No. 13 Men's Hockey Travels to 12th-ranked Rensselaer in Non-Conference Action on Saturday

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#13/14 UNH (1-2-1, 0-0-0 HEA) vs. #12/12 Rensselaer (3-1-0, 0-0-0 ECAC)
Saturday, Oct. 26 - 7:00 p.m. - Houston Field House (4,800) | Troy, N.Y.

Wildcat Sports Radio Network
Saturday, Oct. 19 - 7:00 p.m.  (6:30 pregame show)
Dan Parkhurst (Play by Play), Pete Webster (Analyst)
Stations: WGIR-610 AM (Manchester), WSKX- 95.3 FM (Portsmouth, York, Maine), 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 Engineers:  No. 12 Rensselaer enters Saturday's game with a 3-1-0 record. Most recently, the Engineers defeated Sacred Heart 7-1 on Saturday night and downed No. 15 Boston University, 3-1 on the road. The Engineers have have outscored their oppnents 18-9 so far this season. Junior Ryan Haggerty leads the team in scoring with seven goals through his first four games. Junior Scott Diebold and sophomore Jason Kasdorf have split time between the pipe for Rensselaer. Diebold leads the pair with a 2-0-0  record with and 1.31 GAA with a .948 save percentage.

Series History vs. Rensselaer: UNH holds a 24-21-0 advantage in the all-time series, which dates back to Feb. 7, 1964. Coach Umile owns a 9-4-0 record all-time against RPI. In the last 10 meetings, UNH owns a 7-3-0 record. Dan Correale and Jay Camper are the active leading scorers against the Engineers, while Casey Desmith stopped 20 of 22 shots in a 5-2 win over RPI last January.

Last Time Out Against RPI: UNH last went head to head with the Engineers on January 5, 2013 when eight Wildcats recorded a point in the 5-2 win over RPI at the Whittemore Center. Casey DeSmith started in net for the home team making 20 saves on 22 shots. After breaking even with Rensselaer 1-1 in the first period, goals by John Henrion and Justin Agosta put the Wildcats up 3-1 in the second. A one-timer from Connor Hardowa and an empty-netter from Jeff Silengo sealed the victory for UNH. Despite a power play goal by RPI forward Curtis Leonard, his second of the night, brought the Engineers within three.

Scoring Leaders vs. The Engineers:
Dan Correale        1    0-2-2
Jay Camper        1     0-2-2
Justin Agosta        1    1-0-1
Jeff Silengo        1    1-0-1
Eric Knodel        1    1-0-1
Kevin Goumas        1    0-1-1
Casey Thrush        1    0-1-1
Matt Willows        1    0-0-0
Dalton Speelman    1     0-0-0
Trevor van Riemsdyk    1     0-0-0
Brett Pesce        1    0-0-0
Grayson Downing    1    0-0-0

Goaltending Stats
Player        GP/Min      GA   W-L-T    SV
DeSmtih         1/60:00    2         1-0-0    20    

'Cats have first penalty shot since 2007: Dan Correale's missed penalty shot was the first attempt by the 'Cats since Bobby Butler had an unsuccessful attempt against Maine on Dec. 16, 2007. Josh Ciocco was the last Wildcat to make a penalty shot. He scored on a February 17, 2006 at Boston University.

UNH outshoots Michigan 14-2 in 3rd: New Hampshire held a decisive 14-2 shot advantage in the third period on Friday night.

Wyer Continues Early Success: Jeff Wyer continues to be stellar in the early going. He is 1-0-1 with a 0.96 GAA and a .962 save percentage in two games. He's allowed just a single goal in each of his first two games.

Goumas Two Points Shy of Century Club: Kevin Goumas is trying to become the 71st Wildcat to go over 100 career points. He is just two points shy at 98 career points. Goumas would become the first since Phil DeSimone to go over 100 career points. DeSimone, Mike Sislo and Paul Thompson all went over 100 points in the 2010-11 season.

UNH and the Big Ten: In the Inaugural Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge, UNH finished with a record of 0-2-1 after losses against Minnesotta and Michigan. The conference that records the most points from the 13 interconference games will be declared the winner, with two points being awarded for a win, one point for a tie and a bonus point for a road win. As of this last weekend, Hockey East leads the Big Ten in the challenge 9-4.

Wildcats Among National Leaders (Thru 10/24): Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual         Rank         Stats    
Assists Per Game:
Trevor van Riemsdyk             T-10th    1.25 apg
Power Play Goals:         
Kevin Goumas    T-26th    0.33 ppg
Eric Knodel    T-26th    0.33 ppg
Nick Sorkin    T-26th     0.33 ppg
Game-Winning Goals:
Tyler Kelleher    T-6th    1 gwg
Points Per Game (Defensemen):
Trevor van Riemsdyk            T-6th    1.25 ppg
Goals Against Average:
Jeff Wyer          3rd           0.96 gaa
Save Percentage:
Jeff Wyer         4th          .962
Winning Percentage:
Jeff Wyer         T-20th    .750
Team
Scoring Defense         T-9th       2.00 g/gm
Scoring Margin            T-20th        0.25
Penalty Minutes    T-24th    14.2

