#4 Men's Hockey Competes in Battle for the RiverStone Cup X at Verizon Wireless Arena (Sat. - 7 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire men's hockey team travels to Manchester to renew its annual rival with in-state foe Dartmouth College in the Battle for the RiverStone X at Verizon Wireless Arena. New Hampshire holds a 6-2-1 advantage in the previous nine meetings with Dartmouth at Verizon Wireless Arena.
SCOUTING THE BIG GREEN: The Dartmouth College Big Green enters Saturday's game with UNH 9-5-2 overall with a 6-3-1 mark in ECAC play. The red-hot Big Green 3-1-1 over its last five with a 2-1 loss to No. 1 Yale as its only blemish in that span. Most recently, the Big Green captured a 5-1 win over UConn on Tuesday night. DC is led offensively by Scott Fleming, who has 18 points (7g, 11a) in 16 games. Junior netminder James Mello has seen the majority of action in net for Dartmouth. He owns a 7-2-2 mark with a 1.78 GAA and a .940 save percentage.
SERIES HISTORY VS. DARTMOUTH: The Wildcats and Big Green have met 51 times in the all-time series history with UNH holding the advantage at 32-17-2, which dates back to February 19, 1936.The 'Cats have won four of the last five meetings including last year's 5-2 win on Jan. 16, 2010. Coach Umile owns a 10-4-1 lifetime record against Dartmouth. The last meeting between the two schools on a campus site was Dec. 29, 2000 in a 6-2 Dartmouth win at Thompson Arena in Hanover, N.H. Junior Blake Kessel is the active scoring leader with five points (1g, 4a) in two games against the Big Green, while no UNH goaltenders have experience against Dartmouth.
HISTORY OF THE RIVERSTONE CUP: UNH holds a 6-2-1 advantage in nine previous Battle for the RiverStone Cups. The Big Green captured its first win in the series in a crazy 9-8 game on Jan. 12, 2005, while their other win came in a 5-3 win on Jan. 19, 2008.
SCORING LEADERS VS. THE BIG GREEN:
Player GP G-A-P
Blake Kessel 2 1-4-5
Phil DeSimone 2 2-2-4
Paul Thompson 1 2-1-3
Stevie Moses 2 0-2-2
Mike Sislo 3 0-1-1
Brett Kostolansky 1 0-1-1
Dalton Speelman 1 0-0-0
Greg Burke 1 0-0-0
Mike Borisenok 2 0-0-0
Matt Campanale 2 0-0-0
Damon Kipp 2 0-0-0
Kevin McCarey 1 0-0-0
Greg Manz 1 0-0-0
Scott Pavelski 1 0-0-0
Mike Beck 1 0-0-0
Player GP/Min GA GAA W-L-T SV SV%
no active goalies with action against Dartmouth
LAST TIME THESE TEAMS MET (Jan 16, 2010): Led by co-MVPs Blake Kessel and Paul Thompson, the 20th-ranked UNH upended intrastate rival Dartmouth College, 5-2, in the Battle for the RiverStone Cup IX at the Verizon Wireless Arena. UNH went 3-for-4 on the power play and 4 of 4 on the penalty kil. The Wildcats defeated the Big Green for the second consecutive year to improve to 6-2-1 in the RiverStone Cup series. Kessel finished with a career-high four assists and the four points also marked a personal best, while Thompson tallied two goals and an assist to lead the offense. Phil DeSimone also had a multiple-point game with a goal and an assist. Brian Foster recorded double-digit saves in the first period (10) and third (11), and stopped 24 shots overall. Dartmouth counterpart Jody O'Neill made 33 saves, including 14 in the final frame.
LAST TIME OUT (JAN. 8 AT MASSACHUSETTS): With the game tied 1-1 late in the third period, the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire men's hockey team scored goals 45 seconds apart at 14:59 and 15:44 to earn Saturday night's 3-1 Hockey East victory against Massachusetts at Mullins Center. Phil DeSimone (1g, 1a) scored the eventual game-winner at 14:59 with a forehand shot that beat UMass netminder Paul Dainton short-side. The play was setup by a nifty behind-the-back pass by Paul Thompson (1g, 1a), who added to his league-best 31 points. Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.) also assisted on the goal, he and DeSimone are tied for the league's lead in assists with 18 helpers. New Hampshire wasted little time to get its insurance as Blake Kessel (1g, 1a) fired a one-timer past Dainton from the center slot.
