No. 2 Men's Hockey Enters Into Home-and-Home Series with UMass-Lowell (FRI | 7:30 | WBIN - FOX College Sports) (SAT | 7:00)

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No. 2/2 UNH (9-1-2, 6-1-1 Hockey East) vs. UMass-Lowell (4-5-1, 2-4-1 HE)
Friday, Nov. 30 -- 7:30p.m.  - Whittemore Center (6,501) | Durham, N.H.
Saturday, Dec. 1 -- 7:00 p.m. - Tsongas Center (6,226)  | Lowell, Mass.

Friday, Nov. 30 - 7:30 p.m.  | WBIN, FOX College Sports
Dan Parkhurst (Play by Play), Pete Webster (Analyst)

Wildcat Sports Radio Network

Friday, Nov. 30 - 7:30 p.m.  (7:00 p.m. pregame show)
Nate Bridges (Play by Play), Rob Dally (Analyst)
Flagship Stations: WGIR-610 AM (Manchester)
The Wave - 96.7 FM (Portsmouth) - The Sports Animal 930 AM (Rochester)
Saturday, Dec. 1 - 7:00 p.m.  (6:30 p.m. pregame show)
Dan Parkhurst (Play by Play), Pete Webster (Analyst)
Flagship Stations: WGIR-610 AM (Manchester)
The Wave - 96.7 FM (Portsmouth) - The Sports Animal 930 AM (Rochester)

Scouting the River Hawks: UMass.-Lowell enters the weekend series with UNH 4-5-1 overall with a 2-4-1 mark in Hockey East. The River Hawks enter the weekend winners of two straight. They captured a convincing 8-2 win at UMass and defeated Princeton 3-1, most recently.  Offensively, UML is led by juniors Joseph Pendenza and Josh Holmstrom. Both players have eight points this season.In net Doug Carr has seen the majority of action. He is 3-4-1 with a 2.31 GAA and a .912 save percentage. However, last weekend against Princeton freshman Connor Hellebuyck got his second career start in a 3-1 win. Hellebuyck is 1-1-0 with a 3.27 GAA and an .882 save percentage.

Series History with UMass.-Lowell: The Wildcats lead the all-time series with the River Hawks at 56-32-15 in 103 all-time meetings between the two schools dating back to Dec. 6, 1983. UNH won this year's first and only meeting with Mass.-Lowell, 3-0, down at Tsongas Center. Coach Umile owns a 49-21-10 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 eight games. Casey DeSmith is 1-0-0 with a perfect 1.000 save percentage and a 0.00 goals against average stopping all 23 shots he faced in a 3-0 win on Nov. 16, 2012.

Scoring Leaders vs. The River Hawks :
Player    GP    G-A-P
John Henrion    8    3-3-6
Greg Burke    9    1-4-5
Austin Block    10    1-4-5
Brett Kostolansky    10    1-3-4
Casey Thrush    4    2-2-4
Kevin Goumas    5    0-3-3
Jeff Silengo    6    1-2-3
Connor Hardowa    10    0-3-3
Dalton Speelman    8    1-1-2
Justin Agosta    4    1-1-2
Grayson Downing    4    0-1-1
Nick Sorkin    7    0-1-1
Eric Knodel    4    0-1-1
Scott Pavelski    4    0-0-0
Trevor van Riemsdyk    4    0-0-0
Jay Camper    2    0-0-0
Matt Willows    1    0-0-0
Dan Correale    1    0-0-0
Brett Pesce    1    0-0-0
Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
DeSmith         1/60:00    1          0            1-0-0       23     100%

DeSmith's Game-by-Game vs. the River Hawks
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
11-16-12         60:00     W     23     0     23

'Cats Match Best Start in Program History: UNH has matched its best start in program history. The 1968-69 team was 10-2-0 over the first 12 games, while this year's squad is 9-1-2 becoming the one team in program history with just one loss over the first 12 games.

Goumas Wins Hockey East Player of the Week: Kevin Goumas was named Hockey East Athletic Republic Player of the Week for the first time this season. This is Goumas' first time receiving the Hockey East Player of the Week honor in his collegiate career and becomes the first UNH player to win this award since Dalton Speelman did so Oct. 15. Goumas registered seven points over the weekend (3.5 ppg) against a pair of nationally-ranked foes in Colorado. Goumas had a pair of assists in Friday night's 4-4 tie at Colorado College. He posted a career-high five points, including a hat trick in a 6-4 win over No.2 Denver. Goumas had 11 shots on net including nine against DU and was a +6 for the weekend. He leads Hockey East in points and assists. Goumas notched a natural hat trick with all three goals coming in the third period. He scored UNH's fourth, fifth and sixth goals, the game-tying, game-winning, and critical insurance goal to seal the victory for UNH. Goumas ranks first in Hockey East in points (20) and assists (14), while ranking fourth and second in those respective categories nationally.

