MEN'S HOCKEY TRAVELS TO MAINE ON SUNDAY (4 P.M.) ON ESPNU

AUDIO | STATS | VIDEO | GAME NOTES
DURHAM, N.H. -- The 14th-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team jump starts the second half of the season at Hockey East foe Maine. The Wildcats, who ended 2008 winning three-straight and four-of-five, look to build on recent success against the Black Bears. UNH, which has won four-straight and six of seven against Maine, squares off against the Black Bears on Sunday afternoon at Alfond Arena (4 p.m.) live on ESPNU. 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 BLACK BEARS: The Black Bears enter this weekend with a 10-6-2 record and will play host to the U.S. Under 18 team in an exhibition game on Friday night before entertaining the Wildcats on Sunday afternoon. Maine, which was picked ninth in the Hockey East Preseason Poll, has been a pleasant surprize in the league as it has 11 points and sits in sixth place with one less game played than most of the field.  The Black Bears lead Hockey East and are ranked eighth nationally in team defense at 1.89 goals allowed per game. Freshman netminder Scott Darling is 8-4-2 with a league-best 1.61 GAA. Offensively, freshman forward Gustav Nyquist is the team’s leading scorer with 17 points (9g, 8a), while Brian Flynn has 12 points (6g, 6a).    

SERIES HISTORY VS. MAINE:
The Black Bears own the advantage in the all-time series history at 53-42-5 in 100 meetings.The Wildcats completed a three-game sweep of the season series last year including a pair of wins at Alfond Arena. Coach Umile is 28-36-5 all-time in his coaching career vs. the Black Bears. Overall, the Wildcats are 8-2-0 in their last 10 meetings against Maine. UNH has posted a 13-5-1 record vs. the Black Bears at the Whittemore Center compared to just 13-31-3 at Alfond Arena. Junior forward Bobby Butler and Joe Charlebois are the active leader in Wildcat scoring against Maine with three points each in eight games. None of the current goaltenders have ever played against Maine.

SCORING LEADERS VS. THE BLACK BEARS:
Player    GP    G-A-P 
  
Bobby Butler        8        3-0-3
Joe Charlebois        8        0-3-3
Thomas Fortney    9        0-2-2
Greg Collins        8        2-0-2
Danny Dries        3        1-1-2
Jamie Fritsch        8        0-2-2
Jerry Pollastrone    8        0-1-1
Peter LeBlanc        6        1-0-1
Kevin Kapstad        7        0-1-1
Nick Krates        3        0-0-0
Phil DeSimone        3        0-0-0
Mike Sislo            3        0-0-0
Paul Thompson    3        0-0-0
James van Riemsdyk    2        0-0-0
Mike Beck            1        0-0-0
Alan Thompson    1        0-0-0
Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%

Foster    has not played against Maine

LAST TIME THESE TEAMS MET (2/9/08 AT ALFOND ARENA):
With a pair of goals in the second and third periods, men’s ice hockey team captured a weekend and season sweep by virtue of a 4-1 win over Maine at Alfond Arena. Bobby Butler, Matt Forntaro, Danny Dries and Mike Radja all potted goals, while Kevin Regan stopped 28 shots in a winning effort.

LAST TIME OUT (12/11/08 VS. HOLY CROSS):
Mike Sislo tallied a career-high six points on four goals and two assists, while Jerry Pollastrone (2g, 3a) and James van Riemsdyk (1g, 4a) each recorded five points in a 9-4 victory against Holy Cross at the Whittemore Center. UNH outscored the Crusaders 5-0 in the third period to win its third consecutive game. The nine goals scored by the Wildcats are the most since a 9-1 win over Merrimack College on Jan. 23, 2004. That game was also the last time a player potted four goals in a single game (Steve Saviano). Matt DiGirolamo played the final 26:25 of the game and stopped all six shots he faced, including five in the third period, to earn his first career victory.
SISLO Named national player of the week: Mike Sislo was named Inside College Hockey’s National Player of the Week. The announcement was made on Dec. 15. Sislo becomes the first UNH player to win this award since Mike Radja earned the honor on February 11.

