Men's Hockey Entertains No. 5 Michigan for a Pair (10/18-19 | WBIN | FOX College Sports)

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#13/13 UNH (1-1-0, 0-0-0 HEA) vs. #5/5 Michigan (2-0-0, 0-0-0 Big Ten)
Friday, Oct. 18 -- 7:30 p.m.  - Whittemore Center (6,501) | Durham, N.H.
Saturday, Oct. 19 - 7:00 p.m. - Whittemore Center (6,501) | Durham, N.H.

Friday, Oct. 18 - 7:30 p.m. - WBIN & FOX College Sports
Saturday, Oct. 19 - 7 p.m. - WBIN & FOX College Sports
Dan Parkhurst (Play by Play), Pete Webster (Analyst),  Jayde Huxtable (Rink-side)
Wildcat Sports Radio Network
Friday, Oct. 18 - 7:30 p.m (7:00 pregame show)
Saturday, Oct. 19 - 7:00 p.m.  (6:30 pregame show)
Mike Murphy (Play by Play), Bob Lipman (Analyst)
Stations: WGIR-610 AM (Manchester), WQSO- 96.7 FM (Portsmouth), WPKX 930 AM (Rochester) , WZEI 101.5 FM (Concord), WASR 1420 AM (Wolfeboro), WSMN 1590 AM (Nashua), WTSL 94.3, 94.5, 1400 (Claremont), WEEY 93.5 FM (Keene)

Scouting the Wolverines: No. 5 Michigan enters Friday's game with a 2-0-0 record. The Wolverines defeated RIT 7-4 on Saturday night and downed No. 4 Boston College, 3-1 in Thursday night's season opener. The Wolverines have not had any problems scoring this season averaging 5.0 goals per game while only allowing 2.50. Sophomore Andrew Copp is the team's leading scorer with 5 points over the first two games. Sophomore Steve Racine has started both games this year for Michigan, totaling 62 saves. He is 2-0-0 with a 2.50 GAA and a .925 save percentage.

Series History vs. Michigan: The Wolverines lead the all-time series with UNH, 5-2-2 in nine all-time meetings, dating back to November 3, 1983...The teams played to ties in the last two meeting a 4-4 tie on Oct. 15, 2004 at Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich. and a 3-3 tie on Oct. 16, 2010 at the Whitt. UNH's last win against Michigan was a 3-2 overtime win at the Worcester Centrum in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on March 27, 1999. Former Wildcat Darren Haydar scored 3:16 into overtime to send UNH to the Frozen Four in Anaheim, Calif. Coach Umile is 1-2-2 all-time against Michigan in his coaching career. No current Wildcats have points against the Wolverines, while four played in against UMich the last time they were in Durham. UNH did have one win forfeited on Nov. 4, 1984. The Wildcats forfeited six games that season due to the use of an ineligible player. UNH won the game on the ice 7-4, but it officially goes in the books as a 1-0 loss.
vs. MICHIGAN (2-5-2 - one loss by a forfeit)
11-4-83    (A)    Michigan    3    UNH    2    OT    L
11-5-83    (A)    Michigan    5    UNH    4        L    11-2-84    (H)    UNH    7    Michigan    4
game forfeited    Michigan    1    UNH    0        L
11-3-84    (H)    UNH    5    Michigan    4        W
4-2-98    (N)    Michigan    4    UNH    0        L
3-27-99    (N)    UNH    3    Michigan    2    OT    W
3-27-04    (N)    Michigan    4    UNH    1        L
10-15-04    (A)    UNH    4    Michigan    4    OT    T
10-16-10    (H)    UNH    3    Michigan    3    OT    T

Active Scoring Leaders against Michigan
Player            Games        G-A-P
Kevin Goumas        1        0-0-0
Dalton Speelman        1        0-0-0
Nick Sorkin            1        0-0-0
Jeff Silengo            1        0-0-0

LAST TIME THESE TEAMS MET (10/16/10 vs. MICHIGAN):  Seniors Paul Thompson and Phil DeSimone each notched a goal and an assist as the ninth-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team played to a 3-3 tie with No. 3 University of Michigan in front of a sellout crowd at the Whittemore Center for the home opener.Trailing 3-2 with 4:33 remaining in regulation, the Wildcats evened the score on a Thompson power-play tally. DeSimone carried the puck into the zone up the left side below the goal line where he dished the puck to Thompson, who whistled the puck into the top right corner of the net to knot it at three. Junior Blake Kessel also earned an assist on the play. The 'Cats have now tallied a power-play goal in all three contests this season. The Wildcats outshot Michigan, 48-30, including 37-17 after the first period. UNH controlled play in the third period and overtime, holding respective shot advantages of 14-9 and 8-1.DiGirolamo made 27 saves, including 12 in the first period. Hunwick stopped 45 shots, including 14 in the second period and eight in overtime.

