DURHAM, N.H. -- The thirteenth-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team concludes its six-game road swing on Friday night at Northeastern (7 p.m.) and will return home for the first time this month as it plays host to Providence College on Saturday (7 p.m.). Both game will be broadcast by the Wildcat Sports Radio Network. Log on to www.unhwildcats.com for links to live stats, live video and live audio broadcasts.
SCOUTING THE HUSKIES: Northeastern enters the weekend ranked sixth in the latest USCHO and USA Today polls. At 7-2-2 (.727), Northeastern is tied for its second-best start through 11 games in team history. NU started 11-0-0 in 1980-81 (1.000) and went 8-3-0 (.727) in 1981-82. Northeastern is 5-2-1 in Hockey East, its best eight-game start since 1985-86 when NU went 6-2-0 in its first eight Hockey East games. Friday night’s win over Vermont was Northeastern’s first regular season win at Gutterson Fieldhouse since Dec. 11, 1982. The Huskies are 3-7-3 against Vermont since the Catamounts joined Hockey East. NU is led in net by Brad Thiessen, who ranks in the top half of the league in every goaltending statistic including stopping a league-best 317 shots. Offensively, a well-balanced attack features six players with eight or more points but no player in double figures. Tyler McNeely (5g, 4a) and Alex Tuckerman (3g,6a) are the leaders in points, while Ryan Ginand (6g, 2a) is the team’s leading goal scorer.
SERIES HISTORY VS. NORTHEASTERN: UNH owns an 84-56-11 all-time record against Northeastern in 151 meetings in the series history between the two teams.The Wildcats had a 19-game unbeaten streak (16-0-3) against the Huskies that was snapped with back-to-back wins by the Huskies over the ‘Cats at Whittemore Center last season. NU was the only team in Hockey East to win last year’s season series with UNH. Coach Umile owns a 39-14-9 record all-time against Northeastern.The Wildcats are 1-0-1 against NU this season with a 4-2 win at home on Halloween and a 2-2 tie on Nov. 1 at Matthews. UNH is 33-31-6 all-time at Matthews Arena.The Wildcats are unbeaten in their last nine games at Matthews Arena and are outscoring the Huskies by a combined score of 38-18 in that stretch. Senior forward Jerry Pollastrone (2g, 6a) is the Wildcats’ leading career scorer vs. NU, while junior netminder Brian Foster is 1-0-0 against Northeastern.
SCORING LEADERS VS. THE HUSKIES:
Player GP G-A-P
Jerry Pollastrone 11 2-6-8
Bobby Butler 6 1-5-6
Thomas Fortney 11 3-0-3
Jamie Fritsch 10 2-1-3
Peter LeBlanc 8 3-3-6
James van Riemsdyk 5 2-3-5
Kevin Kapstad 8 1-1-2
Paul Thompson 4 2-1-3
Phil DeSimone 5 1-1-2
Steve Moses 2 0-2-2
Greg Collins 10 0-1-1
Danny Dries 5 0-1-1
Joe Charlebois 9 0-1-1
Mike Sislo 5 1-0-1
Alan Thompson 2 0-1-1
Matt Campanale 1 0-0-0
Nick Krates 4 0-0-0
Damon Kipp 2 0-0-0
Mike Borisenok 1 0-0-0
Danny Vranek 1 0-0-0
Blake Kessel 2 0-0-0
Player GP/Min GA GAA W-L-T SV SV%
Foster 1/60:00 2 2.00 1-0-0 27 .931
DiGirolamo 1/64:51 2 1.85 0-0-1 22 .916
DiGirolamo Game-by-Game vs. the Huskies
Date Min Res. Svs. GA Shots
11/1/08 64:51 T 22 2 24
Totals 64:51 0-0-1 22 2 24
Foster Game-by-Game vs. the Huskies
Date Min Res. Svs. GA Shots
10/31/08 60:00 W 27 2 29
Totals 60:00 1-0-0 27 2 29
LAST TIME THESE TEAMS MET (11/1/08 AT NORTHEASTERN): UNH and Northeastern skated to a 2-2 tie at the Matthews Arena. Freshman netminder Matt DiGirolamo made his collegiate debut and stopped 22 shots including four in the overtime period. NU’s Brad Thiessen was equally impressive in net stopping a career-high 43 shots, including 16 in the opening stanza. Peter LeBlanc and Paul Thompson tallied the goals for the Wildcats, while Steve Moses had a career-high two assists.
