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  DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire Girls’ Ice Hockey Camp is accepting applications until July 1 for the July15-20 overnight camp for girls ages 10-18. 
    The camp has four divisions:  U-12  for the beginning player, U-14 for those looking to build on fundamental skills, U16 for those looking to improve their skills at the high school level, and U18 for those players with aspirations to play collegiate hockey.   Instruction and supervision is by UNH Hockey coaches and current and former players. 
    Information as well as registration forms are available online at www.unhwildcats.com/camps, at the Whittemore Center Box Office, or by calling 603-862-1161.



WAKEFIELD, Mass. – The Women’s Hockey East Association announced the selection of 11 student-athletes from the regular-season and tournament champion University of New Hampshire team to the 2006-07 All-Academic Team on Friday; a total of 84 student-athletes were honored.
     Senior goaltender Brittany Busa (Concord, Mass.) and senior forward Nicole Hekle (Winnipeg, Manitoba), as well as junior defensemen Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) and Diana Saly (Edina, Minn.), were named to the All-Academic Team for the third time.



DURHAM, N.H.  – The University of New Hampshire athletic department has announced the schedule for the 2007-08 women’s ice hockey team, and the 34-game regular season begins with a two-game series Oct. 5-6 at St. Lawrence University for a rematch of the 2007 NCAA Regional game.
     UNH, which went 28-4-5 a year ago in winning its fourth consecutive Hockey East regular-season title and advancing to the NCAA tourney for the second time in as many years, plays its home opener at the Whittemore Center against Colgate University on Oct. 14 The Wildcats then open the league portion of their schedule Oct. 21 at home vs. Boston University.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.Erin Hamlen, associate head coach for the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named an assistant coach on USA Hockey’s first-ever U.S. Women’s Under-18 Select Team, the organization announced Wednesday. Hamlen will also remain at UNH in the 2007-08 season.
     Hamlen, a member of the U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team from 1992-97 as well as 1999 and 2001 and the 1994 USA Hockey Women’s Player of the Year, made her USA Hockey coaching debut in November 2006 as an assistant coach for the U.S. Select Team at the Four Nations Cup. She retained that role with the team at the World Championship in April 2007. The U.S. team won a silver medal at both tournaments.



DURHAM, N.H. – Junior defensemen Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) and Nicole Goguen (Truro, Nova Scotia) were multiple-award recipients at the University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team’s annual banquet, which was held Saturday at Holloway Commons to commemorate the 2007 season and honor the six-member senior class.
     Garland received the Karyn Bye Award (team MVP) as well as the Colleen Coyne Award (top defenseman), an honor she also received last season. Goguen was the recipient of both the Unsung Hero Award and the Norma O’Dowd Award for Sportsmanship. Garland and Goguen led a defense that ranked third in the nation with a 1.51 goals against average and fifth in penalty kill percentage (.894).



BOSTON --  Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) of the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team were named to the New England Hockey Writers Div. I Women’s All-Star Team on Wednesday. Garland is a repeat selection from last season.
   Garland, a junior defenseman and captain, ranked 10th nationally in defensemen scoring with a 0.84 points per game average and 21st in the nation in assists at 0.69 per game. Faber, a sophomore forward, ranked No. 11 in the nation in assists (0.88 per game) and No. 12 in points (1.39 ppg).
   The New England Hockey All-Stars and other award winners will be honored at the hockey writers’ annual banquet, which is April 11 at the Prince Restaurant in Saugus, Mass.


DURHAM, N.H.Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario), a junior defenseman and captain on the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named to the All-USCHO Second Team and the recipient of the USCHO Sportsmanship Award, the organization announced Thursday night.
     Garland, a Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top 10 Finalist and Hockey East All-Star First Team selection, ranked No. 10 in the nation in defensemen scoring at 0.84 points per game. She ranked second on the team in assists (25) and fourth in points (31) – both numbers were tops among Wildcats’ blueliners – as well as first in plus/minus (+37).



DURHAM, N.H.  – The fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team was defeated by fifth-ranked St. Lawrence University, 6-2, at the Whittemore Center on Saturday afternoon in a regional game of the 2007 NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championship.
     The Saints advance to their fourth consecutive Frozen Four with the win and improve their record on the season to 29-7-3. UNH finishes its season at 28-4-5 with its second straight NCAA tournament appearance.
    Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) scored both Wildcats' goals to finish the season with a team-high 46 points.


DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked No. 4 in this week’s national polls, enters the 2007 National Collegiate Women’s Ice Hockey Championship as the top No. 4 seed with a 28-3-5 overall record. The Wildcats play host to St. Lawrence University (28-7-3, 17-4-1), runners-up in the ECAC tournament, Saturday (1 p.m.) at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH has a 24-8-3 lifetime record against St. Lawrence, and that includes 1-0-1 this season as well as a 2-1 postseason mark; additionally, the ‘Cats are 12-3-1 at home, including 7-3-1 at the Whittemore Center, vs. the Saints.

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INDIANAPOLIS --  The fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, winners of the 2007 Hockey East regular-season and tournament titles, will play host to fifth-ranked St. Lawrence University in a Regional Game of the NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey National Championship on March 10. Game time at UNH’s Whittemore Center is 1 p.m.
    UNH, which is competing in the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive year, defeated Providence College, 3-1, in Sunday’s Hockey East Championship title game to earn the league’s automatic berth into the NCAA tourney. The Wildcats enter the NCAAs with a 28-3-5 overall record that includes an 18-1-2 mark in Hockey East.


DURHAM, N.H.Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) recorded a goal and an assist to propel the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 3-1 victory against Providence College in the 2007 Hockey East Championship title game at the Whittemore Center.
     UNH, which has now defended its 2006 Hockey East regular-season and tournament titles in 2007, improved to 28-3-5 with its fifth consecutive win and extended its unbeaten streak to 13 games (11-0-2). Providence, which upset eighth-ranked Boston College in Saturday’s semifinal to advance to the championship game, ends the season at 16-6-4.
      It has been announced that UNH will play host to St. Lawrence University in a March 10 NCAA regional game. Start time at the Whittemore Center is 1 p.m.



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DURHAM, N.H.  – Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) and Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) both recorded a goal and an assist and Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) recorded her 30th career shutout to propel the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to a 2-0 victory against University of Connecticut in Saturday afternoon’s Hockey East semifinal game at the Whittemore Center.
            UNH, the tourney’s defending champion and top seed with an 18-1-2 league record, improved to 27-3-5 by extending its season-best unbeaten streak to 12 games (10-0-2). Fourth-seeded UConn ends the season at 17-15-3. UNH advances to play Providence College in Sunday’s championship game. Opening faceoff is 12:35 p.m.



DURHAM, N.H. — The Hockey East Association announced the Hockey East All-Star squads featuring five University of New Hampshire women’s hockey student-athletes as well as the individual Hockey East awards, two of which went to UNH players, at Friday night’s league banquet at Acorn’s Restaurant on the UNH campus.
     All-Star First Team selection honors went to junior defenseman and Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top 10 Finalist Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) and sophomore forward Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.). Junior forward Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) and sophomore defenseman Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) were named to the All-Star Second Team. Freshman forward Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) earned a selection onto the Mission All-Rookie Team.
     Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec), Hockey East’s February and October ITECH Goaltender of the Month, was named the ITECH Goaltending Champion for the fourth consecutive season; the award is presented to the goalie with the league’s lowest goals-against-average. Faber was further honored with the ITECH “Three Stars” Award, which identifies the best collection of single-game performances this season.
     This marked the inaugural year for the WHEA Fan Favorite Award, in which members of the Hockey East Kids Club voted for their favorite player. UNH senior forward Shannon Clement (Sault Ste Marie, Ontario) was presented the award by seven-year-old Mary Jane Champagne of Dover, N.H.; Champagne was selected randomly from the number of kids who voted for Clement.



