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    DURHAM, N.H.  – Incoming freshman Phil DeSimone (East Amherst, N.Y.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was selected by the Washington Capitals with the 84th pick in the third round of the 2007 National Hockey League Entry Draft on Saturday afternoon at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
    DeSimone (6-1, 195) is a three-year veteran of the USHL playing with the Sioux City Musketeers. DeSimone, the 06-07 USHL Player of the Year, scored 73 points (26g, 47a) in 60 games with a +13 plus/minus rating. He served as the Musketeers captain last year and was the assistant captain in the 05-06 season. DeSimone was also a USHL First-Team All-Star in his final season with Sioux City.



    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Incoming freshman James vanRiemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers with the second overall pick in the first round of the 2007 National Hockey League draft held at Nationwide Arena on Friday night in Columbus, Ohio.
    vanRiemsdyk (6-foot 3, 200 pounds) has skated the last two seasons for the United States National Program under head coach Ron Rolston. He led the US Under-18 Team in scoring this season with 63 points (33g, 30a) in 42 games. vanRiemsdyk was the second rated skater among North American players by the NHL’s Central Scouting Service. He represented Team USA in the World Under-18 and the Under-20 Tournaments. vanRiemsdyk was a member of the gold medal winning team of the World Under-18 Championships in 05-06.




    COLUMBUS, Ohio-- The New York Rangers have always been James vanRiemsdyk’s favorite NHL team, but that’s almost certain to change in a matter of hours.   
    vanRiemsdyk will pledge his allegiance to the team that selects him in the NHL Entry Draft, which begins tonight (7 p.m., VERSUS) in Columbus, Ohio. He’s been projected as an early first-round pick — perhaps even the first pick overall — and the Rangers appear out of reach, since they enter the draft with the 17th selection. The Red Line Report’s mock draft had vanRiemsdyk, a New Jersey native, going to the Philadelphia Flyers with the second pick.



<    DURHAM, N.H. — Former Wildcat forward Jason Shipulski (Melrose, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team was named head hockey coach at Melrose High School on Tuesday afternoon by athletic director Patricia Ruggiero.
    “It was something that as a player I knew I wanted to do,” said Shipulski. When I finished playing hockey I knew I wanted to become a head coach. Massachusetts hockey jobs are tough to come by and I am up to the challenge. I am honored and excited to work with these kids.”


    DURHAM, N.H. — The Dick Umile Hockey School still has openings for the week of July 30-August 3 for boys and girls ages 7-14.  The day camp features hockey instruction by UNH Hockey coaches and current and former players.  Campers will receive 2 ½ hours of on-ice instruction each day as well as off-ice skill sessions.
    Information as well as registration forms are available online at www.unhwildcats.com/camps, at the Whittemore Center Box Office, or by calling  603-862-9395.





<    WAKEFIELD, Mass. – The Hockey East Association announced on Friday, June 8 that the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey program placed six of its student-athletes on the 78-player Hockey East All-Academic Team.
    Junior defenseman Brad Flaishans (Glendale, Ariz.) and junior goaltender Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.) headline the list of Wildcats on the Hockey East All-Academic Team as three-time honorees. In addition to Flaishans and Regan, sophomore netminder Kirk Manke (Clifton Park, N.Y.) and sophomore forward Alan Thompson (Gilford, N.H.) were honored as two-time selections. Sophomore forward Thomas Fortney (Webster Groves, Mo.) and junior blueliner Craig Switzer (Peachland, British Columbia) were selected to the team for the first time in their Wildcat careers. All six players earned at least a 3.0 GPA in each of the two academic periods in which they actively competed.


    DURHAM, N.H. – Dick Umile, head coach of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team has announced the nine-member incoming freshman class of 2007 on Thursday afternoon.

    Mike Beck (Long Beach, Calif.), Matt Campanale (Chester Springs, Pa.), Phil DeSimone (East Amherst, N.Y.), Dan Dries (Lake Orion, Mich.), Greg Manz (Wayne, Pa.), Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.), Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.), James vanRiemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) and Danny Vranek (New Port Richey, Fla.) comprise the Wildcats freshman class for the upcoming 2007-2008 season.



    DURHAM, N.H. – Dick Umile, head coach of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team, announced the schedule for the upcoming 2007-2008 season on Tuesday.
The Wildcats will open their schedule with an exhibition game on Saturday, Oct. 13 against New Brunswick at the Whittemore Center, while UNH officially kicks off the season with a road game on Friday, Oct. 19 vs. Boston University at Agganis Arena.
    The ‘Cats will then host WCHA foe Colorado College for a two-game set Oct. 26-27 at Towse Rink and will meet with national runner-up Boston College on Nov. 10 and Feb. 23 in Durham, along with a Feb. 22 meeting at Conte Forum.

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DURHAM, N.H. - UNH Athletics will again host a Hockey Spirit Focus Group Meeting on Tuesday, May 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The meeting will take place at the Whittemore Center Arena in the Skybox Lounge.  Fans and supporters of UNH Hockey are asked to sign-up online to participate in this meeting.  Everyone should be prepared to discuss the 2006-07 season, as well as share ideas for the upcoming season.  All UNH Hockey fans are welcome and encouraged to bring their creativity to help improve game atmosphere and fan involvement.  New members to the group are welcome to attend, as well as all those who have attended in the past. 

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    DURHAM, N.H. – Junior goaltender Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named the recipient of the Roger LeClerc Award given to the Wildcats’ Most Valuable Player at the annual team awards banquet sponsored by the Friends of UNH hockey on Saturday afternoon at the Whittemore Center.

    Junior forward Matt Fornataro (Calgary, Alberta) was named captain of the 2007-2008 Wildcats, as the 102nd captain in the history of UNH hockey along with assistant captains Brad Flaishans (Glendale, Ariz.), Mike Radja (Yorkville, Ill.), Regan and junior blueliner Craig Switzer (Peachland, B.C.). Radja had a career-high 37 points (19g, 18a) in his junior year and his 19 goals were second best on UNH’s roster, while Switzer totaled 17 points in his third season in Durham as UNH’s third leading defensive scorer and posted a team-leading +21 plus/minus rating.



SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The American Hockey League announced on Friday, April 13th that right wing Darren Haydar of the Chicago Wolves has been named the winner of the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL’s most valuable player for the 2006-07 season, as voted by players and members of the media in each of the league’s 27 cities.

Named a 2006-07 First Team AHL All-Star last week, Haydar leads the American Hockey League with 77 assists and 116 points in 70 games heading into the final weekend of the regular season. He began his assault on AHL goaltenders on opening night, when he scored twice in a 5-0 win at Peoria. Haydar went on to record a point in each of Chicago’s first 39 games of the season, the longest scoring streak in the 71-year history of the AHL. He averaged better than two points per game (24g, 55a) during the three-month streak.



    DURHAM, N.H. — The Wildcat Athletics Council will host the 17th annual Bill Knight - Bo Dickson Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, June 11, 2007 at the Windham Country Club in Windham, N.H. This golf tournament is a key fundraising event in support of scholarships for UNH student-athletes.
    The Wildcat Athletics Council invites you to become a tournament sponsor.  Our tournament provides a great opportunity for  you to reward your employees, entertain clients and network with other community/business leaders who are all joining our tournament in support of UNH Athletics. The Wildcat Athletics Council is also seeking items for our silent auction and we would gladly accept anything you would like to donate.  Please contact Brenda Holt-Mullaney or Garin Veris at 603-862-8641.
    The cost for golf is $175 per person, which includes includes continental breakfast, cart, greens fees, snacks and the cookout. The deadline to signup is Friday, May 11. Registration on June 11th begins at 6:30 a.m. with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start (scramble format).

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ST. LOUIS, Mo.— Sophomore forward Trevor Smith (North Vancouver, B.C.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named a Division I RBK Second-Team All-American on Friday night as chosen by the American Hockey Coaches Association at the Frozen Four in St. Louis, Mo.

Smith was one of seven Hockey East players to earn All-America honors this season and he is the 24th player in school history to earn the All-America distinction. Smith, who is the 30th All-American in Wildcat hockey history, becomes only the third player in school history to earn All-America honors as a sophomore. In the last five seasons, Smith is the sixth Wildcat to earn the honor, which also includes Brian Yandle (2005, 2006), Sean Collins (2005), Steve Saviano (2004), Lanny Gare (2003) and Mike Ayers (2003).




    BOSTON – Sophomore forward Trevor Smith (North Vancouver, B.C.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was one of 12 players named to the New England All-Star Team by the New England Hockey Writers Association on Tuesday afternoon. The banquet to honor the All-Stars will be held on Wednesday, April 11 at the Prince Restaurant in Saugus, Mass. (6 p.m.).
    He recently signed a two-year professional contract with the New York Islanders of the NHL foregoing his last two seasons in Durham. Smith played in his first professional game on Sunday for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League.



    UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Sophomore forward Trevor Smith (North Vancouver, B.C.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team has decided to forego his last two seasons as a Wildcat to sign a two-year contact with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League.
    Smith was then assigned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League, where he signed an amateur tryout contact (ATO) for the remainder of the 06-07 season and playoffs. He played in his first professional game yesterday (April 1) and registered three shots on goal wearing #45 in a 4-2 win over Albany in Bridgeport, Conn at the Arena at HarborYard.



    DURHAM, N.H. — Senior forward Shawn Vinz (Rochester, Minn.) of the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team signed a amateur tryout contract (ATO) with the Charlotte Checkers of the East Coast Hockey League last week
    Vinz scored a short-handed goal in his first professional game on his first shift as a Checker in the 4-1 victory over Columbia in Raleigh, N.C. on Saturday, March 31st. Vinz has played in six games for Charlotte to this point as they head into the ECHL's Kelly Cup playoffs.
    He scored a career-high six points (4g, 2a) in 38 games in his senior season, including scoring his first collegiate goal on Nov. 18 vs. UMass-Lowell at the Whittemore Center.



      DURHAM, N.H. – Senior forwards Josh Ciocco (Atco, N.J.), Brett Hemingway (Surrey, B.C.) and Jacob Micflikier (Winnipeg, Manitoba) along with defenseman Chris Murray (Dover, Mass.) have all signed amateur tryout contracts (ATO) with professional hockey teams earlier in the week.
    Ciocco was the first Wildcat senior to make his pro debut this week for the Wheeling Nailers of the East Coast Hockey League, registering three shots on goal on Tuesday, March 27 in the 3-2 win over Dayton.
    Micflikier, who played in his first game last night (Mar. 28) with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League, totaled one shot on goal in the 4-2 loss to Lowell at the Mass Mutual Center.
    Murray has signed on with the Peoria Rivermen of the AHL, while Hemingway was assigned to Albany of the AHL by the Colorado Avalanche, the team who drafted him in 2003.