ALL-TIME UNH GAMES AT VERIZON WIRELESS:
12-13-01 UNH 6 Dartmouth 3 W
1-15-03 UNH 1 Dartmouth 1 T (OT)
2-1-03 UNH 4 Maine 2 W
11-12-03 UNH 2 Boston College 2 T (OT)
1-13-04 UNH 5 Dartmouth 0 W
3-27-04 Michigan (NCAA) 4 UNH 1 L
11-5-04 UNH 4 Boston U. 3 W
1-12-05 Dartmouth 9 UNH 8 L
11-1-05 Boston College 3 UNH 2 L
1-14-06 UNH 5 Dartmouth 4 W
1-13-07 UNH 4 Dartmouth 2 W
2-2-07 Maine 4 UNH 2 L
3-24-07 Miami (NCAA) 2 UNH 1 L
1-19-08 Dartmouth 5 UNH 3 L
1-17-09 UNH 6 Dartmouth 4 W
2-7-09 Maine 1 UNH 0 L
3-28-09 UNH (NCAA) 6 North Dakota 5 W(OT)
3-29-09 Boston U. (NCAA) 2 UNH 1 L
1-16-10 UNH 5 Dartmouth 2 W
Total 9-8-2 .526 Goals (67) GA (57)
THOMPSON TABBED AS HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Paul Thompson was named Hockey East Athletic Republic Player of the Week. The announcement was made Monday afternoon by the league office. Thompson earned HE Player of the Week honors Nov. 22. Thompson scored four goals and handed out two assists leading UNH to a four-point weekend in Hockey East with wins over Mass.-Lowell and Massachusetts. On Friday, he tallied his second hat trick of the season in a 5-2 win over UML and added an assist. On Saturday, Thompson scored the team's first goal and made a nifty behind-the-back pass to set up Phil DeSimone for the eventual game-winner. Thompson was a plus-4 on the weekend with seven shots on net.
HAT TRICK OF HAT TRICKS FOR THOMPSON: Paul Thompson registered his third career hat trick on Friday night against Mass.-Lowell. Thompson has two hat tricks this season and registered on as a freshmen.
MULTIPLE HAT TRICKS IN A SEASON: Thompson becomes the first Wildcat to register multiple hat tricks in the same season since Mike Radja had a pair of hat tricks during the 2007-08 season. Radja tallied hat tricks against Brown on Nov. 26, 2007 and at Maine on Feb. 8, 2008.
'CATS MAKE IT FIVE IN A ROW IN HOCKEY EAST: UNH has now won five-straight games in Hockey East.
UNH WINS FIRST TWO SEASON SERIES: New Hampshire captured the first two season series in Hockey East with a complete sweep of Mass.-Lowell and a 2-0-1 mark against Massachusetts.
DIGI LIGHTS OUT IN HOCKEY EAST PLAY: Matt DiGirolamo continues to be lights out in Hockey East play, allowing just three goals (one even-strength) in a pair of wins over the weekend. Overall, DiGirolamo has allowed three goals or fewer in 12-of-13 conference games and two or fewer 10 times in league play. He is first in Hockey East in GAA (1.61), save percentage (.945), win percentage (.846) and wins (10).
KOSTOLANSKY HAPPY TO ASSIST: Brett Kostolansky matched a career-high with two assists in a win over Mass.-Lowell on Friday night.
FINAL NON-CONFERENCE GAME: Saturday night's Battle for the RiverStone Cup X against Dartmouth College is the final non-conference game of the season for UNH. The 'Cats are 2-2-2 in six non-conference games.
POWER PLAY STRIKES TWICE: UNH's power play scored twice last night marking the third time this season its scored two or more goals. The previous two times were also home wins over Massachusetts (3-0; Nov. 12) and Vermont (5-1; Dec. 5) in which the 'Cats scored three power play goals.
9-0-1 WHEN LEADING AFTER TWO: UNH is 9-0-1 when leading after two periods.
THOMPSON VS. BUTLER: Bobby Butler had one of the best seasons by a UNH player in some time including being a Hobey Baker Hat Trick finalist a year ago. However, through 19 games Paul Thompson numbers are better than Butler's in several categories.
