The College of Alabama-Huntsville introduced on Wednesday that the varsity has determined to droop operation of their hockey program after failing to safe a long-term convention affiliation.
A bunch led by alumni raised $750,000 to maintain the Chargers afloat final season after the varsity introduced plans to chop this system. However the long-term sustainability was at all times going to be depending on the power for the Chargers to discover a new convention residence that gave them assured residence video games. With the WCHA males’s league dissolving after seven members left to type the CCHA, the Chargers have been dealing with being an unbiased program once more.
Alabama-Huntsville utilized to hitch the CCHA however was denied. The Chargers have been unlikely to achieve admittance to the convention regardless, however the league’s additon of College of St. Thomas as an eighth member made it even much less seemingly for the Chargers. Huntsville additionally utilized to Atlantic Hockey, however has not formally heard again.
In response to the varsity’s launch, the timing on this choice was to permit free launch to any present members on the roster to discover a new residence. The varsity nonetheless intends to honor scholarships for all gamers that keep at UAH.
The Chargers will for certain sit out the 2021-2022 season and not using a hockey program. They did depart the door barely open for the varsity to convey again this system if UAH is ready to discover a convention residence sooner or later sooner or later.