HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The national champion Quinnipiac University hockey team visited the White House Monday for College Athlete Day.

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden had invited the 2022-23 men’s and women’s NCAA champion teams, but the president was unable to attend because he was getting a root canal.

Instead, Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff hosted the teams.

Head Coach Rand Pecknold said players traveled from all over the world to attend.

“It’s been a pretty good ride, and we’re still kinda feeling the effects of it, right?” he said. “The White House today, I was in Denver Friday for a USA Hockey event. A lot of stuff going on, but it’s all been good. It’s been enjoyable.”

The Bobcats took home its first NCAA Division I title in April. It won a record 34 games last season, securing its third trip to the Frozen Four within the last decade.

“We’re delighted that our championship team will have the honor of visiting with President Biden at the White House, an occasion that will add to the indelible memories of the win for the coaches and the student-athletes,” Quinnipiac University President Judy Olian said in the written announcement Wednesday. “We are most grateful to the governor, and to our Congressional delegation for advocating for this visit after a season that has brought so much pride to the Bobcat community, and to the entire state of Connecticut.”

About a week after the win, Connecticut’s Congressional delegation urged the White House to extend an invite to the hockey team.

Quinnipiac University celebrated the win by hosting a rally for the team. However, it turned down an offer from Hamden for a parade.