This season, which begins on Friday, September 28th, marks 20 seasons of Oakland ACHA Hockey. The program started as an ACHA DII team in the 1999 season and in the previous 19 seasons, Oakland has won two ACHA DII National Championship, an ACHA DI National Championship, a GLCHL regular season and a GLCHL Playoff Championship. The program has a record of 394-248-43 overall and a record of 231-191-28 in ACHA DI.
Two Oakland players have been inducted into the ACHA Hall of Fame; forward Will McMahon in 2010 and forward Brent Cooper in 2015.
Nick Field, takes the helm of the Golden Grizzlies as the new head coach to start the 20th season of OU Hockey.
2011 GLCHL Playoff Championship,
2012 GLCHL Regular Season Championship
2012 ACHA DI National Championship Game Appearance
First OU ACHA DI Coach
OU Moved to ACHA DI in 06-07 Season
First Coach to Win ACHA DII Championship and then an ACHA DI Championship in back-to-back years
2006 ACHA DII National Championship
2007 ACHA DI National Championship
2004 ACHA DII National Championship
2005 ACHA DII National Championship Game Appearance
Rick Kaminski coached part of 02-03 season
|Anthony Jalaba||99-02||54||42||6||102||53%||First Coach In OU Hockey History|
|Gordie Schaeffler||13-16||52||55||5||112||46%||Longest Serving coach (assistant/head coach) in program history served as an assistant before being named head coach|
|Colin Ronayne||16-18||25||39||4||68||37%||OU Captain in 2010-11 season|
The program has also had several players represent the United States in the World University Games:
Defenseman Jarrett Samp represented Team USA in Harbin, China in 2009.
Defenseman Jacob DeSano and forward Kevin Kranker represented Team USA in Erzurum, Turkey in 2011.
Forward Billy Balent represented Team USA in Italy in 2013 Trentino, Italy, Named to the team in Granada, Spain in 2015.
The program has also had several players play pro hockey after Oakland:
Dan Oleksy, Port Huron Flags (UHL) 2006
Will McMahon, Quad City Mallards (UHL) 2007
Steve Piccoli, Detroit Dragons (AAHA) 2008
Tim Michaels, Lapeer Loggers (AAHA) 2008
B.J. Belliotti, Detroit Hitmen (AAHL) 2009
Mike Monfredo, Quad City Mallards (CHL) 2012
Colin Ronayne , Brooklyn Aviators (FHL) 2012
Todd Orlando, Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) 2013, (New York Rangers camp 2010 ) & (Philadelphia Flyers Tryout 2013)
Dustin Hopfner, Evansville Icemen (ECHL) 2013
Tommy Kilgore St. Clair Shores Fighting Saints (FHL) 2016, Port Huron Prowlers (FHL) (2017) Carolina Thunderbirds (FHL) 2018
Mike Baker St. Clair Shores Fighting Saints (FHL) 2016, Port Huron Prowlers (FHL) (2017, 2018)
Ryan Rotondi St. Clair Shores Fighting Saints (FHL) (2017) Carolina Thunderbirds and Watertown Wolves (FHL) (2018) (Won FHL Championship with Watertown in 2018)
James Odom St. Clair Shores Fighting Saints (FHL) (2017)
Nick Rogers St. Clair Shores Fighting Saints (FHL) (2017) North Shore Knights (FHL) 2018 Cornwall Nationals (FHL) 2018