SCOUTING THE FRIARS: After spending more than half of last season in the top 20 nationally, Providence has struggled a little out of the gate with a 2-7-1 record, 0-6-1 in Hockey East. The Friars have scored 21 goals, while they have given up 41 through 10 games. PC will play at Mass-Lowell on Friday before traveling north to Durham. Freshman Matt Bergland picked up another assist on Friday night to bring his total to nine this season.He leads the team with 11 points.Senior defenseman Matt Taormina picked up his 50th career point on Friday as scored one goal in the loss to Maine. Taormina has more points (eight-3g,5a) against Maine than any other team. Freshman goaltender Justin Gates made a career-high 33 saves on Saturday, which is the most saves by a PC rookie since Tyler Sims stopped 51 shots against Boston University on March 11, 2005.
SERIES HISTORY VS. PROVIDENCE: The Wildcats and Friars have met 134 times in the all-time series history dating back to Feb. 12, 1927, with UNH leading the series at 71-50-13.Coach Umile owns a 40-21-6 all-time mark vs. Providence and UNH holds a 22-3-0 all-time record in 25 meetings vs. the Friars at the Whittemore Center.The Wildcats captured a 5-4 overtime win in Providence in this season’s first meeting, the teams tied 1-1 in the second meeting and UNH won the most recent meeting on Feb. 16 (4-3) at Whittemore Center. UNH won the 2006-07 series, 4-1, including a two-game sweep in the Hockey East Tournament. In those tournament wins, the Wildcats outscored PC, 10-0, with a pair of shutouts from Kevin Regan.The Wildcats have won the last nine meetings vs. Providence at Towse Rink and they have outscored the Friars 32-10 in that span.PC’s last win at UNH came on March 12, 2004, a 4-3 overtime victory.In the last 16 games at the Whittemore Center, UNH owns a 15-1-0 mark.Senior forward Thomas Fortney is the active leading career scorer vs. PC with 10 points (4g, 6a) in 12 games, while Greg Collins is second with six assists. Paul Thompson had a career game in his first game against PC with a hat trick and two assists in the 5-4 win.Junior goaltender Brian Foster is 1-0-0 all time in two games against PC including a 5-4 overtime win in which he turned away a career-high 45 shots.
SCORING LEADERS VS. THE FRIARS:
Player GP G-A-P
Thomas Fortney 13 4-6-10
Greg Collins 12 0-6-6
Paul Thompson 3 3-2-5
Jamie Fritsch 13 1-4-5
Danny Dries 3 1-3-4
Jerry Pollastrone 13 1-3-4
James van Riemsdyk 3 1-3-4
Bobby Butler 8 2-0-2
Joe Charlebois 13 1-1-2
Phil DeSimone 3 0-1-1
Kevin Kapstad 8 0-1-1
Peter LeBlanc 8 0-1-1
Mike Sislo 3 1-0-1
Alan Thompson 3 0-0-0
Nick Krates 2 0-0-0
Greg Manz 1 0-0-0
Matt Campanale 1 0-0-0
Player GP/Min GA GAA W-L-T SV SV%
Foster 2/102:57 8 4.67 1-0-0 75 .903
Foster Game-by-Game vs. the Friars
Date Min Res. Svs. GA Shots
2-24-07 40:00 ND 34 4 38
11-17-07 62:57 W 41 4 45
Totals 102:57 1-0-0 75 8 83
LAST TIME THESE TEAMS MET (2/16/08 AT UNH): Mike Radja broke a 3-3 tie late in the third period and also recorded two assists to lift UNH to a 4-3 win. Radja’s linemate, Danny Dries tallied three points, all on assists, to finish with personal bests in both assists and points. UNH goaltender Kevin Regan finished with 37 saves, including 16 in the second period. PC counterpart Tyler Sims had double-digit saves all three periods (10-12-11) for a total of 33.
LAST TIME OUT (11/15/08 AT BOSTON COLLEGE): Boston College used a five-goal second period to erase a 3-0 deficit and capture an 8-6 win over the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team on Saturday night in Hockey East action in front of 5,417 at Conte Forum. UNH’s Mike Sislo (2g, 1a), James van Riemsdyk (1g, 3a), Peter LeBlanc (1g, 1a) and Joe Charlebois (0g, 2a) all had multi-point games for New Hampshire, while Blake Kessel and Steve Moses each scored their first collegiate goals.
