ULethbridge cuts men’s, women’s varsity hockey programs

April 22, 2020

The University of Lethbridge has discontinued its men’s and women’s varsity hockey programs. ULethbridge has attributed the elimination of the programs to “unprecedented cuts from the provincial government.” 52 student-athletes, several recruits, and coaches are directly affected by the decision, and ULethbridge has indicated that it is providing academic, athletic, and counselling supports to those affected. “This is not a rash decision and it’s the last option we want to pursue, but it’s also necessary to ensure the viability of the University and the sustainability of Pronghorn Athletics,” said ULethbridge President Mike Mahon. “My hope is with a concentrated focus on remaining Pronghorn programs, we can continue to provide our student-athletes with a robust and meaningful experience.” ULethbridge (AB)