UAH alum Cameron Talbot (’10) was called up to the New York Rangers on Tuesday. The goaltender who helped the Chargers win the final CHA championship in 2010 will back up Henrik Lundqvist after the Rangers waived Martin Biron.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling,” said Talbot in this interview with Blueshirts United:
This is Talbot’s third call-up to New York, but he has yet to see any official NHL action. He is one of three former Chargers to don NHL uniforms: The others are Jared Ross (22 total regular-season and playoff games for the Philadelphia Flyers, including a goal in the 2009 playoffs) and Scott Munroe (goalie dressed in two call-ups with the Flyers but did not play).
Back in Boston: It didn’t take long in Stephen McKenna‘s collegiate career to have a homecoming. The South Boston native was back home for the Chargers’ series at Northeastern. “I’m happy where I am,” McKenna told Joe Meloni of College Hockey News. “We’re going to surprise some people. Believe me.”
Farewell, A.J.: A.J. Baker, the assistant coach under Doug Ross who helped the Chargers win two Division II championships, died of an apparent heart attack on Oct. 2 at the age of 54. Our thoughts are with his friends, family, and the players he touched.
What to do on the off weekend: The Charger basketball teams have started practice and will host the annual Midnight Madness on Friday night at Spragins Hall. The event will wrap up Homecoming Week at UAH. Beforehand, the UAH soccer teams host West Alabama on Friday.
You can also scout the Beavers as they host No. 3 Minnesota on WCHA TV. Several games involving WCHA teams will be available, including Colgate at Bowling Green, St. Lawrence at Ferris State, Nebraska-Omaha at Northern Michigan, Connecticut at Minnesota State, and all games of the Alaska Goal Rush in Fairbanks.