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gfmorris
11-01-2013, 04:24 PM
Coach confirmed at lunch that Carmine Guerriero will get the start tonight. Whoever is in net, the boys have to keep the team defense solid on Friday night. Limit the Grade A chances and let the goalie make a save when you have to.

In looking at the line chart, Ferris is a small team. If they're fast, they'll probably beat us to some pucks, but if it becomes a struggle-fest, I think that we have the upper hand. Only one defenseman in the lineup (Zach Dorer) is taller than 5'10". Huff-Kane-Adams is a big line for them, but they don't have lot of guys past Justin DeMartino that will give Anderson White a physical time of things. I'd look for Carlson and White to get a lot of time against those two lines, with them probably getting the edge against Kane's line while letting Strukoff and Reinhardt get some of the top minutes. From a size perspective, Koshey and Misuraca will get some time against forwards closer to their size, which should leave them fresher to weave their offensive magic. When everything is going right, our strength is our D-corps.

I just want to see a better team defensive effort tonight and a few 5x5 goals.

GFM

UAHStatman
11-02-2013, 10:49 PM
Man. Exciting, yes, and another nice rebound from a disastrous Friday, but...gah!
http://uahhockey.com/blog/2013/11/02/ferris-state-3-uah-2/

Oh, well. Keep plugging.

gfmorris
11-02-2013, 11:50 PM
See, Larose isn't terrible.

GFM

UAHStatman
11-06-2013, 12:16 PM
UAH is heading to Alaska for the first time in 20 years, so I wrote a piece for uahhockey.com about the time this was a regular thing.

A volcanic eruption is involved.

http://uahhockey.com/blog/2013/11/06/uah-returns-to-the-last-frontier/

gfmorris
11-10-2013, 04:19 PM
Dumb penalties, poor puck possession, and atrocious penalty kills ended the boys' chances on Saturday night. I try to not be critical of our student-athletes, but what I just wrote isn't anything that they don't already know. I see them getting better in spots — that first period last night as good, even though I don't think that was a goal for us — but man, that third was hard to watch. I still have hope that it will get better.

GFM

COHockey
11-11-2013, 11:29 AM
I did not get to see anything but listened to Saturday's game. I think RULE #1 should be Stay out of the box. Has the team's conditioning improved since season start or do they still seem a bit "winded" by the end of the game?

UAHStatman
11-11-2013, 11:57 AM
I did not get to see anything but listened to Saturday's game. I think RULE #1 should be Stay out of the box. Has the team's conditioning improved since season start or do they still seem a bit "winded" by the end of the game?

I don't know. This series was odd in that we got blown out on Saturday instead of Friday. I would think if they were getting winded at the end this would be the rule and not the exception, even if the series was in Alaska.

This still amazes me: UAH has had four leads this season in eight games for a total of 3 minutes and 9 seconds. That means the opponent ties the game up an average of just 47 seconds after UAH takes the lead. There's got to be a lesson in there, too.

UAHStatman
11-12-2013, 11:39 AM
Geof wrote this article interviewing our seniors, and how the instability of the past four years has affected them.
http://uahhockey.com/blog/2013/11/12/2013-14-seniors/

This weekend the boys host St. Cloud State. At No. 3, the Huskies will be the highest-ranked Division I team to ever visit Huntsville. And, of course, Nic Dowd's coming home.

Promos: FRIDAY -- Kids 12 and under get in free with a canned food item. SATURDAY -- First 1,000 fans get a pair of UAH Chargers thundersticks.

St. Cloud State coach Bob Motzko will be the guest at the Blue Line Club luncheon at the Varsity Hall at Spragins Hall. Friday at noon, $8 at the door, free if you're a BLC member.

Spread the word, y'all! :)

gfmorris
11-12-2013, 12:28 PM
I did not get to see anything but listened to Saturday's game. I think RULE #1 should be Stay out of the box. Has the team's conditioning improved since season start or do they still seem a bit "winded" by the end of the game?

It's better, but that's something that's hard to improve mid-season. That said, I think it was a mental thing in those first two weekends.

GFM

gfmorris
11-15-2013, 11:43 PM
So we're 1-36-1 in our last 38 D-I contests. But if you want to feel better, one of the two 11-12 wins was against Denver, who we had no business beating.

Okay, everyone go back to crying in your beer.

GFM

Bronzebacks
11-16-2013, 12:06 AM
So we're 1-36-1 in our last 38 D-I contests. But if you want to feel better, one of the two 11-12 wins was against Denver, who we had no business beating.