Through 19 games Goals Assists Points PPG
Butler in 2009-10 13 12 25 1.32
Thompson in 2010-11 15 16 31 1.63
COLLEGEHOCKEYNEWS.COM'S PAIRWISE RANKINGS (1/11)
Rk Team PCWs W-L-T Win % Rk RPI Rk
1 Yale 24 14-1-0 .9333 1 .6274* 1
2t North Dakota 22 16-5-2 .7391 3 .5942 2
2t Minn-Duluth 22 14-4-3 .7381 4 .5858* 3
4t New Hampshire 20 12-3-4 .7368 5 .5612 6
4t Boston College 20 15-5-0 .7500 2 .5762* 4
4t Denver 20 13-5-4 .6818 6 .5752 5
7 Michigan 18 13-6-4 .6522 10 .5490 8
8t Notre Dame 16 14-7-3 .6458 11t .5569 7
8t Wisconsin 16 14-7-3 .6458 11t .5483* 9
8t Neb-Omaha 16 12-7-1 .6250 14t .5480 10
11 Rensselaer 14 12-5-3 .6750 7 .5452* 11
12 Merrimack 12 10-4-4 .6667 8 .5409* 13
13 Union 11 13-6-3 .6591 9 .5433* 12
14t Boston Univ 10 9-5-6 .6000 18t .5378 15
14t Western Mich 10 11-6-5 .6136 17 .5342 17
16t Colorado College 9 12-9-1 .5682 23t .5386 14
16t Dartmouth 9 9-5-2 .6250 14t .5347 16
18t Maine 7 9-6-4 .5789 21 .5340 18
18t Alaska 7 9-7-4 .5500 27 .5304 19
20 Miami 6 11-8-3 .5682 23t .5267 20
21 Ferris State 4 11-8-4 .5652 26 .5186 23
22t Minnesota State 3 10-8-4 .5455 28 .5258 21
22t Princeton 3 11-6-1 .6389 13 .5249 22
24 Minnesota 1 9-8-3 .5250 29 .5176 24
25 Ohio State 0 12-8-1 .5952 20 .5166 25
'CATS EXTENDS WHITTEMORE CENTER UNBEATEN STREAK TO 26 AGAINST HOCKEY EAST FOE: With a 5-2 win over Mass.-Lowell, UNH is 19-0-7 in the last 26 Hockey East contests at Whittemore Center. New Hampshire's last home league loss came on Jan. 24, 2009 against BU.
TOP LINERS APPROACHING CENTURY MARK: All three members of UNH's top line have a chance to capture 100 points during their senior season. Mike Sislo is now just six points away.
Player G-A-P Points to 100
Mike Sislo 44-50-94 6
Phil DeSimone 25-66-91 9
Paul Thompson 44-47-91 9
DeSIMONE; SISLO FIRST IN HOCKEY EAST IN ASSISTS: Phil DeSimone and Mike Sislo are tied for first in Hockey East with 17 assists this season.
'CATS OFF TO BEST START SINCE 2006-07: UNH is off to its best start at 11-3-4 (.722) since the 2006-07 season when it was 14-3-1 (.805).
Year Record (Pct.) Final Record
2010-11 12-3-4 (.736) ---
2009-10 8-7-4 (.526) 18-14-7
2008-09 9-6-4 (.580) 20-13-5
2007-08 12-6-1 (.657) 25-10-3
2006-07 15-3-1 (.815) 26-11-2
SCORING BY CLASS: 2010-11 breakdown of scoring by class.
Class G-A-P G-A-P %.
Seniors: 28-57-85 42-51-48
Juniors: 17-24-41 26-21-23
Sophomores: 18-26-44 27-23-25
Freshmen: 3-5-8 5-4-4
TO THIS POINT LAST YEAR: A comparison through 19 games between this season and last season.
