2012–13 Alabama–Huntsville Chargers men's ice hockey season

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2012–13 Alabama–Huntsville Chargers men's ice hockey
Conference Independent
2012–13 record 3–21–1
Head coach Kurt Kleinendorst (1st season)
Assistant coach Bruce Garber
Assistant coach Gavin Morgan
Captain Curtis deBruyn
Alternate Captain Sebastian Geoffrion
Home stadium Propst Arena
Seasons

The 2012–13 Alabama–Huntsville Chargers ice hockey team represents the University of Alabama in Huntsville in the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season. The Chargers are coached by Kurt Kleinendorst who is in his first season as head coach. His assistant coaches are Gavin Morgan and Tim Flynn. The Chargers play their home games in the Propst Arena at the Von Braun Center and compete as an independent.

On September 25, 2012, only 11 days before the season began, former New Jersey Devils assistant coach and U.S. Under-18 head coach Kurt Kleinendorst was announced as head coach, replacing Chris Luongo.[1]

On January 17, 2013, after months of discussions with conference officials and league member representatives, UAH formally applied to and was accepted to join the Western Collegiate Hockey Association beginning with the 2013-14 season.[2]

Recruiting[edit]

UAH added 8 freshmen for the 2012–13 season, including 1 goalie, 3 forwards and 4 defensemen:[3]

Player Position Nationality Notes
Brears, ChadChad Brears Forward  Canada Cold Lake, Alberta
Greuhl, GreggGregg Greuhl Goalie  United States Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Hickey, StevenSteven Hickey Forward  United States New Haven, Connecticut
Kendra, JamieJamie Kendra Forward  Canada Markham, Ontario; former Markham Waxers captain
Koshey, StevenSteven Koshey Defenseman  Canada Trail, British Columbia
Misuraca, FrankFrank Misuraca Defenseman  United States Detroit, Michigan
Prince, JackJack Prince Defenseman  United Kingdom Leicester, United Kingdom
White, AndersonAnderson White Defenseman  Canada Caledon, Ontario

Roster[edit]

Departures from 2011–12 team[edit]

  • Tom Durnie, D, graduated
  • Andrew Creppin, F
  • Jamie Easton, F, graduated
  • Nickolas Gatt, D, transferred to Michigan State
  • Mac Roy, F, transferred to Robert Morris
  • Clarke Saunders, G, transferred to North Dakota

2012–13 team[edit]

As of August 30, 2012.[4]

No. S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
2 British Columbia Strukoff, GraemeGraeme Strukoff Sophomore D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1991-03-30 Chilliwack, British Columbia Victoria (BCHL)
3 Ontario White, AndersonAnderson White Freshman D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1991-08-16 Caledon, Ontario Chilliwack (BCHL)
4 Michigan Misuraca, FrankFrank Misuraca Freshman D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1991-09-06 Clinton Township, Michigan Corpus Christi (NAHL)
5 Tennessee Geoffrion, BriceBrice Geoffrion Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1990-11-04 Brentwood, Tennessee Motor City (NAHL)
7 Ontario Kendra, JamieJamie Kendra Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1992-02-25 Markham, Ontario Markham (OJHL)
8 Alberta Allan, AlexAlex Allan Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1989-08-28 Calgary, Alberta Victoria (BCHL)
9 Ontario Brears, ChadChad Brears Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1991-05-08 Ottawa, Ontario Merritt (BCHL)
10 Ontario Hagen, MatMat Hagen Junior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1989-12-27 Ottawa, Ontario Kanata (CJHL)
11 England Prince, JackJack Prince Freshman F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1991-02-14 London, England Texas (NAHL)
13 Ontario Webley, MichaelMichael Webley Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1990-10-13 Stittsville, Ontario Gloucester (CCHL)
14 Ontario Hickley, StephenStephen Hickley Freshman D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1991-09-25 Ancaster, Ontario Oakville (OJHL)
15 Michigan Kotlarz, TylerTyler Kotlarz Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1990-11-03 Hudsonville, Michigan Markham (OJHL)
16 Ontario Reid, DougDoug Reid Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1990-03-20 Innisfil, Ontario Markham (OJHL)
19 Georgia (U.S. state) Pierce, CraigCraig Pierce Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1990-10-18 Roswell, Georgia Rochester (EJHL)
20 Finland Uusivirta, LasseLasse Uusivirta Junior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1989-07-27 Espoo, Finland Blues U20 (Jr. A SM-liiga)
21 Ontario Vanderlugt, JeffJeff Vanderlugt Sophomore F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1990-05-12 Richmond Hill, Ontario Surrey (BCHL)
22 Tennessee Geoffrion, SebastianSebastian Geoffrion (A) Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1989-07-26 Brentwood, Tennessee Lincoln (USHL)
23 Alberta deBruyn, CurtisCurtis deBruyn (C) Senior D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1988-10-07 Calgary, Alberta Olds (AJHL)
24 British Columbia Koshey, StevenSteven Koshey Freshman D 5' 9" (1.75 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1991-03-27 Trail, British Columbia Surrey (BCHL)
26 Wisconsin Cseter, JustinJustin Cseter Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1988-08-24 Menominee, Wisconsin Salmon Arm (BCHL)
27 Georgia (U.S. state) Lysaght, KyleKyle Lysaght Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1990-08-23 Marietta, Georgia Oakville (OJHL)
28 Ontario Reinhardt, BenBen Reinhardt Sophomore D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1990-03-24 Arnprior, Ontario Pembroke (CCHL)
31 Illinois Griggs, JohnJohn Griggs Senior G 6' 1" (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1988-06-28 Barrington, Illinois Cumberland (CJHL)
32 Ohio Groh, CJCJ Groh Junior G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1990-04-16 Cincinnati, Ohio St. Louis (NAHL)
33 Ohio Gruehl, GreggGregg Gruehl Freshman G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1991-08-06 Mayfield Heights, Ohio Amarillo (NAHL)

