MEN'S HOCKEY ENTERS CRITICAL HOME-AND-HOME WITH NO. 5 UMASS
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DURHAM, N.H. — The eighth-ranked Wildcats (11-6-1, 7-4-1 HE) play a critical home-and-home Hockey East series with No. 5 Massachusetts (9-3-5, 4-2-4). Back on Dec. 8, the Minutemen handed UNH a 4-1 loss in Amherst. Friday night's game is the first game in NESN's Friday Night Hockey. Puck drops on at 7:30 p.m. at Mullins Center. On Saturday night, the Wildcats will play host to UMass with the puck to drop at 7 p.m. 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. Saturday's game will be broadcast live on NHPTV with live video at www.unhwildcats.tv.

SCOUTING THE MINUTEMEN: No. 5/5 UMass enters the weekend 9-3-5 overall, 4-2-4 (t-3rd)in Hockey East... UMass has won three of the last five meetings against UNH...The power play has been clicking over the last three games converting 6-of-17 chances (.353)...UMass ranks No. 2 in Hockey East in scoring defense and No. 11 nationally (2.24 g/game)...James Marcou (King Park, N.Y.) ranks second in HEA and sixth nationally in rookie scoring (1.06 pts/game)...UMass is 5-1-1 this year vs. ranked teams and 4-0-1 against Top-10 teams... UMass is 4-0-3 this year at home and unbeaten in the last 13 home games (9-0-4) dating back to last season... Massachusetts received its highest ever ranking in a national poll last week with a No. 5 ranking. The Minutemen are led by by freshman netminder Paul Dainton, who ranks third in Hockey East in save percentage at .926 and goals against average 2.20 GAA.

SERIES HISTORY VS. MASSACHUSETTS: UNH has a 70-17-5 lifetime record vs. Massachusetts in 92 all-time meetings dating back to February 13, 1926...UMass own last year’s season series with the Wildcats (2-1), but it was UNH with the last say with a 3-2 double-overtime win over the Minutemen at the Hockey East semifinals... In that semifinal win, Bobby Butler potted the game-winning goal 1:30 into the second overtime. Coach Umile owns a 32-9-4 all-time record against UMass in his 18-year coaching career...The Minutemen have won four of the last seven meetings...UNH has the edge over the last 10 games at 6-4-0... Most recently, UMass captured a 4-1 win on Dec.  8 at the Mullins Center. Senior defenseman Brad Flaishans is the Wildcats active leading scorer against the Minutemen with eight points (3g, 5a) in 11 games, while classmate Matt Fornataro  has tallied six points (2g, 4a) in 11 contests...Senior netminder Kevin Regan owns a 4-2-0 career mark against the Minutemen in six career starts with a 1.87 GAA and a .931 save percentage.

SCORING LEADERS VS. THE MINUTEMEN:
Player    GP    G-A-P   
Brad Flaishans    11    3-5-8
Matt Fornataro    11    2-4-6
Mike Radja    9    3-3-6
Craig Switzer    11    0-4-4
Bobby Butler    5    2-1-3
Greg Collins    8    1-1-2
Joe Charlebois    8    1-0-1
Peter LeBlanc    5    1-0-1
Kevin Regan    6    0-1-1
Danny Rossman    3    1-0-1
Thomas Fortney    7    0-1-1
Jamie Fritsch    7    0-0-0
Jerry Pollastrone    7    0-0-0
Kevin Kapstad    4    0-0-0
James vanRiemsdyk    1    0-0-0
Mike Sislo    1    0-0-0
Danny Dries    1    0-0-0
Phil DeSimone    1    0-0-0
Paul Thompson    1    0-0-0
Nick Krates    1    0-0-0

Goaltending Stats vs. Massachusetts
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
Foster    2/120:00    7    3.50    0-2-0    62    .898
Regan    6/384:03    12    1.87    4-2-0    163    .931
Regan Game-by-Game vs. the Minutemen
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
2-11-05        60:00    W    15    1    16
2-12-05        60:00    W    34    1    35
1-21-06        64:56    L    25    4    29
10-26-06        57:37    L    18    3    21
1-19-07        60:00    W    27    1    28
3-16-07        81:30    W    44    2    46
Totals        384:03    4-2-0    163    12    175

Foster Game-by-Game vs. the Minutemen
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
1-20-07        60:00    L    35    3    38
12-8-07        60:00    L    27    4    31
Totals        120:00    0-2-0    62    7    69

REGAN NAMED HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Senior goaltender Kevin Regan was named Pure Hockey Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week, for the third time this season. The announcement was made on Monday afternoon by the league office. Regan earned his eighth career shutout, third against Merrimack in a 1-0 win over the Warriors on Friday night. Overall, Regan stopped all 34 shots notching double-figure saves in all three periods. Regan improves to 8-1-1 all time against Merrimack and is now 9-4-0 overall. The senior netminder has a .973 save percentage and an 0.78 goals against average in 10 career games against Merrimack.

