Friday, March 26, 2010

Sweet Home Alabama!


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!

1 comments:

Ally March 28, 2010 at 9:57 PM  

Wow. This is news to me! There's a Division I hockey team within driving distance. I can go watch college hockey live without applying for grad school in Michigan ;) And WHY does the only Southern guy in the NHL have to play for Philly? ::sigh::

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