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Welcome to GCU Ice Hockey

The GCU Men’s Ice Hockey program provides students with the opportunity to play the sport competitively at the collegiate level. Team 1 competes at the Division II level of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), but also squares off against Division I opponents as well while competing for regional and national championships. The ice hockey season runs from late August through early March, and consists of about 30 games against conference and non-conference club teams from other universities from Arizona, Utah, California, Colorado, Idaho and North Dakota.

In just its second year of existence, the GCU Men’s Ice Hockey team finished the 2017-18 season with a top-10 regional ranking and its first-ever win in the regional tournament. In 2018-19, GCU Men’s Ice Hockey will have a men’s team in ACHA Division II and III.

Team 2

Team 2 competes at the Division III level of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) while competing for regional and national championships. The ice hockey season runs from late August through early March, and consists of 20-30 games against conference and non-conference club teams from other universities from Arizona, Utah, California, Colorado, Idaho and North Dakota.

In 2018-19, the GCU Men’s Ice Hockey Team 2 will enter its second year of competition in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). We are excited for the future of the program and welcome you to join the Lopes’ Men’s Ice Hockey program!

Men’s Ice Hockey Program Information 2018-19

Pay your dues for Team 1 (Division II) here, and for Team 2 (Division III) here.

GCU Men’s Ice Hockey Schedules

Showing 2018-2019

Day Date   Opponent/Details Location Time Score
Saturday 09/08/2018 Purple vs. Black Game AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM FINISHED
Friday 09/14/2018 at Arizona State University DI Oceanside Ice Arena (Tempe) 7:30 PM 2-4 L
Saturday 09/15/2018 at Arizona State University DI Oceanside Ice Arena (Tempe) 6:30 PM 6-5 (F/SO) W
Saturday 09/22/2018 vs University of Arizona AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM TBA
Friday 09/28/2018 at Arizona State University DII Oceanside Ice Arena (Tempe) 7:30 PM TBA
Saturday 09/29/2018 at Arizona State University DII Oceanside Ice Arena (Tempe) 6:30 PM TBA
Friday 10/05/2018 at Northern Arizona University DII Jay Lively Activity Center (Flagstaff) 8:30 PM TBA
Saturday 10/06/2018 at Northern Arizona University DII Jay Lively Activity Center (Flagstaff) 8:15 PM TBA
Saturday 10/13/2018 vs California State University, Fullerton AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM TBA
Friday 10/19/2018 vs California State University, Long Beach AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM TBA
Saturday 10/20/2018 vs California State University, Northridge AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM TBA
Sunday 10/21/2018 vs California State University, Northridge AZ Ice Arcadia 11:30 AM TBA
Friday 10/26/2018 at University of Nevada, Las Vegas City National Arena (Las Vegas, NV) 7:30 PM TBA
Saturday 10/27/2018 at University of Nevada, Las Vegas City National Arena (Las Vegas, NV) 7:30 PM TBA
Friday 11/02/2018 vs Northern Arizona University DII AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM TBA
Saturday 11/03/2018 vs Northern Arizona University DII AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM TBA
Friday 11/09/2018 vs Brigham Young University (UT) AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM TBA
Sunday 11/11/2018 at University of Arizona Tucson Convention Center (Tucson) 4:00 PM TBA
Thursday 11/15/2018 Beehive Showcase Provo, UT 8:45 PM TBA
vs Utah Valley University
Friday 11/16/2018 Beehive Showcase Provo, UT 4:15 PM TBA
vs Williston State College (ND)
Saturday 11/17/2018 Beehive Showcase Ogden, UT 4:00 PM TBA
vs Dakota College (ND)
Sunday 11/18/2018 Beehive Showcase Logan, UT 8:00 AM TBA
vs University of Mary (ND)
Saturday 12/01/2018 vs Weber State University (UT) AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM TBA
Sunday 12/02/2018 vs Weber State University (UT) AZ Ice Arcadia 10:30 AM TBA
Sunday 12/09/2018 AHSHA Premier Exhibition AZ Ice Arcadia 4:20 PM TBA
Friday 01/04/2019 at University of Arizona Tucson Convention Center (Tucson) 7:30 PM TBA
Saturday 01/05/2019 at University of Arizona Tucson Convention Center (Tucson) 7:30 PM TBA
Friday 01/11/2019 vs Arizona State University DII AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM TBA
Saturday 01/12/2019 vs Arizona State University DII AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM TBA
Thursday 01/17/2019 Big Mountain Classic Denver, CO 9:15 PM TBA
vs University of Denver (CO)
Friday 01/18/2019 Big Mountain Classic Greeley, CO 8:30 PM TBA
vs Northern Colorado University
Saturday 01/19/2019 Big Mountain Classic Boulder, CO 2:00 PM TBA
vs Utah State University
Sunday 01/20/2019 Big Mountain Classic Boulder, CO 2:00 PM TBA
vs Boise State University (ID)
Friday 01/25/2019 at Northern Arizona University DII Jay Lively Activity Center (Flagstaff) 8:30 PM TBA
Saturday 01/26/2019 vs Northern Arizona University DII AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM TBA
Thursday 02/07/2019 MWCHL Playoffs Utah NA TBA
vs TBD
Thursday 02/28/2019 ACHA DII West Regional Tempe, AZ NA TBA
vs TBD

