If you are interested in becoming a part of the Oregon Hockey program, please download the following materials. Feel free to contact our Recruiting Coordinator Eddie LeRoy with any questions here.
Thank you for your interest in the University of Oregon hockey program. With NCAA hockey unavailable on the west coast, we can offer you a chance to get a great education and still play college hockey. Here is a quick overview of the Ducks Hockey program:
- In order to participate in Oregon Hockey you must be a full time student at the UO; this means taking 12 credits a term. Most players will take an average of 16 credits to insure timely graduation. The UO web page has details about how to apply for admission. Attached is some additional information about academic opportunities at Oregon.
- There is an open try-out during the first week of fall term. The schedule includes 4 on-ice sessions and one night of dry-land testing. We expect all players to be in shape when they arrive.
- Oregon plays 25-30 games each season with at least half in the Pac-8 Conference against traditional Pac-10 teams. The season begins in late September with the Pac-8 Championships taking place in February and the regional and national tournaments following.
- We currently have one dry land and two on-ice practices a week. The practices occur in the evening to avoid class conflicts. Each weekend, the team will play 2-3 games. The team will limit travel to 5 road trips per season on weekends that do not interfere with midterms. No games or practices take place during finals week.
- The team plays at an excellent local facility, located at the Lane County Fairgrounds that is less then 5 minutes from campus. Whether you live in the dorms, apartment or house: don’t worry; we have our own locker room at the rink for your gear.
- Because we are a Club Sport, players are required to pay dues. We receive a base budget from the University, but the costs of the season are greater. The dues are usually around $1,500 per player, which can vary depending on sponsorships, fan support and our travel schedule. This amount is spread over the course of the season so players are not bombarded with school and hockey payments. We are working hard to expand the already growing sponsorship program for Duck hockey.
- Players provide their own equipment except uniforms and matching pants.
Coach Rich Salahor
Please make sure to fill this out and return it via email or standard mail to the addresses on the bottom of the form.
An introductory letter from Former head Coach Scott McCallum and Former Recruting Coordinator Ken Gibb
Specific information regarding the University and its opportunities for potential hockey players