Long Island University has announced the addition of NCAA Division 1 Mens Ice Hockey beginning with the 2020 – 2021 season.
A Head Coach search has already begun.
LIU added a womens NCAA D-1 program in the 2019-2020 season, competing in the NEWHA conference.
In a release, LIU said the following;
“We are thrilled to be adding men’s ice hockey to the sport opportunities for our student-athletes,” LIU athletics director Dr. William Martinov said in a statement. “NCAA Division I men’s hockey is one of the most exciting sports out there, and we are pleased to be able to provide another opportunity for young hockey players nationwide. Coach Rob Morgan and his women’s ice hockey team proved this season that there is a real hunger for a chance to play hockey on Long Island, and winning a championship in their first season has been a great experience for our entire Shark family.
“We look forward to the same success for our men’s team, competing in the classroom and on the ice, representing LIU as truly exceptional student-athletes.”
It is not known as of Friday morning if the Sharks will play as an independent for 2020-21 or if LIU is looking to join an established conference.