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WAKEFIELD, Mass. – The Women’s Hockey East Association announced the selection of 12 student-athletes from the regular-season and tournament champion University of New Hampshire team to the 2007-08 All-Academic Team on Thursday; a total of 81 student-athletes were honored by the league.
      Senior defensemen Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) and Diana Saly (Edina, Minn.) were named to the All-Academic Team for the fourth time to receive the title of Distinguished Scholars (minimum 3.0 grade-point-average every semester in all four years). Saly has been selected to the league’s All-Academic Team each of the past four years, whereas Garland was feted in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008.



COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) and Maggie Joyce (Hudson, Ohio), both of whom competed as junior defensemen on the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team in 2008, were named to the roster for the Women’s Under-22 Camp by USA Hockey on Monday. Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.), a junior forward, was invited to the Camp that will be held June 24–July 1 at Lake Placid, N.Y., but is unable to attend.
      Bellamy and Joyce are two of 34 players who will be vying for the 22 spots on the 2008 U.S. Women’s Under-22 Select Team that will participate in the USA Hockey Women’s National Festival in August as well as the Under-22 Series vs. Canada. Faber will still be under consideration for the Select Team. Both Faber and Bellamy were members of the U.S. Women’s National Team that captured a gold medal at the 2008 IIHF Word Women’s Championship.



CALGARY, Alberta  – Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario), Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) and Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) – all of whom were freshman on the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team in 2008 – were recently selected by Hockey Canada to participate in the Under-22 strength and conditioning/skating camp that will be held May 28-31 at Calgary’s Father David Bauer Olympic Arena.
      These three UNH skaters are among 51 overall players selected. Birchard and Wakefield – both forwards – were members of the 2007-08 National Women’s Under-22 Team that won a goal medal at the Air Canada Cup in Germany in January of this year. Wakefield has also competed on the National Women’s Team.



STANDINGS

WESTLAKE, Ohio
– The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics recently announced that the University of New Hampshire ranks 81st out of 365 Division I schools in the NACDA Directors’ Cup standings at the end of the winter sport season.
     The Wildcats have amassed 162 points, including the 25 points they tallied during the fall season. The ski team, which stands 11th overall, provided 57 points, while the third-ranked women’s hockey team supplied 55 points and the ninth-ranked men’s hockey team kicked in another 25.


DURHAM, N.H.  – The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey program lauded the accomplishments of the 2008 Wildcat team, which was one of the most successful teams in the program’s storied history, and its student-athletes at the annual team banquet that was recently held at the Whittemore Center. Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) was the recipient of the Karyn Bye Award as the team MVP, Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) received the Colleen Coyne Award as the top defenseman and Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) was honored with the Tricia Dunn Award as the top defensive forward.



HARBIN, China and MISKOLC, Hungary –– Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team won a gold medal as members of the U.S. Women’s National Team at the IIHF World Women’s Championship Division I on April 12, while fellow UNH Wildcat Angela Taylor (Paisley, Scotland) led Great Britain to a gold medal in Division III that same day. Twin sisters Julia and Stefanie Marty (Nussbaumen, Switzerland) led the Swiss national team to the bronze medal game – the nation’s first appearance in a medal game – in the Division I tourney, but Finland captured the bronze with a 4-1 victory.
      Bellamy tallied a pair of assists in the gold-medal game for the U.S., while Taylor lifted Great Britain to gold with a late game-tying goal and the only score in the shootout.



BOSTON  — Senior Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario), juniors Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) and freshman Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) were named to the 2007-08 New England Div. I Women’s Hockey All-Star Team, the New England Hockey Writers Association announced Thursday afternoon.
      UNH, with four student-athletes on the team, had the highest number of honorees. Garland received New England All-Star Team accolades for the third consecutive year and Faber is a repeat honoree from 2007.



WAKEFIELD, Mass.  – Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.), Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) and Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) of the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team swept the Hockey East monthly awards for March, the league announced Thursday. Faber was honored as TPS Hockey Player of the Month while Wakefield received the Mission Rookie of the Month award and the ITECH Goaltender of the Month went to Herman.
      Faber and Wakefield received their respective awards for the third time this season, and it marked the second such award for Herman.



COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.), both of whom recently completed their junior year with the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, were selected to the 20-player roster for the 2008 U.S. Women’s National Team, USA Hockey announced Friday.
      Bellamy and Faber were among 27 players named to the preliminary roster in February and were selected to the 20-player roster from a tryout camp that began March 24. The U.S. Women’s National Team will hold training camp until March 31 and then will compete in the 2008 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship from April 4-12, in Harbin, China.



WAKEFIELD, Mass.Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario), a senior forward on the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was honored as Hockey East’s TPS Hockey Player of the Week on Monday. Fellow UNH Wildcats Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) and Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) were named Pure Hockey Defensive Player of the Week and Mission Rookie of the Week, respectively.
     UNH ended the season at 33-4-1 to tie the school benchmark for wins in a single season. The Wildcats advanced to the NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championship for the third consecutive year and to the Frozen Four for the second time in three years.




DULUTH, Minn. – The second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team received goals from Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) and Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario) and recorded a 43-15 shot advantage, but the third-ranked University of Minnesota-Duluth defeated the Wildcats, 3-2, in an NCAA Frozen Four semifinal game Thursday night at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.
     UNH, which entered the game with a 12-game winning streak and 19-game unbeaten streak (18-0-1), ends its season at 33-4-1. UNH goaltender Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) recorded 12 saves. UMD counterpart Kim Martin tallied double-digit saves all three periods (14-12-15) to finish with 41.



GLOUCESTER, Mass.Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario), a senior defenseman on the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was honored as an RBK Hockey/AHCA All-America Second Team selection, the American Hockey Coaches Association announced Thursday. Garland, a Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top 10 Finalist in ’07 and ’08 and three-time Hockey East First-Team All-Star, received RBK Hockey/AHCA All-America First Team distinction in 2006.
     Since 1998, nine UNH Wildcats have received All-America status. The only other ‘Cat to receive multiple All-America honors is defenseman Nicki Luongo (1998, 1999). Jennifer Hitchcock (Second Team) and Sadie Wright-Ward (First Team) received All-America recognition with Garland in 2006. Jen Huggon (2003), Carisa Zaban (2000) and Brandy Fisher (1998) are New Hampshire’s other All-Americans.



DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team was awarded the third seed in the 2008 NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championship and advanced to the Frozen Four with a 3-2 overtime victory against St. Lawrence University at UNH’s Whittemore Center on March 15. The Wildcats (33-3-1) will face off against second-seeded University of Minnesota-Duluth (32-4-1) in a national semifinal game on March 20 (9 p.m. Eastern) at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center.
      Tickets may be purchased through the UMD ticket office. The game will be broadcast live on the UNH Sports Network; that broadcast will also be online through www.unhwildcats.com or Yahoo. The game will also be videostreamed online for free and live stats are also available.
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GLOUCESTER, Mass.  – Brian McCloskey, head coach of the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was one of seven coaches named a finalist for the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) Division I Women’s Ice Hockey Coach of the Year Award, the organization announced Monday. The award will be presented April 26 at the AHCA Coach of the Year Banquet.
      McCloskey, a runner-up for this award in both 2003 and 2006, guided UNH to a fifth consecutive Hockey East regular-season title and a third straight league tournament title in 2008. The Wildcats are making their third consecutive appearance in the NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championship this season and have advanced to the Frozen Four for the second time in three years.



WAKEFIELD, Mass.  – The second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team swept Hockey East’s weekly awards for the second consecutive week, the league announced Monday. Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) was named TPS Hockey Player of the Week, Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Sask.) received the Pure Hockey Defensive Player of the Week award and Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario) was honored as Missionn Rookie of the Week.
     UNH (33-3-1) faces off against third-ranked University of Minnesota-Duluth (32-4-1) in a 2008 Women’s Ice Hockey Championship semifinal game March 20 (9 p.m. Eastern) at UMD’s DECC. Tickets are available at the Whittemore Center box office or by calling (603) 862-4000 ext. 5 until Wednesday, March 19 at noon; after that time, tickets must be purchased through the UMD ticket office.