MANCHESTER, N.H.  – Ryan Jones recorded a goal and an assist and Jeff Zatkoff recorded 43 saves to lead 13th-ranked Miami University hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 2-1 victory against fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire in an NCAA first round game of the Northeast Regional at Verizon Wireless Arena.

UNH, the 2007 Hockey East regular-season champions who earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Ice Hockey Championships, ends the season at 26-11-2.  Miami, also an at-large team, improved to 24-13-4 and will face off against the winner of the Boston College versus St. Lawrence University first-round matchup Sunday at 3:30 p.m.




SCOUTING THE REDHAWKS: No. 13 ranked and No. 4 seed Miami enters the Northeast Regional comes after being idle last weekend, as they lost in the two-game sweep by Lake Superior on March 9 and 10 in the CCHA quarterfinals... The RedHawks own a 23-13-4 overall record and a 16-8-4 record in league play finishing in third place in the league standings...Miami makes their fifth appearance in the NCAA tournament, including the third appearance under head coach Enrico Blasi...The RedHawks also qualified for the tournament in 2006 and 2004 under Blasi, in 1997 under Mark Mazzoleni and in 1993 under George Gwozdecky...The RedHawks own a 2-3-0 record in their last five games and a 5-4-1 record in their last 10 contests...Miami has a 8-8-3 record this season away from its home rink...MU played one Hockey East team this season, a 4-1 loss to Vermont on Oct. 7 in the IceBreaker in Oxford, Ohio...Junior forward Nathan Davis and Hobey Baker Finalist leads the team in scoring with 49 points (20g, 29a) for Miami, while junior Ryan Jones has amassed 46 points (28g, 18a) as the second leading scorer and the leading goal scorer...Jones’ 0.70 goals per game is the fourth best total among Division I players...Jeff Zatkoff and Charlie Effinger have both seen time in net for Miami playing in 24 and 17 games respectively...Zatkoff owns a 13-7-3 record (2.24 GAA and a .918 save%), while Effinger is 10-6-1 with a 2.67 GAA and a .896 save percentage.

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    WAKEFIELD, Mass.  – Freshman forward Bobby Butler (Marlboro, Mass.) of the No. 5 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named Superskills Hockey Rookie of the Week by the Hockey East Associaion on Monday.
    Butler had a career weekend scoring three points (2g, 1a) in the Hockey East Championships at the TD Banknorth Garden in two games. Butler started the weekend tying his career-high with two points (1g, 1a) on Friday night vs. Massachusetts in the league semifinal scoring the game-winning goal just 1:30 into double overtime to send the Wildcats to the Hockey East championship game. He also added a goal in UNH’s 5-2 loss to Boston College in the Championship game on Saturday night.



     DURHAM, N.H. – Tickets are still available for the 2007 Northeast Regionals at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25.
    Top seed UNH will play No. 4 seed Miami at 1 p.m. and No. 2 seed Boston College will face No. 3 seed St. Lawrence at 4:30 p.m., while the Regional Final will be played on Sunday, March 25th at 3:30 p.m.
    Tickets, which are being sold as a three-game package, will cost $74 dollars per package. Fans can purchase tickets at the Verizon Wireless Arena box office, by calling 603-868-7300 or logging onto the internet at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Whittemore Center or Verizon Wireless Arena box office.

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    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The NCAA Division I men’s hockey selection committee announced live on ESPN2 on Sunday afternoon that the No. 3 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team will face No. 13 ranked Miami University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in the Northeast Regional on Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H.
    UNH and Miami will meet in the NCAA Tournament for the first time on Saturday. UNH owns a 12-20 all-time record in the NCAA playoffs, which includes a 10-12 all-time record under head coach Dick Umile. The Wildcats have qualified for the tournament in the last six seasons, they are one of only three Division I teams along with Minnesota and Michigan to accomplish that feat. This will mark the ‘Cats 17th appearance in the tournament and the 13th trip under Umile’s guidance. UNH’s senior class becomes the fourth class in school history to in a berth in the NCAA’s in all four seasons of competition. UNH has appeared in seven Frozen Fours to go along with two national championship appearances.



BOSTON – No. 6 Boston College extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 10 games and claimed its league-high seventh Lamoriello Trophy with a 5-2 victory against No. 3 New Hampshire in the championship game of the Hockey East Tournament in front of a crowd of 13,668 at the TD Banknorth Garden on Saturday night.

Boston College improves to 26-11-1 (18-8-1) and earns an automatic bid to the upcoming NCAA Tournament that starts next Friday (March 23). New Hampshire drops to 26-10-2 (18-7-2 Hockey East) but could still be as high as a No. 1 seed as an at-large team in the field of 16. Both teams will find out their destination for the postseason during the NCAA Tournament selection show on ESPN2 tomorrow at 2:30pm.




BOSTON – New Hampshire freshman Bobby Butler scored 90 seconds into double overtime to give the third-ranked Wildcats a thrilling 3-2 victory over No. 12 Massachusetts in the first semifinal game of the Hockey East Tournament at the TD Banknorth Garden on Friday night.

UNH junior goalie Kevin Regan made 44 saves as the top-seeded Wildcats improved to 26-9-2 (18-7-2 Hockey East) on the season in a game that was televised on NESN. New Hampshire advances to the championship game of the Hockey East Tournament and will play second-seeded Boston College tomorrow at 7:00pm at the TD Banknorth Garden.




BOSTON – Dick Umile, the head coach of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named the 2007 Hockey East Coach of the Year at the annual league banquet at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Thursday night in Boston as voted on by the league head coaches.

Umile is only the second coach in league history to earn the award five times, to go along with Jack Parker of Boston University. He has helped guide the Wildcats to a 25-9-2 overall record this season and a first-place finish in the conference for the school’s sixth regular-season championship in school history. Umile also won the award in 1991, 1997, 1999 and 2002. He has amassed has 398-195-62 record in 17 seasons as UNH’s head coach. He needs only two wins to become the ninth active head coach with 400 career coaching victories. Coach Umile owns a 32-19-1 record in the Hockey East playoffs with tournaments titles in 2002 and 2003.




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SCOUTING THE MINUTEMEN:
No. 12 ranked Massachusetts enters the weekend on a six-game win streak, the second longest in the nation...UMass owns a overall record of 20-11-5 and a 15-9-3 record in league play, finishing fourth in the regular-season standings...They swept Maine in the Hockey East quarterfinals by scores of 3-2 on March 9th and 5-2 on March 10 at the Mullins Center...The Minutemen are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games...They have outscored their opponents 23 to 11 in their current six-game win streak...UMass owned a league-best 14-3-3 record at home and a 6-8-2 record in 16 games away from the Mullins Center, which includes a 0-1-1 neutral site mark...Senior forward Chris Capraro leads the team in scoring with 34 points (9g, 25a) in 32 games, while sophomore forward Cory Quirk has totaled 30 points (13g, 17a)...Senior Mark Matheson also is tied for the team lead with 13 goals splitting time at forward and defense...Sophomore netminder Jon Quick has logged almost all the time in goal with a 18-10-5 record in 34 starts for the Minutemen (2.20 GAA, .928 save%).

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    Tickets are available for the Hockey East semifinals on Friday, March 16 vs. Massachusetts (5 p.m.) and for the Hockey East Championship on Saturday, March 17.  To purchase tickets visit the Whittemore Center Box Office or by calling 603-862-4000 x5 during their normal business hours (M-F 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.).
    Only balcony seats are available through the UNH ticket office; rows 1-6 $28 each and rows 7+ $17.  You may purchase single night game tickets. Those purchasing tickets by phone will pick up their tickets at the "UNH Will Call" area at the Premium East Entrance at The Garden.  Tickets will not be mailed. UNH students pay $10 for balcony seats rows 7 or higher by showing their ID at the window.



<    DURHAM, N.H. – Junior goaltender Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named CCM/RBK Hockey East Player of the Week for the first time this season on Monday by the conference office.
    Regan helped the top-seeded Wildcats advance to the Hockey East semifinals on Friday, March 16 with a pair of 42-save shutout efforts in the two-game sweep of Providence College in the Hockey East quarterfinals last week. He stopped all 84 shots by the Friars in the two-game set.



    DURHAM, N.H. – The Hockey East Association has announced that the No. 1 seed and fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team will face off against the No. 14 ranked and No. 4 seed University of Massachusetts in the semifinals of the Hockey East Tournament on Friday, March 16 at 5 p.m. at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston. No. 2 seed Boston College and No. 3 seed Boston University square off in the nightcap at 8 p.m.
    UNH has faced the Minutemen four times in the history of the Hockey East Tournament, including two times in the semifinals with both team winning one game apiece. UMass won the last meeting in the Hockey East semifinals on March 19, 2004 (2-5) and the ‘Cats recorded a 5-4 win on March 14, 2003 in the semifinals on their way to the Frozen Four in Buffalo, N.Y.



      DURHAM N.H. – Sophomore forward Thomas Fortney (Webster Groves, Mo.) totaled a career-high two goals and Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.) posted 42 saves to lead the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire hockey team to Friday night’s 6-0 victory and a sweep of Providence College in the best-of-three Hockey East quarterfinal series at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH, the top seed of the Hockey East tournament with a 18-7-2 league record, improved to 25-9-2. The Wildcats advance to next weekend’s semifinals at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston and will face off against the lowest remaining seed. PC, which finished the regular season with a 9-15-3 mark in Hockey East, is now 10-23-3.
    Regan, who also recorded a 42-save shutout in Thursday’s opening game of the series, finished Friday’s game with double-digit saves all three periods (16-15-11). He now has three shutouts this season as well as three vs. PC and six in his career.