SISLO TABBED HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Mike Sislo garnered Reebok Hockey East Player of the Week. The announcement was made on Dec. 15. Sislo becomes the first UNH player to win this award since Jerry Pollastrone earned the honor on March 17.

van RIEMSDYK FIRST IN THE NATION IN SCORING:
  James van Riemsdyk with five points against Holy Cross moved into firstplace in scoring with 26 points in 17 games 1.53 ppg.

ALL ABOUT SISLO’S BIG GAME:
Mike Sislo becomes the first Wildcat to:
- Score four goals in a game since Steve Saviano on Janary 23, 2004 against Merrimack.
- Record six points in a game since Darren Haydar had six points (3g,3a) against Brown on Dec. 28, 2001.
- Score a hat trick in a period (third period) since Lanny Gare scored three in the third against Merrimack on January 4, 2003.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON ON ESPNU:
Sunday’s game marks the third and final game of UNH’s ESPNU games this season. The Wildcats are 1-1-0 with a win over Boston University and a loss at St. Lawrence in the first two ESPNU games. Justin Kutcher, an alum of Boston University, will handle play-by-play duties for the broadcasts and Damian DiGiulian, a former assistant coach at Vermont, will serve as the color analyst this Sunday in Orono.

POLLASTRONE BREAKS OUT WITH FIVE POINTS:
Jerry Pollastrone had just two assists through the first 15 games, but ended 2008 with six points (3g, 3a) in his final two games. Pollastrone scored his first goal of the year on Dec. 6 against UML and concluded the first half of the season with a career-high five points (2g, 3a) against Holy Cross.

POTENT WILDCAT OFFENSE POSTS BEST SINGLE GAME OUTPUT IN ALMOST FIVE YEARS:
UNH in a 9-4 win over Holy Cross posted nine goals for the first time since a 9-1 win over Merrimack on January 23, 2004.

DECEMBER JOLLY MONTH FOR WILDCATS:
The Wildcats were perfect (3-0-0) in December for the first time since 1999 when they went 4-0-0.

DiGIROLAMO EARNS FIRST COLLEGIATE WIN IN NET:
Freshman netminder Matt DiGirolamo stopped six shots during the final 26:25 to earn his first collegiate win during a relief performance.

WILDCAT GOALS FIVE FOR THREE:
The third period against HC marked the first time the Wildcats scored five goals in a period since the third period of a 7-4 come-from-behind win over North Dakota on December 29, 2007.

KAPSTAD HAS SCORED IN FIVE STRAIGHT:
Kevin Kapstad has six points (1g,5a) in an active five-game scoring streak.

van RIEMSDYK GIVING IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON:
James van Riemsdyk became the first UNH player to record four assists in a game since Matt Fornataro had four helpers in a win over Brown on Nov. 24, 2007.

FIRST LINE PUTS UP EYE-POPPING NUMBERS: UNH’s first line of Mike Sislo, Jerry Pollastrone and James van Riemsdyk combined for 16 points in a 9-4 win over Holy Cross on Dec. 11 (7g, 9a).

FORTNEY POTS FIRST GOAL OF SEASON:
Thomas Fortney scored his first goal of the season in UNH’s 9-4 win over Holy Cross on Dec. 11.

WILDCATS MATCH LONGEST WINNING STREAK:
UNH ended 2008 on a three-game winning streak. The Wildcats opened 2008 with three-straight wins.

HOCKEY VISITS VA MEDICAL CENTER FOR OPERATION HAT TRICK:
On Monday, Dec. 15, the seniors on the University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s hockey teams traveled to the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Manchester, N.H. to drop off over 300 hats as part of Operation Hat Trick program. Players and coaches handed out hats and signed autographs to veterans in attendance. In addition, head coaches Dick Umile and Brian McCloskey along with members of the UNH administration were on hand. The group also toured and visited the recreation therapy department and presented the VA with a check for that program.