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DURHAM, N.H. Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) scored at 2:40 of overtime to lift the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 3-2 victory against St. Lawrence University in a 2008 NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Tournament semifinal game at the Whittemore Center.

UNH, which gained one of the three automatic berths to the NCAAs by capturing the Hockey East tournament title for a third consecutive year, extended its winning streak to 13 games and unbeaten streak to 19 games (18-0-1) to improve to 33-3-1 and advance to the Frozen Four. The Wildcats will play Minnesota-Duluth, a 5-4 winner vs. Mercyhurst College, at the DECC in Duluth, Minn. on March 20 (9 p.m. Eastern).



DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team was awarded the third seed in the 2008 NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championship and will play host to St. Lawrence University in a March 15 (1 p.m.) quarterfinal game at the Whittemore Center.
     Be sure to join the 'Cats for a pre-game Pep Rally in the Whittemore Center Lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. that will include light refreshments, poster-making materials and music. Tickets are available online, at the Whittemore Center box office or by calling 1-866-WILDCAT.
      UNH, currently ranked No. 2 in both national polls, enters the NCAA tournament with a 32-3-1 overall record. The Wildcats became the first team to complete the Hockey East regular season undefeated (20-0-1) to win their fifth straight regular-season crown, then captured their third consecutive league tournament title to earn the league’s automatic berth into the NCAAs.
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WAKEFIELD, Mass. – The second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, which won the 6th Annual Women’s Hockey East Championship Tournament on Sunday, swept the Hockey East weekly awards, the league announced Monday. Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) was named TPS Hockey Player of the Week, Maggie Joyce (Hudson, Ohio) received the Pure Hockey Defensive Player of the Week honor and Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) garnered her fifth Mission Rookie of the Week award.
     UNH (32-3-1, 20-0-1 Hockey East) is the third seed of the 2008 NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championship and will play host to St. Lawrence University in a March 15 (1 p.m.) quarterfinal game at the Whittemore Center. Be sure to join the 'Cats for a pre-game Pep Rally in the Whittemore Center Lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. that will include light refreshments, poster-making materials and music. Tickets are available online, at the Whittemore Center box office or by calling 1-866-WILDCAT.



INDIANAPOLIS  — The second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team was selected as the third seed in the eight-team field of the 2008 NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championship, the NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Committee announced Sunday evening. UNH, which earned one of three automatic bids by winning the Hockey East Championship Tournament on Sunday afternoon, will play host to St. Lawrence University in a March 15 (1 p.m.) quarterfinal game at the Whittemore Center.
     Be sure to join the 'Cats for a pre-game Pep Rally in the Whittemore Center Lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. that will include light refreshments, poster-making materials and music. Tickets are available online, at the Whittemore Center box office or by calling 1-866-WILDCAT.
      UNH (32-3-1) enters the NCAA tournament with a 12-game winning streak and 18-game unbeaten streak (17-0-1). The Wildcats became the first team to complete the Hockey East regular season undefeated (20-0-1) to claim their fifth straight regular-season crown. The ‘Cats then defeated Boston University (8-0) in the semifinals and Providence College (1-0) in the championship game to capture their third consecutive league tourney title.



STORRS, Conn.Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) scored the game’s only goal and Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) stopped all 17 shots she faced for her ninth shutout of the season to propel the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to its third consecutive Women’s Hockey East Championship Tournament title with Sunday’s 1-0 victory against Providence College at the University of Connecticut’s Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum.

     UNH won its 12th consecutive game to extend its unbeaten streak to 18 games (17-0-1) and improve to 32-3-1 overall. With its third consecutive Hockey East tournament title, the Wildcats earned the league’s automatic berth to the NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championship; the seedings for the eighth national championship will be announced at 6 p.m.




STORRS, Conn.Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.), Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) and Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) scored two goals apiece to lead the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to an 8-0 victory against Boston University in Saturday’s semifinal game of the 6th Annual Women’s Hockey East Championship Tournament at the University of Connecticut’s Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum.

UNH, which went undefeated in league play (20-0-1) to earn the tourney’s top seed, extended its winning streak to 11 games and unbeaten streak to 17 (16-0-1) to improve to 31-3-1. The Wildcats, winners of the last two league tournament titles, will be making their fifth championship game appearance Sunday (12:30 p.m.) against the winner of the UConn vs. Providence College semifinal matchup.




STORRS, Conn.  – The second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team dominated the 2008 Hockey East all-star teams with three selections to both the First Team and Second Team, the league announced Friday night at its annual banquet. Two Wildcats were also selected to the All-Rookie Team, including Mission Rookie of the Year Jenn Wakefield (Pickering<, Ontario).

Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario), Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) and Wakefield received Hockey East First-Team All-Star distinction; Garland, the only unanimous selection, received First Team honors for the third consecutive year while Faber is a repeat selection from last season.

Jennifer Hitchcock (, Ontario), Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) and Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) received Second-Team All-Star recognition; it marked the second straight year that both Hitchcock and Bellamy were given that honor. Herman received two other awards – ITECH Goaltending Champion and All-Rookie Team. Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) was Hockey East Honorable Mention.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, currently ranked No. 2 in both national polls, enters the 6th Annual Hockey East Championship Tournament with a 30-3-1 overall record. The Wildcats became the first team to complete the league season undefeated by finishing with a 20-0-1 record. UNH faces off against fourth-seeded Boston University (15-16-3 overall, 11-9-1 HE) in a March 8 (12 p.m.) semifinal at the University of Connecticut’s Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum. The winner of that game advances to the March 9 (12:30) title game, also at UConn.
     UNH has won all 15 lifetime meetings, including this year’s three-game sweep, against Boston University, a program that gained varsity status in 2006. The ‘Cats have outscored BU 37-8 with three wins by shutout in the Terriers’ three seasons as a member of Hockey East.
     The University of Connecticut has issued a travel advisory due to a number of simultaneous home events.
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WAKEFIELD, Mass.Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario), a freshman forward on the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named February’s Mission Rookie of the Month by Hockey East on Tuesday afternoon. Wakefield was also honored as the league’s Rookie of the Month for October.
      Wakefield recorded seven goals, including one game-winning goal, and five assists for 12 points in seven February games, all vs. Hockey East teams. Those numbers led UNH in both goals and points. She also recorded a team-best +11 plus/minus rating and had a .259 shooting percentage.



DURHAM, N.H. — The No. 1 seed UNH women's hockey team will face off against No. 4 seed Boston University in the semifinal round of the 6th Annual Women's Hockey East Championship at the University of Connecticut's Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum on Saturday, March 8th at 12:00 p.m. All tickets are general admission. Adults are $5; seniors (62+)/18 and under $3. To purchase tickets call 877-288-2666.
      The winners of the two semifinal games will play in the championship game on Sunday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m. The Wildcats (30-3-1 overall, 20-0-1 Hockey East) are the two-time defending champions and have advanced to the title game four times in five years.



STORRS, Conn.Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), Steph Holmes (Rye, N.Y.) and Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) all tallied a goal and two assists to propel the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 6-1 Hockey East victory in the regular-season finale against eighth-ranked University of Connecticut at Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum.

UNH extended its winning streak to 10 games and unbeaten streak to 16 games (15-0-1) to become the first team to complete the Hockey East season unbeaten at 20-0-1 (the Wildcats had one-loss seasons in ’04, ’06 and ’07). UNH — which also has unbeaten streaks of nine games (9-0-0) on the road, 40 games in Hockey East (37-0-3 including postseason) and 10 games (9-0-1) vs. UConn (8-0-1) – enters the postseason at 30-3-1




DURHAM, N.H.  – Senior Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) tallied a goal and an assist and classmates Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario) and Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) recorded a goal and an assist, respectively, to lead the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to a 5-0 Hockey East victory against eighth-ranked University of Connecticut on UNH’s Senior Day on Saturday afternoon.

