February 25, 2020
History continues to be made for the East Texas Baptist University Hockey Team as they recently received a bid to the ACHA Division II West Regional Tournament in Boise, Idaho. ETBU Hockey, in their fourth year as a program, earned their first bid as the #10 team in the region.
"Earning the bid was a very emotional moment for me and all the guys, we are very excited about this,” ETBU Head Hockey Coach Alain Savage said. “This is great for the program, as we are only in our fourth year. It is a big deal for all the players and coaching staff, who have been working for this all year long. It's pretty amazing to see.”
The West Regional will take place from February 27-29 in Boise, Idaho, with 10 teams from the region competing for victories. The #1 (Univ. of Mary) and #2 (Providence-ND) receive automatic bids to the national tournament in Frisco, Texas, and won't have to participate in the regional tournament.
ETBU will face #11 seeded California State University-Northridge on February 27. These two teams faced each other on October 11 in California as ETBU took a 4-3 win in overtime. ETBU went 3-0 against the California teams on that trip from Oct. 11-13 also defeating Cal State-Fullerton, 5-2, and Long Beach State, 9-1.
ETBU is currently 22-3-1 and were the Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference North Division champions.
To learn more about East Texas Baptist University Hockey and to find a schedule, visit www.goetbutigers.com/sports/hockey.