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Wilkes University Colonels
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Institution: Wilkes University
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
School founded: 1933
Enrollment: 2,245
Colors: Blue and Gold
Home Arena: Toyota SportsPlex
Men's Team
Conference: United Collegiate Hockey Conference
Coach: Tyler Hynes
Women's Team
Conference: United Collegiate Hockey Conference
Coach: Earl Utter

The Wilkes University Colonels are a women's hockey team representing Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Both men's and women's programs were scheduled to take to the ice with the 2017-18 season. The team plays and practices out of the Toyota SportsPlex. The facility is the practice facility of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, with whom they will have an affiliation with to get the program off the ground.

The school was announced as being an inaugural member of the United Collegiate Hockey Conference for the 2017-18 season when the conference was formally announced on October 4, 2016. The school will also be a member of the Middle Atlantic Conferences hockey conference. The MAC is the school's all-sports home. The MAC will be contested in the same manner as the Ivy League is run within the ECAC Hockey hockey conference.

The women's program announced on August 3, 2017 that they would delay the start of their team until 2018-19 as well due to lower than anticipated roster size. The team would play as an independent for the 2018-19 season.

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Head CoachesEdit

  • Earl Utter (2018-Present) (35-32-2 record as of 2019-20 season)

Women's Year-by-YearEdit

Season GP W L T GF GA Pts Finish Conference Tournament GP W L T GF GA
Division III Independent
2018-19 16 0 15 1 13 84 1 - N/A 16 0 15 1 13 84
United Collegiate Hockey Conference/(Middle Atlantic Conferences) Overall Record
2019-20 16 (8) 4 (4) 11 (4) 1 (0) 24 (18) 77 (20) 9 (8) 5th North (3rd) Did not qualify 23 5 17 1 29 88

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