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The Utica College Pioneers are the longest current tenants at The AUD, which they have called home since 2001.


The Pioneers are members of the ECAC-West conference under the direction of head coach Gary Heenan.

The Pioneers have compiled an overall record of 191-130-30 and a 82-70-18 record in conference play, which included regular season championships in 2004-05 and 2012-13. They have advanced to the D-III National Finals, known as the Frozen Four, for the first time in 2013, where they were eliminated by eventual national champion Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The Pioneers have led all NCAA Division Three teams in attendance for the past eight seasons, which dates back to 2006-07. The Pioneers have drawn national recognition for their annual teddy bear toss game, which donates all toys to benefit Operation Sunshine.

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