No. 3 Men's Hockey Entertains Providence College on Saturday Night (7 p.m.)

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#3/3 UNH (14-4-2, 9-3-1 HEA) vs. Providence College (9-8-3, 7-4-2 HEA)
Saturday, Jan. 19 -- 7:00 p.m. - Whittemore Center (6,501) | Durham, N.H.

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Saturday, Jan. 19 - 7:00 p.m.  (6:30 p.m. pregame show)
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Scouting Providence: The Friars are coming off a weekend sweep of Hockey East foe UMass. They come into the game with an overall record of 9-8-3 and a conference record of 7-4-2, not including Thursday's game against UMass-Lowell. The Friars are led by junior Derek Army, who comes in with eight goals and seven assists for 15 points. He has one power play tally and a game winner. Leading PC on the power play is its second leading scorer, Ross Mauermann. Mauermann comes in with seven goals, three of which have come on the power play, and six assists for 13 points. He also has a pair of game winners. Senior defender Myles Harvey leads the squad in assists with 10. Freshman netminder Jon Gillieshas seen most of the action in net for the Friars, posting a 9-6-2 record with a pair of shutouts. He has tallied a goals against average of 1.95 and a save percentage of .931. Senior Russ Stein has started three of the four games he has played in and comes in with a record of 0-2-1. He has tallied a 4.05 goals against average and a .879 save percentage.

Providence is coached by Nate Leaman (Cortland '97) who is in his second season with the Friars and 10th overall as a head coach. At PC, he has an overall record of 23-28-7 and overall, he has tallied a 161-155-42 mark. He is assisted by Ben Barr, Jamie Russell and Jim McNiff.

Series History vs.  Providence: The Wildcats and Friars have met 146 times in the all-time series history dating back to Feb. 12, 1927, with UNH leading the series at 82-50-14. Coach Umile owns a 51-21-7 all-time mark vs. Providence. New Hampshire is unbeaten in its last 17 games (15-0-2) against the Friars dating back to Feb. 24, 2007. UNH has won a series-best 10-straight including a sweep of the last three season series. Dalton Speelman and Nick Sorkin are the active leaders in scoring with five points each. Sophomore Casey DeSmith is 3-0-0 stopping 97-of-100 shots he faced in three games. He owns a 0.98 GAA and a .970 save percentage.

Scoring Leaders vs. the Friars:
Player    GP    G-A-P
Dalton Speelman    5    2-3-5
Nick Sorkin    6    2-3-5
Brett Kostolansky    9    0-3-3
John Henrion    9    1-2-3
Eric Knodel    3    1-2-3
Connor Hardowa    7    1-2-3
Kevin Goumas    5    0-2-2
Grayson Downing    3    1-1-2
Greg Burke    8    2-0-2
Austin Block    8    1-1-2
Jeff Silengo    6    1-0-1
Justin Agosta    3    0-1-1
Scott Pavelski    4    0-0-0
Casey Thrush    3    0-0-0
Trevor van Riemsdyk    3    0-0-0
Jay Camper    1    0-0-0
Matt Willows    2    0-0-0
Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
DeSmith    3/182:07    3    0.98    3-0-0    97    .970
DeSmith Game-by-Game vs. the Friars
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
1-30-12        60:00    W    26    0    26
2-3-12        60:00    W    37    1    38
2-4-12        62:07    W    34    2    36
Total        182:07    3-0-0    97    3    100

The "Energy" Line: UNH's third line of Jay Camper, Dan Correale and Matt Willows combined for 12 points in the last four games. The newly formed line combined for three goals and nine assists and was on the ice for the game-winning goals in two of the last four games.

Goumas on a Roll: Junior Kevin Goumas continues to be red hot with points in four straight games and 14 of the last 15 games. Overall Goumas has points in 17 of 20 games this season.

Willows Nets First Collegiate Goal: Matt Willows scored his first collegiate goal on Saturday night in a 2-1 win over Boston College. The sophomore forward has five points in the last four games for the Wildcats.

Third Period All UNH: The Wildcats are outscoring opponents 22-8 in the third period this year including an unbelievable 12-2 edge in Hockey East play.

