Dennis Man is Member of Championship Ice Hockey Team at CCU

Coastal Carolina University won ECCHA championship Sunday...
Alexander Gierej of South Dennis is a member of Coastal Carolina University's championship ice hockey team. (Courtesy of CCU)

The Coastal Carolina University men's club ice hockey team won the East Coast Collegiate Hockey Association championship on Feb. 10 with a victory over Liberty University, 4-3.

The team went 12-6-1 in the regular season and practices in Wilmington, N.C., at the Wilmington Ice House. The team is a member of the American Collegiate Hockey Association.

Members of the team include Alexander Gierej, a undeclared (business) major from South Dennis.

The club sport program at Coastal Carolina University provides a competitive alternative between varsity NCAA athletics and intramural sports. Club sport teams provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities.

Each group is organized and maintained by students under the direction of a full-time staff member of University Recreation. A club sport is a registered student organization formed by students with a common interest in a sport activity which exists to compete and promote and develop interest in that particular sport.

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Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Coastal Carolina University offers baccalaureate degrees in 73 major fields of study. Among CCU's 25 graduate-level programs are 21 master's degrees, two educational specialist degrees, and the doctorates in education and marine science: coastal and marine systems science. The most popular undergraduate majors are marine science, management, exercise and sport science, communication and psychology. CCU boasts a growing array of internship, research and international opportunities for students, as well as numerous online programs through Coastal Online.

More than 10,600 students from across the country and around the world interact with a world-class faculty, and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction that is fueled by more than 160 student clubs and organizations.

Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent state university in 1993.

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