New Hampshire Names Hockey East's Team of the Week: The Wildcats were named Hockey East's Team of the Wee. UNH captured its second team of the week honors thanks to a successful weekend in Colorado. The Wildcats skated to a 4-4 tie with No. 14 Colorado College on Friday night, and captured a 6-4 win Saturday night at No. 2 Denver. New Hampshire erased an early 3-0 deficit at Denver to rally for the win. The team is 5-0-1 in the last six games and has matched its best start in program history with a 9-1-2 mark.
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              --------                

UNH Riding Six-Game Unbeaten Streak:
UNH is riding a six-game unbeaten streak. The 'Cats are tied for the third longest streak in the country. It's the second time this season, the 'Cats have had an unbeaten streak of five or more games.
Current Unbeaten Streak:              W- L- T      Games
    Boston College                       10- 0- 0       10
    Niagara                               7- 0- 2          9
    New Hampshire                     5- 0- 1          6
    Nebraska Omaha                    6- 0- 0          6
    Quinnipiac                            5- 0- 1          6
    Minnesota                             4- 0- 2          6

Two Score Three: Goumas' & Downing Make History: Grayson Downing and Kevin Goumas each recorded hat tricks accounting for all six goals with Downing scoring the first three and Goumas earning the natural hat trick in a four-goal third period. It marks the first time UNH had two hat tricks in the same game since Jerry Pollastrone and Matt Fornataro did so in the Hockey East quarterfinals against UMass on March 15, 2008. It was the first hat trick for either player and was the first UNH hat trick since Stevie Moses had four goals in a win over Dartmouth on Jan. 14, 2012.

High Five for Goumas: Kevin Goumas registered a career-high five points on Saturday night against Denver. He becomes the first UNH player with five points, since Nick Sorkin had five assists in UNH's 9-1 win over Alabama-Huntsville on Nov. 26, 2011.

Goumas Among One of the Hottest Players in the Country: Kevin Goumas is one of the nation's hottest players with 15 points in a seven-game point-scoring streak. He has five goals and 10 assists in that span. He ranks four in the nation in points per game and second nationally in assists.
Goumas' National Statistics:
Points Per Game:
Kevin Goumas                        4th    1.67 ppg
Assists Per Game:
Kevin Goumas             2nd      1.17 apg
Goumas' Hockey East Rankings:
            All Games    HE Games
Points:        Kevin Goumas         1st (20 pts)    3rd (11 pts)
Goals    Kevin Goumas       6th (6g)             NR
Assists:       Kevin Goumas     1st (14a)    1st (8 a)
Plus-Minus:     Kevin Goumas    1st (+17)    4th (+8)

'Cats Conclude Brutal Road Stretch With 5-2-1 Mark: The Wildcats end a stretch were it played seven of eight games on the road including four-straight UNH finished 5-1-2 through in the eight games. The road trip included four games at nationally-ranked opponents and five league road games.
The ROAD Less Traveled
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*        W, 3-0
    18    Sun.    @ No. 11 Boston U. *    W, 3-1
    23    Fri.    @ No. 14 Colorado Coll.     T, 4-4 (OT)
    24    Sat.    @ No. 2 Denver         W, 6-4

License to Kill; 2nd in the Nation in PK: The UNH penalty kill unit continues to be lights out, the squad has killed off 22-straight penalties and has scored two shorthanded goals in that stretch. Overall, the Wildcats rank second nationally in penalty kill at 95.2 percent (40-42) and have three shorthanded goals compared to just two power play goals against.

UNH Owns Nation's Top Defense: UNH defense is first in the nation allowing just 1.67 goals per game. The 'Cats have allowed 20 goals in 12 games this season.

Ninth Win Comes 10 Games Earlier: UNH earned its ninth win in just its 12th game of the season. Last year, New Hampshire's ninth win came in game 22. It was a 2-1 win at Merrimack on Jan. 20 that gave UNH its ninth win moving the record to 9-11-2.

