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Chatham Announces Addition of NCAA DIII Varsity Men’s Ice Hockey Program

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University has announced the addition of men’s ice hockey to its roster of NCAA Division III varsity sports for the 2017-18 academic year. At the time of this announcement, Chatham will be the first DIII men’s ice hockey team in Pittsburgh and only the fourth program across the entire state when it takes the ice in 2017.

“In 1996, Chatham was the first college in Pennsylvania to put together an NCAA women’s hockey team,” said Athletic Director, Leonard Trevino. “We are excited to build on our proud hockey tradition and once again be the first to bring a DIII hockey team to the Pittsburgh region with the addition of men’s ice hockey.”

In December of 2015, Chatham announced the addition of men’s and women’s lacrosse. With the addition of these teams and men’s ice hockey, Chatham will field 16 varsity DIII sports.

At the time of this release, a decision on the conference that the team will compete in was not final. A search for a head coach begins immediately.

For more information, contact Assistant Director of Athletics, Brian Urso, at burso@chatham.edu or (412) 365-1454.

About Chatham Athletics
Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA is a member of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) and currently offers eight Division III women’s sports and six men’s sports. The athletic program is housed on Chatham’s historic and beautiful Shadyside Campus in the $18 million, 74,000 square foot Athletic and Fitness Center (AFC). Chatham Cougar athletes excel on the field and in the classroom, as illustrated by recent accomplishments such as the women’s basketball team’s second-highest team GPA across all Division III athletic programs in 2014, and the swimming & diving squad’s GPA ranking in the top 50.

Women’s sports at Chatham include basketball, cross country, ice hockey, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, track & field, and volleyball. Chatham has added six new men’s sports in the 2015-2016 academic year: baseball, basketball, cross country, swimming & diving, track & field, and volleyball.

For more information, call 1-800-837-1290 or visit www.gochathamcougars.com