The Icepack return to the ice September 17th vs. UNC-Chapel Hill to open the season and welcome fans to Wake Competition Center!
The Icepack's 28 game regular season slates feature their toughest non-league slate yet plus a renewal of our great ACCHL rivalries. The three time defending ACCHL champions open their season at home against UNC-Chapel Hill then take to the road to face ACHA D1 power Liberty University to kick off their challenging non-league schedule. Other schedule highlights include the addition of a new rivalry trophy series with Liberty 's D2 team, "The Old Wagon Wheel Trophy." According to Coach Healy this further cements what has become one of the best rivalries in ACHA D2 the past three season; "anyone who has had the privilege to watch these two teams play against each other, can feel the intensity coming from the ice but also the respect these two programs have for each other." This will be the second in season rivalry trophy for the Icepack as the Governor's Cup will return to PNC Arena against the Tarheels at a date to be determined.
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In the season finale the Pack travel to Winston-Salem to defend their ACCHL title. Afterwards the Pack head to their much awaited nationals appearance. The longest episode yet takes you inside the Pack's toughest and most emotional challenge of the year.
By Harrison Eaton, Media Intern
Raleigh, NC - The NC Icepack will travel to Bismarck, North Dakota this week to compete for the 2021 ACHA Division 2 National Title. This season the Icepack went 10-6-1 including big victories over other nationals qualifiers Florida Gulf Coast, Liberty, and East Texas Baptist while also being crowned ACCHL champions for the 2021 season.
(Raleigh, NC) - The Icepack earned the #8 national seed for the upcoming American Collegiate Hockey Association, Division 2 National Championships.
(Winston-Salem, NC) - In a season like no other, somethings stayed the same and that's the Icepack raising the Admiral's Cup for the third year in a row. Led by game MVP Junior Riley Johnson's (Raleigh, NC), two goals and an assist the Pack skated past Virginia Tech 8-3.
Alumni Council Group offering $3,600 matching gift for all gifts through the end of March to get fundraising started.
(Raleigh, NC) - The Icepack are headed back to the American Collegiate Hockey Association National Championships for the second time in three years. The Icepack have spent all of 2021 ranked in the top ten. Along the way the Icepack have knocked off #2 Liberty and two time defending national champion Florida Gulf Coast University. The Pack also brought home their third consecutive Admirals Cup trophy as champions of the ACCHL. Without tickets sales for homes games this year, the Icepack needs support to bring home a National Championship to Raleigh. The Pack needs to raise $20,000 for the weeklong trip to Bismarck, ND. To start the fundraising efforts, the Icepack Alumni Council has offered a matching gift up to $3,600 for all gifts that come in by March 31st. Brent Plunkett '01 and Alumni Council member remarked;
The Icepack program has grown so much over its 45 year history. Starting as a small regional club playing in front of 10 fans to a nationally ranked club playing in front of 1,000+ fans a night and making their second trip to the National tournament in 3 years is beyond impressive. Unfortunately Covid-19 restrictions did not allow fans to support the team at games throughout the year and they need help to make up the lost revenue required to pay for the trip to the National tournament. It is with great pride that the Alumni Council helps establish a matching gift program to help them with their continued success. Please join us with your support!
Click here to donate to send the Pack to Bismarck.
Donations will be done though the Icepack website and will cove airfare, hotels, ground transportation and team meals. The Icepack are members of the Atlantic Coast Collegiate Hockey League and play in the American Collegiate Hockey Association. The Icepack are an independent club hockey team at NC State and a registered 501 c3 non-Profit.
The boys head to Florida for a pair of games with the back to back ACHA D2 national champions, Florida Gulf Coast University.