By Thomas Rees Brown
The Seton Hill University (SHU) Hockey Club is one of campus’ fastest growing student clubs and is an excellent venue for students who enjoy hockey to have fun and meet new people.
“I’m from California and we don’t get to play a lot of hockey there,” said junior and club president Adam Narlock.
The club meets 2-3 times a week in the Sullivan Gym—typically on Tuesdays and Thursdays and sometimes on weekends. The games are usually attended by anywhere from 8 to 30 people, and the typical game format is 4-on-4 with 10-12 minute periods. However, this varies depending on the number of people who attend.
“Everyone gets together and captains pick teams, then we just play,” said Narlock.
Senior and club regular Scott Sanders, said, “The core of the group really loves to play and teach others to play. It’s about playing and having a good time.”
The club has been meeting unofficially since the fall semester, but it has only been an official student organization for about two months. “The SHU Hockey Club started last fall as a group of students who just wanted to play hockey,” said club secretary Chris Bruce. “We organized more in the spring and gained official club status in March.”
“I was never into hockey before, but now it’s my Seton Hill family,” said freshman Amanda Dumi.
Despite being in their infancy as an official student organization, the Hockey Club is already enjoying great success with 20 to 30 active members and new people attending regularly. “Next year we’re planning to keep growing and contend for the Club of the Year award,” said Narlock.
Freshman and club vice president Dan Gongaware said, “We’re an inviting group and welcome anyone of any skill level. We’re here to have a good time and get better as we go.”