Hoof Beats: 1996 NCAA champions to be honored during Homecoming

Twenty seasons ago, UAH won its first NCAA national championship in any sport. On Saturday, on Homecoming weekend, those Chargers will be honored again.

The 1996 NCAA Division II national champion Chargers will be recognized during the first intermission of Saturday night’s game against Alaska Anchorage. Game time is 7 p.m.

The 1995-96 Chargers finished with an defeated 26-0-3 record, and defeated Bemidji State for the national championship in Huntsville by scores of 7-3 and 3-0.

Today’s Chargers will wear the 1996 replica jerseys during the game, and the first 500 kids will receive 1996 replica kids jerseys of their own. Kids 12 and under get free general admission.

Homecoming week: Festivities for UAH Homecoming will continue all week, including the hockey series with Alaska Anchorage.

Following Friday’s game, the homecoming court will be presented at Charger Madness at Spragins Hall, which starts at 10 p.m.

Blue Line Club lunch: The second Blue Line Club luncheon of the year will take place Friday at noon in the Varsity Room at Spragins Hall on the UAH campus.

LawLers Barbecue will be catering, and the special guest speaker will be Alaska Anchorage head coach Matt Thomas. UAH head coach Mike Corbett will also speak to the group about this weekend’s series.

Tickets are $8, but free to Blue Line Club members.

WCHA roundup: Michigan Tech and Ferris State split the first WCHA series in Big Rapids … Minnesota State failed to score a goal in being swept at St. Cloud; the Mavericks have been shut out in three straight games … Northern Michigan and Lake Superior State split a home-and-home non-conference series … Alaska defeated AIC and RPI to win the Alaska Goal Rush for the fourth straight year; Anchorage also beat those teams … Bemidji State tied top-ranked North Dakota at home, but lost in Grand Forks … Bowling Green earned a win and a tie in western New York.

Friday, October 16
#16 Michigan Tech 5 at Ferris State 1
Lake Superior State 3 at Northern Michigan 6
#10 Bowling Green 4 at Canisius 2
#1 North Dakota 4 at Bemidji State 4, OT
#14 Minnesota State 0 at #12 St. Cloud State 4
Rensselaer 3 vs. Alaska Anchorage 4 (Brice Alaska Goal Rush at Fairbanks)
American International 2 at Alaska 7 (Brice Alaska Goal Rush)

Saturday, October 17
#16 Michigan Tech 2 at Ferris State 3
#10 Bowling Green 2 at RIT 2, OT
Northern Michigan 0 at Lake Superior State 4
#14 Minnesota State 0 at #12 St. Cloud State 3
Bemidji State 2 at #1 North Dakota 5
American International 2 vs. Alaska Anchorage 6 (Brice Alaska Goal Rush at Fairbanks)
Rensselaer 2 at Alaska 4 (Brice Alaska Goal Rush)


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