No. 5 Men's Hockey Travels to UMass-Lowell & No. 11 Boston University This Weekend

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No. 5/6 UNH (6-1-1, 4-1-1 Hockey East)
at Mass.-Lowell (2-4-1, 1-3-1 HE)
Friday, Nov. 16 -- 7 p.m. - Tsongas Center (6,226) | Lowell, Mass.

at No. 11/11 Boston U. (5-3-0, 4-2-0 HE)
Sunday, Nov. 18 -- 1 p.m. - Agganis Arena (6,300) | Boston, Mass.

Wildcat Sports Radio Network
Friday, Nov. 16 - 7:00 p.m. (6:30 pregame show)
Dan Parkhurst (Play by Play), Pete Webster (Analyst)
WGIR-610 AM (Manchester)-Flagship Station

Sunday, Nov. 18 - 1:00 p.m. (12:30 pregame show)
Dan Parkhurst (Play by Play), Pete Webster (Analyst)
WGIR-610 AM (Manchester)-Flagship Station

Scouting the River Hawks: UMass.-Lowell enters Friday's game with UNH with a 2-4-1 overall mark and a 1-3-1 mark in Hockey East. The River Hawks earned their first league win on Friday night with a 2-1 win over Maine, while the Black Bears bounced back with a 4-3 win to earn their first league win on Saturday night in Lowell. UML has struggle a bit offensively averaging just under two goals per game, but have allowed just 2.71 goals against. Offensively, Josh Holmstrom has a team-high five points on three goals and two assists, while three other skaters have four points on the young season. Hockey East first team netminder Doug Carr is once again between the pipes for UML. The junior is 2-3-1 with a 2.25 GAA and a .911 save percentage.

Series History with UMass.-Lowell: The Wildcats lead the all-time series with the River Hawks at 55-32-15 in 102 all-time meetings between the two schools dating back to Dec. 6, 1983.Mass.-Lowell won the season series last year on the heels of a home-and-home sweep in early December. The River Hawks went on to the Frozen Four last season. UNH won the first meeting at home 5-0, while UML earned wins of 3-2 and 5-3 to close out the series. The win at the Whitt for the River Hawks was the first since 2003 and broke a string of 12 games without a win (9-0-3). Coach Umile owns a 48-21-10 all-time record against the River Hawks in his coaching career. John Henrion is the active leader in scoring against the River Hawks with six points (3g, 3a) in seven games. No goalies on the active roster have seen time against the River Hawks.

 



SCORING LEADERS VS. THE RIVER HAWKS:
Player    GP    G-A-P
John Henrion    7    3-3-6
Greg Burke    8    1-4-5
Austin Block    9    1-4-5
Brett Kostolansky    9    1-3-4
Casey Thrush    3    2-2-4
Kevin Goumas    5    0-3-3
Jeff Silengo    4    1-2-3
Connor Hardowa    9    0-3-3
Dalton Speelman    7    1-1-2
Justin Agosta    3    1-1-2
Grayson Downing    3    0-1-1
Nick Sorkin    6    0-1-1
Eric Knodel    3    0-1-1
Scott Pavelski    3    0-0-0
Trevor van Riemsdyk    3    0-0-0
Jay Camper    1    0-0-0
Matt Willows    1    0-0-0
Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
no active goalies with action against UMass-Lowell

Scouting Boston University: No. 11 Boston University enters the weekend with a 5-3-0 record overall and a 4-2-0 mark in Hockey East. The Terriers will travel to Vermont on Friday before welcoming in the Wildcats on Sunday afternoon. BU is coming off a weekend split with a 3-1 win at Merrimack on Friday and a 4-2 loss on Sunday against Boston College.  The Terriers are averaging 3.00 goals per game and allowing 2.62 per contest.  Sophomore Cason Hohmann is leading the way offensively for BU with 10 points on three goals and seven assists, while Wade Megan is the team's leading goal scorer with five goals and three assists in eight games. In net, the Terriers have used a pair of freshmen with Matt O'Connor seeing the majority of action. O'Connor has played in seven of the team's eight games with six starts. His one relief appearance came in a no decision at the Whitt on Oct. 20. He is 5-1-0 with a 1.88 GAA and a .938 save percentage. Sean Maguire made the start in Durham on Oct. 20. He is 0-2-0 with a 4.61 GAA and a .854 save percentage in two games played.