Showing 2018-2019

Day Date   Opponent/Details Location Time Score
Sunday 09/30/2018 vs Colorado School of Mines AZ Ice Arcadia 11:00 AM TBA
Friday 10/05/2018 vs Northern Arizona University DIII AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM TBA
Saturday 10/06/2018 vs Northern Arizona University DIII AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM TBA
Friday 10/12/2018 vs California State University, Fullerton AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM TBA
Friday 10/19/2018 at Fort Lewis College (CO) Durango, CO 8:00 PM TBA
Saturday 10/20/2018 at Fort Lewis College (CO) Durango, CO 1:15 PM TBA
Friday 10/26/2018 at California State University, Fullerton Artesia, CA NA TBA
Saturday 10/27/2018 at California State University, Fullerton Artesia, CA NA TBA
Friday 11/02/2018 at Northern Arizona University DIII Jay Lively Activity Center (Flagstaff) 8:30 PM TBA
Saturday 11/03/2018 at Northern Arizona University DIII Jay Lively Activity Center (Flagstaff) 8:15 PM TBA
Saturday 11/10/2018 vs University of New Mexico AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM TBA
Sunday 11/11/2018 vs University of New Mexico AZ Ice Arcadia 10:30 AM TBA
Sunday 12/09/2018 AHSHA Premier Exhibition AZ Ice Arcadia 2:55 PM TBA
Friday 01/18/2019 at University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 8:00 PM TBA
Saturday 01/19/2019 at University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 8:00 PM TBA
Friday 01/25/2019 vs Northern Arizona University DIII AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM TBA
Saturday 01/26/2019 at Northern Arizona University DIII Jay Lively Activity Center (Flagstaff) 8:15 PM TBA
Friday 02/01/2019 vs Fort Lewis College (CO) AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM TBA
Saturday 02/02/2019 vs Fort Lewis College (CO) AZ Ice Arcadia 6:30 PM TBA
Friday 03/01/2019 ACHA DIII West Regional TBA NA TBA
vs TBD

GCU Men’s Ice Hockey Roster - Team 1

  • Michael Barabash
  • Zach Bennett
  • Brendan Bessee
  • Richard Bohan
  • Brenden Bouvier
  • Travis Burrow
  • Declan Carter
  • Noah Cascio
  • Andrew Cronin
  • Joseph Duca
  • Kevin Dunton
  • Wyatt Grant
  • Trey Greene
  • Shane Horan
  • Brett Kramer
  • Malik Lamotte-Stokes
  • Gabriel Lepper
  • Nick Marolda
  • Collin Marx
  • Sullivan Murphy
  • Michael Norris
  • Jeffrey Payne
  • Gabe Rankin
  • Steven Spencer
  • Luke Stephenson
  • Callum Tomlin
  • Matt Tweten
  • Luke Wilson
  • Cameron Wojnicki
  • Andrei Yanovich

