Check out pictures from UMBC ice hockey games in the albums below - to include the historic 2009 - 2010 UMBC Retriever Ice Hockey season which saw UMBC ranked as #4 in the Nation. If you have photos, please upload them!!
Congratulations to the UMBC Retrievers for their #1 ranking in the ACHA Division 2's Southeast Region in the first ranking of the season. See this page for more details:
There was no rest for the Dawgs following the MACHA Playoffs. Back to practice and then on the bus for the drive to Ohio through more winter weather to participate in the ACHA D-2 Southeast Regional Playoffs. Past trips to Ohio for Regionals had not been kind to UMBC - but this was a new set of Dawgs determined to reach thier goal of qualifying for the upcoming National Tournament. First up was Kennesaw State. The Dawgs gave up an early PP goal but roared back to score 4 goals that set the pace for an offensive outpouring that secured win #1. To move on, the Dawgs would need to tame the Wildcats of Kentucky. The matchup was a heavyweight classic. UMBC got out to an early lead but Kentucky battled back to within a goal by the end of 2 periods. UMBC came out in the 3d period and put together 20 minutes of true team hockey. Timely goaltending, tight forechecking, great defensive zone play, and 2 clutch goals were keys to the game and saw UMBC advance out of Regionals for the first time in team history. Congratulations to the players, coaches, staff and fans for their efforts this season!
The UMBC Retrievers defeated Rider in the MACHA Championship game on 02-28-2010 to complete an undefeated MACHA season!! The Retrievers played hard in both playoff games to make up for a lack of ice time due to all of the recent winter weather. Rider entered the Championship game determined to pull off their 3d upset in a row - having defeated Penn State and Temple to get to the finals. The game was tied at 0 at the halfway point of the 2d period. Goalie PJ Carmack stopped a Rider breakaway and the fired up Retriever offense responded with a 3 goal burst. The Dawgs notched the victory with 2 more goals and steady defense in the 3d period. Congratulations to the UMBC players, coaches, staff and fans on an historic undefeated MACHA season!! (Click here for large team photo.)