Series History vs. Boston U.:Boston University leads the all-time series with UNH 101-48-19 in 168 all-time meetings between the two schools dating back to Feb. 5, 1925. The Wildcats won the first game of this year's series 4-1 at the Whitt on Oct. 20. Coach Umile owns a 28-37-9 all-time record against Boston University.  The Wildcats have enjoyed success at Agganis Arena with a 6-6-3 mark all time at Jack Parker Rink. Connor Hardowa is the active leading career Wildcat scorer against BU with five points in 13 games. Casey DeSmith is 2-3-0, with a 2.42 GAA and a .924 save percentage in his career against the Terriers.

SCORING LEADERS VS. THE TERRIERS:
Player    GP    G-A-P
Connor Hardowa     13    1-4-5
Nick Sorkin    10    3-1-4
Kevin Goumas                 10                1-3-4
Brett Kostolansky    14    1-2-3
Greg Burke                 8    3-0-3
John Henrion    13    3-0-3
Casey Thrush                 4                2-1-3
Matt Willows                 6                 0-3-3
Grayson Downing     6     1-2-3
Trevor van Riemsdyk     7     1-1-2
Austin Block                 14                 0-2-2
Dalton Speelman     10    0-2-2
Scott Pavelski                 6                 1-0-1
Eric Knodel                 7                 1-0-1
Justin Agosta                 7                0-1-1
Dan Correale    1    0-1-1
Jeff Silengo                 8               0-0-0
Jay Camper                 2                 0-0-0
Brett Pesce    1    0-0-0
Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
DeSmtih     5/346:27    14     2.42    2-3-0     170     .924
 
DeSmith's Game-by-Game vs. the Terriers
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
12-8-11         59:23     L     32     2     34
3-9-12        82:00    W    32    2    34
3-10-12        58:22    L    32    4    36
3-11-12        86:42    L    50    5    55
11-10-12        60:00    W    24    1    25
Total:         346:27     2-3-0     170     14     184

Block Leads Hockey East in Goals; Fourth Nationally: Austin Block has four goals in the last two games. After posting just 10 goals over his first three seasons, he leads Hockey East and ranks fourth nationally with seven goals.

Great Starts: UNH improved to 6-1-1 with a 4-0 win over Vermont on Saturday night at the Whittemore Center. The Wildcats are off to their best start since the 2003-04 season when the squad had a matching 6-1-1 record through eight games.
Records of 6-1-1 or Better Under Coach Umile:
Year        Start    Final        Result
2012-13        6-1-1    -------        -----------
2003-04        6-1-1    20-15-6        NCAA Regionals
1998-98        7-1-1    31-7-3        National Finalist
1993-94        8-1-0    25-12-3        NCAA Regional FInals
1991-92        8-0-0    22-13-2        NCAA Regionals

No Place Like Home; Matches Best Home Start at the Whitt: UNH is a perfect 5-0-0 at home this season. They have outscored opponents 21-9 in those  contests. It's just the second time in the history of the Whittemore Center the team has gone 5-0-0 or better out of the gate. In 2004-05, the team went 12-0-0 over the first dozen games. That squad went to to finish 16-3-0.
Great Starts at the Whittemore Center; Record Before First Loss
1998-99        18-0-1        18-0-1
2000-01        3-0-0        12-5-3
2003-04        5-0-1        13-5-1
2004-05        12-0-0        16-3-0
2008-09        5-0-1        12-4-2
2010-11        4-0-3        11-4-4
2012-13        5-0-0        --------

DeSmith Posts Second Consecutive Shutout: The shut out was the third of the season and second in as many games for Casey DeSmith. He became the first UNH netminder to post back-to-back shutouts since Kevin Regan did so on March 8-9, 2007 against Providence in the Hockey East quarterfinals.

