“Some people have the idea that inline hockey is a kiddie sport,” says Mark Daughdrill, junior vocational missions major from Cypress.
The men of the ACU inline hockey team would beg to differ.
For a small number of ACU-affiliated hockey enthusiasts, the quick action of inline skating combined with the rough play of hockey is enough to pack a bag and head to a weekend tournament in Dallas.
The team does not always fare well on the rink, but the core players continue to come back.
“We have fun playing, but it’s the time that we hang out afterwards that’s the most fun,” Daughdrill said.
Ten players comprise this year’s team and range from freshmen to graduate students. When in Abilene, they practice on weekends at Cal Young Park.