February 7, 2012

Men's Hockey Battles Northeastern (Fri - 7 pm - TV: WBIN - Whitt) and Merrimack (Sat - 7 pm - TV: NESN - Lawler Arena)

Game Notes
DURHAM, N.H. --
The University of New Hampshire looks to build on its recent successes when it plays Hockey East foe Northeastern and Merrimack. Friday night, the Wildcats will play host to the Huskies at Whittemore Center at 7 p.m. live on WBIN-TV. The 'Cats will travel to Merrimack on Saturday night at 7 p.m. live on NESN.

Scouting the Huskies: Northeastern University is 11-12-3 overall with a 7-11-2 mark in Hockey East. The Huskies sit in eighth place in the league standing just one point behind Providence and UNH. Most recently, the Huskies are coming off a 7-1 loss to Boston College in the opening round of the Beanpot. Last weekend, the Huskies captured a 4-3 overtime win against the University of Massachusetts Friday night at Matthews arena.  Junior Vinny Saponari gave the team its first win in an extra frame all season scoring just 22 seconds into the overtime period. Offensively, Northeastern looks to freshman forward Ludwig Karlsson (9g, 14a). The Huskies have played the last two games without forwards Steve Qualler (8g, 14a) and Cody Ferriero (9g, 6a). In net for the Huskies is junior goaltender Chris Rawlings, who is 11-11-3  with a 2.65 GAA and .919 save percentage.

Series History vs. Northeastern: UNH owns an 88-58-14 all-time record against Northeastern in 160 meetings in the series history between the two teams.UNH won the 2010-11 season series with Northeastern 1-0-2. Northeastern captured a 4-0 shutout win over UNH in the first meeting, while the 'Cats bounced back with a 5-2 win last meeting. Coach Umile owns a 43-16-12 record all-time against Northeastern. Senior forward Stevie Moses is the active scoring leader against the Huskies with eight points in 11 games.  Senior netminder Matt Di Girolamo is 1-1-3 with a 2.57 GAA all time against the Huskies. Di Girolamo's first collegiate start was on Nov. 1, 2008 against Northeastern.



SCORING LEADERS VS. THE HUSKIES:
Player    GP    G-A-P    
Stevie Moses    11    4-4-8
Mike Borisenok    9    3-3-6
Dalton Speelman    8    4-1-5
Kevin Goumas    4    1-4-5
John Henrion    7    0-2-2
Brett Kostolansky    5    0-2-2
Austin Block    7    1-1-2
Kevin McCarey    6    1-1-2
Nick Sorkin    5    0-2-2
Jeff Silengo    5    0-2-2
Casey Thrush    1    0-2-2
Connor Hardowa    8    1-0-1
Damon Kipp    10    .0-1-1
Trevor van Riemsdyk    2    0-1-1
Greg Burke    6    0-0-0
Scott Pavelski    2    0-0-0
Eric Knodel    2    0-0-0
Justin Agosta    2    0-0-0
Jay Camper    1    0-0-0
Grayson Downing    2    0-0-0
Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
Di Girolamo    5/302:57    13    2.57     1-1-3    132    .910
Wyer    1/11:23    0    0.00    0-0-0    3    1.000
Di Girolamo Game-by-Game vs. the Huskies
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
11/1/08        64:51    T    22    2    24
10/22/10        64:40    T    37    2    39
2/25/11        64:49    T    26    2    28
2/26/11        60:00    W    33    3    36
10/14/11        48:37    L    14    4    18
Totals        302:57    1-1-3    132    13    145

Wyer Game-by-Game vs. the Huskies

Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
11/1/08        11:23    ND    3    0    3
Totals        11:23    0-0-0    3    0    3

Scouting the Warriors: Merrimack College enters the weekend with a 15-5-6 overall record and an 11-5-3 mark in Hockey East. The Warriors will play at Mass.-Lowell on Friday night before its matchup with the Wildcats. MC played host to Boston University Friday night and traveled to Massachusetts Saturday night. The Warriors were taken down by the Terriers with a score of 4-1, while skating to a 4-3 victory of UMass on Saturday. During the weekend contests Merrimack outshot BU 29-10 in the teams loss and was outshot 28-17 in the teams victory against UMass. Over the weekend, Merrimack saw multiple point contributions from Jeff Velleca, Mike Collins, Ryan Flanigan, Jesse Todd and Connor Toomey. Point leaders for Merrimack College are Ryan Flanigan (8g, 14a) and Jesse Todd (10g, 11a). In net is Joe Cannata with a record of 14-6-5, a 2.13 GAA and a .924 save percentage.

