It's an era of new beginnings for the Shreveport Mudbugs. Bringing hockey back to Shreveport is of course the main objective, but helping people along the way has been a big part of what the Mudbugs do.

Recently the team announced that they'll be welcoming the brand-new hockey team at East Texas Baptist University to their family. ETBU is in Marshall, TX and will be bringing full time men's hockey into the fold for the first time in 2016. Through the partnership ETBU will be hosting games at George's Pond inside the Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport, the home of the Mudbugs.

ETBU plans to play at the Division 2 level of NCAA Men's Hockey, creating a path within the Mudbugs partnership that starts with youth hockey, through Junior hockey, and now into college hockey.