MEN'S HOCKEY OPENS NEW YEAR WITH MERRIMACK AND ST. LAWRENCE
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DURHAM, N.H. — The seventh-ranked Wildcats (10-5-1, 6-4-1 HE) open the new year by returning to Hockey East play traveling to Merrimack College (6-8-2) on Friday night. UNH will return home on Sunday to face non-conference foe St. Lawrence (6-9-3). The 'Cats are 10-2 in the last 12 against St. Lawrence and are 8-1-1 in their last 10 against the Warriors. Puck drops on Friday night at 7 p.m. at Lawler Arena and 2 p.m. on Sunday at Whittemore Center. Both games will be broadcast on the UNH Sports Radio Network (UNHSN) with live audio and live stats at www.unhwildcats.com. Sunday's game will be broadcast live on NHPTV (Channel 11) with live video at www.unhwildcats.tv

SCOUTING THE WARRIORS: Merrimack enters the single game with UNH 6-8-2 overall with a 3-8-1 record in Hockey East. After a 22-day layoff the Warriors suffered a 5-2 loss at Boston University. After charging out of the gate with three-straight wins and capturing a a weekend sweep of Maine earlier this year, the Warriors have struggled of late as they are winless in their last five games. Junior forward Mickey Rego made his season debut Sunday night after missing the first 15 games with an injury. Matt Jones tallied his team-leading tenth goal of the season at BU on Sunday. The Warriors need just need three goals to reach last season’s entire output of 37.

SERIES HISTORY VS. MERRIMACK: The Wildcats hold the advantage in the all-time series vs. Merrimack College at 57-11-7 in 75 all-time meetings dating back to Jan. 16, 1960...The Wildcats have won eight of the last ten meetings, which includes the a sweep of last year’s season series...UNH owns a 21-2-2 all-time record vs. Merrimack at the Whittemore Center and Coach Umile in his 17-year coaching career has compiled a 45-8-6 all-time mark against the Warriors...The ‘Cats are 11-1-0 in the last 12 meetings against Merrimack at Towse Rink...In UNH’s last seven wins against the Warriors, UNH has outscored Merrimack, 45 to 8...Senior forward Mike Radja is the active leading Wildcat scorer against Merrimack with seven points (4g, 3a) in eight games, while classmate Craig Switzer has five points (0g, 5a) in nine games for UNH...Senior goaltender Kevin Regan has posted a 7-1-0 lifetime record against the Warriors with a 0.87 GAA and a .968 save percentage.

SCORING LEADERS VS. THE WARRIORS:
Player    GP    G-A-P   
Mike Radja    8    4-3-7
Craig Switzer    9    0-5-5
Brad Flaishans    9    2-2-4
Matt Fornataro    9    2-2-4
Jerry Pollastrone    5    2-2-4
Thomas Fortney    6    0-3-3
Jamie Fritsch    5    0-3-3
Greg Collins    6    1-0-1
Joe Charlebois    6    0-1-1
Bobby Butler    3    1-0-1
Kevin Kapstad    4    0-0-0
Peter LeBlanc    3    0-0-0

Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
Regan    8/478:06    7    0.87    7-1-0    218    .968

Regan Game-by-Game vs. the Warriors
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
11-16-04        60:00    W    30    1    31
1-21-05        60:00    W    30    2    32
2-16-05        59:26    W    35    1    36
11-29-05        58:51    L    19    1    20
2-10-06        59:49    W    27    0    27
11-28-06        60:00    W    26    0    26
2-9-07        60:00    W    23    1    24
2-10-07        60:00    W    28    1    29
Totals        478:06    7-1-0    218    7    225

SCOUTING THE SAINTS: St. Lawrence enters  the series with UNH 6-9-3 overall, 2-4-2 in ECAC play. The Saints, who sent most of the year atop the standings in ECAC and in the national poll, have struggled of late as they are just 2-4-3 over the last nine games. Most recently, the Saints lost to Hockey East foe Vermont, 4-3, in overtime. Kevin DeVergilio and Brock McBride are the team leaders in scoring with 12 points each. St. Lawrence has used four different goaltenders this season with Alex Petizian seeing the most action. He is 2-4-1 with a 3.54 GAA. John Hallas has played in six games with a 3-1-1 record and a 2.59  GAA.