DeSmith Ranks in the Top 3 Nationally in Every Goaltending Category: Casey DeSmith is riding a 118:52-minute scoreless streak. Additionally, he leads Hockey East and ranks second in the nation in save percentage (.953) and shutouts (3). He is first in Hockey East and third nationally in goals against average (1.36). He owns a microscopic 0.98 GAA and .968 save percentage in league play.

'Cats Own Nation's Best Defense: UNH ranks first nationally in team defense, allowing just 1.38 goals per game. The 'Cats have allowed just 11 goals in eight games this season including three shutouts and have allowed three goals or fewer in all eight games.

UNH Breaks Into Top 5 Nationally: The Wildcats currently ranks fifth in the nation in the USCHO.com Top 20 poll. It marks the first time since Jan. 10, 2011 the team was ranked in the top five nationally.

Better than Marginal Results: The Wildcats ranks fourth in the country in scoring margin +1.88.

Righteous Kills: UNH's penalty kill is third nationally at 93.1 percent and two shorthanded goals for compared to two power play goals against. The Wildcats have killed off 27-of-29 power play opportunities by their opponents.

UNH's Power Play Powers Wins: UNH has a power play goal in all six wins this season. The only two games they were held without a power play goal were the team's scoreless tie and an overtime 2-1 loss at UMass.

Four Score and Six Wins Ago: New Hampshire has scored four or more goals in all six wins this season.

Goumas Leads Hockey East in Assists; Third Nationally: Kevin Goumas ranks first in Hockey East and third in the country in assists per game at 1.12.

Hey Man Nice Shot: John Henrion has a league-high 36 shots on net. His closest competition Johnny Gaudreau (34) and Cody Ferriero (34) have both played one more game than Henrion.

Hit 'Em With Your Best Shot: UNH is 6-0-1when outshooting its opponents.

On the Road Again, And Again, And Again: UNH is four game into its stretch of playing eight of the next nine games on the road. The team's next four games will be away from the friendly confines of the Whittemore Center.
The ROAD Ahead
OCT.    27    Sat.    @ No. 15 Northeastern*     T, 0-0 (OT)
NOV.    2    Fri.     @ Massachusetts*        L, 1-2 (OT)
    4    Sun.    @ Maine*            W, 4-0
    10    Sat.    VERMONT*         W, 4-0
    16    Fri.    @ Mass.-Lowell*        7:30 PM
    18    Sun.    @ Boston U. *        5:00 PM
    23    Fri.    @ Colorado Coll.         9:37 PM
    24    Sat.    @ Denver         9:07 PM
 
Scoring by Class: 2012-13 breakdown of scoring by class.
Class    G-A-P    G-A-P %.
Seniors:    14-13-27    54-27-36
Juniors:    8-19-27    31-40-36
Sophomores:    4-15-19    15-31-26
Freshmen:    0-1-1    0-2-1   

Wildcats Among National Leaders (Thru 11/12): Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual         Rank         Stats    
Points Per Game:    
Kevin Goumas                        24th    1.25 ppg
Goals Per Game:                   
Austin Block    4th        0.88 gpa
Assists Per Game:
Kevin Goumas             3rd       1.12 apg
Connor Hardowa        8th        1.00  apg
Power Play Goals:
Austin Block        5th     3 ppg
Eric Knodel    22nd    2 ppg
Game-Winning Goals:
Austin Block                            4th                     2 gwg
Points Per Game (Defensemen):
Connor Hardowa    5th    1.00 ppg
Trevor van Riemsdyk            5th                  1.00 ppg
Goals Against Average:
Casey DeSmith           3rd           1.36 gaa
Save Percentage:
Casey DeSmith         2nd          .953
Winning Percentage:
Casey DeSmith    6th    .812
Shutouts:
Casey DeSmith    2nd    3
Team
Scoring Offense          14th               3.25 ggm
Scoring Defense         1st        1.38 ggm
Scoring Margin            4th         1.88
Power Play                   24th       19.4 pct
Penalty Kill                   3rd        93.1 pct
Combined Special Teams   16th       52.3 pct
Team Winning Percentage    4th    .812