    DURHAM N.H. – Led by the 42-save shutout effort of Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.) and three assists from Mike Radja (Yorkville, Ill.),  the No. 4 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team defeated Providence College, 4-0, on Thursday night at the Whittemore Center in the Hockey East to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three quarterfinal series.
    UNH, the top seed of the Hockey East tournament with a 18-7-2 league record, improved to 24-9-2. PC, which finished the regular season with a 9-15-3 mark in Hockey East, is now 10-22-3.
Regan, who stopped 16 shots in the first period and 17 in the second, recorded his second shutout of the season and fifth of his career; two of his career shutouts are vs. the Friars.
    In addition to Radja, Jacob Micflikier (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Brett Hemingway (Surrey, British Columbia) both finished with a goal and an assist.



SCOUTING THE FRIARS: No. 8 seed Providence enters the Hockey East quarterfinal series with a 10-21-3 overall record and a 9-15-3 league record, securing the final spot in the playoffs in the final weekend of the regular season...The Friars finished the conference schedule with 21 points, three points ahead of Lowell and two points behind No. 7 seed Northeastern...PC enter’s the weekend on a season-high three-game win streak where they have outscored their opponents 16 to 4 during that time...Providence won their final game of the regular-season, a 2-1 win at Merrimack on Saturday, March 3rd...The Friars own a 3-11-2 road record this season, which includes a 0-2 record in two meetings at the Whittemore Center this year...In their last 10 games, the Friars own a 4-4-2 record, including a 3-1-1 record in their last five contests...Junior forward Jon Rheault leads the team in scoring with 25 points (12g, 13a), while sophomore forward Nick Mazzolini has amassed 21 points (5g, 16a) as the team’s second leading scorer...Senior forward Colin McDonald leads the team with 13 goals...Junior neminder Tyler Sims has logged the majority in between the pipes with a 7-18-2 mark (2.72 GAA, .899 save%).

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The No. 3 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was defeated by No. 11 ranked Boston College, 4-2 on Saturday night at Conte Forum in front of 7,884 fans in the Hockey East regular-season finale for both teams.

UNH finishes the regular-season schedule with a 23-9-2 overall record and a 18-7-2 mark in conference play, while Boston College finishes at 22-11-1, 18-8-1 in league games.




    DURHAM, N.H. – The third-ranked University of New Hampshire (23-8-2, 18-6-2 HE) men’s ice hockey team was upended by the ninth-ranked Boston College Eagles (21-11-1, 17-8-1), 4-1, Friday in the regular-season home finale at the Whittemore Center on senior night.
With the Providence win tonight over Merrimack, the Wildcats will host No. 8 seed Providence College in the Hockey East quarterfinals which begin on Thursday, March 8th.



    INDIANAPOLIS– Senior forward Jacob Micflikier (Winnipeg, Manitoba) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named one of 32 players selected to participate in the 2007 Pontiac Frozen Four Skills Challenge in St. Louis, Missouri at the Scottrade Center on Friday, April 6th.
         The competitions will include puck control relay, fastest skater, hardest shot, rapid fire shooting, accuracy shooting and penalty shot. The competition will be held in an East versus West format with each team having six male position players, six female position players, two male goaltenders and two female goaltenders.
    Tickets for the event are $10 and can be purchased at the Scottrade Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 314/241-1888. The Skills Challenge will begin at 7:30 p.m.



    WAKEFIELD, MA  – Hockey East and B2 Networks announced today that all but one of the Hockey East men’s quarterfinals and both games of the Women’s Hockey East semifinals will be broadcast live worldwide via streaming on B2 Networks.

    Due to contractual obligations with the league’s television partner, NESN, the streaming videos won’t be offered for the women’s championship game on Sunday, March 4, a single Friday men’s quarterfinal game on March 9 (the exact game to be determined at a later date), and the men’s semifinals and championship game on March 16-17. Those games will all be carried live by NESN or NESN partners. However, the remaining men’s and women’s Hockey East games will be available online through B2 Networks.



    DURHAM, N.H. – Tickets are available for the University of New Hampshire men's hockey game against the Boston College Eagles on “Senior Night” on Friday, March 2nd at the Whittemore Center. Game time is special start of 7:30 p.m.
    Ticket prices are $25 dollars for reserved seating and $23 dollars for general admission. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28th.
    Tickets will also go on sale for the Hockey East quarterfinals on Thursday, March 1 at 10 a.m. which is a best of three series beginning on Thursday, March 8. All game times are 7 p.m. at the Whittemore Center. Ticket prices for the quarterfinal round are $23 dollars for reserved seating  and $21 dollars for general admission seating.
    Tickets may be purchased in person at the Whittemore Center Box Office. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 1-866-WILDCAT or on the internet at www.unhwildcats.com.



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SCOUTING THE EAGLES: No. 11 ranked Boston College enters the weekend Hockey East series with a 20-11-1 overall record and a 16-8-1 mark in 25 league games...The Eagles currently occupy third place in the conference standings with 33 points...BC can finish as high as second and as low as fourth in the seedings for the Hockey East playoffs...They are coming off a weekend sweep of UMass-Lowell on Thursday,  Feb. 22 (3-0) and Saturday, Feb. 24 (4-3)...Boston College owns a 10-4-0 home record and a 10-7-1 mark away from Conte Forum...BC is 8-2-0 in its last 10 games and 4-1-0 in its last five contests...Senior forward Brian Boyle leads the team in scoring with 38 points (15g, 23a), while sophomore Benn Ferriero (15g, 16a) and senior Joe Rooney (10g, 21a) rank second on BC roster in scoring with 31 points apiece...Sophomore forward Nathan Gerbe (30 pts.) leads the team with 18 goals, which ranks tied for second among league skaters...Boyle leads Hockey East with 33 points in 25 league games...Junior neminder Cory Schneider has started in net all 32 games for the Eagles posting a 20-11-1 record to go along with a 2.34 GAA and a .916 save percentage...BC’s 2.44 goals per game rank 12th nationally among Division I teams.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The No. 3 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was defeated by Providence College, 7-1 on Saturday night in front of 2,543 fans at Schneider Arena.

With the loss, UNH drops to 23-7-2 overall and 18-5-2 in Hockey East play, while Providence improves its record to 8-21-3 overall (7-15-3 HE) with the victory.UNH has won the Hockey East regular-season championship outright with the Vermont win over Boston University tonight, 3-2 at Agganis Arena. The Wildcats have won two other regular-season championships (98-99, 01-02) and have shared the title on two other occasions (96-97, 02-03).




DURHAM, N.H. — Senior forward Jacob Micflikier (Winnipeg, Manitoba) netted his fourth-career hat trick as the third-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team (23-6-2, 18-4-2 HE) defeated the Providence College Friars (7-21-3, 6-15-3 HE), 6-4, in a Hockey East slugfest Friday night at the Whittemore Center.

            Four different Wildcats tallied two points to go along with Micflikier’s first three-goal performance since Feb. 11, 2005 vs. Massachusetts, to lead the offensive charge for UNH. With the win, UNH clinched at least a share of the regular-season title tonight and they need one point in the remaining three games to clinch the title outright. The Wildcats have won six Hockey East regular-season titles.




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SCOUTING THE FRIARS: Providence enters this weekend with a 7-20-3 overall record and a 6-14-3 in 23 Hockey East contests...The Friars are fighting for the last spot in the league playoffs as they currently occupy the eighth spot along UMass-Lowell with each team posting 15 points...PC earned one point last weekend after a 3-3 tie with Northeastern on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Schneider Arena and a 3-0 loss to the Huskies on Friday, Feb. 16 at Matthews Arena...Providence owns a 3-5-2 record in its last 10 games, which includes 1-2-2 record in the last five games...PC’s last victory came on Feb. 3 at Vermont (4-1)...The Friars have amassed a 5-9-1 home record this season and a 2-10-2 road record in 06-07...Providence has scored two goals or less in 21 of its 30 games this year...Sophomore forward Nick Mazzolini leads the team in scoring with 16 points (4g, 12a) in 30 games, while senior forward Colin McDonald (13 pts.) leads the team with 11 goals...Junior goalie Tyler Sims has logged the majority of the minutes in net for the Friars posting a 6-17-2 record in 25 starts...Sims has also added a 2.66 GAA and a .901 save percentage.

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    BOSTONSophomore forward Trevor Smith (North Vancouver, B.C.) netted two goals for the No. 3 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team as they tied No. 6 ranked Boston University, 3-3, in Hockey East action on Saturday night at Agganis Arena.
    The Wildcats now own a 22-6-2 overall record and a 17-4-2 in Hockey East play while the Terriers hold a 17-5-9, 12-4-8 in conference play.


    DURHAM, N.H. — The third-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team (22-6-1, 17, 4-1 HE) was upended by the No. 7 ranked Boston University Terriers (17-5-8, 18-3-1 HE) on Friday night, 4-2, in a battle of the top two teams in Hockey East.
    Brandon Yip scored two goals, including the game-winner and senior goaltender John Curry made 31 stops in the victory for the Terriers.
    UNH drew first blood in the opening period when it capitalized on an early slashing call that went against the Terriers’ Yip.  With 11:13 remaining in the period, senior forward Jacob Micflikier (Winnipeg, Manitoba) slid a pass across the ice from the left wing to senior blue liner Chris Murray (Dover, Mass.) who received the puck at the top of the right circle.  Murray fed the puck into the slot to a waiting Mike Radja (Yorkville, Ill.) who sent a wrist shot over the left shoulder of Curry to tally the power-play score.



<    The Wildcat men’s hockey team will host the first annual “Blue Out Night” at the Whit...Fans are encouraged to wear their blue road jerseys or blue articles of clothing to the game against BU...UNH will unveil their fifth set of jerseys, a blue road uniform on Friday night at the Whittemore Center.


SCOUTING THE TERRIERS: The No. 6 ranked Terriers enter Friday’s game with a 16-5-8 overall record and a 11-4-7 record in 22 Hockey East games...BU currently sits in second place in the standings with 29 points...The Terriers are coming off a 2-1 victory against Boston College in the Beanpot championship game on Monday, Feb. 12th...Bryan McGuirk scored his first goal of the season just 5:06 into overtime to lead BU to its 28th Beanpot title, which includes the last three consecutive...Junior goalie John Curry was named MVP and was awarded the Eberly Trophy posting a .985 save percentage in the tournament...The Terriers own the top-ranked defense in the nation allowing only 1.69 goals per game...BU owns a 6-3-4 home record this season and a 9-2-4 record away from Agganis Arena...The Terriers are 7-1-2 in their last 10 games and have outscored their opponent, 30 to 17...BU’s last loss came on Jan. 26 vs. Boston College, a 5-2 loss at Agganis Arena...Sophomore forward Chris Higgins leads the team in scoring with 26 points (10g, 16a) in 28 games, while junior forward Pete MacArthur has notched 13-12-25...Senior goaltender John Curry has played in 25 games this season logging the bulk of the time in net with a 12-5-7 record...Curry also owns a 1.80 GAA and .934 save percentage...He ranks second in the nation in GAA and third in save percentage.