van RIEMSDYK PROVIDING WILDCAT SPARK:
James van Riemsdyk has 19 points during a current 10-game scoring streak (5g, 14a - 1.9 ppg) and has scored in all but two of the Wildcats’ games this season. He has scored in 22 of the last 25 games (10-27-37) dating back to Feb. 22, 2008 at BC.
1-4-5 vs. Holy Cross (12/11)
0-1-1 vs. Mass-Lowell (12/6)
0-1-1 at Mass-Lowell (12/5)
0-1-1 vs. Merrimack (11/29)
0-1-1 vs. Providence (11/22)
2-0-2 at Northeastern (11/21)
1-3-4 at Boston College (11/15)
0-1-1 at Mass-Lowell (11/14)
1-1-2 at Minnesota (11/8)
0-1-1 at Minnesota (11/7)
0-0-0 at NU (11/1)
1-1-2 vs. NU (10/31)
0-1-1 at SLU (10/26)
1-0-1 vs. UMass (10/24)
1-1-2 vs. BU (10/19)
0-0-0 vs. RPI (10/17)
1-0-1 vs. Wisconsin (10/11)
0-3-3 vs. Notre Dame (3/28)
0-2-2 vs. Boston College (3/21)
0-2-2 vs. UMass (3/15)
0-1-1 vs. UMass (3/14)
0-0-0 vs. Merrimack (3/1)
0-1-1 at Merrimack (2/29)
1-0-1 vs. Boston College (2/23)
0-1-1 at Boston College (2/22)
TOTAL: 10-27-37 (1.48 PPG)

UNH CAPTURES FIRST HOCKEY EAST SERIES, UNBEATEN IN LAST 10 HE SERIES:
The Wildcats captured back-to-back games against UMass-Lowell to avenge an early 8-2 loss and win their first season series of 2008-09. UNH earned a split (1-1-1) with Northeastern in its only other completed series this year.  After dropping its first complete series of 2007-08 to Northeastern, the Wildcats are unbeaten in their last 10 Hockey East season series .

LEADING AFTER TWO:
UNH are now 7-0-1 when leading after two periods.

LEBLANC SURPASSES PREVIOUS GOAL TOTAL:
With his seventh goal of the season, Peter LeBlanc surpassed his career goal total of six through just 15 games this season.

SCORING BY CLASS:
2008-09 breakdown of scoring by class.
    (G) %    (A) %    (P) %   
Seniors    (7) 13%    (27) 31%    (34) 24%
Juniors    (9) 17%    (19) 22%    (28) 20%
Sophomores    (31) 60%    (32) 37%    (63) 45%
Freshmen    (5) 10%    (9) 10%    (14) 10%
Totals    (52) 100%    (87) 100%    (139) 100%

SOPHOMORE SLUMP? NOT AT UNH:
Overall, the sophomores are accounting for 45 percent of the total offense. A UNH sophomore has scored a goal in 14-of-17 games this season, including four goals from Mike Sislo on Dec. 11 against Holy Cross. The second-year Wildcats have accounted for 60 percent of the goal scoring with 31-of-52 goals.
Player    G    A    P
van Riemsdyk    9    17    26
Sislo        11    3    14
Dries        6    5    11
DeSimone    3    6    9
Thompson, P.    2    0    2
Vranek    0    1    1
Totals    31    32    63

POWER PLAY PRODUCTION:
The Wildcat power play has scored in eight of the last nine games including going 2-3 on power play opportunities against Holy Cross.

van RIEMSDYK AND KESSEL NAMED TO JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM:
James van Riemsdyk and Blake Kessel have been named to the 2009 U.S. National Junior Team that will compete in the 2009 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Ottawa, Ontario. The IIHF World Junior Championship runs from Dec. 26 – Jan. 5.

WHITTEMORE TRULY HOME SWEET HOME:
UNH is 14-2-1 in its last 16 games at Whittemore Center and are 21-5-1 dating back to the start of the 2007-08 season.

THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USCHO.com/CBS Sports Division I Men’s Poll (Dec. 15)
Rk.  Team       (First Place)        Record     Pts    LW

 1 Notre Dame (41)            14-3-2    981    1
 2 Miami (6)            12-3-3    921    3
 3 Boston University            11-4-1    867    4
 4 Minnesota (1)            8-3-5    854    2
 5 Denver            13-5-1    804    6
 6 Northeastern            11-3-2    755    5
 7 Boston College            9-5-2    675    7
 8 Princeton (2)            10-2-0    666    8
 9 Colorado College            10-6-4    585    9
10 Cornell            7-1-2    559    10
11 Air Force            14-2-0    479    12
12 Michigan            11-7-0    439    13
13 Vermont            9-4-2    426    11
14 Wisconsin            9-7-2    263    16
15 New Hampshire            8-6-3    257    15
16 Nebraska-Omaha            11-4-3    175    19
17 Minnesota State            8-7-3    168    14
18 Alaska            8-4-4    104    20
18 North Dakota            9-8-1    104    NR
20 Dartmouth            6-4-0    103    18

