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wsp67326
09-17-2010, 07:19 PM
Okay, Paula, you noted that the fears of the BTHC were the major reason UAH was treated poorly by the CCHA. Well, now that it appears the BTHC will come to fruition, what now? Is DI hockey going to contract or will teams remain viable to actually grow? Of course, if Illinois and Indiana, heck even Iowa, enter the landscape, it will clearly grow (or stay static number wise); but, what of the "little" guys currently in the WCHA and the CCHA? At least the Chargers appear to have at least some semblance of a future (albeit, in the short term) and thus may be able to weather the coming storm better than others (as long as some teams agree to travel to Huntsville to play, of course). I'd say this is an exciting time for college hockey, but, being a long-time UAH supporter, I just cannot agree. If support and desire to field a program are such a problem with other schools, why treat a team like UAH with such flippancy? Bully for the Nittany Lions, here, as they have an angel to swoop in and provide the impetus to get a DI program off the ground. Forget, though, that a good program south of the Mason-Dixon line has been competitive for quite a while now and hasn't folded (despite the apparent desire for such an outcome from a large number of DI schools and supporters), yet. Oh well, I vent, therefor I am...

dondowski60
09-17-2010, 08:13 PM
Okay, Paula, you noted that the fears of the BTHC were the major reason UAH was treated poorly by the CCHA. Well, now that it appears the BTHC will come to fruition, what now? Is DI hockey going to contract or will teams remain viable to actually grow? Of course, if Illinois and Indiana, heck even Iowa, enter the landscape, it will clearly grow (or stay static number wise); but, what of the "little" guys currently in the WCHA and the CCHA? At least the Chargers appear to have at least some semblance of a future (albeit, in the short term) and thus may be able to weather the coming storm better than others (as long as some teams agree to travel to Huntsville to play, of course). I'd say this is an exciting time for college hockey, but, being a long-time UAH supporter, I just cannot agree. If support and desire to field a program are such a problem with other schools, why treat a team like UAH with such flippancy? Bully for the Nittany Lions, here, as they have an angel to swoop in and provide the impetus to get a DI program off the ground. Forget, though, that a good program south of the Mason-Dixon line has been competitive for quite a while now and hasn't folded (despite the apparent desire for such an outcome from a large number of DI schools and supporters), yet. Oh well, I vent, therefor I am...

Keep venting, I love it! I don't remember seeing Penn State put up the numbers in Club Hockey like UAH did! We did it with all local talent, all the guys that I can remember were from or in and around Huntsville. Thus our hockey program started! I can only hope that schools will continue to come and maybe one day one of UAH's supporters will win a big lottery and then we can have an "Arena of Dreams" and if we build one they will come( a conference)!!!!

huskyfan
09-18-2010, 10:24 PM
I feel your pain

ronmexico
09-18-2010, 11:47 PM
It’s been a rough night… But I watched Iowa suck it up against – I think – Missouri State today… The hockey I witnessed sucked balls… Just like any team from State College!