Quick Intro: Kent State Hockey
Quick intro: Kent State Hockey is a hockey team in the Central States Collegiate Hockey League. Within the CSCHL, Kent State University plays in American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I. Other notable teams in ACHA Division I include Arizona State University, Eastern Michigan University, Iowa State University and Villanova University.
The division that Kent State University plays hockey in is comparable to Division III in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. On occasion, the Kent State University hockey team will play exhibition games against NCAA Division III schools. Kent State has appeared in the CSCHL National Tournament in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Kent State has been playing hockey for over 30 years. They play in the Ice Arena. The Ice Arena was built in 1970 and has a capacity of approximately 1,500 people. There are two ice rinks in the Ice Arena. One of the rinks is used for recreational purposes and the other rink is used for Kent State University hockey.
Jarret Whidden has been the head coach for the hockey program at Kent State University since the 2006-07 season. Whidden was previously a collegiate hockey player at Ohio State University. After graduating from Ohio State University, Jarret Whidden went on to play professional hockey in the IHL, ECHL, UHL, WPHL and WCHL. Throughout his professional career, Whidden accumulated 327 points. In his first season with Kent State University, Whidden led the Golden Flashes to a 26 win season, which is the most wins in Kent State University Hockey history.