Men's Hockey Welcomes Hockey East Newcomer Notre Dame for Pair of Games (Fri., 7:30 p.m. | WBIN/FCS) (Sat., 4:00 p.m. | NESN)

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DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team is set to play the newest team in the Hockey East Conference, Notre Dame, for a pair of games at home. The first game is slated for Friday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. while the second game will take place on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Saturday's game is also the sixth annual Operation Hat Trick game.

Television
Friday, Jan. 31- 7:30 p.m. | WBIN/FCS-Atlantic
Dan Parkhurst (Play by Play), Pete Webster (Analyst)
Saturday, Feb. 1 - 4:00 p.m. | NESN
Tom Caron (Play by Play), Craig Janney (Analyst)

Wildcat Sports Radio Network
Friday, Jan. 31 - 7:30 p.m. (7:00 pregame show)
Mike Murphy (Play by Play), Bob Lipman (Analyst)
Saturday, Jan. 25 - 4:00 p.m. (3:30 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)

Scouting Notre Dame: The No. 14/14 Fighting Irish come into the weekend having recently split a pair of games at Northeastern. In Friday's (Jan. 24) game, Notre Dame was shutout by the Huskies by a score of 4-0. The following night, the Fighting Irish posted a 3-0 victory over NU. The line of Lucia, Hinostroza and Schneider tallied all three goals for UND with one apiece.

Senior T.J. Tynan leads the Fighting Irish in points with 25. He has five goals and a team leading 20 assists. Mario Lucia leads the squad in goals (13) and adds nine assists for 22 points. Vince Hinostroza has the same point total from six goals and 16 assists.

Senior netminder Steven Summerhays has started 22 of 23 games played this season and comes in with a record of 13-8-1 and five shutouts. He has a goals against average of 2.01 and a save percentage of .923. Chad Katunar has started three of the five games played and has a record of 2-1-0. His goals against average stands at 2.36 while his save percentage is .881.

Scoring Leaders vs. the Fighting Irish
Player    GP    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

Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
No current goaltenders have faced Notre Dame.

To This Point: A comparison through 28 games between this season and the last three seasons.
    10-11    11-12    12-13    13-14    
Record     17-7-4    12-14-2    16-8-4    14-13-1
HE Record    15-4-2    9-11-1    11-7-3    6-6-0
Goals scored    100    86    91    87
Goals scored/PG    3.57    3.07    3.25    3.11
Goals Allowed    71    85    65    71
Goals Allowed/PG    2.54    3.04    2.32    2.54
Shots    963    912    985    955
Shots Allowed    889    830    841    784
Power Play     21.0%    19.4%    16.4%    20.5%
    (26-124)    (20-103)    (18-110)    (24-117)
Penalty Kill     80.8%    81.8%    89.5%    81.5%
    (80-99)    (72-88)    (85-95)    (66-81)
Top 3 Scorers    Thompson    Moses    Goumas    Goumas
    24-20-44    20-11-31    10-22-32    10-20-30
    Sislo    Sorkin    Downing    Sorkin    
    10-28-38    6-24-30    12-11-23    15-14-29
    DeSimone    Goumas    TVR    Willows
    5-26-31    6-18-24    6-15-21    12-11-23


Sellout for Whiteout:
Friday's (Jan. 24) game marked the fourth sellout of the 2013-14 season, including the exhibition contest against Acadia. It was also 'Whiteout the Whitt', an event in which fans are encouraged to wear white to support UNH.

One of '603 Reasons':
The Eagle Tribune recently published an article saying that UNH hockey is one of '603 Reasons' people say New Hampshire is special. The piece talks about the traidition of hockey at UNH and the history.

It's a Block Party:
UNH blocked 22 shots in Saturday's game at the University of Maine. It was the sixth time this season the 'Cats have blocked 20 or more shots. The season high of 27 came against Northeastern (Nov. 15).