Series History vs. Merrimack: The Wildcats hold the advantage in the all-time series vs. Merrimack College at 65-17-8 in 90 all-time meetings dating back to Jan. 16, 1960.  Since 1996, UNH is 41-8-6 in the last 55 games. UNH owns a 25-5-2 all-time record vs. Merrimack at the Whittemore Center and Coach Umile has compiled a 53-14-7 all-time mark against the Warriors. The 'Cats are 15-5-0 in the last 20 meetings against Merrimack at Towse Rink. Merrimack won the 2010-11 regular season series 2-1-0 on the strength of a weekend sweep Feb. 11-12 and captured a 4-1 win in the Hockey East semifinals on March 18 at TD Garden in Boston. The teams split a home-and-home series Jan. 20-21 with each team winning on the others home ice. Senior forward Stevie Moses is  the active scoring leaders against Merrimack with seven points in 11 games. Matt Di Girolamo is 1-3-0 lifetime against the Warriors with a .928 save percentage and a 2.78 GAA, while Casey DeSmith is 1-1-0 with a 1.99 GAA and a .922 save percentage.

SCORING LEADERS VS. THE WARRIORS:
Player    GP    G-A-P    
Stevie Moses    11    4-3-7
Damon Kipp    10    2-4-6
Nick Sorkin    5    0-3-3
Brett Kostolansky    9    1-2-3
Mike Borisenok    10    0-2-2
Connor Hardowa    7    1-1-2
Dalton Speelman    6    1-0-1
Grayson Downing    2    1-0-1
Kevin Goumas    6    0-1-1
Kevin McCarey    7    0-0-0
John Henrion    8    0-0-0
Austin Block    8    0-0-0
Greg Burke    6    0-0-0
Scott Pavelski    4    0-0-0
Jeff Silengo    4    0-0-0
Casey Thrush    2    0-0-0
Matt Willows    2    0-0-0
Trevor van Riemsdyk    2    0-0-0
Eric Knodel    2    0-0-0
Justin Agosta    2    0-0-0

Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
Di Girolamo    4/237:03    11    2.78    1-3-0    142    .928
DeSmith    2/120:19    4    1.99    1-1-0    47    .922

Di Girolamo Game-by-Game vs. the Warriors
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
11-27-10        59:49    W    41    1    42
2-11-11        57:33    L    34    4    38
2-12-11        61:42    L    36    3    39
3-18-11        57:59    L    31    3    34
Totals           237:03    1-3-0    142    11    153

DeSmith Game-by-Game vs. the Warriors
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
1-20-12        60:00    W    24    1    25
1-21-12        60:19    L    23    3    26
Totals        120:19    1-1-0    47    4    51

Last Time Out: Kevin McCarey  scored the game-winning goal at 2:07 of overtime to lift the University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team to Saturday night's 3-2 win against Providence College in Hockey East action at Schneider Arena. McCarey collected the rebound of a Connor Hardowa shot and spun around firing a backhander that beat PC netminder Alex Beaudry. Austin Block also earned an assist on the game-winning tally. Casey DeSmith stopped 34 shots including 14 in the third period. He improves to 5-5-0, while his counterpart Beaudry is 9-14-2 with 25 saves including 10 in the middle stanza.

Casey DeSmith Earns Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week:Casey DeSmith was named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week. The announcement was made Monday by the league office. DeSmith is the second UNH netminder to earn this award this season (Matt Di Girolamo – Oct. 31). DeSmith stopped 71 of 74 shots (.959 save percentage) in a weekend sweep of Providence. He stopped a career-high 37 shots and followed that up with a 34-save effort on Saturday night at Providence. He turned aside double-digit shots in all but one period over the weekend (nine in the other). Overall, DeSmith ranks second in Hockey East and ninth nationally in save percentage (.929) and third in goals against (2.17). In league play, DeSmith is third in save percentage (.927) and fourth in GAA (2.31).

