MEN'S HOCKEY PLAYS HOST TO VERMONT ON FRIDAY (7 P.M.)

AUDIO STATS | VIDEO | GAME NOTES | 25TH FAN VOTING
DURHAM, N.H. -- The 13th-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team continues its five-game homestand as it plays host to No. 6 Vermont on Friday night (7 p.m.) at Whittemore Center. Fans are encourage to come and join the Wildcats' celebration of the 25th anniversary of Hockey East. The game can also be heard on the Wildcat Sports Network with live audio, live stats and live video available online at www.unhwildcats.com.

SCOUTING THE CATAMOUNTS:
No. 6/6 Vermont enters this weekend 14-5-4 overall, with a 9-4-3 record in Hockey East, good enough for third place. UVM is four points ahead of the fourth-place Wildcats and BC and just two points behind second-place BU. Last weekend with a win and a tie, the Catamounts finished the regular season series 2-0-1 against Massachusetts. Vermont (14-5-4) has the nation’s eighth best winning percentage (.696) and only No. 1 Notre Dame (3) and Cornell (2) have fewer losses than the Catamounts. Freshman goalie Rob Madore is 8-3-3 with a 2.17 GAA and a .920 save percentage. His 2.17 GAA ranks 15th in the country and is third best among rookies.  The Catamounts are led offensively by Viktor Stalberg and Peter Lenes, who have 25 (14g, 11a) and 24 (10g, 14a) points respectively. Vermont meets New Hampshire on Friday (Jan. 30) in the first of three meetings between the two teams this season.

SERIES HISTORY VS. VERMONT:
The Wildcats own the advantage in the all-time series vs. Vermont at 64-15-3 in 82 all-time meetings dating back to Dec. 14, 1963. In the first eight meetings between the two teams with Vermont as a member of Hockey East, the Wildcats were 6-0-2 against the Catamounts, including a season sweep in 2006-07 and a pair of wins last year. Most recently, however, UVM won on the 2007-08 regular season finale to snap UNH’s seven-game Hockey East unbeaten streak. UNH owns a 30-9-1 all-time record vs. the Catamounts at Gutterson Field House and Coach Umile in his 16-year coaching career has registered a 20-5-2 mark against Vermont in 27 meetings. Overall, the Wildcats are 14-2-2 in the last 18 meetings with Vermont. Jerry Pollastrone is the leading active scorer against Vermont with nine points (1g, 8a) in nine games, while Brian Foster has played only 11:58 all-time against UVM. He stopped two shots and garnered a no decision in a Jan. 5, 2007 relief performance, a 7-1 UNH win.

SCORING LEADERS VS. THE CATAMOUNTS:
Player    GP    G-A-P   

Jerry Pollastrone    9    1-8-9
Bobby Butler    6    5-2-7
Peter LeBlanc    6    2-3-5
Kevin Kapstad    6    1-2-3   
Danny Dries    3    0-2-2
Greg Collins    9    1-1-2
Jamie Fritsch    9    0-2-2
Thomas Fortney    9    0-1-1
Mike Sislo    3    1-0-1
Greg Manz    3    1-0-1
James van Riemsdyk    1    0-1-1
Paul Thompson    3    0-1-1
Phil DeSimone    3    0-1-1
Nick Krates    3    0-0-0
Matt Campanale    1    0-0-0
Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%

Foster    1/11:58    0    0.00    0-0-0    2    1.000
Foster Game-by-Game vs. the Catamounts
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots

1/5/07        11:58    N/D    2    0    2
Totals        11:58    0-0-0    2    0    2

CONTROLLING THEIR OWN FATE:
  The Wildcats are tied with BC for the fourth spot in Hockey East and sit four points behind Vermont. UNH can make out ground on UVM and put space on BC as it conclude the season with five of its final 11 against those two foes.

WILDCATS CONTINUE FIVE-GAME HOME STAND:
  The Wildcats are in the midst of a season-long five-game home stand. One of those games will be played at Verizon Wireless Arena. After the home stand, UNH will conclude the regular season with five of its final seven games on the road.

BOUNCING BACK AT HOME: 
The Wildcats have not lost back-to-back home games since Oct. 26 & 28, 2006 to Massachusetts and Yale, respectively. As for back-to-back home losses to Hockey East opponents, you have to go back to Feb. 26 & March 5, 2005 to BC and BU, respectively.