DESIMONE TALLIES FIRST COLLEGIATE GOAL: Freshman forward Phil DeSimone tallied his first colleigate goal in UNH’s 1-0 win over Merrimack on 1/4.

VRANEK MAKES COLLEGIATE DEBUT MEMORABLE: Danny Vranek made his collegiate debut on Sunday tallying his first career goal. Vranek tallied the fourth UNH goal in a 6-5 loss to St. Lawrence. The goal gave the Wildcats a 4-3 lead at the time.

DRIES SCORES A CAREER-HIGH TWO GOALS: Danny Dries had a career-high two goals on Sunday against St. Lawrence.

POWER PLAY CLICKING FOR THE ‘CATS: The Wildcats have scored on the power-play in each of the last three games. Overall, UNH has four power-play goals in the last three games.

REGAN SHUTTING OUT THE HOCKEY EAST COMPETITION: Kevin Regan has not allowed a goal in conference play in over two games. His current streak without allowing a goal in HE play is 135 minutes 39 seconds. The streak dates back to the second period of UNH’s game against UMass-Lowell on Dec. 1.

SWITZER EXTENDS SCORING STREAK TO THREE GAMES: Craig Switzer has tallied a point in each of the last three games. Overall, he has notched five points (1g, 4a) over the last three games.
 
WILDCATS GOING FOR THIRD STRAIGHT IN HOCKEY EAST: UNH is trying to win three consecutive league games for the first time this season.

FORNATARO FOURTH NATIONALLY IN ASSISTS: Senior captain Matt Fornataro ranks fourth in the nation in assists per game. The first-line forward is averaging 0.89 apg with 16 assists in 18 games.

REGAN RECORDS EIGHTH CAREER SHUTOUT: Kevin Regan earned his eighth career shutout, third against Merrimack on 1/4. Overall, Regan stopped all 34 shots notching double-figure saves in all three periods. Regan improves to 8-1-1 all time against Merrimack. The senior netminder has a .973 save percentage and an 0.78 goals against average in 10 career games against Merrimack. Mike Ayers is UNH’s all-time leader in shutouts with 13 career shutouts including seven in 2002-03.

vanRIEMSDYK FINISHES AS LEADING SCORER AT JUNIOR NATIONALS: James vanRiemsdyk finished the 2008 Junior Nationals as the tournament’s leading scorer. vanRiemsdyk had 11 points (5-6-11), leading Team USA to a fourth-place finish and a 4-2 record.vanRiemsdyk scored a goal in five of Team USA’s six games during the tournament. vanRiemsdyk was named one of Team USA’s best three players in the tournament along with Boston University’s Colin Wilson and Michigan’s Chris Summers. 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. vanRiemsdyk will rejoin the Wildcats this week in practice and should be available for the Wildcats’ Hockey East match up at Massachusetts on Friday night in Amherst.

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 passed Greg Moffett, who had 2,602 saves. Regan currently has 2,642 saves.

RADJA POSTS CAREER NIGHT AT NORTH DAKOTA:  Mike Radja recorded 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.

FORNATARO NINTH NATIONALLY IN SCORING: Senior captain Matt Fornataro ranks ninth nationally in scoring with 1.28 ppg.

COMING TO A TV NEAR YOU: The Wildcats are 6-3-1 in television games this season. They have outscored their opponents 37-27 in these 10 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 five points to become the 66th player in program history to join the century club with 100 career points.

FLAISHANS NINTH NATIONALLY IN DEFENSEMEN SCORING: Senior Brad Flaishans is the ninth-ranked defensemen scorer, nationally. He is averaging 0.78 points per game.