Record 8-7-4 12-3-4
HE Record 8-2-3 10-1-2
Goals scored 61 66
Goals scored/PG 3.21 3.47
Goals Allowed 66 44
Goals Allowed/PG 3.47 2.32
Shots 536 672
Shots Allowed 627 586
Power Play 15.3% 20.2%
Penalty Kill 77.5% 83.6%
Top 3 Scorers Butler Thompson
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
9/27 8th N/P 3rd (pre)
10/4 N/P 10th 3rd (pre)
10/11 9th 9th 4th
10/18 7th 7th 6th
10/25 10th 10th 7th
11/1 10th 10th 9th
11/8 8th 9th 4th
11/15 8th 7th 3rd
11/22 6th 6th 3rd
11/29 5th 5th 3rd
12/6 3rd 3rd 2nd
12/13 2nd 2nd 1st
12/20 2nd NP 1st
12/27 NP NP 1st
1/3 4th 4th 1st
1/10 4th 4th 1st
THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's Hockey Poll (Jan. 10)
Rk. Team, Points (FPV) Last Week Record Weeks
1 Yale University, 509 (33) 1 14-1-0 14
2 North Dakota, 469 (1) 2 16-5-2 14
3 Boston College, 434 3 15-5-0 14
4 New Hampshire, 406 4 12-3-4 14
5 Minnesota Duluth, 380 5 14-4-3 14
6 University of Denver, 350 6 13-5-4 14
7 University of Michigan, 270 7 13-6-4 14
8 University of Notre Dame, 264 12 14-7-3 11
9 Rensselaer, 186 9 12-5-3 6
10 Nebraska Omaha, 168 10 12-7-1 12
11 University of Wisconsin, 162 13 14-7-3 9
12 Miami University, 124 8 11-8-3 14
13 Union College, 101 14 13-6-3 11
14 University of Maine, 99 11 9-6-4 14
15 Merrimack College, 83 NR 10-4-4 14
Others receiving votes: Boston University, 53; Western Michigan University, 10; Colorado College, 8; The Ohio State University, 3; Dartmouth College, 1.
USCHO.com Division I Men's Hockey Poll (Jan. 10)
Rk. School (FPV) Record Points Weeks
1 Yale (45) 14-1-0 991 1
2 North Dakota (2) 16-5-2 940 2
3 Boston College (3) 15-5-0 894 3
4 New Hampshire 12-3-4 856 4
5 Minnesota-Duluth 14-4-3 805 5
6 Denver 13-5-4 763 6
7 Michigan 13-6-4 653 8
8 Notre Dame 14-7-3 624 11
9 Wisconsin 14-7-3 505 13
10 Rensselaer 12-5-3 492 10
11 Nebraska-Omaha 12-7-1 483 12
12 Miami 11-8-3 459 7
13 Maine 9-6-4 379 9
14 Union 13-6-3 357 15
15 Merrimack 10-4-4 354 17
16 Boston University 9-5-6 339 14
17 Colorado College 12-9-1 174 18
18 Western Michigan 11-6-5 116 NR
19 Ferris State 11-8-4 101 20
20 Alaska 9-7-4 76 16
Others Receiving Votes: Princeton 44, Ohio State 36, Dartmouth 26, Minnesota State 20, Clarkson 4, Robert Morris 4, Minnesota 3, RIT 1, St. Cloud State 1
Wildcats Among National leaders (THRU 1/11): Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual Rank Stats
Points Per Game:
Paul Thompson 3rd 1.47 ppg
Mike Sislo 14th 1.37 ppg
Phil DeSimone 33rd 1.21 ppg
Goals Per Game:
Paul Thompson 5th 0.79 gpg
Mike Sislo 83rd 0.42 gpg
Assists Per Game:
Phil DeSimone 7th 0.95 apg
Mike Sislo 7th 0.95 apg
Paul Thompson 20th 0.84 apg
Power Play Goals:
Paul Thompson 5th 7 ppg
Dalton Speelman 26th 1 shg
Stevie Moses 26th 1 shg
Paul Thompson 5th 3 gwg
Mike Sislo 29th 2 gwg
Blake Kessel 13th 0.79 ppg
Goals Against Average:
Matt DiGirolamo 18th 2.24 gaa
Matt DiGirolamo 11th .926
Matt DiGirolamo 8th .737
Scoring Offense 13th 3.47
Scoring Defense 10th 2.32
Scoring Margin 8th 1.16
Penalty Minutes 55th 9.3
Power Play 20th 20.2
Penalty Kill 18th 83.6
Combined Special Teams 45th 47.4
Winnning Percentage 5th .737
Among the League Leaders (THRU 1/11): Where some of the Wildcats rank in Hockey East.
