The Gannon University club men’s hockey team has earned a bid to the National Association of Intercollegiate Hockey tournament.
The Knights secured a first-place ranking in the seven-team Ohio River Valley Conference.
The tournament, which be held in Buffalo, N.Y., March 15-17, hosts teams from all over the country. Gannon is the automatic qualifier from the Ohio River Valley Conference.
Since the club team began competition in 2009, the Knights have never reached the NAIH tournament, the Rev. Jason Glover, Gannon’s coach, said.
Gannon split a two-game series with Marshall University during the past weekend, losing to the Thundering Herd 7-6 Saturday, before rebounding with a 13-5 win on Sunday.
The Knights will compete in the I-70-71 Tournament at Denison University this weekend.
Their final contest of the season will be at Allegheny College 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22.