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.