The numbers speak for themselves. In the heart of “Music City,” prospective students will find in Vanderbilt University an academic institution that combines its 50 degree programs and 5 Nobel laureates on staff with nearly 400 different student organizations and a coveted spot in the SEC, the country’s most prestigious athletic conference. It is a haven for those who are looking to maximize their collegiate experiences both personally and academically en route to rich and fulfilling careers focused on a range of disciplines and industries.
It is also a great place to play hockey.
The VU Hockey Experience
The Vanderbilt Commodores Ice Hockey team is a DIII men’s club program affiliated with the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and the Southeastern Collegiate Hockey Conference (SECHC). Founded in 1991, VU hockey maintains a distinct personality relative to the other clubs in the southeast region in that the students are largely responsible for managing the program. We boil the approach down to a simple motto: The club runs the club.
To help the team’s officers in their program planning pursuits, a host of dedicated faculty advisers and parent sponsors have been slated to offer guidance away from the rink while a staff of coaches has been enlisted to ensure organization on the ice. As evidenced by events such as this year’s Inaugural I-40 Face-Off, our club’s annual tilt versus the Tennessee Volunteers to be played at Bridgestone Arena (home of the Nashville Predators), we pride ourselves on running a tightly organized program that also focuses on having an awesome time playing hockey. While we are all about winning, especially after posting a 14-3-1 record this past 2010/11 season, we are above all else committed to having as much fun as any club in the Southeast, hockey or otherwise.
Want to be a ‘Dore?
Applying to, accepted by, or enrolled at Vanderbilt University and interested in playing hockey for the club? We would love to connect with you! Just fill out the recruiting contact form here and we will have one of our recruiting chairmen Jordan Zauderer (’14) or Jack Delehey (’14) reply with information about such things as scheduling, fees, and expectations for the upcoming season.
We appreciate your interest in the club and look forward to hopefully seeing you next season, whether in the stands or on the ice!
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