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Frank Misuraca

Frank Misuraca

Frank Misuraca, after scoring the overtime winner for the Chargers on Saturday at Bowling Green, was named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday. He’s the first UAH player to earn one of the league’s weekly honors.

In Saturday’s 4-3 win, Misuraca also notched an assist on UAH’s first goal. He blocked four shots for the series and had a +1 rating.

This season, Misuraca has a goal and four assists in 15 games, and he is fifth on the team in blocks with 20.

Coaches’ lunch: The Chargers are finally back home, which means another chance for you to get ready for the series with a little lunch and talking college hockey.

The Blue Line Club luncheon is Friday at noon at the Varsity Room at Spragins Hall. Minnesota State head coach Mike Hastings, along with UAH’s Mike Corbett, will be on hand to answer your questions about this weekend’s series with the Mavericks.

LawLers Barbecue is catering. Tickets are $8 at the door, while Blue Line Club members get in free.

Kids get in free: Thanks to Huntsville International Airport, kids 12 and under will get free admission to not only this weekend’s series with Minnesota State, but all remaining home games this season. The promotion applies to UAH’s Saturday home Gulf South Conference basketball games as well.

Though there are no limits on free admissions for those under 12, availability is based on a first-come-first-served basis.

The power of four: On Saturday, the Chargers scored four goals against a Division I opponent for the first time since Jan. 14, 2011, a 5-4 loss to Merrimack. Four seems to be the magic number for UAH: The team is 4-2-1 in its last seven games scoring four or more goals against D-I opponents.

Around the WCHA: Ferris State extended its win streak to 13 games after sweeping Lake Superior State over the weekend. The Bulldogs, now ranked fourth in this week’s USCHO.com poll, face two in-state rivals this week: No. 3 Michigan tonight and Michigan State on Saturday.

Lake Superior dropped to No. 17 as the only other WCHA team ranked in the poll. The Lakers head up to Anchorage to play the Seawolves.

After a sweep of Northern Michigan, Minnesota State moved up to second place and have won five in a row coming into Huntsville. Bemidji State dropped to third after back to back 2-2 ties at home with Michigan Tech.

WCHA Standings Conference Overall
GP W L T Pts W L T
Ferris State 12 10 0 2 22 13 2 2
Minnesota State 10 7 3 0 14 9 7 0
Bemidji State 12 5 4 3 13 5 8 5
Bowling Green 12 5 6 1 11 7 8 3
Michigan Tech 10 4 3 3 11 6 8 4
Lake Superior State 10 5 5 0 10 9 6 1
Alaska-Anchorage 12 4 6 2 10 7 7 2
Northern Michigan 10 4 5 1 8 6 8 2
Alaska 10 3 7 0 6 6 8 2
Alabama-Huntsville 10 1 9 0 2 1 15 0


THIS WEEK IN THE WCHA

All times Central.
* WCHA game.

Wednesday, December 11
Ferris State at Michigan, 6:05 p.m.

Friday, December 13
* Minnesota State at UAH, 7:07 p.m.
* Bowling Green at Michigan Tech, 6:07 p.m.
* Alaska at Bemidji State, 7:37 p.m.
* Lake Superior at Alaska-Anchorage, 10:07 p.m.
Northern Michigan at North Dakota, 7:37 p.m.

Saturday, December 14
* Minnesota State at UAH, 7:07 p.m.
* Bowling Green at Michigan Tech, 6:07 p.m.
* Alaska at Bemidji State, 7:07 p.m.
* Lake Superior at Alaska-Anchorage, 10:07 p.m.
Ferris State at Michigan State, 6:00 p.m.
Northern Michigan at North Dakota, 7:07 p.m.

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