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UAH returns to NCAA hockey tournament


CHA champs to face top-seeded Miami (Ohio) Saturday

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UAH’s Matti Jarvinen

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is making its second trip to the NCAA hockey tournament in 3 years. The Chargers earned its automatic berth by winning the College Hockey America championship despite a 12-17-3 record overall.

UAH plays top seed Miami (Ohio) at 3 p.m. Saturday in Ft. Wayne, Ind. ESPNU will carry the game.

Officials revealed the tournament bracket Sunday. UAH’s only other appearance in the tournament was in 2007, losing in the first round to No. 1 seed Notre Dame.

With College Hockey America folding and UAH unable to join another league, the team will be the sole independent squad out of more than 60 teams in Division I.

Photo: UAH Sports

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