1997–98 Alabama–Huntsville Chargers men's ice hockey season

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1997–98 Alabama–Huntsville Chargers men's ice hockey
NCAA Division II National Champions
NCAA Championship Series, W 6–2, 5–2 vs. Bemidji State
Conference Independent
1997–98 record 24–3–3
Head coach Doug Ross (16th season)
Assistant coach A. J. Baker, Lance West, Mike Quenneville
Home stadium Von Braun Center
Seasons

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 with 22 wins, 3 losses, and 3 ties. 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.[1]

Roster[edit]

[2][3][4][5]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team
1 Quebec Billequey, CédrickCédrick Billequey Junior G 6' 0" (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1975-03-10 Montreal, Quebec
2 Ontario Stewart, ShaneShane Stewart Sophomore D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1975-06-17 New Liskeard, Ontario Stratford (MWJHL)
3 Ontario Marcelli, DaveDave Marcelli Freshman D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) King City, Ontario Caledon (MetJHL)
5 Arizona Alauria, JimJim Alauria Junior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1975-05-04 Phoenix, Arizona Illinois–Chicago (NCAA)
6 Ontario McAllister, TimTim McAllister Freshman D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Kingston, Ontario SUNY Canton (NJCAA)
7 Ontario Lalonde, MarcMarc Lalonde Sophomore D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Cambridge, Ontario
8 Ontario Gavigan, RyanRyan Gavigan Freshman RW 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sarnia, Ontario Petrolia (WOHL)
9 Michigan Provenzano, JoeJoe Provenzano Junior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1975-03-29 Grosse Pointe, Michigan Des Moines (USHL)
10 Ontario Awender, DarrenDarren Awender Senior C 5' 8" (1.73 m) 170 lb (77 kg) St. Clair Beach, Ontario Leamington (WOHL)
11 Ontario Bowen, NathanNathan Bowen Sophomore LW 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1975-09-03 London, Ontario Petrolia (WOHL)
12 Ontario Williams, TomTom Williams Sophomore RW 5' 9" (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Windsor, Ontario Leamington (WOHL)
14 Alabama Parker, MattMatt Parker Senior LW 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1975-07-28 Huntsville, Alabama
15 Michigan Schloss, PaulPaul Schloss Junior LW 5' 10" (1.78 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Livonia, Michigan
16 Ontario Blais, DwayneDwayne Blais Freshman C 5' 9" (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1977-07-12 London, Ontario Markham (MetJHL)
17 Ontario Woodcroft, JayJay Woodcroft Sophomore C 6' 1" (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1976-08-11 Toronto, Ontario Markham (MetJHL)
18 Michigan Motowski, MarkMark Motowski Junior D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1974-10-13 Dearborn, Michigan Illinois–Chicago (NCAA)
19 Michigan Hamlin, MikeMike Hamlin Junior RW 6' 0" (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Flint, Michigan
20 Ontario Schmidt, CoilnCoiln Schmidt Freshman LW 6' 0" (1.83 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1976-01-15 Stratford, Ontario Stratford (MWJHL)
21 Ontario McCormack, RyanRyan McCormack Freshman C 6' 0" (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1978-03-04 Thunder Bay, Ontario Portage (MJHL)
22 Ontario Baby, JamieJamie Baby Junior C 6' 1" (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Parry Sound, Ontario Muskoka (MetJHL)
23 Massachusetts Mucciarone, JasonJason Mucciarone Senior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 1974-10-11 Milford, Massachusetts
25 Ontario McCabe, JohnJohn McCabe Senior LW 6' 4" (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1974-05-30 Espanola, Ontario
27 Ontario Stewart, RyanRyan Stewart Junior RW 5' 10" (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Bowmanville, Ontario Danville (NAHL)
30 Manitoba Briere, SteveSteve Briere Sophomore G 5' 8" (1.73 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1977-03-25 Winnipeg, Manitoba Sioux City (USHL)
Ontario Young, DerekDerek Young Sophomore D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 204 lb (93 kg) 1976-04-09 Whitby, Ontario Markham (MetJHL)

