No. 2 Men's Hockey Plays at Dartmouth's Ledyard Bank Classic Dec. 30-31

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No. 2/2 UNH (11-2-2, 8-2-1 Hockey East)
at #10/10 Dartmouth (7-2-2, 4-1-1 ECAC)
Sunday, Dec. 30 -- 7:00 p.m. - Thompson Arena (4,500) | Hanover, N.H.
vs. Bemidji St. (5-8-3, 4-7-3 WCHA) or UMass (5-9-2, 4-6-1 HEA)
Monday, Dec. 31 -- 4:00 p.m. - Thompson Arena (4,500) | Hanover, N.H.

Wildcat Sports Radio Network
Sunday, Dec. 30 - 7:00 p.m.  (6:30 p.m. pregame show)
Dan Parkhurst (Play by Play), Pete Webster (Analyst)
Monday, Dec. 31 - 4:00 p.m.  (3:30 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 Big Green:  The No. 10 Dartmouth College Big Green enter Sunday's contest with a 7-2-2 overall record and a 4-1-1 ECAC record. The Big Green come in riding a two-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory over Bentley and a 4-2 win over Vermont. Dartmouth has outscored its opponents by a margin of 39-25, averaging 3.55 goals per game and averaging just over 28 shots per contest. Leading Dartmouth on offense is sophomore Tyler Sikura, who comes into the game with seven goals and a team high 10 assists for 17 points. He has a pair of power play and shorthanded tallies. Matt Lindblad has lit the lamp five times and dished out eight assists for 13 points while Eric Robinson leads the squad with eight goals, adding four assists for 12 points. Junior netminder Cab Morris has seen the majority of time between the pipes for Dartmouth, starting each of the six games he has played in. He has tallied a record of 4-1-1 with one shutout and also has a goals against average of 1.97 and a save percentage of .917. In Morris' last game, he backboned the Big Green to a 5-2 victory over Bentley after making 18 saves on 20 shots faced. Freshman goalie Charles Grant has started each of the five games he has played in and has a record of 3-1-1 with a shutout. He has notched a 2.38 goals against average and a .921 save percentage. Grant earned his third win of the season in his last game in Dartmouth's 4-2 win over Vermont. Grant made 30 saves on 32 shots faced, including 12 in the third period.

Series History vs. Dartmouth: The Wildcats and Big Green have met 53 times in the all-time series history with UNH holding the advantage at 33-18-2, which dates back to February 19, 1936.The 'Cats have won five of the last seven meetings, including a 4-1 win last season in the annual Battle for the RiverStone Cup.  Overall, UNH holds a 7-3-1 edge in the Battle for the RiverStone Cup that has been played at Verizon Wireless Arena in each of the past 11 years. Coach Umile owns a 11-5-1 lifetime record against Dartmouth. The last meeting between the two schools on a campus site was Dec. 29, 2000 in a 6-2 Dartmouth win at Thompson Arena in Hanover, N.H. Kevin Goumas is the active leading scorer against the Big Green fueled by three assists in last year's 4-1 win. Casey DeSmith is 1-0-0 lifetime with a 0.98 GAA and a .954 save percentage lifetime against Dartmouth.

Scoring Leaders vs. the Big Green:
Player    GP    G-A-P    
Kevin Goumas    2    0-3-3
John Henrion    1    2-0-2
Nick Sorkin    2    0-2-2
Trevor van Riemsdyk    1    0-2-2
Brett Kostolansky    3    0-1-1
Jeff Silengo    2    0-1-1
Connor Hardowa    2    0-1-1
Dalton Speelman    2    0-0-0
Greg Burke    3    0-0-0
Scott Pavelski    2    0-0-0
Austin Block    2    0-0-0
Grayson Downing    1    0-0-0
Casey Thrush    1    0-0-0
Jay Camper    1    0-0-0
Eric Knodel    1    0-0-0
Justin Agosta    1    0-0-0
Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
DeSmith    59:43    1    0.98    1-0-0    21    .954

DeSmith Game-by-Game vs. the Big Green
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
1-14-12        59:43    W    21    1    22

