Dear Princeton Club Hockey Alumni, Parents, and Friends:
I am very happy to update you on the status of the Princeton University Club Ice Hockey Team.
The last couple years have been a gradual rebuilding process. In the past, we had struggled
to field a competitive team because there were not enough new freshmen coming in to offset
the graduating seniors we have lost. Last year was our first year in a new league, the
Greater Northeast Collegiate Hockey Conference (GNCHC),
and it was a very successful year.
The team finished 9-9-0-1 (8-7-0-1 GNCHC), and missed the GNCHC playoffs by just one point.
In addition, Princeton sent 4 players to the ACHA All Star Challenge to represent the GNCHC.
Along with Penn, we also helped host and organize the first of hopefully many Ivy League
tournaments. Four teams participated in the tournament, which will hopefully be increased next year.
This is our second year in the GNCHC, a competitive league consisting of teams from New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, and New York, including Penn, Rutgers, Bucknell, NJIT, and others. During the
offseason, the GNCHC added four new teams (The College of New Jersey, Seton Hall University,
Gettysburg College, and Susquehanna University). Because of the league’s growth, the league
has transitioned to three divisions of five teams each. We are playing in the Central Division,
which consists of Princeton, Penn, La Salle, Muhlenberg, and Scranton. This league appears to
be a good fit for our team, and we are looking forward to succeeding in the GNCHC for many
years to come.
This year, the team has started the season with a record 4-5-0-1 (3-4-0-1 GNCHC), including a
3-2 win against Penn and a 9-1 drubbing of La Salle, who beat out the Tigers for the final
playoff spot last year. Right now, we sit in 2nd place in the Central Division.
The bulk of our season is still ahead of us, but the team is promising. We also have
several exciting non-league games this year, including a game at Yale and the 2nd Ivy
League tournament, which will be co-hosted by Harvard and Brown.
I am also happy to announce that our annual Alumni Game will be held on Saturday, January
21, 2010 @ 8:30 PM. We hope everyone will be able to attend. After the game, everyone is
invited to dinner on Nassau Street to catch up with former teammates and our great coach,
Steve Macy. We hope everyone will be able to make it. Please RSVP by emailing
Every year, contributions from alumni, family, and friends allow the team to exist and
continue to compete at a high level against other schools. For that, we would like to
convey our heartfelt gratitude for your generous donations. We use the funding for many
expenses not covered by the university, including travel, jerseys, warm up jackets, and
scorekeepers. Additionally, it helps us purchase a gift for our coach, Steve Macy.
We have been very lucky to have him as our volunteer coach for the past 13 years, and his
continuing sacrifice allows the team to exist and thrive. The team’s finances are being
put under strain because of increasing travel expenses, as we have a couple more away games
this year and we are staying at least one night at Harvard. Any support that you can give
would be greatly appreciated. Donations are tax-deductable and go directly to the team.
Please make any donations to: Friends of Princeton University Men’s Club Hockey, and mail
Friends of Princeton Athletics
P.O. Box 5357
Princeton, NJ 08543-5357
On behalf of the entire team, thank you for your generosity.
Greg Hyde ‘13
Princeton Club Hockey 2011-2012