The varsity ice hockey program at Lawrence was established in 1986. The NCAA Division III schedule, which runs from late October through the end of February, features matchups with a number of similar schools in the Midwest. The Vikings are members of the new Northern Collegiate Hockey Association, which begins play for the 2013-14 season. The Vikings call The Appleton Family Ice Center home, and the team has a fully equipped locker room and training room at the facility. The Appleton Family Ice Center, one of the finest collegiate hockey facilities in the state, opened in 1999 and is located just a few miles from campus near the intersection of Northland Avenue and Ballard Road inside Memorial Park.
The Lawrence hockey team is a pride and joy. - Dr. Bill Reed