In a somewhat surprising move, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association turned down Alabama-Huntsville's bid to join the league (and replace soon-to-be-departing Nebraska-Omaha). The move seemed like a no-brainer after the WCHA took on Bemidji State and UNO, leaving the CCHA with 11 teams and Huntsville as the only D-I hockey school without a conference following the upcoming season. This certainly puts the future of Chargers hockey in doubt.
The Huntsville Times report can be found here, with some opinon here. More commentary from USCHO.com can be found here.
Since joining the WCHA, Minnesota State has played Huntsville, which, like Mankato, is a former Division II program, regularly, going 6-2-2 against the Chargers since 1999. The Mavericks last played UAH in 2007-08, sweeping a series in Alabama.