WAKEFIELD, Mass.- Senior Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) of the University of New Hampshire was named Hockey East’s ITECH Goaltender of the Month for February on Thursday. It is the second time in the 2006-07 season that Bourdon receives the award; she received the same distinction in October.
      In seven February games (all Hockey East contests), Bourdon compiled a 6-0-1 record with a 1.13 goals-against-average, .923 save percentage and two shutouts. On February 11, she recorded a month-high 22 saves in a shutout victory at Providence College. Bourdon went 2-0-1 against nationally ranked teams (1.62 GAA) and recorded back-to-back road shutouts against Northeastern University and Providence. The road shutouts were part of an overall shutout streak of 180:25, the third longest streak of her career.
     One of the highlights of the month for Bourdon included becoming the NCAA’s career leader in victories (84) at the University of Vermont in the last regular season game of the season on February 25.


DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked No. 4 in this week’s national polls, enters the 2007 Women’s Hockey East Championship as the top seed with an 18-1-2 record in league play as part of an overall mark of 26-3-5. UNH’s Whittemore Center is the site of the 2007 Hockey East tournament and the Wildcats will play host to fourth-seeded University of Connecticut (17-14-3) in the first game of the tournament March 3 at 12 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on the UNH Sports Network.
    The winner of that semifinal game will face off against the winner of the second semifinal – second-seeded Boston College vs. third-seeded Providence College (3 pm) – in the championship game March 4 at 12:30 p.m. The Hockey East Championship titlist receives an automatic berth into the NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championships.

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WAKEFIELD, Mass.  – The fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team will face off against University of Connecticut in the first game of the 2007 Women’s Hockey East Championships, which will be held March 3-4 at UNH’s Whittemore Center. The UNH vs. UConn semifinal begins at noon and the second semifinal between eighth-ranked Boston College and Providence College is scheduled to follow at 3 p.m.
     The semifinal winners will face off in the March 4 championship game at the Whittemore Center. The game, which will be broadcast live by NESN, begins as 12:30 p.m. The Hockey East Championship titlist receives an automatic berth to the NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championships.
     Tickets for the 2007 Women’s Hockey East Championship are on sale now at the Whittemore Center box office, by calling 1-866-WILDCAT or going online to www.unhwildcats.com.


BURLINGTON, Vt. Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec), senior goaltender on the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, became the NCAA record holder in career victories with her 84th on a six-save effort in UNH’s 8-1 Hockey East win against the University of Vermont at Gutterson Fieldhouse.

            UNH extended its overall unbeaten streak to 11 games (9-0-2) and its Hockey East unbeaten mark to 17 games (15-0-2) to end the regular season at 26-3-2 overall and 18-1-2 in the league. UVM lost its 13th consecutive game to fall to 3-27-2, 1-19-1.

            Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) recorded a season-high four assists to match her career high. Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.; two goals), Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario; goal, assist) and Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.; two assists) also had multiple points for the Wildcats.




BURLINGTON, Vt.Nicole Hekle (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) both recorded a goal and an assist and Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) had two assists to lead the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 4-0 Hockey East victory against the University of Vermont at Gutterson Fieldhouse.

            UNH extended its overall unbeaten streak to 10 games (8-0-2) and its Hockey East unbeaten mark to 16 games (14-0-2) to improve to 25-3-2 overall and 17-1-2 in the league. UVM lost its 12th consecutive game to fall to 3-26-2, 1-18-1.

            UNH goaltender Brittany Busa (Concord, Mass.) recorded a season-high 12 saves for her sixth career shutout. UVM’s Jenilee Roy stopped 21 shots, including nine in the third period.




BOSTON  Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario) and Nicole Hekle (Winnipeg, Manitoba) both recorded a goal and an assist and Shannon Clement (Sault Ste Marie, Ontario) had two assists to lead the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Wednesday night’s 3-2 Hockey East victory against Boston University at Walter Brown Arena.

           UNH extended its unbeaten streak to nine games (7-0-2) to improve to 24-3-5 overall and 16-1-2 in Hockey East. BU, which needed to win to keep its hopes of a Hockey East tournament berth alive, is now 18-12-3, 9-9-2.

            UNH goalie Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) recorded seven of her 13 saves in the third period for her 83rd career victory to move into a first place tie with Jody Horak (Minnesota) for the NCAA record.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked No. 4 in this week’s national poll, enters the final week of the regular season as 2007 Hockey East regular-season champions with a 15-1-2 league record as part of an overall mark of 23-3-5. UNH wraps up the regular season with a road trip to Boston University (Feb. 21; 7 pm) and a two-game series at Vermont (Feb. 24-25; 2 pm).
    UNH has a perfect record of 11-0-0, including two wins this season, against Boston University. Back in late October, the Wildcats recorded a 4-0 victory at the Whittemore Center on the strength of two goals and a 39-13 shot advantage. Three weeks ago, UNH traveled to Walter Brown Arena and returned home with a 4-1 victory with a 41-16 edge in shots.
     UNH has a perfect record of 13-0-0, including a 5-0 home win Dec. 2, against Vermont. The Wildcats are 4-0-0 on the road vs. the Catamounts. The Wildcats have held the Catamounts scoreless for a stretch of 183 minutes, 19 seconds.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.  – Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario), a junior defenseman and captain on the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named a top 10 finalist for the 2007 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Memorial Award by The USA Hockey Foundation on Monday.
    Garland, a 2006 RBK Hockey All-America First Team selection, has 29 points on six goals and 23 assists in 31 games this season to tie for the team lead in assists and tie for third in points. Those numbers rank No. 10 in the nation in defenseman scoring (0.94 ppg) and No. 18 in assists (0.74 apg).


DURHAM, N.H.  – The fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team recorded a 54-17 shot advantage and held a pair of one-goal leads, but skated to a 2-2 draw with 10th-ranked University of Connecticut on Sunday afternoon before 1,209 fans for UNH’s Senior Day at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH, which had already secured its fourth consecutive regular-season title, extended its overall unbeaten streak to eight games (6-0-2) and Hockey East unbeaten mark to 14 games (12-0-2). The Wildcats are now 23-3-5 overall and 15-1-2 in league play. UConn, which secured a league tourney berth with the combination of the tie and Boston University’s 3-2 loss at Maine, is now 17-12-3, 12-5-2.



STORRS, Conn.  Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) scored two goals and Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) recorded two assists to lead the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Friday night’s 2-1 Hockey East victory against 10th-ranked University of Connecticut at Mark E. Freitas Ice Forum. With the win, UNH clinched its fourth consecutive Hockey East regular-season title.

            UNH extended its unbeaten streak to seven games (6-0-1) with its fifth consecutive win to improve to 23-3-4 overall and 15-1-1 in Hockey East. UConn is now 17-12-2, 12-5-1.