SERIES HISTORY VS. ST. LAWRENCE: The Wildcats and Saints have met 45 times in the all-time history and UNH holds the advantage at 31-13-1, which dates back to Jan. 31, 1964...The Wildcats have played SLU in each of the last six seasons; including the last meeting on Dec. 8, 2006, a 2-0 UNH win at the Whittemore Center...They have met seven times in the last six years with UNH holding a 5-2-0 edge...Coach Umile owns a 12-3-0 lifetime record against St. Lawrence and the ‘Cats have a  6-1-0 all-time vs. the Saints at Towse Rink...The only time SLU won at the Whittemore Center was on Dec. 7, 2002 (4-2)...UNH has scored 16 goals in the last four wins against SLU, including a 6-3 win on Dec. 4, 2004 at the Whittemore Center...Seniors Mike Radja, Craig Switzer and Brad Flaishans have all tallied two points against the Saints... Senior goalie Kevin Regan got his first career start vs. the Saints back on Oct. 10, 2004 in the IceBreaker Tournament hosted at the Whittemore Center. Sophomore netminder Brian Foster shutout the Saints stopping 29 shots in last year’s 2-0 win.

SCORING LEADERS VS. THE SAINTS:
Player    GP    G-A-P   
Mike Radja    4    1-1-2
Craig Switzer    4    0-2-2
Brad Flaishans    2    0-2-2
Joe Charlebois    2    1-0-1
Matt Fornataro    4    0-1-1
Thomas Fortney    2    0-1-1
Bobby Butler    2    1-0-1
Greg Collins    2    0-0-0
Jamie Fritsch    2    0-0-0
Jerry Pollastrone    2    0-0-0
Peter LeBlanc    1    0-0-0
Nick Krates    1    0-0-0

Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
Regan    1/60:00    2    2.00    1-0-0    36    .947
Foster    1/60:00    0    0.00    1-0-0    29    1.000

Regan Game-by-Game vs. the Saints
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
10/10/04        60:00    W    36    2    38
Totals        60:00    1-0-0    36    2    38

Foster Game-by-Game vs. the Saints
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
12/8/06        60:00    W    29    0    29
Totals        60:00    1-0-0    29    0    29

REGAN BECOMES ALL-TIME LEADER IN SAVES: With 40 saves on Dec. 29 at North Dakota, Kevin Regan became the all-time leader in saves at UNH. Regan past Greg Moffett, who had 2,602 saves. Regan currently has 2,608 saves.

RADJA HAS CAREER NIGHT AT NORTH DAKOTA:  Mike Radja record a career-high five points (2g, 3a) in a 7-4 come-from-behind win over No. 7 North Dakota. The senior forward is the team leader in goals with 10 and is also the active career leader in goals scored with 45. All of Radja’s scoring came in UNH’s five-goal third period. Radja had helpers on the second and third goals of the game, tallied the game-winning goal and potted an empty-net goal to seal the win.

REGAN INSTRUMENTAL IN WEEKEND SERIES: Regan stopped 74 shots (37.0 spg) during the two-game weekend series with seventh-ranked North Dakota. Regan made 34 shots notching double-figure saves in all three periods on Friday night and followed that up with a season-high 40 saves, including 16 in the final stanza on Saturday night.

DANNY DRIES BREAKS OUT AGAINST NORTH DAKOTA: Dries had a breakout game in Saturday night’s 7-4 win over seventh-ranked North Dakota. The freshman forward netted his first collegiate goal, the team’s second goal of the game, making a superb individual effort on a rebound after being pulled down to the ice. Dries also registered an assist on Mike Radja’s game-winning goal.

FIVE FOR THREE: UNH scored five goals in the third period, the most since Jan. 29, 2005 against Mass-Lowell.

