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TwistedBrass last won the day on September 30 2020

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  1. Well, the Chargers were using the moniker a decade before the Preds dropped their first puck, so there's that.
  2. UAH Suspends Men’s Hockey Program in Absence of Conference Membership [uahchargers.com] UAH offered proposals for joining the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (which turned them down), and the Atlantic Hockey League (which hadn't responded by UAH's drop-dead date). It's useless advertising yourself as the "Hockey Capitol of the South" if nobody else wants to travel to the South. Despite optimistic statements from program supporters, this feels like the final nail in the coffin. Rebuilding the program after an idle season in the face of an uninterested administration wou
  3. I learned a lot here and I'll miss the community. Thanks for hosting us for so many good years, @Volstate.
  4. College hockey isn't immune to COVID-19, either. Source: Alabama Huntsville-Ferris State game scheduled for Dec. 9 canceled due to COVID-19 concerns
  5. Sources: ECHL Northern Division Opting Out [ESPN] These teams join the Atlanta Gladiators and the Norfolk Admirals, who had opted out earlier.
  6. Can they afford to follow suit? The post-Christmas games are traditionally big money makers. Teams need that revenue -- any revenue. It would cost to delay into January, but pushing the restart out into February like the AHL could torpedo the SPHL season entirely.
  7. The concession revenue often goes straight to the venue. Not every team gets a cut. They are mostly reliant on the gate and merch. If it's a choice between beer and hotdogs or "butts in the seats", they'll take the latter.
  8. The free agency note in the announcement offers the chance for some fun signings if players and coaches are willing. This could turn into more of all-stars kind of season with players turning up in unexpected places. Reset everything next October with top players having actually played instead of spending a year trying to keep up their skills in the rec leagues.
  9. That could be difficult for many of the clubs. They have fixed costs such as leases for office space, storage, and arena tenancy that can't easily be set aside. Layoffs have meant experienced staffers have already walked out the doors and won't be coming back. Can the clubs afford to layoff everyone and start again from scratch? While playing a partial season with small crowds would mean a significant financial loss, playing no season at all could mean complete financial ruin with nothing remaining but a franchise agreement of dubious value. It's the traditional question for minor le
  10. UAH has a club hockey team in the SECHC. It restarted back in 2018.
  11. The tally online now stands north of $508,000 and is still ticking upwards. Chargers Hockey has bought itself a lifeline. Now it has to demonstrate that it can use this second (third!) chance wisely.
  12. Less than $65,000 to go. Home stretch, guys. Why UAH Hockey Needs More Than Money to Save the Program [AL.com]
  13. Official announcement from UAH: COVID-19 Forcing UAH to take steps for more budget reductions [UAHChargers.com]
  14. Alabama-Huntsville Cuts Hockey [College Hockey News] Not entirely a surprise with the effective dissolution of the WCHA. But a sad day for "Hockey in the Rocket City" nonetheless.

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