'Cats Win Season Opener/Advance to Ice Breaker Final:UNH captured its second-straight season-opening win with a 4-1 win over Clarkson on Friday night at the Ice Breaker Tournament at Minnesota.The Wildcats advanced to the finals of the Ice Breaker for the third time in as many tries.

Class Action: In Friday night's 4-1 win over Clarkson every class scored.
Eric Knodel - Senior        Matt Willows - Junior
Dan Correale - Sophomore    Tyler Kelleher - Freshman

Balanced Scoring: Friday UNH got scoring contributions with three different lines scoring and one blueliner.

Career High Wyer Act: Senior netminder Jeff Wyer had a career-high 33 saves in UNH's 4-1 win over Clarkson.

Third Line Just Fine for Wildcats: In the win over Clarkson, Matt Willows notched a goal and an assist, while linemate Kyle Smith registered a pair of assists (his first career points).

Kelleher's First the Game Winner: Freshman Tyler Kelleher scored the eventual game-winning with his first career tally.

Wildcat D-Pair Named to All-Tournament Team of Ice Breaker: Eric Knodel and Trevor van Riemsdyk were named to the All-Tournament team at the Ice Breaker...Knodel notched goals in each game of the weekend, while van Riemsdyk handed out three assists over the weekend.

UNH Special Teams in Midseason Form: UNH's special teams were excellent all weekend killing off 10-of-11 power play opportunities and converting on 2-of-9 power play chances of its own.
Hockey Coaching Legends Met this Weekend: Dick Umile, the fourth active winningest coach in Division I, will play the third active (Minnesota's Don Lucia) and second (Michigan's Red Berenson) in back-to-back weekends.
Active Division I Coaches with 500 Wins
Name (Current School)            Wins
Jerry York (Boston College)        936
Red Berenson (Michigan)        772
Don Lucia (Minnesota)            625
Dick Umile (New Hampshire)        520

Wildcats Among National Leaders (Thru 10/14): Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual         Rank         Stats    
Points Per Game:    
Trevor van Riemsdyk            T-23rd    1.50 ppg
Goals Per Game:
Eric Knodel    T-4th    1.00 gpg
Assists Per Game:
Trevor van Riemsdyk             T-9th    1.50 apg
Power Play Goals:         
Eric Knodel    T-7th    1 ppg
Nick Sorkin    T-7th     1 ppg
Game-Winning Goals:
Tyler Kelleher    T-1st    1 gwg
Points Per Game (Defensemen):
Trevor van Riemsdyk            T-5th    1.50 ppg
Points Per Game (Rookies):
Tyler Kelleher    T-35th    0.50 ppg
Goals Against Average:
Jeff Wyer          T-13th           1.00 gaa
Save Percentage:
Jeff Wyer         7th          .971
Winning Percentage:
Jeff Wyer         T-1st    1.000
Scoring Offense          T-20th               3.00 g/gm
Scoring Defense         T-15th       2.00 g/gm
Scoring Margin            T-16th        1.00
Penalty Minutes    T-30th    12.00
Power Play                   T-18th       22.2 pct
Penalty Kill                   12th        90.9 pct
Combined Special Teams   T-9th      60.0 pct
Team Winning Percentage T-20th    .500

Among the League Leaders (Thru 10/14): Where some of the Wildcats rank in Hockey East.
        Player    All Games    HE Games
Points:     T. van Riemsdyk     T-6th (3 pts)            N/A
        5 players    T-14th (2 pts)         N/A
Goals:       Eric Knodel    T-2nd (2g)         N/A
        4 players     T-8th (1g)             N/A      
Assists:       T. van Riemsdyk    T-4th (3 a)         N/A
        Kyle Smith    T-7th (2a)          N/A
PP Points:     T. van Riemsdyk    T-2nd (1 ppg)         N/A
PP Goals:    Eric Knodel    T-2nd (1g)        N/A
        Nick Sorkin    T-2nd (1g)        N/A
GW Goals:     Tyler Kelleher     T-1st (1g)         N/A
Def. Scoring:     T. van Riemsdyk     T-3rd (3 pts)         N/A
        Eric Knodel          T-9th (2 pts)          N/A    
Plus-Minus:     Matt Willows    T-2nd (+3)         N/A
Blocked Shots:    Brett Pesce    T-2nd (8)        N/A
        2 players    T-10th (4)        N/A
Faceoff %:     Jeff Silengo     3rd (.581)         N/A
        John Henrion     4th (.573)         N/A
Goals Against Average:
        Jeff Wyer     4th (1.00)         N/A
Save Percentage:
        Jeff Wyer     4th (.971)         N/A
Winning Percentage:
        Jeff Wyer     T-1st (1.000)         N/A
Where UNH is Ranked in Hockey East (Thru 10/14):
    Overall                 HE games
Scoring Offense       3.00/T-5th    N/A
Scoring Defense            2.00/T-5th     N/A
Power Play %         22.2/4th     N/A
Penalty Kill %        90.9/3rd    N/A
Special Teams Net           +1/4th     N/A
1st Period Scoring          2/T-2nd      N/A
2nd Period Scoring       3/T-5th      N/A
3rd Period Scoring        1/T-7th         N/A
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
9/23            13    NP    3rd (pre)
9/30            NP    13    3rd (pre)
10/7            12    NP    3rd (pre)
10/14        13    13    2nd

