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UAHStatman
12-06-2011, 11:26 PM
Starting new thread with this breaking, good news:

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2011/12/uah_announces_plan_to_bring_ba.html

Statement from the school:


Members of The University of Alabama in Huntsville administration met this evening with hockey supporters, following discussions with Chancellor Malcolm Portera, and came to a consensus to work closely together to pursue institutional and community support to continue UAH hockey at the Division I level.

More to come in the coming days...

Dirty
12-06-2011, 11:41 PM
I am completely opposed to this. Unless Clarke Saunders still transfers, then I don't care.

gfmorris
12-07-2011, 12:26 AM
i am completely opposed to this. Unless clarke saunders still transfers, then i don't care.

roflcopter

gfm

PcFriars13
12-07-2011, 01:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjfUFyY6M&ob=av2n

Ralph Baer
12-07-2011, 02:36 AM
Great news, but won't they have even a tougher time getting a schedule together for next season than they have had the last couple of years?

bigmrg74
12-07-2011, 03:06 AM
Great news, but won't they have even a tougher time getting a schedule together for next season than they have had the last couple of years?
I would think they'll be able to put together something that would resemble a full schedule simply by guilting a few teams into playing a few games with them. It will take some horsetrading around to pull it off, maybe a few schools will have to put off some non-con series for seasons in the future perhaps. But they should be able string together a season, with even a few teams promising to even come to Alabama, or at least Nashville perhaps. Think of all of the good fluff pieces that ESPN will get to slap together half assed to tell the story of southern college hockey and how college hockey banded together to help save it. It sure as heck makes for a better story line than how the host of this seasons frozen four is now dropping the sport.

FlagDUDE08
12-07-2011, 09:06 AM
It's just talk at this point, as the school has committed to nothing. As I said on another thread, this is like going from needing to roll a 13 to needing to roll snake eyes. However, it's a much better situation, because now UAH hockey has a chance.

Continue the good fight. You are in our thoughts and/or prayers.

goldy_331
12-07-2011, 09:12 AM
Good Luck! I hope it comes off, just to p-off Dirty.

UMLFan
12-07-2011, 09:14 AM
I really hope it works out for you guys.

fangers
12-07-2011, 10:29 AM
I am completely opposed to this. Unless Clarke Saunders still transfers, then I don't care.

I would think he'd still be able to, provided he still wanted to.

UML
12-07-2011, 10:33 AM
This is great news!

fangers
12-07-2011, 10:46 AM
It's just talk at this point, as the school has committed to nothing. As I said on another thread, this is like going from needing to roll a 13 to needing to roll snake eyes. However, it's a much better situation, because now UAH hockey has a chance.

Continue the good fight. You are in our thoughts and/or prayers.

Stay of execution, now task is to prove it can be done.

huskyfan
12-07-2011, 10:49 AM
Congrats!!!! Go UAH!

GopherBigGuy911
12-07-2011, 10:55 AM
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sure that if all the schools that are exploring D1 hockey get the go ahead - UAH WILL FIND A GOOD HOME. :-)

brassbonanza
12-07-2011, 11:02 AM
Wouldn't the main road block be finding a conference?

beaverhockeyfan
12-07-2011, 12:29 PM
I would think he'd still be able to, provided he still wanted to.

This is what I have heard:

If the program stays around, he would have to sit out a year under the transfer rules and lose a year of eligiblity. That would leave him with one year left, unless he still has his redshirt year (which I don't know). If the program folds, he would be eligible right away and have two years left.

fangers
12-07-2011, 12:29 PM
Wouldn't the main road block be finding a conference?

It wouldn't surprise me that some conversations with a conference(s) have been going on behind the scenes already, as I strongly doubt the administration would be willing to do this without feeling pretty good that a conference spot was there - provided they align on the finances with the local group and whatever criteria/requirements a conference would have. And I'm sure that finalizing such an arrangement is one of the key points in the ongoing conversations, because it makes no sense to revive things without a conference to play in.

JDUBBS1280
12-07-2011, 12:34 PM
I am completely opposed to this. Unless Clarke Saunders still transfers, then I don't care.

Do you really believe he can salvage your fledgeling program?

Sad times when UND is reduced to fighting over (and worrying about) scraps.

JDUBBS1280
12-07-2011, 12:35 PM
I would think he'd still be able to, provided he still wanted to.

He would have to sit out a year then though.

EDIT: Sorry Beaver, just noticed you already pointed this out.

fangers
12-07-2011, 12:45 PM
He would have to sit out a year then though.

EDIT: Sorry Beaver, just noticed you already pointed this out.

Not necessarily. Technically they have been released and encouraged by the coaching staff to pursue thier options. His verbal came at a time when he was released - the coaches send out release forms to any schools that ask for them (or that a player asked for). The program still has not yet been revived. Worst case, an one time transfer waiver can be applied for - hard to see that not getting approved under these circumstances.