Among the League Leaders (Thru 11/12): Where some of the Wildcats rank in Hockey East.
        Player    All Games    HE Games
Points:        Kevin Goumas         3rd (10 pts)    6th (8 pts)
        Austin Block             9th (8 pts)    10th (6 pts)
        Connor Hardowa     9th (8 pts)    NR
        T. van Riemsdyk       9th (8 pts)         10th (5 pts)
Goals:       Austin Block        1st (7 g)        1st (5 g)
Assists:       Kevin Goumas     1st (9 a)    2nd (7a)
        Connor Hardowa  2nd (8 a)              NR
PP Points:             Austin Block      8th (3 pts)    NR
        Eric Knodel    8th (3 pts)    NR
PP Goals:     Austin Block     2nd (3 g)    3rd (2g)
        Eric Knodel           2nd (2 g)    3rd (2g)
SH Goals:     T. van Riemsdyk     1st (1 shg)    NR
        Grayson Downing1st (1 shg)    1st (1 g)
GW Goals:     Austin Block       2nd (2 g)    4th (1g)
Def. Scoring:     Connor Hardowa     1st (8 pts)      4th (5 pts)
        T. van Riemsdyk    1st (8 pts)    8th (4 pts)
Plus-Minus:     Connor Hardowa     4th (+8)        NR
        T. van Riemsdyk       4th (+8)       6th (+6)
        Kevin Goumas    8th (+7)    NR
Shots on Goal:
        John Henrion    1st (36)    3rd (26)
Goals Against Average:
        Casey DeSmith     1st (1.36)    1st (0.98)
Save Percentage:
        Casey DeSmith      1st (.953)    1st (.968)
Winning Percentage:
        Casey DeSmith    3rd (.812)    3rd (.750)

Where UNH is Ranked in Hockey East (Thru 11/12):
    Overall                 HE games
Scoring Offense       3.25/2nd    2.83/4th
Scoring Defense            1.38/1st    1.00/1st
Power Play         19.4/4th    19.2/4th
Penalty Kill         93.1/1st     94.7/1st
Special Teams Net         +6/1st      +5/2nd
1st Period Scoring          11/2nd       8/2nd
2nd Period Scoring       8/3rd       5/T-4th
3rd Period Scoring        7/4th          3/5th
Overtime Scoring           n/a             n/a

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
9/24            RV    NP    4th (pre)
10/1            NP    RV    4th (pre)
10/8            RV    RV    4th (pre)
10/15        RV    15    5th
10/22        11    12    3rd
10/29        10    9    3rd
11/5            9    9    2nd
11/12            5    2nd    

THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USCHO.com Division I Men's Hockey Poll (Nov. 12)
Rk.    School    (FPV)    Record    Points    Lst Wk.
 1     Boston College                (50)        8- 1-0      1000         1
 2     Denver                                    7- 1-0       934         3
 3     Minnesota                                 6- 2-1       890         2
 4     Miami                                     6- 2-2       817         5
 5     New Hampshire                         6- 1-1       734         9
 6     North Dakota                              4- 3-1       696         6
 7     Union                                    6- 2-1       665         8
 8     Notre Dame                                6- 3-0       646         7
 9     Western Michigan                      5- 2-1       605        10
10    Cornell                                   3- 2-1       525         4
11    Boston University                     5- 3-0       514        11
12     Dartmouth                                 5- 0-1       385        NR
13     Michigan                                  4- 4-1       362        12
14     Colorado College                      7- 3-0       343        19
15     St. Cloud State                           6- 4-0       327        15
16     St. Lawrence                              5- 2-1       228        13
17     Harvard                                   3- 2-0       211        14
18     Nebraska-Omaha                        6- 3-1       149        NR
19     Northern Michigan                     4- 4-2       130        16
20     Ferris State                              4- 4-2        85        18
Others receiving votes: Massachusetts-Lowell 64, Alaska 36, Niagara 33, Yale 24, Holy Cross 22, Quinnipiac 22, Ohio State 12, Providence 12, Massachusetts 7, Lake Superior 5, Northeastern 5, Minnesota-Duluth 4, Merrimack 3, Michigan State 2, Minnesota State 1, Princeton 1.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's Hockey Poll (Nov. 12)
Rk.      Team, Points  (FPV)    Last Poll    Record  Weeks
1    Boston College, 510 (34)        1    8-1-0    7
2    University of Denver, 461    3    7-1-0    7
3    University of Minnesota, 441    2    6-2-1    7
4    Miami University, 402        5    6-2-2    7
5     University of North Dakota, 317    6    4-3-1    7
6    New Hampshire, 307        9    6-1-1    4
7    University of Notre Dame, 280    8    6-3-0    7
8    Union College, 275        7    6-2-1    7
9    Western Michigan University, 244    10    5-2-1    7
10    Cornell University, 192        4    3-2-1    7
11    Boston University, 172        12    5-3-0    7
12    Dartmouth College, 127        NR    5-0-1    1
13     University of Michigan, 126    11    4-4-1    7
14    Colorado College, 65        NR    7-3-0    1
15    St. Cloud State University, 58    NR    6-4-0    1
Others receiving votes: Harvard University, 41; St. Lawrence University, 34; University of Nebraska-Omaha, 12; Northern Michigan University, 7; College of the Holy Cross, 3; UMass-Lowell, 3; Ferris State University, 1; Niagara University, 1; Yale University, 1

UNH Wildcat Productions Signs Multi-Sport Deals with WBIN & FOX College Sports: The University of New Hampshire athletic department announced a 15-game multi-sport package to air live on WBIN-TV & FOX College Sports. UNH Wildcat Productions will produce the games along with production partner Pack Network. Wildcat Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports, manages the comprehensive multimedia rights for UNH Athletics. The 15-game package will feature eight men's ice hockey games as well as three men's basketball games and a pair of games each for women's basketball and women's ice hockey. The first broadcast will be Friday, Oct. 12 when the men's hockey team takes on St. Cloud State University (7:30 p.m.). UNH Wildcat Productions broadcasts home games for 12 of its 20 varsity sports via UNHWildcats.tv. All told, UNH will produce over 100 games, including the 15 on WBIN & FCS.

UNH Hockey on Television(Subject to change or additional):
DATE    GAME    Time/Result
Fri. Oct. 12     vs. St. Cloud St.     W, 5-3    
    Live Well Network | FOX College Sports Pacific
Sat. Oct. 20     vs. Boston U.     W, 4-1    
    WBIN | FOX College Sports Pacific
Fri. Oct. 26     vs. Northeastern     W, 4-3    
    WBIN | FOX College Sports Atlantic
Fri. Nov. 30     vs. UMass-Lowell     7:30 p.m.             WBIN | FOX College Sports Central
Sat. Jan. 5     vs. Rensselaer     7:00 p.m.             WBIN | FOX College Sports Atlantic
Fri. Jan. 11     at Boston College     7:00 p.m.             NESN
Sat. Feb. 2     vs. Merrimack     7:00 p.m.             WBIN | FOX College Sports Atlantic
Fri. Feb. 8     at Providence     7:00 p.m.             Cox  Communications
Sun. Feb. 10     vs. Providence     4:00 p.m.             CBS Sports
Fri. Feb. 22     at Vermont     7:00 p.m.             NESN
Sat. Feb 23     at Vermont     4:00 p.m.             CBS Sports
Fri. Mar. 1     vs. Massachusetts     7:30 p.m.             WBIN | FOX College Sports Atlantic
Sat. Mar. 2     vs. Massachusetts     7:00 p.m.             WBIN | FOX College Sports Atlantic
Fri. Mar. 8     vs. Maine     7:30 p.m.             NBC Sports