            UNH goaltender Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec), recorded 11 saves in her 82nd career victory, which is one less than the NCAA record held by Rachel Barrie (St. Lawrence U.). Bourdon’s shutout streak ended at 180:25, which marks the third-longest streak of her career.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked No. 4 in both polls, enters the weekend with a 22-3-4 overall record and the Wildcats are atop the Hockey East standings with a 14-1-1 league record. UNH plays 10th-ranked University of Connecticut (17-11-2, 12-4-1) in a home-and-home series with the teams facing off Feb. 16 in Storrs (Conn.) and Feb. 18 (2 p.m.) in Durham. With two points vs. UConn (one win or two ties), the Wildcats will win the regular season title for the fourth consecutive year.
    Sunday’s game is Senior Day for UNH, and the game will be broadcast live on the UNH Sports Network and on WUNH.
   New Hampshire has a 20-3-2 lifetime record vs. UConn, and that includes a 6-2 road win this season (Jan. 6). UNH has won four straight in the series (by an aggregate score of 20-3).

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WAKEFIELD, Mass. — Nicole Hekle (Winnipeg, Manitoba), a senior forward and captain on the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named TPS Player of the Week by Hockey East on Monday. It marked the second time in as many weeks and the fifth time this season that a UNH Wildcat student-athlete received the TPS Player of the Week award.

            Hekle recorded four points with a two-assist game at Northeastern University and a two-goal game at Providence College to help UNH strengthen its position atop the Hockey East standings. She scored the game-winning goal vs. PC when she gave the Wildcats a 1-0 first-period lead – it was her 50th career goal – and recorded an assist on Saturday’s game-winning goal against NU. Sunday marked her first multiple-goal game of the season and the two assists matched her season high.




PROVIDENCE, R.I.  Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) recorded her second shutout in as many days with a 22-save effort to lead the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 7-0 Hockey East victory against Providence College at Schneider Arena.

            UNH strengthened its hold on first place in the Hockey East standings by improving to 14-1-1 (29 points) with a game in-hand to second-place University of Connecticut (12-4-1; 25 points). The Wildcats extended their unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1) to improve to 22-3-4 overall. PC is 13-13-4 overall and in fourth place in the league at 10-4-3 (23 points).

            Six Wildcats recorded multiple points led by Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) with three assists, which matched her personal best, and Nicole Hekle (Winnipeg, Manitoba) with two goals. Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) and Steph Holmes (Rye, N.Y.) both recorded a goal and an assist while Lindsey Caleo (Clinton Township, Mich.) and Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) each had two assists.




BOSTONShannon Clement (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) matched her career highs in both goals (three) and points (four) to propel the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 9-0 Hockey East victory against Northeastern University at Matthews Arena.

UNH, winners of 18 straight games vs. NU, remained atop the Hockey East standings by improving to 13-1-1 in the league and 21-3-4 overall. The Huskies, now winless in 13 games (0-12-1), are 3-24-2 overall and 2-14-2 in Hockey East.

Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) became the 36th  UNH player to record 100 career points with her 42nd career goal, an unassisted tally that gave the ‘Cats a 6-0 lead at 3:06 of the third period.




DURHAM, N.H. --  The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked No. 4 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll and No. 5 in the USCHO.com Poll, enters the week with a 20-3-4 overall record and atop the Hockey East standings by virtue of a 12-1-1 league record. UNH hits the road this weekend for games against Northeastern (3-23-2, 2-13-2) on Saturday and Providence (13-11-4, 10-2-3) on Sunday. Both games begin at 2 p.m.
    UNH has a 66-29-7 lifetime record, including 2-0-0 this season, against Northeastern University. The Wildcats have won 17 consecutive games vs. the Huskies dating back to the 2002-03 season with eight wins by shutout in that span.
    UNH has a 64-38-11 lifetime record, including 1-0-1 this season, against Providence College. The Wildcats have a 21-18-5 road record in this series and have won two straight at Schneider Arena; the ‘Cats have not won three consecutive road games vs. the Friars since winning five in a row between the 1980–1983 seasons.

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WAKEFIELD, Mass.  – Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario), a junior forward and captain on the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named TPS Player of the Week and teammate Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) was honored as Mission Hockey Rookie of the Week by Hockey East on Monday.
    The pair of Wildcats helped vault UNH to the top of the Hockey East standings with last week’s victories against Boston University (4-1 on Jan. 31) and ninth-ranked Boston College (4-2 on Feb. 3).
    New Hampshire (20-3-4, 12-1-1 Hockey East) returns to action with road games this weekend against Northeastern University (Feb. 10) and Providence College (Feb. 11). Both games begin at 2 p.m.


DURHAM, N.H.  – In a battle for first place in the Hockey East standings, Shannon Clement (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) and Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) netted second-period goals 83 seconds apart to propel the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 4-2 Hockey East victory against ninth-ranked Boston College at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH, 9-0-1 in the last 10 Hockey East games, vaulted ahead of BC in the league standings with 25 points by virtue of a 12-1-1 record. The Wildcats reached 20 wins for the fifth consecutive year under head coach Brian McCloskey by improving to 20-3-4 overall. BC, the only Hockey East school to defeat New Hampshire this season, is now in second place with 24 points (12-5-0) and is 18-7-2 overall.



BOSTON  — Freshmen Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) and Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) and junior captain Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) each recorded a goal and an assist to lead the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Wednesday night’s 4-1 Hockey East victory against Boston University at Walter Brown Arena.
    UNH climbed within one point of first place in the Hockey East standings by improving to 11-1-1 (23 points) in the league, and the Wildcats improved to 19-3-4 overall. BU, defeated 4-0 by the ‘Cats at UNH earlier this season, is now 15-9-2, 7-7-1.



DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked No. 5 both polls, enters the week with an 18-3-4 overall record and in second place in the Hockey East standings with 21 points (10-1-1 record). UNH travels to Boston University (15-8-2, 7-6-1) on Wednesday for a seven o’clock faceoff and plays host to Boston College (18-6-2, 12-4-0) on Saturday at two o’clock. Live stats for Saturday’s game will be available online at www.unhwildcats.com.
    UNH has a 10-0-0 lifetime record, including a 4-0 home win Oct. 29 of this season, against Boston University. The Wildcats have a 35-2-2 lifetime record, including this year’s 1-1-0 mark with both teams winning on home ice, against Boston College. BC has won two of the last five meetings in the series after UNH went undefeated in the first 34 games (32-0-2) vs. the Eagles.

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DURHAM, N.H. – The fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team rallied from a pair of one-goal deficits to forge a 2-2 tie against Providence College in Sunday afternoon’s Hockey East matchup at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH, now 1-0-4 in games decided by overtime this season, is 18-3-4 overall with a 10-1-1 record in Hockey East. PC, which lost 3-1 at home to the Wildcats on Saturday, is now 11-11-4 overall and 8-2-3 in the league.
    PC goaltender Daneille Ciarletta finished with 40 saves, including 16 in the third period and four in the five-minute extra session. UNH goalie Lucy Schoedel (Ithaca, N.Y.) remained unbeaten in her collegiate career (4-0-1) with 16 saves; she was credited with seven saves in the third period and none in OT.