First Win for Wyer: After a tough start for DeSmith, Jeff Wyer stopped 18-of-19 shots in 50:55 of play to earn his first collegiate win in a relief effort at Denver on Saturday.

Thrush Matches Career High: Sophomore forward Casey Thrush matched a career high with two goals on Friday night. It was his first two goals of the young season. Thrush also had a game-high seven shots on net.

Freshmen Picking Up Points: The Wildcat freshmen chipped in with four assist last night. For three of them it marked their first collegiate assist and the first career points for Brett Pesce and Collin MacDonald.
Correale - second collegiate assist
Gaudreault - first collegiate assist
MacDonald - first collegiate point, first collegiate assist
Pesce - first collegiate point, first collegiate assist

Wildcat Firing Sqaud: UNH outshot CC 49-29 with double-figure shots in all three regulation period and a 3-0 shot advantage in overtime. It was a season-high for New Hampshire .

Four Score: UNH scored four goals or more eight time this season including both games this weekend. Conversely, CC and DU became the first two teams to score four goals against the 'Cats this season.

'Cats 4-0-2 Against Nationally Ranked Opponents:  UNH is 4-0-2 against nationally-ranked opponents with a pair of wins over Boston University, a win over Denver, a tie with Colorado College and a win and a tie with Northeastern.

New Hampshire 3-0-1 Against WCHA:  UNH is 3-0-1 against the WCHA this season with a pair of wins over St. Cloud State, a win over Denver and Friday night's tie with Colorado College.

Scoring by Class: 2012-13 breakdown of scoring by class.
Class    G-A-P    G-A-P %.
Seniors:    16-18-34    38-25-30
Juniors:    13-30-43    31-42-38
Sophomores:    12-18-30    29-25-26
Freshmen:    1-6-7    2-8-6

Wildcats Among National Leaders (Thru 11/27): Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual         Rank         Stats    
Points Per Game:    
Kevin Goumas                        4th    1.67 ppg
Goals Per Game:                   
Austin Block    14th        0.67 gpa
Assists Per Game:
Kevin Goumas             2nd      1.17 apg
Power Play Goals:
Austin Block        2nd    0.33 ppg
Game-Winning Goals:
Austin Block                            9th                     2 gwg
Points Per Game (Defensemen):
Trevor van Riemsdyk            4th                  1.00 ppg
Goals Against Average:
Casey DeSmith           8th           1.67 gaa
Save Percentage:
Casey DeSmith         4th          .944
Winning Percentage:
Casey DeSmith    3rd    .818
Casey DeSmith    2nd    4
Scoring Offense          7th               3.50 ggm
Scoring Defense         1st        1.67 ggm
Scoring Margin            2nd        1.83
Power Play                   20th       18.2 pct
Penalty Kill                   2nd        95.2 pct
Combined Special Teams   8th       55.8 pct
Team Winning Percentage    2nd    .833

Among the League Leaders (Thru 11/27): Where some of the Wildcats rank in Hockey East.
        Player    All Games    HE Games
Points:        Kevin Goumas         1st (20 pts)    3rd (11 pts)
        Austin Block             11th (10 pts)    10th (8 pts)
        T. van Riemsdyk       6th (12 pts)         14th (7 pts)
                                  Grayson Downing 14th (9 pts)      NR
                                  Connor Hardowa   14th (9 pts)      NR
Goals:       Austin Block         2nd (8g)        1st (6 g)
                                  Kevin Goumas       6th (6g)             NR
                                  T. van Riemsdyk     8th (5g)            NR
                                  Grayson Downing 8th (5g)            NR
Assists:       Kevin Goumas     1st (14a)    1st (8 a)
        Connor Hardowa  3rd (9a)              NR
                                  T. van Riemsdyk    9th (7a)              NR
PP Points:             Austin Block      5th (4 pts)    9th (3p)
                                  Connor Hardowa  NR                       9th (3p)
PP Goals:     Austin Block     1st (4g)    2nd (3g)
        Eric Knodel           6th (2g)    4th (2g)
                                  T. van Riemsdyk    NR                       9th (1g)
SH Goals:     T. van Riemsdyk     2nd (1shg)    NR
        Grayson Downing 1st (2shg)    1st (1g)
GW Goals:     Austin Block       3rd (2g)    6th (1g)
                                  5 others tied with 1
Def. Scoring:     T. van Riemsdyk    1st (12 pts)    2nd (7 pts)
        Connor Hardowa     3rd (9 pts)      7th (5 pts)
Plus-Minus:     Kevin Goumas    1st (+17)    4th (+8)
                                  Grayson Downing 7th (+10)          NR
                                  Austin Block            9th (+9)            10th (+7)
        T. van Riemsdyk        9th (+9)       4th (+8)
Shots on Goal:
        John Henrion    1st (48)    5th (31)
                                  Kevin Goumas       4th (42)             NR
                                  Dalton Speelman  10th (36)          NR
Goals Against Average:
        Casey DeSmith     2nd (1.67)    1st (0.86)
Save Percentage:
        Casey DeSmith      1st (.944)    1st (.972)
Winning Percentage:
        Casey DeSmith    2nd (.818)    2nd (.812)