Player All Games HE Games
Points Paul Thompson 1st (31 pts) 1st (26 pts)
Mike Sislo 3rd (26 pts) 5th (17 pts)
Phil DeSimone 5th (23 pts) 6th (14 pts)
Goals Paul Thompson 2nd (15 g) 1st (13 g)
Mike Sislo 13th (8 g) 36th (3 g)
Assists Mike Sislo 1st (18 a) 1st (14 a)
Phil DeSimone 1st (18 a) 6th (11 a)
Paul Thompson 4th (16 a) 2nd (13 a)
PP Points Paul Thompson 1st (14 pts) 1st (12 pts)
Mike Sislo 3rd (10 pts) 4th (7 pts)
Phil DeSimone 11th (8 pts) 9th (6 pts)
Blake Kessel 11th (8 pts) 12th (5 pts)
Brett Kostolansky 11th (8 pts) 4th (7 pts)
PP Goals Paul Thompson 1st (7 ppg) 2nd (5 ppg)
Mike Sislo 10th (3 ppg) 23rd (1 ppg)
SH Points Four Tied 10th (1 shp) n/a
SH Goals Dalton Speelman 6th (1 shg) n/a
Stevie Moses 6th (1 shg) n/a
GW Goals Paul Thompson 2nd (3 gwg) 2nd(3 gwg)
Mike Sislo 4th (2 gwg) 9th (1 gwg)
Def. Scoring Blake Kessel 2nd (15 pts) 3rd (9 pts)
Brett Kostolansky 5th (12 pts) 3rd (9 pts)
GAA Matt DiGirolamo 3rd (2.24) 1st (1.61)
Save % Matt DiGirolamo 3rd (.926) 1st (.945)
Win % Matt DiGirolamo 2nd (.737) 1st (.846)
Saves Matt DiGirolamo 1st (542) 4th (363)
Minutes Matt DiGirolamo 1st (1154:06) 1st (784:44)
Wins Matt DiGirolamo 2nd (12) 1st (10)
WHERE UNH IS RANKED IN HOCKEY EAST (THRU 1/11):
Overall HE games
Goals/per game 3.47/2nd 3.15/3rd
GAA 2.32/3rd 1.62/1st
Power Play 20.2/2nd 22.4/2nd
Penalty Kill 83.6/3rd 88.4/3rd
Special Teams Net +6/2nd +6/2nd
1st Period Scoring 16/6th 13/3rd
2nd Period Scoring 27/2nd 16/3rd
3rd Period Scoring 22/1st 11/6th
Overtime Scoring 1/2nd 1/1st
UNH HOCKEY ON TELEVISION: UNH will have nine games broadcast live on TV in 2010-11. NESN will air five games, three will air on CBS College Sports, while one will air locally on ONN (Ohio).
DATE GAME Channel RES.
Oct. 8 at Miami CBS-College Sports L, 3-6
Oct. 9 at Miami ONN (OHIO) W, 6-3
Nov. 19 Boston U. NESN W, 5-2
Dec. 10 at Maine CBS-College Sports W, 4-3 OT
Jan. 22 Boston U. NESN
Feb. 4 Maine NESN
Feb. 5 Maine NESN
Feb. 18 at Vermont CBS-College Sports
March 4 at Boston College NESN
ALL IN THE FAMILY: UNH junior defenseman Blake Kessel is the younger brother of Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel, while sophomore forward Scott Pavelski is the younger brother of Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks.
WILDCATS PICKED THIRD IN HOCKEY EAST PRESEASON POLL:
Rk. Team (FPV) Pts.
1. Boston College (9) 90
2. Maine (1) 80
3. New Hampshire 76
4. Boston University 59
5. Northeastern 54
6. Vermont 53
7. Merrimack 48
8. UMass-Lowell 33
9. Massachusetts 26
10. Providence 21
THE DICK UMILE ERA: Dick Umile, a six-time Hockey East Coach of the Year, enters his 21st season as the head coach of the UNH Wildcats. He passed both Jerry York and Jack Parker in becoming the first coach in league history to six coach of the year honors. After signing a long-term contract in 2008, 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, 16 NCAA tournament appearances and 20 Hockey East championship tournament showings in his 20-year career in Durham.
