I don't beat the home town drum too much here. Alabama and hockey don't often collide. The exception is the University of Alabama-Huntsville Chargers. Tomorrow the Chargers are taking on the top ranked Miami University Redhawks (Miami University is actually in Ohio...WTF?) in the NCAA West Region Tournament.
The Alabama-Huntsville Chargers ice hockey team is currently the only Division I ice hockey program located south of the Mason-Dixon Line. With its status as the South's only Division I team in place, following the 1987 season then Governor George Wallace declared Huntsville to be the "hockey capital of the south." I don't trust anything Wallace says or does, but I guess that's cool.
Philadelphia Flyer prospect Jared Ross went to the University of Huntsville-Alabama. He is the only NHL player to have been born and trained in Alabama.
So good luck beating those Miami Redhawks...that live in Ohio! Go Chargers! Free Bird!