November 11, 2013

Men's Hockey Entertains Brown on Tuesday Night at the Whitt (Live Well Network | FOX College Sports)

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RV/RV UNH (3-5-1, 2-2-0 HEA) vs. Brown (3-2-1, 1-2-1 ECAC)
Tuesday, Nov. 12 - 7 p.m. - Whittemore Center (6,501) | Durham, N.H.

Television

Tuesday, Nov. 12 - 7:00 p.m. Live Well & FOX College Sports
Dan Parkhurst (Play by Play), Pete Webster (Analyst)

Wildcat Sports Radio Network
Tuesday, Nov. 12 - 7:00 p.m.  (6:30 pregame show)
Mike Murphy (Play by Play), Bob Lipman (Analyst)
Stations: WGIR-610 AM (Manchester), WQSO- 96.7 FM (Portsmouth), WPKX 930 AM (Rochester) , WZEI 101.5 FM (Concord), WASR 1420 AM (Wolfeboro), WTSL 94.3, 94.5, 1400 (Claremont), WEEY 93.5 FM (Keene)

Scouting the Bears:  Brown enters Tuesday night's matchup with a 3-2-1 overall record, including a 1-2-1 clip in conference. Brown went 1-1-0 last week, dropping its first game to Quinnipiac, 3-0 Friday night, before defeating Princeton, 6-3 on Saturday night. The Bears average 3.50 goals per game this season, while holding opponents to just 2.63 goals per contest. Brown is led by sophomore Mark Naclerio, who has 11 points on five goals and six assists so far this season. Classmate Nick Lappin is also off to a hot start for the Bears, tallying 10 points on three goals and six assists in six games. Freshman Tyler Steel leads Brown with a 2-0-1 record between the pipes. Steel owns a 2.92 GAA including 77 saves and a .895 save percentage so far this season.

Series History vs. Brown: The Wildcats own a 20-13-2 all-time record vs. Brown in 35 all-time meetings dating back to Feb. 11, 1927. UNH is unbeaten in the last eight meetings with Brown (7-0-1) including a 5-5 come-back tie last year. The last time Brown defeated UNH was Dec. 1, 1987 (4-3). UNH last defeated Brown on Nov.  26, 2007 (5-2). UNH has won 11 of the last 13 meetings and are 15-2-1 in the last 18 games. Mike Borisenok and Brett Kostolansky both scored goals in last year's game and are the top returners. Di Girolamo is 0-0-1 with a 4.66 GAA and a .815 save percentage against Brown

Scoring Leaders vs. Brown:
Player    GP    G-A-P    
Nick Sorkin    2    1-0-1
Dalton Speelman    1    0-0-0
Kevin Goumas    2    0-0-0
Jeff Silengo    2    0-0-0
Grayson Downing    1    0-0-0
Casey Thrush    1    0-0-0
Matt Willows    1    0-0-0
Eric Knodel    1    0-0-0
Trevor Van Riemsdyk    1    0-0-0
Justin Agosta    1    0-0-0

Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
DeSmith    1/18:30    1    3.24    0-0-0    5    .833    

UNH Awarded Hockey East Team of the Week: UNH garnered Hockey East's Team of the Week for its weekend sweep of a home-and-home series with UMass. The announcement was made Monday afternoon by the league office.  UNH earned its first conference wins with a home-and-home series sweep of UMass last weekend. The Wildcats earned a 4-1 win at the Whittemore Center on Friday, their first home win, and shut out the Minutemen on Saturday with a 9-0 road win. The Wildcats outscored the Minutemen 13-1 over the weekend and the UNH defense held UMass to one goal on 46 shots (2% shooting percentage).

Nine is Fine: The last time UNH scored nine goals in a game was in a 9-1 win over Alabama-Huntsville on Nov. 26, 2011.

Scoring in Every Way: Saturday's game was the first time the Wildcats had scored a shorthanded, power play and regular strength goal since Nov. 30, 2012 against UML.

Spreading the Wealth: A total of 14 different skaters recorded at least one point in Saturday's win, including all six defenders.

Hats Off to Downing: Grayson Downing notched his second-career hat trick in the effort, his third goal was the first shorthanded tally of the season for UNH.

DeSmith Shines in Weekend Sweep of UMass: Casey DeSmith registered 45 saves on 46 shots faced in the two game span for a .978 save percentage.

Regan Makes First Appearance in Combined Shutout: Sophomore goalie Jamie Regan made his collegiate debut in the 9-0 win as he and DeSmith combined for UNH's first shutout since shutting out UMass on March 2, 2013.

Blueliners Happy to Contribute:; First Points for Cleland, Quast: UNH defensemen tallied 10 points in the two games with four goals and six assists. Blueliners Matias Cleland and Harry Quast each recorded their first career points Saturday with an assist.

Nine in Nine:  Kevin Goumas and Trevor van Riemsdyk each have nine points through the first nine games. Justin Agosta notched a pair of goals in Friday's win, becoming the first blueliner to score twice since van Riemsdyk in 2012.

12 Games in November: The month of November will be the busiest of the season for the Wildcats with 12 games on the calendar. The schedule includes three home-and-home series against Hockey East rivals UMass Lowell, Massachusetts, and Northeastern as well as back-to-back games against the Friars in Providence. UNH will host two midweek matchups against Ivy League opponents Brown and Harvard before heading to Colorado Springs for two games against the Colorado College Tigers to close out the month.

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