Sacred Heart hockey announces move to Webster Bank Arena

(WTNH)–The men’s college hockey programs in Connecticut have had a lot of success over the years. Quinnipiac has twice played for a national title, Yale won a title in 2013, and UConn is building a winner, in part thanks to its home at the XL Center in Hartford.

On Monday, Sacred Heart University made a big move in an attempt to join them. The Pioneers announced that they will play their home games at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. This is a major shot in the arm for a school that is looking to upgrade its hockey program.

“This is something that we’ve been looking forward to for a while, our players couldn’t be more excited to get in here. And it just helps in a myriad of ways,” said head coach C.J. Marottolo. “With our recruiting, to be able to walk in a recruit to a venue like this, and show them that we are about development. That’s what any competitive athlete wants to know, how are they going to get better. Moving to here, I think we’ve answered that question for them.”

The Pioneers’ first game at Webster Bank Arena is October 15th, against 2014-15 national champion Union. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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