PROVIDENCE, R.I.Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) recorded her third career multiple-point game with a goal and an assist to lead the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 3-1 Hockey East victory against Providence College at Schneider Arena.
            UNH improved to 18-3-3 overall and 10-1-0 in Hockey East. Providence, which had won two straight to jump into a tie with the ‘Cats in the league standings, is now 11-11-3, 8-2-2.
            With a 19-save effort, UNH goaltender Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) recorded her 77th career victory to break the previous benchmark of 76 established by Alicia Roberts.



DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked No. 4 in the USA Hockey Magazine Poll and No. 5 in the USCHO.com, is 17-3-3 overall with a 9-1-0 record in Hockey East. UNH enters the weekend tied with Providence College (11-10-3 overall, 8-1-2 Hockey East) for second place in the league standings. These teams face off Jan. 27 in Providence and again Jan. 28 at UNH’s Whittemore Center; both games begin at 2 p.m.
    Sunday’s game will be broadcast live online at Yahoo! and live stats will be available online at www.unhwildcats.com.

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HANOVER, N.H.Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario) and Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) both recorded a goal and an assist, but the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team was upended by fourth-ranked Dartmouth College, 4-2, Saturday afternoon at Thompson Arena.

            UNH, which entered the game with a six-game unbeaten streak and a 3-0-3 record vs. ECAC teams this season, is now 17-3-3 overall. Dartmouth, which skated to a 3-3 tie with the Wildcats at UNH by virtue of a last-minute goal on Dec. 10, improved to 15-4-2.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team is ranked No. 3 in both national polls and takes a 17-2-3 overall record, which includes 9-1-0 in Hockey East and 4-1-1 on the road, into the Jan. 20 matchup at 4th-ranked Dartmouth College (14-4-2). Game time at Thompson Arena is 1 p.m.
    UNH has a 29-11-4 lifetime record, including this season’s 3-3 tie at the Whittemore Center, against Dartmouth but the Big Green has a 7-3-1 edge in the last 11 meetings. The Wildcats have a 13-8-1 record at Thompson Arena. Prior to last season, however, UNH had lost six consecutive road games in this intrastate series. From the 2000 to 2006 seasons, only one of 12 games was decided by one goal.
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DURHAM, N.H.  – Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) recorded three assists and Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) scored two goals to lead the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 3-1 Hockey East victory against the University of Maine at the Whittemore Center. The win marked the 600th in the 30-year varsity history of the UNH program; the Wildcats, who are the winningest team in U.S. women’s college hockey, have an overall record of 600-155-51.
    UNH extended its unbeaten streak to six games (3-0-2) to improve to 17-2-3 overall and remain atop the Hockey East standings at 9-1-0. Maine, winless in 19 consecutive games in this series at 0-16-3, lost its fifth consecutive game overall to fall to 6-12-2, 1-7-2.



DURHAM, N.H. – Senior forwards Lindsey Caleo (Clinton Township, Mich.) and Shannon Clement (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) both recorded three points to propel the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Friday night’s 7-0 Hockey East victory against the University of Maine at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH, unbeaten in the last 18 games (15-0-3) against Maine, improved to 16-2-3 overall and vaulted into first place in the Hockey East standings with an 8-1-0 league record. Maine lost its fourth consecutive game to fall to 6-11-2, 1-6-2.
    UNH senior goaltender Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) made seven saves for her sixth shutout of the season to break the school record for career shutouts with her 27th. Bourdon also  ascended into a tie atop the program’s leaderboard (with Alicia Roberts; 1997-2000) with her 76th career victory.



DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked No. 3 in both national polls, takes a 15-2-3 overall record, which includes 7-1-0 in Hockey East and 10-1-2 at home, into this weekend’s two-game home series against the University of Maine (6-10-2, 1-5-2). Friday’s game begins at 7 pm and the teams face off again Saturday at 2 pm. Live stats for both games will be available online at www.unhwildcats.com.
   UNH has a 22-1-3 lifetime record, including 10-1-1 at home (all at the Whittemore Center), vs. Maine. The Wildcats ended the Black Bears’ 2006 season with a 6-0 win in the Hockey East semifinals and extended their unbeaten streak in the series to 17 games (14-0-3) with a 4-0 road victory earlier this season.

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WAKEFIELD, Mass.Jackie Wedster (Chicago, Ill.), a senior defenseman on the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named Pure Hockey Defensive Player of the Week by Hockey East on Monday.
    Wedster recorded her first multiple-point game of the season with two points – both on assists – and also recorded a plus/minus rating of +5 in UNH’s 6-2 victory at (then-) ninth-ranked University of Connecticut on Jan. 6.



STORRS, Conn.Nicole Hekle (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario) both scored two goals to lead the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 6-2 Hockey East victory against ninth-ranked University of Connecticut at Mark E. Freitas Ice Forum.
     UNH, which had been idle since Dec. 10, extended its unbeaten streak to four games (2-0-2) to improve to 15-2-3 overall and 7-1-0 Hockey East to climb within one point of first-place UConn. The Huskies, who have played three more league games than the Wildcats, lost their fourth consecutive game to fall to 11-8-1, 7-3-1.



DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked No. 2 in both national polls, takes a 14-2-3 overall record, which includes 6-1-0 in Hockey East and 3-1-1 on the road, into the new year. UNH opens the 2007 calendar year January 6 at ninth-ranked University of Connecticut (11-6-1, 7-1-1). This is a matchup of teams currently occupying first and second place in the Hockey East standings. Game time at Mark E. Freitas Ice Forum is 1 p.m.

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WAKEFIELD, Mass.Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario), captain and junior forward on the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, was named TPS Player of the Week by Hockey East on Monday. She received the same honor Oct. 30.
    Hitchcock recorded a total of three points, all on goals, in UNH’s 3-3 ties against both Harvard University and Dartmouth College last weekend. Her two goals at Harvard erased a 3-1 deficit to lift the ‘Cats into a draw. Hitchcock then extended her goal-scoring streak to seven games with her team-leading 15th tally of the season vs. DC, which gave the ‘Cats a 3-2 lead in the second period.



DURHAM, N.H.  – Sarah Toupal scored an extra-skater goal with 19 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the sixth-ranked Dartmouth College women’s hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 3-3 tie against third-ranked University of New Hampshire at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH, which also skated to a 3-3 draw Friday night at fourth-ranked Harvard University, is now 14-2-3 overall with a 2-0-3 record in games decided by overtime. Dartmouth is 10-3-1 this season.
   New Hampshire takes a break for exams and the holidays before resuming the 2007 season Jan. 6 (1 p.m.) at the University of Connecticut. The Wildcats’ next home game is Jan. 12 vs. University of Maine. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m.



CAMBRIDGE, Mass.Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) netted a pair of third-period goals to propel the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team to Friday night’s 3-3 tie against fourth-ranked Harvard University at Bright Hockey Center.
    
UNH is now 14-2-2 overall with a 2-0-2 mark in games decided by overtime. Harvard, winless in four straight vs. the Wildcats at 0-3-1, is now 11-2-1 this season.
     Trailing 3-1 at the outset of the third period, UNH pulled even on goals two goals by Hitchcock to force a five-minute overtime session. Hitchcock extended her goal-scoring streak to six games with her team-leading 13th tally of the season at 6:30 and she netted a power-play goal at 16:53 to tie the score.