WILDCATS TAME THE SIOUX:  The Wildcats became the first team to defeat the Sioux in non-conference play this season. Prior to this week’s eight-goal outburst by the Wildcats, UND had not allowed a non-conference tally this season… The win over UND was the first-ever for UNH in Grand Forks. The Wildcats had lost the previous four games in Grand Forks by a combined 32-4 margin.

LUCKY SEVEN: The seven-goal mark at North Dakotais the most for UNH since Nov. 2 against Northeastern.

THE BUTLER DID IT: Sophomore Bobby Butler has recorded a point in each of the last three games (2-1-3).

LEBLANC STREAKING: Peter LeBlanc has record a point in each of the last three games for the Wildcats (2-1-3).

vanRIEMSDYK LEADING SCORER AT NATIONAL JUNIORS (12/31): Following USA’s 5-3 win over Finland on Dec. 31, UNH freshman James vanRiemsdyk is ranked first in the tournament in scoring. vanRiemsdyk has 10 points (4g, 6a). The team is 4-0-0 and has clinched a spot in the semifinals.

REGAN REWRITING THE RECORD BOOKS:UNH has a rich goaltending tradition with greats such as Ty Conklin, Mike Ayers, Greg Moffett and Cap Raeder. However, Kevin Regan has been climbing the charts in every goaltending category and will leave as perhaps the best of the bunch. Recently becoming the all-time saves leader, below is where Regan ranks in major netminding categories

CAREER GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE
(50 or more games)
        Player    Years    Games    Average
    1.    Ty Conklin    1998-01    93    2.18
    2.    Kevin Regan    2005-present    92    2.32
    2.    Jeff Pietrasiak    2002-06    55    2.46
    3.    Mike Ayers    2000-04    101    2.49
    4.    Sean Matile    1996-99    79    2.68
    5.    Rick Metzer    1966-69    61    2.89

CAREER SAVES
        Player    Years    Games    Saves
    1.    Kevin Regan    2005-present    92    2,608
    2.    Greg Moffett    1977-81    101    2,602
    3.    Mike Ayers    2000-04    101    2,532            
    4.     Greg Rota    1983-87    78    2,282
    5.    Ty Conklin    1998-01    93    2,188


CAREER SAVE PERCENTAGE
        Player    Years    Games     Save%
     1.    Kevin Regan    2005-present    92    .926
    2.    Jeff Pietrasiak    2002-06    55    .917
    3.    Ty Conklin    1998-01    93    .915
    4.    Mike Ayers    2000-04    101    .914           
    5.    Sean Matile    1996-99    79    .902   
   
CAREER GAMES
        Player     Years    Games Played
1.        Mike Ayers    2000-04    101
2.        Ty Conklin    1998-01    93
3.        Kevin Regan    2005-present    92
4        Greg Moffett    1977-81    87
5.        Todd Pearson    1979-83    81

CAREER WINS
        Player     Years    Wins
1.        Mike Ayers    2000-04    58
2.        Ty Conklin    1998-01    57
3.        Kevin Regan    2005-present    55
4.        Sean Matile    1996-99    53
5.        Greg Moffett    1977-81    48

COMING TO A TV NEAR YOU: The Wildcats are 6-2-1 in television games this season. They have outscored their opponents 32-21 in these nine games.

RADJA APPROACHES 50-GOAL MARK:  Mike Radja is just five goals away from 50 for his career. Jacob Micflikier and Brett Hemingway were the last two players to earn this milestone.

FORNATARO CLOSES IN ON CENTURY CLUB: Senior captain Matt Fornataro needs just eight points to become the 66th player in program history to join the century club with 100 career points.

FORNATARO POINT=UNH WIN: UNH is a perfect 8-0-0 when senior captain Matt Fornataro registers a point, compared to just 2-5-1 otherwise.

FLAISHANS TENTH NATIONALLY IN DEFENSEMEN SCORING: Senior Brad Flaishans is the tenth-ranked defensemen scorer, nationally. He is averaging 0.75 points per game (4-8-12).

vanRIEMSDYK RANKS FOURTH IN ROOKIE SCORING: Freshman James vanRiemsdyk ranks fourth in the nation in rookie scoring. He is averaging 1.15 points per game (6-9-15).

