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1997-98 Alabama-Huntsville Chargers
NCAA Division II National Champions
NCAA Championship Series, W 6-2, 5-2 vs. Bemidji State
Conference Independent
1997-98 Record 24-3-3[1][2]
Home Record 24-2-2
Road Record 0-1-1
Head Coach Doug Ross
Arena Von Braun Center
Seasons
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The 1997-98 Alabama-Huntsville Chargers ice hockey team represented the University of Alabama in Huntsville in the 1997-98 NCAA Division II men's hockey season, winning the national championship. It was the school's second NCAA national championship, following the 1995-96 season. The team was coached by Doug Ross and played their home games at the Von Braun Center.

The team completed the regular season 22-3-3. UAH was 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 Center. The Chargers would take the championship after a 6-2 victory on March 13 and a 5-2 victory the following day.[3]

RosterEdit

# State Player Position Year Hometown (Previous School) Previous Team
1 Flag of Quebec Cedrick Billequey G Junior Montreal, Quebec
2 Flag of Ontario Shane Stewart D Sophomore New Liskeard, Ontario
3 Dave Marcelli Freshman
5 Flag of Arizona Jim Alauria D Sophomore Phoenix, Arizona
6 Tim McAllister Freshman
7 Marc Lalonde Sophomore
8 Ryan Gavigan Freshman
9 Joe Provenzano Junior Des Moines - USHL
10 Darren Awender Senior
11 Flag of Ontario Nathan Bowen LW Sophomore London, Ontario
12 Tom Williams Sophomore
14 Flag of Alabama Matt Parker F Senior Huntsville, Alabama
15 Paul Schloss Junior
16 Flag of Ontario Dwayne Blais C Freshman London, Ontario
17 Flag of Ontario Jay Woodcroft C Sophomore Toronto, Ontario
18 Mark Motowski Junior UIC, Compuware Ambassadors - NAHL
19 Mike Hamlin RW Junior
20 Flag of Ontario Colin Schmidt LW Freshman Stratford, Ontario
21 Flag of Ontario Ryan McCormack RW Freshman Thunder Bay, Ontario
22 Flag of Ontario Jamie Baby Junior Parry Sound, Ontario[4] Muskoka - MetJHL
23 Flag of Massachusetts Jason Mucciarone D Sophomore Milford, Massachusetts
25 Flag of Ontario John McCabe LW Junior Sudbury, Ontario
27 Ryan Stewart Junior Danville - NAHL
30 Flag of Manitoba Steve Briere G Freshman Winnipeg, Manitoba Sioux City - USHL

Sources:[2][5]

Regular seasonEdit

# Date Opponent Site Score Goaltender Record
1 October 24 Oswego Von Braun CenterHuntsville, AL 5-1 1-0-0
2 October 25 Oswego VBC • Huntsville, AL 3-5 1-1-0
3 November 7 Sacred Heart VBC • Huntsville, AL 9-1 2-1-0
4 November 8 Sacred Heart VBC • Huntsville, AL 23-4 3-1-0
5 November 21 Findlay VBC • Huntsville, AL 7-2 4-1-0
6 November 22 Findlay VBC • Huntsville, AL 8-1 5-1-0
7 November 28 Norwich VBC • Huntsville, AL 11-1 6-1-0
8 November 29 Norwich VBC • Huntsville, AL 8-3 7-1-0
9 December 12 Findlay VBC • Huntsville, AL 3-2 8-1-0
10 December 13 Findlay VBC • Huntsville, AL 6-1 9-1-0
11 December 19 RIT VBC • Huntsville, AL 3-3 (OT) 9-1-1
12 December 20 RIT VBC • Huntsville, AL 10-0 10-1-1
13 January 2 Connecticut VBC • Huntsville, AL 5-1 11-1-1
14 January 3 Connecticut VBC • Huntsville, AL 4-1 12-1-1
15 January 9 UMass-Dartmouth VBC • Huntsville, AL 7-3 13-1-1
16 January 10 UMass-Dartmouth VBC • Huntsville, AL 8-2 14-1-1
17 January 16 Air Force VBC • Huntsville, AL 6-1 15-1-1
18 January 17 Air Force VBC • Huntsville, AL 3-0 16-1-1
19 January 24 Nebraska-Omaha VBC • Huntsville, AL 3-5 16-2-1
20 January 25 Nebraska-Omaha VBC • Huntsville, AL 3-3 (OT) 16-2-2
21 January 30 Bentley VBC • Huntsville, AL 8-4 17-2-2
22 January 31 Bentley VBC • Huntsville, AL 7-2 18-2-2
23 February 7 Concordia VBC • Huntsville, AL 4-2 19-2-2
24 February 8 Concordia VBC • Huntsville, AL 9-1 20-2-2
25 February 20 @ Nebraska-Omaha Omaha Civic AuditoriumOmaha, NE 2-2 (OT) 20-2-3
26 February 21 @ Nebraska-Omaha Omaha Civic Auditorium • Omaha, NE 0-4 20-3-3
27 February 27 Iona VBC • Huntsville, AL 16-1 21-3-3
28 February 28 Iona VBC • Huntsville, AL 16-1 22-3-3

Sources:[1][2]

PostseasonEdit

Division II Championship SeriesEdit

# Date Opponent Site Score Goaltender Record
1 March 13 Bemidji State VBC • Huntsville, AL 6-2 23-3-3
2 March 14 Bemidji State VBC • Huntsville, AL 5-2 24-3-3

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Hamiln, MikeMike Hamiln 27 52
McCabe, JohnJohn McCabe 30 16 32 48
Woodcroft, JayJay Woodcroft 30 17 25 42
Bowen, NathanNathan Bowen 29 15 22 37
Baby, JamieJamie Baby 27 13 18 31 40
Stewart, ShaneShane Stewart 29 9 16 25
Schmidt, ColinColin Schmidt 26 13 11 24
McCormack, RyanRyan McCormack 27 7 16 23
Aluaria, JimJim Aluaria 28 4 17 21
Blais, DwayneDwayne Blais 11 1 7 8
Mucciarone, JasonJason Mucciarone 4 0 3 3
Parker, MattMatt Parker 92

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
Billequey, CedrickCedrick Billequey 21 1207:51 36 .929 1.79 0 3
Briere, SteveSteve Briere 12 591 7 2 2 26 .885 2.64 0

Source:[2][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 UAH Chargers - Hockey Game Results 1997-1998. University of Alabama in Huntsville Athletics. Retrieved on 1 December 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 (2007) 2007-08 UAH Hockey. Huntsville: University of Alabama in Huntsville Athletics. 
  3. Ponder, Darrell. "The puck drops here", The Huntsville Times, March 13, 1998, pp. B4. 
  4. Jamie Daniel Baby. The Hockey Humanitarian. Retrieved on 1 December 2009.
  5. 5.0 5.1 1997-98 U. of Alabama-Huntsville (NCAA) roster and player statistics. HockeyDB.com. Retrieved on 1 December 2009.

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