    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Senior forward Jacob Micflikier (Winnipeg, Manitoba) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team, as well as senior forward Nicole Hekle (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and senior goaltender Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) of the Wildcat women’s hockey team, was selected among 89 finalists for the 2007 NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge by the NCAA, which was announced on Thursday, Dec. 7th.
    Micflikier has posted 19 points (3g, 16a) as UNH’s third leading scorer, while Hekle has tallied nine points in her final season at UNH in 17 games. Bourdon has started in 13 games for the ‘Cats with a 10-2-1 overall record to go along with a 1.52 GAA and  a .906 save percentage.



DURHAM, N.H.  —    The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked third in both national polls, takes a 14-2-1 overall record into this weekend’s action against No. 4 Harvard University (11-2-0) and No. 6 Dartmouth College (9-3-0). The Wildcats travel to the Bright Center to face off against the Crimson on Dec. 8 (7 p.m.), then play host to intrastate rival Dartmouth on Dec. 10 (2 p.m.).
   For years now, photos of UNH women’s hockey teams and headshots of current Wildcats have been displayed on the concourse of the Whittemore Center. On December 10, 2006, this display will officially become commemorated as the Russell J. McCurdy Gallery with a dedication ceremony prior to the game vs. intrastate rival Dartmouth College. Doors open at 12:45 pm and the ceremony will begin at 1 p.m.

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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire athletic department has announced that a Russell J. McCurdy Gallery dedication ceremony will be held Sunday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Whittemore Center prior to the two o’clock women’s hockey game against intrastate Dartmouth College.
     The unveiling of the namesake will occur on the concourse level behind section 115, where the women's team photos and headshots are hung. Doors will open at 12:45 p.m. to accommodate the start of the ceremony.



DURHAM, N.H. – Sophomore forward linemates Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) and Angela Taylor (Paisley, Scotland) both recorded three points to propel the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team to Saturday night’s 5-0 Hockey East victory against the University of Vermont at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH, which has won all 13 meeting vs. UVM, improved to 14-2-1 overall and 6-1-0 in Hockey East. The Catamounts, now winless in eight games (0-6-2), is 2-12-2, 0-6-1.
    Rookie goaltender Lucy Schoedel (Ithaca, N.Y.), in her third career start, recorded her second career shutout with five saves, three of which were in the third period. Faber finished with two goals and an assist while Taylor had one goal and two assists.



WAKEFIELD, Mass.  – Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario), a freshman forward on the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, was named Mission Rookie of the Month by Hockey East on Friday.
    Paton recorded eight points with five goals and three assists in seven November games, and that included two goals and an assist for three points in four games against nationally-ranked teams. She also recorded 2-1-3 in three Hockey East league games.



DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked third in both national polls, takes a 13-2-1 overall record into Saturday’s matchup against the University of Vermont (2-11-2). Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m.
    UNH has won all 12 meetings, including three last season, in the series against Vermont. The Wildcats were 5-0 and 8-0 victors here at the Whittemore Center in last year’s regular-season weekend finale and also recorded a 4-1 road victory.
    In three games last year, UNH generated a 106-33 shot advantage and went 6-for-16 on the power play as well as 10-for-10 on the penalty kill.
    The Wildcats have a 95-7 scoring advantage and eight shutouts vs. the Catamounts.


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DURHAM, N.H.  --  Meghan Agosta recorded a goal and an assist and Laura Hosier made 30 saves to lead the third-ranked Mercyhurst College women’s hockey team to Saturday night’s 2-1 victory against second-ranked University of New Hampshire in the finale of the UNH Tournament at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH, which had its 32-game (28-0-4) home unbeaten streak come to an end, is now 13-2-1 overall; the Wildcats hadn’t lost at home since Jan. 5, 2005. Mercyhurst, which also defeated ninth-ranked Boston College (4-0) on Friday night to win the tourney, is now 12-1-1.
    In Saturday’s first game, Boston College (10-2-1) defeated Wayne State University (5-9-0) to claim third place. WSU finished the tourney 0-2-0 with its losses to BC and UNH (7-1).
    Agosta earned MVP honors and teammated Laura Hosier and Valerie Chouinard were named to the All-Tournament Team, as were UNH’s Jennifer Hitchcock and Maggie Joyce; BC’s Kelli Stack and WSU’s Lindsay DiPietro completed the All-Tournament Team.


DURHAM, N.H.Maggie Joyce  (Norfolk, Mass.) recorded a goal and three assists to lead the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team to Friday night’s 7-1 victory against Wayne State University in the first day of the UNH Tournament at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH extended its home unbeaten streak to 32 games (28-0-4) by improving to 9-0-1 at the Whittemore Center this season and 13-1-1 overall. Wayne State is now 5-8-0. In the opening game, third-ranked Mercyhurst College (11-1-1) defeated ninth-ranked Boston College ( 9-2-1), 4-0.
    Lindsey Caleo (Clinton Township, Mich.; goal, assist), Taylor Palazeti (Calgary, Alberta; two assists) and Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario; two assists) also had multiple points for the Wildcats, who had seven different goal scorers. UNH goaltender Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) made nine of her 18 saves in the first period. WSU starting goalie Valery Turcotte stopped 24 shots and exited the game at 2:35 of the third period with the Warriors trailing 6-0. Tiffany Thompson surrendered one goal and was credited with six saves in 17:25 of relief action.


DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team (12-1-1 overall, 5-1-0 Hockey East) continues its seven-game homestand Thanksgiving weekend with the UNH Tournament, which pits Hockey East vs. the CHA and features three top-10 teams. The Wildcats welcome Boston College, Mercyhurst College and Wayne State University to the tourney, which will be held Nov. 24-25 at the Whittemore Center. Game times are 4 and 7 p.m. both days, and live stats will be available for all four games at www.unhwildcats.com
    The tournament schedule is:
Friday, Nov. 24: 4 pm – Mercyhurst vs. Boston College 7 pm – Wayne State vs. UNH
Saturday, Nov. 25: 4 pm –Wayne State vs. Boston College 7 pm – Mercyhurst vs. UNH

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DURHAM, N.H.  – The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team continues its seven-game homestand Thanksgiving weekend with the UNH Tournament, which pits Hockey East against the College Hockey America (CHA) and features three teams ranked in the top 10 in the nation. The tourney is Nov. 24-25 with games at 4 & 7 p.m. both days at the Whittemore Center.
   The tournament begins Nov. 24 at 4 p.m. when ninth-ranked Boston College (9-1-1 overall) out of Hockey East faces off against Mercyhurst College (10-1-1). UNH (12-1-1) puts its 31-game home unbeaten streak of 27-0-1 on the line at 7 p.m. against Wayne State University (5-7-0) out of the CHA. Day two begins with BC against Wayne State, and the tourney concludes with a battle for the No. 2 national ranking – UNH vs. Mercyhurst.


DURHAM, N.H. Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) and Angela Taylor (Paisley, Scotland) both scored two goals and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) recorded three assists to propel the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 5-1 Hockey East victory against Northeastern University at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH improved to 12-1-1 overall and 5-1-1 in Hockey East by extending its home unbeaten streak to 31 games (27-0-4). Northeastern, which has lost 17 straight games to the Wildcats, is now 2-10-1, 1-6-1.
    UNH goaltender Brittany Busa (Concord, Mass.) recorded seven saves in her first start of the season.


