With 2023 in the books and the first half of the season complete let’s take a moment to look back on the success of the team so far.
The Quakers finished 2023 with an overall record of 12-3, currently second place in the league. Following a release of the most current rankings the team is ranked 14th overall in the Southeast Division making them the highest ranked team in our league and one of the best teams in the Delaware Valley over the likes of Princeton, Georgetown, Maryland and the University of Delaware just to name a few. Most impressively Penn Hockey has now been nationally ranked for 25 consecutive ACHA rankings inside the top 20 going back to 2021.
Offensive production has been a huge bright spot for the team this season with the Quakers having three of the four top point leaders in the league and easily secure the top three spot in points per game. Assistant Captain Calvin Aliferov and Senior Ethan Abraham leads the league with 32 points respectively followed by Senior Spencer Touhy with 28 points. All three players average over two points per game, the only three players in the league to do so.
Defensively the team has been excellent as well with the two Quakers goaltenders, Jack Averill and Reagan O’Neil, ranked first and fourth in the league by goals against average. The goaltenders have received stout support from a formidable defensive front led by Captain Dhruv Raman and Assistant Captain Aidan Armaly. Together they have allowed the 2nd fewest shots of any team in the league and provide offensive production on the blue line.
The team is on pace to be very competitive in the Colonial States Playoffs which will be hosted again on campus at the Class of 1923 Arena and looking to earn themselves a bid to the regional tournament for the third consecutive season. The CSCHC Playoffs will start on February 9th and the championship game will be played on February 11th.
There is much more Penn Hockey to come in 2024! The team will finish out their regular season with four games: University of Delaware (Home – 1/26), Drexel University (Away 1/27), Rowan University (Home – 2/2), and Stockton University (Away – 2/3). As always, all Penn Hockey home games are livestreamed on YouTube and can be found HERE.
We hope to see you at a future game as the Quakers they look to finish out their season strong in 2024 and push into the playoffs. #GoQuakers