Thursday, June 2, 2011


Brockport has long had regional rivalries with Geneseo and Hobart whom they face every year in what always are hard-played games. Call it the fight for "Rochester Hockey Bragging Rights."

Well, you can add another school to the local mix as the Democrat and Chronicle reports tonight...

Nazareth College announced this afternoon that it will be adding men’s hockey to its athletic program starting in the 2012-13 school year.

The team does not have a coach, but athletic director Pete Bothner said a nationwide search will commence in a couple weeks, led by Craig Dahl, who coached at Division I St. Cloud State for 19 years, and now lives in the Rochester area.

“We feel fortunate that we can utilize Craig as a great resource in this overall process,” said Bothner. “He has a lot of experience and can bring forth some great insight.”

There is no on-campus ice arena at Nazareth, and negotiations are under way to determine where the team will play.