UNH Tabbed as Team of the Week: The Wildcats were honored as Hockey East's Team of the Week on the heels of a weekend home-and-home sweep of Providence College. The announcement was made Monday by the league office. The Wildcats jumped from ninth place to sixth place in the Hockey East standings with a critical weekend sweep of Providence College. UNH scored three times in the first period in a 3-1 win at home on Friday night, while Kevin McCarey's overtime game-winner lifted the 'Cats to a 3-2 win at Providence on Saturday. New Hampshire took both games of a weekend series for the first time since Nov. 4-5 with a weekend sweep of UMass and Maine.

UNH Extends Unbeaten Streak against PC to 17 Games/Win Streak to 10: UNH is 15-0-2 in its last 17 games against PC with its last loss coming in a 7-1 defeat on Feb. 24, 2007. Additionally, the Wildcats have won 10 streak contests.

Career Night for Knodel: Eric Knodel matched a career high for points with a goal and an assist on Friday night against PC. It was Knodel's second career goal.

'Cats Own 17-Game Home Unbeaten Streak Against PC: New Hampshire is 16-0-1 in its last 17 games at home against the Friars with the last loss at home coming on March 12, 2004 in the Hockey East quarterfinals. The last time UNH lost to PC in the regular season at home was Jan. 13, 2002.

UNH Snaps Five-Game Skid at the Whitt: After going 6-1-0 over their first seven games at the Whitt, UNH was 0-5-0 over the last five contests including back-to-back overtime losses and three one-goal losses in that span. Before Friday's 3-1 win over Providence, the 'Cats last home win was Nov. 26 against Alabama-Huntsville.

Sorkin's Seven-Game Scoring Streak Comes to an End: Nick Sorkin's seven-game point scoring streak ending on Saturday night. He finished the streak with nine assists in that span including a pair of assists in Friday night's 3-1 win.

DeSmith Turns Aside Career-High 37 on Friday night: Casey DeSmith stopped a career-high 37 shots on Friday night against Providence College. He surpassed a 34-save performance last time out against Boston College. His 37 saves were the most since Matt Di Girolamo turned aside 37on Oct. 28, 2011 against Union.

Outshot in a Winning Effort: Last weekend was just the second and third time this season UNH won despite being outshot. The Wildcats were outshot 38-22 on Friday night, 36-28 on Saturday night  and 32-29 in a 3-2 win over Maine on Nov. 5. Overall, UNH is 3-6-0 when being outshot.

A Score of Scores in Sight for Moses: Stevie Moses is trying to become the third Wildcat in as many years to have 20-plus goals in a season. Since 2005 only three players have 20-plus goals in a season at UNH.
Paul Thompson - 28 goals - 2010-11
Bobby Butler - 29 goals - 2009-10
Trevor Smith - 21 goals - 2006-07

Moses at 93 and Counting: Stevie Moses with 93 points in hand is trying to become the 71st player in school history to record 100 career points. Last season, UNH's top line of Paul Thompson, Mike Sislo and Phil DeSimone joined the century club, while Bobby Butler did so in 2009-10.

Former Wildcat Brian Foster Plays for Florida Panthers: Brian Foster played 4:52 second on Feb. 4 at Tampa Bay. He stopped the only shot he faced in Florida 6-3 loss to the Lightning. Foster was a 2010 All-America selection and a Hockey East All Star First team selection.

495 for Umile: Head Coach Dick Umile with 495 wins is closing in on 500 career wins. Umile would become one of just six active coaches with 500 career wins and one of 14 coaches all-time to pass that historic milestone.

Close Calls/Six One-Goal Games in January:  UNH has played in six one-goal games in January. The 'Cats are 2-4-0 in those games including three overtime losses and a loss in the waning seconds at BC.

Moses on the Power Play: Moses has a team-best seven power play goals including four PPGs in the last seven games.

