Clark Saunders — “Tower of Power”

We all know that Clarke Saunders transferred on over to North Dakota last fall when all the mess went down.  How’s he doing?  College Hockey News has the story:

At the start of the year, Saunders split time with freshman Zane Gothberg. Recently though, he’s earning more and more minutes.

In 10 games, the junior is 5-3-2 with a 2.38 goals-against average and .921 save percentage. Gothberg has started four games.

“I knew the job would basically be open for the two of us to compete for,” Saunders said. “Zane is a freshman and I had some experience, but I knew that we’d be battling for the job. So far it’s really been great competition and I think it will continue to be.”

Get ’em, baldy.

Times article on McCabe as Finlandia comes to town

Budd McLaughlin for The Huntsville Times caught up with Finlandia coach and UAH alum John McCabe ahead of this weekend’s series. Remember, McCabe will be at tomorrow’s coaches’ luncheon. Here was McCabe’s UAH career by the numbers:

  • Three-year left wing for the Chargers from 1995-98. He wore #25.
  • Member of the 1996 and 1998 NCAA Division II championship teams.
  • Scored 35 goals and 53 assists for 88 points in 82 games. At the time, McCabe was 18th in UAH’s career points list and tied for 17th in career assists.
  • Led the team in assists (32) during the ’98 run.

Happy 30th Birthday, Jared Ross!

Jared Ross is perhaps the best-known Charger of all time. Ross highlighted the 2001-10 UAHHockey.com All-Decade Team, and with good reason: 72 goals and 86 assists for 158 points in 133 games played in the #7 jersey. Jared has since played in the UHL, ECHL, AHL, and NHL; he scored his lone NHL goal for the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs. Jared now plays for ERC Ingolstadt in the DEL; last season, he went 23-29—52 for second in team scoring and fourth overall in the league. After this season, he will be a free agent. Happy birthday, Jared!

Happy 31st Birthday, Luke Flaig!

Luke Flaig came to Huntsville from Eden Prairie, MN, via the Chicago Steel and Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL. Flaig was scoreless in ten games before leaving UAH for greener pastures. Happy birthday, Luke!