College Hockey:
Alabama-Huntsville Tops Bemidji State, Captures Division II Title

Alabama-Huntsville broke open the game in the second period Saturday en route to a 5-2 victory over Bemidji State University, giving the Chargers their second NCAA Division II championship.


Wingers Ryan Stewart and Colin Schmidt scored late in the middle stanza to put UAH in control, and Cedrick Billequey made 30 stops in the Charger net.

The win completed a 2-0 sweep of the championship series, as the Chargers (24-3-3) won the first game 6-2 on Friday night. The Beavers finish the season 24-10-2.

It is the second national title in three years for UAH, which defeated Bemidji to win the 1996 title, but lost the championship tournament on Bemidji’s home ice last year.

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