DeSmith DeDifference for UNH in Net/Five One-Goal Losses: Casey DeSmith has been red-hot since becoming the everyday starter in Durham. He has allowed two goals or fewer six of 10 starts this season. Overall he is 5-5-0 with all five of his losses by one goal including three in overtime.
Date        Opp    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots    Margin
12-8-11        BU    L, 1-2    32    2    34    -1
1-7-12        v. Maine    L, 4-5 OT    28    5    33    -1
1-11-12        at PC    W, 1-0    26    0    26    +1
1-14-12        v. Dart.    W, 4-1    21    1    22    +3
1-20-12        at MC    W, 2-1    24    1    25    +1
1-21-12        MC    L, 2-3 OT    23    3    26    -1
1-27-12        at BC    L, 3-4    30    4    34    -1
1-28-12        BC    L, 2-3    34    3    37    -1
2-3-12        PC    W, 3-1    37    1    38    +2
2-4-12        @PC    W, 3-2 OT    34    2    36    +1
Totals            4-5-0    289    22    311    +3
GAA: 2.18        Save%  .929

Youth Served: Three freshmen rank in the top seven in scoring for New Hampshire. Grayson Downing is the leader in rookie scoring with 19 points in 25 games. Here is a look at recent successes among UNH freshmen compared to this year's top trio.
Players            Year        G-A-P
Grayson Downing    2011-12        8-11-19 (25 gp)
Trevor van Riemsdyk    2011-12        2-12-14 (27 gp)
Casey Thrush        2011-12        2-7-9 (24 gp)
Kevin Goumas        2010-11        6-12-18 (32 gp)
Brett Kostolansky    2009-10        0-12-12 (28 gp)
Stevie Moses        2008-09        5-8-13 (33 gp)
Blake Kessel        2008-09        6-7-13 (37 gp)
James van Riemsdyk    2007-08        11-23-34 (31 gp)
Danny Dries        2007-08        11-17-28 (37 gp)
Darren Haydar (record)    1998-99        31-30-61 (41 gp)

Protecting the Lead: The Wildcats are 11-1-0 when leading after two periods. UNH is 8-2-0 when leading after one period.

SCORING BY CLASS: 2011-12 breakdown of scoring by class.
Class    G-A-P    G-A-P %.
Seniors:    31-26-57    37%-18%-25%
Juniors:    23-37-60    28%-25%-26%
Sophomores:    16-55-71    19%-37%-31%
Freshmen:    13-30-43    16%-20%-19%
    
Home vs. Away: UNH is 7-6-0 at home compared to 2-7-2 on the road. Here is a look at some of the breakdown of home vs. away and neutral.
            Home        Away    Neutral
Record            7-6-0        3-7-2    1-1-0
Goals For            45 (3.4)        30 (2.5)    8 (4.0)
Goals Against        33 (2.5)        44 (3.7)    6 (3.0)
GMs w/ 5+ goal    4        2    0
Power Play        24.3%        14.6%    28.6%
Penalty Kill        86.1%        82.2%    62.5%

Wins vs. Losses: UNH is averaging over four goals a game in wins and allowing just 1.2. Here is a look at stats in wins versus losses.
            Wins        Losses
Record            11-0-0        0-14-0
Goals For            44 (4.0)        32 (2.3)
Goals Against        14 (1.3)        62 (4.4)
GMs w/ 5+ goal    4        2    
Power Play        29.3% (12-41)        11.8% (6-41)
Penalty Kill        96.7% (29-30)        70.2% (33-47)
Top Scorers        Moses (14-2-16)         Downing (3-7-10)
        Sorkin (1-15-16)            Sorkin (3-7-10)
             Goumas (2-13-15)         Moses (4-5-9)    

