November 27, 2013

No. 20 Men's Hockey Travels to Colorado College for Two-Game Series (Fri. | 9:37 p.m.) (Sat. | 9:07 p.m.)

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RV/20 UNH (7-7-1, 5-3-0 HEA) vs. Colorado College (1-8-2, 1-5-2 NCHC)
Friday, Nov. 29 - 9:37 p.m. - World Arena (7,343) | Colo. Springs, Colo.
RV/20 UNH (7-7-1, 5-3-0 HEA) vs. Colorado College (1-8-2, 1-5-2 NCHC)
Saturday, Nov. 30 - 9:07 p.m. - World Arena (7,343) | Colo. Springs, Colo.

Wildcat Sports Radio Network
Friday, Nov. 29 - 9:37 p.m. (9:07 pregame show)
Dan Parkhurst (Play by Play), Pete Webster (Analyst)
Saturday, Nov. 30 - 9:07 p.m. (no pregame show)
Dan Parkhurst (Play by Play), Pete Webster (Analyst)

Stations: WGIR-610 AM (Manchester), WQSO- 96.7 FM (Portsmouth), WPKX 930 AM (Rochester) , WZEI 101.5 FM (Concord), WASR 1420 AM (Wolfeboro), WTSL 94.3, 94.5, 1400 (Claremont), WEEY 93.5 FM (Keene)

Senior Class Production: This year's senior class has accounted for 59 of 131 points for the Wildcats. Collectively, they have scored 23 goals and dished out 36 assists.

Turkey Day in Colorado: This weekend's series at Colorado College is the second straight year the Wildcats will spend Thanksgiving in Colorado.

Wins vs. Losses: In the seven wins for the Wildcats this season, they have tallied 31 goals and 53 assists and are averaging 4.43 goals per game. The team has allowed just seven goals in the seven games, making 184 saves on 191 shots faced (.963 save percentage). On special teams, the team has only relinquished four power play goals to opponents.

In the seven losses, UNH has scored 16 goals and 28 assists, averaging 2.29 goals per game. They've allowed 28 goals and made saves on 166 shots of 194 faced (.856 save percentage). They've also allowed seven power play goals in those games.

Striking First: In the eight Hockey East games played so far, the Wildcats have scored first in each of them. In 15 total games, UNH has scored the first goal in 11 of them.

Career Day at Colorado College: Junior forward Casey Thrush matched his career-high mark of goals in a game with two in the last contest between the Wildcats and the Tigers. He scored the game's first goal and the third for the 'Cats. Collin MacDonald registered his first-career point in the same game with an assist on the fourth goal.

A Busy Month Coming to a Close: The Wildcats will finish off the 12-game month of November with a pair at Colorado College. After starting the month off 0-2-0, UNH won six straight for a mark of 6-2-0. However, they are now 6-4-0 on the month.

Homecoming for Cleland: Freshman blueliner Matias Cleland, who hails from Longmont, Colo., will be playing in his home state this weekend. Colorado College is just 105 miles away from his hometown.

Scouting Colorado College: The Tigers head into the series with an overall record of 1-8-2 on the year. On offense, they are led by freshman forward Alex Roos, who comes into the game with four points on three goals and an assist. Freshman Jacob Slavin and senior Jeff Collett have matching totals of one goal and three assists for four points while Sam Rothstein has four helpers. Freshman Gustav Olofsson has lit the lamp twice and dished out an assist for three points while Alexander Krushelnyski and Cody Bradley have one goal and two assists for the same total.

Senior netminder Josh Thorimbert has started all 11 games for the Tigers this season and comes in with a record of 1-8-2. He has a goals against average of 2.85 and a save percentage of .907. Junior Courtney Lockwood has played 18:43 between the pipes and made saves on all five shots faced.

Series History vs. the Tigers: The Wildcats hold an 11-5-1 advantage over the Tigers in through the first 17 games of the series history. Colorado College earned a 6-2 win in the inaugural game of the series on Oct. 19, 1984, but the 'Cats have won 10 of the last 12 games. The two teams most recently played to a 4-4 draw about a year ago (Nov. 23, 2013) at World Arena. UNH head coach Umile owns an 8-1-1 record in his time as a head coach against CC.

