Middlebury College Celebrates Panther

Hockey Teams on Mar. 31

Men’s and Women’s Teams Honored

for Consecutive Championships; Community Invited to Skate with

the Panthers

Middlebury College will host a celebration

of the successive championship seasons of its men’s and women’s

hockey teams. The event will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 31 from

6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in Middlebury’s new Chip Kenyon ‘85

Arena on Route 30, and is free and open to the public.

Coaches and members of both the men’s

and women’s hockey teams will be on hand to meet the public and

to sign autographs. Team photos will be handed out at the door

on a first-come, first-served basis, and refreshments will be

provided. A Middlebury College Store vending cart will offer the

opportunity to buy team shirts, hats and other commemorative items.

Fans are encouraged to bring their skates and take the ice at

the close of the celebration for skating in Kenyon arena with

both Panther teams.

The top-ranked Middlebury College women’s

ice hockey team (23-2-1) recently won its fourth straight ECAC

Championship. The Panther women have now won all four ECAC Division

III Championships while compiling a record of 72-0. The Panther

women also set the school record with 23 wins in a season, and

extended their home winning streak to 20 games.

The Middlebury College men’s ice hockey team, with

a record of 21-5-1, recently won its fifth straight NCAA Division

III National Championship, an accomplishment never before achieved

in college hockey at any level. The Middlebury men have accumulated

a record of 116-14-7 over the five championship seasons and are

19-1 in NCAA Tournament play.