TO THIS POINT LAST YEAR: A comparison through 27 games between this season and the last two seasons.
    09-10    10-11    11-12
Record     13-10-4    17-6-4    11-14-2
HE Record    12-5-3    15-3-2    8-11-1
Goals scored    91    98    83
Goals scored/PG    3.37    3.63    3.07
Goals Allowed    88    68    83
Goals Allowed/PG    3.26    2.52    3.07
Shots    818     923    881
Shots Allowed    894    850    804
Power Play    17.2%     20.7%    19.8%
    (20-116)    (24-116)    (20-101)
Penalty Kill    78.3%     80.0%    81.6%
    (90-115)    (76-95)    (71-87)
Top 3 Scorers    Butler    Thompson    Moses
    18-19-37    23-19-42    19-11-30
    Kessel    Sislo    Sorkin
    6-24-30    10-26-36    6-23-29
    Thomp.    DeSimone    Goumas
    15-14-29    5-26-31    6-17-23

Wildcats Among National Leaders (Thru 2/6): Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual         Rank         Stats        Points Per Game:
Stevie Moses       31st       1.11 ppg
Nick Sorkin        40th        1.07 ppg
Goals Per Game:
Stevie Moses     6th      0.70 gpg
Assists Per Game:
Nick Sorkin     15th       0.85 apg
Kevin Goumas     43rd      0.65 apg
Power Play Goals:
Stevie Moses     13th     7 ppg
Short Handed Goals:
Kevin Goumas     8th      2 shg
Stevie Moses     24th      1 shg
Nick Sorkin       24th      1 shg
Game-Winning Goals
Stevie Moses     7th      4 gwg
Rookie Scoring
Grayson Downing     22nd      0.76 ppg
Goals Against Average
Casey DeSmith    16th    2.17 GAA
Save Percentage    
Casey DeSmith    9th    .929
Team
Scoring Offense           19th        3.07
Scoring Defense              45th        3.07
Scoring Margin       35th      .00
Power Play        22nd        19.8
Penalty Kill          30th     81.6
Combined Special Teams   41st       48.4

Among the League Leaders (Thru 2/6): Where some of the Wildcats rank in Hockey East.
        Player    All Games    HE Games
Points        Stevie Moses        3rd (30 pts)      16th (17 pts)
        Nick Sorkin        7th (29 pts)       23rd (16 pts)
        Kevin Goumas     18th (23 pts)     43rd (13 pts)
Goals              Stevie Moses      1st (19 g)          10th (9 g)
                Grayson Downing  32nd (8 g)        n/a
Assists              Nick Sorkin     3rd (23 a)     8th (14 a)
        Kevin Goumas     11th (17 a)      28th (10 a)
PP Points               Stevie Moses      10th (11 pts)       20th (7 pts)
        Nick Sorkin     10th (11 pts)       20th (7 pts)
PP Goals                Stevie Moses        4th (7 ppg)      10th (4 ppg)
        Nick Sorkin     16th (4 ppg)      25th (2 ppg)
SH Points               Kevin Goumas        4th (3 shp)      9th (1 shp)
        Stevie Moses      8th (2 shp)     n/a
                 Nick Sorkin      20th (1 shp)      n/a
        T. van Riemsdyk    20th (1shp)     n/a
SH Goals         Kevin Goumas      3rd (2 shg)     5th (1shg)
        Nick Sorkin     10th (1 shg)      n/a
        Stevie Moses     10th (1 shg)      n/a
Game Winning Goals
        Stevie Moses     1st (4 gwg)     3rd (2 gwg)
        Kevin McCarey     n/a               3rd (2 gwg)
Def. Scoring        T.van Riemsdyk        12th (14 pts)     25th (6 pts)
        Damon Kipp     18th (11 pts)    19th (7 pts)
Freshman Scor.       Grayson Downing 6th (19 pts)       9th (10 pts)
        T. van Riemsdyk       9th (14 pts)     17th (6 pts)
        Casey Thrush       16th (9 pts)     16th (7 pts)
Goals Against Av.    Casey DeSmith    3rd (2.17)    4th (2.31)
Save Percentage    Casey DeSmith    2nd (.929)    3rd (.927)
    
Where UNH is Ranked in Hockey East (Thru 2/6):
    Overall                 HE games
Goals/per game        3.07/7th         2.60/9th
GAA         3.07/7th       2.90/5th
Power Play         19.8/4th         16.9/7th
Penalty Kill          81.6/4th         83.6/3rd
Special Teams Net         +4/5th        0/5th
1st Period Scoring     32/1st         22/1st
2nd Period Scoring     26/5th         16/9th
3rd Period Scoring         23/10th        13/10th
Overtime Scoring       2/4th         1/4th

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.

