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Thank you for your interest in our program. The MSU Bobcats are a Division II hockey club that plays other ACHA teams from Utah, Colorado, North Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and Washington. We are a registered club of the University, but receive no funding from the university. The team is completely student run and players are expected to contribute to the team when needed.
Players must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and be taking at least 9 credits to be eligible for the team. Tryouts are held the third week of October. Flyers will be posted around campus regarding an informational meeting prior to tryouts. Please have your gear in town by that first week of school if you wish to participate. We play NCAA hockey, so cages are required. The level of hockey is similar to Junior B with larger, more physical players. Our current players come from all over the US and Canada and from many levels of hockey. Anyone who has played organized hockey before is welcome to tryout. Practices will be held at 11:00pm Wednesday evenings at the Haynes Pavilion Arena.
Current player fees are estimated to be $750 this season. That covers everything except for food on road trips. Most of our road trips require us to leave Friday morning around 9:00am. I realize that freshman have little choice as to when they schedule their classes, but be prepared to miss any classes on the Friday afternoons we have games. Our season runs from October to March with approximately 25 games and 7 road trips. The absences are school sponsored and most professors will work with you if you give them adequate notice. I will not ask any of my players to miss tests they cannot reschedule; I believe school should be their first priority.
Feel free to contact me with any other questions or concerns. My door is also open to help with any questions you have about the University or the Bozeman area, hockey related or not.
Thank you for your interest and I hope to see you at tryouts!
MSU Bobcat Hockey Club