DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team tries to extend its four-game unbeaten streak this weekend as it plays host to the University of Vermont for a two-game Hockey East series. The teams play Friday and Saturday night with a 7 p.m. puck drop both nights. Friday night's game is airing live on WBIN-TV, while Saturday's game is senior night when the program will honor its six-player senior class.
SCOUTING THE CATAMOUNTS: The University of Vermont Catamounts enter the weekend series with a 5-22-1 overall and 2-18-1 mark in Hockey East. The Catamounts dropped their last seven games, most recently to Boston College by a score of 6-1 last weekend. UVM's most recent win was a 3-2 overtime win over Hockey East top-ranked UMass Lowell (19-8-0) on Jan. 13, 2012. Offensively, the Catamounts are led by Sebastian Stalberg who has 29 points on 11 goals and 18 assists. Kyle Reynolds is second on the team in scoring with 22 points on 10 goals and 12 assists.. In net, senior Rob Madore and brothers John and Alex Vazzano have seen time in 2011-2012. Madore, who has seen the majority of action, is 4-16-1 with a .868 save percentage and a 3.86 GAA. Alex Vazzano is 1-4-0 with a .890 save percentage and a 3.62 GAA in seven games, while John Vazzano is 0-2-0 with a 6.33 GAA and a .773 save percentage in two games.
SERIES HISTORY VS. VERMONT: The Wildcats own the advantage in the all-time series vs. Vermont at 73-16-6 in 95 all-time meetings dating back to Dec. 14, 1963. UNH is 15-4-5 against the Catamounts since they became a member of Hockey East during the 2005-06 season. Last season, the Wildcats captured the season series with a 2-0-1 mark and swept out the Catamounts in the Hockey East quarterfinals with a 2-0-0 mark. This season, the teams tied 4-4 in their only meeting in Burlington on Nov. 23. Coach Umile in his coaching career has registered a 28-8-5 mark against Vermont in 41 meetings. Overall, the Wildcats are 23-8-5 in the last 36 meetings with Vermont. Stevie Moses is the leading active scorer against Vermont with 15 points in 15 games, while Matt Di Girolamo is 4-0-2 lifetime against the Catamounts with a 1.96 GAA and a .932 save percentage.
SCORING LEADERS VS. THE CATAMOUNTS:
Player GP G-A-P
Stevie Moses 15 4-11-15
Mike Borisenok 12 2-3-5
Kevin Goumas 6 1-5-6
Brett Kostolansky 9 1-5-6
Damon Kipp 15 3-3-6
Greg Burke 8 2-1-3
Connor Hardowa 10 1-1-2
Austin Block 6 1-1-2
Dalton Speelman 12 1-1-2
Kevin McCarey 9 0-1-1
John Henrion 10 0-1-1
Nick Sorkin 5 0-1-1
Grayson Downing 1 1-0-1
Trevor van Riemsdyk 1 0-1-1
Scott Pavelski 6 0-0-0
Jeff Silengo 5 0-0-0
Casey Thrush 1 0-0-0
Eric Knodel 1 0-0-0
Justin Agosta 1 0-0-0
Player GP/Min GA GAA W-L-T SV SV%
Di Girolamo 6/367:18 12 1.96 4-0-2 166 .932
Scott 1/2:17 0 0.00 0-0-0 0 .000
Di Girolamo Game-by-Game vs. the Catamounts
Date Min Res. Svs. GA Shots
12-5-10 57:34 W 24 1 25
2-18-11 60:00 W 21 1 22
2-19-11 65:00 T 40 2 42
3-11-11 59:49 W 31 1 32
3-12-11 59:55 W 25 3 28
1-12-11 65:00 T 25 4 29
Totals 367:18 4-0-2 166 12 178
Scott Game-by-Game vs. the Catamounts
Date Min Res. Svs. GA Shots
12-5-10 2:17 ND 0 0 0
Totals 2:17 0-0-0 0 0 0
Last Time These Teams Met (11/12/11): Stevie Moses registered a goal and two assists to lift UNH to a 4-4 tie with the University of Vermont at Gutterson Fieldhouse. New Hampshire scored a pair of second period goals to erase a 3-1 deficit and with the game tied at 3-3, UNH took the lead on a Moses unassisted goal at 8:36 of the third. UVM was trying to break out of the zone when Moses stole the puck and beat Madore with a nifty move and wrister. The Catamounts scored the game-tying goal with 1:20 left in regulation as H.T. Lenz scored his second of the night with an extra attacker in place of UVM netminder Rob Madore. Sabastian Stalberg and Anders Franzon assisted on the goal that made it 4-4. Neither team would score during a five minute overtime, although UNH held a 6-2 shot advantage in the extra-session. New Hampshire held a 40-29 shot edge for the game. Matt Di Girolamo stopped 25 shots including 12 in the first period and moves to 4-3-1, while Madore turned away 36 to move to 1-3-1.
