West Point Advances to National Club Hockey Tournament for First Time

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For the first time in program history, Army West Point’s club hockey team advanced to the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II National Championship.

The Black Knights (21-4-2) punched their ticket to next month’s 16-team national field by defeating Boston University and the University of Massachusetts, 6-5 and 4-1, respectively, at the ACHA Northeast Regionals on February 24 and 25 at Keene Ice in Keene, New Hampshire. Army will be the No. 4 Northeast seed at the ACHA National Tournament from March 11-15 in St. Louis.

Yearling forward CDT Charlie Aronov ’26 and plebe goalie CDT Liam Monahan ’27 led the Black Knights at each end of the ice. Aronov had four goals and five points in the two games — including a hat trick against BU — and Monahan was brilliant in net in clutch moments. Army outshot BU, 32-23, and UMass, 49-22, with dominating play through large stretches.

“Hats off to BU and UMass on having great seasons. Both were great hockey teams that challenged us and made us better,” Team Captain CDT Anthony Chambers ’25 said. “That being said, we are not done and will keep our focus on the end goal. It is truly an honor for us to represent West Point at the ACHA National Championship.”

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Excerpt and image taken from the https://www.westpoint.edu.

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