WILDCAT FINDING PRODUCTION ON POWER PLAY: UNH has scored a power play goal in each of the last three games.
SISLO SCORES A CAREER-HIGH TWO GOALS AT BC: Mike Sislo set a career high with two goals on Saturday night at Boston College.
HAPPY TO BE HEADING HOME: The Wildcats are 0-3-2 through the first five games of this six-game road trip. The road trip will conclude on Friday at No. 6 Northeastern. They will return home on Saturday with four of their final five games in 2008 at Whittemore Center. UNH is 4-0-1 at home this season compared to 0-4-2 on the road.
SEASON HIGH SIX GOALS: The Wildcats posted a season-best six goals on Saturday at Boston College.
DRIES REGISTERS FIRST MULTI-GOAL GAME OF THE SEASON: On Friday night, Danny Dries became the first Wildcat to record a multi-goal game with a pair of goals against UML.
KESSEL BECOMES FIRST FRESHMAN/DEFENSEMAN TO SCORE: Blake Kessel became the first freshman and defenseman to score a goal with his even-strength goal in the third period at Boston College.
SIX-GAME ROAD TRIP FEATURES FIVE TOP 10 TEAMS: UNH’s current road trip featured some top-flight opponents, including five Top-10 opponents. The Wildcats opened the road trip at No. 9 Northeastern, went to No. 4 Minnesota for two, a single game at up-start Mass-Lowell and defending national champion No. 4 Boston College and conclude with the now sixth-ranked Northeastern Huskies.
OPERATION HAT TRICK UNVEILED ON SATURDAY: On Saturday, November 22, Operation Hat Trick will be launched at the UNH men’s hockey game versus Providence. (Women’s hockey will have its special presentation day on Friday, December 5th versus Harvard.) A member from each military branch will present the colors, groups of military men and women and their guests will attend the game and there will be a special on ice presentation. Members of the hockey team will wear Operation Hat Trick hats during introductions and then toss each personally autographed hat into the crowd. Three team signed hats will be raffled off and proceeds will go to the VA Hospital Recreation Therapy program. Soon after members of each hockey team will travel to the VA Hospital to meet and greet patients and to deliver the first group of hats.
LEBLANC INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY: Peter LeBlanc has scored a goal in four of the last five games and has already matched his scoring output from his first two seasons with six goals this season.
van RIEMSDYK PROVIDING WILDCAT SPARK: James van Riemsdyk has eight points in his last four games (2g, 6a - 2.0 ppg) and has scored in all but two of the Wildcats games this season. He has scored in eight of the last nine games (6-9-15) and tallied a point in 16 of the last 19 games (7-19-26) dating back to Feb. 22 at BC.
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: 7-19-26 (1.37 PPG)
KRATES RECORDS A POINT ON BACK-TO-BACK NIGHTS: Nick Krates, who had just one career point heading into last weekend, posted assists on back-to-back nights last weekend.
MOSES POTS HIS FIRST COLLEGIATE GOAL: Steve Moses tallied his first collegiate goal on Saturday night at Boston College.
CHARLEBOIS MATCHES CAREER HIGH IN ASSISTS: Charlebois tied a career-high with two assist on Saturday at Boston College.
SOPHOMORE SLUMP? NOT AT UNH: Overall, the sophomores are accounting for 51 percent of the offense. A UNH sophomore has scored a goal in 10 of 11 games this season including two goals by Mike Sislo and one from James van Riemsdyk on Saturday at Boston College. The second-year Wildcats have accounted for 66 percent of the goal scoring 19-of-29 goals.
Player G A P
van Riemsdyk 6 9 15
Dries 3 4 7
DeSimone 3 3 6
Sislo 5 1 6
Thompson, P. 2 0 2
Totals 19 17 36
SCORING BY CLASS: 2008-09 breakdown of scoring by class.
(G) % (A) % (P) %
Seniors (1) 3% (12) 29% (13)18%
Juniors (7) 24% (9) 21% (16) 23%
Sophomores (19) 66% (17) 40% (36) 51%
Freshmen (2) 7% (4) 10% (6) 8%
Totals (29) 100% (42) 100% (70) 100%
WHITTEMORE TRULY HOME SWEET HOME: UNH is 12-1-1 in its last 14 games at Whittemore Center and are 18-4-1 dating back to the start of the 2007-08 season.
THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USCHO.com/CBS Sports Division I Men’s Poll (Nov. 17)
Rk. Team (First Place) Record Pts LW
1 Minnesota (42) 6-0-4 990 2
2 Boston University (4) 7-2-0 943 1
3 Colorado College (2) 7-2-3 863 3
4 Boston College 6-3-1 824 5
5 Notre Dame 7-3-1 715 9
6 Northeastern 7-2-2 701 7
7 Miami 6-3-3 666 10
8 Princeton (1) 5-1-0 616 12
9 Michigan 8-4-0 581 8
10 Denver 6-4-1 566 4
11 Minnesota State 5-3-2 480 11
12 Air Force (1) 10-0-0 469 13
13 New Hampshire 4-4-3 447 6
14 Cornell 2-0-2 385 14
15 Vermont 5-3-2 239 15
16 Massachusetts 5-3-1 166 20
17 St. Cloud State 7-4-0 125 NR
18 Harvard 4-2-0 124 NR
19 Nebraska-Omaha 7-2-1 114 NR
20 North Dakota 4-6-0 91 18
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine (Nov. 17)
Rk. School, Pts. (FPV) LW Record WIP
1 Boston University, 493 (19) 3 6-1-0 7
1 Minnesota, 510 (34) 2 6-0-4 8
2 Boston University, 463 1 7-2-0 8
3 Colorado College, 430 3 7-2-3 8
4 Boston College, 394 6 6-3-1 8
5 Northeastern, 318 7 7-2-2 5
6 Notre Dame, 309 9 7-3-1 8
7 Miami (Ohio), 276 10 6-3-3 8
8 Princeton, 250 11 5-1-0 7
9 Michigan, 241 8 8-4-0 8
10 Denver, 222 4 6-4-1 8
11 Minnesota State, 147 12 5-3-2 6
12 U.S. Air Force Academy, 139 13 10-0-0 3
13 New Hampshire, 138 5 4-4-3 8
14 Cornell University, 118 14 2-0-2 2
15 North Dakota, 19 NR 4-6-0 5
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
Inside College Hockey Power Rankings: 10th
UNH’S HOCKEY EAST TOP WEEKLY PERFORMERS (AS ANNOUNCED BY LEAGUE OFFICE):
James van Riemsdyk, UNH (So., F, Middletown, N.J.) Had five points this weekend including matching a career high with four points (1g, 3a) at BC.
NORTHEAST REGIONAL TICKETS ON SALE OCT. 15: 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. As a bonus, any person buying tickets on the first day regional tickets go on sale will have the opportunity to win two tickets to the 2009 Men’s Frozen Four in Washington, D.C. Each region will award a pair of tickets to a person who is randomly selected from people who purchased tickets through the internet, in-person or by phone.
Wildcats Among National leaders (11/17): Below is a list of where UNH players and the team rank nationally.
Individual Rank Stats
Points Per Game:
James van Riemsdyk 18th 1.36 ppg
Goals Per Game:
James van Riemsdyk 40th 0.55 gpg
Peter LeBlanc 40th 0.55 gpg
Assists Per Game:
James van Riemsdyk 29th 0.82 apg
Power Play Goals:
James van Riemsdyk 17th 3 ppg
James van Riemsdyk 6th 1 shg
four tied 36th 1 gwg
Goals Against Average:
Brian Foster 23rd 2.09
Brian Foster 16th .934
Brian Foster 23rd .625
Scoring Offense 34th 2.64 gpg
Scoring Defense 40th 3.18 gapg
Scoring Margin 41st -.55
Power Play 48th 10.0
Penalty Kill 43rd 80.8
Combined Special Teams 47th 46.1
Team Winning Percentage 28th .500
WHERE UNH IS RANKED IN HOCKEY EAST (11/20):
Overall HE games
Goals/per game 2.64/7th 3.00/5th
GAA 3.18/8th 3.67/9th
Power Play 10.0/9th 13.2/8th
Penalty Kill 80.8/8th 78.4/7th
Special Teams Net -8/8th -3/7th
1st Period Scoring 8/4th 6/3rd
2nd Period Scoring 15/2nd 7/6th
3rd Period Scoring 7/8th 5/5th
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
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 4-0-1 at Towse Rink.UNH owns a 174-48-20 all-time record in 14 seasons of play at the Whittemore Center with 158 sellouts during that time in 241 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: 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)
Jeff Pietrasiak: Texas Wildcatters (ECHL)
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
JAN. 4 @ Maine ESPNU
JAN. 23 @Boston U. NESN
JAN. 24 BOSTON U. CN8
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.