Scouting the Beavers: The Bemidji State Beavers come into the weekend with a 5-8-3 record, not including Sunday's game against Massachusetts. The Beavers are coming off a 5-1 win over Denver in their last game after playing to a 1-1 draw the night before against the Pioneers. Bemidji has been outscored 45-39 by opponents and are averaging 2.44 goals per game on 24.9 shots per game. Brance Orban leads the squad in points (12), tallying four goals and eight assists. Aaron McLeod leads Bemidji in goals with six and adds a pair of helpers for eight points. Danny Mattson has dished out a team leading nine assists and has netted two goals for 11 points. Sophomore goalie Andrew Walsh has started all 10 games he has appeared in and has tallied a 4-4-2 record with one shutout. Walsh has racked up a 2.17 goals against average and a .929 save percentage. The netminder earned a win in his last game after making 24 saves on 25 shots in a 5-1 win over Denver. Senior goalie Mathieu Dugas has started all six games he has played in and has a record of 1-4-1. He has tallied a 3.26 goals against average and a .897 save percentage. Dugas posted a loss in his last game when Bemidji fell to Minnesota Duluth, 4-2. Dugas allowed three goals on 21 shots while Minnesota Duluth netted an empty net goal with 49 seconds remaining.

Series History vs. Bemidji State:  If UNH and Bemidji State meet on Dec. 31 it would be the first ever meeting between the two teams.

Scouting the Minutemen: Hockey East foe Massachusetts comes into the game with an overall record of 5-9-2, prior to Sunday's game against Bemidji State, and a conference record of 4-6-1. The Minutemen have fell in their last three games, losing to Yale and dropping a pair of contests to Colgate. Massachusetts has been outscored 50-43 by opponents, averaging 2.69 goals per game on 32.5 shots per game. Branden Gracel leads the team in points (13), tallying seven goals and six assists. Rocco Carzo leads Massachusetts with eight goals and adds three assists for 11 points. Steven Guzzo and Conor Sheary lead the Minutemen in assists with seven. Guzzo adds four goals for 11 points while Sheary adds a pair of goals for nine points.  Sophomore netminder Kevin Boyle has started all 13 games he has appeared in on the year, tallying a 5-6-2 record with one shutout. He has a 2.44 goals against average and a .906 save percentage. Boyle picked up a loss in his last outing as the Minutemen fell to Yale, 4-2. He made 21 saves on 25 shots faced in the game. Classmate Steve Mastalerz has made a pair of starts in three appearances, tallying a 0-2-0 record. He has a 5.05 goals against average and a .827 save percentage. Junior Jeff Teglia has started the one game he has played in, registering 16:26 between the pipes. He allowed three goals on eight shots and received the loss in the game.

Series History vs. Massachusetts: UNH has a 81-20-8 lifetime record vs. Massachusetts in 109 all-time meetings dating back to Feb. 13, 1926. UNH has captured the past two season series with Massachusetts by posting a 6-2-1 mark over the last nine meetings. UMass', however, has won the last two meetings including a 2-1 overtime win in Amherst on Nov. 2. UNH is 11-3-3 in the last 17 meetings with the Minutemen.  Coach Umile owns a 42-12-7 all-time record against UMass in his coaching career. Junior Kevin Goumas is the active scoring leader against the Minutemen with eight points in seven games. Casey DeSmith is 1-2-0 against UMass with a 2.97 GAA and a .923 save percentage.

Scoring Leaders vs. the Minutemen:
Player    GP    G-A-P
Kevin Goumas    7    2-6-8
Brett Kostolansky    10    1-3-4
Nick Sorkin    7    2-2-4
Greg Burke    6    1-2-3
Trevor van Riemsdyk    4    2-0-2
Grayson Downing    4    1-1-2
Jeff Silengo    7    0-2-2
John Henrion    8    1-1-2
Austin Block    9    0-2-2
Dalton Speelman    6    1-1-2
Matt Willows    3    0-1-1
Jay Camper    2    0-1-1
Casey Thrush    3    0-1-1
Eric Knodel    4    0-1-1
Connor Hardowa    9    0-1-1
Scott Pavelski    5    0-0-0
Justin Agosta    4    0-0-0
Dan Correale    1    0-0-0
Brett Pesce    1    0-0-0
Goaltending Stats vs. Massachusetts
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
DeSmith    3/181:38    9    2.97    1-2-0    108    .923