DURHAM, N.H.  – Eight skaters recorded multiple points in a balanced attack that led the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team to Friday night’s 7-2 Hockey East victory against Northeastern University at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH, which extended its home unbeaten streak to 30 games at 26-0-4, improved to 11-1-1 overall and 4-1-0 in Hockey East. Northeastern, which has lost 16 consecutive games in this series, is now 2-9-1, 1-5-1.
    Captains Nicole Hekle (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) both recorded a goal and an assist, as did Angela Taylor (Paisley, Scotland),  Steph Holmes (Rye, N.Y.) and Kellly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario). Three Wildcats – Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario), Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) and Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) – finished with two assists.



DURHAM, N.H.  – Brian McCloskey, fifth-year head coach of the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, announced that four student-athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent to join the UNH program for the 2007-08 season. The incoming class is comprised of Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario), Raylen Dziengelewski (Southwick, Mass.), Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) and Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario).
    “Our entire coaching staff is excited by the addition of these four outstanding student athletes,” McCloskey said. “Collectively, this foursome represents one of the most talented classes in the country and we're thrilled to welcome them to the UNH family.”


DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, third in both national polls, is 10-1-1 overall and 3-1-0 in Hockey East entering this weekend’s two-game home series vs. Northeastern University (2-8-1, 1-4-1 HE). The teams face off Nov. 17 (7 p.m.) and Nov. 18 (2 p.m.) at the Whittemore Center. Live stats will be available for both games at www.unhwildcats.com.
    In 100 lifetime meetings, New Hampshire has a 64-29-7 record, including 3-0-0 last season, vs. Northeastern University. UNH won by sizable margins on the road (8-2, 11-1) and recorded a 2-0 win at home a year ago to extend its winning streak in the series to 15. The Wildcats have a 29-9-4 home record vs. the Huskies, and that includes an 11-3-2 mark at the Whittemore Center.

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MINNEAPLIOS, Minn.Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec), senior goaltender on the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, was named USCHO.com Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday following her performance in last weekend’s series against then-fourth ranked St. Lawrence University.
    Bourdon stopped 35 of 36 shots on goal for a 0.48 GAA, .972 save percentage and a shutout to backbone UNH to a 4-0 win and a 1-1 tie against SLU, which had entered the weekend series ranked #5 in the nation in offense (4.20 gpg) and #2 on the power play (.299).
    Bourdon ascended into a tie for first place on the program’s career shutout  leaderboard at 26 with her 18-save effort in Sunday’s victory. She stands alone as the NCAA record holder for career shutouts with that mark of 26.



WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario), a freshman forward on the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, was named Mission Hockey Rookie of the Week by Hockey East on Monday.
   Paton scored three goals to account for all three of her points in the two-game series vs. SLU. She gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead in both games, and her shorthanded goal put the ‘Cats ahead 2-0 in the middle stanza of the second game of the series. Sunday’s two-goal game marked the first multiple-goal effort of Paton’s 12-game career.



DURHAM, N.H.  – Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) tied the school record with her 26th career shutout in an 18-save effort to lift the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 4-0 non-conference victory against fourth-ranked St. Lawrence University at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH, now unbeaten in 29 consecutive home games at 26-0-3, is 10-1-1 overall this season. SLU, which skated to a 1-1 tie vs. the Wildcats on Saturday, is now 8-3-1.
    Bourdon made nine of her 18 saves in the first period en route to her fifth shutout of the season. Her 26 shutouts stand as the NCAA record and are tied with Jen Huggon (2000-03) for the school benchmark.
    UNH’s offense was led by Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario; career-high two goals), Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.; three assists) and Angela Taylor (Paisley, Scotland; one goal, one assist). Bellamy matched her career highs in both assists and points with the three assists.



DURHAM, N.H.Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) scored her third goal of the season and Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) recorded 17 saves as the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie against fourth-ranked St. Lawrence University in Saturday afternoon’s non-conference game at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH, unbeaten in 28 consecutive home games (25-0-3), is now 9-1-1 overall, including 2-0-1 in overtime, and SLU is 8-2-1.
    Bourdon made three saves in OT following a seven-save effort in the third period. SLU's Meaghan Guckian made one of her 28 saves in the extra session.
    New Hampshire and SLU conclude the two-game series Nov. 12 (2 p.m.) at the Whittemore Center.


DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, third in both national polls, is 9-1-0 overall and 3-1-0 in Hockey East entering this weekend’s two-game home series vs. sixth-ranked St. Lawrence University (8-2-0, 4-2-0 ECAC). Both the Saturday (Nov. 11) and Sunday (Nov. 12) games begin at 2 p.m. Sunday’s game will be broadcast by WUNH and is also featured as the Game of the Week on USCHO.com.
   New Hampshire has a 23-8-2 lifetime record against St. Lawrence University. UNH’s 11-3-0 home record in the series includes a 6-3-0 mark at the Whittemore Center. The last time the Wildcats and Saints played in Durham (November 2003), they split a two-game series; only seven current Wildcats were on that roster.

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Megan Keever and Becky Zavisza both recorded two goals and an assist to lead the 10th-ranked Boston College women’s hockey team to Thursday night’s 7-2 Hockey East victory against second-ranked University of New Hampshire at Conte Forum.
     UNH, which entered the game unbeaten in 35 regular-season games (34-0-1) with 23 consecutive wins in regular season play, is now 9-1-0 overall and 3-1-0 in Hockey East this season. BC, the last team to defeat the Wildcats in a regular-season game (Nov. 5, 2005; 3-2 in overtime at Conte Forum), avenged last Friday’s 2-1 road loss to the ‘Cats to improve to 6-1-1, 3-1-0.
    Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) recorded two points with a goal and an assist.


WAKEFIELD, Mass.Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec), a senior goaltender on second-ranked University of New Hampshire, was named the Hockey East ITECH Goalie of the Month for October on Wednesday.
    Bourdon, who started seven of UNH’s nine October games, compiled a 7-0-0 record with a 1.27 goals-against-average, .908 save percentage and four shutouts; she also recorded her second career point with an assist at then-No. 3 University of Minnesota. In Hockey East action, Bourdon was 3-0-0 and stopped 40 of 41 shots for a 0.33 GAA, .976 save percentage and two shutouts. With her most recent shutout – a 13-save effort vs. Boston University on Oct. 29 – Bourdon became the NCAA record holder for career shutouts with 25; the school record of 26 is held by Jen Huggon (2000-03).



DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, second in both national polls, is 9-0-0 overall and 3-0-0 in Hockey East entering Thursday’s matchup at 10th-ranked Boston College (5-1-1 overall, 2-1-0 Hockey East). Game time at Conte Forum is 7 p.m. These teams finished 1-2 in the 2006 regular-season league standings, met in the Hockey East championship game and were selected 1-2 in the 2007 league preseason poll.
    UNH has a 35-1-2 lifetime record, including last Friday’s 2-1 victory at the Whittemore Center, against Boston College. The Wildcats are 18-1-1 on the road in this series and that includes the only loss in the overall series, 3-2 in overtime on Nov. 5, 2005

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WAKEFIELD, Mass.  – Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario), a junior forward and tri-captain on the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, was named TPS Player of the Week by Hockey East on Monday.
    Hitchcock scored three goals last weekend to propel UNH to victories against 10th-ranked Boston College (2-1) and previously unbeaten Boston University (4-0). With UNH trailing 1-0 late in the third period against BC, Hitchcock evened the score at 14:17 and netted the game-winning goal at 17:47. She also scored the last of the Wildcats’ four goals vs. BU, which marked her 100th career point and 49th career goal in her 81st career game.



