Points of Pride
· Most wins among all Division III hockey schools (1,149 in 95 seasons)
· Two NCAA runner-up teams
· Nine NCAA playoff trips in last 20 years
· 50 All-America honors in last 48 years
· 37 consecutive winning seasons
· Six MIAC regular-season championships in last eight seasons
· 35 consecutive MIAC playoff appearances
All-Time Record: 1,149-661-102
Best NCAA finish: 2nd in 2000, 2nd in 2005
NCAA Tournament Appearances (16): 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014
MIAC Regular-Season Championships (34): 1923, 1934, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1974, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
MIAC Playoff Appearances (all 35): Every year since format started in 1985
--St. Thomas has built an elite men’s ice hockey program since it began intercollegiate play in 1920.
The national runner-up team in both 2000 and 2005, St. Thomas is ranked first in Division III all-time victories and was the first to surpass 1,000 wins. The Tommies are now 1,149-661-102 in the 95-year history of their program. They played the program's 1,900th men's hockey game in 2018-19.
Tommie men's hockey has won or shared six of the last eight MIAC championships, and has posted 37 consecutive winning seasons.
St. Thomas was the first MIAC hockey program to reach the NCAA Division III championship game, with two appearances. The 2000 Tommies lost 2-1 to Norwich in the finals, while the 2005 Toms lost 5-0 to Middlebury. St. Thomas has made 16 NCAA playoff appearances, including nine in the last 20 seasons.
The Tommies have received 50 All-America honors in the last 48 seasons, and two CoSIDA Academic All-America awards in the last 20 seasons.
St. Thomas has won 34 conference championships, including 22 in the last 37 seasons. They've placed first or second in the MIAC 52 times, including 32 of the last 36 seasons. The Tommies won the conference seven years in a row from 1989-95. Terry Skrypek, who was named National Coach of the Year in 2004-05, surpassed 400 career victories before retiring in March 2010.
Current coach Jeff Boeser has been associated with St. Thomas hockey as a player, assistant and head coach for nearly four 40 years. He guided the Tommies to six conference championships so far this decade.
Boeser’s 2013-14 team was ranked as high as No. 2 in the Division III polls and surpassed 20 wins. St. Thomas broke a 10-year-old conference men's hockey record for fewest goals allowed (19) in a 16-game MIAC season.
Since the current conference format began in 1983, the Tommies have been swept just eight times out of a possible 288 in a regular-season conference weekend series. They have advanced to the MIAC postseason playoffs in all 35 years the format has been in existence, and reached the finals 24 times. They have won five of the last 16 MIAC playoff crowns.
In 2013-14, St. Thomas became just the second Division III institution to qualify all four of its men's and women's hockey and basketball teams into the NCAA playoffs in one season. Amherst (Mass.) did it in 2009 and 2012.
The 2014-15 men's hockey team won the MIAC regular season title, but fell in the MIAC semifinals to the eventual MIAC playoff champion Hamline. Senior Drew Fielding received his second All-American honor and was named MIAC Player of the Year after sharing the same award in 2013-14.
The Tommies played for 25 seasons at St. Paul’s historic State Fairgrounds Coliseum before moving into a new practice and game facility in November 2003 -- the 1,000-seat Saint Thomas Arena in Mendota Heights. The Tommies sport an 121-51-14 record in their 16 seasons on home ice at St. Thomas Ice Arena. The St. Thomas men's and women's teams and the Saint Thomas Academy boys' team share the $4 million arena, which includes new team locker rooms, a weight training room, and shooting stations.
The Tommies regularly travel to the East Coast for holiday tournaments and also play other teams in Minnesota and Wisconsin. They keep approximately 30 players on the varsity roster.