By Daniel Melian with Steven Miller The 1982-83 University of Houston Cougars. Front row, left to right, Reid Gettys, Eric Dickens, Alvin Franklin, David Rose, Derek Giles, and Renaldo Thomas. Back row, Benny Ander, Gary Orsak, Larry Micheaux, Dan Bunce, Akeem (later Hakeem) Olajuwon, David Bunce, Clyde Drexler, and Michael Young. Photo courtesy of UH […]
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From its earliest days, the University of Houston rose to the top in athletics—not in football or basketball as you might expect, but in ice hockey. The team competed for the first time in 1934 against Rice Institute in the Polar Wave Ice Rink on McGowan Street.
To read the full text of this article by Debbie Z. Harwell that appeared in the Summer 2009 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.
To read the full text of this article by Katherine Lopez that appeared in the Spring 2005 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.