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1995-96 Alabama-Huntsville Chargers
NCAA Division II National Champions
NCAA Championship Series, W 7-1, 3-0 vs. Bemidji State
Conference Independent
1995-96 Record 26-0-3[1][2]
Home Record 23-0-1
Road Record 3-0-2
Head Coach Doug Ross
Arena Von Braun Civic Center
Seasons
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The 1995-96 Alabama-Huntsville Chargers ice hockey team represented the University of Alabama in Huntsville in the 1995-96 NCAA Division II men's hockey season, winning the national championship. It was the school's first NCAA national championship, following club national championships in 1981-82, 1982-83, and 1983-84. The team was coached by Doug Ross and played their home games at the Von Braun Civic Center.

The Chargers completed the regular season 24-0-3. They were then invited to play the Bemidji State Beavers in a two-game series to determine the Division II National Championship at Huntsville's Von Braun Civic Center. The Chargers would dominate in both a 7-1 victory on March 8, followed by 3-0 shutout to clinch the championship the following day.[3]

In the weeks following the championship, speculation on plans for a new 4,000-seat arena near the Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Iceplex for the Chargers were later abandoned. Additionally, whether or not to move back to Division I became an issue, but UAH would refrain from the jump until 1998.[4]

RosterEdit

# State Player Position Year Hometown (Previous School) Previous Team
1 Flag of Quebec Cedrick Billequey G Freshman Montreal, Quebec
3 Flag of New York Scott Usmail D Junior New Hartford, New York
4 Flag of Illinois Steve Borko D Senior Schaumburg, Illinois Des Moines - USHL
5 Flag of British Columbia Taso Sofikitis D Senior Vancouver, British Columbia Bellingham - BCJHL
6 Flag of Ontario Mark Macera D Senior London, Ontario
7 Flag of Ontario Brad Dame D Senior Windsor, Ontario
8 Flag of Alberta Sheldon Wolitski D Senior Calgary, Alberta
9 Joe Provenzano Freshman Des Moines - USHL
10 Darren Awender Sophomore
11 John Barrett Freshman
12 Flag of Manitoba Ryan Wood LW Senior Morden, Manitoba
13 Levi Hall Freshman Wisconsin - USHL
14 Flag of Alabama Matt Parker F Sophomore Huntsville, Alabama
15 Paul Schloss Freshman
16 Tony Guzzo Junior
17 Flag of Ontario Wade Tulk LW Senior St. Catharines, Ontario
18 Mario Mazzuca Senior
19 Mike Hamlin Freshman
20 Eric Bilyeu Junior
21 K.C. Schneider Junior
22 Flag of Ontario Jamie Baby Frehsman Parry Sound, Ontario[5] Muskoka - MetJHL
24 Chris Price Freshman Springfield - NAHL
25 Flag of Ontario John McCabe W Freshman Sudbury, Ontario
27 Ryan Stewart Freshman Danville - NAHL
29 Ryan Gillespie Freshman
30 Flag of Ontario Derek Puppa G Senior Kirkland Lake, Ontario
35 Mike Zeller G Sophomore

Sources: [2][6]

Regular seasonEdit

# Date Opponent Site Score Goaltender Record
1 October 27 St. Norbert Von Braun Civic CenterHuntsville, AL 5-4 1-0-0
2 October 28 St. Norbert VBCC • Huntsville, AL 4-2 2-0-0
3 November 3 Windsor VBCC • Huntsville, AL 7-1 3-0-0
4 November 4 Windsor VBCC • Huntsville, AL 6-5 (OT) 4-0-0
5 November 17 New Hampshire College VBCC • Huntsville, AL 13-2 5-0-0
6 November 18 New Hampshire College VBCC • Huntsville, AL 7-0 6-0-0
7 November 25 RIT VBCC • Huntsville, AL 7-3 7-0-0
8 November 26 RIT VBCC • Huntsville, AL 3-0 8-0-0
9 December 1 Augsburg VBCC • Huntsville, AL 12-1 9-0-0
10 December 2 Augsburg VBCC • Huntsville, AL 13-2 10-0-0
11 December 15 St. Scholastica VBCC • Huntsville, AL 6-0 11-0-0
12 December 16 St. Scholastica VBCC • Huntsville, AL 10-0 12-0-0
13 December 29 St. John's (MN) VBCC • Huntsville, AL 6-3 13-0-0
14 December 30 St. John's (MN) VBCC • Huntsville, AL 5-3 14-0-0
15 January 5 Salem State VBCC • Huntsville, AL 3-2 15-0-0
16 January 6 Salem State VBCC • Huntsville, AL 3-3 (OT) 15-0-1
17 January 12 Curry VBCC • Huntsville, AL 16-0 16-0-1
18 January 13 Curry VBCC • Huntsville, AL 20-1 17-0-1
19 January 26 @ Mercyhurst Mercyhurst Ice CenterErie, PA 2-2 (OT) 17-0-2
20 January 27 @ Mercyhurst Mercyhurst Ice Center • Erie, PA 3-2 18-0-2
21 January 28 @ Elmira Murray Athletic CenterElmira, NY 4-2 19-0-2
22 February 10 Minnesota-Crookston VBCC • Huntsville, AL 4-2 20-0-2
23 February 11 Minnesota-Crookston VBCC • Huntsville, AL 2-1 21-0-2
24 February 16 Mankato State VBCC • Huntsville, AL 4-2 22-0-2
25 February 17 Mankato State VBCC • Huntsville, AL 3-1 23-0-2
26 March 1 @ Mankato State Mankato Civic CenterMankato, MN 3-3 (OT) 23-0-3
27 March 2 @ Mankato State Mankato Civic Center • Mankato, MN 4-3 24-0-3