Where UNH is Ranked in Hockey East (Thru 11/27):
    Overall                 HE games
Scoring Offense       3.50/2nd    2.88/4th
Scoring Defense            1.67/1st    0.88/1st
Power Play         18.2/3rd    18.8/4th
Penalty Kill         95.2/1st     96.3/1st
Special Teams Net         +8/1st      +6/2nd
1st Period Scoring          15/1st       10/2nd
2nd Period Scoring       13/3rd       7/5th
3rd Period Scoring        14/3rd          6/5th
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    5    2nd
11/19        3    3    2nd
11/27        2    2    2nd    

THE NATIONAL POLLS: Division I Men's Hockey Poll (Nov. 26)
Rk.    School    (FPV)    Record    Points    Lst Wk.
 1     Boston College                (49)       10- 1-0       999         1
 2     New Hampshire                 ( 1)        9- 1-2       936         3
 3     Minnesota                                 9- 2-2       880         4
 4     Miami                                     7- 2-3       794         5
 5     Denver                                    9- 3-0       786         2
 6     Notre Dame                                9- 4-0       737         6
 7     North Dakota                              6- 4-2       696         7
 8     Union                                     8- 2-1       687         8
 9     Boston University                     7- 4-0       565        10
10     Western Michigan                      6- 3-1       532         9
11     Dartmouth                                 5- 2-2       448        11
12     Cornell                                   4- 3-2       371        13
13     Nebraska-Omaha                        8- 3-1       366        15
14     St. Cloud State                           7- 5-0       347        12
15     Yale                                      5- 2-1       291        NR
16     Quinnipiac                                8- 3-2       226        18
17     Ferris State                              6- 4-2       205        16
18     Colorado College                      7- 6-1       194        14
19     Harvard                                   4- 3-0       193        17
20     Niagara                                   8- 2-3       134        20
Others receiving votes: Providence 23, Michigan 22, Alaska 19, St. Lawrence 18, Holy Cross 15, Northern Michigan 4, Ohio State 4, Massachusetts 3, Minnesota State 2, Northeastern 2, Massachusetts-Lowell 1.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's Hockey Poll (Nov. 26)
Rk.      Team, Points  (FPV)    Last Poll    Record  Weeks
1    Boston College, 509 (33)        1    10-1-0    9
2    New Hampshire, 473 (1)    3    9-1-2    6
3    University of Minnesota, 427    4    9-2-2    9
4    Miami University, 379        5    7-2-3    9
5    University of Denver, 361    2    9-3-0    9
6    University of Notre Dame, 325    6    9-4-0    9
7    Union College, 314        8    8-2-1    9
8    University of North Dakota, 267    7    6-4-2    9
9    Boston University, 223        10    7-4-0    9
10    Western Michigan University, 193    9    6-3-1    9
11    Dartmouth College, 157        11    5-2-2    3
12    Cornell University, 115        13    4-3-2    9
13    Yale University, 87        NR    5-2-1    1
14    Nebraska-Omaha, 79        14    8-3-1    2
15    St. Cloud State University, 54    12    7-5-0    3
Others receiving votes: Quinnipiac University, 40; Harvard University, 33; Colorado College, 13; Ferris State University, 12; Niagara University, 12; St. Lawrence University, 4; Providence College, 2; University of Michigan, 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 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: 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

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
Connor Hardowa    Senior CLASS Award Candidate    11/13
Casey DeSmith    HE Defensive Player of the Week    11/19
UNH Wildcats    HE Team of the Week    11/19
Dick Umile    XOS Digital Coach of the Week    11/19
Kevin Goumas    HE Player of the Week    11/26
UNH Wildcats    HE Team of the Week    11/26

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 or 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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