Monday, October 24, 2011

UA-Huntsville to Move Program to Club Level Next Season

By Andrew Gerbosi

An end of an era has occurred today as the University of Alabama-Huntsville Men's Hockey program will no longer compete at the Division I level after this season.  UAH, the only Division I program south of the Mason-Dixon line, and host of this years Frozen Four in Tampa, will be moving the program to the club level as announced earlier today.  With many teams scrambling for conference affiliation, UAH was left out in the cold, currently finishing out their existence as an independent.  The Chargers had applied to become members of the CCHA when their previous conference announced it would be folding, but were denied.  For more information on the changes being made for the Chargers program, please see the links below:

The B1G Shakeup: The Conference Carousel & Its Ups And Downs

By Jessi Pierce

While the college hockey season is well underway, focus for many remains off the ice as the conference carousel continues to swirl round and round.

Since, what I am dubbing the "B1G Announcement" by the Big Ten last March, we have seen new conferences form and others diminish. First, here's the shakedown as it currently stands: