Havoc to welcome Huntsville hockey greats to Legends Night April 2

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Legends Night, hosted by the Huntsville Havoc, welcomes back legendary Huntsville hockey players in an exhibition game. (Huntsville Havoc via Facebook)

Huntsville is the unofficial hockey capital of Alabama, and with good reason. The history of hockey in the Rocket City is a long and prestigious one, with the success of the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s hockey team and minor league hockey teams from the Huntsville Blast to the Channel Cats to the Havoc.

The Havoc will welcome back some of the past stars of the ice that played in Huntsville for their Legends Night on April 2 at the Von Braun Center.

Hockey fans get two games for the price of one

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The Legends Night game will ytake place before the Havoc’s regular season home finale April 2. (Huntsville Havoc via Facebook)

Check out some of the legends of Huntsville hockey as the Havoc close out the season April 1 against Fayetteville, and see two games for the price of one as the Legends of Huntsville Hockey play at 5PM before the Havoc take the ice at 7PM.

Celebrating Huntsville’s rich hockey history

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Fans get to see the Havoc close out their regular season April 2 at Propst Arena at the Von Braun Center. (Nathan Watson/Bham Now)

UAH began its hockey program in 1979, as Joe Ritch organized the inaugural Charger team and served as the team’s head coach. The Chargers won two D-III championships — in 1996 and 1998 — and made sic NCAA tournament appearances before the hockey program suspended operations in 2021 due to funding issues and lack of conference membership.

Professional hockey has been a mainstay in Huntsville since the Huntsville Blast came to town in 1993. Since then, Huntsville has been home to the Huntsville Channel Cats (1995-2000, 2003-04), the Huntsville Tornado (2000-01) and the Havoc, which has played in Huntsville since 2004.

Michael Seale
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