UNH, which had already secured the top seed in the upcoming Hockey East Championship Tournament, extended its win streak to nine games and unbeaten streak to 15 games (14-0-1) to improve to 29-3-1 overall and 19-0-1 in Hockey East; the Wildcats also have a 39-game unbeaten streak of 36-0-3, including postseason, against league opponents and a 12-game home unbeaten streak (11-0-1).




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, currently ranked No. 2 in both national polls, enters the final weekend of the regular season with a 28-4-1 overall record that includes an 18-0-1 mark in Hockey East. The Wildcats, who have secured the top seed in the upcoming league tournament, face off against No. 8 University of Connecticut (22-5-5, 13-3-3) in a home-and-home series that begins March 1 (2 p.m.) at UNH’s Whittemore Center. The Huskies are the second seed at the Hockey East tourney.
      UNH has a 23-3-3 lifetime record, including this season’s 8-2 win at the Whittemore Center on Nov. 10, against UConn. The Wildcats are 11-1-2 at home vs. the Huskies and are 7-0-1 in the last eight matchups overall; both of those marks include a 2-0 victory in last year’s Hockey East semifinal. UNH is 8-1-1 on the road in this series and have left the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum as victors after each of its last three games there.
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INDIANAPOLIS– Kevin Regan (South Boston, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team along with Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) and Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) of the women’s hockey team were among 32 eastern players selected to participate in the 2008 Frozen Four Skills Challenge in Denver, Colorado at the Pepsi Center on Friday, April 11th.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) of the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team were named 2008 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top 10 Finalists by USA Hockey on Tuesday. Garland was also a Top 10 Finalist last season and UNH is one of just two institutions with more than one Top-10 Finalist in 2008.
      The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award has been presented annually to the most outstanding Division I women’s ice hockey player since its inception in 1998, when UNH’s Brandy Fisher was the inaugural recipient. Eight Wildcats have received a total of 10 Top 10 nominations. In addition to Garland, Carisa Zaban was a two-time nominee (1999 and 2000).


WAKEFIELD, Mass.  – Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan), a freshman goaltender on the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named Pure Hockey Defensive Player of the Week by Hockey East on Monday.
     Herman backboned UNH to a weekend sweep of Providence College (3-0 on the road; 3-1 at home) by stopping 43 of 44 shots for a 0.50 GAA and .977 save percentage. She made a career-high 27 saves to record her second consecutive shutout (sixth of the season) in the 3-0 win that clinched the Wildcats’ third straight outright Hockey East regular-season championship.



DURHAM, N.H.  – Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) recorded a goal and an assist and the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team fended off a third-period flurry to record a 3-1 Hockey East victory against Providence College on Sunday afternoon at the Whittemore Center.
     UNH, presented with the Hockey East regular-season trophy prior to the game because the Wildcats clinched the title with Saturday’s 3-0 win at Providence, extended its winning streak to eight and unbeaten streak to 14 (13-0-1) to improve to 28-3-1 overall and 18-0-1 in Hockey East. PC, which has provided the only blemish on UNH’s league record with a 1-1 tie Jan. 19 at the Whittemore Center, is now 15-14-3, 10-7-2.



PROVIDENCE, R.I.Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) recorded a career-high 27 saves and Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) tallied two assists to propel the No. 2 University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 3-0 Hockey East victory against Providence College at Schneider Arena.

With the victory, UNH claimed the Hockey East regular-season title outright for the third consecutive year and for the fifth straight year overall, including a share of the 2005 crown. The Wildcats extended their winning streak to seven games and unbeaten mark to 13 games (12-0-1) to improve to 27-3-1 overall and 17-0-1 in the league.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, currently ranked No. 2 in both national polls, has a 26-3-1 overall record that includes a 16-0-1 mark in Hockey East. UNH plays a home-and-home series against Providence College this weekend as the Wildcats hit the road for a Feb 23 (1 p.m.) matchup and then play host to the Friars on Feb. 24 (2 p.m.). Sunday’s game will be broadcast live on the UNH Sports Network.
    One of the oldest rivalries in women’s college hockey continues this weekend when New Hampshire faces off against Providence College. UNH holds a 66-38-12 edge in the series with an eight-game unbeaten streak of 6-0-2 vs. the Friars (breakdown of 3-0-0 on the road and 3-0-2 at home). The Wildcats have a 22-18-5 road record with a 4-5-1 mark in their last 10 trips to Schneider Arena.
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) of the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team have been named to the U.S. Women’s National Team preliminary roster, USA Hockey announced Thursday.
    Bellamy, a junior defenseman, has represented the U.S. at each of the last two Four Nations Cup tournaments. Both she and Faber, a junior forward, were members of the 2007 U.S. Under-22 National Team and both competed at the U.S. National Women’s Festival in 2006 and 2007.



DURHAM, N.H.Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) tallied a goal and an assist and Lucy Schoedel (Ithaca, N.Y.) stopped all 12 shots she faced to propel the No. 2 University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 3-0 Hockey East victory against the University of Vermont at the Whittemore Center.
     UNH clinched a share of the Hockey East regular-season title by improving to 16-0-1 in the league and extending its Hockey East unbeaten streak (including postseason) to 36 games at 33-0-3. The Wildcats are now 26-3-1 overall in ‘08 with six consecutive wins and a 12-game unbeaten streak (11-0-1).



DURHAM, N.H.Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario), Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) and Stefanie Marty (Nussbaumen, Switzerland) each scored two goals to lead the No. 2 University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 7-0 Hockey East victory against the University of Vermont at the Whittemore Center.
     UNH won its fifth consecutive game to extend its unbeaten streak to 11 games (10-0-1) and improve to 25-3-1 overall and 15-0-1 in Hockey East. The Wildcats will clinch a share of the league regular-season title with a win Sunday (2 p.m.) at home vs. UVM.
     It marked the first career multiple-goal game for both Birchard, who also tied her personal mark of two assists for a career-high four points, and Marty. Hitchcock also tallied two assists for a season-high four points. Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) recorded 12 saves to notch her fifth career shutout.



DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, currently ranked No. 2 in both national polls, has a 24-3-1 overall record that includes a 14-0-1 mark in Hockey East. The Wildcats play host to the University of Vermont (5-22-1, 1-13-1) for a two-game series this weekend (Feb. 16 & 17) with both games starting at two o’clock. Saturday’s game will be broadcast live on the UNH Sports Network.
        On Saturday, Feb. 16, both UNH and UVM will wear special pink/white jerseys during pre-game skate and use pink sticks during the game as part of Hockey East's "Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer." Multiple UNH jerseys and team-autographed pink sticks will be raffled off at the game.
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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass.Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario) broke a 1-1 tie in the second period and Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) stopped 18 shots to lead the No. 2 University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday night’s 2-1 Hockey East victory against Boston College at Conte Forum.
    UNH extended its unbeaten streak to 10 games (9-0-1) with its fourth consecutive win and seventh straight road win. The Wildcats are now 24-3-1 overall and clinched a berth in the Hockey East Championship tournament by improving to 14-0-1 in the league and extending its regular-season league unbeaten streak to 29-0-3.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, currently ranked No. 2 in both national polls, has a 23-3-1 overall record that includes a 13-0-1 mark in Hockey East. The Wildcats travel to play Boston College (10-9-6, 6-6-2) at Conte Forum on Feb. 9. UNH will clinch a Hockey East tournament berth with a win vs. the Eagles.
     UNH has a 38-2-2 lifetime record, including wins in both of this season’s previous matchups, against BC. The Wildcats have a 19-2-1 mark at Conte Forum with a 4-1 win there Oct. 25, when the Eagles were ranked #7 in the nation. BC has recorded a home win vs. the ‘Cats each of the past two seasons and the Eagles handed New Hampshire its most recent league loss, 7-2, on Nov. 2, 2006; since that game, UNH is 28-0-3 in league regular-season games.
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ORONO, Maine  Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) matched her career high of four points with a goal and a personal-best three assists to lead the No. 2 University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 6-0 Hockey East victory against the University of Maine and Alfond Arena.
     Long’s linemates, Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.), both scored two goals and Wakefield also tallied an assist. UNH goaltender Lucy Schoedel (Ithaca, N.Y.), who had not seen game action since Nov. 24 vs. Niagara University, recorded eight saves, including five in the third period, for her second shutout of the season – both vs. Maine – and fourth of her career.



