UNH MEN'S HOCKEY GAME NOTES VS. NORTHEASTERN
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SCOUTING THE HUSKIES: The Huskies enter the week with a 2-3-1 overall record and a 0-2-1 record in league play...Northeastern is coming off a weekend split with Michigan in Ann Arbor...NU defeated the Wolverines 3-2 on Oct. 28 and lost in overtime, 4-3, the night before...In the 3-2 win, NU held Michigan scoreless on 12 power play chances and freshman netminder Brad Thiessen amassed 45 saves for the Huskies...The Huskies have already played three Hockey East contests; Oct. 10 (5-2 L) vs. Boston College, Oct. 14 (2-2 T) vs. Vermont and a 4-3 loss to Boston University on Oct. 20...NU owns a 1-3-1 record on the road  and a 1-0-0 record at Matthews Arena...Sophomore forward Dennis McCauley (2g, 4a) leads the team in scoring with six points in four games, while senior forward Mike Morris (2g, 3a) and freshman forward Chad Costello (1g, 4a) have totaled five points apiece...Thiessen has logged the majority of the time in net for the Huskies...Thiessen is 1-3-1 with a 3.34 GAA and a .906 save percentage...NU’s power play ranks fifth in the league with a 17.5% conversion rate on the power play with seven goals in 40 total chances...Thiessen was named Co-Defensive Player of the Week by Hockey East this past Monday, while Costello was named the Rookie of the Week by the conference office.

SERIES HISTORY VS. NORTHEASTERN: UNH owns a 79-54-7 all-time record against Northeastern in 140 meetings in the series history between the two teams...The Wildcats own a 12-0-3 record vs. Northeastern in the last 15 meetings with NU’s last victory coming Feb. 15, 2002...The two teams last played on Nov. 27, 2006, a 3-3 tie at the Whittemore Center...The ‘Cats are 15-1-4 against the Huskies all-time at Towse Rink, which marks UNH’s best record vs. any Hockey East opponent...Coach Umile owns a 33-11-8 record all-time against Northeastern...Senior forwards Jacob Micflikier (4g, 13a) and Brett Hemingway (9g, 7a) are the Wildcats’ leading career scorers vs. NU with 17 and 16 points, respectively...Junior goalie Kevin Regan is 4-0-0 all-time against Northeastern with a 1.75 GAA and a .947 save percentage.

LAST TIME OUT:  The Wildcats were defeated by Yale, 4-3 in overtime...Trevor Smith, Mike Radja and Jacob Micflikier posted goals for the Wildcats...Junior goalie Kevin Regan notched 27 saves in his fourth consecutive start for the Wildcats.

SMITH IS GOAL ORIENTED:  Sophomore forward Trevor Smith has scored at least one goal in all for games for UNH in 06-07...Smith leads the team in scoring with seven points (5g, 2a) in four games with a +6 plus/minus rating...He also is tied for the team lead with 16 shots on goal and he leads the team with a 31.2% shooting percentage...Smith ranks tie d for  fifth in Hockey East in scoring and tied for second in goals...He also ranks first among league players in goals per game with 1.25...In comparison to his freshman season, it took Smith 20 games to score his seventh point of the year and 30 games to record five goals...He amassed a career-high four points in the 7-2 win against Colorado College on Oct. 21...Smith has totaled 27 career points at UNH (15g, 12a) in 43 career games as a Wildcat and he is almost halfway to his 20 points (10g, 10a) that he posted as a freshman...He ranked tied for eighth among Hockey East rookies in point scoring in 2005-2006.

UNH’S TOP TWO LINES: UNH’s top two lines of Jacob Micflikier, Mike Radja and Brett Hemingway have totaled 6-10-16 in four games, while Jerry Pollastrone, Trevor Smith and Matt Fornataro have amassed 7-10-17 in that time...Senior forward Brett Hemingway and Mike Radja have scored a point in every game this season for the ‘Cats...They have accounted for 73% on the Wildcats scoring (33 of 45 points).
 
DID YOU KNOW?: UNH lost two games in a row at home for only the second time in the history of the Whittemore Center...The Wildcats have outshot their opponents in three of four games this season and have registered at least 30 shots on goal in every game in 06-07...Six of the 12 goals allowed by the Wildcats this season have come on the opponent’s power play...UNH has outscored its opponents 8 to 3 in the second period this season, but the Cats have only scored three goals in the first period and five goals in the final period.

ON THE COVER:  Senior forward Chris Murray (Dover, Mass.) is featured on tonight’s game program against the Northeastern Huskies...Murray, one of two assistant captains for the ‘Cats, has played in all four games in his senior season and has posted two assists in 2006-2007...He has played in 77 career games at UNH and amassed 15 points (2g, 13a)...He ranks third among active Wildcat blueliners in points scored...Murray totaled a career-high eight points in his junior season (2g, 6a)...He is one of seven Massachusetts natives on the UNH roster.

THE DYMANIC DUO: The Wildcats return one of the top scoring lines in the country, which includes senior forwards Brett Hemingway (41 pts.) and Jacob Micflikier (42 pts.)...They ranked first and second on the team last year in scoring, while Hemingway led the roster in goals with 19 and Micflikier was the top assist man with 26...Micflikier ranked fourth in the conference in scoring, while Hemingway had the fifth highest point total among Hockey East skaters...They both scored their 100th career points last season and they along with Michel Leveille of Maine are the only active 100 point scorers in Hockey East...Hemingway and Micflikier are also the active point leaders in Hockey East games with 74 and 71 points respectively coming into the 06-07 season...Hemingway’s 39 goals and Micflikier’s 45 assists are also active records among Hockey East players...Hemingway both have recorded five points this season.

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.

MOWERS NAMED ONE OF SEVEN INDUCTEES INTO UNH HALL OF FAME:  The UNH athletic department has announced the seven-member Class of 2006 that will be inducted into the Wildcat Athletics Council Hall of Fame; the honorees are: Orsi Farkas, Richard Garber, Anna Gerry, Maja Hansen, Joan Leitzel, Mark Mowers and Patrick Weaver...In addition, the inaugural Joan Leitzel Award for contributions to UNH Athletics will be presented at the Saturday, Nov. 4 induction ceremony...Mowers was one of the most prolific scorers in this history of UNH men’s hockey...He was named the 1994-95 Hockey East Rookie of the Year and was named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team...Mowers was the University’s first Hobey Baker Memorial Award finalist in 1998 and was the first UNH player since 1982 to be named a First-Team All-American...He closed out his college career with 85 goals and 112 assists in 114 games...He scored one of the biggest goals in the program’s history on March 29, 1998 with his overtime goal against No. 1 seed Boston U., 4-3 in the East Regional Final at Pepsi Arena in Albany, N.Y. to send UNH to its first Frozen Four appearance since 1982.

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