Last Time Out (2/11/12 at Merrimack): Casey DeSmith stopped 34 shots including 12 in the second period to help pace UNH to a 1-1 overtime tie with eighth-ranked Merrimack College in Hockey East action on Saturday night at Lawler Arena. DeSmith moves to 6-5-1, while his counterpart Joe Cannata turned aside 40 shots including double-figures in all four period. Cannata is now 14-7-6. Merrimack scored in the final minute of the first period for the game's first goal at 19:36. Just two seconds after a UNH penalty had expired, Jeff Velleca found the back of the net for his seventh of the season. Jesse Todd and Karl Stollery assisted on the goal. UNH tied it on a rebound wrister by Grayson Downing at 15:32 of the second period. Greg Burke won a faceoff in the offensive zone back to Trevor van Riemsdyk. van Riemsdyk fired a slapshot that hit Burke and bounced out to a crashing Downing for the equalizer.
DeSmith Top 10 Nationally in Save Percentage and GAA: Casey DeSmith ranks fifth nationally with a .932 save percentage, while his goals against average ranks eighth nationally at 2.05 GAA.
UNH Riding Six-Game Streak Against Vermont: The Wildcats are 4-0-2 in the last six games against the Catamounts. Additionally, UNH is 15-4-5 against the Catamounts since they became a member of Hockey East during the 2005-06 season.
Thank You Seniors: On Saturday night, UNH will honor its six-player senior class of Tyler Scott, Damon Kipp, Mike Borisenok, Stevie Moses, Kevin McCarey and Matt Di Girolamo.
Downing with 20 Points/Second on Team in Goals: Freshman Grayson Downing is putting together a nice rookie resume. He is second on the team in goals with nine and ranks fourth on the team in scoring with 20 points.He became the first Wildcat freshman since James van Riemsdyk (34) and Danny Dries (28) to have 20-plus points in a season.
Friday Night on WBIN-TV: Friday night's game will be broadcast live in high-definition on WBIN-TV. UNH and WBIN have partnered to bring 12 UNH contests, including six men's hockey games to air. Additionally, UNH's monthly magazine show Inside Wildcat Country will air immediately following Friday's game. Dan Parkhurst and Pete Webster will call all of the action from Whittemore Center. Pack Network will be producing the game along with UNH Wildcat Productions.
DeSmith DaDifference for UNH in Net: Casey DeSmith has been red-hot since becoming the everyday starter in Durham. He has allowed two goals or fewer eight of 12 starts this season. Overall he is 6-5-1 with all five of his losses by one goal including three in overtime. He has stopped 30-plus shots in five of the last six games.
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
2-10-12 NU W, 3-2 24 2 26 +1
2-11-12 @MC T, 1-1 34 1 35 E
Totals 6-5-1 358 25 372 +4
GAA: 2.05 Save% .932 SHO (1)
Moses Named Walter Brown Award Semifinalist: Stevie Moses was named a semifinalist for the 60th annual Walter Brown Award, presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England. Moses was among a group of 21 semifinalists selected by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston, as announced by Paul Stewart on Feb. 13. In total, 14 players from Hockey East were selected. Moses has become one of the top players in college hockey in 2011-12. The alternate captain recently became the third Wildcat in as many seasons to have 20-plus goals in a season. He ranks first in Hockey East in goals with 20 and is tied for the league lead in game-winning goals with four. Moses ranks fourth in the league in scoring with 31 points (20g, 11a). In his overall career, Moses has played in 140 games with 94 points on 45 goals and 49 assists. The Wildcats have a storied tradition in the Walter Brown Award history that includes eight former Wildcats that have earned the honor, including Bob Miller (1977), Ralph Cox (1979), Ty Conklin (2001), Mike Ayers (2003), Steve Saviano (2004), Kevin Regan (2008) and more recently, Bobby Butler (2010).
