and pay for all their food on road trips. The budget for the program ranges from $90,000 – $115,000 from year-to-year. Player dues make up around half of the budget, The University provides around 5% to 10% of the budget and the remaining balance is raised through donations, sponsorships and fundraising. This season alone the program has received donations, sponsorships and fundraising totaling $45,000.
The team however still needs to raise more money in order to compete at the National Tournament. WIth the Tournament being in Coral Springs, FL, transportation and lodging for players will cost the team an additional $15,000. We have set a goal of raising $10,000 over the next two weeks to make the trip. We would greatly appreciate any help you can provide. If you know anyone who is willing and able to assist us, they can make a donation through the University of Mississippi Foundation web link below. 100% of the donation goes to the Ole Miss Hockey Program, and your donation is tax deductible.
We appreciate all your help!