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  • gfmorris
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    Originally posted by davyd83 View Post

    Where would you expect them to play in Atlanta or Nashville?
    Please note that UAH has only played the one series at the Gaylord in the last decade. The idea was that 'Mack fans would be more likely to travel to the bigger city, and I gotta tell ya, having all those restaurants and bars (remember when you could safely go to those?) within two blocks of the rink was super nice. But the money ended up not working for anyone.

    Atlanta hockey is dead above the Glads.

    GFM

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  • davyd83
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    Originally posted by BC/HE View Post
    The major problem with admitting both LIU and UAH is the member numbers. It would still be odd unless you add another(Navy would be great) or drop one going to another league or dropping out. If Navy were to join, 14 is a little too high for one league, would the league split in two? The Army airfield nearby instead of Huntsville International could help with any of the service academies too. Huntsville is a lot closer for the rest of the league than Colorado Springs but still a flight for everyone. Would UAH possibly move a few home games to Atlanta or Nashville to tempt the teams that may object?
    Where would you expect them to play in Atlanta or Nashville?

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  • gfmorris
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    Originally posted by JohnsonsJerseys View Post
    UAH needs to get on the phone and broker a league wide air travel package via Air Force. Huntsville's connection to NASA and government should get their foot in the door with Air Force to have the conversations. Cadets can build their flight hours and AH never has to bus again... it's a win all around for the conference and UAH.
    We have a hard enough time getting more than three people into space at a time. (I'm not looking forward to planning activities for five people come October.)

    Also, USAFA and USMA have no love for UAH.

    GFM

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  • gfmorris
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    Originally posted by BC/HE View Post
    Would UAH possibly move a few home games to Atlanta or Nashville to tempt the teams that may object?
    No.

    GFM

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  • DrunkTrainPolka
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    this story is not even close to being over... fives teams are homeless right now; UAA, UAF, UAH, LIU, & ASU. maybe throw in navy as well?

    even if the ice product sucks this coming season because of this pandamic, the off the ice happenings should be exciting...

    GO TECH GOLD!

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  • BC/HE
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    The major problem with admitting both LIU and UAH is the member numbers. It would still be odd unless you add another(Navy would be great) or drop one going to another league or dropping out. If Navy were to join, 14 is a little too high for one league, would the league split in two? The Army airfield nearby instead of Huntsville International could help with any of the service academies too. Huntsville is a lot closer for the rest of the league than Colorado Springs but still a flight for everyone. Would UAH possibly move a few home games to Atlanta or Nashville to tempt the teams that may object?

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  • JohnsonsJerseys
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    UAH needs to get on the phone and broker a league wide air travel package via Air Force. Huntsville's connection to NASA and government should get their foot in the door with Air Force to have the conversations. Cadets can build their flight hours and AH never has to bus again... it's a win all around for the conference and UAH.

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  • If Atlantic Hockey Accepts UAH, They're the New College Hockey America

    Discuss.

    Okay, just kidding. You'd have four of the five extant CHA programs (less Bemidji State), plus Army, which was possibly headed to the CHA before going to the MAAC.

    It always felt like it "worked" that MAAC/AHA and CHA were the "walk-on" leagues where programs figured out if they could cut it at this level, self-assigned by geography. AH always had the numbers and reduced geographic footprint to keep costs down and reduce concerns about any single program failing dragging down the rest. Also, if a team rose up (Quinnipiac, Connecticut), it didn't put the league in danger.

    If UAH and LIU come as a quasi-package deal, it attenuates the geography impact of throwing a team from Alabama in with a team from Colorado.

    GFM
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