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beaverhockeyfan
07-25-2013, 09:15 PM
The thing Frank has going, and it helps A LOT, is that his players are in tip top shape year round, both mentally and physically. Not that other programs' players aren't, but being at a Service Academy is a whole different level.

tnlong
07-26-2013, 01:23 AM
The Bemidji Pioneer is taking a look at the new WCHA. First up, the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers:

http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/content/meet-new-wcha-huntsville-rivalry-back

For those who missed the news (and proving that I read the article to the end),
http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/03/uah_hockey_player_kyle_lysaght.html
http://eastcobb.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/east-cobb-accident-victim-recovering

It's good to see Kyle tweeting
https://twitter.com/lysaghtk
, especially his June 10 tweet.

boblav1
07-26-2013, 12:20 PM
According to Twitter, a new goaltender for the Chargers.


Judd Brackett ‏@Canuckscout - Congratulations to Carmine Guerriero (Hawkesbury) on committing to Alabama-Huntsville @Guerriero33

Carmine was voted CCHL Goalie of the Year and team MVP. He had originally committed to Elmira.

http://centraljuniorhockeyleague.ca/view/hawkesburyhawks/news/news_76523

http://cjhlsite.stats.pointstreak.com/playerpage.html?playerid=5196108&seasonid=9216

gfmorris
07-26-2013, 02:40 PM
John Griggs is a CCHL alumnus. Hopefully that bodes well for young Guerriero. We needed someone after Gruehl was no longer going to be in the mix.

I do have a bit of a concern about the distribution of goaltenders, as we'll have CJ Groh as a senior and two freshmen in Larose and Guerriero. [Chad, it's not too late to change your last name to Gamble. I'll help you with the Clearinghouse.] Perhaps Guerriero or Larose would be able to not play this year (my bet is the newer signee), splitting time with CJ and allowing for a redshirt situation. That said, I expect that Corbett will play whoever is looking the best in practice and will worry about the class distribution later. It was the one thing that worried me about Gregg's departure.

GFM

GetOutDaKitchin
07-26-2013, 07:45 PM
Does anyone know why Gruehl isn't coming back? He showed a lot of promise and kept the tender situation leveled off (Sr., So., Fr.). This Guerriero signing is solid considering the circumstances. One can only hope he continues UAH's strong tender history from the CCHL (Griggs and Saunders).

I have heard rave reviews about Larose, but I hope CJ Groh really steps up and takes the job. He has the pedigree and has stuck with the program through thick and thin. Going to be very interesting to see.

gfmorris
07-26-2013, 09:35 PM
Does anyone know why Gruehl isn't coming back?

I'm sure that there are people who have heard, and I'm equally sure that those people are unwilling to say what they know.

GFM

gfmorris
07-26-2013, 09:37 PM
Different topic, and maybe it's one that I raised. Still, a simple question:

Did you think that we'd survive independence?

I did not. Even when the WCHA had an odd number of teams, I didn't think that we'd get in the league.

There, if I haven't said that before, it's now off of my chest. If I have, I'm just forgetful.

GFM

COHockey
07-26-2013, 10:20 PM
At the 2012 Frozen Four in Tampa I wore my UAH jersey, and I probably got about 80 comments on it, with 60 of them saying sorry for the program to fold (it was saved, for the time being, by that time) so I had to educate 60 people. About 10 out of the 20 and another 10 of the 60 I had more in depth conversations, mainly about the economics of NCAA Division I hockey. I think at that time I decided that I was confident enough for the team to pull through.

I still live in Colorado, and quit traveling to Huntsville on business, so I dropped my season tickets, but I sure hope my support (as little as I could give) did a little something to help save the program. I do know there are those who frequent these UAH threads helped a lot more, and I thank you.

-John <---- wants a 2013-2014 UAH game worn jersey after the season.

MikeAnderson
07-27-2013, 01:44 PM
Did you think that we'd survive independence?
We almost didn't.

If Portera's axe would have fallen, there wouldn't even be the club hockey he promised today.

gfmorris
07-27-2013, 11:01 PM
We almost didn't.

If Portera's axe would have fallen, there wouldn't even be the club hockey he promised today.

Well, yes. But I didn't think that we would before that happened. I thought that the BTHC shakeout would make for openings, and we'd be turned down for all of them.

GFM

tnlong
07-28-2013, 01:52 AM
Different topic, and maybe it's one that I raised. Still, a simple question:

Did you think that we'd survive independence?

I did not. Even when the WCHA had an odd number of teams, I didn't think that we'd get in the league.

There, if I haven't said that before, it's now off of my chest. If I have, I'm just forgetful.

GFM Credit needs to be given to the man with a keen mind (good at math, logic, & $) and insomnia (at least with respect to the UAH hockey problem) who developed the final solution. If Bob Altenkirch's basic solution (a set of equations) hasn't been reported, it would be nice if someone would interview him to get the details. He deserves a ton of credit. However, I'd still be skeptical of our ability to sustain the program if it wasn't for what he was able to do in Newark. http://blog.al.com/breaking/2011/12/altenkirchs_hockey_background.html

UAHStatman
07-28-2013, 02:48 PM
Different topic, and maybe it's one that I raised. Still, a simple question:

Did you think that we'd survive independence?

I did not. Even when the WCHA had an odd number of teams, I didn't think that we'd get in the league.

