December 2, 2011

Men's Hockey Plays Home-and-Home Series with UMass Lowell

Game Notes
DURHAM, N.H. --
The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team (6-6-2, 4-4-1 HE) enters into a pivotal home-and-home series with Hockey East foe UMass Lowell (7-4-0, 4-3-0 HE) this weekend. The Wildcats travel to Lowell on Friday (7 p.m.) and return home Saturday night (7 p.m.).

Scouting the River Hawks: UMass.-Lowell enters the weekend series with New Hampshire with a 7-4-0 overall record and a 4-3-0 mark in Hockey East.  After a 5-0 loss at UNH, the River Hawks have rallied for back-to-back shutouts of Massachusetts, 4-0, and Alabama Huntsville, 3-0. A balanced UML offense features four players with 11 points and five with double figures. Junior Riley Wetmore has a team-best seven goals on the season. Sophomore netminder Doug Carr is 6-1-0 with a 1.57 GAA and a .933 save percentage in seven games, while Brian Robbins is 1-3-0 with a 4.25 GAA and a .860 save percentage. The River Hawks are scoring nearly a goal more per game than they are giving up with 3.45 gpg and 2.55 gapg. The UML power play is operating at a 23.9 percent efficiency.

Series History with UMass.-Lowell: The Wildcats lead the all-time series with the River Hawks at 55-30-15 in 100 all-time meetings between the two schools dating back to Dec. 6, 1983.UNH swept the 2010-11 season series and captured a 5-0 win in this year's only meeting. The Wildcats are 9-0-3 in the last 12 home games against the River Hawks and are 14-4-2 in the last 20 games. Coach Umile owns a 48-19-10 all-time record against the River Hawks in his coaching career. John Henrion is the active leader in scoring against the River Hawks with five points (3g, 2a) in five games. Matt Di Girolamo is 4-1-0 lifetime against UML with a 2.20 GAA and two shutouts.

SCORING LEADERS VS. THE RIVER HAWKS:
Player    GP    G-A-P
John Henrion    5    3-2-5
Mike Borisenok    7    0-4-4
Brett Kostolansky    7    1-3-4
Greg Burke    6    0-4-4
Austin Block    7    1-3-4
Stevie Moses    9    3-0-3
Jeff Silengo    4    1-2-3
Connor Hardowa    7    0-3-3
Dalton Speelman    7    1-1-2
Kevin Goumas    3    0-2-2
Casey Thrush    1    1-1-2
Damon Kipp    9    0-1-1
Matt Di Girolamo    3    0-1-1
Kevin McCarey    5    1-0-1
Nick Sorkin    4    0-0-0
Scott Pavelski    1    0-0-0
Grayson Downing    1    0-0-0
Eric Knodel    1    0-0-0
Trevor van Riemsdyk    1    0-0-0
Justin Agosta    1    0-0-0
Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
Di Girolamo     5/299:57    11    2.20    4-1-0    136    .925
Di Girolamo Game-by-Game vs. the River Hawks
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
11-14-08        59:57    L    27    8    35
11-6-10        60:00    W    24    1    25
12-2-10        60:00    W    25    0    25
1-7-11        60:00    W    29    2    31
11-18-11        60:00    W    31    0    31
Totals        299:57    4-1-0    136    11    147

Last Time These Teams Met (11/18/11): Matt Di Girolamo  recorded 31 saves to backbone the men's hockey team to a 5-0 Hockey East victory against the University of Massachusetts-Lowell at the Whittemore Center. Austin Block (two assists), Kevin Goumas (two assists) and Casey Thrush (goal, assist) recorded two points apiece to lead the offense. UNH's other single-goal scorers were John Henrion, Kevin McCarey, Stevie Moses and Jeff Silengo. Di Girolamo made double-digit saves in both the first (14) and third (10) periods for his third career shutout and first since Dec. 10, 2010 against the River Hawks. UMass-Lowell goalie Brian Robbins made 34 saves, including 16 in the first period.

