The University of Delaware is adding a women’s hockey program that will join the College Hockey America conference and will begin playing in the 2025-26 season, the school said Friday.
Delaware now becomes the latest school to add a women’s collegiate program. Five schools — Assumption, Long Island University, Robert Morris, Stonehill College and the University of St. Thomas — have added a women’s program since 2019 with, Robert Morris reinstating both its men’s and women’s programs this year after financial challenges led to both teams being shuttered in May 2021.
Earlier this year, Tennessee State announced it would become the first Historically Black College and University — HBCU — to add a college hockey program. TSU will start with a men’s program that it believes can transition to a Division I program by 2026-27 with the objective of adding a women’s program in the future.
Source : ESPN