'CATS IN THE PROS: Here is a listing of former Wildcats playing professional hockey:
Bobby Butler: Albany Devils (AHL)
Mike Beck: Frisk Asker (Norway)
Matt Campanale: Elmira Jackals (ECHL)
Joe Charlebois: Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL)
Greg Collins: Eindhoven Kemphanen (Netherlands)
Phil DeSimone: Albany Devils (AHL)
Matt Di Girolamo: Trenton Titans (ECHL)
Matt Dzieduszycki: Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams (DEL)
Matt Fornataro: Västerås (Allsvenskan)
Brian Foster: San Antonio Rampage (AHL)
Jamie Fritsch: Abbotsford Heat (AHL)
Lanny Gare: Lausitzer Fuchse (Germany2)
Darren Haydar: Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Kevin Kapstad: Leksand (Allsvenskan)
Blake Kessel: Adirondack Phantoms (AHL)
Damon Kipp: Providence Bruins (AHL)
Jason Krog:  HV71 (ET)
Peter LeBlanc: Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Nathan Martz: Storhamar (Norway)
Kevin McCarey: Elmira Jackals (ECHL)
Jacob Micflikier: Biel (NLA)
Steve Moses: Jokerit (ET)
Jerry Pollastrone: Friesland Flyers (Netherlands)
Nick Poole: Milton Keynes Lightning (EPIHL)
Josh Prudden: Tilburg Trappers (Netherlands)
Mike Radja: Nippon Paper Cranes (Asia League)
Kevin Regan: Valpellice (Italy)
Steve Saviano: Vaxjo (Elitserien)
Mike Sislo: Albany Devils (AHL)
Trevor Smith: Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins (AHL)
Garrett Stafford: Hershey Bears (AHL)
Craig Switzer: HC Innsbruck (Austria)
Paul Thompson: Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins (AHL)
James van Riemsdyk: Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Daniel Winnik: Anaheim Ducks (NHL)

ALL IN THE FAMILY: Junior forward Scott Pavelski is the younger brother of  Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks while sophomore defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk is the younger brother of former wildcat and current Toronto Maple Leaf forward James van Riemsdyk.

'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 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 WPKX-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 WNTK-FM 99.7 (New London), 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 sixth-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
Dalton Speelman    HE Player of the Week    10/15
Casey DeSmith    HE co-Defensive Player of the Week    10/22
Casey DeSmith    HE co-Defensive Player of the Week    10/29
Casey DeSmith    HE Goaltender of the Month    October
Casey DeSmith    HE Defensive Player of the Week    11/5

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.

NCAA Northeast Regional Tickets Now On Sale: The University of New Hampshire athletic department and the NCAA announced that tickets for the 2013 NCAA Northeast Regional on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 hosted by UNH and the Verizon Wireless Arena are now on sale. Tickets for the three-game package range from $55-$75. Game times will be announced at a later time. To purchase tickets in person, please visit the Whittemore Center or Verizon Wireless Arena box offices. To purchase tickets by phone, call 1-800-745-3000 or visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0100491F81FE34B9 or  www.verizonwirelessarena.com to  order tickets online.

'Cats Picked Fourth in Preseason Coaches' Poll: UNH was voted fourth in the Hockey East Preseason Coaches' Poll, which was announced Tuesday afternoon at the league's annual media day at Legends Restaurant at the TD Garden. The Wildcats racked up 64 points, including one first place vote, to give them the fourth place standing. New Hampshire has been picked third in the last two preseason polls and finished in the top three in Hockey East five of the last six seasons, including three regular-season titles in that span.
2012-2013 Hockey East Preseason Coaches Poll
Rk.         Team (FPV)                 Pts
1.            Boston College (9)                90
2.            UMass-Lowell                74
3.            Boston University                73
4.            New Hampshire (1)            63                       
5.            Maine                    56
6.            Northeastern                44
               Providence                    44           
8.            Merrimack                    38                       
9.            Massachusetts                35           
10.          Vermont                    23      

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