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SUNY Canton Kangaroos
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Institution: State University of New York at Canton
Location: Canton, New York
School founded: 1906
Enrollment: 3,216
Colors: Blue Green and Gold
Home Arena: SUNY Canton Athletic and Recreation Center
Men's Team
Conference: NCAA Division III Independent
Coach: Alex Boak
Women's Team
Conference: Northeast Women's Hockey League
Coach: Dave LaBaff

The Canton Kangaroos are men's and women's hockey teams representing the State University of New York of Technology at Canton.  The school is located in Canton, New York.  Both teams play out of the SUNY Canton Athletic and Recreation Center, the "CARC". which was completed in 2011.

Team nickname

The school chose the nickname Kangaroos in 2006 when the school was reclassified as a four year college.  The unusual nickname was chosen with the logic that a Kangaroo can't go backwards they only move forward and are aggressive animals and congregate in mobs and are able to adapt to situations

The nickname is shortened to the "Roos".

Arena

The SUNY Canton Athletic and Recreation Center also known as "The CARC" or "Roos House" opened in June of 2011.  The rink was only part of the state of the art facility which also included a field house, fitness center, and swimming pool.

Women's Program

The women's program became a Division III Independent for the 2013-14 season.  The team remained an independent in 2014-15 before joining the Colonial Hockey Conference for the 2015-16 season. The team would then join the Northeast Women's Hockey League for the 2019-20 season. For more detail please see Canton Kangaroos women's ice hockey.


Men's Program

The men's program became a Division III Independent for the 2012-13 season.  The team has remained an independent as of the 2016-17 season.  The team is eventually hoping to end up in the State University of New York Athletic Conference but no confirmation of a start date has been announced.  The team had applied for membership for the 2016-17 season and was denied but the team played each of the members of the conference twice but not home and home as the league does for normal conference play. For more detail please see Canton Kangaroos men's ice hockey.

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