‘CATS TAKE ON FOURTH-STRAIGHT RANKED FOE: 
UNH will play sixth-ranked Vermont. The game will be the fourth-straight against a nationally ranked foe. The Wildcats played No. 17 Dartmouth and back-to-back against No. 2 Boston University.

COLLEGE HOCKEY NEWS’ PAIRWISE RATINGS (AS OF 1/26):
Rk     Team     PCWs     W-L-T     Win %     Rk     RPI     Rk

1      Boston University     24      18-5-1      .7708      3      .5996*     1
2     Notre Dame     23     19-3-3     .8200     1     .5890*     2
3     Cornell     21     14-2-3     .8158     2     .5817*     4
4t     Northeastern     20     17-5-2     .7500     4     .5877     3
4t     Minnesota     20     12-5-5     .6591     12     .5691*     6
6t     Vermont     19     14-5-4     .6957     8     .5815     5
6t     Michigan     19     18-8-0     .6923     9     .5690     7
8t     Denver     16     15-7-3     .6600     11     .5601     8
8t     Princeton     16     13-5-0     .7222     6     .5547*     9
8t     Miami     16     14-8-4     .6154     14t     .5483     10
11     Ohio State     14     16-7-3     .6731     10     .5437*     11
12     Boston College     13     11-8-3     .5682     21     .5437     12
13     New Hampshire     12     11-8-4     .5652     22     .5409     14
14t     Minnesota-Duluth 11     13-7-6     .6154     14t     .5411     13
14t     North Dakota     11     15-10-3     .5893     16     .5364     15
16     Yale     9     13-5-1     .7105     7     .5314*     16
17     Wisconsin     8     13-10-3     .5577     23     .5277     17
18     Air Force     7     17-6-1     .7292     5     .5257     18
19     St. Cloud State     6     13-11-2     .5385     25t     .5243     19
20     Colorado College     5     13-9-6     .5714     20     .5225     20
21     Alaska     4     11-9-6     .5385     25t     .5189     22
22     St. Lawrence     3     12-10-2     .5417     24     .5193     21
23     Nebraska-Omaha     2     13-9-5     .5741     19     .5189     23
24     Dartmouth     1     10-7-2     .5789     18     .5162     24
25     Maine     0     10-11-3     .4792     31t     .5114     25

‘CATS AND CATS’ MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SEASON:
Friday night’s game against Vermont is the first meeting between these teams this season.

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF HOCKEY EAST:
Friday night’s game against Vermont is UNH’s part of the 25th anniversary of Hockey East. Fans have been voting for over a month on the UNH All-Hockey East team and select former players have been invited back to participate in an on-ice recognition between the first and second periods.

7-0-2 WHEN LEADING AFTER TWO:
UNH has been able to finish teams off going 7-0-2 when leading after two periods.

4-0-0 WHEN SCORING TWICE ON THE POWER PLAY:
The Wildcats are 4-0-0 when scoring at least twice on the power play.  They are 5-4-0 when tally once on the power play and 2-2-4 when failing to score during an extra-man advantage.

WILDCATS WINNING IN JANUARY ‘AGAIN’:
  UNH is 3-2-1 through six games in January assuring it will have at least a .500 record in the first month of the calendar year for the 13th-straight season dating back to the 1996-97 season.
Breakdown of UNH’s recent records in January:
2008    3-2-1    (.585)
2007    5-2-0    (.714)
2006    4-2-1    (.643)
2005    5-2-1    (.688)
2004    4-3-1    (.563)
2003    6-1-1    (.813)
2002    6-1-0    (.857)
2001    3-3-1    (.500)
2000    4-2-3    (.611)
1999    9-1-1    (.864)
1998    4-0-0     (1.000)
1997    6-4-0     (.600)
Total    61-22-10     (.710)

WHITTEMORE TRULY HOME SWEET HOME:
UNH is 15-3-1 in its last 19 games at Whittemore Center and are 22-6-1 dating back to the start of the 2007-08 season.