A TWO POINT MINIMUM: UNH has tallied at least two points in all but one Hockey East weekend this season.

Finishing strong:  UNH is 5-0-0 when leading after two periods and 3-0-1 when tied after two.

Nationally ranked opponents: The Wildcats are 5-2-0 when playing a nationally-ranked opponent compared to just 5-3-1 against unranked foes.

Wildcat award winners: Here is a list of awards that Wildcat players have won to date this season:
Player    Award    Date
Kevin Regan    HE Def. Player of the Week    10-22-07
Matt Fornataro    HE Player of the Week    10-27-07
TEAM    CHN Team of the Week    10-27-07
Matt Fornataro    HE Player of the Month    October
Paul Thompson    HE Rookie of the Week    11-19-07
Paul Thompson    HE Rookie of the Month    November
Matt Fornatarao    Lowe’s Senior CLASS Nominee   
Kevin Regan    HE Def. Player of the Week    12-17-07

Wildcats Among National leaders: Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual    Rank    Stats
Points Per Game:   
Matt Fornataro    11th    1.25 ppg
James vanRiemsdyk    22nd    1.15 ppg
Goals Per Game:
Mike Radja    14th    0.62 gpg
Assists Per Game:
Matt Fornataro    12th    0.81 apg
James vanRiemsdyk    35th    0.69 apg
Game-Winning Goals:
Mike Radja    6th    3 gwg   
Defensemen Scoring:
Brad Flaishans    10th    0.75 ppg   
Rookie Scoring:
James vanRiemsdyk    4th    1.15 ppg
Paul Thompson    27th    0.67 ppg
Save Percentage:
Kevin Regan    23rd    .920
Winning Percentage:
Kevin Regan    8th    .667
Team
Winnning Percentage    9th    .656 (10-5-1)
Scoring Offense    6th    3.44 gpg
Scoring Margin    10th    +0.81   

Umile captures 400th victory: Oct. 19 win at Agganis Arena marked Head Coach Dick Umile’s 400th of his career, ranking him third amongst active NCAA coaches with a .653 win percentage. Umile, a five-time Hockey East Coach of the Year, is in his 18th season as head coach of the Wildcats and ranks ninth all-time among NCAA coaches with his 400 wins. Coming into the 2007-08 season, he  ranks third in wins amongst his Hockey East coaching peers. The last Division I coach to reach the 400 win plateau was UNH alum Joe Marsh (St. Lawrence).

HOME SWEET HOME: UNH is in its 13th season of play at the Whittemore Center in 2007-08.. UNH owns a 162-46-19 all-time record in 13 seasons of play at the  Whittemore Center with 148 sellouts during that time.

WHERE UNH IS RANKED IN HOCKEY EAST:
    Overall    HE games
Goals/per game     3.44/3rd    3.0/3rd
GAA     2.62/5th    2.55/3rd
Power Play    14.5/7th    8.8/9th
Penalty Kill    85.1/5th    85.0/4th
Special Teams Net    -1/5th    -5/9th
1st Period Scoring    14/3rd    11/3rd
2nd Period Scoring    14/8th    10/6th
3rd Period Scoring    26/1st    11/4th

WHERE IS UNH RANKED?: Here is a week-by-week look at the ‘Cats in the national polls and the HE standings:
Date     USCHO     UHM     HE
10/1        6        6    t-1st (pre)
10/8        6        5    -
10/15    8        8    -
10/22    7        6    t-1st
10/29    4        4    t-4th
11/5        6        7    t-3rd
11/12    6        6    t-1st
11/19    8        8    3rd
11/26    6        6    3rd
12/3        8        7    3rd
12/10    10        10    5th
12/17    10        t-9    t-1st
12/24    no poll        no poll    t-1st
12/31    7        no poll    t-1st

THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine (Dec. 17)
Rk.    Team (FPV)    Pts.    LW    W-L-T    WIP
1    Michigan (22)     488    1    16-2-0    12
2    Miami (Ohio) Univ. (10)    485    2    16-2-0    12
3    Denver (2)    447    4    14-4-0    12
4    Colorado College    394    3    11-5-0    12
5    Michigan State    376    5    12-3-2    12
6    Notre Dame    358    6    16-4-0    12
7    North Dakota    285    7    8-6-1    12
8    Clarkson University    243    8    10-5-0    12
t-9    New Hampshire    230    10    9-4-1    12
t-9    Massachusetts    230    9    7-3-5    7
11    Northeastern    180    11    7-4-2    4
12    Minnesota    125    13    9-8-1    10
13    Wisconsin    85    14    7-7-2    12
14    Boston College    69    15    6-4-5    10
15    Harvard    38    12    6-4-2    4

USCHO.com/CSTV Division I Men’s Poll (Dec. 31)
Rk.    Team (FPV)     Record    Pts    LW
 1     Miami(24)    18-2-0    743    1
 2     Michigan (12)    18-2-0    727    2
 3     Denver ( 2)    16-4-0    692    3
 4     Colorado College    12-6-0    591    4
 5     Massachusetts    9-3-5    575    9
 6     Notre Dame     17-5-0    568    6
 7     New Hampshire    10-5-1    487    10
 8     North Dakota    9-7-1    480    7
 9     Northeastern    9-4-2    472    11
10     Michigan State    12-5-2    433    5
11     Boston College    8-4-5    395    14
12     Clarkson    10-6-1    333    8
13     Wisconsin    8-7-3    271    13
14     Mass.-Lowell    9-4-4    236    20
15     St. Cloud State    9-9-2    202    16
16     Minnesota     9-9-2    123    12
16     Minnesota-Duluth    6-6-4    123     18
18     Quinnipiac    10-5-2    121    NR
19     Minnesota State    9-7-3    76    NR
20     Michigan Tech    7-9-2    68    NR

FORNATARO NAMED NOMINEE FOR SENIOR CLASS AWARD: Matt Fornataro was one of twenty collegiate hockey players, who have combined excellence in athletics, academics and community service, and were  announced today as the official candidates for the men’s hockey division of the 2007-08 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.  Fornataro, who was one of two Hockey East players selected, is currently the team’s leading scorer and garnered Hockey East Player of the Month for October. In addition, the senior forward is quickly approaching the 100-point mark for his career. The award – presented annually to the NCAA  Division I Student-Athlete of the Year in eight sports – focuses on the “Four C’s” of classroom, character, community and competition. 

vanRIEMSDYK SELECTED TO 2008 U.S. NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM: Freshman James vanRiemsdyk has been named to the 2008 U.S. National Junior Team that will compete in the 2008 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Czech Republic.  vanRiemsdyk, who currently ranks second in the nation in rookie scoring (1.25 ppg), was a two-year member of the United States National Program. Last year, he led the US Under-18 team in scoring and led the squad to a gold medal at the U-18 Championships in 2005-06. vanRiemsdyk was selected as the second overall pick by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2007 NHL Draft. The IIHF World Junior Championship runs from Dec. 26 – Jan. 5. The team will play two pre-tournament games, including one at Western Michigan on Dec. 18.
FORMER WILDCAT FOLEY NAMED TO NATIONAL TEAM STAFF:
Former University of New Hampshire captain Patrick Foley has been named an assistant coach for the team. Foley was a member of the UNH hockey team for five seasons (1999-2004) and helped lead the team to two Frozen Fours in 2002 and 2003. He was the captain of the Wildcats in 2002-2003 and 2003-2004.

‘CATS RANK SIXTH IN NATION OFFENSIVELY: The Wildcats are currently ranked third in the nation in scoring offense with 3.46 goals per game.