Winning Success: With the win over Boston College on Jan. 12, the Wildcats matched their win total from last year (14).

Keeping the Lead: UNH is 11-0-1 when leading after two periods.

Killing the Advantage: New Hampshire hold the top spot in the nation in killing penalties with a success rate of 94.0 %. The squad has only allowed four goals in the 67 chances opponents have had and have only relinquished two power play goals in the last 46 power plays.

Saturday Night Fever: The Wildcats are 7-0-1 on Saturday nights.

'Cats Own 18-Game Home Unbeaten Streak Against PC: New Hampshire is 17-0-1 in its last 18 games at home against the Friars with the last loss at home coming on March 12, 2004 in the Hockey East quarterfinals. The last time UNH lost to PC in the regular season at home was Jan. 13, 2002. The Wildcats have been the victors of the previous 10 consecutive meetings.

Close Calls: Of the past 15 meetings between the Wildcats and Friars, eight of those games have been decided by one goal, four of which were in overtime. Two other meetings resulted in ties.

Goalie Wars: Wildcat netminder Casey DeSmith and Friar goalie Jon Gillies are ranked in the top-three in goals against average, save percentage and winning percentage among Hockey East goalies. Gillies' GAA is tops in the leage at 1.95 as is his save percentage (.931), while DeSmith is second in goals against (2.05) and in save percentage (.928). DeSmith is tied for the top spot in winning percentage (.737) while Gillies is third at .588.

High Ranks: Kevin Goumas is currently ranked third in the nation in assists per game (0.95) and sixth in points per game (1.40). Grayson Downing is tied for first in the country in shorthanded goals (3) while Trevor van Riemsdyk is ranked 11th nationally in defensman scoring per game (0.75). Goalie Casey DeSmith is tied for fifth in the country in save percentage (.937) and is ranked second in shutouts (4).

Family Ties: Providence goalie John Gillies is the son of former Wildcat goaltender, Bruce Gillies. Bruce finished his career at UNH with a career save percentage of .893 through 71 games played. He recorded 35 wins as a Wildcat.   

To This Point: A comparison through 20 games between this season and the last three seasons.
    09-10    10-11    11-12    12-13    
Record     9-7-4    12-4-4    7-11-2    14-4-2
HE Record    9-2-3    10-1-2    5-8-1    9-3-1
Goals scored    68    70    64    67
Goals scored/PG    3.40    3.50    3.20    3.35
Goals Allowed    68    49    68    41
Goals Allowed/PG    3.40    2.45    3.40    2.05
Shots    569    710    690    691
Shots Allowed    655    616    586    568
Power Play    16.9%     20.7%    16.9%    15.0%
    (15-89)    (19-92)    (12-71)    (12-80)
Penalty Kill    78.6%     82.4%    80.9%    94.0%
    (66-84)    (56-68)    (55-68)    (63-67)
Top 3 Scorers    Butler    Thompson    Moses    Goumas
    15-14-29    16-17-33    12-10-22    9-19-28
    Kessel    Sislo    Sorkin    Downing
    6-16-22    9-19-28    6-15-21    8-7-15
    Thomp.    DeSimone    Goumas    TVR
    10-11-21    5-18-23    6-11-17    6-9-15

