Aug 112017
 

Season tickets and Blue Line Club memberships for the 2017-18 season are now available. Existing BLC members should be receiving renewal brochures in the mail.

The price for season tickets remains the same as last year at $192 for 14 home games. FlexTix packages, a set of 10 tickets that can be used for any game you choose, return for a price of $99.

The Blue Line Club is the UAH hockey booster club. Members get many great benefits, including multiple season tickets and FlexTix packs, VIP parking at the VBC, VBC hospitality room access, coaches’ luncheons, special events, and more.

For more information, order tickets, or join the Blue Line Club, call 256-UAH-PUCK (256-824-7825). Or, download and return the Blue Line Club and season ticket brochure.

Tickets to individual games will be available through Ticketmaster and the Von Braun Center box office at a later date. Check back on our tickets page for updates.

The Chargers start the season with four straight road series, beginning with Notre Dame on Oct. 6-7. The home opening series is Nov. 10-11 against Alaska Anchorage.

May 262017
 

More changes have been made to UAH’s 2017-18 hockey schedule, the Chargers announced on Friday.

UAH will travel to Ithaca, N.Y., on Oct. 27-28 to play ECAC opponent Cornell. The Big Red finished this season with a 21-9-5 overall record and a 13-4-5 ECAC mark. Cornell lost in the ECAC championship game to Harvard, and lost to UMass Lowell in the NCAA Northeast Regional semifinal.

The Chargers’ home series with Northern Michigan has been moved from Oct. 27-28 to Feb. 3-4. That will be a Saturday-Sunday series with the puck drop for the Sunday game at 3:07 p.m.

UAH’s visit to NMU has been moved from that February wekeend to the first weekend in December.

UAH’s schedule now stands at 34 games, with 14 at the Von Braun Center, all WCHA games. The Chargers will play eight on the road, then six at home, then 12 on the road, then eight at home. The 12-game road swing will tie the longest in UAH history, first set in 2012-13.

UAH confirmed Monday’s announcement by Arizona State that its series with the Sun Devils this season has been moved to Tempe. ASU will visit Huntsville in the 2018-19 season.

 

May 222017
 

Arizona State announced Monday that it and UAH have swapped the home-and-home series for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

The Chargers were to play the Sun Devils at the Von Braun Center on Dec. 2-3. That series will now be played at Oceanside Ice Arena in Tempe, Arizona, on Nov. 3-4.

ASU will now visit Huntsville early in the 2018-19 season, on Oct. 19-20, 2018.

Arizona State was the only non-WCHA home series this coming season. UAH will have no non-conference games at home for the second straight year.

May 122017
 

The 2017 UAH Hockey Frenchy Open will tee off at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 24 at Hampton Cove Golf Course.

The golf tournament is the program’s biggest summer fundraising event. The tournament layout will be a four-player scramble with prizes going to the top three teams and individual winners. Raffle and door prizes will be available.

Register online to reserve your spot. Registration per player is $150, which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, a UAH Hockey souvenir, refreshments, and dinner. Full four-player teams can register for $600.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, contact assistant coach Matty Thomas at 256-824-2989 or matthew.thomas@uah.edu.

In addition, there will be an UAH alumni hockey game at the Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex in Huntsville on June 24 at 6 p.m.

“The Frenchy Open” is named after Charger left wing Jean-Marc Plante, who died in 2001. Also known as “Frenchy,” the Laval, Quebec, native played for UAH from 1988-92, scoring 16 goals and 19 assists in 94 games. Plante worked at the front office of the Florida Panthers and became the athletic marketing director at UAH. A memorial scholarship is awarded in his honor to the Charger hockey player who demonstrates leadership, sportsmanship, and team spirit, and who participates in community and university volunteer service.

Commitments: Bauer Neudecker of the Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL) announced his commitment to UAH. He is expected to join the Chargers in the 2019-20 season.

Neudecker, 18, is a native of St. Louis Park, Minn. He joined the Ice Dogs after scoring 39 goals in his senior season at St. Louis Park High School. With Fairbanks, he scored five goals in 11 regular-season games and three goals in seven playoff games.

Neudecker was selected in the 12th round by Dubuque in Phase II of the USHL draft last week.

Connor Merkley, who will join the Chargers this fall, is a 20-year-old forward coming from the Carleton Place Canadians of the CCHL, where he played with current UAH forward Jordan Larson.

Merkley had 29 goals and 66 points in 61 games for the Canadians this season.

Cole, Luongo reunited at Michigan State: Former UAH coaches will be trying to bring the Michigan State hockey program back into prominence.

Danton Cole, who helmed the Chargers from 2007-10, was named the Spartans’ head coach on. The Chargers won the CHA Tournament title and earned an NCAA Tournament berth under Cole’s watch in 2010, after which Cole left UAH to coach in the U.S. Hockey National Team Development Program.

Chris Luongo, who was an assistant under Cole at UAH and was the head coach from 2010-12, will assist Cole again at Michigan State. Luongo also worked with Cole at the NTDP.

Both Cole and Luongo are MSU alums, playing from 1985-89. They won the 1986 national championship as freshman and made two more Frozen Four appearances in 1987 and 1989.

May 042017
 

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*