UNH MEN'S HOCKEY NOTES VS. BOSTON U. AND MAINE
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SCOUTING THE TERRIERS: The Terriers enter Friday’s game with a 2-1-3 overall record and a 2-1-2 record in five Hockey East games...Boston University is coming off a 2-2 tie with Maine on Nov. 4 and a 1-1 tie with UMass-Lowell on Nov. 3...The Terriers own a 1-0-2 road record this season and a 1-1-1 record at Agganis Arena...BU has outscored its opponents 16-13 in six games, including a 8-4 advantage in the third period...Junior forward Pete MacArthur leads the team in scoring with seven points (4g, 3a), while senior defenseman Sean Sullivan has totaled 1-5-6 in six games for the Terriers...In net, senior netminder John Curry has logged all the minutes for BU...Curry owns a 2-1-3 record with a 2.09 GAA and a .923 save percentage.

SERIES HISTORY VS. BOSTON U.: Boston University leads the all-time series with UNH, 90-39-16 in 145 all-time meetings between the two schools dating back to Feb. 5, 1925...In 16 all-time meetings at the Whittemore Center, the Terriers have the best record of any Hockey East team at Towse Rink with a 7-5-4 record...In the overall series, UNH has won three of the last five meetings, but the Terriers won the last meeting at the Whittemore Center (3-2) on Feb. 18, 2006...Coach Umile owns a 21-27-6 all-time record against Boston University...In the last 10 meetings, the series is deadlocked at 4-4-2...Senior forward Brett Hemingway is the leading career active Wildcat scorer against BU with nine points (4g, 5a) in 11 games, while junior goaltender Kevin Regan has made five starts vs. the Terriers...Regan has posted a 2-2-1 record vs. BU with a 4.20 GAA and a .866 save percentage.

SCOUTING THE BLACK BEARS: Maine enter’s the weekend with a 7-0-1 overall record and a 2-0-1 mark in conference play...The Black Bears will host UMass-Lowell on Friday night at Alfond Arena...Maine is coming off a 2-2 tie with Boston U. on Sat, Nov. 4 at Agganis Arena and a 4-1 win at Merrimack on Friday, Nov. 3rd...Maine owns a perfect 3-0-0 record at Alfond Arena this season...The Black Bears are led statistically by senior forward Michel Leveille (6g, 6a) and freshman Teddy Purcell (5g, 7a) who have each recorded 12 points in eight games...Sophomore goalie Ben Bishop has seen most of the time in net with a 7-0-1 record...Bishop owns a 1.41 GAA and a .938 save percentage.

SERIES HISTORY VS. MAINE: The Black Bears own the advantage in the all-time series history at 52-37-5 in 94 meetings...UNH is 10-31-3 all-time at Alfond and Coach Umile is 23-35-5 all-time in his coaching career vs. the Black Bears...UNH won at Maine last season for the first time since Jan. 8, 2000, the Wildcats came out victorious on Feb. 4 (7-4)...The Wildcats were 0-6-1 in those previous seven meetings at Alfond since their last victory...Senior forward Jacob Micflikier posted his 100th career point in that game...In the last 10 meetings of the series, Maine holds the advantage at 6-4-0...UNH won the season series last year with a 4-2 win on Nov. 12 and a 4-2 loss on Feb. 3rd.

LAST TIME OUT:  UNH remained undefeated on the road (3-0-0) with a 3-1 win against Northeastern at Matthews Arena on Saturday nights...Trevor Smith, Chris Murray and Jamie Fritsch all scored for the Wildcats...Junior goalie Kevin Regan stopped 29 shots by the Huskies...The Wildcats scored all three goals in the second period, outshooting NU, 13-6 in the middle frame.

SMITH AMONG NATIONAL LEADERS:  Sophomore forward Trevor Smith has scored at least one goal in all six games for UNH this season posting 12 points (8g, 4a) with a team best +8 plus/minus rating...He is the only Hockey East player to score a goal in every game so far this season and he leads the league in point scoring and goal scoring...He ranks first in the nation in goal scoring at 1.33 per game...Smith ranks fourth in the country scoring 2.00 points per game...Smith has three multi-point efforts to his credit already this season, including six points (4g, 2a) in his last three games...He is one of three Wildcats to score at least one point in every game this season.

THE WILDCAT OFFENSE: The Wildcat offense ranks eighth in the nation at 4.17 goals per game and they rank second among Hockey East teams...UNH’s offense has scored at least three goals in five of the six games, including a seven-goal effort Oct. 21 at Colorado College and a six-goal performance in the win over Northeastern on Nov. 3...Five Wildcats are in the Top 10 on the Hockey East scoring leaderboard.

THE TOP TWO ON OFFENSE: UNH’s second line of Jerry Pollastrone, Trevor Smith and Matt Fornataro have posted 30 points through six games with a +22 plus/minus rating...They account for 42% on the Wildcat offense...The Wildcats’ first line of Jacob Micflikier, Mike Radja and Brett Hemingway has combined for 22 points (7g, 15a) through six games in 06-07...The first line is responsible for 31% of UNH’s offense, while the two lines combined account for 73% of the team’s total offensive output (52 of 75 points).
 
DID YOU KNOW?: UNH’s penalty kill went 14-for-15 (93.3%) over the weekend vs. the Huskies...UNH was outshot for the first time this season in the 3-1 win at Northeastern on Nov. 4...UNH is undefeated against Northeastern in the last 17 meetings at 14-0-3...Senior forwards Jacob Micflikier and Brett Hemingway are the other two UNH players to register a point in all six games this season...Hemingway and Micflikier both have amassed 49 career goals, and the next closest active Wildcat goal scorer is Mike Radja with 20...The ‘Cats have been explosive in the second period this season outscoring their opponents 13-4...14 of the 20 Wildcats to skate in a game this season have recorded at least one point...UNH’s power play has scored at least one goal in four of the six games and the penalty kill finally shut out the opponent as the Huskies went 0 for 8 on Friday night at the Whittemore Center...7 of the 16 goals that Kevin Regan has allowed this season have come on the opponent’s power play.

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 all six games for the ‘Cats...He has allowed three goals or fewer in five of the six games and has posted 30+ saves twice this season.
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