In addition, Umile has posted 17 20-victory campaigns over the span of 20 seasons. Umile is now the winningest coach in the history of UNH hockey with 462 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 fifth among active NCAA coaches with a .645 winning percentage and on the active victories list his 462 victories ranks seventh among NCAA coaches. He has been named Coach of the Year a total of 11 times in his career, including New England honors four times and Hockey East Coach of the Year six times Last year, Umile guided the Wildcats, who were picked fourth in the Hockey East Preseason Poll, to their eighth regular season championship including the third in the last four years. The Wildcats led the Hockey East standings for an eye-popping 16-straight weeks, taking over the league lead Nov. 23, 2009 and never relinquishing that position. UNH went unbeaten at home in Hockey East play for the first time since the 1999-00 season and won the regular season series with six of nine league foes. Umile helped guide a team that lost 10 players, including Hockey East All Star and leading scorer James van Riemsdyk, from the 2008-09 squad to its 22nd straight trip to the Hockey East playoffs and home-ice advantage in the quarterfinals for a league-best 14th-straight season. After going just 2-6-2 over its first 10 games, Umile's Wildcats responded with a 10-1-2 mark over the next 13 games, including a 12-game unbeaten streak in Hockey East play. Umile's run in the regular season was capped by a dramatic 3-3 come-from-behind deadlock with Boston College that clinched the league's crown in front of the home fans on Senior Day at the Whittemore Center. The 'Cats earned an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament for the ninth-straight season and captured a convincing 6-2 win over favored Cornell in the opening round, advancing to the regional final for the second-straight season.
'CATS SELECTED IN THE NHL DRAFT: Four current UNH players have been selected in the National Hockey League draft...Greg Burke (Washington), Phil DeSimone (Washington), Blake Kessel (N.Y. Islanders) and Eric Knodel (Toronto) have all been taken.
UNH HOCKEY ON THE RADIO: 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. Wildcats Sports Properties has added WGIN-AM 930 (Rochester) and WQSO-FM 96.7 (Portsmouth) as affiliate stations on the Wildcat Sports Network, joining flagship WGIR-AM 610 (Manchester), which was added in 2008. All three stations are part of the Clear Channel family. These three aforementioned stations -- along with WUVR-AM 1490 (Lebanon), WNTK-FM 99.7 (New London), WASR-AM 1420 (Wolfeboro) and WCNL-AM 1010 (Newport) -- will carry the following: all UNH football & men's hockey broadcasts and weekly coaches' shows, a select number of men's basketball, women's basketball and women's hockey broadcasts. Dan Parkhurst will be handling the play-by-play for the fourth-straight season, while Pete Webster will once again be doing the color commentating. Webster has been announcing Wildcat hockey since the 1993-94 season.ouncing Wildcat hockey for 16 years since the 1993-94 season.
LISTEN LIVE ON THE INTERNET: UNHWildcats.com via Stretch Internet Broadcast will carry all of the UNH men's ice hockey action again this season. If you can not attend Wildcat hockey, 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 broadcast site by going to the men's hockey schedule page at www.unhwildcats.com.
THE DICK UMILE SHOW ON RADIO: The Coach's Show featuring UNH men's hockey head coach Dick Umile and hosted by Mike Murphy begins its 11th season in 2010-11. The Coach's Show is broadcast Mondays beginning in January (7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) on the Wildcat Sports Network from various locations around the seacoast and features Coach Umile, as well as a student-athlete from the men's ice hockey team. In front of a live audience, Murphy and his guests talk about the latest news and notes regarding UNH hockey.
GRANITE STATE CONNECTION: The Wildcat hockey team features a pair of players from New Hampshire with Greg Burke (Lee) and Paul Thompson (Derry) all hailing from the Granite State.
WILDCAT AWARDS: Here is a list of awards that Wildcat players have won to date this season:
Player Award Date
Blake Kessel INCH Preseason All-America First Team 10/7
Blake Kessel InsideHockey.com's Hobey Watch 10/7
Matt DiGirolamo HE Defensive Player of the Week 10/18
UNH Wildcats HE Team of the Week 11/8
Matt DiGirolamo HE Player of the Week 11/8
Matt DiGirolamo INCH National Player of the Week 11/8
Paul Thompson HE co-Player of the Week 11/22
Paul Thompson HE Player of the Month (November) 12/1
Mike Sislo HE co-Player of the Week 12/6
Matt DiGirolamo HE Defensive Player of the Week 12/6
Jeff Silengo HE Rookie of the Week 12/13
UNH Wildcats HE Team of the Week 12/13
Matt DiGirolamo HE Goalie of the Month (December) 1/4
Paul Thompson HE Player of the Week 1/10
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