Save UAH Hockey!

If things get quiet around here, it’s because I’m working to save UAH Hockey.

Matt Sweazey and Scott Kalinchuk

Matt Sweazey and Scott Kalinchuk Originally uploaded by Geof F. Morris I’m proud of these shots … especially this one. I think it’s because Matty and Chuck are such good guys. I pretty much talk to Matty after every game these days … always with the handshake-into-the-man-hug.

“We’re not sitting on the porch playing banjos down here.”

When we played Colorado College to start our season, Scott Owens, CC’s radio voice and a former member of the Michigan State organization, called our coach, Danton Cole, to talk about the Alabama-Huntsville team. Cole is an MSU alum, and so the conversation was free and easy. And then Owens asked about recruiting. And then… Continue reading “We’re not sitting on the porch playing banjos down here.”

Practice | Day #4

Practice | Day #4 Originally uploaded by Geof F. Morris So the greatest amusement of my day was UAH head coach Danton Cole coming up to me and Will while we were watching UAH’s first practice and saying, “Hey, do you guys think you can help me get information out over Facebook?” This amused the… Continue reading Practice | Day #4

NCAA Ice Hockey Moving to Two-Ref System … and Removing Ties?

USCHO reports that NCAA Ice Hockey will move to a two-ref system in 2008-09, which is something that I actually support. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve seen no-calls that an assistant ref saw but wasn’t empowered to call by the rulebook. Having two sets of eyes really helps cut down on… Continue reading NCAA Ice Hockey Moving to Two-Ref System … and Removing Ties?

Clark, the Canadian Hockey Goalie

Both Mike and Jamie sent this to me, and … well, it’s hilarious. Clark, the Canadian hockey goalie, playing shortstop in full gear. Oh my gracious, that’s awesome.

Grand Rapids or Bust!

Well, a funny thing happened on the way to the end of Doug Ross’s coaching career at UAH … our boys went from the lowest seed at our conference tournament to the tourney champions. Unfrickingbelievable. All the teams I’ve followed, all the times we’d been to the CHA tourney final—this was our fifth appearance—and we… Continue reading Grand Rapids or Bust!

HOME HOCKEY IS BACK!

I forgot to mention how excited I am for another home hockey season, which starts on Friday night.