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WHNT: Former Denver coach George Gwozdecky reportedly a candidate for Alabama-Huntsville job

Is it really possible that former Denver Pioneers coach George Gwozdecky could end up at Alabama-Huntsville?

George Gwozdecky was behind the Denver bench for 19 seasons before being fired after the 2012-13 season.
George Gwozdecky was behind the Denver bench for 19 seasons before being fired after the 2012-13 season.
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WHNT, the CBS affiliate in Huntsville, is reporting that George Gwozdecky was seen with Alabama-Huntsville athletic director EJ Brophy Wednesday afternoon on the campus.

Gwozdecky was fired from Denver following a very successful 19-year run that included the Pioneers capturing the NCAA Championship in 2004 and 2005. It was rumored that finances hindered the possibility of Maine luring Gwozdecky to Orono so it would seem unlikely that UAH could come up with the necessary resources.

Alabama-Huntsville finally saw its hockey program gain much needed stability following a period of uncertainty. When College Hockey America (CHA) folded as a conference, UAH had to become an independent. The Chargers were thought to be on their way out when former president Malcolm Portera announced the program would move from Division I to club status. Earlier this spring, the new WCHA voted to admit Alabama-Huntsville into the league.

A few weeks ago, instability returned when first year head coach Kurt Kleinendorst resigned to pursue opportunities in professional hockey where he had worked before. Whoever is named the new coach will be the fifth coach at the southern-most Division I hockey school since 2007.

Jeff Cox covers hockey for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.