Playoff Picture: UNH sits in seventh place after a three-point weekend. The Wildcats trail sixth-place Providence by one point with the Friars holding one game in hand. New Hampshire has a four-point lead over Northeastern and Massachusetts, but each team has a game in hand against the Wildcats. UNH has made the Hockey East playoffs in 23-straight seasons, including having home-ice advantage in 15-straight season coming into this year.
Block Party: Austin Block registered a career-high two goals on Friday night against Northeastern.
Four-Game Streak: UNH is on a four-game unbeaten streak for the second time this season. Earlier this season, the 'Cats had a six-game unbeaten streak that spanned 10-22-to-11-12.
A Score of Scores for Moses: Stevie Moses became the third Wildcat in as many years to have 20-plus goals in a season. Since 2005 only four players have 20-plus goals in a season at UNH.
Stevie Moses - 20 goals - 2011-12
Paul Thompson - 28 goals - 2010-11
Bobby Butler - 29 goals - 2009-10
Trevor Smith - 21 goals - 2006-07
496 for Umile: Head Coach Dick Umile with 496 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.
Sorkin with Points in Eight of Last 10 Games: Nick Sorkin has points in eight of the last 10 games. He has with 10 assists in that span including an assist against Northeastern on Friday night.
Moses at 94 and Counting: Stevie Moses with 94 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.
Close Calls/Eight One-Goal Games in Last 10: UNH has played in eight one-goal games since January inlcuding four overtime contests. The 'Cats are 4-4-0 in those games including three overtime losses and a loss in the waning seconds at BC.
Protecting the Lead: The Wildcats are 12-1-0 when leading after two periods. UNH is 9-2-0 when leading after one period.
Youth Served: Two freshmen rank in the top six in scoring for New Hampshire. Grayson Downing is the leader in rookie scoring with 20 points in 27 games. Additionally, Downing's nine goals are second on the team. Here is a look at recent successes among UNH freshmen compared to this year's top duo.
Players Year G-A-P
Grayson Downing 2011-12 9-11-20 (27 gp)
Trevor van Riemsdyk 2011-12 2-13-15 (28 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)
SCORING BY CLASS: 2011-12 breakdown of scoring by class.
Class G-A-P G-A-P %.
Seniors: 32-29-61 37%-19%-25%
Juniors: 25-38-63 29%-24%-26%
Sophomores: 16-57-73 18%-37%-30%
Freshmen: 14-32-46 16%-21%-19%
'CATS IN THE PROS: Here is a listing of former Wildcats playing professional hockey:
Bobby Butler: Ottawa Senators (NHL)
Mike Beck: Vita Hasten (Sweden)
Matt Campanale: Elmira Jackals (ECHL)
Joe Charlebois: Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL)
Greg Collins: Riessersee SC (2.GBun)
Ty Conklin: Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Phil DeSimone: Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL)
Matt Dzieduszycki: Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams (DEL)
Matt Fornataro: Norfolk Admirals (AHL)
Brian Foster: Florida Panthers (NHL)
Jamie Fritsch: Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL)
Darren Haydar: Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Brett Hemingway: Wichita Thunder (CHL)
Colin Hemingway: Wichita Thunder (CHL)
Kevin Kapstad: Landshut Cannibals (2.GBun)
Blake Kessel: Adirondack Phantoms (AHL)
Jason Krog: HV71 Jonkoping (Elitserien)
Peter LeBlanc: Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Nathan Martz: Storhamar (Norway)
Jacob Micflikier: Hershey Bears (AHL)
Jerry Pollastrone: Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL)
Josh Prudden: Sterzing/Vipiteno (Italy)
Mike Radja: Houston Aeros (AHL)
Kevin Regan: Valpellice (Italy)
Steve Saviano: Vaxjo HC (Elitserien)
Mike Sislo: Albany Devils (AHL)
Trevor Smith: Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
Garrett Stafford: Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL)
Craig Switzer: AaB (Denmark)
Paul Thompson: Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)
James van Riemsdyk: Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
Daniel Winnik: Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
Home vs. Away: UNH is 8-6-0 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 8-6-0 3-7-3 1-1-0
Goals For 48 (3.4) 31 (2.4) 8 (4.0)
Goals Against 35 (2.5) 45 (3.5) 6 (3.0)
GMs w/ 5+ goal 4 2 0
Power Play 23.4% 14.0% 28.6%
Penalty Kill 85.7% 82.6% 62.5%
Wins vs. Losses: UNH is averaging almost four goals a game in wins and allowing just 1.3. Here is a look at stats in wins versus losses.
