In the first 32 years of hockey at Culver Military Academy, prep coach and hockey director Al Clark has built a program that has amassed 20 state championships, in addition to producing 148 college players, including 70 at the Division I level and 22 National Hockey League draft picks.
Based in no small part on the talent level that drew such publications to campus, the boys team continues to be a major draw for college recruiters. The program has sent players to college teams ranging from traditional powerhouses such as the University of Wisconsin, Michigan State University, Colorado College, Providence College, the University of New Hampshire, Bowling Green State University, Boston College, the University of Maine and Miami (Ohio) University to academic elites like Princeton University, Yale University, Middlebury College, Williams College, Colby College and both the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy.
For more than 30 years, Al Clark dedicated his career to enhancing the lives of Culver student-athletes. Through a unique leadership style that was direct, fair, and challenging, Al's focus has always been on developing the person first and the hockey player second.
To honor Al's commitment to our community and the sport of hockey, Culver established the Al Clark Hockey Endowment Fund, to fund Culver’s hockey program in perpetuity. But until that fund grows enough to allow that, sports like ice hockey currently rely, in part, on gifts to The Culver Fund for their budgetary needs. Please consider making a gift to The Culver Fund as a way to show your support for the young men and women of Culver who are active in ice hockey and all types of athletics.