Last Time Out (11/26/11 vs. Alabama Huntsville): Stevie Moses scored four goals, Nick Sorkin recorded five assists and Kevin Goumas tallied four assists to lead the men's hockey team to Saturday night's 9-1 non-conference victory against the University of Alabama-Huntsville at the Whittemore Center. The four goals and four points both marked personal bests for Moses. Sorkin and Goumas both finished with career highs in assists and points, as did Trevor van Riemsdyk, who tallied three points, all on assists. Grayson Downing (one goal, one assist) and John Henrion (two assists) also recorded multiple points, and six other 'Cats had one point. The last time UNH scored nine goals in a game was Dec. 10, 2008 versus Holy Cross. Moses recorded the first hat trick by a Wildcat since Paul Thompson on Jan. 7, 2011 (vs. UMass-Lowell) and Sorkin marked the highest assist total by a 'Cat since Dec. 5, 2010 (Mike Sislo vs. Vermont). Matt Di Girolamo exited the game with 14 saves and UNH leading 7-1 with 10:36 remaining in the third period. Casey DeSmith stopped all six shots he faced during his relief appearance. Chargers' goalie C.J. Groh was credited with 28 saves.

Moses Garners Hockey East co-Player of the Week:  Stevie Moses was named Hockey East co-Player of the Week. The announcement was made Monday by the league office. Moses earns the award for the first time this season and becomes the first Wildcat since Mike Sislo (March 28, 2011) to win this award.Moses scored five goals in the week including a career high four-goal performance on Saturday night against Alabama Huntsville. Moses had 10 shots on net and was a +3 on the week. He became the first UNH player to score four goals in a game since Bobby Butler did so on February 12, 2010 versus Providence. Moses is tied for the league lead in goals with 10 and ranks fourth with 17 points in 14 games this season.

Home vs. Away: UNH is 6-1-0 at home compared to 0-5-2 on the road. Here is a look at some of the breakdown of home vs. away.
            Home        Away
Record            6-1-0        0-5-2
Goals For            32        19
Goals Against        14        34
GMs w/ 5+ goal    4        2    
Power Play        30.4%        7.6%
Penalty Kill        90.4%        75.0%
Di Girolamo's GAA    2.05        4.72
Di Girolamo's Save %    .927        .840

Career Weekend: Several UNH players set career highs last week. Below is a list of some notable highs.
Nick Sorkin - Career high in points (5), assists (5)
John Henrion - Career high in points (4), assists (4)
Stevie Moses - Career high in points (4), goals (4)
Grayson Downing - Career high in points (4), goals (2), assists (2)
Kevin Goumas - Career high in points (4), assists (4)
Trevor van Riemsdyk - Career high in points (3), assists (3)
Greg Burke - Career high in points (2), assists (2)
Casey DeSmith - Career high in saves (6)

Wildcats vs. UMass Lowell at Home: UNH is 9-0-3 in the last 12 games against the River Hawks at home. The last UML win over UNH at home was Nov. 25, 2003 (5-4). The Wildcats have outscored the River Hawks 44-20 in those contests with two shutouts.

Four Goal Period: Tuesday's four goal first period was the first time the 'Cats have scored four goals in a single frame since a four-goal first against Maine on Feb. 4, 2011 at the Whittemore Center. UNH followed up Tuesday's four goal effort with a four-goal second period against Alabama Huntsville.

Goumas Streaking: Kevin Goumas has a point in four-straight games and eight of the last nine games. After scoring no points in the first six games, he has 14 points over the last nine (1.55 ppg) starting with the game-winning overtime goal against Union.
Date    Opponent    G-A-P
10-28     vs. Union    1-0-1
10-29    vs. Northeastern    0-1-1
11-4    vs. UMass    1-1-2    
11-5    vs. Maine    0-1-1
11-12    at Vermont    0-0-0     (left after 1st - game misconduct)
11-18    vs. UMass Lowell    0-2-2
11-19    at Boston U.    0-1-1
11-22    at Harvard    2-0-2
11-26    vs. Ala.-Huntsville    0-4-4
Total            4-10-14               Record in streak (6-2-1)

Moses on Fire: Stevie Moses' four-goal game on Saturday night was just the tip of the iceberg. The senior has nine goals in the last eight games and has registered a point in seven of the last eight contests.
Date    Opponent    G-A-P
10-29    vs. Northeastern    1-0-1
11-4    vs. UMass    1-1-2    
11-5    vs. Maine    0-1-1
11-12    at Vermont    1-2-3
11-18    vs. UMass Lowell    1-0-1
11-19    at Boston U.    0-0-0
11-22    at Harvard    1-0-1
11-26    vs. Ala.-Huntsville    4-0-4
Total                                   9-4-13          Record in streak (5-2-1)

