The University of Georgia hockey team has had a hot start during the fall semester portion of the schedule finishing with a 9-2 record overall and a 2-1 record in the SECHC. The Ice Dawgs have outscored opponents by a combined score of 78-46 through the first 11 games of the season.
Georgia started the season on a seven game win streak, with five of those wins coming on the road, before dropping their first game against conference rival Florida. The Ice Dawgs bounced back with a big win 8-4 over conference foe Auburn before dropping the second game of the season in a close game against Kennesaw State, 5-4.
The Ice Dawgs rebounded with consecutive wins against Liberty University and University of Michigan-Flint to round out the first half of the season.
The Ice Dawgs finished the fall semester ranked No. 5 in the ACHA Men’s Division III South Rankings. Florida Gulf Coast University, the University of South Florida, the University of Tampa and the University of Mississippi all rank ahead of the Ice Dawgs.
Georgia will start the second half of the season with a three game slate at home January 10-12, with one game against Trine University followed by consecutive matchups against the University of Tennessee. The Ice Dawgs will then travel to Savannah, Georgia, on January 18-19 to compete in the annual Savannah Hockey Classic against Florida, Florida State and Georgia Tech.
The battle for the Thrasher Cup at the Savannah Hockey Classic will present a big challenge for the Ice Dawgs as they look to win the cup for the fourth time in eight years. The Ice Dawgs have won the cup eight times, which is more than any other team competing.
The Ice Dawgs will finish the season with one final road trip against the University of South Carolina and Clemson University on January 25-26. The Ice Dawgs will then return home to take on Clemson again on January 31 followed by the final home game against Coastal Carolina on February 2.
Georgia will compete for the SECHC Championship February 8-10 in Nashville, Tennessee.