ORONO, Maine Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) recorded her 100th career point with the last of her career-high five assists to propel the No. 2 University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team to Saturday night’s 9-1 Hockey East victory against the University of Maine at Alfond Arena.

     Including Garland, six Wildcats recorded multiple points. Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario) and Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) both finished with two goals and an assist while both Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) tallied a goal and two assists. Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) also had two assists.




WAKEFIELD, Mass.Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan), a freshman goaltender on the No. 2 University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named Mission Rookie of the Month (for January) by Hockey East on Friday. Herman received the same accolade for November and was the ITECH Goaltender of the Month for December.
      Herman, who was honored as Mission Rookie of the Week on Jan. 21, went 4-0-1 with a 0.99 GAA, .938 save percentage and one shutout in playing all five January games for UNH. In three Hockey East league games, Herman was 2-0-1 with a 0.97 GAA. .919 save percentage and one shutout. She was victorious in her only action vs. a nationally-ranked team by stopping 22 of 23 shots (.957 save percentage) at Dartmouth.



DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, currently ranked No. 2 in both national polls, has a 21-3-1 overall record that includes a 11-0-1 mark in Hockey East. The Wildcats travel to play the University of Maine (2-19-3, 1-7-3) for two games this weekend. The series opens Feb. 2 (7 p.m.) and concludes Feb. 3 (2 p.m.).
     UNH has a 25-1-3 lifetime record, including 1-0-0 this season and 10-0-2 overall on the road, against Maine. The Wildcats have won six straight in the series and are unbeaten in the last 20 meetings (17-0-3) against the Black Bears. UNH has won by shutout 10 times in the last 20 meetings and that includes four shutouts during the current six-game winning streak. With a weekend sweep in Orono, the ‘Cats would match the longest win streak in the series.

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WAKEFIELD, Mass.  — Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario), a freshman forward on the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named Mission Rookie of the Week by Hockey East on Monday. Wakefield has received that award four times this season.
      Wakefield matched her career highs in goals (two), assists (two) and points (four) to lead UNH to an 8-2 victory against Northeastern University on Jan. 26. Her first goal of the game gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead and sparked a four-goal first period. Wakefield assisted on UNH’s fourth tally, then struck again in the middle stanza and tallied another assist in the final frame. She also finished with a plus/minus rating of +3.



DURHAM, N.H. – Each skater on the Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) – Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) – Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) line recorded four points to propel the No. 1 University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 8-2 Hockey East victory against Northeastern University at the Whittemore Center.
     UNH extended its unbeaten streak to seven games (6-0-1) to improve to 21-3-1 overall and 11-0-1 in the league. Both Long and Wakefield recorded two goals and two assists while Faber tallied one goal and three assists.Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) and Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) both finished with three points as the former had two goals and an assist while the latter was credited with three assists.



DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, which remained No. 1 in the USCHO poll for a fourth consecutive week (but slipped to No. 2 in the USA Hockey poll), has a 20-3-1 overall record that includes a 10-0-1 mark in Hockey East. The Wildcats play host to longtime rival Northeastern University on Jan. 26 (2 p.m.);  an alumni game begins at 9:30 a.m.
     UNH has a 69-29-7 lifetime record, including two road victories this season, against NU. The Wildcats’ current 20-game winning streak vs. the Huskies began with the first meeting of the 2003 season – head coach Brian McCloskey’s first year at UNH. During the current streak, UNH has outscored the Huskies 106-14 with 11 shutouts.
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WAKEFIELD, Mass. Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan), a freshman goaltender on the No. 1 University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named Mission Rookie of the Week by Hockey East on Monday. Herman has received that honor once each month for a total of four times this season.

Herman went 1-0-1 in two games last week with a 0.96 goals-against-average and .952 save percentage. She stopped 22 of 23 shots, including all 12 in the third period, to backbone UNH to a 3-1 road win against ninth-ranked Dartmouth College, then recorded 18 saves in a 1-1 tie vs. Providence College to keep the ‘Cats undefeated (10-0-1) in league play.




DURHAM, N.H.Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) scored her 16th goal of the season and Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) recorded 18 saves as the No. 1 University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie against Providence College in Saturday afternoon’s Hockey East action at the Whittemore Center.

            UNH extended its unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1) to improve to 20-3-1 overall and 10-0-1 in Hockey East. The Wildcats are now 27-0-3 in the last 30 games vs. league opponents. Providence, led by Danielle Ciarletta’s 27-save performance and Danielle Tangredi’s first-period goal that gave the Friars a short-lived 1-0 lead, is 9-9-3, 4-2-2.




HANOVER, N.H.Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) scored two goals, including the game-winning tally, to propel the No. 1 University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Thursday night’s 3-1 non-conference victory against No. 9 Dartmouth College at Thompson Arena.
     UNH extended its winning streak to five games to improve to 20-3-0 overall and 9-2-0 vs. nationally-ranked teams. The Wildcats have reached 20 wins all of head coach Brian McCloskey’s six years at the helm. Dartmouth lost its second consecutive game to fall to 11-6-2.



DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, which remained No. 1 in the national polls for a third consecutive week, has a 19-3-0 overall record that includes a 10-0-0 mark in Hockey East. The Wildcats return to action Jan. 17 (7 p.m.) at No. 10/9 Dartmouth College and play host to longtime rival Providence College on Jan. 19 (2 p.m.). Thursday’s game at Dartmouth will be broadcast live on UNH Sports Network.
      UNH has a 29-12-4 lifetime record against intrastate rival Dartmouth. The Wildcats have a 13-9-1 road record vs. the Big Green, but DC is 7-1-0 in its last eight home games; the only UNH win in that eight-game stretch was Jan. 1, 2007. One of the oldest rivalries in women’s college hockey resumes Saturday when New Hampshire faces off against Providence College. UNH holds a 66-38-11 lifetime record against PC and that includes a seven-game unbeaten streak (6-0-1) vs. the Friars.
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BOSTONJenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) led five multiple-point scoring Wildcats with a goal and two assists to propel the No. 1 University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Thursday night’s 6-0 Hockey East victory against Northeastern University at Matthews Arena.

In addition to Wakefield, Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) and Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) scored two goals, Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) tallied a goal and an assist and Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) finished with two assists. Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) made eight saves to record her fourth career shutout – second vs. the Huskies. She also tallied her first career point with an assist on the game-winning goal.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, which retained the No. 1 national ranking this week, has an 18-3-0 overall record that includes a 9-0-0 mark in Hockey East. The Wildcats return to action Jan. 10 (7 p.m.) at Northeastern University (4-11-2, 3-3-0).
      UNH has a 68-29-7 lifetime record, including a 4-0 road win this season (Dec. 2), against Northeastern. The ‘Cats have won 19 consecutive games, which coincides with the start of head coach Brian McCloskey’s tenure, in the series; 10 of those 19 wins have been by shutout. UNH has a 27-15-1 road record vs. the Huskies and has won nine straight against NU at Matthews Arena.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I.Sadie Wright Ward (Durham, N.H.) scored two goals, including an empty-net tally with 56 seconds remaining, and Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) tallied her 150th career point to propel the No. 1 ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 3-1 non-conference victory against Brown University at Meehan Auditorium.
     Wright-Ward’s line accounted for all three goals as Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario) tallied three assists and Hitchcock recorded a goal and an assist. Hitchcock, who became the 11th UNH Wildcat to reach 150 career points with an assist on Wright-Ward’s empty-net tally, now has 79 goals and 71 assists. UNH goaltender Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) recorded 20 saves to mark the fifth consecutive game with 20+ saves.



WAKEFIELD, Mass.Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) and Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) of the No. 1 ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team were honored as December’s TPS Hockey Player of the Month and ITECH Goaltender of the Month, respectively, by Hockey East on Wednesday afternoon.
      Faber, a junior forward, also garnered the TPS Hockey Player of the Month award for November to become the first player in the five-plus year history of the Hockey East women’s league to win the honor in consecutive months. Herman, a freshman goaltender, received the Rookie of the Month Honor in November.



DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, which has a 17-3-0 overall record with a 9-0-0 mark in Hockey East, has climbed to No. 1 in the national polls for the third time this season. The Wildcats, who have been idle since upending then-No. 1 Harvard University, 4-1, at the Whittemore Center on Dec. 14, return to action Jan. 5 at Brown University (1-10-2, 1-7-2 ECAC).
     UNH has a 29-13-4 overall record, including last year’s 2-0 victory at the Whittemore Center, against Brown. Despite the overall lopsided advantage for the Wildcats, the series is even (9-9-2) at the Bears’ Meehan Auditorium, a place that UNH has not defeated Brown in more than a decade.
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DURHAM, N.H. – The No. 1 ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team may be on break for the holidays, but a handful of UNH Wildcats will be participating either at national camps or in international competition in the upcoming weeks.
     Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario) and Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) will skate on Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team that will be competing in the European Air Canada Cup. Julia and Stefanie Marty (Nussbaumen, Switzerland) will also be competing at that event. The 2007 USA Hockey Women’s Holiday Camp includes UNH defensemen Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) and Maggie Joyce (Hudson, Ohio) as well as associate head coach Erin Whitten Hamlen.



    DURHAM, N.H.– The University of New Hampshire announced today that Learfield Sports has become its first-ever, exclusive athletics multimedia partner, effective with the 2008-09 academic year. 
    The 10-year agreement calls for Learfield Sports to establish a locally based entity, known as “Wildcat Sports Properties” (WSP), to manage and sell UNH Athletics’ multimedia rights that include all signage at the Whittemore Center, Cowell Stadium and Lundholm Gym.  In addition to its athletic venues, Learfield Sports will oversee UNH Athletics’ radio rights, corporate hospitality, print sponsorships, event marketing, certain television rights and official athletic Web site advertising for unhwildcats.com


WAKEFIELD, Mass.Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.), Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) and Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) – all members of the top-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team – received weekly honors from Hockey East on Monday to give the Wildcats a sweep of the awards.
      Faber, the reigning TPS Hockey Player of the Month, was named TPS Hockey Player of the Week for the second time this season. Bellamy received the Pure Hockey Defensive Player of the Week award and Herman, the reigning Rookie of the Month, was honored as Mission Rookie of the Week for the third time.



DURHAM, N.H. – Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) and Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) both recorded two points and Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) tallied 22 saves to lead the No. 2 ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Friday night’s 4-1 non-conference victory against No. 1 ranked Harvard University before 1,012 fans at the Whittemore Center.
      UNH, now 8-2-0 this season against nationally-ranked teams with a 3-0-0 mark vs. No. 1 ranked teams, improved to 17-3-0 overall. Harvard, now winless vs. the Wildcats in six straight games (0-5-1), suffered its first loss of the season to fall to 11-1-0.
      Faber netted a shortanded goal 48 seconds into the second period to give the Wildcats a 2-0 lead – it marked her seventh game-winning goal of the season – and struck again at 3:07 of the third to extend UNH’s advantage to 4-0. Long tallied an assist on the team’s first goal of the game, a power-play tally by Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario) at 6:16 of the opening stanza, then scored at 5:22 of the second period to put the ‘Cats ahead 3-0.



DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, which has a 16-3-0 overall record with a 9-0-0 mark in Hockey East, is ranked No. 2 in both national polls. The Wildcats play host to No. 1-ranked Harvard University (11-0-0 overall, 9-0-0 ECAC) on Friday (7 p.m.) at the Whittemore Center.
     UNH has a 26-12-2 lifetime record, including last year’s 3-3 road tie, against Harvard University. UNH is 4-0-1 in the last five meetings and that includes three wins in the 2006 season, when the Wildcats shut out the Crimson (3-0) at Harvard, were 5-1 victors at home and ousted Harvard from the NCAA tournament with a 3-1 win at the Whittemore Center. Prior to UNH’s recent unbeaten streak in the series, Harvard won 12 consecutive games vs. the Wildcats from the 1999–2004 seasons.
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ERIE, Pa.Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) tallied three points with two goals and an assist and Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) recorded a career-high 26 saves to lead the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 5-2 non-conference victory against sixth-ranked Mercyhurst College at the Mercyhurst Ice Center.
     UNH, which scored all five goals on special teams with four power-play tallies and a shorthanded strike, improved to 7-2-0 against nationally-ranked teams and 16-3-0 overall. Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) and Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) both recorded two assists and Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) also finished with multiple points with a goal and assist. Mercyhurst goalie Laura Hosier stopped 33 shots.



ERIE, Pa.Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) scored third-period goals for the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, but sixth-ranked Mercyhurst College fended off UNH’s late rally to record a 4-3 non-conference victory Friday night at Mercyhurst Ice Center.
     UNH, which entered the game with the nation’s second-longest unbeaten streak of six games (6-0-0) and a 6-1-0 record against nationally-ranked teams, is now 15-3-0. Mercyhurst, which upended the Wildcats 2-1 last November in Durham, is now 13-2-2.




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The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, which has a 15-2-0 overall record with a 9-0-0 mark in Hockey East, retained its No. 1 ranking in both national polls. The Wildcats travel to play sixth-ranked Mercyhurst College (12-2-2, 4-0-0 CHA) for a two-game series Dec. 7-8 at the Mercyhurst Ice Center.

UNH has a 4-3-1 lifetime record, including last season’s 2-1 loss in the UNH Tournament, against Mercyhurst. In the Wildcats’ only other trip to Mercyhurst Ice Arena (Jan. 11, 2004), they returned home with a 2-2 tie; seniors Martine Garland and Sadie Wright-Ward skated in that game.



WAKEFIELD, Mass.Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) and Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan), members of the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, were respectively named TPS Hockey Player of the Month and Rookie of the Month for November by Hockey East on Tuesday.
      Faber recorded six goals, including three game-winning tallies, and eight assists for 14 points as well as a +10 plus/minus rating in nine November games. The 14 points marked a team high in November; Faber tied for the team lead in goals and tied for second in assists, and was second in plus/minus.
     Herman compiled a 7-1-0 record with a .933 save percentage, 1.04 GAA and one shutout in nine November games (eight starts). November’s highlight included a weekend sweep of then-No. 1 University of Wisconsin in which she stopped 41 of 43 shots for a .953 save percentage and 1.01 GAA against an offense ranked third in the nation.



BOSTON Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) scored her 50th career goal and added an assist to lead the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 4-0 Hockey East victory against Northeastern University at Matthews Arena.
     UNH, winners of 19 straight games in the series vs. Northeastern, won its sixth consecutive game to improve to 15-2-0 overall and 9-0-0 in Hockey East. NU, a 2-1 victor against the University of Vermont on Saturday night, is now 3-10-1, 2-3-0. UNH goaltender Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) made a career-high 24 saves, including 11 in the second period, to record her third career shutout.




DURHAM, N.H.  – Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) scored a goal with three seconds remaining in overtime to lift the top-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 3-2 Hockey East victory against Boston University at the Whittemore Center.
      Just as a tie seemed imminent, Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) fired a pass from blue line to blue line to Hitchcock and she entered the offensive zone at the right point. With Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) drawing the defender by charging the net, Hitchcock’s shot from the inner-half of the right circle went between the leg pads of BU goaltender Allyse Wilcox and into the net at 4:57 of OT.



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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, which has an 13-2-0 overall record with a 7-0-0 mark in Hockey East, retained its No. 1 ranking in both national polls. The Wildcats play host to Boston University (3-8-2, 1-2-0 Hockey East) at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 and then they travel to play Northeastern University (2-9-1, 1-2-0) on Dec. 2.
      UNH has won all 15 lifetime meetings, including two already this season, against Boston University. UNH has outscored the Terriers 34-6 in the eight games since BU gained varsity status for the 2006 season. Included in those totals are this year’s 3-1 win at the Whittemore Center (Oct. 21) and a 4-1 road win (Nov. 1).
      New Hampshire has 67-29-7 lifetime record, including last season’s three-game sweep, against Northeastern University. The ‘Cats have won 18 consecutive games, which coincides with the start of head coach Brian McCloskey’s tenure (2003 season), in the series; nine of those 18 victories have been by shutout. UNH has a 26-15-1 road record vs. the Huskies and has won eight straight vs. NU at Matthews Arena.