TO THIS POINT LAST YEAR:
A comparison through 23 games between this season and last season.
    07-08    08-09
Record     15-7-1    11-8-4
HE Record    9-3-1    7-6-3
Goals scored    81        69
Goals scored/PG    3.50    3.00
Goals Allowed    63        71
Goals Allowed/PG    2.70    3.09
Shots    776    782
Shots Allowed    711    695
Power Play    17.1%     13.6%
    (19-111)    (18-132)
Penalty Kill    84.6%     80.6
    (104-123)    (104-129)
Top 3 Scorers    Fornataro    van Riemsdyk
    8-21-29    9-17-27
    Radja    Sislo, LeBlanc
    13-10-23    15-3-18, 8-10-18
    van Riemsdyk    Butler
    10-12-22    6-11-17

AMONG HOCKEY EAST’S TOP WEEKLY PERFORMER (AS ANNOUNCED WEEKLY BY HE):

Mike Sislo (So., F, Superior, Wis.) scored the game-tying goal to make the score 1-1 on Saturday night in the third period.

‘CATS FINISH 4-2-1 AGAINST NON-CONFERENCE FOES:
UNH closed out non-conference play with a 4-2-1 record.
League        Record    Pct.    Game-by-game
Atlantic        1-0-0    1.000    HC - W, 9-4
ECAC        2-1-0    .667        RPI - W, 1-0; St. L - L, 1-4; DC - W, 6-4
WCHA        1-1-1    .500    Wis - W, 5-1; Minn. T, 2-2; L, 2-6
Total        4-2-1    .643

WILDCAT LEADERS IN HOCKEY EAST GAMES
: Here is a breakdown of UNH leaders statistically in Hockey East games.

Name                Rank        Stat
POINTS
James van Riemsdyk        5th        17 (6-11)
Bobby Butler            15th        13 (5-8)
Peter LeBlanc            15th        13 (4-9)
GOALS
Mike Sislo                5th        9 goals
James van Riemsdyk        9th        6 goals
ASSISTS
James van Riemsdyk        6th        11 assists
Kevin Kapstad            10th        9 assists
Peter LeBlanc            10th        9 assists
SHORT-HANDED GOALS
Mike Sislo                1st        2 shg
GAME-WINNING GOALS
Bobby Butler            3rd        2 gwg
DEFENSIVE SCORING       
Kevin Kapstad            6th        10 (1-9)
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE       
Brian Foster            6th        2.38
SAVE PERCENTAGE       
Brian Foster            5th        .921
WINNING PERCENTAGE       
Brian Foster            4th        .615
 
FORGET NOVEMBER:
While UNH struggled to a 1-5-2 mark in November, the Wildcats are 11-3-1 in October, December and January and have outscored their opponents 42-35 in those games.

SCORING BY CLASS:
2008-09 breakdown of scoring by class.
    (G) %    (A) %    (P) %   
Seniors    (11) 16%    (40) 34%    (51) 28%
Juniors    (14) 20%    (27) 23%    (41) 22%
Sophomores    (38) 55%    (37) 32%    (75) 41%
Freshmen    (6) 9%    (12) 10%    (18) 10%
Totals    (68) 100%    (114) 100%    (166) 100%

UNH ONE OF FIVE HOCKEY EAST TEAMS RANKED:
UNH is one of five Hockey East teams ranked in the latest USA Today Coaches’ Poll. Hockey East is the best represented conference in the poll and accounts for 33 percent of the field.
League    # of Teams    Teams
Hockey East    5    BU, NU, BC, UVM, UNH
CCHA        4    ND, Mia, Mich, OSU
WCHA    4    Minn, Den, Minn.-Dul., No. Dak.
ECAC        2    Prin, Cornell

THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USCHO.com/CBS Sports Division I Men’s Poll (Jan. 26)
Rk.  Team       (First Place)        Record     Pts    LW

