Ferris State game cancelled; Green named ROTW

COVID-19 concerns have led to the first cancellation on UAH’s 2020-21 hockey schedule. After a tie and loss at Lake Superior State last weekend, the Chargers were scheduled to play a single game at Ferris State, but it was officially cancelled Wednesday.

The game was originally scheduled for Friday, Dec. 4, but a positive COVID-19 test in the Ferris State program forced a postponement to Tuesday. Then a presumptive positive test on the Chargers forced another delay to Wednesday, pending results of follow-up testing. When those tests proved inconclusive, the game was officially cancelled under the WCHA’s return to competition protocols.

The Ferris State game, like the Lake Superior State series, was a non-conference game. It will not be rescheduled.

UAH’s next games are January 1 and 2 at Michigan Tech to open official WCHA play. The Chargers can finally play Ferris State at the Von Braun Center on January 8 and 9.

Green takes WCHA rookie award: For already the second time this season, a Charger has gotten the WCHA’s rookie of the week honors.

Quinn Green had two assists to lead conference freshmen, one in each game against Lake Superior State over the weekend, in the first two games of his college career. He also had a +1 rating.

Tyrone Bronte earned the award two weeks ago.

Conference search update: ESPN’s John Buccigross tweeted Tuesday an update on UAH’s continued push for future conference membership.

Notable is that UAH is talking with both Atlantic Hockey and the CCHA. UAH is offering $25,000 in subsidies to any team traveling to Huntsville, according to Buccigross’s sources.

Subsidies to other programs for travel would not be new for UAH. In the WCHA, UAH, Alaska Anchorage, and Alaska Fairbanks pitched in to subsidize the other seven schools for the extra travel to them.