2012 UAH Hockey Auction Items

This year, we’ve got an advanced look at what will be available in the silent and live auctions. I thought you’d want to know what’s available (listings may change between now and Friday):

Silent Auction Items

NHL Memorabilia

  • Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning Signed Jersey
    Value: $180 – Starting Bid: $130 – Bid Increment: $10
  • Patrick Marleau San Jose Sharks Signed Jersey
    Value: $175 – Starting Bid: $125 – Bid Increment: $10
  • Brett Hull Dallas Stars jersey
    Value: $50 – Starting Bid: $40 – Bid Increment: $10
  • Zdeno Chara Signed Photo & Puck
    Value: $25 – Starting Bid: $20 – Bid Increment: $5
  • Andrew Ference signed Photo & Puck
    Value: $15 – Starting Bid: $10 – Bid Increment: $5
  • Framed NHL Team Goalie Mask Picture
    Value: $10 – Starting Bid: $10 – Bid Increment: $5
  • St. Louis Blues Player Cards 1990-91, signed by Brett Hull
    Value: $10 – Starting Bid: $10 – Bid Increment: $5

Huntsville Experiences

  • University Fitness Center 1-year membership
    Value: $650 – Starting Bid: $350 – Bid Increment: $25
  • The Ledges Country Club 4 rounds of Golf + Lunch
    Value: $400 – Starting Bid: $300 – Bid Increment: $10
  • Burning Tree Country Club 4 rounds of golf
    Value: $225 – Starting Bid: $150 – Bid Increment: $10
  • Bruegger’s Bagel Shop 2012 Bottomless Beverage Mug
    Value: $130 – Starting Bid: $65 – Bid Increment: $5
  • Dreamland Bar-B-Q – 4 Slabs of Ribs
    Value: $80 – Starting Bid: $50 – Bid Increment: $5
  • Nick Saban signed University of Alabama Football Cap
    Value: $75 – Starting Bid: $50 – Bid Increment: $5
  • Hooters – 50 Free wings
    Value: $35 – Starting Bid: $20 – Bid Increment: $5

UAH Memorabilia / Experiences

  • Mac Roy game-worn road blue #12 jersey
    Value: $120 – Starting Bid: $80 – Bid Increment: $10
  • Justin Cseter game-worn home white #26 jersey
    Value: $120 – Starting Bid: $80 – Bid Increment: $10
  • Sebastian Geoffrion game-worn home white #22 jersey
    Value: $120 – Starting Bid: $80 – Bid Increment: $10
  • Warrior hockey stick
    Value: $200 – Starting Bid: $100 – Bid Increment: $5
  • Bench Assistant for one game next season (must be 10 or older)
    Value: $30 – Starting Bid: $30 – Bid Increment: $5

Live Auction

  • UAH Hockey package: Ice Suite, Catered food (hot dogs, popcorn, pop), game program, 10 Chuck-a-Pucks, free parking
    Value: $200 – Starting Bid: $130 – Bid Increment: $10
  • Two (2) Alabama Football tickets for a game in the 2012 season, courtesy of Dr. Altenkirch
    Value: $100 – Starting Bid: $100 – Bid Increment: $10
  • Clarke Saunders game-worn home white #33 jersey
    Value: $100 – Starting Bid: $100 – Bid Increment: $10
  • Tom Durnie game-worn road blue #24 jersey
    Value: $100 – Starting Bid: $100 – Bid Increment: $10
  • Curtis deBruyn game-worn home white #23 jersey
    Value: $100 – Starting Bid: $100 – Bid Increment: $10

Player Auction
Have dinner with your favorite Charger player!

  • Sebastian & Brice Geoffrion – Starting Bid: $100 – Bid Increment: $10
  • Clarke Saunders – Starting Bid: $100 – Bid Increment: $10
  • Craig Pierce & Kyle Lysaght – Starting Bid: $100 – Bid Increment: $10
  • Curtis deBruyn – Starting Bid: $100 – Bid Increment: $10
  • Jamie Easton – Starting Bid: $100 – Bid Increment: $10
  • Tom Durnie – Starting Bid: $100 – Bid Increment: $10

2012 Hockey Banquet

Coach Luongo wanted us to pass this along:

Dear Charger Faithful,

The UAH Hockey Awards Banquet will be upon this Friday, April 20th at 6 pm at the University Center on the UAH campus, and we want you to be there! If you have not responded and you wish to attend, please do so ASAP. You can send notice of your joining us to Chris.Luongo@uah.edu. You can pay the $25 that night by credit card or check. We need to have some final numbers for food orders so please respond Tuesday, April 17th . UAH President Dr. Robert Altenkirch will be joining us and will be giving us the latest status on UAH Hockey and league membership. It will be a special event for our fans and our Student-Athletes. I look forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely,

Chris Luongo

I’ll be there. I hope to see you there!

It’s over.

All faculty, staff, and students received this memo just now.

M E M O R A N D U M

TO: UAHuntsville Community

FROM: Malcolm Portera, President

RE: UAHuntsville Ice Hockey Program

DATE: October 24, 2011

I want to share with you a decision that has been made following months of careful study. As a result of a financial analysis of our athletic program, and numerous conversations I have had with athletic directors, university presidents and commissioners of Division I ice hockey programs, it has become obvious that, for the best interest of this university, our athletic department and the ice hockey program, we move the team from the Division I level back to its original classification as a club sport at the end of the 2011-2012 season.

In this economic environment universities must examine the value of every dollar we spend, and we must view every option to use those funds for the betterment of the entire campus. The cost savings from this move will allow the university to enhance the operating budgets of the other 15 sports on campus, provide more student aid to a greater number of student-athletes, and, at the same time, enable us to increase our investment in high-demand academic programs to better position UAHuntsville for future growth.

I met with the players and coaches this morning to pledge the university’s full assistance to the student-athletes participating in our ice hockey program. We will continue to honor the scholarship commitment made to these students, and if a student-athlete chooses to transfer to another program, we will provide help in making that relocation as seamless as possible. Coaches will remain on our staff through May 31, 2012, and the university will assist them in their endeavors to seek future employment.

Charger ice hockey will very much remain a part of the culture of this university and the community. However, the opportunity to save the hockey program is much improved by reverting to a club team status. We appreciate the understanding of the campus, the university’s athletic supporters and the community, and we look forward to a robust hockey presence in the years to come.

My affiliation with UAH Hockey ends as of the end of the final game on Saturday, February 25th. Expect little to no coverage here, on Facebook, or on Twitter in the interim. [If you want to cover the maybe-happening-but-probably-not club team using this domain, get in touch.] Like most Charger fans, my focus right now is on spending the time that we have left with our coaches and student-athletes. Charger hockey fans are community members, alumni, and current students. In some sense we “root for laundry”, but that always stops the moment you take the time to shake hands and talk for just a little bit.

The school has done these men a disservice in cannibalizing the Division 1 hockey program to support our Division 2 sports, but it is their place to do so and we cannot stop them. I know most of the coaches of the remaining programs and wish their student-athletes continued success. My opinion as both an alumnus and current student was that the university should increase investment in all of our athletics programs. I sincerely hope that no other sports are put on the chopping block. I firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics serves two great purposes: educating student-athletes and building a sense of community within and outside the school. UAH needs that community as much as any school I know, and today is a loss for the UAH community.