Head Coach - Brian Young
Faculty Advisor - Richard Weyhing
President - Dylan Niewiemski
Vice President - Brendon Wormley
Treasurer - Matt Peters
Secretary - Jimmy Albright
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Head Coach: Brian Young
President: Dylan Niewiemski
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Richard Weyhing
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A Look at Oswego State Club Hockey History
“The men’s club hockey team was rooted in the late 90’s as a pick up league for Oswego students to compete against each other, then an independent team who faced the likes of Oneonta, Fredonia, Plattsburg & Potsdam, to what has now become a strong Division 1 ACHA hockey club. In early 2001 the team was registered with the student association under the direction of President Nate Smith (D) a former Greece Athena graduate and Vice President Brian Young (RW) a transfer from Genesee Community College. The team had organized practices on Thursday nights from 11:00 – 12:00 and was under the direction of player coach Jeremy Frechette (LW), a local graduate of Oswego High School.”- Brian Young
By Greg Feiden
In the fall of 2003, the Oswego State Men’s Club Ice Hockey team was initiated. Under the leadership of then player coach Matt Collins, the team gathered a couple of times a week, during the winter months of the school year, in order to play, more or less, as a recreational team. During this 2003 season, the club team played a grand total of 2 games against other local schools and garnered a budget of less than $3000.
The very next season, in 2004, the club team began to strengthen its roots, garnering several new players as both freshman and non-freshman joined the program in the hopes of participating in a competitive season and with a marginal budget increase. Getting off to a shaky start, there was much dissatisfaction amongst teammates as to what direction the team wanted to head in. Many strived for a program which mimicked the style of a Junior Varsity program, while others were content with just gathering to play pick-up hockey. In the end, the team had a healthy mix of the two, with the team competing in 15 games, many of which were against the same teams. It was here that Collins led the team to a greater level in their third season; the American Collegiate Hockey Association.
2005 brought about another new beginning for the club team as they entered into the New York Central Hockey League (NYCHL) alongside many of the same local schools the college started out playing against. The number of games played that year also increased from 15 to 20, filling most of the weekends during the fall and winter months. The once scrub team of Open Hockey players began to blossom into a competitive team garnering respect from the team in the area, and from around the nation. 2005 also brought about the loss of a crucial aspect of the team, Collins was set to graduate, leaving the team he founded and nurtured behind.
Continuing in the NYCHL as a member of the larger governing body, the ACHA, the club team found that with a major budget increase, they could become even more competitive. With a growing foundation of rookie and veteran players, the Oswego team expanded their competition from the same old group of local teams, to all the teams of the nation when they traveled to both Chicago, IL and Lynchburg, VA to play against two top 10 ranked teams. They came away from those weekends with the respect of teams in the ACHA, setting the club up for a championship fifth season.
In 2007, Oswego had a breakout year backed, the officers behind the scene were able to once again garner a large budget as well as draw in local support from the community. This was the year of the inaugural SUNY Upstate Charity game in which the Oswego team competes against the Upstate Medical team in order to raise money for the Hospital, which is to be held annually as the first game of the season. Tryouts for the team also set a record, as more than 50 players tried out for the team, indicating the growing reach of the program into the high school system, drawing seniors who want an alternative to varsity athletics. 2007 also saw the Oswego State team win the inaugural Tri-State Cup, the playoff trophy for the Northeastern Collegiate Hockey League (NECHL) and new league Oswego helped found with several other teams, including: Rutgers, Cortland State, Binghamton, St. Bonaventure, Penn State Berks, and Ithaca College.
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