SIOUX FALLS, SD – Augustana University men’s hockey and CCM Hockey. Augustana Director of Athletics Josh Morton announced Wednesday that CCM Hockey will be the official equipment partner for the first collegiate men’s hockey program in the State of South Dakota set to take the ice in the 2023-24 season.
“This is an important step as we continue to build a nationally competitive men’s hockey program,” Morton said. “We’re excited to be affiliated with CCM.”
The partnership will provide the Vikings with top quality CCM equipment such as helmets, sticks, skates, pants, gloves and shields/facemasks. In addition, CCM will be integral in the design process for the Vikings’ inaugural uniform. Augustana will be competing at the NCAA Division I level and as members of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).
“By solidifying a partnership with CCM, we could not be more excited to offer our student-athletes a premium equipment and apparel option,” Augustana head coach Garrett Raboin said. “CCM is one of the most well-respected equipment suppliers in not only college hockey, but in NHL circles as well.”
When the puck drops on the inaugural season, the Vikings will be playing in the on-campus Midco Arena currently under construction. To view a live construction camera, click here.
About Augustana Athletics
Located in the heart of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Augustana University athletics is home to five team NCAA Division II National Championships while competing primarily in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Having won four national championships since 2010, the Vikings have shown broad-based athletics excellence by finishing in the top-20 of the Division II Learfield Director’s Cup standings in 11 of the last 12 years. In the classroom, Augustana has consistently led the NSIC in All-Academic honorees and tallied 57 Academic All-America honors since 2010.
About CCM Hockey
CCM Hockey is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of hockey equipment and related apparel. With its headquarters located in Montreal, the company has operations in Canada, the United States and Europe. CCM Hockey equips more professional hockey players than any other company, including superstars like Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid, Matt Dumba, Sidney Crosby, Seth Jones, Kendall Coyne-Schofield, Mélodie Daoust and Sarah Nurse. CCM Hockey is also the official outfitter of the American Hockey League, the Canadian Hockey League, and several NCAA and National teams. For more info, visit: www.ccmhockey.com.