WAKEFIELD, Mass.  – Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario), a freshman forward on the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named Mission Rookie of the Week by Hockey East on Monday to mark the third time this season she has received that award. Wakefield was also honored consecutive weeks in October (22nd & 29th).
      Wakefield tallied five points (two goals, three assists) and a +4 plus/minus rating to lead UNH to a weekend sweep (6-2 and 11-1 wins) of Niagara University. She opened the series with an assist (on the game-winning goal) and then tallied two goals and two assists to set personal bests in both assists and points (four).



DURHAM, N.H.  – Freshmen Raylen Dziengelewski (Southwick, Mass.) and Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) recorded four points apiece to lead the top-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 11-1 non-conference victory against Niagara University at the Whittemore Center.
    Dziengelewski established career highs in both assists and points as she tallied all four of her points on assists. Wakefield finished with two goals and two assists for personal bests in both assists and points. Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) was one of six other Wildcats to record multiple points as she matched her career high of three points (2g, 1a).



DURHAM, N.H.Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) recorded a career-high three points with a goal and two assists and Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) netted her 50th career goal to propel the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 6-2 non-conference victory against Niagara University at the Whittemore Center.
     Including Long, who matched her personal best of two assists, five Wildcats recorded multiple points. Wright-Ward, Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) and Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) each tallied a goal and an assist, and Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario) finished with two assists. UNH goaltender Lucy Schoedel (Ithaca, N.Y.) surrendered two goals on six first-period shots but earned the victory. Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) played the final 40 minutes in net and stopped all 11 shots she faced.



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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, which has an 11-2-0 overall record with a 7-0-0 mark in Hockey East, has ascended to No. 1 in both national polls for the second time this season. The Wildcats play host to Niagara University (6-2-2) of the CHA for a two-game series from Nov. 24-25. Both games begin at 1 p.m.
     UNH has a 16-3-0 lifetime record, including last year’s two-game sweep at the Whittemore Center, against Niagara. The Wildcats have won 10 straight in the series dating back to the Purple Eagles’ three-game season-series sweep of the Wildcats in 2002; UNH’s current winning streak coincides with Brian McCloskey moving into the head coach position; three of those 10 wins have been by shutout. The ‘Cats have an 8-1-0 home record vs. Niagara.



WAKEFIELD, Mass.Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) and Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) of the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team were named TPS Hockey Player of the Week and Mission Rookie of the Week, respectively, by Hockey East on Monday. Herman received the same distinction Oct. 8.
     The duo helped UNH to a two-game sweep of previously top-ranked University of Wisconsin by holding the Badgers' fourth-ranked offense (3.92 goals per game) to a total of two goals in two games.



DURHAM, N.H.Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) matched her career high of two goals, Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) tallied two assists and Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) recorded 22 saves to lead the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 2-1 non-conference victory against top-ranked University of Wisconsin before 1,226 fans at the Whittemore Center.
      UNH, which also defeated Wisconsin 2-1 on Saturday, completed the weekend series sweep of the Badgers to improve to 11-2-0 overall, 6-1-0 vs. nationally-ranked teams and 6-0-1 lifetime vs. UW. Garland's first goal of the season gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead at 1:51 of the first period and her second tally broke a 1-1 tie at 4:45 the third period.



DURHAM, N.H.Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) set up third-period goals by Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario) and Julia Marty (Nussbaumen, Switzerland) to propel the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 2-1 non-conference victory against top-ranked University of Wisconsin in front of 1,196 fans at the Whittemore Center.
      UNH improved to 10-2-0 overall this season, including 5-1-0 vs. nationally-ranked teams, and 5-0-1 lifetime vs. the Badgers. Wisconsin lost its second consecutive game to fall to 9-3-1.
      UNH goaltender Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) recorded 19 saves while UW counterpart Jessie Vetter stopped 24 shots. Craig leveled the score, 1-1, at 13:20 and Marty gave the Wildcats a lead they would not relinquish at 15:59.



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DURHAM, N.H. —    The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, which has a 9-2-0 overall record with a 7-0-0 mark in Hockey East, is tied for second in the USCHO.com poll and is third in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll. The Wildcats continue their eight-game homestand November 17-18 against top-ranked University of Wisconsin (9-2-1 overall, 5-2-1 WCHA). Saturday’s game begins at 5 p.m. and the teams face off again Sunday at 3 p.m; the second game will be broadcast on the UNH Sports Network and video for both games will be available at UNHwildcats.tv.

UNH has a 4-0-1 lifetime record against Wisconsin. The last time these teams played was November 2005 at the Dartmouth Classic during Thanksgiving weekend; at the time, UNH was ranked No. 4 and UW was No. 1 (it is the most recent time UNH has played the No.-1 ranked team). Prior to that game, these programs had not faced off since January 2003, when the Wildcats skated to a 2-0 win and a 1-1 tie in Madison (Wis.). In their only other trip to Durham (November 16-17, 2001), the Badgers left the Whittemore center with 3-0 and 2-0 losses.



WAKEFIELD, Mass.Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.), a junior forward on the top-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named TPS Hockey Player of the Week by Hockey East on Monday.

Faber recorded three goals, including one game-winning tally, and four assists for seven points in three games last week for UNH. Faber finished with a career-high five points against eighth-ranked University of Connecticut on Nov. 10 by matching her personal best of three assists and scoring two goals. She also tallied a goal and an assist against 10th-ranked Boston College.




DURHAM, N.H.  – Lizzie Keady broke a 1-1 tie at 3:05 of the third period to lift the Princeton University women’s ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 2-1 victory against top-ranked University of New Hampshire in a non-conference game at the Whittemore Center.
     UNH, which entered the game with the nation’s longest winning – and unbeaten – streak of eight games, is now 9-2-0 overall. Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.), with the assistance of Maggie Joyce (Hudson, Ohio), scored UNH's goal. Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) made 12 saves defending UNH's goal.


DURHAM, N.H.Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) recorded a career-high five points with two goals and three assists to propel the top-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 8-2 Hockey East victory against eighth-ranked University of Connecticut at the Whittemore Center.
     UNH won its eighth consecutive game to improve to 9-1-0 overall and 7-0-0 in Hockey East. UConn, which entered the game with a national-best nine-game winning streak, is now 9-2-0, 2-1-0.
     In addition to Faber, four Wildcats recorded multiple-point efforts as Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario), Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario), Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) and Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) each tallied a goal and two assists.




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DURHAM, N.H. —    The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, which has an 8-1-0 overall record with a 6-0-0 mark in Hockey East, ascended to No. 1 in both of this week’s national polls. The Wildcats conclude their stretch of seven consecutive league games November 10 against eighth-ranked University of Connecticut (9-1-0, 2-0-0), then continue their eight-game homestand November 11 against Princeton University (1-3-2, 1-3-1 ECAC). Both games begin at 2 p.m.
     UNH has a 22-3-3 lifetime record, including 14-2-3 under head coach Brian McCloskey and 9-1-2 at the Whittemore Center, against UConn. UNH has a 37-4-2 lifetime record, including 19-0-1 at home (10-0-1 at the Whittemore Center) and 3-0-1 under coach McCloskey, against Princeton.



DURHAM, N.H.Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) and Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) both recorded a goal and an assist to propel the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Wednesday night’s 4-1 Hockey East victory against 10th-ranked Boston College at the Whittemore Center.
    In addition to Faber and Paton, Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario) and Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) the reigning TPS Hockey Player of the Week in Hockey East, had multiple-point performances with two assists apiece. UNH goaltender Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) was credited with 11 saves, whereas BC netminder Molly Schaus finished with double-digit saves in each period (13-10-11) to finish with 34.



