November 5, 2021
Huntsville, AL – The South Eastern Collegiate Hockey Conference (SECHC) is excited to announce that the 2022 SECHC Playoffs are returning to the Hockey Capital of the South, Huntsville, Alabama. The playoffs will consist of 10 games and will take place at the newly renovated Huntsville Ice Sports Center March 4-6, 2022.
Based on regular season play, the top eight teams will advance to the SECHC Playoffs. The SECHC will announce the names of the eight teams headed to the Rocket City for post-season action on February 20, 2022. The 2021 – 2022 teams of the SECHC include the University of Alabama, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Auburn University, Clemson University, University of Florida, Florida Atlantic University, Florida State University, University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State University, Lynn University, Middle Tennessee State University, Ole Miss, University of South Carolina, The University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt University.
“The SECHC is thrilled to return to the Hockey Capital of the South and the beautifully renovated Huntsville Ice Sports Center for our 2022 playoffs,” said Sarge Day, Commissioner Emeritus of the SECHC. “Our players and fans look forward to an exciting three days of college hockey at one of the finest facilities in the Southeast. We appreciate the hard work of the Huntsville Sports Commission. As well as the Huntsville Ice Sports Center’s General Manager, Steve Clough, and all the dedicated staff members. We feel welcomed and look forward to this important event in Huntsville.”
The Huntsville Sports Commission, Huntsville Ice Sports Center and the SECHC will partner to bring this exciting collegiate hockey playoff action to the Tennessee Valley. The SECHC Playoffs will play a major role in determining which four teams in the conference will advance to the Collegiate Hockey Federation’s (CHF) national competition, The Fed Cup. The CHF is the national governing body of the SECHC. The Fed Cup will take place in West Chester, Pennsylvania March 18-23, 2022.
Huntsville City Council allocated capital improvement funding of $2 million for new larger locker rooms and multi-purpose rooms that were added to the east side of the facility in 2019. This also includes an additional 11-million dollars allocated for renovations to the existing facility which were completed in January 2021. These additions contribute to Huntsville’s ability to host larger collegiate events. The 2022 SECHC has an approximate economic impact of over $300,000.
For more information about the SECHC, visit sechc.net/about.
The Huntsville Sports Commission is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that promotes and enhances the quality of life in Huntsville by identifying, recruiting, promoting and staging sports events and meetings. For more information, contact Brooke Izzo, Director of Marketing & Communications, 256-883-3769, firstname.lastname@example.org.