Scoring Leaders vs. the Tigers:
Player    GP    G-A-P
Casey Thrush    1    2-0-2
Kevin Goumas    1    0-2-2
Trevor van Riemsdyk    1    1-0-1
Dan Correale    1    0-1-1
Maxim Gaudreault    1    0-1-1
Collin MacDonald    1    0-1-1
Brett Pesce    1    0-1-1
Nick Sorkin    1    0-1-1
Justin Agosta    1    0-0-0
Grayson Downing    1    0-0-0
Eric Knodel    1    0-0-0
Jeff Silengo    1    0-0-0
Dalton Speelman    1    0-0-0

Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T           SV           SV%
DeSmith          1/65:00       4             3.69    0-1-1        25     .862

Wildcats Among National Leaders (Thru 11/27): Below is a list of where UNH players and the team rank nationally.
Individual         Rank         Stats    
Points Per Game:
Kevin Goumas           T-51st    1.07 ppg
Trevor van Riemsdyk    T-55th    1.00 ppg
Goals Per Game:
Nick Sorkin    T-46th    0.53 gpg
Grayson Downing    T-46th    0.53 gpg
Assists Per Game:
Trevor van Riemsdyk             22nd    0.80 apg
Kevin Goumas    T-38th    0.71 apg
Power Play Goals:
Nick Sorkin    T-22nd    3 ppg
Short-Handed Goals:
Grayson Downing    T-9th    1shg
Jeff Silengo    T-9th    1shg
Game-Winning Goals:
Tyler Kelleher    T-17th    2 gwg
Points Per Game (Defensemen):
Trevor van Riemsdyk    T-4th    1.00 ppg
Eric Knodel    T-40th    0.60 ppg
Points Per Game (Rookies):
Tyler Kelleher    T-30th    0.67 ppg
Goals Against Average:
Casey DeSmith    16th    2.00 gaa
Save Percentage:
Casey DeSmith    T-20th      .926
Winning Percentage:
Casey DeSmith     T-42nd    .500
Shutouts:
Casey DeSmith    T-12th    1
Team
Scoring Offense         T-15th       3.20 g/gm
Scoring Defense         T-15th       2.40 g/gm
Scoring Margin            T-16th      0.83
Penalty Minutes    56th    9.0
Power Play    T-12th    22.7%
Penalty Kill    41st    79.2%

Among the League Leaders (Thru 11/27): Where some of the Wildcats rank in Hockey East.
        Player    All Games    HE Games
Points:    Kevin Goumas     T-7th (15p)        T-4th (8p)
        T. van Riemsdyk     T-7th (15p)        T-4th (8p)
        Nick Sorkin     T-9th (13p)        T-7th (7p)
        Grayson Downing T-9th (13p)        T-2nd (9p)
        Matt Willows     T-14th (11p)        T-7th (7p)
        Tyler Kelleher     T-19th (10 p)        T-7th (7p)
Goals:    Nick Sorkin     T-4th (8g)        T-3rd (5g)
        Grayson Downing T-4th (8g)        2nd (6g)
Assists:       T. van Riemsdyk    T-2nd (12a)         T-5th (5a)
        Kevin Goumas    6th (10a)        T-1st (6a)
        Tyler Kelleher     T-9th (8a)        T-1st (6a)
PP Points:     T. van Riemsdyk    T-1st (8p)         T-1st (5p)
        Grayson Downing T-3rd (7p)        T-1st (5p)
        Tyler Kelleher     -        T-3rd (4p)
PP Goals:    Nick Sorkin    T-3rd (3g)        T-2nd (2g)
        T. van Riemsdyk     -        T-2nd (2g)
        Grayson Downing -        T-2nd (2g)
SH Goals:     Grayson Downing  T-3rd (1g)         T-2nd (1g)
        Jeff Silengo    T-3rd (1g)        T-2nd (1g)
GW Goals:     Tyler Kelleher     T-5th (2g)         T-5th (1g)
        Justin Agosta    -        T-5th (1g)
        Jeff Silengo    -        T-5th (1g)
        Casey Thrush    -        T-5th (1g)
Def. Scoring:     T. van Riemsdyk     1st (15 p)         1st ( 1.00 ppg)
        Eric Knodel    T-5th (9 p)    T-7th (0.50 ppg)
        Justin Agosta    T-7th (8p)        T-4th (0.62 ppg)
Fr. Scoring:     Tyler Kelleher    T-6th (10p)        1st (7p)
+/- :     T. van Riemsdyk     T-5th (+11)         T-2nd (+7)
        Nick Sorkin    -        T-4th (+6)
        Justin Agosta    -        T-7th (+5)
        Kevin Goumas    -        T-7th (+5)
Shots on Goal:     Grayson Downing 4th (51 sog)         T-4th (27 sog)
Blocked Shots:     Eric Knodel    1st (43 blk)         1st (29 blk)
        T. van Riemsdyk     3rd (32 blk)        5th (18 blk)
Faceoff Percentage:
        Kyle Smith    2nd (.601)        2nd (.625)
        Jeff Silengo    6th (.581)
        Kevin Goumas    7th (.579)
Goals Against Average:
        Casey DeSmith     5th (2.00)         5th (1.89)
Save Percentage:
        Casey DeSmith    7th (.926)         8th (.928)
Winning Percentage:
        Casey DeSmith     T-9th (.500)         T3rd (.625)

