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    UAH Hockey 2018-19

    This will be UAH's 34th season of varsity hockey and 40th (!) overall. This is the 26th season in Division I (21st since rejoining in 1998), and the sixth in the WCHA.

    The 2018-19 schedule (home games in bold):

    Oct. 6-7 at Miami
    Oct. 12 at Colorado College
    Oct. 13 at Denver
    Oct. 19-20 vs. Arizona State
    Oct. 26-27 vs. Lake Superior State*
    Nov. 2-3 vs. Michigan Tech*

    Nov. 16-17 at Alaska*
    Dec. 1-2 vs. Bowling Green*
    Dec. 7-8 at Bemidji State*
    Dec. 14-15 at Michigan Tech*
    Dec. 28-29 Catamount Cup (at Vermont, vs. Northeastern)
    Jan. 4-5 vs. Ferris State*
    Jan. 11-12 at Lake Superior State*
    Jan. 18-19 vs. Alaska Anchorage*
    Jan. 25-26 vs. Alaska*

    Feb. 1-2 at Minnesota State*
    Feb. 8-9 vs. Northern Michigan*
    Feb. 22-23 at Ferris State*
    March 1-2 at Bowling Green*

    The roster: http://www.uahchargers.com/roster.aspx?path=mhockey
    Additions: https://uahchargers.com/news/2018/9/...-19-squad.aspx

    Roster breakdown:

    Seniors: 8 (Dunn, Gorowsky, Gosselin, Knight, Öhrvall, Teets, Theut, Wilcox)
    Juniors: 4 (Beaulieu, James, Rappleyea, Salerno)
    Sophomores: 8 (Astorino, Dodson, Merkley, Rajic, Rotenberger, Sinclair, Wood, Wunder)
    Freshmen: 8 (Allen, Chen, Finnson, Jeffers, Lennon, Neudecker, Newton, Thompson)

    Forwards: 15
    Defensemen: 10
    Goaltenders: 3

    Lost: 9 (Buri, Champagne, Kestner, Larson, McHugh, Parker, Poulsen, Saulnier, Uhelski). All but Poulsen (eligibility) and Larson (transfer) were seniors.
    Transferred in: 2 (Öhrvall, from RPI; Theut, from Northeastern)

    Last season, the Chargers were 12-23-2 overall and 10-16-2 in the WCHA. UAH finished in seventh place, losing to Northern Michigan in the WCHA quarterfinals in three games.
    Michael Napier - UAH '97
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    U.S. National Club Champions - 1982, 1983, 1984
    NCAA Division II National Champions - 1996, 1998
    CHA Regular Season Champions - 2001, 2003
    CHA Tournament Champions - 2007, 2010

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    Re: UAH Hockey 2018-19

    I think that the goaltending situation is the huge question for this team: Sinclair couldn't unseat Uhelski last year despite BCHL numbers (even as an overage player) that indicated that he would likely hold his own at this level. Before you give me the "Cam Talbot was awful his freshman year" speech, Sinclair isn't 6'3" and wasn't putting up .900+ SV% until he moved to the GOJHL. Astorino couldn't crack the lineup, and Theut didn't get in much time at Northeastern. We may have three fantastic guys, but we just don't know.

    I like the progress that I've seen over the last few years, but those first few weeks could be tough. They need an identity by December when they get to that vBG - @Bemidji - @Tech run to finish the conference slate for 2018. If they're somewhere north of 16 points out of a maximum 36 by then, I feel really good about the second half.

    Maybe I'll make a home game this year!

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