BOSTON - The Hockey East Association and Army ROTC today announced a new partnership that will run for the duration of the 2017-18 season, beginning December 8.
As part of the new partnership, both the men's and women's Hockey East standings will be re-branded as the Army ROTC Hockey East Standings. Further, the trophy presented to the regular season champion in both the men's and women's leagues will be known as the Army ROTC Hockey East Regular Season Trophy.
Further, a representative of Army ROTC will be invited to present the Army ROTC Hockey East Regular Season Trophy to the regular season champion at both the men's and women's year-end banquet.
ABOUT HOCKEY EAST: The Hockey East Association is an 11-team Division I college men's hockey conference founded in 1984 and a nine-team Division I women's league which began play in 2002-03. The men's league has won nine NCAA championships in the past 24 years including Providence College in 2015 at TD Garden in Boston. Since 1999, Hockey East has won seven NCAA Championships with 15 NCAA Championship Game appearances, while placing 25 teams in the Frozen Four and 65 teams in the NCAA Tournament during that time. Overall, Hockey East has sent 109 teams to the NCAA Tournament since its inaugural season, more than any other conference in that span.
ABOUT ARMY ROTC: Founded in 1916, ROTC stands for Reserve Officer Training Corps. It's a college program offered at over 1,700 colleges and universities across the United States that prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military. In exchange for a paid college education and a guaranteed post-college career, cadets commit to serve in the Military after graduation. Army ROTC is one of the most demanding and successful leadership programs in the country. The training a student receives in Army ROTC teaches leadership development, military skills and career training. Courses take place both in the classroom and in the field and are mixed with normal academic studies. Additional summer programs, such as Jump School, may also be attended. Upon completion, an Army ROTC graduate is awarded officer status in the Army.