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The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked No. 5 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll and No. 4 in the USCHO.com Poll, plays host to ECAC foes St. Lawrence University and Clarkson University this weekend at the Whittemore Center. UNH and SLU hit the ice Oct. 18 (2 p.m.) and the Golden Knights come to town Oct. 19 (12 p.m.).
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UNH has a 26-10-3 lifetime record, including 2-1-0 last season and 4-5-3 in head coach Brian McCloskey’s six-year tenure, against St. Lawrence. UNH has a 13-4-1 home record in the series and that includes an overtime win in the 2008 NCAA first round and a loss in the ‘07 NCAA first round. Four of the last 10 meetings have gone to overtime; both teams have one OT win in that span.
UNH has won all four lifetime meetings against Clarkson. All four meetings, however, were between the 1979-82 seasons.
WHEN YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE WHITT
There may be times this season when you can’t make it to the Whittemore Center to support the UNH Wildcats. We’ve got you covered with live stats at www.unhwildcats.com and videostreaming at unhwildcats.tv.
NEW HAMPSHIRE VS. WISCONSIN IN FLORIDA
UNH plays a two-game series against top-ranked University of Wisconsin in Fort Myers, Fla. on Nov. 21-22. Tickets are on sale now and are available only through the Fort Myers Skatium by calling (239) 321-7509. The capacity for the venue is 500. All tickets are general admission and cost $5.
THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
UNH is undefeated through the initial four games of a season for the fifth time in seven years of head coach Brian McCloskey’s tenure. The longest unbeaten streak at the outset of a season during McCloskey’s reign is nine (9-0-0) in 2007.
Three Wildcats have recorded a point in all four games this season. Sam Faber has three straight multiple-point efforts; Kelly Paton and Jenn Wakefield are the other ‘Cats with a point in every game.
Following Wednesday’s tie at UConn, UNH is 4-0-9 in its last 13 overtime games. The Wildcats have not been defeated in OT since Nov. 5, 2005 at Boston College.
UNH has allowed 2+ goals in all four games this season. The 2008 Wildcats did not surrender 2+ goals three consecutive games the entire season.
Five of the opposition’s 10 goals scored this season have been power-play tallies.
UNH scored goals in rapid succession in the second period of both games at Niagara. The ‘Cats potted goals 25 seconds apart Oct. 11 and 26 seconds apart Oct. 12.
New Hampshire’s quick-strike attack continued Oct. 15 at UConn when the Wildcats netted goals 21 seconds apart in the third period to erase a two-goal deficit and pull even, 3-3.
WAKEFIELD TABBED HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sophomore forward Jenn Wakefield was named Pure Hockey Player of the Week by Hockey East on Monday. She recorded three goals and four assists for seven points to help UNH to a 2-0-1 week. She tallied two goals, including the game-winner, and two assists Oct. 11 at Niagara to match her career highs in goals, assists and points; she recorded a point on each of the team’s first four tallies in that 5-3 win.
Wakefield followed that with a multiple-point effort (1g, 1a) vs. the Purple Eagles in which she had the primary assist on the game-winning goal. In the Oct. 8 season opener vs. Boston College, Wakefield lifted UNH into a 2-2 tie with the primary assist on the game-tying goal that sent the game into overtime and subsequent shootout win.
Wakefield had a +5 rating on the week and also led the ‘Cats in shots with 21.