Among the League Leaders (Thru 10/24): Where some of the Wildcats rank in Hockey East.
        Player    All Games    HE Games
Points:     T. van Riemsdyk     T-11th (5 pts)        N/A
        Kevin Goumas    T-15th (4 pts)         N/A
Goals:       Kevin Goumas    T-2nd (2g)        N/A
        Eric Knodel    T-2nd (2g)         N/A
        Nick Sorkin    T-2nd (2g)             N/A      
Assists:       T. van Riemsdyk    T-3rd (5 a)         N/A
PP Points:     T. van Riemsdyk    T-3rd (13 pp)         N/A
PP Goals:    Kevin Goumas    T-2nd (1g)        N/A
        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 (5 pts)         N/A
        Eric Knodel          T-9th (3 pts)          N/A    
Blocked Shots:    Brett Pesce    T-2nd (10)        N/A
        Eric Knodel    T-6th (9)        N/A
        John Henrion     4th (.573)         N/A
Goals Against Average:
        Jeff Wyer     2nd (0.96)         N/A
Save Percentage:
        Jeff Wyer     2nd (.962)         N/A
Winning Percentage:
        Jeff Wyer     6th (.750)         N/A

Where UNH is Ranked in Hockey East (Thru 10/24):
    Overall                 HE games
Scoring Offense       2.25/8th    N/A
Scoring Defense            2.00/4th     N/A
Power Play %         14.3/T-7th     N/A
Penalty Kill %        80.0/6th    N/A
1st Period Scoring          3/4th      N/A
2nd Period Scoring       5/T-6th      N/A
3rd Period Scoring        1/T-9th         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
10/21        13    14    2nd

Scoring by Class: 2013-14 breakdown of scoring by class.
Class    G-A-P    G-A-P %.
Seniors:    6-6-12    67-35-46
Juniors:    1-8-9    11-47-34
Sophomores:    1-3-4    11-18-15
Freshmen:    1-0-1    11-0-4

THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's Hockey Poll (Oct. 21)
Rk.      Team, Points  (FPV)    Last Poll    Record  Weeks
1    University of Minnesota, 495 (25)    3    4-0-0    4
2    University of Notre Dame, 439 (5)    4    4-0-0    4
3    Miami University, 421 (1)    1    3-1-0    4
4    University of Michigan, 402    5    3-0-1    4
5    Boston College, 370        T-6    2-1-0    4
6    Yale University, 311 (3)        T-6    0-0-0    4
7    University of North Dakota, 302    8    2-1-1    4
8    Providence College, 280    10    3-0-0    4
9    Quinnipiac University, 231    14    3-1-0    4
10    St. Cloud State University, 171    11    1-0-1    4
11    University of Wisconsin, 166    2    2-2-0    4
12    Rensselaer, 128        RV    3-1-0    1
13    New Hampshire, 99        13    1-2-1    4
14    Boston University, 85        RV    3-1-0    1
15    Lake Superior State Univ., 65    NR    4-0-0    1
Others receiving votes: University of Denver, 27; University of Massachusetts-Lowell, 26; Minnesota State University, 15; Northeastern University, 14; Cornell University, 10; University of Minnesota Duluth, 6; Brown University, 4; Colorado College, 4; Air Force Academy, 3; Clarkson University, 3; University of Alaska, 2; Ferris State University, 1.

USCHO.com Division I Men's Hockey Poll (Oct. 21)
Rk.    School    (FPV)    Record    Points    Lst Wk.
 1     Minnesota                     (31)        4- 0-0       972         3
 2     Notre Dame                    (11)        4- 0-0       928         4
 3     Miami                         ( 5)        3- 1-0       874         1
 4     Michigan                                  3- 0-1       844         5
 5     Boston College                        2- 1-0       769         7
 6     North Dakota                          2- 1-1       720         6
 7     Yale                          ( 3)        0- 0-0       676         7
 8     Providence                                3- 0-0       668        10
 9     Quinnipiac                                3- 1-0       536        14
10     St. Cloud State                           1- 0-1       516        11
11     Wisconsin                                 2- 2-0       509         2
12     Rensselaer                                3- 1-0      412        17
13     Boston University                     3- 1-0       346        15
14     New Hampshire                         1- 2-1       338        13
15     Lake Superior                             4- 0-0       237        NR
16     Minnesota State                       2- 2-0       212        18
17     Denver                                    2- 2-0       187        12
18     Massachusetts-Lowell                  1- 3-0       186         9
19     Cornell                                   0- 0-0       113        19
20     Northeastern                              4- 0-0        99        NR
Others receiving votes: Minnesota-Duluth 79, St. Lawrence 61, Alaska-Anchorage 50, Clarkson 50, Union 27, Colorado College 16, Ferris State 16, Harvard 11, Air Force 10, Alaska 10, Bowling Green 10, Western Michigan 8, Ohio State 5, Niagara 3, Canisius 1, Dartmouth 1.

UNH Hockey on Television(Subject to change or additional):
DATE    GAME    Time/Result
Sat. Oct. 12    vs. Minnesota     L, 2-3
    FSN+
Fri. Oct. 18     vs. Michigan     T, 1-1 (OT)
    WBIN | FOX College Sports
Sat. Oct. 19     vs. Michigan     L, 2-3 (OT)    
    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
    NESN
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 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 is proud to annouce the largest network ever to broadcast UNH sporting events. The Wildcat Sports Radio Network is made up of 10 stations 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
Worldwide        UNHWildcats.com    Live Stream

Listen 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.

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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