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    Wakefield, MASS. – Junior forward Mike Radja (Yorkville, Ill.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named CCM/RBK Player of the Week by the Hockey East Association on Monday afternoon for the second time this season.
    Radja totaled four points on the week (2g, 2a) in the weekend sweep of Merrimack College. He recorded two points (1g, 1a) in the 3-1 win on Friday at the Whittemore Center and also had a two-point effort in the 4-1 victory on Saturday at Lawler Arena.



    DURHAM, N.H.  – Junior forward Mike Radja (Yorkville, Ill.) posted two points (1g, 1a) to pace the No. 3 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team to a 4-1 win against Merrimack College on Saturday in Hockey East action at Thom Lawler Arena in front of 2,270 fans.
    UNH upped its record to 22-5-1 on the season (17-3-1 HE), while Merrimack falls to 3-21-4 overall and 3-16-2 this year in Hockey East play. The Wildcats own a six-point lead on Boston University with 35 points to hold the top spot in the Hockey East standings.




    DURHAM, N.H.  – Mike Radja (Yorkville, Ill.) recorded a goal and an assist to lead the third-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team to Friday night’s 3-1 Hockey East victory against Merrimack College at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH, now 56-11-7 in the lifetime series vs. Merrimack, improved to 21-5-1 overall this season and 16-3-1 in Hockey East. MC, winless in its last nine games (0-7-2), is now 3-20-4, 3-15-2.
    Brett Hemingway (Surrey, British Columbia) gave the Wildcats a 1-0 first-period lead with a power-play goal at 16:12. The scoring sequence began in the right corner with a pass from Jacob Micflikier (Winnipeg, Manitoba) to Radja at the near point. Radja moved the puck to the high slot, where Jamie Fritsch (Odenton, Md.) sent a return pass back to Radja cutting to the slot, and his high shot was redirected into the net by Hemingway.



SCOUTING THE WARRIORS: The Warriors enter the weekend Hockey East series with a 3-19-4 overall record and a 3-14-2 mark in 19 conference games...Merrimack is coming off the weekend with a 1-0 loss in overtime against Northeastern on Friday at Matthews Arena in Boston...The Warriors own a 1-11-1 record away from Thom Lawler Arena this season...Freshman forward, Pat Kimball leads the team in scoring with nine points (3g, 6a) in 26 games, while freshman forward J.C Robitaille has totaled 3-5-8 in 23 games as the Warriors second leading scorer...In net, senior goaltender Jim Healey was named Hockey East ITECH Goaltender of the Month in January...Healey owns a 1-8-2 record on the season with a 2.65 GAA and a .908 save percentage, while Patrick Watson has also played in nine games with a 2-6-1 record to go along with a 3.09 GAA and a .884 save%...The Warriors have killed off 70 of their last 76 penalties, including all four against the Huskies of Friday night (92.1%)...Merrimack has gone 0-6-2 in their last eight games with its last victory coming on Jan. 5 vs. Massachusetts at Lawler Arena.

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    DURHAM, N.H. – Junior goaltender Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named Pure Hockey Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season by the Hockey East Association on Monday afternoon.
    Regan, who was the National and Hockey East Player of the Month in January, started both games against No. 9 ranked Maine this past weekend turning away 77 of 81 shots by the Black Bears in the series. He registered a career-high 46 saves in the 2-1 victory on Saturday night at the Whittemore Center and a 31-save effort in the 4-2 loss on Friday at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester.
 




    DURHAM, N.H.  – Junior goaltender Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.), who was honored as National Player of the Month for January, recorded a career-high 46 saves to lead the top-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team to Saturday night’s 2-1 Hockey East victory against ninth-ranked University of Maine in front of a raucous sellout crowd of 6,501 at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH improved to 20-5-1 overall and 15-3-1 in Hockey East. Maine, which recorded a 4-2 victory vs. the Wildcats Friday night at the Verizon Wireless Arena (Manchester, N.H.), is now 17-8-2, 10-8-1. The ‘Cats have won 20 games in the last 11 consecutive seasons.



MANCHESTER, N.H.The No. 1 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was defeated by the University of Maine Black Bears, 4-2, in front of 10,104 fans at the sold-out Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Friday night in Hockey East action.

With the loss, the Wildcats drop to 19-5-1, 14-3-1 in Hockey East. Maine recorded its first win of the season when trailing after two periods and improves to 17-7-2, 10-7-1 in conference play.




    BOSTON – Senior assistant captain Chris Murray (Dover, Mass.) and junior goaltender Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team were named finalists for the 55th annual Walter Brown Award, presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England.
    Murray and Regan were selected among 15 semifinalists selected by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston, as announced by president Dave O’Brien.
    Murray and Regan have helped guide UNH to its first No. 1 national ranking in over three years and they have been part of the Wildcat defensive corps that has occupied first place in the Hockey East standings for the majority of the season.         UNH’s defense ranks fourth in the nation allowing 1.96 goals per game and in conference play the Wildcats’ top-ranked defense has allowed 1.75 goals per game, leading the team to a 14-2-1 record in league play.



    DURHAM, N.H. – Junior goaltender Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named CCM/RBK Hockey East Player of the Month for January on Thursday afternoon by the conference office.
    Regan helped the Wildcats earn their first No. 1 national ranking in over three years and has been the backbone of the UNH team that has occupied first place in the Hockey East standings for the majority of the season.
    Regan helped the ‘Cats to a 5-1-0 record in the month of January, which included a 5-0-0 record in five starts for the junior netminder. Regan also amassed 144 saves in the month on 150 shots by his opponents to go along with a 1.25 GAA and a .960 save percentage.



SCOUTING THE BLACK BEARS: No. 9 ranked Maine enters the weekend Hockey East series with a 16-7-2 overall record and a 9-7-1 mark in 17 conference games...The Black Bears occupy the sixth spot in the league standings with 19 points...Maine is coming off a weekend split with Northeastern at Alfond Arena, the Huskies earned a 6-1 victory on Friday, Jan. 26 and the Black Bears came back with a 2-1 win on Saturday, Jan. 27...Maine owns a 10-2-1 record away from Alfond Arena this season...Maine’s power play is the best in Division I hockey converting on 25% of their chances, they also rank 11th in the nation defensively allowing 2.40 goals per game...They have posted a 6-4-0 record in their last 10 games and they have scored two goals or less in five of those games...Freshman forward Teddy Purcell leads the team in scoring with 31 points (13g, 18a) in 25 games, while senior forward Josh Soares has totaled 14-15-29 as the Black Bears’ second-leading scorer...In net for Maine, sophomore Ben Bishop has logged the majority of the time with a 16-7-2 record in 25 starts...Bishop has registered a 2.18 GAA and a .919 save percentage....Junior defenseman Bret Tyler leads Hockey East blueliners in scoring with 19 points.

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    DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team is ranked No. 1 in the nation for the first time this season in both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll and the USCHO.com/CSTV Poll that were released Monday afternoon.
    The Wildcats garnered 507 totals points and 31 of 34 first place votes in the USA Today poll, while UNH earned 795 points in the USCHO poll and collected 36 of 40 first-place tallies.
    UNH earned the No. 1 ranking for the first time in the USCHO poll since Oct. 20, 2003 and the last time the team was the top team in the country in both polls was Oct. 28, 2002. The last time the ‘Cats were ranked No. 1 this late in the season was the 2001-2002 season, when they headed into the 2002 Frozen Four in St. Paul, Minn. as the No. 1 team in the nation. They were the top team in the nation in seven of the final nine weeks of the poll.



    DURHAM, N.H. – Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.) recorded 32 saves, including 12 in the first period and 11 in the third, to lead the second-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team to Saturday night’s 2-1 Hockey East victory against Providence College at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH improved to 19-4-1 overall and 14-2-1 in Hockey East while PC fell to 6-17-1, 5-11-1.



SCOUTING THE FRIARS: Providence enters Saturday’s game (7 p.m.) with a 6-16-1 overall record and a 5-10-1 record in 16 Hockey East games...They currently occupy the eighth spot in the conference standings with 11 points...The Friars are coming off a weekend split with the Maine Black Bears at Schneider Arena with a 2-0 loss on Jan. 20 and a 3-0 win on Jan. 19...PC owns a 5-8-0 home record this season and they have posted 1-7-1 road mark...Providence has won two of their last 10 games, which also includes a 3-2 overtime win on Jan. 13 at UMass-Lowell...Junior forward Jon Rheault leads the team in scoring with 12 points (6g, 6a) in 22 games, while sophomore forward Nick Mazzolini has registered 3-8-11 in 23 games...Junior netminder Tyler Sims has played the majority of the time in between the pipes for Providence tallying a 5-13-1 record (2.66 GAA, .901 save%).

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AMHERST, Mass. – Freshman goalie Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) made a career-high 35 saves in his third collegiate start as the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team dropped a 3-0 decision to the University of Massachusetts on Saturday night at the Mullins Center in Hockey East action.

With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 18-4-1, 13-2-1 in Hockey East play, while the Minutemen improve to 11-8-3, 8-6-1 HE.




    DURHAM, N.H. – Trevor Smith (N. Vancouver, British Columbia), Matt Fornataro (Calgary, Alberta) and Brad Flaishans (Glendale, Ariz.) each recorded a goal and an assist to lead the second-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team to Friday night’s 5-1 Hockey East victory against the University of Massachusetts at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH extended its winning streak to five games to improve to 18-3-1 overall and increase its Hockey East leading point total to 27 on a 13-1-1 league record. UMass, the only Hockey East team to defeat the ‘Cats this season, is now 10-8-3, 7-6-1. The Wildcats tied the school record for the best start in the program's history, which was set in the 1999-2000 season.
    Chris Murray (Dover, Mass.) was the fourth Wildcat with a multiple-point effort in the game on two assists, while UNH goaltender Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.) recorded 27 saves and his second assist of the season.



The New England Sports Network (NESN) comes to Durham televising Hockey East action live from the Whittemore Center as the University of New Hampshire Wildcats take on the University of Massachusetts Minutemen on Friday, Jan. 19. Game time at Towse Rink is a special start of 7:30 p.m.

