TAMPA, Fla. – For the love of the game.
Club college hockey players pay to play. No athletic scholarships are offered by the school. Ice time has to be purchased, equipment is not provided and travel fees come out of pocket.
Late night practices are the norm, sometimes up to 45 minutes away, which used to be the case for the USF Hockey club team, which has been around since 1989 and competes in the American Collegiate Hockey Association at the Division III level.
There are no NHL scouts knocking down doors with contract offers in hand.
Yet, they play, because they love the game. In many ways, ...
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