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Gators Finish Fourth in the CHF Playoffs

By Aileyahu Shanes Follow on Twitter @a_shanes10 After coming up short in the 2019-20 season, the Gators finally made it to the conference playoffs. With an 8-2-1 CHS record, the Gators came into the tournament as the sixth seed, but looked to play past their ranking and create a big presence.  The first matchup would be…

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Gators Gameday: Playoffs, Round 1 vs Clemson

By Aileyahu Shanes Follow on Twitter @a_shanes10 The College Hockey South regular season is finally in the books, and the sixth-seed Florida Gators are ready to take on the playoffs, starting with the third-seed Clemson Tigers. The 2021-22 season wasn’t smooth sailing, but the Gators’ performance was enough to secure them a spot in the playoffs…

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Gators Clinch Playoff Spot With Win Over FSU

By Aileyahu Shanes Follow on Twitter @a_shanes10 The Gators officially clinched the College Hockey South Playoffs with their win over the Florida State Seminoles in Jacksonville this past Sunday. Florida wanted to end out their regular season with a bang and they accomplished that with their win. UF made it difficult for FSU right out of…

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Bulls Take Down a Short-Handed Gator Roster

By Aileyahu Shanes Follow on Twitter @a_shanes10 After losing handedly their two games in Clearwater the week before, the Gators looked to take revenge on another team based in Tampa, the University of South Florida Bulls. Although they are not SECHC opponents, Florida had something to prove on Friday and Saturday in Wesley Chapel: to allow them…

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Gators Gameday: Preview vs South Florida

By Aileyahu Shanes Follow on Twitter @a_shanes10 The Gators head right back to the Tampa area tonight and tomorrow to face another SCHC opponent. Florida suffered two deadly blows last weekend, but hopefully they can bounce back against the USF Bulls. The University of South Florida currently ranks 8th in the CHF Southeast region and 14th…

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Spartans Prove to be Too Much For the Gators

By Aileyahu Shanes Follow on Twitter @a_shanes10 The women’s basketball team weren’t the only ones to face a number one nationally ranked club. The Florida Gators hockey team also had to battle against a college heavy weight, the University of Tampa Spartans. The Gators played two games over the weekend, one on Friday and one on…

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Gators Gameday: Preview vs Tampa

By Aileyahu Shanes Follow on Twitter @a_shanes10 The Gators are finally playing in Florida again, this time against the University of Tampa in Clearwater tonight and on Sunday. Not only are the Spartans the number one team in the CHF Southeast region, but they are the number one team in the CHF nationally. Tampa is currently…

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Florida Gators, as lone unbeaten team, grab Thrasher Cup at Savannah Hockey Classic

Nathan Dominitz Savannah Morning News The Florida Gators faced two remaining obstacles in their path to the Thrasher Cup as champions of the 23rd annual Enmarket Savannah Hockey Classic. On the ice, the Gators played in-state rival Florida State and vanquished the Seminoles 6-1 on Saturday to improve to 2-0 in the two-day event at the Savannah Civic Center.…

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Gators Win 2022 Savannah Hockey Classic

By Aileyahu Shanes Follow on Twitter @a_shanes10 For the first time since 2015, the Florida Gators are your Savannah Hockey Classic champions. This weekend, the Gators traveled 200 miles north to faceoff against two bitter rivals: the Georgia Bulldogs and the Florida State Seminoles. The Gators found success this weekend in claiming the Thrasher Cup. Here…

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Savannah Hockey Classic 2022 Preview

By Aileyahu Shanes Follow on Twitter @a_shanes10 If you ask almost any Florida Gator hockey player, either current or former, what their favorite memory with the team is, almost always the answer is the Savannah Hockey Classic. The Enmarket Savannah Hockey Classic is an annual college hockey tournament featuring the Gators, the Georgia Bulldogs, the Florida…

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Gators Gameday: Preview vs Georgia Tech

By Aileyahu Shanes Follow on Twitter @a_shanes10 Let’s hope the Gators are well rested, because they have a tough test this weekend. The 5-3-1 Gators are facing the 12-5-0 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in a back-to-back-weekend series. This matchup is important for Florida’s SECHC playoff chances, as the Yellow Jackets are conference rivals. The Gators also…

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Player Profile: Connor Nicholson

By Aileyahu Shanes Follow on Twitter @a_shanes10 Leadership, it is a characteristic that is needed on any team, no matter big or small. It would be impossible for the Gators to find success without it, whether on the ice or off, and team president Connor Nicholson is a key leadership piece for this team. The junior,…

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Player Profile: John Hunt

By Aileyahu Shanes Follow on Twitter @a_shanes10 While this Gator team has talent up and down the roster, there is one player that clearly stands out on the ice. His name seems to be associated with every goal, and he takes control of each game. That player is senior center John Hunt.  ​The food and resource economics major from Ft. Myers…

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Player Profile: Matthew Brkljacic

By Aileyahu Shanes Follow on Twitter @a_shanes10 When your teammates place upon a nickname like “Bobby Orr” on you, it’s hard to live up to those expectations. As a defenseman who had 1.39 points per game over his twelve-year NHL career, one must be truly worthy to be compared to one of the best offensive defensemen…

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Gators Gameday: Preview vs South Carolina

By Aileyahu Shanes Follow on Twitter @a_shanes10 After splitting their back-to-back with Florida Atlantic University, the Gators are heading to Columbia, South Carolina, to take on the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. Coming in as the number nine ranked team in the CHF, the Gators have a lot of hype to live up to. Overall, the…

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Gators Rank Ninth Nationally in First CHF Rankings

By Aileyahu Shanes Follow on Twitter @a_shanes10 This season just keeps on getting better and better for the Florida Gators. This Wednesday, the CHF released their national and regional rankings for the league’s collegiate teams. Rankings are done by MYHockeyRankings.com. There are two main criteria in the ranking system: average goal differential and strength of schedule.…

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Gators Split Weekend Series With FAU

By Aileyahu Shanes Follow on Twitter @a_shanes10 The Gators knew this weekend’s matchups were going to be their biggest tests of the season so far. The FAU Owls are known for their dominant success throughout the past couple of seasons. Although the Gators dropped the first game of the series, they bounced back in Game Two…

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Gators Gameday Against FAU

By Aileyahu Shanes Follow on Twitter @a_shanes10 After a long break, the Gators are finally ready to hit the ice again this weekend. The team has been red hot so far. They currently hold a 1-0-1 SECHC record and a 4-0-1 overall record. The club is coming off two strong performances against the UCF Knights, taking…

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Players Throughout Gator Hockey History

By Aileyahu Shanes Follow on Twitter @a_shanes10 The Florida Gators Hockey Club has come a long way since its establishment in 1996. There were a lot of ups and downs, but the program is stronger than it has ever been before. Who would have thought that there would be two teams and a talented roster that…

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The Gators D3 Team Takes Their Second Win of the Season

By Aileyahu Shanes Follow on Twitter @a_shanes10 The Gators D3 squad played their second game of the season yesterday; again, playing their foes from Daytona Beach, the Embry-Riddle Eagles. UF dominated in their last performance, coming out with a 5-1 victory, but this early afternoon matchup against ERAU proved to be a bit more challenging. The…

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