UAH’s 2017-18 schedule released

UAH and the WCHA released the 2017-18 schedule on Thursday. The Chargers play 32 games this season, 16 at home, 16 on the road.

It will be UAH’s 33rd season as a varsity program and 39th overall. It will be the Chargers’ 19th season since re-joining Division I and their fifth in the WCHA.

In addition to the 28-game WCHA schedule, the Chargers will play non-conference series against Notre Dame and Arizona State.

Opening: The Chargers start the 2017-18 campaign on Oct. 6-7 at Notre Dame, which will be making its debut as a member of the Big Ten. It will be UAH’s 1,000th game as a varsity hockey program.

Long home stand: After UAH visits Michigan Tech on Oct. 20-21 for the first conference series, the Chargers spend the next 10 games at home. It’s the Chargers longest home stand since the 1998-99 season. The first four series are WCHA tilts against Northern Michigan, Alaska Anchorage, Lake Superior State, and Ferris State. The last two games are…

Burritos vs. Biscuits: Arizona State visits Huntsville for a series on Dec. 1-2 in the first battle between the NCAA’s southernmost programs. It might be the first of many with reports of ASU being in negotiations with the WCHA to join the league.

Long road swing: After the home stand, the Chargers have their longest road trip since 2012-13. UAH will go to Bowling Green and Minnesota State before the holiday break, then visit Bemidji State for the first series of 2018. The Chargers then spend a week in Alaska for the first time since joining the WCHA, going to Fairbanks on Jan. 5-6 and Anchorage on Jan. 12-13.

Stretch run: The Chargers finish the regular season with six of the last eight games at home. Bemidji State comes to Huntsville on Jan. 26-27, Minnesota State visits Feb. 9-10, and the final series of the season is against Bowling Green on Feb. 23-24. The only road series is at Northern Michigan on Feb. 2-3.

UAH Hockey 2017-18 Schedule
* WCHA game
Home games in bold.

Oct. 6 at Notre Dame
Oct. 7 at Notre Dame
Oct. 20 at Michigan Tech*
Oct. 21 at Michigan Tech*
Oct. 27 vs. Northern Michigan*
Oct. 28 vs. Northern Michigan*
Nov. 10 vs. Alaska Anchorage*
Nov. 11 vs. Alaska Anchorage*
Nov. 17 vs. Lake Superior State*
Nov. 18 vs. Lake Superior State*
Nov. 24 vs. Ferris State*
Nov. 25 vs. Ferris State*
Dec. 2 vs. Arizona State
Dec. 3 vs. Arizona State
Dec. 8 at Bowling Green*
Dec. 9 at Bowling Green*
Dec. 15 at Minnesota State*
Dec. 16 at Minnesota State*
Dec. 29 at Bemidji State*
Dec. 30 at Bemidji State*
Jan. 5 at Alaska*
Jan. 6 at Alaska*
Jan. 12 at Alaska Anchorage*
Jan. 13 at Alaska Anchorage*
Jan. 26 vs. Bemidji State*
Jan. 27 vs. Bemidji State*
Feb. 2 at Northern Michigan*
Feb. 3 at Northern Michigan*
Feb. 9 vs. Minnesota State*
Feb. 10 vs. Minnesota State*
Feb. 23 vs. Bowling Green*
Feb. 24 vs. Bowling Green*