MEN'S HOCKEY TO FACE BOSTON COLLEGE ON WEDNESDAY AT CONTE FORUM
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SCOUTING THE EAGLES: No. 4 ranked Boston College enter’s Wednesday’s game with a 7-3-1 overall record and a 4-1-1 record in six Hockey East games...The Eagles are coming off a 4-3 overtime win at Maine on Sunday, Nov. 19...BC also played to a 3-3 tie with Northeastern on Fridat, Nov. 17 at Matthews Arena...The Eagles are 3-1-1 in their last five games and they own a 3-1-0 record at Conte Forum...BC is led statistically by senior forwards Joe Rooney and Brian Boyle...Rooney has tallied 4-10-14 in 11 games, while Boyle has totaled 13 points (5g, 8a)...Junior netminder Cory Schneider has logged most of the playing time in between the pipes with a 7-3-1 record...Schneider has also posted a 2.26 GAA and a .923 save percentage.

SERIES HISTORY VS. BOSTON COLLEGE: The Wildcats hold the advantage in the all-time series with the Eagles 56-51-10 in 117 meetings all-time meetings dating back to February 6, 1937...UNH is 1-3-1 in the last five meetings againt the Eagles, including a 5-2 Wildcat win on March 4, 2004 in the last meeting...The ‘Cats are winless at Conte Forum in the last five meetings (0-1-4), their last win at Chestnut Hill came on Nov. 19, 2002, 3-2 in overtime...Coach Umile owns a 32-15-9 all-time record against BC and the Wildcats own a 10-13-6 all-time record at Conte Forum.

SCOUTING THE HUSKIES: The Huskies enter the week with a 2-7-2 overall mark and a 0-6-2 record in Hockey East...NU is 0-4-1 in their last five games, including a 3-3 tie at Matthews Arena on Friday, Nov. 17th...Northeastern owns a 1-1-1 record at home this season...Senior Mike Morris leads the team in scoring with 5-7-12 in 11 games, while freshman Chad Costello has totaled 11 points (5g, 6a)...Freshman netminder Brad Thiessen has played most of the time in net with a 1-6-2 record to go along with a 3.16 GAA and a .906 save percentage.

SERIES HISTORY VS. NORTHEASTERN: UNH owns a 80-54-10 all-time record against Northeastern in 144 meetings in the series history between the two teams...The Wildcats own a 14-0-3 record vs. Northeastern in the last 17 meetings with NU’s last victory coming Feb. 15, 2002...Coach Umile owns a 35-11-8 record all-time against Northeastern...UNH is 31-31-5 all-time at Matthews Arena...The Wildcats have won the last five meetings at Matthews Arena by a combined score of 24-13,  including a 3-1 win in the last meeting against the Huskies on Nov. 4, 2006....Senior forwards Jacob Micflikier (4g, 16a) and Brett Hemingway (10g, 9a) are the Wildcats’ leading career scorers vs. NU with 20 and 19 points, respectively...Junior goalie Kevin Regan is 6-0-0 all-time against Northeastern with a 1.83 GAA and a .942 save percentage.

LAST TIME OUT:  The Wildcats completed the weekend sweep of UMass-Lowell with a 4-0 win at the Whittemore Center to even their home record at 2-2-1 on the season...Freshman netminder Brian Foster in his first collegiate start posted 26 saves in the shut out win against the River Hawks...Senior forward Shawn Vinz also tallied his first career goal, while freshman forward Danny Rossman recorded his first collegiate assist...Jerry Pollastrone, Mike Radja and Brett Hemingway also scored goals for the ‘Cats.

