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

Here are the Top 10 Newest Hockey Teams in Men's Division 1 and the year the program started.

  1. Robert Morris University Colonials - 2004
  2. Niagara University Purple Eagles - 1996
  3. University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks - 1996
  4. Sacred Heart University Pioneers - 1993
  5. Mercyhurst College Lakers - 1988
  6. University of Alabama Huntsville Chargers - 1985
  7. Canisius College Griffins - 1980
  8. University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks - 1980
  9. Ferris State Bulldogs - 1979
  10. 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

Here are the Top 10 Newest Hockey Teams in Men's Division III and the year the program started.

  1. University of New England Nor' Easters - 2009
  2. Morrisville State College Mustangs - 2009
  3. Westfield State Owls - 1974, 2008
  4. Concordia University Wisconsin Falcons - 2007
  5. Adrian College Bulldogs - 2007
  6. Becker College Hawks - 2006
  7. Castleton College Spartans - 2004
  8. Utica College Pioneers - 2000
  9. Finlandia University Lions - 2000
  10. 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

Here are the Top 10 Newest Hockey Teams in Women's Division 1 and the year the program started.

  1. Syracuse University Orange - 2008
  2. Robert Morris University Colonials - 2004
  3. Boston University Terriers - 2004
  4. Clarkson University Golden Knights - 2003
  5. University of North Dakota - 2002
  6. University of Vermont Catamounts - 2001
  7. Quinnipiac University Bobcats - 2001
  8. University of Connecticut Huskies - 2000
  9. University of Wisconsin Badgers - 1999
  10. 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

Here are the Top 10 Newest Hockey Teams in Women's Division III and the year the program started.

  1. College of St. Scholastica - 2010
  2. St. Norbert College Green Knights - 2010
  3. Marian University Sabres - 2009
  4. SUNY Potsdam Bears - 2008
  5. Nichols College Bisons - 2008
  6. Norwich University Cadets - 2007
  7. Concordia University Wisconsin Falcons - 2007
  8. Adrian College Bulldogs - 2007
  9. Plymouth State University Panthers - 2006
  10. SUNY Oswego Lakers - 2006

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