UMILE HONORED BY BOY SCOUTS/ITALIAN AMERICAN HALL OF FAME: Over the past month, head coach Dick Umile has been honored by the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts and the National Italian-American Hall of Fame.  On Nov. 17, Umile and Harvard coach Ted Donato were among a small group inducted into the Italian-American Hall of Fame. On Dec. 11, Umile was honored by the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts of America with the Portsmouth Good Scout Award. UNH President Mark Huddleston, UNH Athletic Director Marty Scarano and Daniel Webster Council Director Michael Kaufman were the award’s presenters.

THE PROGRAM’S HISTORY:  UNH has appeared in the NCAA Tournament 17 times in the 80-year history of the program...UNH has appeared in the Frozen Four seven times, including national championship game appearances vs. Maine in 1999 and Minnesota in 2003...UNH earned Hockey East Tournament titles in 2002 and 2003 and regular-season championships in 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2007...The Wildcats won the ECAC regular-season title in 1974 and the tournament championship in 1979....UNH has posted 28 seasons with 20+ wins, including the last 11 consecutive seasons.

‘CATS SELECTED IN THE NHL DRAFT: Seven UNH players have been selected in the National Hockey League draft...Joe Charlebois (Chicago), Phil DeSimone (Washington), Brian Foster (Florida), Peter LeBlanc (Chicago), Kevin Regan (Boston), Craig Switzer (Nashville) and James vanRiemsdyk (Philadelphia) have all been taken.

WILDCATS SHARE TOP SPOT IN HOCKEY EAST POLL: UNH was picked to finish tied for first in the Hockey East preseason Coaches’ Poll, which was announced on Sept. 25.

Hockey East Preseason Coaches’ Poll:
Rk.    Team (1st Place Votes)     Pts
1.    New Hampshire (5)    84
    Boston College (5)    84
3.    Boston University    77
4.    Maine    61
5.    Massachusetts    54
    Vermont    54
7.    Northeastern    43
8.    Providence    39
9.    UMass-Lowell    25
10.    Merrimack    19  

UNH HOCKEY ON TELEVISION: UNH will have 22 games broadcast live on TV in 2007-08...NHPTV will once again provide the 10-game package, while NESN will air three games, CSTV, WABI and FSSN will broadcast two, while ESPNU, COX-TV, CN8 and WMUR-TV will broadcast one game.
DATE    GAME    Channel    Time/Result
OCT. 26    COLORADO COLLEGE    NHPTV    W, 5-3
OCT. 27    COLORADO COLLEGE    NHPTV    W, 4-2
NOV. 3    NORTHEASTERN    NHPTV    L, 1-2
NOV. 9    UMASS-LOWELL    NHPTV    T, 2-2
NOV. 10    BOSTON COLLEGE    NHPTV    W, 5-2
Nov. 17    @ Providence    cox-tv    W, 5-4 (OT)
DEC. 16    MAINE     ESPNU    W, 2-0
Dec. 28    @North dakota    FSSN    L, 1-3
dec. 29    @north dakota    fssn    W, 7-4
JAN. 6    ST. LAWRENCE     NHPTV    2 P.M.
JAN. 11    @ MASSACHUSETTS    NESN    7:30 P.M.
JAN. 12    MASSACHUSETTS     NHPTV    7 P.M.
JAN. 19    DARTMOUTH         7 P.M.
    @ VERIZON WIR. ARENA    WMUR-TV
JAN. 26    @ BOSTON UNIVERSITY     NESN    7:30 P.M.
FEB. 1    @ VERMONT     CSTV    8 P.M.
Feb. 8    @ Maine     WABI    7 P.M.
Feb. 9    @ Maine    WABI    7 P.M.
FEB. 16    PROVIDENCE    NHPTV    7 P.M.   
FEB. 22    @ BOSTON COLLEGE)    NESN    7:30 P.M.
FEB. 23    BOSTON COLLEGE    NHPTV    7 P.M.
March 7    vermont    CSTV    8 P.M.
MARCH 8    VERMONT    NHPTV    7 P.M.

