Roller Hockey Club ranked #3 in NCRHA Top 25

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Hawks roller hockey player Dustin Foran playing against an opposing player.

The HFC Roller Hockey Club has been ranked #3 in the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (NCRHA) Top 25 Power Rankings. The Power Rankings establish the top 25 hockey teams in the nation.

“It was wonderful to see our team ranked third in the Power Rankings. We only had five skaters for the first semester of this year due to injuries, so it was hard to imagine being ranked so high this far into the season. We will have 12 skaters next semester, so we should have high expectations going into the National Tournament,” said Dr. Rick Fenwick, Jr., who has been the head coach since the team was founded in 2017.

HFC is the only community college competing in the NCRHA for the 2nd consecutive year

Another feather in HFC’s cap is it is the only community college competing in the NCRHA for the second straight year. Fenwick sees two sides to that.

“At first, I was disappointed about us being the only community college for two seasons in a row, as I want our players to be able to play other community college teams,” he confessed. “But I started to view it as an incredible accomplishment that we have been able to sustain a community college program for seven years straight, including through a pandemic, and we are now being recognized as one of the best teams in the country! The goal is to be the national champion, and now we have the opportunity to win in Division 1.”

Fenwick expressed pride in his players, particularly Chris Greco, Dustin Foran, and Dylan Pattenaude. Foran and Pattenaude are ranked No. 2 and No. 3 in points nationally.

“They are both on pace to set HFC records for goals, assists, and points in one season,” said Fenwick. “Greco is our captain, who is on pace to set the all-time HFC record for points in a career.”

Best collection of players

The team’s full roster in January looks to be the best collection of players yet.

“I am really excited to see what this group can accomplish,” said Fenwick. “We did so well with five players that we have been invited to more events than originally planned, primarily based upon our performance and people knowing how many more players we’re adding in January. We have already played the top teams in the country, including beating No. 5 Michigan State University 5-4 in overtime, so we know what the other teams look like and where we need to be come April in Maine at the National Tournament.”