 1 Notre Dame (37)            19-3-3    987    1
 2 Boston University (13)            18-5-1    963    2
 3 Northeastern            17-5-2    867    5
 4 Cornell            14-2-3    831    3
 5 Minnesota            12-5-5    791    6
 6 Vermont            14-5-4    716    7
 7 Denver            15-7-3    696    4
 8 Michigan            18-8-0    692    8
 9 Princeton            13-5-0    582    9
10 Miami            14-8-4    553    10
11 Boston College            11-8-3    450    14
12 North Dakota            15-10-3    432    15
13 New Hampshire            11-8-4    353    11
14 Ohio State            16-7-3    347    12
15 Wisconsin            13-10-3    279    16
16 Minnesota-Duluth            13-7-6    271    17
17 Colorado College            13-9-6    244    13
18 Yale            13-5-1    158    NR
19 Air Force            17-6-1    97    20
20 Dartmouth            10-7-2    67    18

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine (Jan. 26)
Rk.    School, Pts. (FPV)        LW     Record    WIP

1    Notre Dame, 497 (21)        1    19-3-3    16
2    Boston University, 489 (13)    2    18-5-1    16
3    Northeastern, 421        5    17-5-2    13
4    Cornell, 406        3    14-2-3    10
5    Minnesota, 360        6    12-5-5    16
6    Vermont, 330        7    14-5-4    11
7    Michigan, 322        8    18-8-0    16
8    Denver, 284        4    15-7-3    16
9    Princeton, 241        9    13-5-0    15
10    Miami (Ohio),210        10    14-8-4    16
11    Boston College,149        14    11-8-3    16
12    North Dakota,127        15    15-10-3    7
13    Ohio State, 90        11    16-7-3    4
14    New Hampshire,62        12    11-8-4    15
15    Minnesota Duluth, 38        NR    13-7-6    1

WHERE IS UNH RANKED?:
Here is a week-by-week look at the ‘Cats in the national polls and the HE standings:
Date     USA TODAY    USCHO     HE
9/22            N/A    7    3rd (pre)
9/29            N/A    7    3rd (pre)
10/6            7    7    3rd (pre)
10/13        6    6    ---
10/20        3    4    2nd
10/27        7    6    2nd
11/3            5    5    2nd
11/10        5    6    2nd
11/17        13    13        5th
11/24        NR    15    6th
12/1            15    19    7th
12/8            15    15    3rd
12/15        14    15    4th
12/22        N/A    N/A    4th
12/29        N/A    N/A    4th
1/5            13    13    2nd
1/12            13    13    2nd   
1/19            12    11    4th
1/26            14    13    4th

NORTHEAST REGIONAL TICKETS ON SALE:
Tickets for the Northeast regional at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. (hosted by the University of New Hampshire), are now on sale. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting the Verizon Wireless Arena box office, by calling (603) 868-7300 or by logging onto the internet at www.unhwildcats.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Start times for the first-round games are 2:00 and 5:30 p.m. Eastern time, March 28, while the regional final is 5:30 p.m. Eastern time, March 29. Tickets for the three-game package are $82.

Wildcats Among National leaders (1/26):
Below is a list of where UNH players and the team rank nationally.
Individual        Rank    Stats
Points Per Game:
James van Riemsdyk           14th    1.24 ppg
Goals Per Game: 
Mike Sislo            7th    0.65 gpg
Assists Per Game: 
James van Riemsdyk           14th    0.82 apg
Power Play Goals:
none ranked
Short-Handed Goals:
Mike Sislo            10th    2 shg
Game-Winning Goals:
Peter LeBlanc        58th    2 gwg
Bobby Butler        58th    2 gwg
Blake Kessel        58th    2 gwg
Defensemen Scoring: 
Kevin Kapstad        34th    0.65 ppg
Freshmen Scoring:
none ranked
Goals Against Average:
Brian Foster        37th    2.65
Save Percentage:
Brian Foster        35th    .912
Winning Percentage:
Brian Foster        21st    .605
Team
Scoring Offense        25th    3.00 gpg
Scoring Defense        37th    3.09 gapg
Scoring Margin        34th    -0.09
Power Play        44th    13.6
Penalty Kill        43rd    80.6
Combined Special Teams        49th    46.7
Team Winning Percentage        22nd    .565

WHERE UNH IS RANKED IN HOCKEY EAST (1/26):
    Overall    HE games

Goals/per game    3.00/5th    2.69/6th
GAA    3.09/9th    3.12/9th
Power Play    13.6/7th    13.8/7th
Penalty Kill    80.6/8th    81.6/7th
Special Teams Net    -6/8th    -1/7th
1st Period Scoring    19/5th    10/6th
2nd Period Scoring    24/4th    14/6th
3rd Period Scoring    26/2nd    18/3rd