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's Hockey Poll (Oct. 14)
Rk.      Team, Points  (FPV)    Last Poll    Record  Weeks
1.    Miami University, 503 (28)    2    2-0-0    3
2.    University of Wisconsin, 459 (3)    3    2-0-0    3
3.    University of Minnesota, 424    5    2-0-0    3
4.    University of Notre Dame, 366    8    2-0-0    3
5.    University of Michigan, 313    10    2-0-0    3
T-6.    Boston College, 302        4    1-1-0    3
T-6.    Yale University, 302 (3)        6    0-0-0    3
8.    University of North Dakota, 284    7    1-0-1    3
9.    Massachusetts Lowell, 250    1    1-1-0    3
10.    Providence College, 217    14    2-0-0    3
11.    St. Cloud State University, 165    9    1-0-1    3
12.    University of Denver, 127    NR    2-0-0    1
13.    New Hampshire, 117        12    1-1-0    3
14.    Quinnipiac University, 85    13    1-1-0    3
15.    Union College, 58        15    1-0-1    3
Others receiving votes: Boston University, 48; Rensselaer, 23; Minnesota State University, 10; Cornell University, 9; University of Minnesota Duluth, 8; Colorado College, 5; Brown University, 3; St. Lawrence University, 3. Division I Men's Hockey Poll (Oct. 14)
Rk.    School    (FPV)    Record    Points    Lst Wk.
 1     Miami                         (40)        2- 0-0       985         2
 2     Wisconsin                     ( 5)        2- 0-0       929         3
 3     Minnesota                     ( 2)        2- 0-0       880         5
 4     Notre Dame                                2- 0-0       796         8
 5     Michigan                                  2- 0-0       701        11
 6     North Dakota                          1- 0-1       678         7
 7     Boston College                        1- 1-0       671         4
 7     Yale                          ( 3)        0- 0-0       671         6
 9     Massachusetts-Lowell                  1- 1-0       625         1
10     Providence                                2- 0-0       560        14
11     St. Cloud State                           1- 0-1       516         9
12     Denver                                    2- 0-0       431        17
13     New Hampshire                         1- 1-0       402        13
14     Quinnipiac                                1- 1-0       316        10
15     Boston University                     2- 0-0       308        19
16     Union                                     1- 0-1       283        16
17     Rensselaer                                1- 1-0       203        15
18     Minnesota State                       0- 2-0       150        11
19     Cornell                                   0- 0-0        68        NR
20     Minnesota-Duluth                      1- 0-1        64        NR
Others receiving votes: St. Lawrence 47, Alaska-Anchorage 46, Ferris State 21, Clarkson 20, Western Michigan 17, Colorado College 15, Harvard 15, Northeastern 15, Lake Superior 12, Niagara 12, Colgate 8, Brown 7, Nebraska-Omaha 6, Sacred Heart 5, Michigan Tech 4, Bowling Green 3, Dartmouth 3, Ohio State 3, Air Force 1, Bentley 1, Canisius 1, Michigan State 1.

UNH Hockey on Television(Subject to change or additional):
DATE    GAME    Time/Result
Sat. Oct. 12    vs. Minnesota     L, 2-3
    FSN+ (only if UNH/Minnesota play)
Fri. Oct. 18     vs. Michigan     7:30 PM    
    WBIN | FOX College Sports
Sat. Oct. 19     vs. Michigan     7:00 PM    
    WBIN | FOX College Sports
Sat. Nov. 2     vs. Mass.-Lowell    7:00 PM    
    WBIN | FOX College Sports
Fri. Nov. 8     vs. Massachusetts     7:30 PM            WBIN | FOX College Sports
Sat. Dec. 7     vs. Boston College     7:00 PM            WBIN | FOX College Sports
Fri. Jan. 3     vs. Neb.-Omaha    7:30 PM            WBIN | FOX College Sports
Fri. Jan 24    vs. Maine    7:30 PM
    FOX College Sports
Fri. Jan. 31     vs. Notre Dame     7:30 PM            WBIN | FOX College Sports
Sat. Feb. 1    vs. Notre Dame    4:00 PM
Fri. Feb. 7     vs. Vermont     7:30 PM            WBIN | FOX College Sports
Fri. Feb. 14    vs. Boston University    7:00 PM
    NBC Sports Network

