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FGCU hockey loses first game to Central Michigan

Coming off the first loss of the season during week seven, the Florida Gulf Coast University men’s hockey team will be back at Germain Arena at 8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday against the Missouri Tigers. The Missouri Tigers come to southwest Florida with a record of 2-6. The top scorer for the Tigers has a total of 10 points compared with FGCU’s top-scorer, Dan Echeverri, with 46 points. Game tickets cost $5 each and FGCU students get in free with their Eagle ID cards. The upcoming weekend should be an interesting test to see how the Eagles respond...

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FGCU hockey extinguishes Liberty Flames

The Florida Gulf Coast University men’s hockey team faced the Liberty University Flames on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26. During this game, FGCU held “Friends and Family Weekend” with Partners for Breast Cancer Care, Inc., with all fundraising efforts going to the non-profit organization. When Liberty came to Florida to face the Eagles, they held a record of 11-1 and proved on the ice that they were the most challenging team FGCU faced thus far. On Friday night, Liberty demonstrated that they were determined to exhaust the Eagles on the ice. They matched FGCU in shots, with...

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FGCU Hockey Skates Past Northern Illinois

The Florida Gulf Coast University men’s Div. 2 hockey team crushed the Northern Illinois University Huskies in a two-game series on Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19 at Germain Arena. On Friday, the Green and Blue came onto the ice strong with a high-speed offense ,creating immediate scoring opportunities for the team. Inside of the first five minutes of the period, Dan Echeverri scored his first goal of the night. The Huskies’ starting goalie, Alex Hare, managed to hold the Eagles to a single goal until the 17th minute of play when Ryan McAleese added another one to...

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FGCU hockey stays unbeaten with sweep against Eastern Michigan

The Florida Gulf Coast University men’s D2 hockey team faced the Eastern Michigan University Eagles on Thursday Oct. 10 and Friday Oct. 11, outscoring their opponent 15-3 in winning both game of the series. In the first period of Thursday’s game, Jack Emmer put the first goal on the board for FGCU during the 12th minute of play. Within two minutes of the first goal, the Eagles momentum kicked into rapid fire. Bryan Valancy added one to the board and 30 seconds later, Ryan McAleese got his first of the night, giving FGCU a 3-0 lead to end the...

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Real men wear pink: FGCU hockey supports breast cancer awareness

The Florida Gulf Coast University Men’s D2 and D3 leagues will be “going pink” for the entire month of October in support of breast cancer awareness. Janet Darnell, executive director of Partners for Breast Cancer Care, Inc., is overjoyed about the season opening on Oct 4. Darnell spends her days giving back to the program that saved her life 14 years ago. “I was a single mother, raising two kids, making a very low income with no health insurance. I had never had a mammogram before and finally saved the money to have one done,” Darnell said. “When they...

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Eagles split series with ACHA D-1 runner-up

The Eagles couldn’t figure out how to top last year’s Division II ACHA National Champion run, so why not matchup against the Division I National runner-up to start the season? FGCU opened their title defense Friday night with a 5-1 thrashing of Oakland (Mich.) University at Germain Arena. The Grizzlies, who finished one win shy of a National Championship in the top division a year ago, were able to salvage a 3-1 victory on Saturday over the Eagles. “We knew coming into this weekend that this game was going to be a measuring point to see where we are...

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FGCU hockey: Q&A with senior forward Thomas Patterson

Thomas Patterson, a Finance major from NewMarket, Ontario is finding his senior year at FGCU to be busier than ever. Coming off of his best year to date, scoring 42 points last season, this FGCU DII hockey forward is looking to start the season off right against the Oakland Grizzlies this Friday. Eagle News got to talk to Patterson about the upcoming season. Eagle News: So, you’re a senior this year for the FGCU Eagles, why did you select FGCU as the organization you wanted to be a part of? Patterson: It was an exciting opportunity for me to play the game of hockey in a new, southern, location while pursuing my education in Florida. Eagle News: With...

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