DeSmith Game-by-Game vs. the Minutemen
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
2-24-12        60:00    W    48    3    51
2-25-12        58:30    L    28    4    32
11-2-12        63:08    L    32    2    34
Totals        181:38    1-2-0    108    9    117

TO THIS POINT LAST YEAR: A comparison through 15 games between this season and last season.
    09-10    10-11    11-12    12-13
Record     5-6-3    8-2-4    6-6-2    11-2-2
HE Record    5-2-2    6-1-2    4-4-1    8-2-1
Goals scored    46    48    51    54
Goals scored/PG    3.29    3.43    3.64    3.60
Goals Allowed    53    35    48    27
Goals Allowed/PG    3.79    2.50    3.43    1.80
Shots    403    523    487    524
Shots Allowed    460    436    402    447
Power Play    17.7%     18.8%    23.1%    16.1%
    (11-62)    (12-64)    (12-52)    (10-62)
Penalty Kill    75.8%     83.0%    81.6%    96.3%
    (47-62)    (44-53)    (40-49)    (52-54)
Top 3 Scorers    Butler    Thompson    Sorkin    Goumas
    12-9-21    7-12-19    5-13-18    8-16-24
    Kessel    DeSimone    Moses    Downing
    3-12-15    4-14-18    10-7-17    7-6-13
    Thomp.    Sislo    Goumas    van Riems.
    7-7-14    8-9-17    4-10-14    5-8-13

Goumas On A 10-Game Point Scoring Streak; Ranks Third Nationally in Points: Kevin Goumas is riding a 10-game point streak with 19 points (7g,12a) in that span. He has a point in 13-of-15 games this season.
Goumas' National Rankings
Individual         Rank         Stats    
Points Per Game:    
Kevin Goumas                        3rd    1.60 ppg
Assists Per Game:
Kevin Goumas             1st      1.07 apg

Deadly Kill: UNH has killed off 34-straight opponent power play opportunities with three shorthanded goals in that span. Overall, the 'Cats ranked second nationally with a 96.3% kill rate (52-54) with four shorthanded goals this season.
National Leaders in Penalty Kill Go Head-to-Head
Rk. School                                       Kills/Att.     Shg     PK%    
 1 Dartmouth                        39/ 40      2      97.5
 2 New Hampshire                    52/ 54      4      96.3

Consistency-- Cats Rank Third in Offense and Defense; First in Scoring Margin: The Wildcats rank third nationally in both offense and defense. UNH is averaging 3.60 goals per game offensively, while allowing 1.80 goals per game defensively. New Hampshire is outscoring opponents 54-27. UNH's +1.80 scoring margin is the best in Division I.

Four Score: UNH scored four goals or more 10 time this season including four-straight games. Conversely, CC and DU became the first two teams to score four goals against the 'Cats this season.

Scoring by Class: 2012-13 breakdown of scoring by class.
Class    G-A-P    G-A-P %.
Seniors:    19-23-42    35-25-29
Juniors:    19-43-62    35-46-42
Sophomores:    14-21-35    26-23-24
Freshmen:    2-6-8    4-6-6

Wildcats Among National Leaders (Thru 12/19): Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual         Rank         Stats    
Points Per Game:    
Kevin Goumas                        3rd    1.60 ppg
Goals Per Game:                   
Austin Block    15th        0.60 gpa
Assists Per Game:
Kevin Goumas             1st      1.07 apg
Power Play Goals:
Austin Block        6th    0.27 ppg
Short Handed Goals:         
Grayson Downing    1st                     0.20 shg
Points Per Game (Defensemen):
Trevor van Riemsdyk            6th                  0.87 ppg
Goals Against Average:
Casey DeSmith           10th           1.82 gaa
Save Percentage:
Casey DeSmith         8th          .939
Winning Percentage:
Casey DeSmith    5th    .786
Shutouts:
Casey DeSmith    2nd    4
Team
Scoring Offense          3rd               3.60 g/gm
Scoring Defense         3rd       1.80 g/gm
Scoring Margin            1st        1.80
Power Play                   33rd       16.1 pct
Penalty Kill                   2nd        96.3 pct
Combined Special Teams   14th       53.4 pct
Team Winning Percentage    2nd    .800

