Sense Arena Partners With NCAA Division I Ice Hockey Programs Arizona State and Boston College

Six NCAA Division I Ice Hockey Schools Now Train with Sense Arena

July 27, 2022

PRAGUE, Czech Republic and WOBURN, Mass. (July 27, 2022) – Sense Arena, the world leader in cognitive virtual reality ice hockey training, today announced partnerships with Arizona State University and Boston College, increasing the company’s total NCAA Division I hockey partnerships to six schools.

The full list of NCAA Division I ice hockey schools that are official cognitive training partners with Sense Arena includes:

  • Arizona State University
  • Boston College
  • Cornell University
  • Harvard University
  • Northeastern University
  • Quinnipiac University

Overall, the six men’s college hockey programs currently using Sense Arena have combined for eight national championships, 20 championship game berths and 49 Frozen Four appearances, while the three women’s hockey teams who currently train with Sense Arena – Boston College, Harvard and Northeastern – have combined to appear in six NCAA championship games and make 15 appearances in the Frozen Four.

Sense Arena’s VR modules are specifically engineered to enhance read-and-react skills and cognitive performance for both skaters and goalies.

Since launching in 2018, Sense Arena has revolutionized off-ice training, as its compatibility with the Oculus Quest and standard hockey equipment allows professional, amateur and youth athletes to train in confined spaces and non-traditional environments.

In addition to its NCAA partnerships, the company’s innovative VR platform is utilized by five NHL teams, 40 individual NHL players – including Philipp Grubauer of the Seattle Kraken and Dawson Mercer of the New Jersey Devils – and youth hockey organizations around the world.

“We are excited to partner with two of the most respected ice hockey programs in the NCAA,” said Sense Arena Founder and CEO, Bob Tetiva. “Boston College has a tremendous tradition and track record of success when it comes to competing for national championships, whileArizona State is an up-and-coming NCAA program that has made great strides to invest and establish its foothold in the sport. We are thrilled to provide both programs with a new edge over the competition and allow their athletes to maximize their potential.”

Arizona State joined the NCAA as an independent prior to the 2015 season after previously competing in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). In 2014, the year before making the leap to the NCAA, the Sun Devils captured the ACHA Division I national championship. After just three years of NCAA participation, the Sun Devils earned an at-large bid to make their program’s NCAA Tournament debut in 2018. In fall 2022, Arizona State will open its new 5,000-seat arena that will play host to Sun Devils hockey games, as well as home games for the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes, who are also a partner of Sense Arena.

“We always want to stay innovative and ahead of the curve and provide our players the best training available,” said Arizona State University men’s ice hockey coach Greg Powers. “Sense Arena’s product is truly one of a kind and world class in every way and I have no doubt that it will benefit our program in many ways.”

The Boston College men’s program has won five NCAA titles, the most recent in 2012 after defeating Ferris State 4-1. Overall, the Eagles boast 11 NCAA championship game appearances and have earned 25 berths into the Frozen Four, marking the second-most Frozen Four appearances by any school in the NCAA. The B.C. women’s team has captured three Hockey East Tournament titles, made seven appearances in the Frozen Four and finished as the national champion runner up in 2016.

To date, with more than 3,000 installations across 40 countries, nearly 10,000 individual hockey players and goalies have benefited from Sense Arena’s training by participating in more than 1.4 million drills. Sense Arena’s use of proprietary algorithms provides users with immediate performance feedback and recommendations, allowing athletes to make adjustments and advancements in real time.

To begin training with Sense Arena, download the Sense Arena app on the Oculus app store and subscribe by visiting

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About Sense Arena:

Sense Arena is headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, and has North American offices in Woburn, Mass., and Whitby, Ontario. Launched in 2018, Sense Arena is the world leader in virtual reality hockey training and its technology is used by 40 NHL players, more than 30 professional hockey teams – including five NHL teams -- six NCAA schools, and youth hockey organizations across the globe. With more than 3,000 installations across 40 countries, nearly 10,000 individual hockey players and goalies have utilized Sense Arena’s training and participated in more than 1.4 million drills. For more information, visit, or follow Sense Arena on Instagram (@SenseArena), Facebook, Twitter (@SenseArena), and LinkedIn.


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