By Scott A. Strande Senior Writer
University of Arizona
home, away, and third jerseys
for the 2017-18 season
Cat Claws... A Visit With The Hogan Twins!
By UA Hockey, 02/21/18, 12:15PM MST
Upon arrival in Tucson four years ago, the idea was attend school and earn degrees, playing hockey was not something the Hogan's considered even though they had been playing hockey since age five and if not for the arrival of head coach Chad Berman after their freshman year they may not ever stepped on the ice John began the process all so subtly working has coach Berman's stat man for the first semester of his sophomore year, while Toppie enjoyed college life and his free time. Fast forward to the end of fall semester when John approached Berman inquiring to the possibilities of joining the team after break.
To say the University of Arizona is in their blood would be a huge understatement for twin brothers John and Toppie Hogan. The two forwards from St. Louis, MO were destined to attend college in Tucson since the day they were born, having parents who were alums and a sister who preceded them to the Old Pueblo. The difference was these two were hockey players and wearing the "A" on their jersey was not something that happened immediately.
Make it a 2-0 U of A Wildcat Hockey #14 Griffin Dyne! 12/2/2017
University of Arizona Hockey plays near campus in the Tucson Arena. Here is a short sample created by filmmaker Timothy Gassen -- from the last two home games of the 2016-17 season -- of the electric game atmosphere, unequaled in college hockey.
U of A Wildcat Hockey score first with 8:14 to play in the opening on this beauty from #18 Ethan Stahlhuth. 12/2/2017
Arizona Hockey 2018 ACHA Tournament Special.
Timothy Gassen speaks to Arizona Hockey players and coaches about their spot in the 2018 ACHA National Tournament.
February 21, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUCSON, Ariz – University of Arizona Wildcat hockey secured a berth today in the 2018 American Collegiate Hockey Association National Tournament.
The #16 Wildcats will play the #17 Missouri State Bears at 8:45 pm EST on Thursday, March 8 at the Ice Haus in Columbus. The winner of that game will play the #1 Minot State Beavers on Friday, March 9 at 8:00 pm EST.
The Wildcats will conduct their first on-site practice at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 7 at the Ice Haus, the practice facility of the NHL Columbus Blue Jackets.
Each game in the tournament is an elimination game – the losing team goes home and the winner moves on. The 2018 ACHA National Tournament continues through Tuesday, March 13.
Arizona finishes its regular season this Friday and Saturday at #13 UNLV. The Wildcats will enter those games with a 23-10-2 record, highlighted by their Cactus Cup victory of rivals Arizona State. The Wildcats finished third this season in the Western Collegiate Hockey League.
Arizona’s last appearance in the ACHA National Tournament was in 2016, where the team won its opening game in overtime to secure its first win in the tournament in more than a decade.
Arizona seeks its second hockey National Championship. It won its first hockey national title in 1985.