Where UNH is Ranked in Hockey East (Thru 11/27):
    Overall                 HE games
Scoring Offense       3.20/4th    3.75/1st
Scoring Defense            2.40/7th     2.00/T-4th
Power Play %         22.7/1st     27.0/2nd
Penalty Kill %        79.2/9th    81.5/7th
1st Period Scoring          14/4th      9/1st
2nd Period Scoring       20/1st      10/1st
3rd Period Scoring        13/T-6th         10/T-1st
Overtime Scoring           1/T-1st      1/T-1st

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
10/28        RV    RV    2nd
11/4            RV    RV    9th
11/11        RV    RV    3rd
11/18        RV    20    3rd
11/25        Rv    20    2nd

Scoring by Class: 2013-14 breakdown of scoring by class.
Class    G-A-P    G-A-P %.
Seniors:    23-36-59    48-43-45
Juniors:    17-25-42    35-30-32
Sophomores:    6-12-18    13-15-14
Freshmen:    2-10-12    4-12-9

THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's Hockey Poll (Nov. 25)
Rk.      Team, Points  (FPV)    Last Poll    Record  Weeks
1    Minnesota, 492 (21)        1    9-2-1    9
2    St. Cloud State, 478 (12)        2    9-1-2    9
3    University of Michigan, 420    5    8-2-1    9
4    Providence College, 412 (1)    3    10-2-1    9
5    Quinnipiac University, 383    4    12-2-1    9
6     Boston College, 306        7    8-3-2    9
7    Ferris State University, 297    13    10-2-1    3
8    UMass Lowell, 256        11    10-4-0    8
9    Yale University, 224        9    5-2-2    9
10    University of Notre Dame, 188    6    8-5-1    9
11    Clarkson University, 185    10    10-3-1    4
12    Miami University, 109        8    7-6-1    9
13    University of Wisconsin, 103    12    4-3-1    8
14    Cornell University, 74        RV    6-3-1    3
15    Nebraska-Omaha, 40        NR    8-6-0    1

Others receiving votes: Union College, 30; University of New Hampshire, 28; Lake Superior State University, 18; Rensselaer, 15; University of Minnesota Duluth, 10; Ohio State University, 7; University of North Dakota, 4; Air Force Academy, 2; University of Denver, 1.

USCHO.com Division I Men's Hockey Poll (Nov. 25)
Rk.    School    (FPV)    Record    Points    Lst Wk.
 1     Minnesota                  (22)        9- 2-1       963         1
 2     St. Cloud State               (27)        9- 1-2      962         2
 3     Michigan                                 8- 2-1       860         5
 4     Providence                               10- 2-1      855         3
 5     Quinnipiac                               12- 2-1       818         4
 6     Ferris State                  ( 1)       10- 2-1       701        10
 7     Boston College                       8- 3-2       699         7
 8     Massachusetts-Lowell                 10- 4-0       650        13
 9     Yale                                      5- 2-2       576         9
10     Clarkson                                 10- 3-1       515        11
11     Notre Dame                                8- 5-1       514         6
12     Wisconsin                                 4- 3-1       396        12
13     Miami                                     7- 6-1       386         8
14     Cornell                                   6- 3-1       286        18
15     Union                                     6- 3-2       252        17
16     Lake Superior                             7- 4-1       210        16
17     Nebraska-Omaha                       8- 6-0       172        NR
18     Minnesota-Duluth                      6- 5-1       166        19
18     Rensselaer                                7- 5-2       166        14
20     New Hampshire                         7- 6-1       137        20

Others receiving votes: North Dakota 67, Ohio State 60,
Northeastern 20, Air Force 15, Boston University 14, Denver
13, Maine 9, Bowling Green 5, St. Lawrence 3,
Alaska-Anchorage 2, Minnesota State 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    L, 2-3 (OT)    
    WBIN | FOX College Sports
Fri. Nov. 8     vs. Massachusetts     W, 4-1            WBIN | FOX College Sports
Tue. Nov. 12     vs. Brown     W, 4-2            Live Well Network | FOX College Sports
Fri. Nov. 22     at Providence     W, 3-2 (OT)            Cox Sports on OCN
Tue. Nov. 26     vs. Harvard     L, 3-6            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
    WBIN | FOX College Sports
Sat. Jan 25    at Maine    7:00 PM
    FOX College Sports | WFVX Fox 22
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 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)
Garrett Stafford: Färjestad (SHL)
Craig Switzer: HC Innsbruck (Austria)
Paul Thompson: Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins (AHL)
Trevor Smith: Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
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
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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