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 6 7:00 pm Alabama* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama (Exhibition) Gruehl W 12–1  1,929
October 7 3:00 pm Alabama* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama (Exhibition) Groh W 10–0  804
October 12 7:00 pm Minnesota State* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama Griggs L 1–4  5,106 0–1–0
October 13 7:00 pm Minnesota State* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama Griggs T 2–2 OT 1,431 0–1–1
October 19 7:35 pm at St. Cloud State* Herb Brooks National Hockey CenterSt. Cloud, Minnesota Griggs L 3–8  4,149 0–2–1
October 20 7:05 pm at St. Cloud State* Herb Brooks National Hockey CenterSt. Cloud, Minnesota Griggs L 0–4  4,147 0–3–1
October 26 6:05 pm at Bentley* John A. Ryan Skating ArenaWaltham, Massachusetts Griggs L 1–9  413 0–4–1
October 27 6:05 pm at American International* Olympia Ice CenterWest Springfield, Massachusetts Griggs L 3–4  117 0–5–1
November 2 6:00 pm at #16 St. Lawrence* Appleton ArenaCanton, New York Griggs L 0–4  2,366 0–6–1
November 3 6:00 pm at #16 St. Lawrence* Appleton ArenaCanton, New York Griggs L 1–3  1,703 0–7–1
November 10 6:00 pm at Northeastern* Matthews ArenaBoston, Massachusetts Griggs L 0–3  2,198 0–8–1
November 11 6:00 pm at Northeastern* Matthews ArenaBoston, Massachusetts Gruehl L 1–3  1,448 0–9–1
November 16 6:35 pm at Lake Superior State* Taffy Abel ArenaSault Ste. Marie, Michigan Griggs W 2–1  1,658 1–9–1
November 17 6:05 pm at Lake Superior State* Taffy Abel ArenaSault Ste. Marie, Michigan Gruehl L 0–4  1,729 1–10–1
November 23 7:35 pm at #15 Nebraska–Omaha* CenturyLink CenterOmaha, Nebraska Griggs L 2–3  5,134 1–11–1
November 24 7:05 pm at #15 Nebraska–Omaha* CenturyLink CenterOmaha, Nebraska Gruehl L 0–8  5,039 1–12–1
November 30 7:00 pm US Under-18 Team* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama (Exhibition) Griggs L 2–6  1,381 1–12–1
December 1 7:00 pm US Under-18 Team* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama (Exhibition) Griggs T 1–1 OT 1,469 1–12–1
December 7 7:00 pm Finlandia* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama Griggs W 5–2  1,254 2–12–1
December 8 3:00 pm Finlandia* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama Gruehl W 4–1  1,004 3–12–1
December 13 7:05 pm at Wisconsin* Kohl CenterMadison, Wisconsin Griggs L 0–5  7,473 3–13–1
December 14 7:05 pm at Wisconsin* Kohl CenterMadison, Wisconsin Griggs L 1–4  9,538 3–14–1
December 29 4:05 pm #1 Boston College* Mariucci ArenaMinneapolis, Minnesota (Mariucci Classic) Griggs L 2–5  10,113 3–15–1
December 30 4:05 pm Air Force* Mariucci ArenaMinneapolis, Minnesota (Mariucci Classic) Gruehl L 1–6  10,230 3–16–1
January 4 7:00 pm #7 (D-III) Adrian* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama Griggs L 2–4  1,121 3–17–1
January 5 7:00 pm Vanderbilt* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama (Exhibition) Groh W 11–0  1,181 3–17–1
January 11 7:30 pm Oklahoma* Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex • Huntsville, Alabama (Exhibition) Gruehl W 3–1  1,007 3–17–1
January 12 3:00 pm Oklahoma* Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama (Exhibition) Griggs W 4–0  1,114 3–17–1
February 8 6:30 pm at Penn State* Penn State Ice PavilionState College, Pennsylvania Griggs L 0–4  1,300 3–18–1
February 9 6:30 pm at Penn State* Penn State Ice PavilionState College, Pennsylvania Griggs L 3–4  1,300 3–19–1
March 1 7:05 pm at Minnesota–Duluth* AMSOIL ArenaDuluth, Minnesota Griggs L 2–4  5,792 3–20–1
March 2 7:05 pm at Minnesota–Duluth* AMSOIL ArenaDuluth, Minnesota Griggs L 0–4  6,039 3–21–1
*Non-conference game. All times are in Central Time.

