2010–11 Alabama–Huntsville Chargers men's ice hockey season

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2010–11 Alabama–Huntsville Chargers men's ice hockey
Conference Independent
2010–11 record 4–26–2
Head coach Chris Luongo (1st season)
Assistant coach Mike Warde
Assistant coach Gavin Morgan
Captain Ryan Burkholder
Alternate Captain Matt Baxter, Curtis deBruyn, Chris Fairbanks
Home stadium Propst Arena
Seasons

The 2010–11 Alabama–Huntsville Chargers ice hockey team represented the University of Alabama in Huntsville in the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season. The Chargers were coached by Chris Luongo who was in his first season as head coach. His assistant coaches were Mike Warde and Gavin Morgan. The Chargers played their home games in the Propst Arena at the Von Braun Center, competed as an independent and finished with an overall record of 4–26–2.

Preseason[edit]

Following the 2009–10 season, the Chargers' conference, College Hockey America, dropped their men's division after Bemidji State, Niagara, and Robert Morris left for other conferences.[1] UAH applied for admission to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, but were denied,[2] forcing the Chargers to play the 2010–11 season as an independent.[3]

Coaching changes[edit]

On May 19, 2010, assistant coach John McCabe was named the head coach at Division III Finlandia University, ending a six-year tenure at UAH.[4] On June 21, 2010, head coach Danton Cole was announced as the U.S. National Team Development Program’s Under-17 head coach.[5] Remaining assistant coach Chris Luongo was named head coach on July 9.[6] Assistant coach Mike Warde was announced on August 20,[7] and Gavin Morgan was announced on August 27.[8]

Roster[edit]

As of September 4, 2010[9]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team
2 Ontario Burkholder, RyanRyan Burkholder (C) Senior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1987-09-01 Newmarket, Ontario Newmarket (OJHL)
5 Tennessee Geoffrion, BriceBrice Geoffrion Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1990-11-04 Brentwood, Tennessee Motor City (NAHL)
6 Colorado Dion, CodyCody Dion Freshman F 6' 4" (1.93 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1990-03-21 Colorado Springs, Colorado Okotoks (AJHL)
7 Alberta Easton, JamieJamie Easton Junior F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1988-01-05 Edmonton, Alberta Bonnyville (AJHL)
8 Alberta Allan, AlexAlex Allan Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1989-08-28 Calgary, Alberta Victoria (BCHL)
10 Ontario Hagen, MatMat Hagen Freshman D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1989-12-27 Ottawa, Ontario Kanata (CJHL)
11 Georgia (U.S. state) Ruffini, NeilNeil Ruffini Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1988-03-14 Roswell, Georgia Proctor Academy (USHS–NH)
12 British Columbia Roy, MacMac Roy Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1989-04-20 Chilliwack, British Columbia Langley (BCHL)
13 Ontario Koudys, JoeyJoey Koudys Senior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1988-03-28 Grimsby, Ontario Thorold (GOJHL)
14 Michigan Gatt, NickolasNickolas Gatt Freshman D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1990-12-20 Farmington Hills, Michigan Topeka (NAHL)
15 Ontario Baxter, MattMatt Baxter (A) Senior D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1988-08-04 Courtice, Ontario Bowmanville (CCHL)
18 Alberta Way, DavidDavid Way Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1990-11-21 Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta Sherwood Park (AJHL)
19 Michigan Fairbanks, ChrisChris Fairbanks (A) Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1986-07-15 Milford, Michigan Youngstown (NAHL)
20 Finland Uusivirta, LasseLasse Uusivirta Freshman D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1989-07-27 Espoo, Finland Blues U20 (Jr. A SM-liiga)
21 Alberta Desmet, KeenanKeenan Desmet Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 1988-07-07 Strathmore, Alberta Salmon Arm (BCHL)
22 Tennessee Geoffrion, SebastianSebastian Geoffrion Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1989-07-26 Brentwood, Tennessee Indiana (USHL)
23 Alberta deBruyn, CurtisCurtis deBruyn (A) Sophomore D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 186 lb (84 kg) 1988-10-07 Calgary, Alberta Olds (AJHL)
24 Alberta Durnie, TomTom Durnie Junior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1988-04-04 Calgary, Alberta Canmore (AJHL)
26 Wisconsin Cseter, JustinJustin Cseter Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 173 lb (78 kg) 1988-08-24 Menomonie, Wisconsin Salmon Arm (BCHL)
27 Ontario Bruni, VinceVince Bruni Senior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1987-04-08 Toronto, Ontario Springfield (NAHL)
28 Alberta Conrad, TrevorTrevor Conrad Freshman D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1989-06-29 Spruce Grove, Alberta Sherwood Park (AJHL)
31 Illinois Griggs, JohnJohn Griggs Sophomore G 6' 1" (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1988-06-28 Barrington, Illinois Cumberland (CJHL)
32 Ohio Groh, C. J.C. J. Groh Freshman G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1990-04-16 Cincinnati, Ohio Waterloo (USHL)
33 Ontario Saunders, ClarkeClarke Saunders Freshman G 6' 3" (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1989-09-09 Brockville, Ontario Brockville (CJHL)