WILDCAT AWARDS:
Here is a list of awards that Wildcat players have won to date this season:
Player    Award                    Date
J. van Riemsdyk    CHN’s Nat. Plys to Watch        10-4-08
Joe Charlebois    CHN’s Nat. Plys to Watch        10-4-08
Brian Foster    CHN’s Nat. Plys to Watch        10-4-08
Brian Foster    HE Def. Player of the Week        10-20-08
Brian Foster    Inside Hockey Play. of the Week        10-20-08
Brian Foster    HE Goalie of the Month            October
Brian Foster    HE Def. Player of the Week        12-8-08
Mike Sislo    HE Player of the Week                12-15-08
Mike Sislo    INCH Nat. Player of the Week        12-16-08
Mike Sislo    HE Player of the Month                December
Greg Collins    HE Player of the Week                1-5-09

WILDCATS PICKED THIRD IN HOCKEY EAST POLL:
UNH was picked third in the Hockey East preseason Coaches’ Poll, which was announced Sept. 29 at the league’s annual media day at Legends Restaurant at the TD Banknorth Garden.    

2008-09 Hockey East Men’s Preseason Coaches Poll
Rk.    Team (FPV)            Pts

1.    Boston College (6)        86
2.    Boston University (3)        80
3.    New Hampshire (1)        78
4.    Northeastern        62
5.    Vermont            58
6.    Massachusetts        48
7.    UMass-Lowell        46
8.    Providence            34
9.    Maine            28
10.    Merrimack            20

HOME SWEET HOME:
UNH is in its 14th season of play at the Whittemore Center in 2008-09, posting a 8-2-1 at Towse Rink.UNH owns a 178-50-20 all-time record in 14 seasons of play at the  Whittemore Center with 161 sellouts during that time in 248 all-time games.

THE DICK UMILE ERA:
Dick Umile, a five-time Hockey East Coach of the Year, enters his 19th season as the head coach of the UNH Wildcats. He recently earned his fourth Leonard Fowle New England Coach of the Year award. After signing a long-term contract in 2000, Umile will conclude his coaching career at his alma mater. During his time spent at UNH, Umile has molded UNH hockey into one of the top programs in all of Division I hockey, guiding the Wildcats to four Frozen Four appearances, 14 NCAA tournament appearances and 18 Hockey East championship tournament showings in his 18-year career in Durham. In addition, Umile has posted 16 20-victory campaigns over the span of 18 seasons, including a current streak of 12 20-win seasons and back-to-back 25-plus win seasons. Umile is now the winningest coach in the history of UNH hockey with 424 career victories. He surpassed legendary coach Charlie Holt on Feb. 16, 2005 in a 6-1 victory at Merrimack at Thom Lawler Arena in North Andover, Mass. Umile ranks third among active NCAA coaches with a .653 winning percentage and on the active victories list his 424 victories ranks eighth among NCAA coaches. He has been named Coach of the Year a total of 10 times in his career, including New England honors four times. Umile’s five Hockey East Coach of the Year Awards is an all-time league best. Last season Umile led the Wildcats to a 25-10-3 record, including a program-record 19 Hockey East wins en route to a 19-5-3 record in league play, which earned UNH the regular season title for the second season in a row.  Umile captured his 400th career victory Oct. 19, 2007 against Boston University. Umile coached four All-Americans in Kevin Regan, Mike Radja, Matt Fornataro, and Brad Flashains, which was the first time in school history that four players received that honor.

THE PROGRAM’S HISTORY: 
UNH has appeared in the NCAA Tournament 18 times in the 81-year history of the program. UNH has appeared in the Frozen Four seven times, including national championship game appearances against 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, 2007 and 2008. The Wildcats won the ECAC regular-season title in 1974 and the tournament championship in 1979. UNH has posted 29 seasons with 20-plus wins, including the last 12 consecutive seasons.

‘CATS SELECTED IN THE NHL DRAFT:
Six current UNH players have been selected in the National Hockey League draft.Joe Charlebois (Chicago), Phil DeSimone (Washington), Brian Foster (Florida), Blake Kessel (N.Y. Islanders), Peter LeBlanc (Chicago) and James van Riemsdyk (Philadelphia) have all been taken.

