The Montana State University Bobcats Hockey Team has officially qualified for the 2023 National Championship and we need your help!
Founded 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 and is not part of the University's athletic department. As a result, the team receives less than 3% of their annual funding from the university. The remaining funds for the entire operating budget, including the 30+ game regular 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 the most successful season in program history. After winning back-to-back MWCHL Championships, the team finished the regular season ranked #2 in the West Region and #3 IN THE NATION! As a result, the Bobcats received a bye past the Regional Championships (the first time our program has received this huge honor) and officially secured a spot in the upcoming 2023 National Championships as one of the top 16 teams from across the country. The ACHA National Championships are being held March 17-21 in Boston, MA.
100% of fundraising for the trip to the National Championships will be used for:
-Team travel (airline tickets)
-Extra baggage fees for hockey equipment
-Van rental in Boston
-Team lodging costs
-Pre-Nationals practice costs
This invitation to Nationals is the culmination of countless hours, days, months, and years worth of work and sacrifice by our players & volunteer staff. Our goal is to provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these student athletes while also proudly representing Montana State University, Bozeman, & Montana on a national stage. Plus, we intend on bringing a National Championship back to Bozeman!
The funds required to make this trip happen are too significant for our players to bear on their own, especially after already paying for the regular season and playoff budget. The entire MSU Bobcat Hockey Team sincerely appreciates your consideration and support during this unbelievably exciting & record-breaking season.
Go Bobcats Go!
Associate Head Coach
Montana State University Hockey
2023 Mountain West Collegiate Hockey League Champions