Sorkin in Giving Mood; Five-Assist Performance; Ties Whitt Record: Nick Sorkin dished out a career-high five assists on Saturday against Alabama Huntsville, which ties a Whittemore Center record. He becomes the first UNH player since Mike Sislo (Dec. 5, 2010 at Whittemore Center) to hand out five assists and tally five points in a game. Prior to Sislo just a year ago,  the last UNH player with five assists in a game was Nick Poole (Jan. 9, 1993 at Snively Arena vs. Merrimack).

DECEMBERS TO REMEMBER;'CATS MAKE IT 10 IN A ROW: UNH has won 10-straight games in December including a perfect 9-0-0 over the last three seasons. New Hampshire's last loss in December came on Dec. 28, 2007 at North Dakota.
Year        Record        GF/GA
2010-11        3-0-0        12-4
2009-10        3-0-0        11-6
2008-09        3-0-0        14-10

'Cats in Search of First Road Win: UNH is still in search of its first road win. The 'Cats will play their final road game of 2011 on Friday at UMass Lowell.

Four Score: Stevie Moses netted a career high four goals on Saturday and has five goals in the last four periods for the Wildcats. He becomes the first UNH player since Bobby Butler to score four goals in a single game. Butler had four goals in a 5-2 win over Providence on Feb. 12, 2010.

UNH Power Play: UNH power play has eight goals in the last eight games.
Date    Opponent        Power Play (G-Ch)
10-29    Northeastern        1-2
11-4    UMass        1-2
11-5    Maine        1-4
11-12    at Vermon        1-2
11-18    UMass Lowell        1-4
11-19    at Boston U.        0-4
11-22    at Harvard        1-3
11-26    Alabama Huntsville        2-4
Total                8-25 (32.0%)

Nine is Fine for Wildcats: New Hampshire scored nine goals in a 9-1 win over Alabama Huntsville. It was the most goals scored by the Wildcats since a 9-4 win over Holy Cross on Dec. 11, 2008. Additionally, it is the largest margin of victory by UNH since a 9-1 win at Merrimack on January 23, 2004.

Six in a Row at Home: After dropping the home opener to Boston College, UNH has rattled off six-straight home wins. It marks the longest home winning streak since a six-game win streak from Jan. 12 to March 7, 2008. The Wildcats had an eight-game win streak from Nov. 18, 2006 to Feb. 9, 2007.

DeSmith Sees First Collegiate Action: Freshman netminder Casey DeSmith stopped six shots in 10:36 of relief action on Saturday night. The Wildcats have four active netminders with collegiate experience on the roster.

Scoring Woes? UNH Ranks Sixth National in Scoring: After a slow start with just one goal in first three games (0.33 gpg), UNH has bounced back with 50 goals over the last 11 games (4.54 gpg) to rank sixth in the nation and first in Hockey East in scoring (3.64 gpg).

Sorkin First in Hockey East in Points: Sophomore forward Nick Sorkin is tied for the league lead in scoring with 18 points in 14 games. He is tied with BC's Chris Kreider and UMass's T.J. Syner.

Moses Tied for First in League in Goals: Stevie Moses, after a five goal week, is tied for first in Hockey East in goal scoring with 10 goals in 14 games. He is tied with BC's Chris Kreider.

Five Score: UNH scored five goals in a win over Mass Lowell  and six in a loss to Harvard marking the fifth time in the last nine games the 'Cats have scored five goals or more.

TO THIS POINT LAST YEAR: A comparison through 14 games between this season and last season.
    09-10    10-11    11-12
Record     5-6-3    8-2-4    6-6-2    
HE Record    5-2-2    6-1-2    4-4-1
Goals scored    46    48    51
Goals scored/PG    3.29    3.43    3.64
Goals Allowed    53    35    48
Goals Allowed/PG    3.79    2.50    3.43
Shots    403    523    487
Shots Allowed    460    436    402
Power Play    17.7%     18.8%    23.1%
    (11-62)    (12-64)    (12-52)
Penalty Kill    75.8%     83.0%    81.6%
    (47-62)    (44-53)    (40-49)
Top 3 Scorers    Butler    Thompson    Sorkin
    12-9-21    7-12-19    5-13-18
    Kessel    DeSimone    Moses
    3-12-15    4-14-18    10-7-17
    Thomp.    Sislo    Goumas
    7-7-14    8-9-17    4-10-14

Early November to Remember: UNH is 4-2-1 in the month of November. The 'Cats have outscored opponents 35-21 in the month.Last year, UNH went 5-1-2 in November.