'CATS IN THE PROS: Here is a listing of former Wildcats playing professional hockey:
Mike Beck: Idaho Steelheads (ECHL)
Austin Block: HIFK (ET-Finland)
Bobby Butler: San Antonio Rampage (AHL)
Matt Campanale: Manchester Monarchs (AHL)
Joe Charlebois: HC Bolzano (Austria)
Greg Collins: HYS The Hague (Netherlands)
Phil DeSimone: Jokerit (ET-Finland)
Matt Di Girolamo: Trenton Titans (ECHL)
Matt Dzieduszycki: Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams (DEL - Germany)
Matt Fornataro: Leksand (Allsvenskan - Sweden)
Brian Foster: Stockton Thunder (ECHL)
Jamie Fritsch: Milano Rossoblu (Italy)
Lanny Gare: Löwen Frankfurt (Germany3)
Connor Hardowa: KooKoo (Mestis)
Darren Haydar: EHC München (DEL-Germany)
Kevin Kapstad: Leksand (Allsvenskan - Sweden)
Blake Kessel: Iowa Wild (AHL)
Damon Kipp: Reading Royals (ECHL)
Jason Krog:  HV71 (ET - Finland)
Peter LeBlanc: Hershey Bears (AHL)
Nathan Martz: Storhamar (Norway)
Kevin McCarey: Elmira Jackals (ECHL)
Jacob Micflikier: Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
Steve Moses: Jokerit (ET-Finland)
Jerry Pollastrone: Dundee Stars (EIHL)
Nick Poole: Milton Keynes Lightning (EPIHL)
Josh Prudden: Tilburg Trappers (Netherlands)
Mike Radja: Nippon Paper Cranes (Asia League)
Kevin Regan: Fife Flyers (EIHL)
Steve Saviano: Djurgården (Allsvenskan)
Mike Sislo: Albany Devils (AHL)
Trevor Smith: Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Garrett Stafford: Färjestad (SHL)
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:  Sophomore defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk is the younger brother of former wildcat and current Toronto Maple Leaf forward James van Riemsdyk. Associate Head Coach Jim Tortorella is the brother of Vancouver head coach John Tortorella.

'Cats Selected in the NHL Draft: Two current UNH players have been selected in the National Hockey League draft. Eric Knodel (Toronto) and Brett Pesce (Carolina) have all been drafted. Jay Camper is the younger brother of Bruins' prospect and former Miami University star Carter Camper.

UNH on the Radio:  In 2013-14, UNH athletics to proud to annouce — the largest network ever to broadcast UNH sporting events. The Wildcat Sports Radio Network is made up of 10 stations across the state with blanketing coverage across the state. Dan Parkhurst will be handling the play-by-play for the seventh-straight season, while Pete Webster will once again be doing the color commentating. Webster has been announcing Wildcat hockey since the 1993-94 season.
Location        Call Letters    Station #
Concord-Meredith    WZEI-FM    101.5
Dover-Portsmouth-Rochester    WPKX-AM    930
Dover-Portsmouth-Rochester    WQSO-FM    96.7
Keene        WEEY-FM    93.5
Lebanon-Claremont-Hanover    WTSL-AM    1400
Lebanon-Claremont-Hanover    WTSL-FM    94.3
Lebanon-Claremont-Hanover    WTSL-FM    94.5
Manchester        WGIR-AM    610
Nashua        WSMN-AM    1590
Wolfeboro        WASR-AM    1420
World-wide    Live Stream

Listen 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

Granite State Connection: The Wildcat hockey team features three players from New Hampshire with Collin Bourque (Goffstown) Ryan Randall (Durham) and Casey DeSmith (Rochester) all hailing from the Granite State.

'Cats Picked Third in Preseason Coaches' Poll: The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team was voted third, along with Notre Dame, in the Hockey East Association Preseason Coaches' Poll, which was announced Tuesday during the league's annual media day at Legends Restaurant in the TD Garden.The Wildcats, who racked up 84 points, have been picked third in two out of the last three preseason polls and finished in the top three in Hockey East five of the last seven seasons, including three regular-season titles.

2013-2014 Hockey East Preseason Coaches Poll:
Rk.         Team (FPV)                 Pts
1.            UMass-Lowell (7)                104
               Boston College (4)               104
3.            New Hampshire               84
               Notre Dame                   84                       
5.            Providence                    79
6.            Boston University                67
7.            Merrimack                    54           
8.            Maine                    45                       
9.            Vermont                 34           
10.         Massachusetts                 32
11.         Northeastern        28        

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