Standings[edit]

Overall record
GP W L T GF GA
Alabama–Huntsville 25 3 21 1 36 103
Penn State 27 13 14 0 74 80
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 3, 2013

Opponents by conference[edit]

Conference Teams
WCHA 5 (Minnesota–Duluth, Minnesota State, Nebraska–Omaha, St. Cloud State, Wisconsin)
Atlantic Hockey 3 (American International, Air Force, Bentley)
Hockey East 2 (Boston College, Northeastern)
MCHA (D-III) 2 (Adrian, Finlandia)
CCHA 1 (Lake Superior State)
D-I Independents 1 (Penn State)
ECAC 1 (St. Lawrence)

Player stats[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Regular season[5][6]
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Vanderlugt, JeffJeff Vanderlugt 25 7 3 10 28
Lysaght, KyleKyle Lysaght 23 5 5 10 12
Strukoff, GraemeGraeme Strukoff 25 3 6 9 43
Webley, MichaelMichael Webley 25 4 4 8 8
Allan, AlexAlex Allan 24 1 7 8 25
Koshey, StevenSteven Koshey 16 2 5 7 4
Misuraca, FrankFrank Misuraca 20 2 4 6 2
Cseter, JustinJustin Cseter 25 2 3 5 4
Reid, DougDoug Reid 24 2 2 4 12
deBruyn, CurtisCurtis deBruyn 24 1 3 4 2
Uusivirta, LasseLasse Uusivirta 24 1 3 4 30
Pierce, CraigCraig Pierce 23 3 0 3 8
Geoffrion, SebastianSebastian Geoffrion 25 1 2 3 60
Geoffrion, BriceBrice Geoffrion 25 1 2 3 14
Prince, JackJack Prince 20 0 3 3 0
Brears, ChadChad Brears 25 1 1 2 12
Hickey, StephenStephen Hickey 11 0 2 2 0
White, AndersonAnderson White 23 0 2 2 33
Hagen, MatMat Hagen 2 0 1 1 0
Reinhardt, BenBen Reinhardt 20 0 1 1 6
Groh, C. J.C. J. Groh 3 0 0 0 0
Gruehl, GreggGregg Gruehl 8 0 0 0 0
Griggs, JohnJohn Griggs 21 0 0 0 0
Kendra, JamieJamie Kendra 21 0 0 0 4
Team 25 36 59 95 313

Goaltenders[edit]

Regular season[5][6]
Player GP TOI W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Griggs, JohnJohn Griggs 21 1106:45 2 17 1 73 3.96 701 628 .896 0
Gruehl, GreggGregg Gruehl 8 323:01 1 4 0 21 3.90 180 159 .883 0
Groh, C. J.C. J. Groh 3 70:15 0 0 0 7 5.98 35 28 .800 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCarter, Mark (September 25, 2012). "Ex-NHL coach Kurt Kleinendorst named new hockey coach at UAH". The Huntsville Times. Archived from the original on October 14, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "WCHA Grants Full-Time Membership to University of Alabama in Huntsville". Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "UAH Hockey Adds Eight For 2012-13". The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Archived from the original on October 14, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2012-13 Men's Ice Hockey Roster". The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Archived from the original on October 14, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b The University of Alabama in Huntsville. "Alabama-Huntsville Cumulative Season Statistics". Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b USCHO.com. "Alabama-Huntsville Chargers Men's Hockey 2012–2013 Team Statistics". Retrieved October 28, 2012. 

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