Press Box

The Pioneer Ice Hockey program has appeared in some major media outlets due to their rapid succes and continued growth as one of the top college hockey programs in New Jersey.  Please enjoy links below that have the Pioneers profiled in the press. 

The William Paterson University Pioneers encourages and welcomes members of the media to contact us if they have any inquiries about the Pioneers Hockey program.


Alex Iosiovich
Director of Team Operations, Public Relations
William Paterson University Ice Hockey
300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470

March 2010: With the American Collegiate Hockey Association National Championships on the horizon, the Bergen Record featured the Pioneers in Wednesday's sports section.You can access the content on by clicking here 
March William Paterson University enters ACHA tourney WPU Ice Hockey Clinches Second Consecutive ACHA Division II National Tournament berth WPU Ice Hockey Clinches Second Consecutive ACHA Division II National Tournament Berth

The Devil's Den: William Paterson University Looks To Win First Collegiate Hockey Title In New Jersey

February 2010:The's Michael Meier, the website's minor league hockey writer, featured the William Paterson University Ice Hockey team in his most recent article.

May 2009: As the Pioneers continue to ascend to the top of the ACHA, USA Hockey and the rest of the hockey world are taking notice. USA Hockey Article




The Pioneer Times - Official Newspaper of WPU

WPU Hockey Wins Third Straight Game - By Mike Duffy - Monday November 10, 2008
WPU Hockey Continues to Roll - By Mike Duffy - Wednesday, November 26, 2008
WPU Takes Over Top Spot in Rankings - By Mike Duffy - Monday, December 8, 2008
Fortino Fuels Club Hockey Team - By Mike Wassel - Monday, December 8, 2008

November 08: Features:  WPU Freshman Forward Matt Gillen Article.

September 2008: coverage of WPU's championship at the SoBe Life Water Garden State Cup:  Article

May 08: features: WPU freshman and former NJ Titan Shaun McTigue Article. WPU Co-Head Coach Ken Scarpa:  Article

( covers New Jersey High School Ice Hockey and college hockey. They also have numerous other features on the site including player and coaches profiles, inspirational videos, an abundance of data, as well as many fun and entertaining content for their fans to enjoy. Please visit the site and check it out for yourself.

 July 07:
2007 Marked the 10th Anniversity of the Jim Dowd All-Shore Ice Hockey Game which also featured incoming recruited goaltender Matt Deering:Read the Article Here  /    Watch a live interview with Matt Here 

May 07:
William Paterson's EFocus, the Universities electronic newspaper, profiles graduating senior and assistant captain Bill Katinsky; Article

March 07:
William Paterson's EFocus, the Universities electronic newspaper,  profiles Pioneers season accomplishments: Article

January 07:
Bergen Record article profiling Captain Ray Katinsky and Ian Michaelchuck  success in WPU's sales competition; Article



February 06:
The following press release appear in several major news outlets profiling the Pioneers season accomplishments and bid to attend the ACHA SouthEast Regional Finals: Article

January 06:  
Breakaway magazine article profiling WPU Ice Hockey: Article


January 2009:The News 12 New Jersey camera crew visited Pioneers practice on January 22nd at the Ice Vault and will air the taped segment repeatedly during their January 23th evening news broadcasts'