About The Club
The MSU Hockey Club was established in 1998 and played a few games against surrounding schools. These hockey clubs started to gain popularity and soon joined the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). The original mission of the club was to provide welcoming and affordable collegiate hockey resulting in late night ice-times, few games, and no staffing. This approach has since been replaced to invest in creating a long lasting program including attracting new talent to MSU.
Over the course of the 2016 summer, Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association (BAHA) Hockey Director Dave Weaver, along with two of BAHA’s coaches, Patrick Dahman and Brian Stinson, took the club through a revitalization process including dedicated coaching and management staff, updated branding, and a full schedule, in pursuit of regional and national titles. During this debut season the Bobcats won 14 out of 24 games.
The growth of hockey in the Gallatin Valley mirrors trends around the United States. Bozeman is becoming a hub for ice hockey competition which benefits the players, families, and the community at large. As the popularity of hockey grows in Montana so will MSU Hockey.