The Sorkin-Goumas Connection:
Kevin Goumas and Nick Sorkin have teamed up on 14 goals this season. Sorkin has assisted Goumas on five while Goumas has assisted Sorkin nine times. 

Spreading the Wealth: On the season, a total of 20 different skaters have tallied at least one point. Jay Camper became the 20th with his first point of the season on the game-winning goal in the 3-2 win over Maine on Jan. 24.

Willows' Progression:
Junior forward Matt Willows is having a career year with 12 goals and 11 assists for 23 points through his first 28 games. As a freshman, he played in 20 games and recorded a total of three assits on the year. Last year, he played in 29 games and had eight goals and five assists for 13 points.

Seven over 100:
The Wildcats currently have seven players who have played at least 100 career games. Dalton Speelman leads the category with 148 while Kevin Goumas has played in 133. Nick Sorkin has seen the ice in 129 games while Jeff Silengo has played in 113. Senior blueliners Eric Knodel and Justin Agosta have played 103 as Trevor van Riemsdyk has played 102 games.

Wins vs. Losses:
In the 14 wins for the Wildcats this season, they have tallied 60 goals and 107 assists and are averaging 4.29 goals per game. The team has allowed just 20 goals in the 14 games, making 380 saves on 400 shots faced (.950 save percentage). On special teams, the team has only relinquished five power play goals to opponents.

In the 13 losses, UNH has scored 25 goals and 45 assists, averaging 1.92 goals per game. They've allowed 50 goals and made saves on 317 shots of 362 faced (.876 save percentage). They've also allowed nine power play goals in those games.

Moving Up the Ranks:
Senior forward Kevin Goumas is in 49th on the all-time scoring list. His 124 career points (35g, 89a) are just two shy of Tim Hanely (55g, 71a) and Ralph Robinson (43g, 83a), each of which have 126 points.

van Riemsdyk on the Ballot:
Junior blueliner Trevor van Riemsdyk is on the ballot for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award Fan Voting. By logging onto www.hobeybaker.com, fans can vote once every 24 hours. The Hobey Baker Memorial Award is college hockey's most prestigious award earned by the nation's most outstanding player.


