LEICESTER, Mass. – Becker College Athletics is pleased to announce that the men’s and women’s ice hockey teams will be moving to the new Worcester Ice Center in the fall of 2017.
“Becker College is thrilled to have a permanent home in Worcester for our men’s and women’s ice hockey programs,” said Director of Athletics Frank Millerick. “It will now be easier for the students to go support the ice hockey teams. The move to Worcester strengthens the bond between Becker College and the Worcester community, but I am most excited for our student-athletes on the hockey teams. They will benefit the most with better game times, better practices times and easier access to and from the rink. This is an exciting time for Becker ice hockey.”
The Worcester Ice Center is conveniently located just two miles from Becker’s Worcester campus and seven miles from the Leicester Campus. Opening in the summer of 2017, The Worcester Ice Center will be a 100,000 square-foot twin sheet ice facility that will house youth, high school, and collegiate players, as well as a strength & conditioning center, physical therapy center, sports pro-shop, full-service restaurant, concessions and ancillary tenants. The Worcester Ice Center will be professionally operated and managed by the EDGE Sports Group; providing programming and operations for recreational facilities from the east-coast to the mid-west.
Becker’s long-term commitment will allow the college to occupy two permanent locker rooms in the center, allowing the men’s and women’s teams to practice daily in the afternoons, as well as play their home games in Worcester.