Sources: [1][2]

PostseasonEdit

Division II Championship SeriesEdit

# Date Opponent Site Score Goaltender Record
1 March 8 Bemidji State VBCC • Huntsville, AL 7-1 Puppa 25-0-3
2 March 9 Bemidji State VBCC • Huntsville, AL 3-0 Puppa 26-0-3

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Mazzuca, MarioMario Mazzuca 29 35 23 58 64
Guzzo, TonyTony Guzzo 29 13 39 52 12
Wood, RyanRyan Wood 28 22 27 49 66
Wolitski, ShledonShledon Wolitski 29 12 29 41 42
Sofikitis, TasoTaso Sofikitis 29 11 30 41 24
Tulk, WadeWade Tulk 28 12 14 26 46
Schneider, K.C.K.C. Schneider 29 16 8 24 6
Baby, JamieJamie Baby 29 8 14 22 18
Bilyeu, EricEric Bilyeu 29 11 10 21 33
Hamiln, MikeMike Hamiln 29 8 11 19 28
Parker, MattMatt Parker 28 7 12 19 22
Awender, DarrenDarren Awender 27 4 11 15 8
McCabe, JohnJohn McCabe 24 8 6 14 20
Dame, BradBrad Dame 29 2 12 14 26
Macera, MarkMark Macera 28 3 9 12 75
Schloss, PaulPaul Schloss 26 6 4 10 12
Usmail, ScottScott Usmail 28 4 5 9 40
Price, ChrisChris Price 3 1 3 4 2
Stewart, RyanRyan Stewart 7 1 3 4 2
Hall, LeviLevi Hall 6 0 3 3 2
Gillespie, RyanRyan Gillespie 3 1 2 2 2
Borko, SteveSteve Borko 5 0 2 2 6
Provenzano, JoeJoe Provenzano 19 0 2 2 10
Barrett, JohnJohn Barrett 1 0 0 0 0

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time on ice; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average; G = Goals; A = Assists; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP TOI W L T GA SO Sv% GAA G A PIM
Puppa, DerekDerek Puppa 27 1437 23 0 3 43 3 .932 1.80 0 2 0
Zeller, MikeMike Zeller 6 230 3 0 0 7 0 .929 1.83 0 0 12
Billequey, CedrickCedrick Billequey 4 89 0 0 0 1 0 .964 0.67 0 0 0

Source:[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 UAH Chargers - Hockey Game Results 1995-1996. University of Alabama in Huntsville Athletics. Retrieved on 01 December 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 (2007) 2007-08 UAH Hockey. Huntsville: University of Alabama in Huntsville Athletics. 
  3. Times Editorial Staff. "Guess who's No. 1?", The Huntsville Times, March 11, 1996, pp. B4. 
  4. Marshall, Mike. "New arena, Division I may be in cards for national champs", The Huntsville Times, March 11, 1996, pp. B4. 
  5. Jamie Daniel Baby. The Hockey Humanitarian. Retrieved on 01 December 2009.
  6. 6.0 6.1 1995-96 U. of Alabama-Huntsville (NCAA) roster and player statistics. HockeyDB.com. Retrieved on 01 December 2009.


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