Manhattanville teams to return to Playland Ice Casino after being displaced by Hurricane Sandy

Following two years in Stamford, Conn., the Manhattanville men’s and women’s teams will return to Playland Ice Casino for the 2014-15 season.

Playland Ice Casino served as the home of the Valiants for a decade from 2002 until 2012, when parts of the facility were badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy just weeks before the start of the 2012-13 campaign. After two seasons at Terry Conners Rink in Stamford, Manhattanville will be back for its 11th season at Playland, which was built in 1930 on the site of Westchester’s Playland Amusement Park in nearby Rye, N.Y.

“It will be great to see our senior players finish their careers back at Playland after it was suddenly taken away from them as sophomores,” said head women’s coach David Turco in a statement. “More so, I’m excited for our incoming freshmen and underclassmen who will get to experience our great locker room and facility for the first time.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to return to Playland Ice Casino for the upcoming season,” added head men’s hockey coach Arlen Marshall. It’s an awesome place to call home for our players and coaching staff.”