is looking for writers!, created to provide in-depth coverage of Charger hockey, runs on the contributions of unpaid volunteers. We’re looking for writing help for the 2017-18 season!

If you would like to help out, here’s what we need. No experience is necessary: All you need just a passion for UAH hockey.

Home game coverage

We need staff writers to attend UAH home games at the Von Braun Center. Responsibilities include:

  • Attending and covering games from the press box in a professional manner.
  • Attending post-game interview sessions with players and staff.
  • Submitting a game story in a timely fashion following the game.

Columns and features

We are open to having regular features or columns on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. These can include:

  • Weekend series wrap-ups
  • Recruiting news
  • WCHA and/or NCAA news

If you are interested or have any questions or suggestions, please email Geof Morris at or Michael Napier at

Hoof Beats: T-minus 30 days

As of this writing, there are 30 days until the boys open the season in Boston against the Northeastern Huskies. It is time to get ready for hockey goodness!

You can probably tell that we’ve spruced up the site a bit. Hopefully you’ll enjoy our changes as we enter this new era of Charger hockey. We’ll be adding more as we get closer to the opening faceoff.

For now, here’s some news and notes about your Chargers, in case you missed it:

Have you ordered your season tickets yet? Prior season ticket holders should re-new your seats by September 24 in order to get our tickets mailed in time for our home opener (vs. Bemidji State on October 25). Also note that season tickets come with memberships to the Blue Line Club. All the information and order forms are on our tickets and Blue Line Club pages.

Huntsville native commits: Ted Rotenberger, a defenseman who grew up in the Rocket City, has a verbal commitment to UAH and is expected to play for the Chargers in 2015. Rotenberger plays for the TPH Thunder AAA U-18 midget program run by former Charger Nathan Bowen.

Gnash is coming: UAH hockey’s ties with the Nashville Predators continue. Gnash, the Preds’ mascot, will appear for the Chargers’ home opener against Bemidji.

In the community: Craig Pierce, Frank Misuraca, and Anderson White spent some quality time reading to kids at Blossomwood Elementary in Huntsville. Check out photos here, here, here, and here.

Brice to wear 57: If you’ve seen the new season’s roster, you’ll notice senior Brice Geoffrion has a new, non-traditional number, a rarity at UAH. But Geoffrion wearing 57 this season is special: The numbers honor his Hall of Fame, Montreal Canadien ancestors.  The 5 is for his grandfather, Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion, and the 7 is for his great-grandfather, Howie Morenz. Before his retirement, Brice’s brother Blake wore 57 after he was traded to Montreal in 2012.

Sebastian in Predators camp: Sebastian Geoffrion, who was at the Predators’ rookie camp last week, was to start training camp with the team today on a tryout agreement.

Going Forward

You’ll have noticed that we’ve been busy in the last couple of weeks in the run-up to our first four home games. Y’all can ready the schedule just as well as I can: it’s seven weeks between home games for us, as the boys start this weekend at St. Cloud State for six straight road weekends. While we’ll be doing Catching the Game posts and some recaps of road games as our schedules permit, things will necessarily slow down here for a little bit.

But with that said, we want to know what you want to see from us. Some ideas that are rough plans: catching up with former Chargers; video interviews with current players; interviews with Coach Kleinendorst and Dr. Brophy about the state of the program. You may have ideas that we haven’t even thought of! That’s why we’ve opened this post to comments if you catch us on the Web; I’m sure that we’ll see some traffic on Facebook and Twitter, too. We earnestly request your feedback.

The Program Desperately Needs Your Help

Friends, we’re in a bad state. Interim UAH president Mack Portera has taken it on himself to take the steps to kill our beloved hockey program. It’s certainly expensive, and we all know how tough the going’s been the last few years. We’ve just gotten in the last month the amount of yearly support needed — $500k. That’s a lot of money, and maybe we don’t get it, but until August, we did not know how much we needed to raise. Now Portera sits poised to kill the program before we’ve had the first chance to figure out how to bring in the money.

Tell him no. Tell him to keep the program going until we can figure out how to make this work.

Please tell your friends as well. You can keep up with the Save UAH Hockey movement on the Web, Facebook, and Twitter. There will be more information on how you can help us over the coming days. Your help is truly needed, as your numbers will give rise to the notion that this program should continue on and thrive.

Thank you for your time.