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The Lawson Lunatics: More Than Just a Fanbase

By Jimmy Gilligan, NCHC Writer, 12/14/17, 11:00AM EST

It's not the biggest, nor the newest, but Western Michigan's Lawson Ice Arena may be the most exciting atmosphere in college hockey

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - It may be the smallest home rink in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), but Western Michigan’s Lawson Ice Arena is far from the quietest. In fact, it might just be one of the best college hockey atmospheres in the country.

Former WMDA Diver and Coach, Gabby Han, qualifies for USA Olympic Trials

Gabby Han

Former WMDA diver and coach, Gabby Han, has qualified to compete at the USA Diving Olympic Trials competition being held in Indianapolis, IN, June 18-26. Originally from Plainwell, MI, Gabby continued her diving career at the University of New Mexico. Her accomplishments include compeiting at Division I NCAA's, winning two conference titles on both 1M and 3M springboards, competing in the 2013 and 2015 World Championship Trials, and finaling in the USA Diving National Championships in 2011 and 2012. 

Lawson Renovations

Lawson is receiving a facelift this summer for the first time in 25 years, but not one that many fans will recognize. Read more at the Western Herald.

Feb. 10, 2015 Launch of new website

Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium is launching their new responsive, mobile friendly website Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.

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