Among the League Leaders (Thru 12/19): Where some of the Wildcats rank in Hockey East.
        Player    All Games    HE Games
Points:        Kevin Goumas         1st (24 pts)    2nd (15 pts)
        Grayson Downing8th (13 pts)       NR
        T. van Riemsdyk       8th (13 pts)        18th (8 pts)
        Austin Block             13th (12 pts)    10th (10 pts)
Goals:       Austin Block        2nd (9g)        1st (7 g)
                                  Kevin Goumas       5th (8g)               8th (5g)
                                    Grayson Downing 7th (7g)              NR
Assists:       Kevin Goumas     1st (16a)    1st (10a)
        Nick Sorkin    7th (9a)    NR
        Connor Hardowa  7th (9a)              NR    
PP Goals:     Austin Block     2nd (4g)    2nd (3g)
        Eric Knodel           8th (2g)    5th (2g)
        Kevin Goumas    8th (2g)    NR
SH Goals:     Grayson Downing 1st (3shg)    1st (2g)
        T. van Riemsdyk     2nd (1shg)    NR
GW Goals:     Austin Block       3rd (2g)    6th (1g)
                                  Dalton Speelman 3rd (2g)              6th (1g)
        Kevin Goumas       3rd (2g)             6th (1g)
Def. Scoring:     T. van Riemsdyk    1st (13 pts)    4th (8 pts)
        Connor Hardowa     6th (9 pts)      10th (5 pts)
Plus-Minus:     Kevin Goumas    1st (+19)    3rd (+10)
                                  Grayson Downing 7th (+11)          10th (+7)
        T. van Riemsdyk        7th (+11)       3rd (+10)
Shots on Goal:    John Henrion    1st (67)    1st (50)
                                  Kevin Goumas       8th (50)             NR
Faceoff %    Jeff Silengo    6th (.600)    4th (.629)
Goals Against Average:
        Casey DeSmith     1st (1.82)    1st (1.26)
Save Percentage:
        Casey DeSmith      1st (.939)    1st (.959)
Winning Percentage:
        Casey DeSmith    2nd (.786)    2nd (.773)

Where UNH is Ranked in Hockey East (Thru 12/19):
    Overall                 HE games
Scoring Offense       3.60/1st    3.18/2nd
Scoring Defense            1.80/1st    1.27/1st
Power Play         16.1/4th    16.0/5th
Penalty Kill         96.3/1st     97.4/1st
Special Teams Net         +11/1st      +9/2nd
1st Period Scoring          17/1st       12/1st
2nd Period Scoring       19/1st       13/3rd
3rd Period Scoring        18/3rd          10/4th
Overtime Scoring           0/NA             0/NA

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
12/3            1    1    2nd
12/10        2    2    2nd
12/17        2    2    2nd
12/24        NP    NP    2nd

THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USCHO.com Division I Men's Hockey Poll (Dec. 17)
Rk.    School    (FPV)    Record    Points    Lst Wk.
 1     Boston College                (44)       11- 2-1       993         1
 2     New Hampshire                ( 4)      11- 2-2       938         2
 3     Notre Dame                    ( 2)       14- 4-0       911         3
 4     Minnesota                                11- 3-3       816         4
 5     Miami                                    11- 3-4       768         5
 6     Boston University                        10- 5-0       737         6
 7     North Dakota                             10- 5-3       675         8
 8     Western Michigan                     11- 4-1       648         7
 9     Quinnipiac                               12- 3-2       603         9
10     Dartmouth                                 7- 2-2       525        10
11     Cornell                                   6- 3-2       441        12
12     Nebraska-Omaha                       11- 6-1       395        13
13     Union                                     8- 3-4       391        14
14     Denver                                    9- 6-3       343        11
15     Yale                                      7- 3-2       321        15
16     St. Cloud State                          11- 7-0       296        17
17     Niagara                                  10- 2-4       248        16
18     Minnesota State                          10- 6-2       204        20
19     Ferris State                              7- 7-3        50        19
20     Colgate                                   9- 7-2        47        NR
20     Harvard                                   4- 4-1        47        18
Others receiving votes: Providence 43, Holy Cross 16, Robert Morris 15, Ohio State 14, Colorado College 7, Lake Superior 4, Massachusetts-Lowell 2, Michigan 2.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's Hockey Poll (Dec. 17)
Rk.      Team, Points  (FPV)    Last Poll    Record  Weeks
1    Boston College, 503 (28)        1    11-2-11    2
2    New Hampshire, 473 (5)    2    11-2-2    9
3    University of Notre Dame, 443 (1)    3    14-4-0    12
4    University of Minnesota, 392    4    11-3-3    12
5    Miami University, 366        5    11-3-4    12
6    Boston University, 339        6    10-5-0    12
7    Western Michigan University, 285    7    11-4-1    12
8    University of North Dakota, 284    8    10-5-3    12
9    Quinnipiac University, 247    9    12-3-2    3
10    Dartmouth College, 198        11    7-2-2    6
11    Cornell University, 148        12    6-3-2    12
12    Union College, 107        13    8-3-4    12
13    Nebraska-Omaha, 90        14    11-6-1    5
14    Yale University, 67        15    7-3-2    4
15    University of Denver, 62        10    9-6-3    12
Others receiving votes: St. Cloud State University, 48; Niagara University, 15; Minnesota State University, 10; Providence College, 3