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

  •   Green background indicates win.
  •   Red background indicates loss.
  •   Yellow background indicates tie.
Date Time Opponent Site Decision Result Attendance Record
October 7 7:05 pm Ferris State* Propst ArenaHuntsville, Alabama Saunders L 1–4  1,283 0–1–0
October 8 7:05 pm Ferris State* Propst ArenaHuntsville, Alabama Saunders W 4–2  1,009 1–1–0
October 15 7:05 pm at #15 Wisconsin* Kohl CenterMadison, Wisconsin Saunders L 0–7  10,769 1–2–0
October 17 1:05 pm at #15 Wisconsin* Kohl CenterMadison, Wisconsin Saunders L 2–5  11,731 1–3–0
October 22 6:05 pm at Bowling Green* BGSU Ice ArenaBowling Green, Ohio Saunders L 4–5 OT 1,749 1–4–0
October 23 6:05 pm at Bowling Green* BGSU Ice ArenaBowling Green, Ohio Groh L 2–4  2,630 1–5–0
October 29 6:05 pm at #11 Michigan State* Munn Ice ArenaEast Lansing, Michigan Groh T 4–4 OT 4,829 1–5–1
October 30 6:05 pm at #11 Michigan State* Munn Ice ArenaEast Lansing, Michigan Saunders L 1–2  4,886 1–6–1
November 5 6:05 pm at Ohio State* Value City ArenaColumbus, Ohio Saunders L 2–6  2,284 1–7–1
November 6 6:05 pm at Ohio State* Value City ArenaColumbus, Ohio Groh L 1–5  2,197 1–8–1
November 12 7:05 pm Providence* Propst ArenaHuntsville, Alabama Saunders L 1–3  1,456 1–9–1
November 13 7:05 pm Providence* Propst ArenaHuntsville, Alabama Groh L 2–4  1,106 1–10–1
November 26 3:00 pm vs. Bowling Green* Houston Field HouseTroy, New York (Rensselaer Holiday Tournament) Groh L 1–5  2,403 1–11–1
November 27 3:00 pm vs. Connecticut* Houston Field HouseTroy, New York (Rensselaer Holiday Tournament) Saunders W 6–2  2,438 2–11–1
December 3 6:00 pm at Cornell* Lynah RinkIthaca, New York Saunders L 1–3  4,075 2–12–1
December 4 6:00 pm at Cornell* Lynah RinkIthaca, New York Griggs T 2–2 OT 4,174 2–12–2
December 10 7:05 pm Robert Morris* Propst ArenaHuntsville, Alabama Griggs L 3–4  1,762 2–13–2
December 11 7:05 pm Robert Morris* Propst ArenaHuntsville, Alabama Saunders L 1–2  872 2–14–2
December 16 6:05 pm at Mercyhurst* Mercyhurst Ice CenterErie, Pennsylvania Saunders L 3–8  401 2–15–2
December 17 6:05 pm at Mercyhurst* Mercyhurst Ice CenterErie, Pennsylvania Griggs L 3–4 OT 308 2–16–2
December 30 7:05 pm #14 RPI* Propst ArenaHuntsville, Alabama Griggs L 1–2  1,133 2–17–2
December 31 3:05 pm #14 RPI* Propst ArenaHuntsville, Alabama Griggs L 1–2  852 2–18–2
January 7 7:05 pm Bemidji State* Propst ArenaHuntsville, Alabama Griggs L 1–3  1,003 2–19–2
January 8 3:05 pm Bemidji State* Propst ArenaHuntsville, Alabama Saunders W 4–3  1,103 3–19–2
January 14 7:05 pm #15 Merrimack* Bridgestone ArenaNashville, Tennessee Saunders L 4–5  1,976 3–20–2
January 15 1:05 pm #15 Merrimack* Bridgestone ArenaNashville, Tennessee Griggs L 0–7  1,785 3–21–2
January 21 8:35 pm at Colorado College* Colorado Springs World ArenaColorado Springs, Colorado Griggs L 0–7  5,971 3–22–2
January 22 8:05 pm at Colorado College* Colorado Springs World ArenaColorado Springs, Colorado Saunders L 1–4  6,461 3–23–2
January 28 7:35 pm at #15 Nebraska–Omaha* CenturyLink CenterOmaha, Nebraska Saunders L 0–4  6,376 3–24–2
January 29 7:05 pm at #15 Nebraska–Omaha* CenturyLink CenterOmaha, Nebraska Saunders W 2–1 OT 6,836 4–24–2
February 11 6:05 pm at Ferris State* Ewigleben ArenaBig Rapids, Michigan Saunders L 2–5  1,258 4–25–2
February 12 6:05 pm at Ferris State* Ewigleben ArenaBig Rapids, Michigan Griggs L 1–5  1,490 4–26–2
February 25 7:05 pm US Under-18 Team* Propst ArenaHuntsville, Alabama (Exhibition) Saunders L 1–8  1,342 4–26–2
February 26 3:05 pm US Under-18 Team* Propst ArenaHuntsville, Alabama (Exhibition) Griggs L 3–5  856 4–26–2
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from USCHO.com Poll. All times are in Central Time.
Source:[10]

