More about Austin…
Hometown: Millport, AL
Favorite Team: Alabama Huntsville
I love Chargers hockey because: It is "The Hockey Capital of the South." Growing up in the South, hockey has a smaller fan base compared to other sports. This allows the Chargers hockey team the opportunity to introduce many fans to the sport for the first time. Attending a UAH hockey game at Propst Arena (at the Von Braun Center) was my very first hockey experience. Since that first game, you will most likely find me at the rink every home game that the Chargers have. With a dedicated fan base, Chargers hockey provides a community that the student body can really support.
My favorite hockey memory is: Being able to sit on the ice at the Propst Arena for the first time. The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity also has a tradition of throwing a 40-pound catfish into the opposing team's goal when we score our first goal of the season at home. This is a tradition every student enjoys watching. This year the tradition will be even more fun to watch, as our first home game will come against the Lakers during the Chargers' Homecoming week.
What I'm most looking forward to about the 2016-17 season is: Anticipating the best season we have had in years! *fingers crossed*
Describe WCHA hockey in one word: Experience
Each week during the 2016-17 season, we will name on lucky winner the WCHA Fan of the Week, Powered by E Group. The winner will receive a WCHA Fan Prize Pack courtesy of E Group and will be featured on WCHA.com. To be eligible, post a picture of yourself watching a WCHA game to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #WeAreWCHA.
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