North Carolina State University
North Carolina State University is a nationally recognized leader in science and technology with historic strengths in agriculture and engineering, NC State provides a high-quality education in the humanities and social sciences, design, education, life sciences, management, natural resources, physical and mathematical sciences, textiles and veterinary medicine.
Bachelor’s degrees are offered in 102 fields, master’s degrees in 108 fields and doctoral degrees in 60 fields, as well as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. And NC State students aren’t just prepared for today’s careers but for those of the future, working in emerging fields such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, and computer science. Over the past five years, NC State students have been awarded more than 100 national scholarships, fellowships and grants.
For more information please visit www.ncsu.edu
About the Team
The Wolfpack are part of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division II and they play in the Atlantic Coast Collegiate Hockey League (ACCHL). The schedule also include NC State’s major rivals like UNC and Duke. The season is around 25 games long not including league playoffs, regionals, and nationals.
Head Coach: Mike Gazzillo (since 2010)
Coach Gazzillo moved to North Carolina in 2008 from Long Island New York. He holds a level 5 coaching certification from USA Hockey. He brings 30 years of playing and 18+ years of coaching experience to the team. He has been a travel head coach at every age group from Mites through Midgets, and has also served as an assistant and head coach at the Freshman, JV and Varsity levels of the SCHSHL in New York. He’s been coaching at the college level since 2005. He has also previously served as an assistant to rival UNC Chapel Hill but is happy he has found a new home with the Wolfpack! He resides in Cary with his wife Linda and children Nick and Angela.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many games does the team play in a season?
Usually about 25 games per year. This includes 23 conference/non-conference games plus the end of season ACCHL Tournament.
How often does the team practice?
Currently, the NC State Ice Hockey team practices on-ice twice per week at Raleigh Center Ice in Raleigh, NC. The team also hosts dryland practices at the Carmichael Gymnasium on NC State Campus.
Is there any experience needed to play?
The ice hockey club is a competitive sport though all players of experience and backgrounds are welcome to tryout.
If you are interested in trying out for the team, please complete the form below. We will let you know when and where the tryouts will be held.