Division I Men's Hockey Pairwise (Jan. 25)
Rk.    Team    PR    W-L-T    Win %    Rk    RPI     Rk.    
1    Minnesota    58    18-2-4    .8217    1    .6143*    1
2    Boston College    57    18-4-3    .7951    2    .5997*    2
3    Quinnipiac    56    18-4-5    .7598    3    .5747*    3
4t    Union    54    16-5-3    .7258    4    .5699*    4
4t    Ferris State    54    18-6-3    .7444    5    .5664    5
6    St. Cloud State    53    13-5-4    .6695    6    .5640    6
7t    Providence    51    15-6-5    .6786    8    .5593*    7
7t    Northeastern    51    15-8-3    .6450    12    .5580*    8
9    UMass.-Lowell    50    16-7-2    .6667    7    .5552*    9
10t    Michigan    48    12-6-2    .6598    11    .5505    10
10t    Cornell    48    10-4-5    .6613    10    .5495    11
12    Notre Dame    47    15-9-1    .5862    14    .5471*    12
13    Wisconsin    46    14-7-1    .6316    9    .5451    13
14t    Minn.-Duluth    44    10-9-3    .5219    30    .5410    14
14t    Colgate    44    13-9-3    .5692    22t    .5397    15
16    Clarkson    43    15-9-2    .6240    15t    .5367    16
17    North Dakota    42    13-8-3    .5983    18t    .5365    17
18    Yale    41    10-5-4    .6374    13    .5363*    18
19    Vermont    40    13-9-3    .5772    22t    .5352    19
20t    Maine    39    12-9-3    .5680    26    .5328    20
20t    W. Michigan    39    12-8-4    .5805    21    .5325    21
22t    UNH    36    14-13-1.5108    31    .5296    22
22t    Denver    36    13-8-5    .5781    20    .5276    23
24    Minnesota State    35    14-12-0    .5593    29    .5238    24
25    Bowling Green    34    13-10-5    .5564    28    .5225    25
26    Brown    33    8-8-3    .5281    32t    .5177    26
27t    Ohio State    31    12-9-1    .5455    25    .5162    27
27t    Alaska-Anch.    31    13-10-3    .5462    27    .5103    28
29t    Miami    30    10-11-3    .4870    35    .5088    29
29t    Rensselaer    30    10-10-4    .5000    32t    .5086    30
31t    Lake Superior    28    12-13-1    .4884    34    .5026    31
31t    Neb.-Omaha    28    9-11-2    .4464    38    .5008    32
33    N. Michigan    25    10-12-2    .4825    37    .4976    34
34    Bentley    24    13-8-3    .6356    18t    .4983    33
35t    Air Force    23    14-8-4    .6341    15t    .4951    35
35t    St. Lawrence    23    8-13-3    .4146    42t    .4929    36
35t    Mercyhurst    23    14-10-4    .5827    24    .4920    37
35t    Alaska    23    10-12-4    .4609    36    .4894    38
39    Bemidji State    21    8-13-7    .4069    41    .4877    39
40    Michigan Tech    19    8-14-6    .4008    45    .4836    40
41    Connecticut    18    12-7-4    .5943    17    .4826    41
42t    Massachusetts    17    7-16-3    .3374    50    .4804    42
42t    Merrimack    17    7-13-3    .3667    47    .4792    43
44t    Michigan State    15    8-12-3    .3785    40    .4791    44
44t    Harvard    15    5-11-3    .3333    49    .4730    46
46    Boston Univ.    13    8-14-2    .3364    46    .4742    45
47    Canisius    12    9-13-2    .4348    39    .4518    47
48    Dartmouth    11    3-14-3    .2255    54t    .4440    48
49    Colo. College    10    3-17-4    .1842    57    .4398    49
50    Robert Morris    9    8-13-3    .3913    42t    .4379    50
51t    RIT    7    8-13-3    .4000    42t    .4356    51
51t    Princeton    7    4-15-0    .2021    56    .4352    52
51t    Niagara    7    7-14-3    .3628    48    .4319    53
54    Penn State    5    4-15-1    .2079    54t    .4264    54
55    Holy Cross    4    6-16-2    .3040    51    .4249    55
56    AIC    3    6-17-1    .2991    52    .4101    56
57    Sacred Heart    2    6-18-0    .2735    53    .4008    57
58    Ala.-Huntsville    1    1-24-1    .0615    59    .3940    58
59    Army    0    3-18-0    .1509    58    .3675    59

Wildcats Among National Leaders (Thru 1/29):
Below is a list of where UNH players and the team rank nationally.
Individual         Rank         Stats    
Points Per Game:
Kevin Goumas           31st    1.11 ppg
Nick Sorkin    44th    1.04 ppg
Goals Per Game:
Nick Sorkin    27th    0.54 gpg
Assists Per Game:
Kevin Goumas    25th    0.74 apg
Trevor van Riemsdyk             T-27th    0.73 apg
Power Play Goals:
Nick Sorkin    T-23rd    5 ppg
Matt Willows    T-23rd    5 ppg
Short-Handed Goals:
Grayson Downing    T-29th    1shg
Jeff Silengo    T-29th    1shg
Game-Winning Goals:
Matt Willows    T-18th    3 gwg
Tyler Kelleher    T-47th    2 gwg
Nick Sorkin    T-47th    2 gwg
Points Per Game (Defensemen):
Trevor van Riemsdyk    5th    0.88 ppg
Eric Knodel    T-21st    0.71 ppg
Justin Agosta    39th    0.61 ppg
Goals Against Average:
Casey DeSmith    23rd    2.26 gaa
Save Percentage:
Casey DeSmith    23rd      .921
Winning Percentage:
Casey DeSmith     41st    .522
Shutouts:
Casey DeSmith    T-12th    2
Team
Scoring Offense         20     3.11 g/gm
Scoring Defense         22nd       2.54 g/gm
Scoring Margin            18th      0.57
Penalty Minutes    57th    7.4
Power Play    18th    20.5%
Penalty Kill    29th    81.5%

