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Montana State Bobcats Hockey Going To Nationals

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Raised by 254 people in 5 months
Created March 4, 2019
MSU Bobcats Hockey
The Montana State University Bobcats Hockey Team has qualified for the National Championships for the first time in program history & we need your help!

Started in 1998, the MSU Bobcats are a competitive hockey team that competes in the West Division of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).  The team is a pay-to-play organization that operates under the MSU Club Sports department & is not part of the University's athletic department.  As a result, the team receives less than 3% of funding from the university.  The remaining funds for all of the operating budget for the 30+ game season schedule, league playoffs, Regional Championship, & the National Championship are fully funded by our student athlete's player dues, sponsorships, & team fundraising.

The team is currently in the midst of their most successful season in program history.  After going 3-0 in dramatic fashion during the Regional Championship, the Bobcats have secured a spot in the upcoming National Championships as one of the top 16 out of 248 teams from across the country.  The ACHA National Championships are scheduled for March 22-26 in Plano, TX.  

All fundraising for the trip to the National Championships will be used for:
-Team travel (airline tickets)
-Extra baggage fees for hockey equipment
-Bus rental & driver in Texas
-Lodging costs
-Team meals
-Pre-Nationals practice costs

This invitation to Nationals is the culmination of countless hours, days, months, & years worth of work by our players & staff.  It is our goal to not only provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these student athletes, but also proudly represent Montana State University, Bozeman, & Montana on a national stage.

The funds required to make this trip happen are simply too great for our players to bear on their own, especially after already paying for the regular season budget.  The entire MSU Bobcat Hockey Team sincerely appreciates your consideration and support during this unbelievably exciting & record-breaking season.

Go Bobcats Go!

http://msuhockey.com/

News coverage of our Regional Championship:
Bozeman Chronicle Article 37508282_1551722129217711_r.jpeg
 
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Simply unbelievable!

The last two weeks have been nothing short of an unbelievable whirlwind, but we aren't done yet! Our entire team is truly appreciative of the outpouring of support we have received from the Bozeman community, Montana, & all across the country.

The team has been skating hard in practice the past two weeks getting prepared for our shot at a National Championship. On top of that, the boys have been successfully balancing school, working hard at fundraising events, and graciously handling all of the new-found "fame" from the recent media attention.

We have two final practices here in Bozeman this week before flying to Dallas, Texas on Wednesday afternoon. From there, we practice Thursday night & then begin the tournament with the pool-play games Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.

Here's our schedule:

Friday, March 22
4:30pm vs Aquinas College

Saturday, March 23
10:00am vs Penn State University

Sunday, March 24
1:30pm vs Northeastern University

The top 4 teams out of 16 (4 pools of 4 teams, 1 team advances per pool) will advance to play on Monday & the National Championship game will be on Tuesday, March 26.

All games will be live streamed so you can follow along. We'll share the exact web address as soon as we have it.

All tournament info can be found here:
http://pointstreaksites.com/view/achanationals/mens-d2

While we have surpassed our initial fundraising expectations, we are still working hard to secure the remaining funds necessary to complete our trip to Texas. What was initially an overwhelming, impossible expense is now a reality thanks to the generosity we have received & we can not thank you enough for all of the support in helping us reach Nationals.

Our boys are ready to seize their opportunity and make MSU, Bozeman, & all of Montana proud on the national stage!

GO CATS GO!
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Raised by 254 people in 5 months
Created March 4, 2019
MSU Bobcats Hockey
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