Protecting the Lead: The Wildcats improved to 6-1-0 when leading after two periods thanks to a three-goal second period.

SCORING BY CLASS: 2011-12 breakdown of scoring by class.
Class    G-A-P    G-A-P %.
Seniors:    18-14-32    35-15-23
Juniors:    13-27-40    25-30-28
Sophomores:    11-30-41    22-33-29
Freshmen:    9-20-29    18-22-20

All in the Family: Junior forward Scott Pavelski is the younger brother of  Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks while freshman defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk is the younger brother of former wildcat and current Philadelphia flyer James van Riemsdyk.  Freshman forward Jay Camper is the brother of Miami standout Carter Camper, while Associate Head Coach Jim Tortorella is the brother of Rangers head coach John Tortorella.

'Cats Selected in the NHL Draft: Two current UNH players have been selected in the National Hockey League draft. Greg Burke (Washington) and Eric Knodel (Toronto) have all been drafted.

Wildcats Among National Leaders (Thru 11/28): Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual         Rank         Stats        Points Per Game:
Nick Sorkin        17th         1.29 ppg
Stevie Moses       29th        1.29 ppg
Goals Per Game:
Stevie Moses    11th       0.71 gpg
Grayson Downing    97th      0.38 gpg
Assists Per Game:
Nick Sorkin    10th    0.93 apg
Power Play Goals:
Nick Sorkin    10th    4 ppg
Stevie Moses    34th     3 ppg
Short Handed Goals:
Kevin Goumas    7th    1 shg
Nick Sorkin       7th      1 shg
Team
Scoring Offense           6th        4.36
Scoring Defense              51st        3.43
Scoring Margin       25th       .21
Power Play        12th        23.1
Penalty Kill          30th        81.6
Combined Special Teams   22nd         51.5

Among the League Leaders (Thru 11/28): Where some of the Wildcats rank in Hockey East.
        Player    All Games    HE Games
Points        Nick Sorkin        1st (18 pts)       25th (7 pts)
         Stevie Moses         4th (17 pts)          9th (9 pts)
         Kevin Goumas      10th (14 pts)        25th (7 pts)
Goals              Stevie Moses      1st (10 g)          12th (4 g)
        Grayson Downing    19th (5 g)       36th (2 g)
         Nick Sorkin    19th (5 g)    36th  (2 g)  
Assists              Nick Sorkin         1st (13 a)        15th (5 a)
         Kevin Goumas      5th (10 a)      9th  (6 a)
          John Henrion      13th (8a)      70th (2 a)
         Grayson Downing 21st (7 a)          n/a
        Stevie Moses    21st (7 a)       15th (5 a)
        T. van Riemsdyk     21st (7 a)      70th (2 a)
PP Points               Nick Sorkin     2nd (7 pts)       21st (3 pts)
             Stevie Moses      2nd (7 pts)       2nd (5 pts)
             Connor Hardowa 22nd (4 pts)            39th (2 pts)
PP Goals                Nick Sorkin     2nd (4 ppg)      7th(2 ppg)
          Stevie Moses        6th (3 ppg)      7th(2 ppg)
SH Goals         Kevin Goumas    2nd (1 shg)    n/a
        Nick Sorkin     2nd (1 shg)      n/a
Def. Scoring         T. van Riemsdyk     3rd (9 pts)    18st (3 pts)
        Connor Hardowa    12th (6 pts)    18th (3 pts)
        Damon Kipp     12th (6 pts)          18th (3 pts)
Freshman Scor.       Grayson Downing  1st (12pts)    14th (3 pts)
        T. van Riemsdyk    6th (9 pts)    14th (3 pt)
        Casey Thrush      10th (7 pts)       6th (5 pts)
GAA         Matt Di Girolamo 9th (3.24)      7th (3.04)
Save %        Matt Di Girolamo 9th (.887)       8th (.891)
Saves        Matt Di Girolamo 1st (313)        3rd (220)
Minutes       Matt Di Girolamo 2nd (740:34)      7th (532:13)    
Where UNH is Ranked in Hockey East (Thru 11/28):
    Overall                 HE games
Goals/per game        3.64/1st         2.89/7th
GAA         3.43/9th     3.22/7th
Power Play         23.1/3rd         20.7/5th
Penalty Kill          81.6/6th         87.5/4th
Special Teams Net         +3/6th        +1/6th
1st Period Scoring     18/1st         9/7th
2nd Period Scoring     17/2nd         10/3rd
3rd Period Scoring     15/3rd        7/8th
Overtime Scoring       1/5th         n/a

