OXFORD, Ohio – As Miami Hockey enters a new era in 2013-14 with the inaugural season of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), the excitement around the program is building and fans have taken notice with Miami Athletics selling more hockey season tickets than any prior year. The Athletic Ticket Office sold out of season tickets, selling more than 1,200 for the upcoming hockey season.

“Miami Hockey has been one of the top program’s nationally over the last 10 years and the team deserves to be playing in front of thousands of fans at a sold out Steve Cady Arena every night,” said Miami Director of Athletics David Sayler. “With us switching to the new donor-based seating model for hockey in 2014-15, it is encouraging to see so many RedHawk fans purchasing season tickets this year and we appreciate their support. We’re excited about setting the record for season ticket sales and for another great year of Miami Hockey.”

Miami will be switching to a new donor-based seating model for season tickets, which will take affect beginning in the 2014-15 season, but did not affect season tickets for 2013-14. For more information on donor-based seating, click here.

Fans that were unable to purchase season tickets or are looking to buy single-game tickets can do so beginning on Sept. 11 when single-game tickets go on sale to the general public. As a perk of joining the Red & White Club, Red & White Club members will get the first chance to purchase single-game tickets a day early on Sept. 10. Call 513-529-HAWK (4295) or purchase here when single-game tickets go on sale. Details on single-game ticket sales will be announced at a later date.

“We are grateful to our fans for all the support they’ve shown in the past and for the upcoming season. Our coaching staff and players are very eager to get started this year and we look forward to the challenge of NCHC play,” said head coach Enrico Blasi. “Our fans show great passion and dedication in making Steve Cady Arena one of the loudest and toughest places to play in the country, and we know this coming year won’t be any different.”

In addition to single-game tickets, tickets to some games also become available on gamedays as visiting teams return unused tickets. Be sure to follow @RedHawkTix on Twitter for information on tickets becoming available on the day of a game.

Student seating will not be affected by this year’s record number of season ticket sales.

Miami opens the 2013-14 season with an exhibition game on Saturday, Oct. 5 against Windsor, before beginning the regular season with a home-and-home series against in-state rival Ohio State. The RedHawks play in Columbus Oct. 11, before welcoming the Buckeyes Oct. 12. Miami then kicks off its new conference with the first ever NCHC game on Friday, Oct. 18 against North Dakota at Steve Cady Arena.

The NCHC is an eight-team hockey-only league consisting of Colorado College, Denver, Minnesota Duluth, Nebraska Omaha, North Dakota, St. Cloud State and Western Michigan, along with Miami. The conference boasts a combined 17 NCAA Championships, 50 Frozen Four berths, 12 Hobey Baker Award winners, including SCSU’s Drew LeBlanc this past year, and 266 All-Americans. The teams have also produced 295 players that went on to play in the NHL. The new league will reward fans every weekend with fast, exciting, action-packed hockey that pits several of the top teams in the country against each other. The NCHC also has agreed to a television deal with CBS Sports Network, assuring at least 18 league games will be broadcast to a national audience this coming season, including the NCHC opener between Miami and North Dakota.