Georgia Tech Ice Hockey Program
The Georgia Tech Hockey Program (www.gthockey.com) was established in 1973 and is currently registered within Division III of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). Since 1991, the ACHA has been the central governing body for all non-varsity hockey in the United States, and has roughly 400 teams registered in its three men's divisions. Each season, the ACHA sponsors national championship tournaments in each of its divisions, and past tournament locations have included such diverse sites as Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta.
Since 1999, when the ACHA offered the national championship for Division III, The Georgia Tech Hockey team has competed in 7 of the national championship tournaments and has placed 2nd once and has placed 3rd twice. Our goal each and every year is to compete for a national championship.
The GT Hockey team is recruiting serious student-athletes that want a premier education from one of the top 10 universities in the nation, as well as continuing their hockey playing career with a hockey program that has over 35 years of hockey tradition.
The GT Hockey team plays roughly 24 games a season against only the most competitive opponents within ACHA Division II and Division III. We compete against fellow rivals of the ACC, such as Clemson, Florida State, Virginia Tech and Duke. Also scheduled are teams from neighboring states of Tennessee, South Carolina, and Florida, as well as interstate foe, University of Georgia.
The GT Hockey team skates out of The ICE in Cumming Ga. The ICE is the Yellow Jackets home rink for games and it is conveniently located 45 minutes north of campus and downtown Atlanta.
Both graduate and undergraduate students at Georgia Tech are eligible to play for the Georgia Tech Hockey program provided they meet the ACHA minimum academic credit and GPA requirements.
As a program, we were very privileged to be the first non-varsity ice hockey team to be featured in the prestigious American Hockey Magazine, which normally features NCAA and NHL teams and players. We were also mentioned in Herb Brooks' book, "Inside Story of a Hockey Mastermind" where he talks about the future of college hockey. We have our own pep band that plays at our home games and when we travel, we work closely with many GT Alumni clubs throughout the country.
Savannah Hockey Classic
One of the highlights of the year, occurs every January during the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, when the GT hockey program competes in the annual Savannah Hockey Classic. During the weekend, the city of Savannah, Georgia, opens its arms to the teams of Georgia Tech, University of Georgia, University of Florida and Florida State University, as we compete for the Savannah Cup, in front of 5000-8000 hockey crazed fans. Since 1999, Georgia Tech has hoisted the Savannah Cup 6 times and they are the defending 2011 champions. This is the perfect weekend for family and friends of the team, to embark to one of the best southern cities our country has to offer.
About Georgia Tech Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.
Georgia Tech's campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education.
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Institute offers many nationally recognized, top-ranked programs. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in the Colleges of Architecture, Engineering, Sciences, Computing, Management, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Georgia Tech is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's top ten public universities in the United States. For a complete list of GT's schools and colleges, please visit http://www.gatech.edu/colleges/.
Georgia Tech, the home of the Yellow Jackets, is the No. 7 public university in the nation, according to the 2011 rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Year after year, Georgia Tech is consistently the only technological university ranked in U.S. News & World Report's listing of America's top ten public universities. In addition, Georgia Tech's College of Engineering is consistently ranked in the nation's top five by U.S. News.
Campus Life at Georgia Tech Institute of Technology
The Georgia Tech campus is a dynamic and vibrant place, with a constant array of activities designed for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors. From athletics to concerts and theater to lectures and social gatherings, there are always great things happening at Tech.
Campus visitors and students alike have long enjoyed the variety of high-caliber performance choices available on the Tech campus. From classical and rock music and comedy acts at the Ferst Center to the wonderful comedies, dramas, and musicals produced by the student-run DramaTech Theatre, Tech performances are a hot ticket. And don't forget the exciting contests in football, basketball, baseball, golf, and many other NCAA Division 1 sports that have long been an integral part of Tech tradition.
All these choices for leisure and entertainment are an ideal complement to the renowned work ethic of Georgia Tech students, who know how to balance hard work in the classroom and lab with fun activities outside the academic arena.
Admissions into Georgia Tech Institute of Technology
Due to the competitiveness and high academic standards, Georgia Tech require their incoming students to have a high GPA and high SAT scores. For more information on the admissions requirement, please contact the Office of Admission http://www.gatech.edu/admissions/.
Please keep in mind that the hockey team cannot directly help your application into Georgia Tech, however, we can offer advice on strategies for admission. The most important advice we can offer is to apply early. The longer you wait to apply, the harder it is to be admitted. Every year we have prospective players who are not admitted because they wait too long to apply. All prospective players should submit their application to Georgia Tech by Christmas. Prospective players are strongly encouraged to schedule an official campus visit, which can be done by visiting the following page: http://www.admission.gatech.edu/visit