‘CATS IN THE PROS: Here is a listing of former Wildcats playing professional hockey:
Justin Aikins:  Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs (CHL)
Mike Ayers: Charlotte Checkers (ECHL)
Derek Bekar:  Jesenice (Aust)
Eric Boguniecki:  Ingolstadt ERC (DEL)
Preston Callander:  Florida Everblades (ECHL)
Josh Ciocco: Fresno Falcons (ECHL)
Sean Collins:  Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)
Ty Conklin: Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Matt Dzieduszycki: Hannover Scorpions (DEL)
Lanny Gare:  Lausitzer Foxes (2.GBun)
Darren Haydar: Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)/Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Brett Hemingway:Reading Royals (ECHL)
Colin Hemingway: Edinburgh Capitals (EIHL)
Jason Krog: Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Jacob Micflikier: Springfield Falcons (AHL)
Mark Mowers: Anaheim Ducks (NHL) SC Bern (Swiss NL)
Chris Murray: Phoenix Roadrunners (ECHL)
Bryan Muir: Toronto Marlies (AHL)
Eric Nickulas: Hannover Scorpions (DEL)
Jeff Pietrasiak: Bakersfield Condors (ECHL)
Steve Saviano: Tappara Tampere (FNL)
Trevor Smith: Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)
Mike Souza: Cortina SG (Italy)
Garrett Stafford: Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
Kevin Truelson: Bakersfield Condors (ECHL)
Daniel Winnik: Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
Shawn Vinz: Charlotte Checkers (ECHL)
Brian Yandle: Phoenix Roadrunners (ECHL)

UNH HOCKEY ON THE RADIO: UNH men’s hockey action this season can be heard live on the UNH Sports Network...In the summer of 1999, the University of New Hampshire Athletic Department formed the “UNH Sports Network” — the largest network ever to broadcast UNH sporting events. In 2001-2002, WTSN AM 1270 was introduced as the flagship station with the signal carried on several stations through New Hampshire. The network also consists of WTPL 107.7FM in Concord; WNTK 99.7 FM in New London; and WUVR-1490AM in Lebanon, NH. WNTK offers streaming audio of network broadcasts at www.wntk.com.
    Games also can be heard on “Yahoo! Broadcast” by going to UNHWILDCATS.com, the official website for UNH athletics. Dan Parkhurst will be handling the majority of the play-by-play, while Pete Webster will once again be doingthe color commentating. Webster has been announcing Wildcat hockey for 14 years since the 1993-1994 season.

THE DICK UMILE SHOW ON WTSN RADIO: The Coach’s Show featuring UNH men’s hockey head coach Dick Umile with host Andy Schachat and D Ellis is broadcast on Mondays live from 6:30 to 7:30 on WTSN-1270 AM (Dover, N.H.) from Mike Libby’s Bar and Grill on Main Street in Durham...The show will start the Monday following the end of the UNH football season...The Coaches Show features coach Umile as well as a selected student-athlete each week from the men’s ice hockey team.

GRANITE STATE CONNECTION: The Wildcat hockey team features three players from New Hampshire with Brian Foster (Pembroke), Paul Thompson (Derry) and Alan Thompson (Gilford) all hailing from the Granite State.

LISTEN LIVE ON THE INTERNET: Yahoo Broadcast will carry all of the UNH men’s ice hockey action again this season...If you can not attend Wildcat hockey at the Whittemore Center, you can still tune into the game from anywhere you can gain access to the internet...Fans can get to the UNH men’s ice hockey Yahoo Broadcast site by going to the men’s hockey schedule page at www.unhwildcats.com.

WATCH ALL THE ACTION WITH THE ***ALL NEW*** UNHWILDCATS.TV: The UNH athletic department has announced a partnership with Pack Network to provide online video streaming of UNH’s seven ticketed sports for the upcoming 2007-08 season with UNHwildcats.TV.
    Wildcat fans are encouraged to buy the “Wildcat All-Access Pass” which is an annual subscription for $79.95 that provides not only all the live coverage of UNH home athletic events, but also premium content not available to view without the All-Access Pass. The premium content includes a behind the scenes look at UNH athletics through player and coaches interviews, highlights, podcasts, select post-game interviews and an in-depth archive section of all video available on UNHwildcats.TV. Fans can also purchase home events on a per game basis of $6.95.
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