Penn Quakers
Penn Quakers athletic logo
University University of Pennsylvania
Conference ACHA
Head coach Scott Carmack
Arena Class of 1923 Arena
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Colors Blue and Red[1]
         

Univ. of Penn team in 1896–97, its first season of existence. Top row, from left: Arthur Stackhouse, William Agnew, George Orton, Clinton Decker. Middle row, from left: William Phymister, Horace Gibbons, Miles Gibbons, John Chattin, Stanley Willett. Bottom row, from left: John Gosman, Arthur Moore.

The Penn Quakers men's ice hockey team represents the University of Pennsylvania in the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II.[2] Penn is a member of the Colonial States College Hockey Conference. The Quakers play at the Class of 1923 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

Penn's first ice hockey team formed for the 1896–97 season and it began competing in the Intercollegiate Hockey Association (IHA), which included only 4 teams (the other three being Yale, Brown and Columbia), in 1898–99. On the first team in 1896–97 were several players of Canadian background, among them middle-distance runner George Orton. Early years were plagued by the lack of a local rink which forced the program to be suspended multiple times. In 1920 the Philadelphia Ice Palace opened, giving the team a more stable footing to operate, however, the lack of success on ice was evident. Despite growing popularity, the team was forced to fold in 1924 due to insufficient funding. In 1941, Penn re-entered the hockey world, competing in the Eastern Collegiate Hockey League and winning the league title that year. The Quakers continued to compete until the team was forced to dissolve as a result of World War II. Penn's hockey program was resurrected in the 1950s as a club team and became gradually more competitive until eventually reaching the varsity level in 1965.

Penn played at the varsity level for the first time in the 1965–66 season, finishing 16–8. To support the team, in 1968, a group of donors and the Class of 1923 joined to fund the construction of the Class of 1923 Arena. In the 1970–71 season, the Quakers made the ECAC playoffs for the first time. The team would have similar success in the following season. The 1972–73 season was filled with similar success under a new coach, Bob Crocker, even beating defending national champion Boston University 7–3 in the first round of the ECAC tournament in Boston. Crocker had been an assistant coach at BU before coming to Penn.

Following the success of the 1972–73 season, the team began a downward spiral. The university began to tighten the team's budget, which made recruiting more difficult and caused the level of play to decline. After the 1977–78 season, Penn's athletic department announced a plan to drop the hockey team's varsity status, along with that of the gymnastics, golf, and badminton teams, citing budgetary restraints. A 4-day sit-in resulted in an agreement between students and administration to preserve some of the cut programs, but not the varsity hockey team.

Since falling from the varsity level, the Penn Quakers men's ice hockey team has maintained its status as a club team. During this period, the team has enjoyed numerous successes, including several championship appearances and victories. Today, the team competes in the ACHA Division II and continues to call the Class of 1923 Arena its home.[4]

On July 9, 2019, a university-supported endowment for both the men's and women's ice hockey programs was announced.[5] This was later further explained in the team's "2025 Vision" plan, which included a road map for the team to follow from ACHA Division II to NCAA Division I by the year 2025.[6] At the time there was no plan to promote either program to the Division I level.

Season-by-season results[edit | edit source]

Varsity[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses (Games lost in either Overtime or Shootout), Pts = Points

