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Calgary Flames netminder and Alabama-Huntsville alumnus Cam Talbot helped rescue the school's hockey program after it recently announced it could no longer continue due to financial constraints caused by COVID-19.
Talbot played at Alabama-Huntsville for three seasons from 2007 to 2010. He led a GoFundMe page that contributed $521,887 after the school said it'd reconsider the decision to cut the program if $750,000 was raised.
"I'm extremely excited that the program will continue on," Talbot told William Douglas of NHL.com. "Don't get us wrong, there's still a lot of work to be done. But this was the first hurdle and we couldn't be more ecstatic from the support we've gotten."
Alabama-Huntsville won two Division II national championship in 1996 and 1998 before it moved to Division I. It would have been the first D-I hockey program to fold since Wayne State in 2008.