Okay, everyone go back to crying in your beer.

GFM

Keep your head up Chargers. I think SCSU fans know that we owe UAH a debt of gratitude. UAH had a major influence in our Captain Nic Dowd. Without UAH hockey, we might be missing one hell of a hockey player and even a better person from our roster. For those that do not realize the value of DI hockey at smaller or in non-traditional hockey markets, take note. Such programs have a huge impact at the grass roots level.

Charger hockey has been in some rough waters in recent times. Hope to see your program smooth sailing in the near future.

gfmorris
11-16-2013, 12:23 AM
If you were watching from Minnesota, I want to apologize for my broadcast. I should have been in bed watching along with you.

GFM

wsp67326
11-16-2013, 11:10 PM
Cam Talbot shut out Montreal tonight 1-0; first Rangers shut out in Montreal since 1967.

UAHStatman
11-17-2013, 07:41 AM
Saturday's game was just fun, despite the loss. Of course, anything compared to Friday would be fun. The Chargers made some plays and Matt Larose was great. It was nice to also see Regan Soquila and Stephen McKenna find the net.

gfmorris
11-17-2013, 12:17 PM
If the boys had pulled that one off, I would have been banned from the arena (I was sick) and from watching the games (I was too tired to focus; see also: sick). I'm kinda glad that didn't happen, but "the worst team in college hockey" knocking off #3/4 would've been so, so sweet.

GFM

davyd83
11-17-2013, 05:48 PM
Any Huntsville fans making the trip to Northern Michigan?

gfmorris
11-17-2013, 08:44 PM
Any Huntsville fans making the trip to Northern Michigan?

If only.

GFM <— enjoyed Marquette the last time he was there for hockey.

GetOutDaKitchin
11-21-2013, 10:22 AM
Very excited to see another commit in Joey Marooney brother of current freshmen forward Cody. Does anyone know if he is committed for 2014-2015? Doing a little research on the kid, he's listed at 5'8 165, was born in 96, and plays for Team Southwest in Upper Midwest HS Elite League (arguably the best high school hockey league in the U.S. Each team essentially has their roster filled with the best players from certain areas of MN, ND, and WI) and for Holy Family Catholic. Neat to have two brothers playing together at UAH. Perhaps this signing indicates the opening of another pipeline into prestigious MN High School Hockey.

We can steal away some really good players from the more established programs who want these MN kids to play a year or two of junior before coming to school by offering them to come in right away. Ivy League schools in the ECAC have been successfully doing it for years. Great to see.

gfmorris
11-21-2013, 10:47 AM
I'm not sure. I'd guess 14-15. I can ask via Twitter. The early NLI window closed on Wednesday, and Athletics told me that you only sign NLIs for guys coming in the next school year, which is why they hadn't seen anything on Teddy Rotenberger (15-16 at the earliest). We know that Max McHugh signed his NLI from a twitpic (and I confirmed that with an unnamed source in Athletics). I don't have a handle on Knight, Smits, or Marooney. I do know that Athletics plans on doing a press release about McHugh and whoever else has signed NLIs, either late this week or early next. I'd bet on the latter.

GFM <— hoping that MN pipeline is cracked open, too...

boblav1
11-21-2013, 10:52 AM
Very excited to see another commit in Joey Marooney brother of current freshmen forward Cody. Does anyone know if he is committed for 2014-2015? Doing a little research on the kid, he's listed at 5'8 165, was born in 96, and plays for Team Southwest in Upper Midwest HS Elite League (arguably the best high school hockey league in the U.S. Each team essentially has their roster filled with the best players from certain areas of MN, ND, and WI) and for Holy Family Catholic. Neat to have two brothers playing together at UAH. Perhaps this signing indicates the opening of another pipeline into prestigious MN High School Hockey.

We can steal away some really good players from the more established programs who want these MN kids to play a year or two of junior before coming to school by offering them to come in right away. Ivy League schools in the ECAC have been successfully doing it for years. Great to see.

The Heisenberg site is showing a new recruit for 2015 or 2016:
Russian Ivan Bondarenko-LW (5'9 150 6/25/97) plays for West Sound (NPHL)

http://norpacleague.stats.pointstreak.com/playerpage.html?playerid=7178658&seasonid=11546

http://www.pointstreaksites.com/view/norpac/nphl-news/news_99557

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoPLTHefMmmTdHkwbDlIemR5c2dGSXZveWF3OWNJZ VE#gid=0
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