Apr 252016
 
Chad Brears

Chad Brears was this season’s Charger of the Year. (Photo by UAH Athletics/Doug Eagan)

On Thursday, the Chargers held their end-of-season banquet at Spragins Hall, honoring the 2015-16 squad and looking forward to next season.

The Chargers’ Most Valuable Player was Max McHugh. The sophomore led UAH in points for the second straight season, scoring 22 points on seven goals and 15 assists.

Senior Frank Misuraca was named the team’s Defensive Player of the Year for the second time. The alternate captain was second on the club with 63 blocked shots. He had an even plus-minus rating and scored one goal with four assists for five points.

The Freshman of the Year was Adam Wilcox. In 33 games played, Wilcox was tied for the team among freshmen with four goals, including one power play and one shorthanded tally. He finished with nine points on the season.

The Charger of the Year award, which goes to the player who exemplifies what it means to be a UAH Charger, went to Chad Brears. The senior and alternate captain from Cold Lake, Alberta led the Chargers in goals this season with nine, and was third on the team in assists (10) and second in points (19). He also led UAH in plus-minus (+6).

Sign up for the Frenchy Open: The 2016 UAH Hockey Frenchy Open will tee off at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 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. 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 shirt and hat, refreshments, and dinner. Full four-player teams can register for $600.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, can call 256-824-2485 or email Nick Laurila.

In addition, there will be an UAH alumni hockey game at the Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex in Huntsville on June 24 at 7 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.

Rappleyea commits: Sean Rappleyea of South Amboy, N.J. committed to the Chargers for the 2016-17 season last week. The defenseman was an alternate captain this past season for the Ottawa Jr. “A” Senators of the Central Canada Hockey League.

This past season, Rappleyea led the Senators in 35 assists in addition to three goals scored. The CCHL Defenseman of the Year was scored a goal and eight assists in 16 playoffs games as the Senators reached the CCHL championship series.

Jan 112016
 
You can now order a replica version of the blue road/currently home jerseys. (Photo by UAH Athletics/Doug Eagan)

You can now order a replica version of the blue road/currently home jerseys. (Photo by UAH Athletics/Doug Eagan)

Replicas of those beautiful blue UAH hockey road (or, for the rest of this season, home) jerseys are now available for sale.

Adult jerseys are $100 each and youth jerseys are $75 each. All proceeds go to UAH Hockey.

Please contact Nick Laurila at 256-824-2485 or nick.laurila@uah.edu with your size to purchase your jersey.

Robin’s Nest Monogramming and Gifts at 1604 Hughes Road in Madison (256-325-6378) can customize your jersey for a nominal fee.

Oct 212015
 

UAH will be auctioning off this season’s game-worn 1996 replica jerseys during Friday and Saturday night’s games against Alaska Anchorage at the Von Braun Center.

Winners of the auction will receive the jerseys after the season ends, as the Chargers will continue to wear them throughout the 20th anniversary of the 1995-96 Division II national championship team.

Bidding for the jerseys will end at the start of the second period Saturday night. Payment will be required at the end of the auction for the winners. Jerseys will not be given out Saturday night.

The Chargers host Alaska Anchorage to open WCHA play on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The 1995-96 NCAA Division II champions will be honored during the first intermission on Saturday. The first 500 kids 12 and under at Saturday’s game will receive a free 1996 replica kids jersey.

Aug 042015
 
Carmine Guerriero makes a save as Brent Fletcher chases the puck against Alaska Anchorage in the 2014-15 season.

Catch Carmine Guerriero and Brent Fletcher as the Chargers host 18 games this season and work their way up the WCHA standings. (Photo by UAH Athletics)

Hockey’s coming, y’all.

Season tickets for the 2015-16 season, UAH’s 31st season of varsity hockey and 37th overall, are on sale now. Reserve seating in the lower bowl of Von Braun Center’s Propst Arena is $199 for 18 home games this season — up $7 from last season but with two more games.

FlexTix packages are all back at the same rate. For $99, you’ll get 10 tickets to any 10 games you choose.

Blue Line Club information was also released. Consider making a tax-deductible donation to Charger hockey and get many great benefits. In addition to receiving multiple season tickets and FlexTix packs, you’ll get VIP parking, 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 open the season on Oct. 9 and 10 at the VBC against the Connecticut Huskies of Hockey East, followed by Homecoming weekend on Oct. 23 and 24 in their WCHA openers against Alaska-Anchorage.

Press release from UAHChargers.com

Apr 032015
 

The 2015 UAH Hockey Frenchy Open presented by CNTS Investments LLC will tee off at 1 p.m. on June 6 at Huntsville Country Club.

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. 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 polo shirt, refreshments, and dinner. Full four-player teams can register for $600.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, can call 256-824-2485 or email Nick Laurila.

In addition, there will be an UAH alumni hockey game at the Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex in Huntsville on June 5 at 7 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.