Division I Men's Hockey Pairwise (Jan. 14)
Rk.    Team    PR    W-L-T    Win %    Rk    RPI     Rk.    TUC    TUC %
1t    UNH    26    14-4-2    .7500    3t    .5935*    1    9-3-0    .7500
1t    Boston College    26    13-4-2    .7368    5    .5899*    2    7-3-2    .6667
1t    Quinnipiac    26    17-3-3    .8043    1    .5881    3    10-2-1    .8077
4    Minnesota    24    16-3-3    .7955    2    .5827    4    5-2-1    .6875
5    Notre Dame    23    15-6-0    .7143    6    .5700    5    7-4-0    .6364
6t    Boston Univ.    21    12-7-0    .6316    12t    .5672    6    4-6-0    .4000
6t    North Dakota    21    13-6-3    .6591    8t    .5599    7    4-4-1    .5000
8    Denver    20    13-6-4    .6522    11    .5565    8    8-5-3    .5938
9    Yale    19    9-4-3    .6562    10    .5519    9    1-1-3    .5000
10t    Miami    17    12-5-5    .6591    8t    .5512    10    10-4-4    .6667
10t    Western Mich.    17    13-5-4    .6818    7    .5440    12    7-2-1    .7500
12    Dartmouth    16    9-5-2    .6250    14t    .5505    11    3-3-2    .5000
13    Mass-Lowell    15    11-7-1    .6053    16    .5435    13    0-6-0    .0000
14    Niagara    13    13-3-4    .7500    3t    .5350*    14    1-1-0    .5000
15t    Minnesota State    12    14-8-2    .6250    14t    .5302*    16    6-8-0    .4286
15t    Colgate    12    11-7-2    .6000    17t    .5237*    18    3-4-1    .4375
17    Neb-Omaha    11    13-9-2    .5833    19    .5311*    15    4-8-1    .3462
18t    St. Cloud State    9    12-10-0    .5455    22    .5262    17    5-7-0    .4167
18t    Cornell    9    7-6-2    .5333    23    .5224    19    2-3-2    .4286
20    Robert Morris    8    11-6-2    .6316    12t    .5220    20    3-2-1    .5833
21t    Northern Mich.    7    9-10-4    .4783    29    .5102    23    7-10-3    .4250
21t    Lake Superior    7    12-11-1    .5208    27    .5093    25    8-7-1    .5312
23    Union    6    10-7-4    .5714    20    .5167    21    0-5-1    .0833
24    Ohio State    4    8-9-5    .4773    30t    .5095    24    4-7-4    .4000
25t    Wisconsin    3    8-7-5    .5250    24t    .5114    22    3-5-2    .4000
25t    Alaska    3    8-8-4    .5000    28    .5045    28    5-6-2    .4615
27    Providence    2    9-8-3    .5250    24t    .5087*    26    0-5-2    .1429
28    Ferris State    1    10-9-3    .5227    26    .5070    27    4-7-0    .3636

Wildcats Among National Leaders (Thru 1/14): Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual         Rank         Stats    
Points Per Game:    
Kevin Goumas                        6th    1.40 ppg
Goals Per Game:                   
Austin Block     26th       0.50 gpg
Assists Per Game:
Kevin Goumas             3rd     0.95 apg
Power Play Goals:
Austin Block        19th    4 ppg
Short Handed Goals:         
Grayson Downing     1st                     3 shg
Points Per Game (Defensemen):
Trevor van Riemsdyk            11th    0.75 ppg
Goals Against Average:
Casey DeSmith           19th           2.05 gaa
Save Percentage:
Casey DeSmith         15th          .928
Winning Percentage:
Casey DeSmith     5th    .737
Shutouts:
Casey DeSmith     2nd    4
Team
Scoring Offense          9th               3.35 g/gm
Scoring Defense         8th       2.05 g/gm
Scoring Margin            3rd        1.30
Power Play                   38th       15.0 pct
Penalty Kill                   1st        94.0 pct
Combined Special Teams   23rd      51.0 pct
Team Winning Percentage 3rd    .750

Among the League Leaders (Thru 1/14): Where some of the Wildcats rank in Hockey East.
        Player    All Games    HE Games
Points:     Kevin Goumas         1st (28 pts)    3rd (17 pts)
        Grayson Downing14th (15 pts)       NR
        T. van Riemsdyk      14th (15 pts)    NR
Goals:       Austin Block        4th (10g)       4th (7g)
        Kevin Goumas       7th (9g)              7th (6g)
                                  Grayson Downing10th (8g)             NR
Assists:       Kevin Goumas     1st (19a)    2nd (11a)
PP Goals:     Austin Block     2nd (4g)    2nd (3g)
SH Goals:     Grayson Downing 1st (3shg)    1st (2g)
GW Goals:     Austin Block       5th (2g)    9th (1g)
        Dalton Speelman 5th (2g)             9th (1g)
        Kevin Goumas       5th (2g)             9th (1g)
        T. van Riemsdyk    5th (2g)     NR
        John Henrion    5th (2g)    2nd (2g)
Def. Scoring:     T. van Riemsdyk    1st (15 pts)     5th (8 pts)
        Connor Hardowa    8th (10 pts)      NR
Plus-Minus:     Kevin Goumas    2nd (+16)     7th (+9)
        T. van Riemsdyk       9th (+12)       3rd (+10)
Shots on Goal:      John Henrion     1st (86)    1st (61)
Faceoff %:     Jeff Silengo    2nd (.600)     1st (.629)
Goals Against Average:
        Casey DeSmith    2nd (1.95)     1st (1.26)
Save Percentage:    
        Casey DeSmith     2nd (.928)     1st (.959)
Winning Percentage:
        Casey DeSmith    1st (.737)     2nd (.773)

