URI MEN'S HOCKEY
1955 URI Men’s Ice Hockey team founded.
1975 Men’s hockey team is born again under Prof. Connie Hill. Rams finish 9-4-1.
1976 Team ties Rhode Island Junior College in first collegiate game played at Providencence Civic Center.
1988 Team wins third straight league title. Ranked 5th in the country, URI is invited to their first National Collegiate Club Tournament.
1989 Joe Augustine becomes coach and team cracks the top 10 nationally. URI Rams have posted a winning record ever since.
1990 Team posts the most wins ever in a season (20-8-2), ranks 13th nationally and captures first ever ECHA Championship Title. Coach Augustine registers his 200th win at URI.
2004 Team finishes with most wins ever in a single season for a URI team (36-3-1). URI wins 2nd ECHA Championship title and finishes 4th at the ACHA National Collegiate Club Tournament.
2005 Once again, team finishes with most ever wins in a single season for a URI team (37-4-1). Continues ECHA undefeated record with second consecutive League and Playoff (3rd overall) Championship, again finishing 4th at the ACHA National Collegiate Club Tournament.
2006 URI finishes the regular season 31-1-3, undefeated in ECHA league play and captures third consecutive ECHA regular season league championship. The team ends the regular season ranked #1 in the country for the first time in team history. URI captures the universities first ACHA Division I National Championship with wins over West Chester 4-1, University of Michigan-Dearborn 2-1 (2OT), Lindenwood University 3-1 and Penn State University 3-1. The team finishes the season with a 36-2-3 record.
2007 URI finishes the regular season 27-8-1 while capturing its 4th consecutive ECHA regular season league championship and 3rd ECHA playoff championship in 4 years. The team finishes the season 30-9-1 and ranked 5th in the country after losing in the quarter finals of the ACHA National Tournament. URI reaches 30 wins for the 4th consecutive year. Graduating seniors Mike Curren and Matt Loftus end their careers at URI number 1 and 2 in all time scoring.
2008 With 16 new players, URI finishes regular season 22-13-1 and third in the newly formed ESCHL. The team wins its first round game in the ACHA National tournament against West Chester 6-4 after trailing 4-2 after two periods. URI would lose its next game in the quarter finals to the eventual National Champion, University of Illinois 6-2. The team ends the season 23-15-1.
2009 URI finishes the regular season 23-8-2 and co-regular season champions of the ESCHL. Coach Augustine wins his 400th career game at URI against Wesleyan. Four URI players represent Team USA at the World University Games in Harbin China. Joe Augustine is selected as head coach of Team USA. The rams lose in the first round of the ACHA National Tournament in OT to Ohio University 4-3. URI reaches 20 wins for the 6th straight year, ends the season 23-10-2 and ranked 9th in country.
2010 URI finishes the regular season 21-10-4 and 2nd in the ESCHL. The Rams make it to the finals of the ESCHL tournament for the first time and lose to Penn State 7-5. URI reaches 20 wins for the 7th straight season but does not make the ACHA National Tournament for the 1st time since 2004. Rhody ends the season ranked 18th in the country.
2011 Men's Ice Hockey Team Claims ESCHL Playoff Championship Title for Regular Season Win against Penn State. The No. 6 ranked URI Rams lost the opener 4-3 and won the rematch 5-4 in a shootout. With the split, Rhody won game 3 and clinched the ESCHL Conference title for the regular season.