The most competitive college ice hockey teams in Maryland are UMBC, Towson University, University of Maryland, and Stevenson University. Stevenson University is the only NCAA team.
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) ice hockey was established in 1988. UMBC is a divsion 2 club team and participates in the MACH. There home ice rink is the Reisterstown Sportsplex, which they practice at and have games at during the weekends. The Terriers most recently went to the ACHA nationals in 2014 when they made the semifinals. UMBC plays against other teams in the area such as the University of Maryland and Towson University.
The University of Maryland hockey program has a division 2 and 3 ACHA team. The Terrapins play in the MACH, and compete against UMBC. Maryland plays at an ice rink near the campus, Wells Arena. The division 2 team competes against UMBC each year and is usually a pivotal game for standings.
Towson University's ice hockey team is division 1 ACHA. Their home ice rink is Ice World Ice Arena. Towson competes in the ECHA division, and often travel outside of Maryland for their games. Towson practices 3-4 times a week and plays between 30 and 40 games each season.
Stevenson University's ice hockey program is the first in Maryland to compete at the NCAA level. It started with their women's team in the 2013-2014 season, and the men's inaugural season is this year 2016-17. They compete at the division 3 level and their home rink is the Reisterstown Sportsplex. The women's team won their division in their first year.
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