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Re: SBU Hockey Team
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2019, 03:55:27 pm »
im REALLY late to this but just stumbled across it accidentally: https://stonybrookhockey.com/stony-brook-press-discusses-rink-on-campus-possibilities-with-the-university/

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Stony Brook Press discusses rink on campus possibilities with the University

Stony Brook University has no plans to build an on-campus ice rink despite the success of the ice hockey club and students’ desires for improvements to campus life.

“Hockey is an extraordinarily expensive sport to run,” Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said at a media conference in February. “Before we can add another expensive sport like that, we would have to make sure it would make economic sense.”

“I think the hockey team is awesome,” Stony Brook’s Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron said. “I can’t tell you how many people come up to me and congratulate me on our hockey team, and I say, ‘I wish I could take the credit for them.’” If the team were NCAA, it would be recognized under the school’s athletics banner, and Heilbron would be involved with it.

“I think it’ll create sort of a culture and environment that will keep students on campus for the weekend,” Pete Hall, a former Stony Brook ice hockey player who graduated from the university in 1989, said. “I’ve seen it firsthand that some of the teams we played against that had rinks on campus had students that stuck around on the weekend, and the hockey rinks were filled with students.”

Heilbron said that if the school added another men’s team to its NCAA banner, it would likely need to add three women’s teams to compensate. He is considering field hockey, rowing and equestrian as potential women’s teams to add, but he wants to ensure that any new program would be successful.

“I don’t want to add a sport just to add a sport,” Heilbron said. “It has to make sense for our program as a whole. We have to have a facility for them, but we also have to be able to win and be competitive.”

“Student life on the weekends is dead; everyone goes home,” senior finance major Susana Polanco said. “There should be more activities that will make people want to stay on campus.”

Ice skating would be another activity offered by an ice rink at Stony Brook University.

“I think if you open up recreational ice skating, that would definitely attract people and help campus life out a bit,” freshman psychology major Sophie Peterfreund said.


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Re: SBU Hockey Team
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2019, 07:11:28 am »
im REALLY late to this but just stumbled across it accidentally: https://stonybrookhockey.com/stony-brook-press-discusses-rink-on-campus-possibilities-with-the-university/

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Stony Brook Press discusses rink on campus possibilities with the University

Stony Brook University has no plans to build an on-campus ice rink despite the success of the ice hockey club and students’ desires for improvements to campus life.

“Hockey is an extraordinarily expensive sport to run,” Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said at a media conference in February. “Before we can add another expensive sport like that, we would have to make sure it would make economic sense.”

“I think the hockey team is awesome,” Stony Brook’s Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron said. “I can’t tell you how many people come up to me and congratulate me on our hockey team, and I say, ‘I wish I could take the credit for them.’” If the team were NCAA, it would be recognized under the school’s athletics banner, and Heilbron would be involved with it.

“I think it’ll create sort of a culture and environment that will keep students on campus for the weekend,” Pete Hall, a former Stony Brook ice hockey player who graduated from the university in 1989, said. “I’ve seen it firsthand that some of the teams we played against that had rinks on campus had students that stuck around on the weekend, and the hockey rinks were filled with students.”

Heilbron said that if the school added another men’s team to its NCAA banner, it would likely need to add three women’s teams to compensate. He is considering field hockey, rowing and equestrian as potential women’s teams to add, but he wants to ensure that any new program would be successful.

“I don’t want to add a sport just to add a sport,” Heilbron said. “It has to make sense for our program as a whole. We have to have a facility for them, but we also have to be able to win and be competitive.”

“Student life on the weekends is dead; everyone goes home,” senior finance major Susana Polanco said. “There should be more activities that will make people want to stay on campus.”

Ice skating would be another activity offered by an ice rink at Stony Brook University.

“I think if you open up recreational ice skating, that would definitely attract people and help campus life out a bit,” freshman psychology major Sophie Peterfreund said.




Building an Ice Rinx, and competing in the D1 NCAA would be a huge hit on long island and SB would make money doing so. The only thing I think that will squash this idea has nothing to do with Hockey but everything to do with adding three womens D1 sport. Field Hockey, Equestrian and Rowing would be a bust.

I would love nothing more for SB to build a Hockey Rinx like this one and compete with the likes of BC, BU, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island.

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Re: SBU Hockey Team
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2019, 11:26:24 am »
Hockey at SBU would be a dream and a huge success, but the finances of the rink itself and women's scholarships on the other side of it would be a huge financial hit. I see it happening someday though. I'd personally rather have FBS football, but the campus as a whole may disagree with me there. Dream would be SBU has FBS football AND varsity hockey, but all-in that would likely require a 50% increase overall in the athletic budget if not more. Not impossible for a school like SBU, but a big move to make so quickly.

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Re: SBU Hockey Team
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2019, 11:40:19 am »
im salivating just from that hockey rink rendition... with the isles vacating the... island, and the rangers/devils across rivers, this could be a huge get.

another reason to follow the cornell model.
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