The St. Thomas Aquinas Club Ice Hockey team hosted its annual kick-off dinner on campus Friday evening. The night was a tremendous success, drawing over 75 guests; including alumni, coaches, college administrators, parents, families and friends of the program.
Master of Ceremonies and Voice of the Spartans, Brad Sarno, led the festivities held in the Romano Student Center
Speeches by Spartan Hockey Alumni James Costello, current player Shaun Benson, and Head Coach Matt Schuster gave those in attendance an inside look at the 2017-2018 Spartan Ice Hockey team. Additionally, those in attendance were treated to assorted prize raffles.
The St. Thomas Aquinas Club Ice Hockey team will open the 2017-2018 season on Sunday, September 24th at Sport-O-Rama Ice Rinks in Monsey, NY versus Ramapo College with a 1:30pm scheduled puck drop. The home opener at Sport-O-Rama will take place one week later later on Sunday, October 1st when Suffolk Community College pays a visit to Monsey. Opening face-off is set for 7:30pm, with pregame festivities scheduled beforehand.
The Spartans return to the Metropolitan Collegiate Hockey Conference for the 2017-2018 season, after a 3 year hiatus.