GCU Men’s Ice Hockey Roster - Team 2

GCU Men’s Ice Hockey Coaching Staff

Daniel Roy

Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations
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Daniel Roy is entering his third season as Head Coach of Men’s Ice Hockey and Director of Hockey Operations at GCU. Originally from Santa Rosa, California, Coach Roy began his college career with Santa Rosa Junior College in 2005. The team folded the following season, but Roy and other teammates rebuilt the hockey program at SRJC, where he played again during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons.

Coach Roy moved to Arizona in 2012 when he transferred to Arizona State University to play goalie for their ACHA Division II team. He graduated from ASU in 2014 with a degree in Communication and became Assistant Coach for the team the following season. In his first season as Assistant Coach with ASU, the team qualified for their first ACHA D-II Western Regional, and during his second season, the team qualified for their first ACHA D-II National Tournament appearance.

In 2016, Coach Roy was offered the opportunity to build the ice hockey program at GCU from the ground up. GCU Men’s Ice Hockey finished the 2017-18 season ranked No. 9 out of the 55 teams in the Western Region and qualified for their first D-II Western Regional appearance in just their second season. Coach Roy was named the “Coach of the Year” for the ACHA D-II Western Region for the 2017-18 season.

Coach Roy married his high school sweetheart, Emily, in 2015, and the two currently reside in Tempe. Coach Roy brings 20 years of playing experience and almost 10 years of coaching experience to the GCU Ice Hockey program. He is confident that his professionalism, drive for greatness and experience as a player and a coach, will foster the growth of ice hockey at GCU and in Arizona.

Roger Del Fiacco

Associate Head Coach
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Roger Del Fiacco is going into his second year of coaching at GCU. Del Fiacco was born and raised in St. Paul, Minn., and he grew up playing ice hockey for the Phalen Youth Club, St. Casimir’s School and Hill High School as a defenseman. After high school, Del Fiacco entered the U.S. Air Force and served his country during the war in Southeast Asia. Fortunate to not have been in the war zone, he brought his skates as he traveled the world and played for USAF hockey teams.

Del Fiacco got involved in youth hockey after his return to civilian life. For the past 37 years, he was part of the staff that ran the Olympic Development Program in Blaine, Minn., as well 16U and 18U Select hockey programs in the Twin Cities area. He also coached high school hockey in Minnesota, Colorado, Montana and Arizona. In 2009, he helped start and build the Arizona Redhawks junior hockey program as an assistant coach. He remained there until job travel limited his coaching time in 2014. While with the Redhawks, he created and generated statistics for the coaching staff on strengths and weaknesses of player skills during practice and games. He also analyzed game films for team and opponent tendencies.

Del Fiacco and his wife, Cathy, raised five children, four of whom played youth travel and high school hockey. They live in Laveen, Ariz., and their children have families in Minnesota and Arizona. Del Fiacco is excited to be a part of the GCU hockey program.

Rob Powell

Head Coach - Team 2

Head Coach Rob Powell returns for his second season with the GCU Men’s Ice Hockey ACHA Division III team. Coach Powell has over 25 years of coaching experience at the junior, college and professional levels and is known for developing his players for higher levels of hockey, as he has moved hundreds of players to higher levels of junior hockey, NCAA/ACHA college hockey and pro hockey. He currently has many former players playing professional hockey around the world. Coach Powell is a USA Hockey master level coach and also a USA Hockey referee to go along with his numerous ties within professional hockey.

Rob and his wife Kim have two sons, Sean and Tyler, who both played at high levels of hockey. Coach Powell is excited about the opportunity to continue developing young talent and looks forward to a strong season with the Lopes.