Catching the Game: vs. Ferris State, 11/1-2

Photo credit: Timothy Burns

Photo credit: Timothy Burns

The Chargers look to finally get into the win column this weekend as they host Ferris State in a WCHA series.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and the VBC box office. This week’s promotions are:

  • Friday night, kids 12 and under wearing Halloween costumes get in FREE. First 500 fans receive UAH hockey trading card sets.
  • Saturday night, the first 500 fans receive a UAH hockey puck courtesy of SportsMed.

If you can’t make the game, there are many ways to follow the action:

UAH_logo_100 2013-14 Stats fsu_logo_150
0-4-0 Overall record 3-2-0
0-2-0 WCHA record 0-0-0
1.00 Goals per game 3.40
4.75 Goals allowed per game 2.60
18.5 Penalty minutes per game 12.4
3/27 (11.1%) Power play 5/25 (20.0%)
12/17 (70.6%) Penalty kill 20/24 (83.3%)
Chad Brears (2-0-2)
Brandon Clowes (0-2-2)
Regan Soquila (0-2-2)
Frank Misuraca (0-2-2)
Leading scorers Garrett Thompson (3-4-7)
Justin Buzzeo (3-4-7)
Justin DeMartino (2-3-5)
Carmine Guerriero
(2 GS, 1.91 GAA, .942 SV%)
Matt Larose
(2 GS, 8.10 GAA, .786, SV%)
Goaltending C.J. Motte
(3 GS, 3.00 GAA, .900 SV%)
Charles Williams
(2 GS, 2.03 GAA, .931 SV%)


The Chargers are trying to spark their offense — they are last in the WCHA in scoring — and they’ll have their work cut out for them against C.J. Motte. Meanwhile, freshman goaltender Carmine Guerriero leads the league in goals against average (1.91) and save percentage (.942) after two starts. He was the goalie of record in UAH’s two one-goal losses.

Ferris State University comes to Huntsville to play its first ever WCHA series. The Bulldogs come to the league from the now-defunct CCHA.

Ferri State was UAH’s first-ever opponent as a varsity hockey program, as the Chargers lost 7-2 on October 25, 1985. The Bulldogs lead the all-time series 7-2, including a 6-0 mark in Big Rapids, Michigan. UAH split with FSU in the lone series played in Huntsville in October 2010, with Ferris winning 4-1 and UAH winning 4-2. The last time these programs met was later that 2010-11 season, with the Bulldogs sweeping the Chargers 5-2 and 5-1 in February.

Ferris State reached the 2012 Frozen Four in Tampa, which was hosted by UAH. The Bulldogs beat Union 3-1 in the national semifinals before falling 4-1 to Boston College in the championship game. Last season, FSU was 16-16-5 overall and finished fifth in the CCHA.

Last week, the Bulldogs split two games at home against St. Lawrence, losing the first game 3-2 and winning the second game 5-3.

This season, Ferris State looks to be Minnesota State’s chief rival for the top spot in the WCHA. The Bulldogs were picked to finish second in both the coaches and media preseason polls.

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