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    93    2.29
    2.    Jeff Pietrasiak    2002-06    55    2.46
    3.    Mike Ayers    2000-04    101    2.49

CAREER SAVES
        Player    Years    Games    Saves
    1.    Kevin Regan    2005-present    93    2,642
    2.    Greg Moffett    1977-81    101    2,602
    3.    Mike Ayers    2000-04    101    2,532       

CAREER SAVE PERCENTAGE
        Player    Years    Games     Save%
     1.    Kevin Regan    2005-present    93    .927
    2.    Jeff Pietrasiak    2002-06    55    .917
    3.    Ty Conklin    1998-01    93    .915

CAREER GAMES
        Player     Years    Games Played
1.        Mike Ayers    2000-04    101
2.        Kevin Regan    2005-present    93
        Ty Conklin    1998-01    93

CAREER WINS
        Player     Years    Wins
1.        Mike Ayers    2000-04    58
2.        Ty Conklin    1998-01    57
3.    Kevin Regan    2005-present    56

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

Finishing strong:  UNH is 5-1-0 when leading after two periods and 4-0-1 when tied after two.

Nationally ranked opponents: The Wildcats are 5-2-0 when playing a nationally-ranked opponent compared to just 6-4-1 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
Kevin Regan    HE Def. Player of the Week    1-7-08

Wildcats Among National leaders: Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual    Rank    Stats
Points Per Game:   
Matt Fornataro    9th    1.28 ppg
Goals Per Game:
Mike Radja    14th    0.62 gpg
Assists Per Game:
Matt Fornataro    4th    0.89 apg
Game-Winning Goals:
Mike Radja    6th    3 gwg   
Defensemen Scoring:
Brad Flaishans    9th    0.78 ppg   
Goals Against Average:
Kevin Regan    22nd    2.24
Save Percentage:
Kevin Regan    15th    .927
Winning Percentage:
Kevin Regan    7th    .692
Team
Winnning Percentage    11th    .639 (11-6-1)
Scoring Offense    7th    3.39 gpg
Scoring Margin    12th    +0.72   

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 162-47-19 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     3.39/3rd    2.83/6th
GAA     2.67/5th    2.33/2nd
Power Play    15.7/5th    10.0/9th
Penalty Kill    85.3/6th    85.9/4th
Special Teams Net    0/5th    -4/8th
1st Period Scoring    15/3rd    11/3rd
2nd Period Scoring    16/8th    10/6th
3rd Period Scoring    29/1st    12/3rd

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
1/7        8        8    t-1st

THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine (Jan. 7)
Rk.    Team (FPV)    Pts.    LW    W-L-T    WIP
1    Michigan (30)     506    1    18-2-0    13
2    Denver (4)    466    3    16-4-0    13
3    Miami (Ohio) Univ. (10)    441    2    19-3-0    13
4    Colorado College    416    4    14-6-0    13
5    Massachusetts    372    t-9    9-3-5    8
6    Notre Dame    311    6    18-6-0    13
7    Northeastern    293    11    10-4-2    5
8    New Hampshire    245    t-9    11-6-1    13
9    Michigan State    241    5    13-5-3    13
10    North Dakota    232    7    10-8-1    13
11    Clarkson University    199    8    11-6-1    13
12    Boston College    105    14    8-5-5    11
13    Mass. Lowell    97    NR    9-4-4    1
14    Minnesota    68    12    11-9-2    11
15    St. Cloud St.    30    NR    10-10-2    5

USCHO.com/CSTV Division I Men’s Poll (Jan. 7)
Rk.    Team (FPV)     Record    Pts    LW
 1     Michigan (38)    18-2-0    983    2
 2     Miami ( 6)    19-3-0    923    1
 3     Denver ( 5)    16-4-0    915    3
 4     Colorado College (1)    14-6-0    869    4
 5     Massachusetts    9-3-5    782    5
 6     Notre Dame    18-6-0    716    6
 7     Northeastern    10-4-2    681    9
 8     New Hampshire    11-6-1    616    7
 8     North Dakota    10-8-1    616    8
10     Michigan State    13-5-3    573    10
11     Clarkson    11-6-1    512    12
12     Boston College    8-5-5    429    11
13     Mass-Lowell    9- 4-4    404    14
14     St. Cloud State    10-10-2    283    15
15     Minnesota    11- 9-2    274    16
16     Quinnipiac    11-5-3    235    18
17     Wisconsin    8- 9-3    160    13
18     Michigan Tech    9-9-2    129    20
19     Minnesota-Duluth    7-7-4    123    16
20     Minnesota State    9-7-3    116    19

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. 

‘CATS RANK SIXTH IN NATION OFFENSIVELY: The Wildcats are currently ranked sixth 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    L, 5-6
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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