NCAA D-I Champions NCAA Frozen Four Conference Regular Season Champions Conference Playoff Champions
Season Conference Regular Season Conference Tournament Results National Tournament Results
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pts* Finish GP W L T %
Limited Information Available for early-20th Century seasons.
Program was active in the years 1896–1899, 1900–1901, 1908–1911, 1919–1924, 1928–1929, 1939–1942 and was a club sport beginning in 1956
Jim Salfi (1965–1972)
1965–66 Independent 24 16 8 0 .667
1966–67 Independent 24 13 11 0 .542
1967–68 ECAC Hockey 16 1 15 0 .063 17th 24 6 18 0 .250
1968–69 ECAC Hockey 15 1 14 0 .067 17th 22 7 15 0 .318
1969–70 ECAC Hockey 15 3 12 0 .200 16th 24 8 16 0 .333
1970–71 ECAC Hockey 19 11 8 0 .579 7th 25 14 11 0 .560 Lost Quarterfinal, 2–5 (Clarkson)
1971–72 ECAC Hockey 21 14 7 0 .667 4th 25 16 9 0 .640 Lost Quarterfinal, 3–5 (New Hampshire)
Bob Crocker (1972–1976)
1972–73 ECAC Hockey 22 13 7 2 .636 4th 27 16 9 2 .630 Won Quarterfinal, 7–3 (Boston University)
Lost Semifinal, 3–5 (Boston College)
Lost Third Place Game, 0–4 (Clarkson)
Division I
1973–74 ECAC Hockey 21 9 12 0 .429 10th 24 10 14 0 .417
1974–75 ECAC Hockey 23 9 13 1 .413 11th 24 10 13 1 .438
1975–76 ECAC Hockey 23 5 17 1 .239 16th 26 6 19 1 .250
Bob Finke (1976–1978)
1976–77 ECAC Hockey 24 7 17 0 .292 14th 26 9 17 0 .346
1977–78 ECAC Hockey 21 5 14 2 .286 16th 26 7 17 2 .308
Totals GP W L T % Championships
Regular Season 316 137 173 0 .442
Conference Post-season 5 1 4 0 .200
NCAA Post-season 0 0 0 0
Regular Season and Post-season Record 321 138 177 6 .439

* Winning percentage is used when conference schedules are unbalanced.

Club[edit | edit source]

ACHA D-II Champions Conference Regular Season Champions Conference Playoff Champions
Season Conference Regular Season Conference Tournament Results National Tournament Results
Conference Overall
GP W L T/OTL Pts* Finish GP W L T/OTL %
Limited Information Available[7][8][9][10]
Program has been active since the 1979–80 season as a club sport
David Heary (1996–99)
1997–98[11] DVCHC 16 11 5 0 22 3rd[note 1] 24 13 10 1 .563 Lost Southwest Semifinal, 2–4 (Princeton University)
1998–99 DVCHC 14 4 9 1 9 3rd[note 1] 25 6 18 1 .260 Lost Southwest Semifinal, 1–9 (Princeton University)[12]
J.C. Groon (1999–00)
1999–00[13] DVCHC 17 16 1 0 32 1st[lower-alpha 1] 36 18 17 1 .514 Won Southeast Final, 5–3 (Kutztown University)
Won Final Series 2–1, (Temple University)[14]
MACH 12 7 5 0 14 4th[15] Lost Semifinal, 2–5 (Rider University)[16]
Josh Remick & Dean Winter (2000–01)
2000–01 MACH 16 10 6 0 20 3rd 24 15 9 0 .625 Lost Semifinal, 2–3 (Rider University)
Dean Winter (2001–03)
2001–02 MACH 14 12 1 1 25 1st 33 20 12 1 .621 Won Semifinal, 4–2 (Princeton University)
Won Final, 9–5 (Rider University)
2002–03 MACH 14 7 4 3 17 4th 25 11 11 3 .500 Won Play-In Game, 5–1 (Princeton University)
Lost Semifinal, 4–6 (Rider University)
Whit Matthew (2003–04)
2003–04 MACH 16 7 8 1 15 6th 30 14 14 2 .500 Won Quarterfinal, 6–4 (Montclair State University)
Lost Semifinal, 5–6 (Wagner College)
Dave Berger (2004–07)
2004–05 MACH 16 11 4 1 23 3rd 35 22 12 1 .643 Won Quarterfinal, 9–4 (Rider University)
Lost Semifinal, 1–3 (Princeton University)
2005–06 MACH 18 7 7 4 18 5th 35 14 16 5 .471 Lost Quarterfinal, 1–5 (Saint Joseph's University) ACHA Southeast Regional
Lost Game One, 0–2 (Liberty University)
Won Game Two, 3–0 (William Paterson)
2006–07 MACH 18 2 12 4 6 10th 31 7 21 3 .274
Brian Gallini (2007–08)
2007–08 MACH 18 5 11 2 12 8th 28 12 13 3 .482
Bob Klein (2008–10)
2008–09 MACH 18 4 14 0 8 9th 28 7 21 0 .250
2009–10 MACH 16 4 11 1 9 5th[lower-alpha 2] 27 7 17 3 .315
2010–11 GNCHC 16 1 15 0 2 6th[lower-alpha 3] 23 1 22 0 .043
Scott Carmack (2011–)
2011–12[17] GNCHC 18 2 14 2 6 5th[note 2] 23 2 18 3 .152
2012–13 GNCHC 18 4 13 1 9 5th[note 2] 22 5 16 1 .250
2013–14 GNCHC 18 7 7 4 18 3rd[note 2] 23 12 7 4 .609
2014–15[18] CSCHC 12 2 9 1 5 7th 22 3 18 1 .159
2015–16[19] CSCHC 14 7 7 0 14 5th 18 8 10 0 .444 Won Quarterfinal, 3–2 (Monmouth University)
Lost Semifinal, 3–8 (The College of New Jersey)
2016–17[20] CSCHC 18 13 5 0 26 3rd 22 16 6 0 .727 Won Quarterfinal, 4–2 (University of Scranton)
Lost Semifinal, 0–5 (The College of New Jersey)
2017–18[21] CSCHC 18 13 3 2 28 1st 24 16 6 2 .708 Lost Semifinal, 6–7 (OT) (The College of New Jersey)
2018–19[22] CSCHC 18 14 3 1 29 2nd 22 16 5 1 .750 Lost Semifinal, 1–2 (The College of New Jersey)
2019–20[23] CSCHC 18 15 2 1 31 2nd 21 16 4 1 .786 Won Semifinal, 8–5 (University of Scranton)
Lost Final, 2–3 (The College of New Jersey)
Totals GP W L T/OTL % Championships
Regular Season 598 267 295 36 .477 1 DVCHC Championship, 1 MACH Championship, 1 CSCHC Championship
Conference Post-season 22 10 11 1 .477 1 DVCHC Tournament Championship, 1 MACH Tournament Championship
ACHA Post-season 2 1 1 0 .500
Regular Season and Post-season Record 622 278 307 37 .477