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine (Dec. 15)
Rk.    School, Pts. (FPV)        LW     Record    WIP

1    Notre Dame, 506 (30)        1    14-3-2    12
2    Miami (Ohio), 470 (4)        3    12-3-3    12
3    Boston University, 422        4    11-4-1    12
4    Minnesota, 409        2    8-3-5    12
5    Denver, 383        5    13-5-1    12
6    Northeastern, 337        6    11-3-2    9
7    Boston College, 298        8    9-5-2    12
8    Princeton, 274        7    10-2-0    11
9    Cornell, 226        9    7-1-2    6
10    Colorado College, 214        10    10-6-4    12
11    Michigan, 148        12    11-7-0    12
12    Air Force, 126        13    14-2-0    7
13    Vermont, 116        11    9-4-2    7
14    New Hampshire, 55        15    8-6-3    11
15    Nebraska Omaha, 33        NR    11-4-3    2

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        NP    NP    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 1:30 and 5 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 (12/19): Below is a list of where UNH players and the team rank nationally.
Individual        Rank    Stats
Points Per Game:
James van Riemsdyk           1st    1.53 ppg
Goals Per Game: 
Mike Sislo            11th    0.65 gpg
James van Riemsdyk           23rd    0.53 gpg
Assists Per Game: 
James van Riemsdyk           4th    1.00 apg
Power Play Goals:
James van Riemsdyk        23rd    4 ppg
Short-Handed Goals:
James van Riemsdyk        12th    1 shg
Game-Winning Goals:
Peter LeBlanc        11th    2 gwg
Defensemen Scoring: 
Kevin Kapstad        43rd    0.59 ppg
Freshmen Scoring:
none ranked
Goals Against Average:
Brian Foster        32nd    2.41
Save Percentage:
Brian Foster        28th    .921
Winning Percentage:
Brian Foster        26th    .615
Team
Scoring Offense        22nd    3.06 gpg
Scoring Defense        36th    3.00 gapg
Scoring Margin        32nd    0.06
Power Play        44th    12.6
Penalty Kill        38th    82.5
Combined Special Teams        41st    47.9
Team Winning Percentage        22nd    .559

WHERE UNH IS RANKED IN HOCKEY EAST (12/19):
    Overall    HE games

Goals/per game    3.06/6th    2.91/6th
GAA    3.00/9th    3.09/9th
Power Play    12.6/8th    13.3/8th
Penalty Kill    82.5/7th    83.1/6th
Special Teams Net    -6/8th    -2/7th
1st Period Scoring    15/4th    9/3rd
2nd Period Scoring    19/3rd    12/2nd
3rd Period Scoring    18/2nd    11/4th

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

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 7-1-1 at Towse Rink.UNH owns a 177-49-20 all-time record in 14 seasons of play at the  Whittemore Center with 159 sellouts during that time in 245 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: Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (CHL)
Ty Conklin: Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Matt Dzieduszycki: Hannover Scorpions (DEL)
Matt Fornataro: Phoenix Roadrunners (ECHL)
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: Portland Pirates (AHL)
Bryan Muir: Minsk Dynamo (KHL)
Eric Nickulas: Ingolstadt ERC (DEL)
Josh Prudden: Fresno Falcons (ECHL)
Mike Radja: Rockford Ice Hogs (AHL)
Kevin Regan: Providence Bruins (AHL)
Steve Saviano: Tappara Tampere (FNL)
Tyler Scott: Bakersfield Condors (ECHL)
Trevor Smith: Bridgeport Soundtigers (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)

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 four games, while three will air on CN8 and ESPNU, while two will air on 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
JAN. 23        @Boston U.         NESN
JAN. 24        BOSTON U.         Comcast sportsnet NE
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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