Thanks for your interest in Stanford Ice Hockey! We have an incredible community and our team is a supportive, close-knit group that we’d love for you to be a part of. Click the button below to fill out our recruitment form, and be sure to read our FAQs so you’re fully prepared to join the team when you get to campus!
do I need to bring my gear to campus?
Yes. The team is unable to provide you with any equipment. Please bring your bag and stick with you to campus. Players are responsible for storing their own gear, but we will help you find a spot and it’s never an issue.
WHere are practices and games played?
All practices and home games are played at the Nazareth Ice Oasis in San Mateo. Most away games are played within the Bay Area as well as a trip to Southern California and Washington State.
how long is the season?
Our regular season begins in early October, and will continue through the beginning of February. The postseason will take place sometime in February. The top teams in the PAC-8 play for the final in Lake Tahoe, California in late February
how does transportation work?
We will organize a carpool system at the beginning of the year for transportation to all local practices and games. If you are an upperclassmen and have a car, please bring it to campus to help with carpooling. You will be subsidized for gas expenses.
how is the level of play?
College hockey in the Pac-8 is very competitive, and is full-contact. It is roughly comparable to playing youth A/B and AA travel hockey and is currently the largest amateur hockey league on the West Coast. Some of the larger games attract as many as 500 fans and is growing in popularity.
what rules do we play by?
As a member of the Pac-8 Conference, we abide by ACHA regulations. This means 20 minute periods of full-contact hockey, typically officiated by a 4-man crew. Each game has a minimum of one ice cut after the second period.
All players must pay dues to play on the team, in addition to paying for their own jerseys, socks, and shells. Dues should be around $800-1000 per season (for reference, other teams typically pay upwards of $2k).
We are actively seeking donations to our program. Go to our donation page and please consider helping support the team as we grow our program in the PAC-8 conference.
what do tryouts look like?
Tryouts will be held at the Nazareth Ice Oasis in San Mateo sometime in late September (date TBD). Players will be assessed by the coaching staff based on skill.
We will split the team into an active and development roster, with only players on the active roster being asked to dress for games. Players on the development roster may be called up for games, and are expected to attend all practices.
what will our schedule look like?
We typically practice twice a week, and have 1 or 2 games on the weekends. The 2020-21 regular season schedule can be found here.
are there overnight trips?
Yes! This season, we will be traveling to LA in late October, and to Seattle in early February. We will organize plane flights and lodging.
How does eligibility work?
To be eligible to play, you must remain in good standing with the University. Grad students ARE eligible to play, and students can play on the team for up to 5 years.
All players must be taking at least nine (9) credit hours per semester (or quarter equivalent). For grad students, the required number would be six (6) credit hours per semester (or quarter equivalent). ACHA student athletes must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 by the beginning of the student’s second year of eligibility.
Recruiting for Stanford Ice Hockey is entirely separate from University admissions. Players are NOT on scholarship, and prospective players receive NO special consideration regarding admissions.
Stanford is a demanding university, and we understand that players may not be able to make it to every team event. However, we expect that all players make every effort to participate in team activities, practices, and games. Players who miss practice will see less playing time in games.