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DURHAM, N.H. —     The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, which has a 7-1-0 overall record with a 5-0-0 mark in Hockey East, ascended to No. 1 in both of this week’s national polls. The Wildcats continue their stretch of seven consecutive league games – and kick off an eight-game homestand – November 7 against 10th-ranked Boston College (5-2-1, -2-2-0).
     Looking ahead to the weekend, UNH plays host to eighth-ranked University of Connecticut (Nov. 10) and Princeton University (Nov. 11). Both games begin at 2 p.m.
     UNH has a 37-2-2 lifetime record, including a 4-1 road win two weeks ago, against Boston College. The Wildcats have a 17-0-1 home record in this series and that includes 14-0-1 at the Whittemore Center. UNH has a 16-2-1 record vs. the Eagles in head coach Brian McCloskey’s tenure.




DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team climbed to the top of the polls at No. 1 in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll that were released during election week.
      UNH (7-1-0 overall, 5-0-0 Hockey East), which has the nation’s second-longest winning streak of six games, has not been ranked lower than fourth in either poll this season and ascended to No. 1 one week after advancing to No. 2.



WAKEFIELD, Mass.Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.), a senior 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 on Monday.
     Wright-Ward recorded three points – all on goals – last week to help keep UNH undefeated and untied in league play with two Hockey East victories. She leads the Wildcats in shooting percentage (.235) and is third in both goals (four) and power-play goals (two). In 114 career games, Wright-Ward has compiled 48 goals and 66 assists for 114 points to rank second among active players in all three statistics.



BURLINGTON, Vt. –  Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario) recorded her 100th career point with the second of her two assists Saturday night in the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team's 5-0 Hockey East victory against the University of Vermont at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
    UNH, now 16-0-0 lifetime vs. Vermont, won its sixth consecutive game to improve to 7-1-0 overall and 5-0-0 in Hockey East. The Wildcats went 4-for-6 on the power play and limited UVM to seven shots in the game.
    Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.), Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) and Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) also recorded two points apiece. UNH freshman goaltender Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) was credited with seven saves to record her second career shutout.



BOSTONJenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario), who was named Mission Rookie of the Month earlier in the day, scored two goals to lead the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Thursday night's 4-1 Hockey East victory against Boston University at Walter Brown Arena.
      UNH, now 14-0-0 lifetime against BU, won its fifth consecutive game to improve to 6-1-0 overall and 4-0-0 in Hockey East. BU, which played its sixth consecutive game against a nationally-ranked team, is now 0-5-2, 0-2-0.
     Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) finished with two assists and the other UNH goals were scored by Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.) and Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario). The Wildcats broke a scoreless tie with tallies 30 seconds apart in the opening minutes of the second stanza.



WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario), a freshman forward on the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named the Mission Rookie of the Month (for October) by Hockey East on Thursday.
     Wakefield, who was named Mission Rookie of the Week twice (Oct. 22 &29) during the month, compiled five goals and three assists for eight points in six October games; she also compiled a plus/minus rating of +7 and netted the game-winning goal vs. Boston University on Oct. 21. She is currently ranked 10th nationally in goals per game as well as 19th in points per game and third among rookie scorers.



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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, which has a 5-1-0 overall record with a 3-0-0 mark in Hockey East, ascended to No. 2 in both of this week’s national polls. The Wildcats continue their stretch of seven consecutive league games this week with road games against Boston University (0-4-2, 0-1-0) on Nov. 1 and University of Vermont (4-3-0, 0-0-0) on Nov. 3.
     UNH has won all 13 lifetime meetings, including a 3-1 win at the Whittemore Center on Oct. 21, against Boston University. The Wildcats are 7-0-0 vs. the Terriers since they gained varsity status for the 2005-06 season. In those seven games, UNH has outscored BU by a 30-5 margin with three wins by shutout.
     UNH has won all 15 lifetime meetings against Vermont. In last year’s three-game series, the Wildcats were 8-1 and 5-0 victors on the road (in late February) and a 5-0 winner at home (early December). The Wildcats recorded a 129-24 shot advantage and went 5-for-20 on the power play as well as 9-for-9 on the penalty kill. Of the 15 games, New Hampshire has won 10 times by shutout.



WAKEFIELD, Mass.Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario), a freshman forward on the second-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, received the Mission Rookie of the Week award from Hockey East for the second consecutive week on Monday.
      Wakefield recorded two goals and two assists for a total of four points to lead UNH to victory against Boston College (4-1) and Maine (5-0). She also compiled a +2 rating in both games to finish at +4 for the week. She opened the week with two goals and an assist at nationally-ranked BC and had an assist against Maine. Both of her assists set up the game-winning goal.



DURHAM, N.H.  – Leah Craig (Seaforth, Ontario) recorded three assists and Jennifer Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) scored a pair of power-play goals to lead the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 5-0 Hockey East victory against the University of Maine at the Whittemore Center.
      UNH, which tallied a season-high 49 shots while yielding a season-low seven, won its fourth consecutive game and remained undefeated at home (3-0-0) while improving to 5-1-0 overall, 3-0-0 in Hockey East.
     In addition to the aforementioned Wildcat duo, Sadie Wright-Ward (Durham, N.H.; two assists) and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.; goal, assist) recorded multiple points. Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) and Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario) accounted for UNH’s other two goals. Lucy Schoedel (Ithaca, N.Y.) recorded her third career shutout with a seven-save effort.



CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario), the reigning Mission Rookie of the Week in Hockey East, recorded two goals and an assist to propel the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Thursday night’s 4-1 Hockey East victory against seventh-ranked Boston College at Conte Forum.

New Hampshire, now 37-2-2 lifetime against BC, improved to 4-1-0 overall and 2-0-0 in the league. It marked the first loss of the season for the Eagles, now 3-1-1, 0-1-0.

This was the second consecutive two-goal, one-assist game for Wakefield, who tallied those numbers Oct. 21 against Boston University. Linemates Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.; goal, assist) and Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario; two assists) also had multiple-point games for the ‘Cats. Rookie goaltender Kayley Herman (Weburn, Saskatchewan) improved to 4-0-0 with an 18-save performance.




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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, split in this week’s national polls at #4 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll and #3 in the USCHO.com Poll, is 3-1-0 overall entering this week’s Hockey East league matchups against Boston College and Maine. The Wildcats travel to play seventh-ranked BC on Oct. 25 (7 p.m.) and then play host to the Black Bears at the Whittemore Center on Oct. 28 (4 p.m.).


WAKEFIELD, Mass.Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario), a freshman forward on the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named Mission Rookie of the Week by Hockey East on Monday.

In the Wildcats’ only game of the week – an Oct. 21 matchup against Boston University at the Whittemore CenterWakefield scored the first two goals of the game, including the game-winning tally, and also had an assist in the 3-1 victory. It marked her first multiple-point, and therefore first multiple-goal, game of her career.




DURHAM, N.H. – Freshman Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) potted a pair of goals, including the game-winning goal at 4:40 of the second period, to lift the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon's 3-1 win against Hockey East foe Boston University at the Whittemore Center.The Wildcats, who tallied a 38-9 shot advantage, improve to 3-1-0 overall and capture their first Hockey East win of the year moving to 1-0-0 in league play. BU is now 0-4-1 overall, 0-1-0 in Hockey East.


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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, split in this week’s national polls at #3 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll and #4 in the USCHO.com Poll, is 2-1-0 overall entering the Oct. 21 Hockey East opener against Boston University (0-3-1). UNH has already been victorious in two other openers (season and home) this season. Sunday’s game is the first of seven consecutive league games for the Wildcats.
     UNH has won all 12 meetings in the lifetime series against Boston University, and that includes all six games since BU’s women’s ice hockey gained varsity status for the 2006 season. In the last six meetings, the Wildcats have outscored the Terriers 27-4 and shut them out three times (all at the Whittemore Center).
     Last year, the Wildcats won twice on the road (3-2, 4-1) and were 4-0 victors here at the Whittemore Center. In the three-game series, UNH recorded a 126-44 shot advantage (UNH’s lowest single-game shot total was 39) and went 2-for-13 on the power play as well as 16 of 17 on the penalty kill.