DURHAM, N.H.Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario) scored two goals and Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) recorded her 100th career point to lead the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 4-0 Hockey East victory against Boston University at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH remained perfect on the season at 9-0-0 overall and 3-0-0 in Hockey East by extending its regular-season unbeaten streak to 35 games (34-0-1) with its 23rd consecutive win in regular-season play. The Wildcats also extended their home win streak to 21 games and they are unbeaten at the Whittemore Center in 27 games (24-0-3). The was the first loss of the season for BU, now 6-1-0, 2-1-0.
    Hitchcock became the 35th UNH Wildcat to reach 100 career points when she scored her 49th career goal on a power-play tally that gave the ‘Cats a 4-0 lead at 13:52 of the third period.
    UNH goaltender Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) recorded her fourth shutout of the season – she has surrendered just one goal in her last four games – and 25th of her career with the 13-save effort vs. the Terriers. All-America goalie Jen Huggon holds the school record of 26 career shutouts.



DURHAM, N.H.Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) scored two third-period goals to lift the top-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team to Friday night’s 2-1 Hockey East victory against 10th-ranked Boston College at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH extended its regular-season win streak to 22 games and its regular-season unbeaten streak to 34 games (33-0-1) by improving to 8-0-0 overall and 2-0-0 in Hockey East this season. The Wildcats also extended their home win streak to 20 games and are unbeaten at the Whittemore Center in 26 games (23-0-3). BC, the last team to defeat the ‘Cats in the regular season (3-2 in overtime; Nov. 5, 2005), is now 4-1-1, 1-1-0.
    Hitchcock pulled UNH even with a power-play goal at 14:17 and put the 'Cats ahead 2-1 at 17:47. Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) finished with two assists and Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) made nine of her 15 saves in the third period.



DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, tied for first the nation in the USCHO Poll and second in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll, is 7-0-0 overall with a 1-0-0 record in Hockey East league action. The Wildcats play host to 10th-ranked Boston College (Oct. 27; 7 pm) and Boston University (Oct. 29; 2 pm) this weekend. UNH (first), BC (second) and BU (third) were the top three teams in the 2006 Hockey East preseason coaches’ poll and all three enter the weekend undefeated.
     Friday’s game vs. BC will be broadcast live on the UNH Sports Network. Live stats for both games will be available at www.unhwildcats.com.

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HAMILTON, N.Y. – Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) scored two goals and Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) recorded three assists to propel the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 4-1 non-conference victory against Colgate University at Starr Rink.
    UNH, on the strength of four power-play goals, remained perfect this season at 7-0-0 with its 21st consecutive regular-season victory, which extended the Wildcats’ regular-season unbeaten streak to 33 games (32-0-1). Colgate, now 0-3-0 in three meetings vs. the Wildcats, is 0-4-1 overall this season.
    UNH's other goal scorers were Shannon Clement (Sault Ste Marie, Ontario) and Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario). Lucy Schoedel (Ithaca, N.Y.) recorded 10 of her 21 saves in the first period.


DURHAM, N.H.  –The second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team netted two power-play goals in the first period and Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) stopped all seven shots she faced to propel UNH to Friday night’s 2-0 non-conference victory against Brown University at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH improved to 6-0-0 with its 20th consecutive regular-season victory, which extended the Wildcats’ regular-season unbeaten streak to 32 games (31-0-1). The ‘Cats, who hadn’t shut out Brown since the 1992-93 season, have 13 shutouts during the unbeaten streak. This was the season opener for the Bears.
    It was the second consecutive shutout for Bourdon, who now has three on the season and 24 in her career. Only All-American Jen Huggon, with 26, recorded more shutouts as a Wildcat. Brown goalie Nicole Stock finished with 37 saves, including 12 in the second stanza and 18 in the final frame.


DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, ranked second in both national polls, takes a 5-0-0 overall record into Friday night’s matchup against Brown University at the Whittemore Center. For the second time in as many years, Brown will open its season at UNH . Live stats will be available online at www.unhwildcats.com.
    The Wildcats have a 28-13-4 lifetime record, including last year’s home-and-home series split in which each team won on home ice, against Brown University. The Wildcats have a 17-3-2 mark at home in the series, and that includes 5-2-2 at the Whittemore Center.

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ORONO, Maine  – Nicole Hekle (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) recorded two points apiece and Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) stopped 12 shots for her 23rd career shutout to lead the No. 2-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 4-0 Hockey East victory against the University of Maine at Alfond Arena.
    UNH, now 5-0-0 overall and 1-0-0 in Hockey East, extended its regular-season unbeaten streak to 31 games (30-0-1) with its 19th consecutive win in regular season play. Maine, ousted from the 2006 Hockey East tournament by the Wildcats (6-0 in the semifinals), fell to 1-4-0, 0-1-0.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), a sophomore defenseman on the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was one of 19 players named to the 2006 U.S. Women’s Select Team that will compete at the Four Nations Cup in Kitchener, Ontario, from Nov. 7-11, USA Hockey announced Thursday. UNH associate head coach Erin (Whitten) Hamlen was named an assistant coach to the Select Team in late September.
    In four games for the Wildcats this season, Bellamy has four goals and one assist for five points as well as a plus/minus rating of +4 and leads the team with four power-play goals.



DURHAM, N.H.  — The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, ranked second in both national polls, has a 4-0-0 overall record following last weekend’s sweep of Bemidji State University (7-0) and University of Minnesota (6-5 in overtime) at UM’s Easton Shootout. The Wildcats travel northeast this weekend to play the University of Maine (1-3-0) on Saturday, Oct. 14. Game time at Alfond Arena is noon.
    UNH has a 21-1-3 lifetime record, including 3-0-1 last season, against Maine. Head coach Brian McCloskey has guided the Wildcats to a 13-0-3  record vs. the Black Bears in his four-year tenure. New Hampshire is 9-0-2 at Alfond Arena, including 5-0-2 under McCloskey.

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    WAKEFIELD, Mass. Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.), a sophomore forward on the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named TPS Hockey Player of the Week by Hockey East for the second consecutive week, the league announced Monday.
    Faber recorded six points (three goals, three assists) at the Easton Shootout to lead the Wildcats to a sweep of WCHA opponents Bemidji State University (7-0) and third-ranked University of Minnesota (6-5 in overtime).
    The 2006 Hockey East Rookie of the Year finished with two goals and two assists, including one on the game-winning goal, as well as a +1 rating vs. Minnesota; the goal and point totals matched her single-game highs. Faber recorded a goal and an assist and another +1 rating vs. BSU.



MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.  – In a rematch of a 2006 Women’s Frozen Four semifinal, Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) scored a power-play goal at 2:33 of overtime to lift the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team to Saturday night’s 6-5 victory against host and third-ranked University of Minnesota in the tourney finale of the Easton Shootout at Ridder Arena.
    UNH improved to 4-0-0 by extending its regular-season unbeaten streak to 30 games (29-0-1) with its 18th straight win in regular season play. Minnesota, which ended the Wildcats’ 29-game unbeaten streak in last year’s Frozen Four semifinal, is now 1-1-0.
    Garland finished with four points on two goals and two assists, as did Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.). Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) also recorded multiple points for the ‘Cats with a goal and an assist. Those three ‘Cats combined to produce the game-winning goal in OT.


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.  – Sophomore defenseman Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) scored two power-play goals and freshman goaltender Lucy Schoedel (Ithaca, N.Y.) recorded 20 saves in her collegiate debut to lead the No. 2-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Friday’s 7-0 victory against Bemidji State University in the opening game of the Easton Shootout at the University of Minnesota’s Ridder Arena.
    UNH improved to 3-0-0 with its second shutout of the season, and the Wildcats extended their regular-season unbeaten streak to 29 games at 28-0-1, including 17 consecutive victories, dating back to Nov. 5, 2005. It was the season opener for Bemidji State.
    In addition to Bellamy, both Lindsey Caleo (Clinton Township, Mich.) and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) recorded two points with a goal and an assist and Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) finished with two points, both on assists. Schoedel recorded 10 of her 20 saves in the third period to earn the shutout.
    BSU goalie Emily Brookshaw was credited with 33 saves.


DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, ranked second in both national polls, heads to the midwest this weekend for the Easton Shootout, which features UNH, Bemidji State, Maine and the host University of Minnesota at Ridder Arena.
    In the tournament opener, UNH faces off against Bemidji State on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. (Eastern) and is followed by Maine vs. Minnesota. In a rematch of last year’s Frozen Four semifinal game, the Wildcats skate against third-ranked Minnesota in the tourney finale, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. That game is featured on USCHO.com as the Game of the Week.

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), a sophomore defenseman on the No. 2-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was honored as USCHO Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday.
    Bellamy scored a career-high two goals, both on the power play, to propel UNH to a 5-0 victory against Niagara University in last Friday’s season opener for both teams. The following night, Bellamy set up Sam Faber’s overtime game-winning goal to give the Wildcats a 4-3 win and a two-game sweep of the Purple Eagles.



WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.), a sophomore forward on the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named Player of the Week by Hockey East on Monday. Faber recorded three points with two goals, including Saturday’s game-winning tally in overtime, and an assist to propel UNH to a weekend series sweep of Niagara University.
    New Hampshire (2-0-0) returns to action this weekend at the University of Minnesota. The Wildcats play Bemidji State on Oct. 6 (5 p.m. Eastern) and Minnesota on Oct. 7 (8 p.m. Eastern). The next UNH home game is Oct. 20 (7 p.m.) vs. Brown.



DURHAM, N.H.  – Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) scored two goals, including the game-winning tally at 2:25 of overtime, to lift the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday night’s 4-3 victory against Niagara University at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH improved to 2-0-0 and extended its home unbeaten streak to 26 games (22-0-4) while Niagara lost for the 10th straight time to the Wildcats to fall to 0-2-0 on the season.
    Faber maneuvered past the defense in the slot and wristed a close-range shot under the crossbar to end the game. Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) was credited with an assist on the tally.


DURHAM, N.H.  – Sophomore defenseman Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) scored a career-high two goals – both on the power play – to propel the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Friday night’s 5-0 non-conference victory against Niagara University in the season opener for both teams at the Whittemore Center.
    Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario), who led the nation in scoring a year ago, finished with a goal and an assist, as did Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) in her collegiate debut. UNH senior goaltender Melissa Bourdon (Ile Bizard, Quebec) recorded seven saves, including four in the third period, for her 22nd career shutout.
   UNH and Niagara conclude the two-game series Saturday night. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  – Erin (Whitten) Hamlen, associate head coach on the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named by USA Hockey as an assistant coach of the 2006 U.S. Women’s Select Team that will compete in the Four Nations Cup from Nov. 7-11 in Kitchener, Ontario.
    Hamlen, who is coaching at the international level for the first time, is entering her seventh year with the UNH women’s ice hockey program. After six seasons as an assistant coach, she was recently promoted to the position of associate head coach. Under Hamlen’s tutelage, Jen Huggon received All-America honors in 2003 and a UNH goalie has been Goaltending Champion all four years of Hockey East’s existence.


BOSTON – For the third consecutive season, the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team was selected first in the Women’s Hockey East Coaches Poll, which was released Tuesday. UNH is guided by three-time Hockey East Coach of the Year Brian McCloskey and returns both the Hockey East Player of the Year – junior forward Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) – and Rookie of the Year, sophomore forward Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.). UNH, which won the Hockey East regular-season title in 2004, 2005 and 2006 as well as the league tournament title in 2006, garnered all possible seven first-place votes and a total of 56 points. Boston College, which finished as runner-up to the Wildcats in both the regular season and tourney last season, received one first-place vote and 50 points.
    New Hampshire opens the 2006-07 season Sept. 29 at home against Niagara University and the teams face off again Sept. 30. Both games at the Whittemore Center begin at 7 p.m.



COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of New Hampshire, which won the 2006 Hockey East regular season and tournament titles and advanced to the Frozen Four in compiling a 33-3-1 record, was picked No. 2 in the nation in the preseason USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women’s College Hockey Poll that was released Tuesday.
    New Hampshire, the host of the 2007 Hockey East Championship on March 3-4, opens the season with a two-game home series against Niagara University. The teams face off Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 with a seven o’clock start time for both games at the Whittemore Center.


DURHAM, N.H. — Great expectations. That certainly embodies the 2006-07 University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, which returns 17 letterwinners – including three All-America selections and a Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top 10 Finalist – from a team that finished with a school-record 33 victories last season. Among those great expectations are a fourth Hockey East regular-season title and a successful defense of the league tournament crown. And, of course, a repeat visit to the NCAA  Women’s Ice Hockey Championship and advancement to the Frozen Four.



MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.  – The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team was selected No. 2 in the Preseason USCHO.com Division I Women's Poll that was released Tuesday. The Wildcats received one first-place vote and a total of 124 points to place behind defending champion University of Wisconsin, which received 12 first-place votes and 146 points. The University of Minnesota (98 points), St. Lawrence University (90) and Mercyhurst College (82) round out the top five positions.
    New Hampshire, the host of the 2007 Hockey East Championship on March 3-4, opens the season with a two-game home series against Niagara University. The teams face off Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 with a seven o’clock start time for both games at the Whittemore Center.


Whitten Hamlen promoted to Associate Head Coach

 

DURHAM, N.H. - Brian McCloskey, hired in May 2002 as the women's ice hockey head coach at the University of New Hampshire, has signed a contract extension through the 2010 season, seventh-year Athletic Director Marty Scarano announced Thursday. The University also announced that Erin Whitten Hamlen (UNH '93), who joined the women's ice hockey coaching staff in the 2000-01 season, was promoted to the position of Associate Head Coach.




Bellamy, an All-USCHO Rookie Team selection in 2005-06, ranked 13th in the nation in defenseman scoring (0.65 points per game). In 37 games, Bellamy recorded 24 points with eight goals and 16 assists to rank first among UNH defenseman in goals and second in points. The speedy blueliner recorded a plus/minus rating of +39 that tied for third overall and first among defenseman.






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