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ACHA seeks to lose ‘club hockey’ label at Texas tournament

Men’s, women’s national championships underway for growing collegiate association

by William Douglas @williamdouglas / NHL.com Staff Writer

Mar 25, 2019

McKendree University goalie Jazmin Malinowski gives people the side eye when they dismiss her team and others like it as playing glorified beer-league hockey.

“They hear ‘club hockey’ and they’re, like, ‘You just go out there and mess around,’ but there’s no messing around,” she said. “We practice Monday through Friday, we have three 6 a.m. practices, we work out three times a week and we travel for games almost every weekend. We’re serious.”

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