Tribe Hockey at the College of William & Mary is a Division III club program competing in the Blue Ridge Hockey Conference with universities in the Mid-Atlantic region from Maryland to North Carolina and all across Virginia.
Tribe Hockey players past and present gathered in the Alumni House on April 1 to celebrate the program’s 30th anniversary by awarding three players with achievement awards and induct two alumni into the team’s Hall of Fame.
“I had never been on a trip like this before,” said Kell, who was a member of the American Collegiate Hockey Association national team that toured eastern Europe for two weeks and played five games against foreign competition earlier this year. “This trip to Europe was all about cultural experiences. I learned so much while abroad. It was half hockey, half cultural education."
Tribe Hockey players chose William and Mary for academics. They play for love of the game, although the club has had its share of success in 30 years including winning the BRHC title in 2011, and boasts some on-campus appeal — President Taylor Reveley has made it a point to attend a game the last several seasons.
The booster club hosted its annual dinner for the players, coaches, parents and alumni before the team played its final regular season game on February 4. Thanks to Chris Fiedler '16, Judson Payne '01 and Will Payne '01 for coming.
Tribe Hockey players posed for pictures on February 4, 2017 in front of Crim Dell to re-create the inaugural team's 1987 gathering at the same location. The program is celebrating its 30th anniversary beginning this spring.