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. University of Pennsylvania Logo & Branding Standards. Retrieved on April 1, 2016.
  2. Stats - ACHA.
  3. College Hockey.
  4. Our History - University of Pennsylvania Men’s Hockey - Pointstreak Sites.
  5. Penn announces hockey endowment; NCAA hockey on tap for men, women? (July 11, 2019). Retrieved on July 17, 2019.
  6. Penn Hockey Vision 2025. Retrieved on 22 February 2020.
  7. Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Association Website Archive (1 May 2001). Retrieved on 24 February 2020.
  8. University of Pennsylvania Hockey Website Version 1 (1 September 2002). Retrieved on 24 February 2020.
  9. University of Pennsylvania Hockey Website Version 2 (1 November 2012). Retrieved on 24 February 2020.
  10. American Collegiate Hockey Association Website Archive (Team Records) (1 August 2011). Retrieved on 24 February 2020.
  11. UPenn 1997-98 Results. Retrieved on 24 February 2020.
  12. Hockey iced by Tigers in DVCHC playoff at Class of '23 rink (en-us). Retrieved on 24 February 2020.
  13. DVCHC 1999-00 Standings. Retrieved on 24 February 2020.
  14. M. Ice Hockey Club wins DVCHC title over Temple (en-us). Retrieved on 24 February 2020.
  15. M. Hockey moves on to finals (en-us). Retrieved on 24 February 2020.
  16. Playoffs twice as nice for Hockey club (en-us). Retrieved on 24 February 2020.
  17. Great Northeast Collegiate Hockey Conference 2011–12 Standings (14 February 2012). Retrieved on 24 February 2020.
  18. Inaugural Season 2014-15. Retrieved on 24 February 2020.
  19. 2015-2016. Retrieved on 24 February 2020.
  20. 2016-2017. Retrieved on 24 February 2020.
  21. 2017-2018. Retrieved on 24 February 2020.
  22. 2018-2019. Retrieved on 24 February 2020.
  23. 2019-2020. Retrieved on 24 February 2020.

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