Tom Caron will provide play-by-play for the game, while former Michigan Wolverine and 14-year NHL veteran Jeff Norton will handle the color commentary. Tune into the special half-hour Hockey East pre-game show hosted by Bob Beers and Tom Fitzgerald beginning at 7 p.m.



 DURHAM, NH – Join in the fun at the UNH Alumni Family Hockey event on Saturday, Jan. 27, which will include an all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper and fun family activities such as face-painting, photos with Wild E. Cat, opportunities to meet UNH hockey players, and autographed hockey posters.



SCOUTING THE MINUTEMEN: Massachusetts enters Friday’s game with a 10-7-3 overall record and a 7-5-1 record in Hockey East play...The Minutemen currently share the fifth spot in the Hockey East standings with 15 points...UMass is coming off a 5-1 win against UMass-Lowell on Jan. 12th at the Mullins Center and a 4-2 win against Merrinack on Jan. 6 at home...They own a 2-2-1 mark in their last five games...Massachusetts has posted a 8-1-1 home record in 06-07 and a 2-5-1 record on the road...UMass ranks fifth in Hockey East and 12 nationally in team defense allowing 2.35 goals per game...Sophomore forward Cory Quirk leads the team in scoring with 18 points (8g, 10a), which is the 15th best total among Hockey East players...Sophomore forward Chris Davis (8g, 9a) and senior forward Chris Capraro (4g, 13a) each have tallied 17 points...Sophomore goalie Jon Quick has logged the majority of the minutes in goal with a 9-6-3 record in 18 starts...Quick owns a 2.09 GAA and a .932 save percentage...His save percentage ranks fifth in the nation among Division I goalies.

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    MANCHESTER, N.H.Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.) was awarded the RiverStone Player of the Game, making 43 saves for the Wildcats – two saves short of a career high – lifting the No. 3-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team over Dartmouth College, 4-2, in the sixth annual “Battle for the RiverStone Cup” on Saturday night at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester.
    The Wildcats improve their record to 17-3-1 while the Big Green drop to 6-8-2. UNH continues to hold a perfect record away from the Whittemore Center with an 11-0-0 record, the best road record in all of college hockey.




    WAKEFIELD, Mass.David Lassonde (Durham, N.H.), the Associate Head Coach of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team, was named the 11th recipient of the Terry Flanagan Award, which was announced by the American Hockey Coaches Association Executive Director Joe Bertagna on Tuesday afternoon.
    The award is named in the memory of Terry Flanagan, a former Wildcat player and an assistant coach at Bowling Green University. The award is given annually to an assistant coach that has a superior body of work in his coaching career. Other notable Hockey East winners include Grant Standbrook of Maine and Brian Durocher, a former assistant with Boston University and Stu Irving of Merrimack. Last year’s recipient was Bill Powers of Michigan.



SCOUTING THE BIG GREEN: Dartmouth enters Saturday’s game with a 6-7-2 overall record and a 5-5-2 record in 12 ECACHL games, they currently occupy second place in the conference standings...The Big Green are coming off a 6-2 at Rensselaer on Saturday, Jan. 6 and before that, Dartmouth dropped a 4-1 decision at Union on Friday, Jan. 5...In the last 10 games, the Big Green own a 3-5-2 record...They own a 3-5-2 record at Thompson Arena this season and a 3-2-0 on the road...Junior forward David Jones leads the team in scoring with 9-12-21 in 15 games, while senior captain Tanner Glass ranks second on the team in points with 13 (4g, 9a)...Junior goalie Mike Devine has played every minunte for Dartmouth this season, posting a 6-7-2 record (2.64 GAA, .911 save%)...DC owns a 2-3-0 against common opponents...They have four NHL draft picks and three players from the Granite State on their roster.

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    WAKEFIELD, Mass.– Sophomore forward Trevor Smith (North Vancouver, B.C.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team earned CCM/RBK Hockey East Player of the Week honors on Monday afternoon.
    Smith, who won the award for the second time this season, totaled four points (3g, 1a) with a +2 rating last week in two wins over #15 ranked Vermont at Gutterson Fieldhouse this past weekend. He registered a three-point effort (2g, 1a) in the 7-1 victory on Friday night and also added a goal in the 2-1 win on Saturday. He registered a team-high 10 shots on goal against the Catamounts in two games.



    BURLINGTON, Vt. — Senior assistant captain Chris Murray (Dover, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal with 3:36 left in the game to give the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey a 2-1 win and a weekend sweep of #15 ranked Vermont on Saturday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
    Murray scored the game-winning goal on the power play 16:24 into the third period. Sophomore forward Jerry Pollastrone (Revere, Mass.) took the initial shot from just outside the crease. The puck bounced out to junior blueliner Craig Switzer (Peachland, B.C) at the top of the left circle who passed it across the ice to Murray at the top of the right circle, who beat Catamount goalie Joe Fallon high glove side over his left shoulder.
    The Wildcats improve their record to 16-3-1 on the season, including a 12-1-1 in conference play, while Vermont drops to 11-8-1 (6-4-1 HE) with the loss. With the two road wins this weekend, UNH improves to 10-0-0 on the road this season.



    BURLINGTON, Vt. – Sophomore forward Trevor Smith (North Vancouver, B.C.) and senior forward Brett Hemingway (Surrey, B.C.) each registered two goals to pace the No. 4 University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team to a 7-1 victory against the No. 15 ranked University of Vermont on Friday night at a soldout Gutterson FieldHouse in Hockey East action.
    The Wildcats improve their record to 15-3-1 on the season, including a 11-1-1 in conference play, while Vermont drops to 11-7-1 (6-3-1 HE) with the loss.
    The Wildcats started the game off strong as they outshot Vermont 11-3 in the opening period and 12-6 in the second. Vermont only managed two shots in the final period. The first seven shots taken by the Wildcats resulted in three goals. Twelve of the Wildcats tallied at least one point through out the game, six of them tallying two or more. Smith posted a game-high three points (2g, 1a) breaking his seven-game scoring drought.




SCOUTING THE CATAMOUNTS: No. 15 ranked Vermont enters the weekend with a 11-6-1 overall record and a 6-2-1 record in nine Hockey East games...The Catamounts have the nation’s best defense allowing only 1.61 goals per game...UVM is coming off a 4-2 loss to St. Cloud State on Dec. 30 in the championship game of the Sheraton/TD Banknorth Classic held in Burlington...Vermont owns a 9-2-0 record in its last 11 games, including a 3-2-0 record in the last five contests...The Catamounts own a 4-3-1 home record at Gutterson Field House this season...Junior forward Torrey Mitchell leads the team in scoring with 21 points (6g, 15a) in 18 games, while sophomore forward Dean Strong ranks second on the Catamounts’ roster in scoring with 11-9-20...Junior Joe Fallon has seen most of the action in between the pipes for UVM posting a 10-5-1 record with a 1.50 GAA and a .934 save percentage.

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    DURHAM, N.H. – The No. 4 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team will travel to Burlington, Vt. for a weekend series with the No. 15 ranked University of Vermont Catamounts at Gutterson Field House in a key Hockey East series this weekend.
    The New England Sports Network (NESN) will be airing the Friday, Jan. 5th game live at 7:30 p.m., as Hockey East kicks off its nine-game television package. Tom Caron will provide play-by-play, while former Michigan Wolverine Jeff Norton will handle the color commentary duties. Tune into NESN’s new half-hour Hockey East pre-game show hosted by Bob Beers and Providence alum Tom Fitzgerald at 7 p.m.
    On Saturday night, January 6th, Comcast (CN8) will air the game at 7 p.m. from Gutterson Field House. Greg Madden will provide the play-by-play and Bob Norton will handle the color duties.
    UNH (14-3-1 overall, 10-1-1 HE) currently sits atop the Hockey East standings with 21 points and an eight-point lead, while Vermont (11-6-1, 6-2-1 HE) currently occupies second place with 13 points.



  WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Junior forward Mike Radja (Yorkville, Ill.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named CCM/RBK Player of the Month for December by the Hockey East Association on Wednesday afternoon.
    Radja, who won the award for the first time in his career, posted seven points (4g, 3a) with a +4 rating helping the No. 2 ranked Wildcats to a 4-1-0 record in the month of December. He posted a point in four of the five games, including multi-point efforts in three of those games and a two-goal effort in the 4-1 win against Vermont on Dec. 3rd.


ESTERO, Fla.— Senior defenseman Chris Murray (Dover, Mass.) tied a career-high with three points, including the game-winning goal to help the No. 2 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team to a 5-2 win over Western Michigan of the CCHA in the consolation game of the Florida College Classic on Saturday afternoon at Germain Arena.

UNH struck three times in the third period to seal the win for the Wildcats. Murray scored the game-winning goal on the shorthand at 7:38 of the period, while senior forward Brett Hemingway (Surrey, B.C.) posted his sixth goal of the season at 12:06. Junior forward Matt Forntaro (Calgary, Alberta) capped the scoring with 3:51 left in the game for his second goal of the game and ninth of the season. Western Michigan scored its only two goals in the third period at 17:50 by Brian Bicek and Kevin Labatte at 18:41.




ESTERO, Fla.The No. 2 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team fell to No. 10 ranked Cornell University, 5-2 in the opening day of the Florida College Classic on Friday, Dec. 29 at Germain Arena, home of the ECHL’s Florida Everblades.

With the loss, the Wildcats (13-3-1) snap their 12-game unbeaten streak and Cornell improves to 9-3-1 on the year.




DURHAM, N.H.University of New Hampshire men’s hockey head coach Dick Umile has announced that junior forward Brian Pouliot (Hooksett, N.H.) has made a decision to transfer to and attend New England College for the upcoming spring semester.




    GREENLAND, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team will unveil a new jersey when it takes to the ice this weekend in the Florida College Hockey Classic on December 29-30. The Nike Swift Hockey Jersey, first unveiled to the global stage in Torino, Italy in February, makes its college hockey debut this weekend as several NCAA teams will pull on the revolutionary uniform for the first time.
    In addition to the Wildcats, Nike and Nike Bauer Hockey developed jerseys for eight other men’s teams to wear during upcoming holiday college hockey tournaments. Cornell University, Denver University, University of Maine, Miami University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of North Dakota and Ohio State University will also have access to the jerseys when the teams take to the ice this weekend. In addition, the UNH and Cornell University women’s teams were also provided Swift jerseys and will wear them later in the season.




