In college hockey, where the University of Mary is having another fantastic year, but this season is different because the Marauders have something to play for.
Last year, U-Mary finished the season with 39 wins and ranked No. 1 in the West Region. However, because they were a first-year program they were not eligible to play for a conference tournament championship or advance to the national tournament.
This season, U-Mary is 27-6 and is ranked No. 1 on the nation and the players say this year feels different because they have a shot to win it all.
“We knew the plan was going to be a two-year program to start,” forward Kyler Moore said. “It was something that we had a lot drive just to try and prove that we were a team that was worth playing here. This year, we are letting them know that we are not going to let them kick us around.”
U-mary is playing in the Colorado Showcase this weekend. They have four games. The first one is tonight against Colorado.