Record 12-0-0 0-14-0
Goals For 47 (3.9) 32 (2.3)
Goals Against 16 (1.3) 62 (4.4)
GMs w/ 5+ goal 4 2
Power Play 30.8% (12-43) 11.8% (6-41)
Penalty Kill 96.7% (30-31) 70.2% (33-47)
Top Scorers Moses (15-2-17) Downing (3-7-10)
Sorkin (1-16-17) Sorkin (3-7-10)
Goumas (2-14-16) Moses (4-5-9)
TO THIS POINT LAST YEAR: A comparison through 29 games between this season and the last two seasons.
09-10 10-11 11-12
Record 15-10-4 18-7-4 12-14-3
HE Record 14-5-3 16-4-2 9-11-2
Goals scored 101 106 87
Goals scored/PG 3.48 3.65 3.00
Goals Allowed 94 72 86
Goals Allowed/PG 3.24 2.48 2.97
Shots 878 998 953
Shots Allowed 967 911 865
Power Play 16.6% 20.4% 19.0%
(21-126) (26-127) (20-105)
Penalty Kill 78.5% 81.5% 82.0%
(95-121) (84-103) (73-89)
Top 3 Scorers Butler Thompson Moses
23-20-43 24-21-45 20-11-31
Kessel Sislo Sorkin
6-25-31 10-29-39 6-24-30
Thomp. DeSimone Goumas
15-16-31 7-26-32 6-18-24
Wildcats Among National Leaders (Thru 2/13): Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual Rank Stats Points Per Game:
Stevie Moses 38th 1.07 ppg
Nick Sorkin 44th 1.03 ppg
Goals Per Game:
Stevie Moses 6th 0.69 gpg
Assists Per Game:
Nick Sorkin 15th 0.83 apg
Kevin Goumas 43rd 0.64 apg
Power Play Goals:
Stevie Moses 18th 7 ppg
Short Handed Goals:
Kevin Goumas 10th 2 shg
Stevie Moses 26th 1 shg
Nick Sorkin 26th 1 shg
Stevie Moses 8th 4 gwg
Grayson Downing 23rd 0.74 ppg
Goals Against Average
Casey DeSmith 8th 2.05
Casey DeSmith 5th .932
Scoring Offense 21st 3.00
Scoring Defense 39th 2.97
Scoring Margin 36th 0.03
Power Play 31st 18.7
Penalty Kill 27th 82.0
Combined Special Teams 46th 47.9
Among the League Leaders (Thru 2/13): Where some of the Wildcats rank in Hockey East.
