Fall semester brings with it many perks: colorful scenery, comfortable temperatures, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and my favorite – hockey!
Oakland’s DIII Hockey Club is in full force this fall and you can see them all semester long. The team plays at the Detroit Skating Club in Bloomfield Hills, just a short drive from campus.
Off to a hot start this season, the Grizzlies entered the weekend at 5-0-1 (wins/losses/OT losses). However, they suffered their most bitter loss at home on Friday against rival Davenport University. Davenport started the game at 5-0-0 on the season and showed why their record was unblemished.
The Grizz were down 4-0 in the second period, but battled back to scare a number of Davenport fans. OU ended up losing 6-3, but made it a game. It took some late Davenport goals to put the Grizzlies away.
However, the following night saw a different outcome at Davenport’s Patterson Ice Arena. The Grizzlies righted the ship and pulled out a much tighter 3-2 win over their rivals, splitting the weekend series. The win also happily ended Davenport’s undefeated start to the season.
On Sunday, the Grizzlies played host to Central Florida and won 5-3, going 2-1 in their weekend series. After the weekend’s results, the team improved to 7-1-1 and settled into first place in the division. The team has 15 points on the year, which is gives them a three point cushion from the three teams chasing them in 2nd place.
The club is on the road this weekend against Grand Valley and Hope College. Their next home game is October 25th against Central Michigan @ 7:45pm. You don’t want to miss out on the club’s bright season. Come out to the rink and cheer on your Grizzly Hockey Club!
Want to join the club next season? Click here and fill out the form.