Among the League Leaders (Thru 1/29): Where some of the Wildcats rank in Hockey East.
        Player    All Games    HE Games
Points:    Kevin Goumas     7th (30pts)        T-9th (11pts)
        Nick Sorkin    8th (29pts)        T-9th (11pts)
        T. van Riemsdyk    T-13th (23pts)        T-15th  (9pts)
        Grayson Downing -        T-15th (9pts)
        Matt Willows    T-13th (23pts)        T-15th (8pts)
Goals:    Nick Sorkin    T-4th (15g)        T-5th (7g)
        Grayson Downing -        T-7th (6g)
        Matt Willows    T-9th (12g)        -
Assists:       Kevin Goumas    T-4th (20a)        T-5th (9a)
        T. van Riemsdyk    T-6th (19a)         -
        Tyler Kelleher    -        T-7th (8a)
PP Points:     T. van Riemsdyk    -        T-8th (5p)
        Grayson Downing-        T-8th (5p)
PP Goals:    Nick Sorkin    T-5th (5g)        T-8th (2g)
        Matt Willows    T-5th (5g)        -
        T. van Riemsdyk     -        T-8th (2g)
        Grayson Downing -        T-8th (2g)
SH Goals:     Grayson Downing T-9th (1g)         T-3rd (1g)
        Jeff Silengo    T-9th (1g)        T-3rd (1g)
GW Goals:     Matt WIllows    T-5th (3g)        T-10th (1g)
        Tyler Kelleher     -        T-10th (1g)
        Nick Sorkin    -        T-10th (1g)
        Justin Agosta    -        T-10th (1g)
        Casey Thrush    -        T-10th (1g)
Def. Scoring:     T. van Riemsdyk     1st (23 pts)         2nd ( 9pts)
        Eric Knodel    T-2nd (20 pts)        T-3rd (6pts)
        Justin Agosta    T-6th (17pts)        T-6th (6pts)
Fr. Scoring:     Tyler Kelleher    -        T-3rd (9pts)
Plus-Minus:    Kevin Goumas    T-7th (+15)        T-10th (+6)
        Matt Willows    T-7th (+15)
        Nick Sorkin    -        T-10th (+6)
Blocked Shots:     Eric Knodel    1st (70 blk)         2nd (33 blk)
        Brett Pesce    4th (52 blk)
        T. van Riemsdyk    T-5th (50 blk)        T-8th (24 blk)
        Matias Cleland    T-10th (43 blk)
Faceoff Percentage:
        Kyle Smith    4th (.575)        4th (.615)
        Kevin Goumas    5th (.569)
Goals Against Average:
        Casey DeSmith     8th (2.26)         6th (2.35)
Save Percentage:
        Casey DeSmith    7th (.921)         9th (.914)
Winning Percentage:
        Casey DeSmith     11th (.522)         7th (.500)

Where UNH is Ranked in Hockey East (Thru 1/29):
    Overall                 HE games
Scoring Offense       3.11/6th    3.17/3rd
Scoring Defense            2.54/7th     2.50/7th
Power Play %         20.5/4th     22.4/2nd
Penalty Kill %        81.5/10th    84.4/5th
1st Period Scoring          24/T-4th     11/T-4th
2nd Period Scoring       32/3rd      14/2nd
3rd Period Scoring        30/5th         12/5th
Overtime Scoring           1/T-1st      1/T-1st

Scoring by Class: 2013-14 breakdown of scoring by class.
Class    G-A-P    G-A-P %.
Seniors:    45-74-119    52-48-49
Juniors:    30-41-71    34-27-29
Sophomores:    9-21-30    10-14-12
Freshmen:    3-18-21    3-12-9     

