History

The Ole Miss Ice Hockey Club was established in 2009 by its founders Cody Johnson, Kristian Skou and Colin Knight.  The Ice Rebels compete in the Southern Region of the ACHA and are members of the South Eastern Collegiate Hockey Conference (SECHC), along with 10 other teams: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

During its first year (2009-2010), the Ice Rebels made great strides while completing the season with a record of 4-12-0-2. Mississippi finished 8th in the SECHC ahead of LSU and Mississippi State, setting the foundation for a growing program.

In its second season (2010-2011), Ole Miss improved greatly, going 10-14-0-1 (3-7-0 SECHC) and qualifying for the SECHC Tournament as a No. 3 seed out of the West division. The Rebels lost in the first round to Alabama, but knocked off 2009 SECHC Champion Tennessee in a shootout before beating Auburn to earn 5th place overall.

In 2011-2012, Ole Miss finished with an astounding record of 22-9-0-0 for the teams first winning season. The team also reached the ACHA DIII South Regional tournament for the first time in program history. The team lost in its first-round matchup against University of Loyola – Maryland, but bounced back with another 5th place finish.

A new  feat would be accomplished as the 2012-2013 Rebels qualified for its first appearance in the ACHA DIII National Tournament. Ole Miss (17-12-0-1) again faced off against Loyala-Maryland and exacted revenge from the previous season and won the game 5-4 to move on to the second round of the South Regional Tournament. The Rebels then defeated Florida Gulf Coast University 6-5 in overtime after overcoming deficits of 3-0 and 4-1. The Rebels went on to Nationals in Springfield, MO. The Rebels first defeated Colorado State University then lost a close one to Farmingdale State College before losing to the eventual National Champions, Adrian College.

In 2013-2014, the Rebels had another great season going 17-11-0-2. The Rebels again made the South Regional Tournament and defeated SECHC rivals, Florida and Alabama, to advance to the National Tournament in Miami, Fl. The Rebels went 0-3 in the tournament playing in one of the deepest divisions of the tournament.

In 2014-2015, the Rebels played one of its toughest schedules yet garnering a record of 14-11-6-2. Ole Miss again qualified for the South Regional Tournament. The Rebels defeated Christopher Newport University and University of South Florida to advance to their third national tournament appearance in three years. The Rebels suffered three close defeats in Nationals as it said goodbye to a large senior class.

In six seasons, the Ice Rebels have suited up for 166 games and have garnered a record of 85-69-6-7. Ole Miss has made four consecutive Regional appearances from 2012 to 2015 and three consecutive National Tournament appearances from 2013 to 2015.

In 2015-16, Ole Miss Hockey looks to once again have a winning record and make the South Regional Tournament. The team will also look for an SECHC championship. With 15 wins this season, the Ole Miss Hockey Program can achieve its 100th win.

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