The annual Stephen Russell Tournament hosted by NC State kicked off ACCHL "league play" this past weekend. The Icepack started the weekend against the new-coming College of New Jersey, followed by George Washington University, and Navy on Sunday morning. The Pack finished the weekend 2-1-0.
However, the weekend is more than just matches between rivalry teams. It is a celebration of college hockey in the Triangle Area that brings rivalries on the ice, however friendships off the ice. Players and fans found themselves involved in fun activities such as the skills competition, the sled hockey game, and Triangle Special Hockey Association's mixer with UNC. Despite Hurricane Matthew making an appearance, the Buckley's have once again hosted another successful weekend at the Raleigh Iceplex and Raleigh Center Ice.
State takes on UNCW at home next Friday the 14th at the Iceplex.