Season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Record
Regular Season
October 24 Oswego State* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama W 5–1  1,899 1–0–0
October 25 Oswego State* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama L 3–5  1,800 1–1–0
November 7 Sacred Heart* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama W 9–1  2,009 2–1–0
November 8 Sacred Heart* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama W 23–4  2,359 3–1–0
November 21 at Findlay* Clauss Ice ArenaFindlay, Ohio W 7–2  390 4–1–0
November 22 at Findlay* Clauss Ice ArenaFindlay, Ohio W 8–1  315 5–1–0
November 28 Norwich* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama W 11–1  2,046 6–1–0
November 29 Norwich* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama W 8–3  2,009 7–1–0
December 12 Findlay* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama W 3–2  1,847 8–1–0
December 13 Findlay* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama W 6–1  1,020 9–1–0
December 19 RIT* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama T 3–3 OT 1,533 9–1–1
December 20 RIT* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama W 10–0  1,205 10–1–1
January 2 Connecticut* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama W 5–1  1,533 11–1–1
January 3 Connecticut* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama W 4–1  2,004 12–1–1
January 9 UMass–Dartmouth* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama W 7–3  2,586 13–1–1
January 10 UMass–Dartmouth* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama W 8–2  1,016 14–1–1
January 16 Air Force* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama W 6–1  2,837 15–1–1
January 17 Air Force* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama W 3–0  2,805 16–1–1
January 24 Nebraska–Omaha* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama L 3–5  1,821 16–2–1
January 25 Nebraska–Omaha* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama T 3–3 OT 1,503 16–2–2
January 30 Bentley* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama W 8–4  2,896 17–2–2
January 31 Bentley* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama W 7–2  1,289 18–2–2
February 7 Concordia (MN)* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama W 4–2  2,001 19–2–2
February 8 Concordia (MN)* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama W 9–1  3,257 20–2–2
February 20 at Nebraska–Omaha* Omaha Civic AuditoriumOmaha, Nebraska T 2–2 OT 8,314 20–2–3
February 20 at Nebraska–Omaha* Omaha Civic AuditoriumOmaha, Nebraska L 0–4 OT 8,314 20–3–3
February 27 Iona* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama W 16–1  2,589 21–3–3
February 28 Iona* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama W 16–1  1,578 22–3–3
NCAA Championship Series
March 13 Bemidji State* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama (NCAA Championship Series) W 6–2  4,103 23–3–3
March 14 Bemidji State* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama (NCAA Championship Series) W 5–2  5,884 24–3–3
*Non-conference game.
Sources:[5][6]

Statistics[edit]

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Skaters[edit]

Player Pos Yr GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Hamlin, MikeMike Hamlin RW Jr 30 27 25 52 34 8 0 4
McCabe, JohnJohn McCabe LW Sr 30 16 32 48 54 3 0 1
Parker, MattMatt Parker LW Sr 30 19 24 43 92 6 2 3
Woodcroft, JayJay Woodcroft C So 30 17 25 42 43 6 0 1
Bowen, NathanNathan Bowen LW So 29 15 22 37 46 3 0 1
Baby, JamieJamie Baby C Jr 27 13 18 31 40 4 1 0
Williams, TomTom Williams RW So 17 13 12 25 41 5 1 3
Stewart, ShaneShane Stewart D So 29 9 16 25 96 1 0 2
Schmidt, ColinColin Schmidt LW Fr 26 13 11 24 16 1 1 2
McCormack, RyanRyan McCormack C Fr 27 7 16 23 34 1 0 0
Lalonde, MarcMarc Lalonde D So 30 6 17 23 26 2 2 1
Aluaria, JimJim Aluaria D Jr 28 4 17 21 91 2 0 0
Motowski, MarkMark Motowski D Jr 30 7 12 19 26 2 0 0
Stewart, RyanRyan Stewart RW Jr 28 10 6 16 14 0 0 3
Provenzano, JoeJoe Provenzano D Jr 27 5 9 14 44 2 0 1
Gavigan, RyanRyan Gavigan RW Fr 18 9 4 13 24 0 0 1
Awender, DarrenDarren Awender C Sr 26 4 9 13 34 0 0 1
Schloss, PaulPaul Schloss LW Jr 28 4 9 13 20 0 1 0
McAllister, TimTim McAllister D Fr 28 2 10 12 22 0 0 0
Blais, DwayneDwayne Blais C Fr 11 1 7 8 10 0 0 0
Mucciarone, JasonJason Mucciarone D Sr 4 0 3 3 4 0 0 0
Billequey, CédrickCédrick Billequey G Jr 21 0 3 3 10 0 0 0
Young, DerekDerek Young D So 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Marcelli, DaveDave Marcelli D Fr 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Briere, SteveSteve Briere G So 12 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Team 30 201 310 511 815 46 8 24

Goaltenders[edit]

Player Yr GP TOI W L T GA GAA SV% SO
Billequey, CédrickCédrick Billequey Jr 21 1207:51 17 1 1 36 1.79 .929 0
Briere, SteveSteve Briere So 12 591:09 7 2 2 26 2.64 .885 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ponder, Darrell (March 13, 1998). "The puck drops here". The Huntsville Times. pp. B4. 
  2. ^ "1997-98 U. of Alabama-Huntsville (NCAA) roster and player statistics". HockeyDB.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Univ. of Alabama-Huntsville 1997 - 1998 Team Roster". Elite Prospects. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Hockey All-Time Roster". University of Alabama in Huntsville. Archived from the original on March 8, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c Napier, Michael A. "Final 1998 Men's Ice Hockey Statistics Report" (PDF). University of Alabama in Huntsville. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 8, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Hockey All-Time Results". University of Alabama in Huntsville. Archived from the original on March 8, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ UAH Sports Information (1998). 1998-99 UAH Hockey Media Guide.