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:
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
12/5            NR    NR    7th
12/12        NR    NR    8th
12/19        NR    NR    8th
12/26        NP    NP    8th
1/2            NR    NR        8th
1/9            NR    NR    9th
1/16            NR    NR    8th
1/23            NR    NR    8th
1/30            NR    NR    9th
2/6            NR    NR    6th
    
THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USCHO.com Division I Men's Hockey Poll (Feb. 6)
Rk.    School    (FPV)    Record    Points    Lst Wk.
 1     Boston University             (12)       16- 8-1       930         3
 2     Minnesota                     (22)       19- 9-1       922         2
 3     Minnesota-Duluth          (10)       18- 6-4       899         1
 4     Michigan                      (4)       17- 9-4       805         7
 5     Boston College                       16-10-1       770         5
 6     Ferris State                  (1)       18- 8-4       760         6
 7     Massachusetts-Lowell   (1)       18- 7-0       716         9
 8     Merrimack                                15- 6-5       704         4
 9     Notre Dame                           16-11-3       536         8
10    Colorado College                     15- 9-2       534        11
11     Union                                    16- 6-7       507        11
12     Maine                                    16- 8-3       445        15
13     Cornell                                  11- 6-6       333        14
14     Denver                                   15- 9-4       319        13
15     Ohio State                               14-10-5       289        10
16     North Dakota                         15-10-2       253        17
17     Michigan State                       15-11-4       218        NR
18     Western Michigan                     14-11-5       202        16
19     Northern Michigan                    12-10-6       108        19
20     Miami                                    15-13-2        93        18
Others receiving votes: Colgate 87, Lake Superior 45, Quinnipiac 12, Air Force 4, Harvard 4, St. Cloud State 2, Northeastern 1.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's Hockey Poll (Feb. 6)
Rk.      Team, Points  (FPV)    Last Poll    Record  Weeks
1    Minnesota, 474 (16)        1    19-9-1    17
2    Boston University, 472 (9)    3    16-8-1    15
3    Minnesota Duluth, 458 (8)    2    18-6-4    18
4    Boston College, 350        5    16-10-1    18
5    Ferris State University, 347 (1)    7    18-8-4    13
6    University of Michigan, 343    8    17-9-4    14
7    UMass Lowell, 317        9    18-7-0    6
8    Merrimack College, 315    4    15-6-5    17
9    University of Notre Dame, 220    6    16-11-3    18
10    Colorado College, 202        11    15-9-2    18
11    Union College, 170        12    16-6-7    16
12    University of Maine, 138    15    16-8-3    3
13    Cornell University, 67        14    11-6-6    8
14    University of Denver, 66    13    15-9-4    17
15    University of North Dakota, 45    NR    15-10-2    6
Others receiving votes: Ohio State University, 42; Michigan State University, 33; Western Michigan University, 14; Northern Michigan University, 6; United States Air Force Academy, 1.

UNH Hockey on Television(Subject to change or additional):
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    L, 1-2
Jan. 7    vs. Maine (Frozen Fenway)    NESN    L, 4-5 OT
Jan. 21    Merrimack    WBIN    L, 2-3 OT
Jan. 27    at Boston College    NESN    L, 3-4
Jan. 28    Boston College    WBIN    L, 2-3 OT
Feb. 3    Providence    CBS Sports    W, 3-1
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. 25    New Hampshire at UMass    NESN-FLEX    3:30 p.m.
Mar. 3    New Hampshire at Maine    NESN-FLEX    4 p.m.

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
Grayson Downing    HE Rookie of the Month    Nov.
Stevie Moses    MVP Battle for RiverStone Cup XI    1/14
Stevie Moses    HE Player of the Week    1/16
Casey DeSmith    HE Rookie of the Week    1/16
Casey DeSmith    HE Defensive Player of the Week    2/6
UNH Wildcats    HE Team of the Week    2/6

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.

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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