UNH to Play Rival Maine at Fenway Park: The University of New Hampshire will make history Jan. 7, 2012, when the Wildcats face off against longtime nemesis University of Maine at Fenway Park as part of a Hockey East doubleheader that was announced Aug.  25 at the venerable ballpark, which is home to the Boston Red Sox of MLB. The event has been dubbed Frozen Fenway 2012 and Hockey Day in New England. The 111th meeting in the series between UNH and Maine - the 'Cats swept last year's season series - is the second game of a doubleheader at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a matchup between the University of Vermont and the University of Massachusetts at 4 p.m. The doubleheader will be broadcast live in high-definition on NESN.

UNH, Verizon Wireless Arena Awarded 2013 NCAA Northeast Men's Hockey Regional:  The NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Committee announced Oct. 5 that the University of New Hampshire and Verizon Wireless Arena have been awarded the 2013 NCAA Division I men's hockey Northeast Regional. Game dates and times have not been finalized, but will be held between March 29-31. 2013 will mark the fifth time UNH and Verizon Wireless Arena have hosted this event, all since 2004. Last season, UNH advanced to the regional finals against with a 3-1 win over top-seeded Miami at the NCAA Northeast Regional in Manchester. New Hampshire also hosted in 2007 and 2009. In addition to the Northeast Regional, the East Regional will be held at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I. and hosted by Brown University, the Midwest Regional will be held at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio and hosted by Bowling Green State University and the West Regional will be held at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich. and be hosted by the University of Michigan.

Wildcats Tabbed Third in Hockey East Preseason Poll: The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team was picked to finish third in the Hockey East Preseason Coaches' Poll, which was announced Sept. 27 at the league's annual media day at Legends Restaurant at the TD Garden.
2011-2012 Hockey East Preseason Coaches Poll
Rk.            Team (FPV)                    Pts
1.            Boston College (7)                    88
2.            Boston University (3)                   83
3.            New Hampshire                    72          
4.            Maine                        64
5.            Merrimack                        61
6.            Vermont                        44
7.            Massachusetts                    42
8.            Northeastern                    33                      
9.            UMass-Lowell                    27
10.          Providence                        26

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            12th    12th    3rd (pre)
10/3            NP    NP    3rd (pre)
10/10        RV    15th    6th
10/17        NR    RV    8th
10/24        NR    NR    8th
10/31        NR    NR    7th
11/7            NR    RV    4th
11/14        NR    RV    4th
11/21        NR    RV    4th
11/28        NR    NR    4th

THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's Hockey Poll (Nov. 28)
Rk.      Team, Points  (FPV)    Last Poll    Record  Weeks
1    Merrimack College, 510 (34)    1    9-0-1    8
2    University of Notre Dame, 448    3    10-3-3    9
3    Boston College, 439        5    10-4-0    9
4    University of Minnesota, 396    2    11-4-1    8
5    Minnesota Duluth, 366        6    9-3-2    9
6    Ferris State University, 318    7    10-3-1    6
7    Ohio State University, 292    10    10-3-1    3
8    Colorado College, 257        4    7-4-0    9
9    Union College, 185        12    7-3-3    9
10    University of Denver, 181    9    6-4-3    9
11    Lake Superior State, 142    14    10-4-2    5
12    Western Michigan, 139        13    6-4-4    9
13    Boston University, 111        NR    7-4-1    6
14    Colgate University, 98        15    9-4-1    3
15    Yale University, 86        8    5-3-1    9
Others receiving votes: Michigan State University, 43; Miami University, 23; Cornell University, 16; University of Michigan, 14; University of Nebraska Omaha, 12; Air Force Academy, 2; University of North Dakota, 2.