 ‘CATS IN THE PROS:
Here is a listing of former Wildcats playing professional hockey:
Justin Aikins:  Sport Vaasan Mestis(FIN)
Travis Banga: Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (CHL)
Derek Bekar:  Springfield Falcons (AHL)
Eric Boguniecki:  Iowa Chops (AHL)
A.J. Bucchino: Amarillo Gorillas (CHL)
Ty Conklin: Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Matt Dzieduszycki: Hannover Scorpions (DEL)
Matt Fornataro: Worcester Sharks (AHL)
Lanny Gare:  Bad Nauheim EC (GerObL)
Darren Haydar: Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
Brett Hemingway: Alaska Aces (ECHL)
Colin Hemingway: Alaska Aces (ECHL)
Mark Kolanos: Arizona Sun Dogs (CHL)
Jason Krog:  Vancouver Canucks (NHL)/Manitoba Moose (AHL)*
Nathan Martz: Alba Volan Szekeshfehervar (Austria)
Jacob Micflikier: Rochester Americans (AHL)
Mark Mowers: Fribourg-Gotteron (Swiss NL)
Chris Murray: Charlotte Checkers (AHL)
Bryan Muir: Minsk Dynamo (KHL)
Eric Nickulas: Ingolstadt ERC (DEL)
Josh Prudden: Sport Vaasan Metis (FIN)
Mike Radja: Rockford Ice Hogs (AHL)
Kevin Regan: Boston Bruins (NHL)/Gwinnett Gladiators (ECHL)*
Steve Saviano: Tappara Tampere (FNL)
Tyler Scott: Bakersfield Condors (ECHL)
Trevor Smith: New York Islanders (NHL)/Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)*
Mike Souza: Cortina SG (Italy)
Garrett Stafford: Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
Craig Switzer: Elmira Jackals (ECHL)
Tyson Teplitsky: Cardiff Devils (EIHL)
Daniel Winnik: Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
Brian Yandle: Augusta Lynx (ECHL)
*=spent time in the NHL during 2008-09 season

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 WGIR 610AM in Manchester; WNTK 99.7 FM in New London; WCNL 1010AM in Newport; and WUVR-1490AM in Lebanon. WNTK offers streaming audio of network broadcasts at www.wntk.com. Dan Parkhurst will once again be handling the majority of the play-by-play, while Pete Webster will be doing the color commentating. Webster has been anouncing Wildcat hockey for 15 years since the 1993-94 season.

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.

UNH HOCKEY ON TELEVISION:
UNH will have 12 games broadcast live on TV in 2008-09.NESN will air five games, while three will air on ESPNU and two on both CN8 and FSN-North Minnesota.

DATE    GAME    Channel    Result

OCT. 19        BOSTON U.        ESPNU    W, 2-1
OCT. 26        @ ST. Lawrence        ESPNU    L, 1-4
Oct. 31        NORTHEASTERN       CN8    W, 4-2
NOV. 7        @ Minnesota    Fox Sports North-MN    T, 2-2
NOV. 8        @ Minnesota    Fox Sports North-MN    L, 2-6
DEC. 6        UMASS-LOWELL      CN8    W, 3-2
JAN. 4        @ Maine        ESPNU    W, 5-4
JAN. 23        @Boston U.         NESN    L, 0-5
JAN. 24        BOSTON U.         NESN    L, 1-3
FEB. 6        MAINE        NESN
FEB. 20        BOSTON COLLEGE       NESN
FEB. 28       MERRIMACK      NESN

THE DICK UMILE SHOW ON RADIO:
The Coach’s Show featuring UNH men’s hockey head coach Dick Umile, with hosts Andy Schachat and D. Ellis  is broadcast on Mondays live from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on WTSN-1270 AM (Dover, N.H.), simulcasted on WGIR- 610 AM (Manchester, N.H.) and on www.wtsn1270.com from 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.

WATCH ALL THE ACTION WITH THE UNHWILDCATS.TV:
After an extremely successful first season, UNH and Pack Network have once again partnered to provide online video streaming of UNH’s seven ticketed sports for the upcoming 2008-09 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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