UAH hosts Bemidji looking to start a run

Bemidji State (10-7-3, 10-3-1-0 WCHA) at UAH (1-16-3, 1-10-3-1 WCHA)
WHERE: Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Ala.
WHEN: Thursday, 7:37 p.m.; Friday, 7:37 p.m. (subscription)
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UAH probably put on its best effort last weekend. Now the Chargers must turn this effort into victories and make a run at the WCHA playoffs.

The Chargers lost 5-2 in both games at North Dakota, which showed why its ranked No. 1 in the country. UAH was within a goal in the third period in both games, and the Hawks put each game away with an empty-net goal.

This brings UAH some confidence going into this week’s series against Bemidji State at the VBC. The Chargers will want to show that they have improved since the series in Bemidji back in November, when the Beavers won 5-3 and 7-0.

Josh Latta had a three-point weekend against North Dakota and now leads the Chargers with 13 points. He has points in four of the last five games. Christian Rajic scored his team-leading fifth goal of the season on Friday.

Mark Sinclair started both games in net at UND, making 64 total saves.

Bemidji State sits in second place in the WCHA standings, five points behind first-place Minnesota State, after sweeping Ferris State at home last week. UAH is in last place, six points behind Alaska Anchorage and seven behind eighth-place Ferris State.

The Beavers have two 10-goal scorers in Aaron Miller and Adam Brady. Their hottest forward is Owen Sillinger, who had five points in the sweep of Ferris State and earned WCHA forward of the week honors.

Defenseman Elias Rosén had four assists last week against FSU to win the WCHA rookie of the week award, and is tied with Miller for the team lead in assists with 11.

These will be the 91st and 92nd meetings between the Chargers and the Beavers. BSU holds a 51-34-5 in the overall series dating back to 1994.


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This week in the WCHA: All times Central. Games can be streamed online via subscription to

Thursday, January 9
Bemidji State at UAH, 7:37 p.m.

Friday, January 10
Bemidji State at UAH, 7:37 p.m.
Minnesota State at Ferris State, 6:07 p.m.
Bowling Green at Michigan Tech, 6:07 p.m.
Alaska Anchorage at Northern Michigan, 6:07 p.m.
Lake Superior State at Alaska, 10:07 p.m.

Saturday, January 11
Minnesota State at Ferris State, 5:07 p.m.
Bowling Green at Michigan Tech, 5:07 p.m.
Alaska Anchorage at Northern Michigan, 5:07 p.m.
Lake Superior State at Alaska, 10:07 p.m.