SCOUTING THE BIG RED: No. 12 Cornell enter’s the Florida College Classic with a 8-3-1 overall record and a 5-2-1 mark in ECACHL play...The Big Red last played on Saturday, Dec. 2 with a 6-0 win against Union College at Lynah Rink...Cornell owns a 2-2-1 record in their last five games and a 6-3-1 mark in their last 10 contests...Cornell owns a 3-1-0 record away from Lynah Rink this season...This marks the first Hockey East team will play this season...They have allowed two goals or less in seven of their 12 games, which includes two shutouts in their last three games...Junior forward Topher Scott leads the team statistically with 15 points (4g, 11a) in 12 games, while freshman Tony Romano ranks second on the Big Red roster in scoring with 12 assists...Sophomore Troy Davenport has seen the majority of action in net for Cornell with a 7-2-0 record...Davenport has also posted a 2.48 GAA and a .892 save percentage.

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   DURHAM, N.H.  – Freshman goaltender Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) tallied his second career shutout with 29 saves to help the No. 2 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team to a 2-0 non-conference victory against St. Lawrence University on Friday night in front of soldout Whittemore Center of 6,501.
    With the win the ‘Cats head into the holiday break with a 12-game unbeaten streak at 11-0-1, the second longest unbeaten streak in the country. UNH ups its record to 13-2-1 overall, including a 10-1-1 mark in Hockey East play. UNH sits atop the Hockey East standings with 21 points. With the loss the Saints drop to 8-7-0 on the season (5-2-0 ECACHL).


    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Senior forward Jacob Micflikier (Winnipeg, Manitoba) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team, as well as senior forward Nicole Hekle (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and senior goaltender Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) of the Wildcat women’s hockey team, was selected among 89 finalists for the 2007 NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge by the NCAA, which was announced on Thursday, Dec. 7th.
    Micflikier has posted 19 points (3g, 16a) as UNH’s third leading scorer, while Hekle has tallied nine points in her final season at UNH in 17 games. Bourdon has started in 13 games for the ‘Cats with a 10-2-1 overall record to go along with a 1.52 GAA and  a .906 save percentage.



    DURHAM, N.H.—Junior forward Matt Fornataro (Calgary, Alberta) scored two goals, including the game-winner to pace the No. 2 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team to a 4-2 win over the UMass-Lowell Riverhawks on Wednesday night in front of 2,535 fans in Hockey East action at Tsongas Arena.
    The Wildcats extend their 11-game winning streak at 10-0-1, the second longest in the nation and up their record to 12-2-1 overall and 10-1-1 in Hockey East play, while the River Hawks fall to 3-8-3, 2-6-2 in league play. UNH heads into the holiday break atop the Hockey East standings with 21 points, which is the team’s best start ever in league play.
    UNH is also off to their best start since the 2002-2003 season and continue to hold a perfect 8-0-0 record on the road, the best away from the Whittemore Center in team history.



SCOUTING THE RIVERHAWKS: UMass-Lowell enter’s Wednesdays game with a 3-73 overall mark and a 2-5-2 record in nine Hockey East games...The River Hawks last played on Friday, Dec. 1st in a 2-1 loss to Vermont at Tsongas Arena...They have lost their last five games and have been outscored by their opponent, 19 to 5 during that time...Lowell’s last win came on Nov. 4 vs. Merrimack (5-0) at Tsongas Arena...UML is 1-2-2 at Tsongas Arena this season and they own a 2-5-1 record away from their home arena...The River Hawks are led statistically by senior forward Jason Tejchma with 14 points (7g, 7a) in 13 games, while senior forward Jeremy Hall (4g, 4a) and freshman forward Paul Worthington (1g, 7a) have each registered eight points...In net for the River Hawks, freshman Carter Hutton has logged the most time with a 2-6-3 record in 11 starts...Hutton also has posted a 2.81 GAA and a .890 save percentage.

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    DURHAM, N.H. – Mike Radja (Yorkville, Ill.) scored two goals to propel the second-ranked University of New Hampshire hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 4-1 Hockey East victory against No. 18 University of Vermont at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH won its seventh consecutive game to extend its unbeaten streak to 10 games (9-0-1) and improve to 11-2-1 overall and 9-1-1 in Hockey East. UVM is now 9-5-1, 6-2-1.
    Wildcats’ goaltender Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.) improved to 10-2-1 this season with 22 saves, including eight in both the first and second periods. UVM goalie Joe Fallon stopped 21 shots, 10 of which came in the middle stanza.


SCOUTING THE CATAMOUNTS: The Catamounts enter the weekend with an 8-4-1 overall record and a 5-1-1 record in seven Hockey East contests...UVM cuurently occupies second place in the conference standings with 11 points...Vermont is coming off a 2-1 overtime win against Harvard on Tuesday, Nov. 28th at the Bright Center (and Friday’s road game vs. UMass-Lowell)...The Catamounts are currently in the midst of a six-game win streak that started Nov. 10 at Providence after opening the season with a 2-4-1 record...During this streak, Vermont has outscored  its opponent 18 to 7...The team owns a 3-2-1 record at Gutterson Field House and a 4-2-0 road record...Vermont’s defense ranks second in the nation allowing 1.53 goals per game...UVM is led statistically by junior forward Torrey Mitchell, who has posted 18 points (5g, 13a) in 13 games, while Hockey East Player of the Month Dean Strong has totaled 10-7-17 in 13 contests...Strong amassed 6-4-10 in the month of November in seven games with four game-winning goals to his credit...Junior Joe Fallon has been a rock for the Catamounts in net posting a 7-3-1 record with a 1.54 GAA and a .933 save%...His GAA ranks him fourth among Division I goalies.

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    WAKEFIELD, Mass.  – Junior goaltender Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.) of the No. 2 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named Goaltender of the Month for November by the Hockey East Association on Wednesday afternoon.
    Regan, who won the award for the first time in his Wildcat career, went 7-0-1 in the month of November with a 1.98 GAA and a .931 save percentage in eight starts during UNH’s nine-game unbeaten streak, which is the second longest win streak in the nation. He shutdown Merrimack, 5-0, on Tuesday, Nov. 28th in the final game of the month for his fourth career shutout. Regan also posted 33 saves in the 8-2 victory at No. 1 Maine on Nov. 12 and 21 saves in the 6-3 win at #4 Boston College on Nov. 22.



    DURHAM, N.H.  – Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.) recorded his fourth career shutout with a 26-save effort to lead the second-ranked University of New Hampshire hockey team to Tuesday night’s 5-0 Hockey East victory against Merrimack College at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH extended its unbeaten streak to nine games (8-0-1) to improve to 10-2-1 overall and 8-1-1 in Hockey East; the 10-2-1 start is the best for the Wildcats since the 1999-2000 team had the same record through 13 games, and the 8-1-1 league record is UNH’s best ever start in Hockey East play. Merrimack is now 1-10-1, 1-6-0.
    The Wildcats’ offense featured five different goal scorers was bolstered by special teams play, which produced one power-play goal and two shorthanded tallies. Thomas Fortney (Webster Groves, Mo.) and Craig Switzer (Peachland, British Columbia) recorded multiple points with two assists each. Regan made 10 of his 26 saves in the middle stanza while MC counterpart Andre Brathwaite stopped 37 shots, including 15 in the final frame.



SCOUTING THE WARRIORS: The Warriors enter the week with a 1-9-1 overall record and a 1-5-0 record in six Hockey East games...Merrimack last played on Saturday, Nov. 18 in a 4-1 loss against Vermont at Gutterson Field House...The Warriors are 0-5-0 in their last five games with their only win coming on Oct. 27th vs. Providence (3-2) at Schneider Arena...MC is 1-5-0 on the road this season and they are 0-4-1 at Thom Lawler Arena...The Warriors have been shut out or limited to one goal in eight of 11 games this season...MC is lead statistically by senior forward Mike Alexiou, who has posted five points (1g, 4a) in 11 games, and freshman forward J.C. Robitaille who has recorded 2-2-4 in nine contests...Merrimack has used three different goalies in between the pipes this season – senior Jim Healey, sophomore Patrick Watson and freshman Andrew Brathwaite...Healey has seen most time in net for the Warriors playing in seven games with a 1-5-1 record (3.56 GAA, .887 save%)...Brathwaite is 0-2-0 with a 3.47 GAA and a .869 save percentage, while Watson is 0-2-0 with a 4.50 GAA and a .839 save percentage.

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    DURHAM, N.H.  – The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team is ranked No. 2 nationally this week in both the USCHO/CSTV.com and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls after two wins last week.
    The Wildcats defeated No. 4 Boston College, 6-3, last Tuesday night at Conte Forum and posted a 3-1 win at Northeastern on Saturday night at Matthews Arena. The ‘Cats jumped from their previous highest ranking of No. 8 in both polls last week, which marked their highest jump of the season in either poll.
    The last time UNH was ranked this high in either poll was Nov. 10, 2003, when they earned the No. 2 spot in both polls. The last time the Wildcats were ranked No. 1 in the nation was Oct. 20, 2003 in the USCHO poll.



    WAKEFIELD, Mass.  – Junior goaltender Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.) of the No. 2 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named Co-Defensive Player of the Week by the Hockey East Association on Monday afternoon.
    Regan, who won the award for the first time this season and for the fourth time in his Wildcat career, started both games last weekend for the Wildcats against No. 4 Boston College and Northeastern and made 49 saves on 53 shots by the opponent in the two victories. He made 21 saves in his 30th collegiate win with the 6-3 win against the Eagles at Conte Forum on Tuesday night and he made 28 saves in the 3-1 victory against the Huskies at Matthews Arena.



<    BOSTON- Sophomore defender Kevin Kapstad (Boxboro, Mass.) scored his first collegiate goal to help lift the No. 8 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team to a 3-1 victory over the Northeastern Huskies on Saturday night at Matthews Arena in Boston, Mass in Hockey East action.
    The Wildcats advance their record to 9-2-1, 7-1-1 in Hockey East play, while the Huskies drop to 2-8-2, 0-7-2 in league play. The Wildcats continue to hold a perfect 7-0-0 record on the road this season, matching the best away from the Whittemore Center since the 1996-97 season. UNH has also now won the last six meetings against Northeastern at the Matthews Arena and are undefeated in their last eight games at 7-0-1.