CALGARY, Alberta and COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario) and Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario), members of the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, were recently named to Canada’s Women’s National Team to compete at the Women’s Four Nation’s Cup in Leksand, Sweden from Nov. 7-11. Fellow UNH Wildcat Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) was named Tuesday by USA Hockey to the U.S. Women’s Select Team that will also participate at the Four Nations Cup.
      It will mark the first Four Nations Cup for Garland and Wakefield, both of whom competed at Canada’s Fall Festival from Sept. 1-8, and the second straight Four Nations Cup appearance for Bellamy, who competed at the USA Hockey Women’s National Festival this past August.



DURHAM, N.H.Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) made 23 saves to record her first career shutout and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) scored with 2:01 remaining in regulation to lift the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 1-0 non-conference victory against Colgate University at the Whittemore Center.
     Faber's game-winning goal sequence started with Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario), who won the faceoff. Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) then played the puck back to Martine Garland (Toronto, Ontario), whose shot was stopped by Colgate goalie Lisa Plenderleith. Faber scored off the rebound at the right post, however, for the game's only goal.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, tied for third in the USCHO.com poll and ranked fourth outright in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll, is 1-1-0 overall following last weekend’s split at third-ranked St. Lawrence University. The Wildcats play their home opener Oct. 14 (1 p.m.) against Colgate University. The Raiders open the season Oct. 12 at Boston College.
      UNH has won all three games in the lifetime series against Colgate University. Last year in Hamilton, N.Y., the Wildcats jumped out to a 2-0 first-period lead on a pair of power-play goals by Kacey Bellamy. Colgate pulled within 2-1 in the middle stanza, but the ‘Cats struck again near the end of both the second and third periods to record a 4-1 victory. UNH tallied a 30-22 shot advantage and four power-play goals. Wildcat goalie Lucy Schoedel recorded a career-high 21 saves in that game.

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WAKEFIELD, Mass.  – Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan), a freshman goaltender on the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named Mission co-Rookie of the Week by Hockey East on Monday.
      Herman led the Wildcats to a 4-2 road victory against fourth-ranked St. Lawrence University in the season opener – her collegiate debut – on Oct. 5. She made 16 saves, eight of which came in the first period as UNH took a 1-0 lead. Herman held SLU scoreless for the final 34 minutes, 29 seconds to give the Wildcats their opportunity to rally to victory.



CANTON, N.Y. – Meaghan Guckian recorded 21 saves and three skaters recorded multiple points to propel the fourth-ranked St. Lawrence University women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 3-0 non-conference victory against third-ranked University of New Hampshire at Appleton Arena.
     UNH, a 4-2 victor in the first game of the two-game series on Friday, is now 1-1-0 overall. SLU is also 1-1-0.
    UNH goaltender Lucy Schoedel (Ithaca, N.Y.) finished with 21 saves, 11 of which came in the first period, to match her career high that she established in her second career start last season at Colgate University.


CANTON, N.Y.  – Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.), Steph Holmes (Rye, N.Y.) and Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) netted third-period goals to rally the third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Friday night’s 4-2 non-conference victory against fourth-ranked St. Lawrence University at Appleton Arena.
     The Wildcats entered the third period trailing 2-1 and with a player in the penalty box. They successfully killed off that Saints’ power-play opportunity and Faber scored six seconds later to pull the ‘Cats even, 2-2, at 2:02. UNH then scored goals 4:07 apart to retake the lead and extend that advantage to two goals.



DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked No. 3 for the second consecutive week in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll and No. 4 in the inaugural USCHO.com poll that was released this week, opens the 2007-08 season with a two-game road series Oct. 5-6 at St. Lawrence University. SLU, also playing its season opener this Friday, holds the opposite positions in the national polls.
     UNH has a 24-9-3 lifetime record against St. Lawrence, and that includes 1-1-1 last season, against the Saints. In the most recent meeting, SLU ousted the Wildcats from the 2007 NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championship with a 6-2 victory in a regional game at UNH’s Whittemore Center.

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DURHAM, N.H. --  The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team ended the 2007 season against St. Lawrence University in an NCAA postseason game, and UNH begins its quest to advance to the 2008 NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship this weekend (Oct. 5-6) at St. Lawrence.
     The Wildcats, who have won four consecutive Hockey East regular-season crowns and two straight league tournament titles, were selected atop the Hockey East Coaches Preseason Poll as well as No. 3 in the inaugural national poll that were released last week.



COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team garnered 131 points to rank third in the inaugural USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women’s College Hockey Poll of the 2007-08 season, which was released Tuesday.
      UNH, which advanced to the NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championships for the second consecutive year in 2007, placed behind University of Wisconsin, which received all 19 first-place votes and 190 points, and Mercyhurst College (165 points). New Hampshire opens the season with a two-game road series against fourth-ranked St. Lawrence University on Oct. 5-6.



BOSTON – The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, which has won four consecutive Hockey East regular-season titles as well as tournament championships each of the last two years, has been selected as the preseason favorite in 2008 according to the Preseason Coaches Poll that was released at the league’s Media Day on Tuesday. This marks the fourth straight year that UNH tops the Hockey East preseason poll.
      UNH (28-4-5 overall, 18-1-2 Hockey East) garnered six first-place votes and a total of 55 points to edge out Boston College (51 points; two first-place votes), last year’s regular-season runner-up.



DURHAM, N.H.  – Over the past five months, the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey program has been highly visible around the globe on the international hockey scene, as a total of eight student-athletes on the 2008 UNH team have been chosen to participate in select national programs.
      This weekend, juniors Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) will skate against incoming freshman Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) in a three-game exhibition series between the U.S. Under-22 Select Team and Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team at Lake Placid, N.Y.


DURHAM, N.H. – Brian McCloskey, sixth-year head coach of the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, has announced the completion of the program’s incoming class for the 2007-08 season with the addition of Carole LeBlanc (Grande-Digue, New Brunswick) as well as sisters Julia and Stefanie Marty (Nussbaumen, Switzerland).
      “We’re thrilled by the addition of these three outstanding student-athletes to our program for the upcoming ’07-’08 season,” McCloskey said. “Stephanie and Julia Marty bring world class experience to UNH having successfully competed for Team Switzerland at last year’s World Championships. This is clearly a deep and talented class that will be joining us this fall, and we’re excited about the year ahead.”


DURHAM, N.H.  – The University of New Hampshire athletic department has announced a partnership with Pack Network to provide online video streaming of UNH’s seven ticketed sports for the upcoming 2007-2008 season with UNHwildcats.TV.
     Wildcat fans are encouraged to buy the “Wildcat All-Access Pass” which is an annual subscription for $79.95 that provides not only all the live coverage of UNH home athletic events, but also premium content not available to view without the All-Access Pass. Fans can also purchase home events on a per game basis of $6.95.



COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.), who will be juniors on the upcoming 2007-08 University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, were selected to compete at the 2007 USA Hockey Women’s National Festival, USA Hockey announced on Monday. UNH associate head coach Erin Hamlen, named as an assistant coach on the U.S. Under-18 Select Team earlier this month, will be one of 11 coaches at the Festival, which takes place Aug. 14-21 in Lake Placid, N.Y.
      Both Bellamy and Faber will be competing for a roster spot on the U.S. Under-22 Select Team that will play host to Canada for a three-game series at Lake Placid’s Olympic Center from Aug. 23-26.



CALGARY, AlbertaKelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario), who will be a sophomore on the 2007-08 University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was one of 38 players selected by Hockey Canada to compete at its National Women’s Under-22 Team selection camp, which will be held Aug. 9-19 at York University (Toronto, Ontario).
      At the conclusion of this camp, at which Paton is one of 24 forwards, a roster of 22 players will be finalized to compete against the U.S. Under-22 Select Team in a three-game exhibition series from Aug. 23-26 at Lake Placid, N.Y.





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