The next step in securing the long-term health of UAH hockey is building the season ticket base. A two-week season-ticket sales drive began Tuesday and will go through July 20.
For the first time, UAH hockey season tickets can be purchased online.
Reserved lower bowl season tickets will cost $242 and general admission upper bowl season tickets will cost $162 for 16 home games. This will include 14 WCHA games plus a non-conference series against Omaha to open the home season on Oct. 16-17.
Current ticket holders will get priority, and then new season ticket holders will get a chance to pick seats.
Buyers will have the option to donate their season tickets. They would be put in a pool that would distribute to local non-profits, veteran and military organizations, hospitals, and other service organizations supporting underprivileged families.
UAH students will still get into games for free.
If fans aren’t allowed in the VBC this season, or if the season is cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, season tickets purchased will be applied to the 2021-22 season.
Strong season ticket sales will show prospective conferences of UAH hockey’s commitment to long-term stability and growth. The Central Collegiate Hockey Association and Atlantic Hockey are possible landing spots for the Chargers.
Advisory committee announced: Save UAH Hockey revealed the members of the program’s new advisory committee on Monday, and it has a significant NHL presence.
The seven-member committee will guide and support the advisory board, led by prominent Charger alumni Sheldon Wolitski and Taso Sofikitis, who will work with UAH athletic director Cade Smith on growing the hockey program long term.
The committee members are:
- Sean Henry – President & CEO, Nashville Predators
- Bill Wickett – Executive Vice President, Tampa Bay Lightning
- Brent Flahr – Vice President & Assistant General Manager, Philadelphia Flyers
- Cam Talbot – Calgary Flames goaltender, UAH alumnus (2007-10)
- Paul Gierow – UAH alumnus and business entrepreneur
- Joe Ritch – UAH hockey program founder and business entrepreneur
- Ralph Drensek – UAH hockey alumnus (1985-89) and engineer