USCHO.com Division I Men's Hockey Poll (Nov. 28)
Rk.    School    (FPV)    Record    Points    Lst Wk.
 1     Merrimack                     (48)        9-0-1       997         1
 2     Boston College                (2)       10-4-0       902         5
 2     Notre Dame                           10-3-3       902         2
 4     Minnesota-Duluth                      9-3-2       814         6
 5     Minnesota                                11-4-1       803         3
 6     Ferris State                             10-3-1       705         7
 7     Ohio State                               10-3-1     700         9
 8     Colorado College                      7-4-0       649         4
 9     Union                                     7-3-3       489        13
10    Denver                                    6-4-3       480        10
11    Lake Superior                        10-4-2      462        13
12     Western Michigan                      6-4-4       429        12
13     Boston University                     7-4-1       417        15
14     Yale                                      5-3-1       352         8
15     Colgate                                   9-4-1       348        16
16     Michigan State                        8-5-1       263        20
17     Cornell                                   6-3-0       215        17
18     Miami                                     8-6-2       174        NR
19     Michigan                                  7-7-2       159        11
20     Michigan Tech                         8-5-1        95        18
Others receiving votes: Nebraska-Omaha 94,Massachusetts-Lowell 17, North Dakota 11, Northern Michigan 8, Air Force 6, Clarkson 5, St. Cloud State 3, Harvard 1.

UNH Hockey on Television(Subject to change or additional): UNH will have 12 games broadcast live on TV in 2011-12. WBIN-TV will air six games with one game on CBS Sports, WCAX, NESN and Cox, while two will air locally on Charter (Minn.).
DATE    GAME    Channel    RES.
Oct. 21    at St. Cloud    Charter    L, 5-7
Oct. 22    at St. Cloud    Charter    T, 3-3 OT
Nov. 12    at Vermont    WCAX    T, 4-4 OT
Nov.18    Mass.-Lowell    WBIN    W, 5-0
Dec. 8    Boston Univ.    WBIN    7 p.m.
Jan. 7    vs. Maine (Frozen Fenway)    NESN    7:30 p.m.
Jan. 21    Merrimack    WBIN    7 p.m.
Jan. 27    at Boston College    NESN    7:30 p.m.
Jan. 28    Boston College    WBIN    7 p.m.
Feb. 3    Providence    CBS Sports    7:30 p.m.
Feb. 10    Northeatern    WBIN    7 p.m.
Feb. 11    at Merrimack    NESN    7 p.m.
Feb. 17    Vermont    WBIN    7 p.m.
NESN FLEX GAMES WILL BE DETERMINED TWO WEEKS OUT
Feb. 18    Vermont at New Hampshire    NESN-FLEX    7:30 p.m.
Feb. 25    New Hampshire at UMass    NESN-FLEX    3:30 p.m.
Mar. 3    New Hampshire at Maine    NESN-FLEX    4 p.m.

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.In 2009, 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 WSMN-AM 1590 (Nashua), WNTK-FM 99.7 (New London) and WASR-AM 1420 (Wolfeboro) -- will carry the following: all UNH football & men's hockey broadcasts, 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 fifth-straight season, while Pete Webster will once again be doing the color commentating. Webster has been announcing Wildcat hockey 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.

WILDCAT AWARDS: Here is a list of awards that Wildcat players have won to date this season:
Player    Award    Date
Matt Di Girolamo    USCHO's Top 10 Goalies #1    9/26
Stevie Moses    USCHO's Top 10 Forwards #4    9/30
Matt Di Girolamo    HE Defensive Player of the Week    10/31
UNH Wildcats    HE Team of the Week    11/7
Casey Thrush    HE Rookie of the Week    11/21
Stevie Moses    HE co-Player of the Week    11/28

GRANITE STATE CONNECTION: The Wildcat hockey team features three players from New Hampshire with Greg Burke (Lee), Ryan Randall (Durham) and Casey DeSmith (Rochester) all hailing from the Granite State.

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