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Iowa State University. Cyclone Hockey records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 22/7/0/11

Scope and Content

This collection (1967-2015) contains budgets, news clippings, rosters, letters-of-intent, and game programs that document the history of the Men’s Ice Hockey Club at Iowa State University. Materials related to the club's inception are also found in the collection.


  • Creation: 1967-2015

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


During the winter of 1966-1967, a group of Iowa State University students and faculty started meeting regularly at Brookside Park in Ames for informal hockey games. Later that year, this group established the ISU Men's Ice Hockey Club with Charles Turner elected President and Chris Murray as advisor/coach. The club was officially recognized by the Government of the Student Body in the fall of 1967.

The Iowa Collegiate Hockey League was formed in 1969 and included Dordt, Drake, Graceland, Grinnell, and Iowa State University. In 1970, the club began playing out-of-state competition and also added a reserve "B" team to actively involve all members. For many years, the club competed on a makeshift ice arena in Hilton Coliseum until it began playing at the Ames/ISU Ice Arena.

Although it is not a varsity athletic team, the university ensures that the club meets NCAA standards. This means that the players must not exceed the maximum years of eligibility, must meet the required minimum grade point average, and are not paid for their efforts. As of 2019, the Cyclones have tallied an impressive 14 CSCHL championships.


0.84 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)


The Iowa State University Men's Ice Hockey Club participated in its first competition in 1967. The club competes in the Central States Collegiate Hockey League (CSCHL) as a part of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). This collection contains news clippings, schedules, and game programs. The records document club budgets, correspondence across the league, and personnel information.


This collection is organized alphabetically.

Items in related collections

RS 22/7. Iowa State University. Student Organizations - Recreational and Special Interest Groups records

RS 22/7/0/11. Iowa State University. Cyclone Hockey records, 1967-2015
March 1, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
(515) 294-6672