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
12/2            RV    18    2nd
12/9            RV    RV    3rd    
12/16        RV    RV    3rd
12/30        NP    RV    3rd
1/6/14        RV    20    3rd
1/13            RV    17    5th
1/20            -    RV    6th
1/27            -    RV    6th

THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's Hockey Poll (Jan. 27)
Rk.      Team, Points  (FPV)    Last Poll    Record  Weeks
1    University of Minnesota, 508 (32)    1    18-2-4    16
2    Boston College, 475 (2)        2    18-4-3    16
3    Quinnipiac University, 433    4    18-4-5    16
4    Union College, 390        3    16-5-3    10
5    St. Cloud State University, 364    5    13-5-4    16
6     Ferris State University, 346    6    18-6-3    10
7    Providence College, 303    7    15-6-5    16
8    UMass Lowell, 296        8    16-7-2    15
9    University of Wisconsin, 216    9    14-7-1    15
10    Northeastern University, 190    11    15-8-3    3
11    Cornell University, 171        12    10-4-5    10
12    University of Michigan, 135    14    12-6-2    16
13    Yale University, 125        10    10-5-4    16
14    University of Notre Dame, 75    15    15-9-1    16
15    Clarkson University, 26        13    15-9-2    11

Others receiving votes:
Colgate University, 17; University of Denver, 13; University of North Dakota, 12; University of Minnesota Duluth, 9; Bentley University, 1; University of Vermont, 1; Western Michigan University, 1

USCHO.com Division I Men's Hockey Poll (Jan. 27)
Rk.    School    (FPV)    Record    Points    Lst Wk.
 1     Minnesota                     (44)       18- 2-4       994         1
 2     Boston College                ( 6)       18- 4-3       955         2
 3     Quinnipiac                               18- 4-5       877         4
 4     Union                                    16- 5-3       847         3
 5     St. Cloud State                          13- 5-4       767         5
 6     Ferris State                             18- 6-3       737         6
 7     Providence                               15- 6-5       706         7
 8     Massachusetts-Lowell                 16- 7-2       660         8
 9     Wisconsin                                14- 7-1       536         9
10     Northeastern                             15- 8-3       505        11
11     Cornell                                  10- 4-5       495        12
12     Michigan                                 12- 6-2       459        14
13     Yale                                     10- 5-4       426        10
14     Notre Dame                               15- 9-1       361        15
15     Clarkson                                 15- 9-2       275        13
16     Denver                                   13- 8-5       224        16
17     North Dakota                             13- 8-3       178        18
18     Colgate                                  13- 9-3       147        NR
19     Vermont                                  13- 9-3       138        17
20     Western Michigan                     12- 8-4       104        19

Others receiving votes:
Maine 43, Minnesota-Duluth 38,
Bentley 7, New Hampshire 7, Bowling Green 6, Air Force 3,
Mercyhurst 2, Minnesota State 1, Nebraska-Omaha 1, Ohio
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     L, 1-2            WBIN | FOX College Sports
Fri. Jan. 3     vs. Neb.-Omaha    W, 6-3            WBIN | FOX College Sports
Fri. Jan 24    vs. Maine    W, 3-2
    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)
John Henrion: Florida Everblades (ECHL)
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)
Garrett Stafford: Färjestad (SHL)
Craig Switzer: HC Innsbruck (Austria)
Paul Thompson: Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins (AHL)
Mike Sislo: New Jersey Devils (NHL)
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.

James van Riemsdyk Headed to Russia:
Former UNH hockey standout James van Riemsdyk was selected to the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Hockey Team to compete at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. He is just one of six Wildcats in program history to receive the honor of representing the United States at the Olympics, joining the company of Rube Bjorkman (1948-52), Bob Miller (1976), Steve Leach (1988), Adrien Plavsic (1992) and Jeff Lazaro (1994) .

'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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