If don't, and you're planning on attending a top MBA program, now is the time to start. If a recent article in Bloomberg is to be taken seriously, having some degree of competence on the ice will put you in a great position for your tenure in business school. This appears especially important if you're at Yale:
Hockey is so baked into MBA life at Yale that some students start preparing to join the club well before they arrive on campus. At a welcome weekend for admitted students in the spring, incoming students can negotiate with outgoing graduates to buy their pads, helmets, sticks, and skates at a discount.
Yale is nothing compared to Wharton, though. Getting a little practice in ahead of time doesn't seem to be enough to make the cut on Wharton's club hockey team:
More than 200 of the nearly 1,700 graduate students at Wharton made it into the hockey club this academic year, and another 100 applicants were left on the waiting list. The squad has had to cap its ranks because its time on the rink is limited.
On the much larger campus of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, the hockey club does not have the physical space to fit the ballooning ranks of MBA candidates desperate for ice time.