Where UNH is Ranked in Hockey East (Thru 1/14):
    Overall                 HE games
Scoring Offense       3.35/2nd    3.00/3rd
Scoring Defense            2.05/1st    1.54/1st
Power Play         15.0/6th    15.3/6th
Penalty Kill         94.0/1st    97.7/1st
Special Teams Net     +11/1st     +10/2nd
1st Period Scoring          20/1st      13/1st
2nd Period Scoring       24/1st      14/5th
3rd Period Scoring        22/3rd         12/4th
Overtime Scoring           1/1st            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
12/31        4    4    2nd
1/7            4    4    2nd
1/14            3    3    2nd

THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USCHO.com Division I Men's Hockey Poll (Jan. 14)
Rk.    School    (FPV)    Record    Points    Lst Wk.
 1     Minnesota                     (47)       16- 3-3       992         1
 2     Boston College                           13- 4-2       924         3
 3     New Hampshire                 ( 1)       14- 4-2       875         4
 4     Quinnipiac                    ( 2)       17- 3-3       847         5
 5     Notre Dame                               15- 6-0       829         2
 6     North Dakota                             13- 6-3       714         7
 7     Denver                                   13- 6-4       667         9
 8     Miami                                    12- 5-5       623         6
 9     Boston University                        12- 7-0       617         8
10     Western Michigan                     13- 5-4       598        10
11     Dartmouth                                 9- 5-2       477        12
12     Yale                                      9- 4-3       432        14
13     Nebraska-Omaha                       13- 9-2       359        13
14     Minnesota State                          14- 8-2       348        11
15     Niagara                                  13- 3-4       242        17
16     Cornell                                   7- 6-2       220        15
17     Union                                    10- 7-4       219        16
18     Massachusetts-Lowell                 11- 7-1       175        20
19     St. Cloud State                          12-10-0       135        18
20     Colgate                                  11- 7-2       118        19
Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 19, Providence 15, Robert Morris 15, Ferris State 12, Lake Superior 12, Holy Cross 5, Northern Michigan 5, Princeton 4, Colorado College 1, Michigan Tech 1.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's Hockey Poll (Jan. 14)
Rk.      Team, Points  (FPV)    Last Poll    Record  Weeks
1    University of Minnesota, 507 (31)    1    16-3-3    15
2    Boston College, 457        2    13-4-2    15
3    New Hampshire, 430        4    14-4-2    12
4    University of Notre Dame, 398    3    15-6-0    15
5    Quinnipiac University, 397 (3)    5    17-3-3    6
6     University of North Dakota, 310    7    13-6-3    15
7    University of Denver, 285    9    13-6-4    15
8    Miami University, 263        6    12-5-5    15
9    Boston University, 258        8    12-7-0    15
10    Western Michigan University, 225    10    13-5-4    15
11    Dartmouth College, 148        12    9-5-2    9
12    Yale University, 145        14    9-4-3    6
13    Nebraska-Omaha, 71        13    13-9-2    8
14    Minnesota State University, 47    11    14-8-2    3
15    UMass-Lowell, 38        NR    11-7-1    7
Others receiving votes: Niagara University, 32; Union College, 27; Cornell University, 25; Colgate University, 12; St. Cloud State University, 3; Ferris State University, 1; Lake Superior State 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     W, 5-2            WBIN | FOX College Sports Central
Sat. Jan. 5     vs. Rensselaer     W, 5-2            WBIN | FOX College Sports Atlantic
Fri. Jan. 11     at Boston College     L, 2-5             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
Austin Block    All-Tourney team (Dartmouth)    12/31

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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