There, if I haven't said that before, it's now off of my chest. If I have, I'm just forgetful.

GFM

I did until Mr. Harris died, didn't before Dr. Altenkirch took over, and then back-and-forth until January 17, 2013.

gfmorris
07-29-2013, 03:49 PM
Credit needs to be given to the man with a keen mind (good at math, logic, & $) and insomnia (at least with respect to the UAH hockey problem) who developed the final solution. If Bob Altenkirch's basic solution (a set of equations) hasn't been reported, it would be nice if someone would interview him to get the details. He deserves a ton of credit. However, I'd still be skeptical of our ability to sustain the program if it wasn't for what he was able to do in Newark. http://blog.al.com/breaking/2011/12/altenkirchs_hockey_background.html

There were equations? I mean, that doesn't really surprise me, but it's news to me.

GFM

davyd83
07-29-2013, 04:04 PM
Different topic, and maybe it's one that I raised. Still, a simple question:

Did you think that we'd survive independence?

I did not. Even when the WCHA had an odd number of teams, I didn't think that we'd get in the league.

There, if I haven't said that before, it's now off of my chest. If I have, I'm just forgetful.

GFMWithout a conference affiliation, the chances would be slim. Although you are a lot closer than me GFM, I doubt the program would have lasted beyond two more years as an independent. A big tip of the cap to Altenkirch, Brophy, Kleinendorst the boosters and the donors who stepped up to make it happen.

MikeAnderson
08-01-2013, 10:18 AM
They would have been clubbing it.

UAH club ice hockey would not have lasted a full season. Else we would already have UAH club hockey.

tnlong
08-01-2013, 12:16 PM
UAH club ice hockey would not have lasted a full season. Else we would already have UAH club hockey. That would make a good thread. How many schools with D-1 programs also have a club team and do any of them regularly try to coordinate their games with the D1 games (either before or after)? Miami's club team was a regular UAH opponent during the club years.

gfmorris
08-04-2013, 02:17 PM
So let's talk about the team a bit, specifically captains. We lose deBruyn (C), Cseter (A), and Geoffrion (A). Kleinendorst talked about naming up to four captains, but those are the guys that I saw.

Seniors: Geoffrion, Allan, Hagen, Groh. CJ's a goalie, and Hags doesn't play very often, so it's Brice and Alex. I get the sense that they're both widely respected by their teammates. I could see them as co-captains. I'm pretty sure that they'll be wearing letters.

Juniors: Pierce, Reid, Reinhardt, Strukoff, Vanderlugt, Webley. I am strongly biased to Craig (and Kyle, whom I hope will make it back to classes by spring semester). I know that Reinhardt was touted by previous coaches when he was recruited that he'd be a captain for us someday, much in the same way the Curtis and Ryan were before him. We have a bit of a run of junior defensemen as two-year captains, and if that holds true, it's Ben or Graeme.

[For those upperclassmen listed by USCHO that aren't here anymore: Tyler Kotlarz was injured and, I believe, moved back to Michigan. (He's about to get married to a girl I really like, and good on him.) We all know about Kyle. We also all unfortunately know about Lasse.]

Am I missing anything here?

GFM

UAHStatman
08-05-2013, 07:26 PM
So let's talk about the team a bit, specifically captains. We lose deBruyn (C), Cseter (A), and Geoffrion (A). Kleinendorst talked about naming up to four captains, but those are the guys that I saw.

Seniors: Geoffrion, Allan, Hagen, Groh. CJ's a goalie, and Hags doesn't play very often, so it's Brice and Alex. I get the sense that they're both widely respected by their teammates. I could see them as co-captains. I'm pretty sure that they'll be wearing letters.

Juniors: Pierce, Reid, Reinhardt, Strukoff, Vanderlugt, Webley. I am strongly biased to Craig (and Kyle, whom I hope will make it back to classes by spring semester). I know that Reinhardt was touted by previous coaches when he was recruited that he'd be a captain for us someday, much in the same way the Curtis and Ryan were before him. We have a bit of a run of junior defensemen as two-year captains, and if that holds true, it's Ben or Graeme.

[For those upperclassmen listed by USCHO that aren't here anymore: Tyler Kotlarz was injured and, I believe, moved back to Michigan. (He's about to get married to a girl I really like, and good on him.) We all know about Kyle. We also all unfortunately know about Lasse.]

Am I missing anything here?

GFM

No, I think you've got the upperclassmen covered. I'm also interested in who from the sophomores will rise.

D: White, Misuraca, Hickey, Koshey
F: Kendra, Brears, Prince

I find it interesting that the two leading scorers from the freshmen were defensemen: Koshey (2-5-7 in 16 games) and Misuraca (2-4-6 in 20 games).

gfmorris
08-06-2013, 12:00 AM
Now that I think about it, didn't Alex have an A some of the time last year, like maybe on the road jerseys before the mid-season change?

I'm heading to the hockey office tomorrow and will see what I can pass on.

GFM

UAHStatman
08-06-2013, 12:25 PM
Now that I think about it, didn't Alex have an A some of the time last year, like maybe on the road jerseys before the mid-season change?

I'm heading to the hockey office tomorrow and will see what I can pass on.

GFM

Here's a pic of Alex with an A on his home jersey: http://uahhockey.com/blog/2012/10/14/take-a-look-uah-v-mankato-1012-132012/photo-oct-12-7-19-45-pm-1/