Player All Games HE Games
Points Stevie Moses 3rd (30 pts) 16th (17 pts)
Stevie Moses 4th (31 pts) 17th (18 pts)
Nick Sorkin 7th (30 pts) 25th (17 pts)
Kevin Goumas 21st (24 pts) 43rd (14 pts)
Goals Stevie Moses 1st (20 g) 8th (10 g)
Assists Nick Sorkin 3rd (24 a) 9th (15 a)
Kevin Goumas 13th (18 a) 22nd (11 a)
PP Points Stevie Moses 11th (11 pts) 24th (7 pts)
Nick Sorkin 11th (11 pts) 24th (7 pts)
PP Goals Stevie Moses 7th (7 ppg) 12th (4 ppg)
Nick Sorkin 18th (4 ppg) 26th (2 ppg)
SH Points Kevin Goumas 6th (4 shp) 10th (1 shp)
Stevie Moses 11th (2 shp) n/a
Nick Sorkin 21st (1 shp) n/a
T. van Riemsdyk 21st (1 shp) n/a
SH Goals Kevin Goumas 4th (2 shg) 5th (1 shg)
Nick Sorkin 11th (1 shg) n/a
Stevie Moses 11th (1 shg) n/a
Game Winning Goals
Stevie Moses 1st (4 gwg) 5th (2 gwg)
Kevin McCarey n/a 5th (2 gwg)
Def. Scoring T.van Riemsdyk 10th (15 pts) 22nd (7 pts)
Damon Kipp 19th (12 pts) 15th (8 pts)
Freshman Scor. Grayson Downing 6th (20 pts) 10th (8 pts)
T. van Riemsdyk 8th (15 pts) 17th (7 pts)
Casey Thrush 16th (10 pts) 9th (11 pts)
Goals Against Average
Casey DeSmith 2nd 2.05 2nd (2.14)
Casey DeSmith 2nd .932 3rd (.931)
Where UNH is Ranked in Hockey East (Thru 2/13):
Overall HE games
Goals/per game 3.00/6th 2.55/9th
GAA 2.97/7th 2.77/5th
Power Play 19.0/5th 16.0/9th
Penalty Kill 82.0/4th 84.1/3rd
Special Teams Net +5/5th 0/5th
1st Period Scoring 34/1st 24/1st
2nd Period Scoring 28/5th 18/7th
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 advan`ced 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
2/13 NR NR 7th
THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USCHO.com Division I Men's Hockey Poll (Feb. 13)
Rk. School (FPV) Record Points Lst Wk.
1 Ferris State (27) 20- 8-4 940 6
2 Boston University (6) 17- 9-1 905 1
3 Boston College (13) 18-10-1 869 5
4 Minnesota-Duluth (1) 19- 7-4 856 3
5 Michigan (1) 18-10-4 814 4
6 Massachusetts-Lowell (1) 19- 8-0 747 7
7 Minnesota (1) 19-11-1 692 2
8 Union 17- 6-7 607 11
9 Merrimack 15- 7-6 563 8
10 Denver 17- 9-4 548 14
11 Maine 17- 9-3 497 12
12 Cornell 13- 6-6 457 13
13 Notre Dame 16-13-3 333 9
14 North Dakota 16-11-2 298 16
15 Colorado College 15-11-2 296 10
16 Michigan State 16-12-4 274 17
17 Ohio State 15-11-5 209 15
18 Western Michigan 15-12-5 150 18
19 Miami 17-13-2 147 20
20 Northern Michigan 14-10-6 132 19
Others receiving votes: Colgate 107, Lake Superior 26, Air Force 23, Quinnipiac 5, Bemidji State 2, Nebraska-Omaha 2, St. Cloud State 1.
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's Hockey Poll (Feb. 13)
Rk. Team, Points (FPV) Last Poll Record Weeks
1 Ferris State University, 476 (20) 5 20-8-4 14
2 Boston University, 446 (4) 2 17-9-1 16
3 Minnesota Duluth, 443 (3) 3 19-7-4 19
4 Boston College, 418 (6) 4 18-10-1 19
5 University of Michigan, 366 (1) 6 18-10-4 15
6 UMass Lowell, 335 7 19-8-0 7
7 University of Minnesota, 310 1 19-11-1 18
8 Union College, 251 11 17-6-7 17
9 Merrimack College, 223 8 15-7-6 18
10 University of Denver, 209 14 17-9-4 18
11 University of Maine, 166 12 17-9-3 4
12 Cornell University, 156 13 13-6-6 9
13 University of Notre Dame, 80 9 16-13-3 19
14 Colorado College, 59 10 15-11-2 19
15 University of North Dakota, 48 15 16-11-2 7
Others receiving votes: Michigan State University, 42; Colgate University, 12; Ohio State University, 12; Miami University, 9; Northern Michigan University, 9; United States Air Force Academy, 4; University of Nebraska Omaha, 3; Western Michigan University, 3.
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 Northeastern WBIN W, 3-2
Feb. 11 at Merrimack NESN T, 1-1 OT
Feb. 17 Vermont WBIN 7 p.m.
NESN FLEX GAMES WILL BE DETERMINED TWO WEEKS OUT
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
Stevie Moses Walter Brown semifinalist 2/14
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.