Tate Rink

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Tate Rink
Holleder Center
Tate Rink
Owner U.S. Military Academy
OperatorU.S. Military Academy
Capacity 2,648 (hockey)
Surface200x90 feet (hockey)
OpenedOctober 1, 1985
Construction cost$16 million
(entire Holleder Center)
Army Black Knights (men's ice hockey)

Tate Rink is a 2,648-seat hockey rink in West Point, New York. It is home to the United States Military Academy Black Knights men's ice hockey team. It is also home to the Army's youth hockey team, The West Point Jr. Black Knights. It was built in as part of the Major Donald W. Holleder Center athletic complex, which also includes Christl Arena. Army's first game in the arena was October 25, 1985, a 5–0 win over Ryerson University of Toronto. The first goal scored in the rink was by West Point plebe Vincent McDermott of Braintree, Massachusetts who also scored the second goal that evening. The arena is named for the Tate brothers, Joseph S. Tate '41 and Frederic H.S. Tate '42, who were both pilots killed in combat in World War II. (Maj. Holleder '56, the namesake of the complex, was an All-American football and basketball player killed in action in Vietnam in 1967.)

Before the Holleder Center was built, the Black Knights hockey team used the open-air Smith Rink, which was across Mills Road, where the James K. Herbert Alumni Center now stands.

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