USCHO.com Division I Men's Hockey Poll (Dec. 17)
Rk.    Team    PR    W-L-T    Win %    Rk    RPI     Rk.    TUC    TUC %
1    Boston College    26    11-2-1    .8214    1    .6141    1    6-1-1    .8125
2    UNH    25    11-2-2    .8000    2    .6068    2    8-1-1    .8500
3    Dartmouth    24    7-2-2    .7273    7    .5893    3    2-2-2    .5000
4    Notre Dame    23    14-4-0    .7778    3    .5863    4    3-3-0    .5000
5    Boston Univ.    22    10-5-0    .6667    10t    .5821    5    4-5-0    .4444
6    Quinnipiac    21    12-3-2    .7647    4    .5788    6    6-2-1    .7222
7    Yale    20    7-3-2    .6667    10t    .5665    7    3-1-2    .6667
8    North Dakota    19    10-5-3    .6389    14t    .5631    8    5-4-1    .5500
9    Miami    18    11-3-4    .7222    8    .5622    9    5-1-2    .7500
10    West'rn Mich.    17    11-4-1    .7188    9    .5588    10    3-1-0    .7500
11    Cornell    16    6-3-2    .6364    16    .5568    11    3-2-2    .5714
12    Minnesota    15    11-3-3    .7353    6    .5557    12    3-2-1    .5833
13    Union    14    8-3-4    .6667    10t    .5485    13    1-2-1    .3750
14    St. Cloud State    13    11-7-0    .6111    18t    .5405    14    7-5-0    .5833
15t    Niagara    11    10-2-4    .7500    5    .5338    15    1-1-0    .5000
15t    Denver    11    9-6-3    .5833    20    .5296    16    6-4-1    .5909
15t    Colgate    11    9-7-2    .5556    22    .5279    17    4-4-1    .5000
18    Neb.-Omaha    9    11-6-1    .6389    14t    .5277    18    3-4-0    .4286
19    Robert Morris    8    7-4-2    .6154    17    .5254    19    3-2-2    .5714
20    Minnesota State    7    10-6-2    .6111    18t    .5223    20    2-6-0    .2500
21    Ohio State    6    7-6-5    .5278    24    .5223    21    0-3-3    .2500
22    Harvard    5    4-4-1    .5000    25t    .5155    22    1-4-0    .2000
23    Mass.-Lowell    4    6-7-1    .4643    31    .5127    23    2-6-0    .2500
24    Holy Cross    3    9-4-2    .6667    10t    .5112    24    0-1-1    .2500
25    Providence    2    7-6-2    .5333    23    .5081    25    0-3-2    .2000
26    Colorado Coll.    1    8-10-2    .4500    32    .5019    26    1-10-2    .1538
27    Ferris State    0    7-7-3    .5000    25t    .5013    27    1-3-0    .2500

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     W, 5-2            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
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
Grayson Downing    HE co-Player of the Week    12/3
UNH Wildcats    HE Team of the Week    12/3

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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