Newest Hockey Programs

The top 10 newest hockey programs in men's and women's NCAA ice hockey teach us all about growth, teamwork, work ethic, and new horizons.

Men's Division 1

The newest team in men's D1 NCAA ice hockey is Robert Morris University Colonials. This will be changing shortly when Penn State joins the D1 ranks as an Independent this fall.

Top 10 Newest Hockey Teams in Men's Division 1

Team Year Program Started
Robert Morris University Colonials 2004
Niagara University Purple Eagles 1996
University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks 1996
Sacred Heart University Pioneers 1993
Mercyhurst College Lakers 1988
University of Alabama Huntsville Chargers 1985
Canisius College Griffins 1980
University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks 1980
Ferris State Bulldogs 1979
University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves 1979

Men's Division III

The newest team in men's D3 NCAA ice hockey is University of New England.

Top 10 Newest Hockey Teams in Men's Division III

Team Year Program Started
University of New England Nor' Easters 2009
Morrisville State College Mustangs 2009
Westfield State Owls 1974, 2008
Concordia University Wisconsin Falcons 2007
Adrian College Bulldogs 2007
Becker College Hawks 2006
Castleton College Spartans 2004
Utica College Pioneers 2000
Finlandia University Lions 2000
Manhattanville 1999

Women's Division 1

The newest team in Women's D1 NCAA ice hockey is Syracuse

Top 10 Newest Hockey Teams in Women's Division 1

Team Year Program Started
Syracuse University Orange 2008
Robert Morris University Colonials 2004
Boston University Terriers 2004
Clarkson University Golden Knights 2003
University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux 2002
University of Vermont Catamounts 2001
Quinnipiac University Bobcats 2001
University of Connecticut Huskies 2000
University of Wisconsin Badgers 1999
Union College Dutchwomen 1999

Women's Division III

The newest team in the women's D3 NCAA ice hockey is St. Scholastica

Top 10 Newest Hockey Teams in Women's Division III

Team Year Program Started
College of St. Scholastica 2010
St. Norbert College Green Knights 2010
Marian University Sabres 2009
SUNY Potsdam Bears 2008
Nichols College Bisons 2008
Norwich University Cadets 2007
Concordia University Wisconsin Falcons 2007
Adrian College Bulldogs 2007
Plymouth State University Panthers 2006
SUNY Oswego Lakers 2006


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