  DURHAM, N.H. – Junior forward Matt Fornataro (Calgary, Alberta) and senior assistant captain Chris Murray (Dover, Mass.) both scored three points to help the No. 8 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team to a 6-3 win over No. 4 ranked Boston College on Wednesday night in front of 7,884 fans at Conte Forum in Hockey East action.
    The Wildcats upped their record to 8-2-1 overall, 6-1-1 in league play with the victory. BC drops to 7-4-1 overall and 4-2-1 in Hockey East. UNH is off to its best start in league play since the 1999-2000 season when the team started off 7-0-1 in the conference. UNH also owns a perfect 6-0-0 mark on the road in 06-07, the best start away from the Whittemore Center since the 1996-1997 season, when the team went 7-0 to begin the season.
    Sophomore forward Trevor Smith (North Vancouver, B.C.) finished of the scoring in the Wildcats three-goal third period with 1:33 remaining with a wrist shot for his team-leading 11 goal of the season. Smith and Jacob Micflikier (Winnipeg, Manitoba) both totaled two points on the night. UNH’s second line of Pollastrone, Smith and Fornataro registered seven points on the night (3g, 4a) in the victory.



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.

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    Wakefield, MASS. – Sophomore forward Jerry Pollastrone (Revere, Mass.) and freshman goaltender Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team 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.



        DURHAM, NH – For the first time, the University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team will head to Florida after the holidays for the Florida College Hockey Classic on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 29 and 30, at Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero, FL. This year’s edition of the Classic begins with UNH vs. Cornell and Maine vs. Western Michigan.
    On Friday, Dec. 29, the UNH Alumni Association and the Florida Southwest Coast UNH Alumni Chapter will host a pre-game reception from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Viewing Room, located at the Recreational entrance to the Germain Arena. The UNH-Cornell match-up begins at 7:35 p.m. The action continues on Saturday, Dec. 30, with a consolation game and championship game based on Friday’s results.



    DURHAM, N.H. – Freshman goaltender Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) stopped 26 shots to record a shutout in his first collegiate start to lead the 10th-ranked University of New Hampshire hockey team to Saturday night’s 4-0 Hockey East victory against the University of Massachusetts-Lowell at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH extended its unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1) to improve to 7-2-1 overall and 5-1-1 in Hockey East, which puts them atop the league standings. UML, defeated 5-2 Friday night at home by the Wildcats, is now 3-5-3, 2-3-2.



    LOWELL, Mass. – Sophomore forward Jerry Pollastrone (Revere, Mass.) totaled a career-high four points (2g, 2a) to pace the No. 10 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team to a 5-2 win against UMass-Lowell on Friday night at Tsongas Arena in Hockey East action.
    With the victory, UNH improves to 6-2-1 overall and 4-1-1 in conference play, while the River Hawks drop to 3-4-3 overall, 2-2-2 HE.
    UNH pounced on Lowell at the beginning of the second period with goals by Pollastrone and Trevor Smith (North Vancouver, B.C.) only 26 seconds apart to give the Wildcats a 2-1 lead. Pollastrone then tallied the game-winning goal, his fourth goal of the season on the power play at 14:59. UNH scored four of its five goals in the second frame with game high 11 shots in that period. Junior forwards Mike Radja (Yorkville, Ill.) and Matt Fornataro (Calgary, Alberta) scored the ‘Cats fourth and fifth goals respectively at 19:32 of the second and 18:08 of the final period.



SCOUTING THE RIVER HAWKS: The River Hawks entered the week with a 3-3-3 overall record and a 2-1-2 record in Hockey East play...UMass-Lowell currently occupies a share of the fifth spot along with Boston College in the conference standings with six points apiece...UML played one game last weekend, a 4-1 loss to Maine at Alfond Arena on Friday, Nov. 10...The River Hawks own a 2-2-1 road record this season and a 1-0-2 record at home...Senior forward Jason Tejchma leads the team in scoring with 10 points (6g, 4a) in nine games, while senior forward Jeremy Hall (4g, 3a) and freshman forward Paul Worthington (1g, 6a) have both totaled seven points so far this year...Freshman netminder Carter Hutton has logged the majority of time in goal for Lowell this season posting a 2-3-3 record...Hutton also owns a 2.44 GAA and a .905 save percentage.

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    Wakefield, MASS. – Junior forward Mike Radja (Yorkville, Ill.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named CCM/RBK Player of the Week by the Hockey East Association on Monday afternoon.
    Radja (3g, 1a) posted four points on the week as UNH collected three points against Boston University and Maine. He posted one goal in the 4-4 tie with the Terriers on Friday night at the Whittemore Center, then Radja registered three points (2g, 1a), including the game-winning goal on Sunday afternoon in the 8-2 win over No. 1 ranked Maine at Alfond Arena.



    ORONO, Maine — Junior forward Mike Radja (Yorkville, Ill. scored three points, including two goals as the No. 13 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team defeated top-ranked Maine, 8-2 on Sunday afternoon in front of a soldout crowd of 5,450 fans at Alfond Arena.
    The Wildcats improve to 5-2-1 overall and 3-1-1 in Hockey East play with the win, while Maine was handed their first loss of the season and drop to 8-1-1 overall and 3-1-1 in Hockey East play.



    DURHAM, N.H. – Kenny Roche scored three goals, including the game-tying tally at 18:58 of the third period, and assisted on another to lift the eighth-ranked Boston University Terriers men’s hockey team to a 4-4 tie with 13th-ranked University of New Hampshire in Friday night’s Hockey East action at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH is now 4-2-1 overall and 2-1-1 in Hockey East while BU is now 2-1-4, 2-1-3.
    With the score tied 1-1 entering the third period, UNH took a 3-2 lead as the teams combined to score three goals in a span of 1:45 early in the stanza. The Wildcats took their first lead of the night, 2-1, at 2:55 when Mike Radja (Yorkville, Ill.) scored from the slot after receiving a pass out of the right corner from Brett Hemingway (Surrey, British Columbia). Jacob Micflikier (Winnipeg, Manitoba) was also credited with an assist.



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.

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    BOSTON, MASS. – Sophomore forward Trevor Smith (North Vancouver, B.C.) scored another two points (1g, 1a) to help the No. 13 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team to a weekend sweep of Northeastern University with a 3-1 victory on Saturday night in front of 3,596 fans at Matthews Arena.
    With the victory the Wildcats improve to 4-2-0 on the season and 2-1-0 in Hockey East play. Northeastern drops to 2-5-1, 0-4-1 in Hockey East action. The Wildcats have now won the last five meetings vs. Northeastern at Matthews Arena. UNH is now 14-0-3 against NU in the last 17 meetings of the series.



  DURHAM, N.H. – Linemates Trevor Smith (North Vancouver, British Columbia) and Matt Fornataro (Calgary, Alberta) both recorded three points to lead the 13th-ranked University of New Hampshire hockey team to Friday night’s 6-3 Hockey East victory against Northeastern University at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH improved to 3-2-0 overall and 1-1-0 in Hockey East while NU fell to 2-4-1, 0-3-1.
    With the score tied 3-3 entering the third period, the Wildcats scored a pair of goals in the opening minute of the stanza to build a two-goal advantage. Brett Hemingway (Surrey, British Columbia), with the assistance of Jacob Micflikier (Winnipeg, Manitoba; 2a) and Jamie Fritsch (Odenton, Md.), scored at 27 seconds and Fornataro (1g, 2a), struck 14 seconds later. Smith (2g, 1a) and Jerry Pollastrone (Revere, Mass.; 2a) set up Fornataro’s first goal of the season.



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.

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    DURHAM, N.H. – Greg Beller scored at 3:03 of overtime to lift the Yale University men’s hockey team to Saturday night’s 4-3 non-conference victory against eighth-ranked University of New Hampshire at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH is now 2-2-0 on the season while Yale is 2-0-0.
    Trailing 3-2 at the start of the third period, Yale went on a five-minute power play at 2:19. Chris Cahill’s shot from deep in the right circle hit the far post midway through the power play, but the Wildcats limited the Bulldogs to just two shots on goal in the five-minute span to preserve their one-goal advantage.
    With UNH on the power play midway through the third, Mike Radja (Yorkville, Ill.) hit the crossbar on a shot from the right circle. It marked the Wildcats’ second shot of the night to hit the crossbar, as a Jacob Micflikier (Winnipeg, Manitoba) shot from the right doorstep caromed off that part of the underside of the goal frame four minutes into the second period.



    DURHAM, N.H. – The University of Massachusetts men’s hockey team scored three consecutive goals and Jon Quick recorded 34 saves to lead the Minutemen to Friday night’s 3-2 Hockey East victory against eighth-ranked University of New Hampshire at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH is now 2-1-0 overall and 0-1-0 in Hockey East while UMass is 2-0-1, 1-0-0.
    With the Minutemen leading 2-1 at the start of the third period, the visitors extended their advantage to two goals with a power-play goal at 15:25. David Leaderer initiated the sequence with a pass from the left half-boards to Justin Braun at the high slot. Braun moved the puck to P.J. Fenton at the top of the right circle and, after receiving a return pass, Braun’s slapshot was redirected in front of the net by Kevin Jarman.



SCOUTING THE MINUTEMEN: Massachusetts, under the guidance of head coach Don Cahoon (his seventh season at UMass), enters the week with a 1-0-1 record following last weekend’s season-opening 3-2 victory against Sacred Heart on Oct. 13 and a 3-3 tie vs. Clarkson on Oct. 14... The Minutemen return 20 letterwinners from last year’s team that went 13-21-2 overall and finished eighth in the Hockey East standings at 10-15-2... Captain Matt Anderson leads five returning skaters in double digits in points with 20 (7g, 13a)... Jon Quick is the top returning goalie; he went 4-10-1 with a 2.98 GAA and a .920 save percentage last season... Quick played in last week’s draw vs. CU; Dan Myers was in net against Sacred Heart.