Opponents by conference[edit]

Conference Teams
CCHA 4 (Bowling Green, Ferris State, Michigan State, Ohio State)
WCHA 4 (Bemidji State, Colorado College, Nebraska–Omaha, Wisconsin)
Atlantic Hockey 3 (Connecticut, Mercyhurst, Robert Morris)
Hockey East 2 (Merrimack, Providence)
ECAC 2 (Cornell, RPI)

Player stats[edit]

As of February 12, 2011[11][12]

Skaters[edit]

Player Pos Yr GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Baxter, MattMatt Baxter D Sr 32 9 13 22 22 6 0 0
Desmet, KeenanKeenan Desmet F So 31 8 10 18 63 4 0 1
Easton, JamieJamie Easton F Jr 32 6 12 18 41 4 0 0
Roy, MacMac Roy F Fr 31 6 9 15 34 3 0 0
Durnie, TomTom Durnie D Jr 31 4 10 14 34 4 0 0
Cseter, JustinJustin Cseter F So 32 2 12 14 14 0 0 0
Ruffini, NeilNeil Ruffini F Sr 32 5 7 12 32 3 0 0
deBruyn, CurtisCurtis deBruyn D So 32 2 6 8 51 1 0 1
Geoffrion, SebastianSebastian Geoffrion F So 28 3 4 7 115 0 0 1
Koudys, JoeyJoey Koudys F Sr 32 4 2 6 24 1 0 0
Fairbanks, ChrisChris Fairbanks F Sr 27 2 4 6 16 1 0 0
Burkholder, RyanRyan Burkholder D Sr 28 1 5 6 37 0 0 0
Bruni, VinceVince Bruni F Sr 32 4 1 5 26 0 0 0
Uusivirta, LasseLasse Uusivirta D Fr 18 0 4 4 16 0 0 0
Allan, AlexAlex Allan F Fr 22 2 1 3 4 0 0 0
Dion, CodyCody Dion F Fr 29 2 1 3 6 0 0 1
Gatt, NickolasNickolas Gatt D Fr 27 1 2 3 6 1 0 0
Griggs, JohnJohn Griggs G So 10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Hagen, MatMat Hagen D Fr 22 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Way, DavidDavid Way F Fr 26 0 1 1 8 0 0 0
Conrad, TrevorTrevor Conrad D Fr 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Groh, C.J.C.J. Groh G Fr 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Saunders, ClarkeClarke Saunders G Fr 19 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Geoffrion, BriceBrice Geoffrion F Fr 28 0 0 0 27 0 0 0
Team 32 61 106 167 584 28 0 4

Goaltenders[edit]

Player Yr GP TOI W L T GA GAA SV SV% SO
Saunders, ClarkeClarke Saunders Fr 19 1059 4 14 0 67 3.80 587 0.898 0
Griggs, JohnJohn Griggs So 10 517 0 8 1 34 3.95 257 0.883 0
Groh, C.J.C.J. Groh Fr 7 346 0 4 1 25 4.33 184 0.880 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ McLaughlin, Budd (January 29, 2009). "UAH hockey seeks new league". The Huntsville Times. 
  2. ^ McLaughlin, Budd (August 11, 2009). "UAH denied admission to Central Collegiate Hockey Association". The Huntsville Times. 
  3. ^ McLaughlin, Budd (September 23, 2009). "UAH program standing alone". The Huntsville Times. 
  4. ^ "McCabe Takes Over at Finlandia". USCHO. May 19, 2010. Retrieved August 14, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Cole Leaves Alabama-Huntsville for NTDP". USCHO. June 21, 2010. Retrieved August 14, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Luongo Takes Over for Cole at Alabama-Huntsville". USCHO. July 9, 2010. Retrieved August 14, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Warde joins hockey staff as top assistant". The University of Alabama in Huntsville. August 20, 2010. Retrieved August 23, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Huntsville Rounds Out Staff by Hiring Morgan". USCHO. August 27, 2010. Retrieved September 5, 2010. 
  9. ^ The University of Alabama in Huntsville. "2009–10 Hockey Roster". Archived from the original on August 24, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2010. 
  10. ^ The University of Alabama in Huntsville. "2010–11 Charger Hockey Schedule". Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  11. ^ The University of Alabama in Huntsville. "Alabama-Huntsville Cumulative Season Statistics". Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  12. ^ USCHO.com. "Alabama-Huntsville Chargers Men's Hockey 2010–2011 Team Statistics". Archived from the original on November 10, 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2010.