UB considers return of Division 1 Men's Hockey

September 23, 2011 Updated Sep 23, 2011 at 3:20 PM EDT

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UB considers return of Division 1 Men's Hockey

September 23, 2011 Updated Sep 23, 2011 at 3:20 PM EDT

Amherst (WKBW.com) The University at Buffalo revealed on Friday that the school has been examining the possibility of returning Men's Hockey to the Division 1 level. The Bulls currently have a club team that plays in the ACHA. The school originally dropped its NCAA Hockey program in 1988.



University at Buffalo Vice President and Director of Athletics Warde Manuel released this statement on Friday afternoon.



"“The University at Buffalo athletic department has been in conversations with established Division I hockey conferences to examine the possibility of returning our hockey program. While we are flattered to have these discussions there are several things that would need to occur both fiscally and within conference alignments for this to work for UB at this time.”