Alaska 6, UAH 1

Cody Kunyk and Jared Larson each scored two goals to lead Alaska (12-12-4, 9-11-2 WCHA) over UAH (1-26-1, 1-16-1 WCHA), 6-1.  Carmine Guerriero (43 sv) took the loss to fall to 1-13-0 on the season.  This weekend was disappointing for the Chargers and a step back in the season’s progression.

The Chargers’ goal came when freshman forward Stephen McKenna (South Boston, Mass.) looped into the slot from the tight-wing side and took a shot on net that bounced around a couple of times off of bodies and equipment before floating in front of freshman forward Brent Fletcher (New Westminster, British Columbia), who slashed the puck through the air and past Sean Cahill (13 sv).

The Chargers will miss Super Bowl XLVIII as they travel back from Alaska.  They will travel to Michigan Tech next weekend to serve as the guest for Winter Carnival.  Alaska will travel to Houghton the following weekend.

Hoof Beats: Dressing up for the party

Photo by Gemini Athletic Wear

Photo by Gemini Athletic Wear

Two days until the boys face Northeastern in Boston. When you watch the games this weekend, this is what they’ll be wearing. Gemini Athletic, which designs many uniforms in Division I, unveiled the away blues on Tuesday.

There are some differences from the away jerseys worn during the second half of last season. The shoulders are no longer black, and the interlocking UAH has been replaced with a horseshoe. The font on the front has changed and the player number is on the front for the first time. And, of course, we have the WCHA logo.

Coaches show: TONIGHT at Drake’s (4800 Whitesburg Drive, Suite 14), UAH hockey will be hosting a live call-in show on 97.7 The Zone from 7-8 p.m. Coaches Mike Corbett and Gavin Morgan will be there to take your questions and talk about the upcoming season. Free handouts will be available, as well as chances to win FlexTix packages. If you can’t make it, tune to 97.7 FM or listen online.

Conversations: Corbett and Jeff Vanderlugt discuss preparations for the new season:

Corbett and Ben Reinhardt also went on WAAY Channel 31 to talk Charger hockey (about one minute in after the Huntsville Stars story):

Commitment: Max McHugh, a forward for Dubuque of the United States Hockey League, announced his verbal commitment to UAH on Tuesday. McHugh will join the Chargers in 2014. “It’s an up-and-coming team that has a potential to make history and become something big,” McHugh told Mike McMahon in an interview for College Hockey News.

Community: C.J. Groh, Craig Pierce, Matt Salhany, and Stephen McKenna visited Huntsville Hospital on Tuesday for their Chargers Crew program. The kids were recognized as part of the team off the ice.