FOSTER AND POLLASTRONE EARN HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY AWARDS: Sophomore forward Jerry Pollastrone and freshman goaltender Brian Foster were named CCM/RBK Player of the Week and Superskills Hockey Rookie of the Week by the Hockey East Association on Monday...Pollastrone, who won the award for the first time in his Wildcat career, had one of his best week’s as a Wildcat registering five points (3g, 2a) in two wins against the UMass-Lowell River Hawks last weekend. He totaled a career-high four points (2g, 2a) in the 5-2 win at Tsongas Arena on Friday and notched the game-winning goal in both contests...Foster made his first collegiate start for the ‘Cats on Saturday night at the Whittemore Center and stopped all 26 shots by Lowell for his first career shutout in the victory...Pollastrone ranks fifth on the Wildcat roster in scoring with 13 points (5g, 8a) to go along with a +12 plus/minus rating...His point total in seventh best among conference skaters and his eight points in league play is tied for ninth on the Hockey East leaderboard...Pollastrone has amassed at least one point in seven of UNH’s 10 games with three multi-point efforts to his credit...He only needs three point to match his freshman season point total of 16...Foster had previously only seen time in one other game this season, playing six minutes and 25 seconds in the 7-2 win at Colorado College on Oct. 21.

SMITH LEADS UNH’S OFFENSE:  Sophomore forward Trevor Smith has scored at least one goal in eight of 10 games for UNH this season posting 19 points (10g, 9a) with a +14 plus/minus rating...He is the conference leader in scoring and ranks second in goal scoring...He ranks first in the nation in goal scoring at 1.00 per game...Smith ranks third in the country scoring 1.90 points per game...Smith has five multi-point efforts to his credit already this season with seven points (2g, 5a) in his last three games...He has registered at least one point in nine of 10 games this season...Smith only needs one points to match his career-high 20 points in 39 games as a freshman.
FORNATARO ASSISTS THE ‘CAT ATTACK:  Junior forward Matt Fornataro has already scored 16 points through 10 games in his junior season, which is four points more than he recorded in 05-06...He ranks second on the team in scoring and his +16 plus/minus rating is best on the ‘Cats roster...He ranks third in the league in scoring...Fornataro also ranks first in Hockey East with 12 assists...His 1.60 points per game is the 13th best total in Division I hockey and his 1.20 assists per game ranks tied for fourth nationally, along with teammate Jacob Micflikier...Fornataro has a point in eight of 10 games this season with five multi-point efforts.

THE WILDCAT OFFENSE: UNH’s offense ranks second in Division I hockey at 4.60 goals per game and ranks first among Hockey East teams...The Wildcats’ offense has scored four or more goals in seven of 10 games this season...UNH’s second line of Pollastrone, Smith and Fornataro have totaled 48 points this season (19g, 29a) which accounts for 38% of the ‘Cats offensive output...They represent the second highest scoring line in all of college hockey to only Niagara’s line of Sean Bentivoglio, Les Reaney, Ted Cook.
 
MICFLIKIER SHOWS CONSISTENCY: Senior forward Jacob Micflikier has registered a point in nine of 10 games for the ‘Cats...He ranks third on the team in scoring with 15 points (4g, 12a)...Micflikier has notched seven points (1g, 6a) in his last four games...He is UNH’s active leading scorer with 127 career points ranking 47th on the Wildcat all-time scoring list...Micflikier and linemate Brett Hemingway are only two of three Hockey East players with 50 career goals, along with Michel Leveille of Maine.

REGAN IS THE NUMBER ONE: Junior goaltender Kevin Regan is now UNH’s No. 1 goalie to start the season after platooning the last two seasons with former Wildcat Jeff Pietrasiak...Regan owned a 8-8-5 record in 05-06 with a 2.63 GAA and a .914 save percentage...In comparison to his stellar freshman season where he went 15-4-2 with a 2.35 GAA and a .928 save percentage...Regan has started in nine of 10  games for the ‘Cats...He has allowed three goals or fewer in seven of nine games and has posted 30+ saves four times this season.
DID YOU KNOW?: UNH is only one of four Division I teams that have not suffered a multiple-goal loss this season, the other teams are Boston University, Vermont and Alaska-Fairbanks...The last time UNH started the season a perfect 5-0-0 on the road was the 1996-1997 season when the team went undefeated in its first seven games of the season...The Wildcats went 25-12-1 that year and finished the season with a 11-4-0 record on the road...UNH’s penalty kill was a perfect 11 of 11 this week vs. Lowell...In the second period this season, UNH has outscored it opponents 22 to 8...In the ‘Cats six game unbeaten steak at 5-0-1, they have outscored their opponents, 30 to 12.
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