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  Wakefield, MASS. – Sophomore forward Trevor Smith (North Vancouver, B.C.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey was named the CCM/RBK Hockey East Player of the Week for the first time in his Wildcat career on Monday afternoon, which was announced by the conference office.
    Smith had a outstanding opening weekend for the Wildcats in the two-game series against Colorado College with five points last weekend (3g, 2a). He posted the game-winning goal in the season opener in the 4-3 win on Friday, Oct. 20. He then scored a career-high four points on Saturday vs. the Tigers with two goals and two assists in the 7-2 win at World Arena in Colorado Springs on Saturday, Oct. 21. Smith also totaled seven shots on the weekend with a +5 plus/minus rating



        COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Sophomore forward Trevor Smith (North Vancouver, B.C.) recorded a career-high four points to lead the UNH men’s hockey team to a 7-2 victory over Colorado College on Saturday night in front of 7,037 fans at the World Arena.
        Smith scored UNH’s first two goals for the ‘Cats to give UNH a 2-1 lead heading into the dressing room after the first period. He got the ‘Cats in the scoring column first at 8:19 and then at the 17:13 mark.
            Smith’s linemate, sophomore forward Jerry Pollastrone (Revere, Mass.) also had a solid showing with three points (2g, 1a). He scored two of UNH’s three second period goals at 1:41 and 10:31. Junior forward Mike Radja (Yorkville, Ill.) also registered a two-goal effort with a goal in the second period at 9:09 and a goal in the final frame at 4:20 to cap off UNH’s scoring in the game.



COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The No. 12 ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team opened its 80th season of Wildcat hockey with a 4-3 win over WCHA foe Colorado College on Friday, Oct. 20 at the World Arena.
Junior defenseman Brad Flaishans (Glendale, Ariz.) gave UNH a 3-2 lead at 9:29 of the third period to give the ‘Cats their first lead of the game. Radja set-up Flaishans’ fifth goal of his Wildcat career. Sophomore forward Trevor Smith (North Vancouver, B.C.) extended UNH’s lead to 4-2 with 5:09 remaining in the game on a great takeaway by Matt Fornataro (Calgary, Alberta). Fornataro stole the puck from a CC player and redirected the puck to sophomore forward Jerry Pollastrone (Revere, Mass.) in the Wildcat offensive zone. Pollastrone shuttled the puck to a streaking Smith down the slot and beat Zaba with a wrist shot over his right shoulder.



SCOUTING THE TIGERS: Colorado College enters the two-game set this week with a 3-0-1 overall record...The Tigers are coming off a 5-0 win against Merrimack College in the Nye Frontier Classic in Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday, Oct. 14th...CC also played Nebraska-Omaha on Friday, Oct. 13 tying the Mavericks, 2-2... While looking to replace nearly 70 percent of their offensive production from 2005-06, the Tigers have gotten at least one point from 17 different players this season and more than one from 10...Junior forwards Jimmy Kilpatrick (3g, 3a) and Scott McCulloch (5g) lead the team in scoring with six and five points respectively, while freshman Brian Connelly has posted five assists in only two games.

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    DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire men’s hockey head coach Dick Umile has announced that former Yale head coach Tim Taylor has joined the men’s hockey coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach.
    “We are very excited to have someone with his background and experience involved with our hockey program and at our University. Tim is not only a well respected member of the hockey community, he is a tremendous person and a good friend,” said coach Umile.
    Taylor owned a 342-433-55 in 28 seasons as Yale’s head coach and produced one ECACHL title, six Ivy League champions, 18 ECAC playoff teams and a pair of 20-win seasons. Taylor, the 1997-98 Spencer Penrose Award winner as the American Hockey Coaches Association University Coach of the Year, is a three-time (1986-87, 1991-92, 1997-98) ECAC Coach of the Year and a two-time (1991-92, 1997-98) New England Coach of the Year. Taylor passed Murray Murdoch on the Yale hockey coaching victory list with his 279th on Dec. 4, 2001.



    DURHAM, N.H. – The NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee and the UNH athletic department have announced that tickets for the 2007 Northeast Regionals at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. will go on-sale to the public on Thursday, October 26th at 10 a.m.
    Tickets, which are being sold as a three-game package, will cost $74 dollars per package. Fans can purchase tickets at the Verizon Wireless Arena box office, by calling 603-868-7300 or logging onto the internet at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Whittemore Center box office.
    Start times for the first-round games on Saturday, March 24th are 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., while the Regional Final will be played on Sunday, March 25th at 3:30 p.m.
  



    DURHAM, N.H. – Jerry Pollastrone (Revere, Mass.) recorded two goals and two assists to lead the 13th-ranked University of New Hampshire hockey team to Saturday night’s 7-1 victory in an exhibition game against the U.S. National Under-18 Team at the Whittemore Center.
    Trevor Smith (North Vancouver, British Columbia) and Matt Fornataro (Calgary, Alberta), Pollastrone’s linemates, finished with two goals and an assist and two assists, respectively.
    Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.) made 21 saves and exited with UNH leading 5-1 at 12:40 of the third period. Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) played the final 7:20 and was credited with five saves. Team USA’s Brad Phillips stopped 28 shots, including 15 in the third period.



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  DURHAM, N.H.  – Danny Battochio recorded 53 saves, including 21 in the third period, to lead the St. Francis Xavier hockey team to Saturday night’s 3-2 victory against 10th-ranked University of New Hampshire in an exhibition game at the Whittemore Center.
    Following a scoreless first period in which UNH recorded a 15-6 shot advantage, both teams scored a goal in the second stanza. The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead at 7:11 when Mike Radja (Yorkville, Ill.) scored off a rebound at the right post. Brett Hemingway (Surrey, B.C.), whose initial shot from close range was stopped by Battochio, and Jacob Miclfikier were credited with assists.



    DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH Men's Hockey team will be hosting "Fan Appreciation Night" on Saturday, October 7 as the Wildcats open their 80th season of hockey with an exhibition game against St. Francis Xavier. Game time is 7 p.m. at the Whittemore Center. Fans are encouraged to wear their UNH jerseys to the game, to pose for a fan team photo at the conclusion of the game and get them signed by the team after the game. 




    BOSTON – The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was picked fourth in the Hockey East preseason Coaches Poll, which was announced on Tuesday afternoon at the league’s annual media day at Legends Restaurant at the TD Banknorth Garden.
    The Wildcats garnered 67 votes in the poll, behind conference rival Maine who was picked third with 75 points and in front of Vermont in fifth place with 57 total points. UNH finished fourth last season in the conference standings and was picked second in the 05-06 preseason coaches poll.
    UNH finished the 05-06 season with a 20-13-6 record and a 14-7-6 record in conference play. The ‘Cats qualified for the NCAA tournament for the fifth straight season last year and return 75% of the scoring from last season’s team, including four of the top six scorers from the 05-06 roster.



    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was picked 10th in the nation in the USCHO.com./CSTV preseason poll which was released on Monday afternoon.
    The Wildcats garnered 397 points in the poll, coming in right ahead of conference rival University of Maine and right behind the Denver Pioneers of the WCHA.
    UNH, who finished the season as the No. 13 ranked team in last season’s poll, is coming off its 10 straight 20+ win season with a 20-13-6 record in 2005-2006 and a 14-7-6 record in conference play. The ‘Cats qualified for the NCAA tournament for the fifth straight season last year and return 75% of the scoring from last season’s team, including four of the top six scorers from the 05-06 roster.



By Bud Barth WORCESTER TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF
hbarth@telegram.com
 

    WILMINGTON— Just because he’s one of the new bodies the Bruins have imported, that doesn’t mean Mark Mowers is a stranger in Boston. He may, in fact, be more at home around here than many of the 13 returning players.
    First of all, the 32-year-old center from Whitesboro, N.Y., is close to his alma mater, the University of New Hampshire, and his year-round home in Newton, N.H. He’s also within a slap shot of his wife Jana’s hometown of Peabody. And he is being reunited here with Dave Lewis, his coach with the Detroit Red Wings in 2003-04.
    Besides all that, coming to the Bruins may be Mowers’ best shot yet at finally becoming an impact player in the NHL.
    “For sure,” said the gritty eight-year veteran, who has logged 183 NHL games since 1998 with the Red Wings and Nashville Predators between stops in the IHL and AHL. “I don’t know where I’m going to fit in, but just being with Dave Lewis, he obviously knows what I bring to the table.”



    DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire athletic department and New Hampshire Public Television have released the 2006-2007 men’s hockey television broadcast schedule.
    The NHPTV schedule begins with its first broadcast of the year in the Wildcats Hockey East opener on Thursday, Oct. 26 vs. the University of Massachusetts at the Whittemore Center (7 p.m.) The schedule also is highlighted with the Friday, Nov. 10 game vs. Boston University and Saturday, Feb. 3 vs. Maine.



    DURHAM, N.H.--UNH Athletics announces very few Varsity Club seats are left for the 2006-07 men’s hockey season.
    According to Dot Sheehan, Senior Associate Athletics Director, “Most of the seats that were for sale in August are gone.  But there are a select few still available, and we want fans to be able to choose this option as one way to gain access to men’s hockey.”
    Varsity Club seats are $1,350 each, tax deductible (per federal tax laws) and are located in Section 120.  All Whittemore Center Arena home games, plus both UNH games at the Verizon, are included.  Reserved parking is an additional $1,000.
    For more information and amenities call Dot Sheehan at (603) 862-4677 or go to www.unhwildcats.com.



A total of 58 former Wildcats will return to Durham for the reunion game, the list includes three Hobey Baker Finalists and eight All- Americans.


According to Dot Sheehan, Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Relations, "For the fifth straight year, the demand for Varsity Club seats is very high. Each year there is some attrition, and this year in no different. The number of available seats is very small and we will first accommodate those who have expressed a desire to become members last season when no more memberships were available."


According to Robin Drown, Athletics Ticket Manager, "Many season ticket holders may think they have renewed already because the new on-line renewal process asked them to initially input their credit card information. This however, does not mean accounts have been renewed. Unless ticket holders got confirmation that their order had been received, their accounts have not been paid. Their seats have not been renewed."


Ty Conklin, a standout goaltender on the UNH men's hockey team from 1998 to 2001, signed a contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League which was announced on Thursday by club President and General Manager Doug MacLean. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, as per club policy.


He has played eight seasons professionally, including four seasons in the Nashville Predators organization and three seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. Mowers has played in 183 career NHL games posting 12 goals and 32 assists for 44 points with Detroit and Nashville. He recently completed the 2005-2006 with the Red Wings where he posted a career-high 15 points (4g, 11a) in 46 games. Mowers played for newly named head coach Dave Lewis for one season in Detroit playing in 52 games with 11 points (3g, 8a) in 2003-2004.


The two players recorded a combined 457 points scored in their time at UNH and they rank second and third respectively on the school's all-time scoring list.




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