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     DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire Athletic Director Marty Scarano has announced the release of the State of Athletics, which highlights the 2008-09 Wildcat season. Within this report you will find team-by-team accomplishments, both in the field of competition and in the classroom that will illustrate another highly successful year in Wildcat athletics.




COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.), both of whom completed their ice hockey careers at the University of New Hampshire this past March, are among 41 players named to the 2009 USA Hockey Women’s National Festival roster as announced by USA Hockey on Thursday afternoon.
     The Festival will be held Aug. 18-24 in Blaine, Minn., at the Schwan Super Rink. From that pool of players, 23 will be selected Aug. 24 for the 2009-10 U.S. Women’s National Team that will compete in the Qwest Tour, which includes a Nov. 22 game against Hockey East All-Stars at UNH’s Whittemore Center. Twenty-one players from that squad will comprise the team that plays in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.




WAKEFIELD, Mass.  – The Women’s Hockey East Association, in conjunction with USA Hockey and the University of New Hampshire, announced Friday that it will hold a Nov. 22 exhibition game featuring WHEA All-Stars vs. the U.S. Women’s National Team at UNH’s Whittemore Center as part of Team USA’s Qwest Tour in preparation for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
   Faceoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tickets for the event are $9 for adults and $5 for children and senior citizens. The on-sale date will be announced at a later time.




DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire Athletic Department has announced that men's and women's hockey season ticket renewals are now being accepted.  Current season ticket holders can renew their season tickets by accessing their My Wildcats Account.  NOTE: If you have changed your address since last season, please email UNH.Tickets@unh.edu with your name and updated address.




WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Hockey East announced Tuesday that seven student-athletes on the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team were named to the 2008-09 WHEA All-Academic Team.
   Of the seven UNH honorees, Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan), Angela Taylor (Paisley, Scotland) and Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) received this distinction for the second time. Both Herman and Wakefield were also feted last year and Taylor was previously honored in 2007. Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario), Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.), Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) and Brittany Skudder (Plainview, N.Y.) were the other Wildcats named to the 2009 All-Academic Team.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire Athletic Department has announced that men's and women's hockey season ticket renewals will begin on Wednesday, June 10 at 10 a.m.  Current season ticket holders can renew their season tickets by accessing their My Wildcats Account.  NOTE: If you have changed your address since last season, please email UNH.Tickets@unh.edu with your name and updated address.  Without your current information, your renewal information WILL be delayed in the mail.




DURHAM, N.H.Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) of the women's ice hockey team and Sean McNamara (Honeoye Falls, N.Y.) of the men's ski team were named the 2009 recipients of the Jim Urquhart Student-Athlete of the Year by the University of New Hampshire athletic department at Tuesday night’s annual Senior Banquet.
     The Tina True Memorial Award, given annually since 2007 to two Wildcat athletes for their commitment to strength and conditioning, was presented to Bellamy and Tom Bishop (Newfield, N.Y.), a senior punter/placekicker on the football team.




DURHAM, N.H. – A total of eight student-athletes received honors as the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team gathered to commemorate the 2008-09 season at its annual awards banquet that was held April 25 at Holloway Commons.
    Team captain and senior defenseman Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) received both the Karyn L. Bye Award as the MVP and the Colleen Coyne Award, which is bestowed upon the best defenseman. Senior forward Angela Taylor (Paisley, Scotland) and junior forward Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) were also called to the podium to twice to accept an award.




CALGARY, AlbertaJenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario), a sophomore forward on the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was recently named to Canada’s National Women’s Team roster by Hockey Canada. It was also announced that Wakefield will be part of Canada’s Olympic centralization roster.
   The National Team will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Women’s Championship that will be held April 4-12 in Hameenlinna, Finland. Wakefield competed at the 2008 IIHF Worlds and helped Canada win a silver medal. She also won a silver medal later that year at the Four Nations Cup, and this past January she won silver again at the MLP Cup. Wakefield has also won gold at the ’08 European Air Canada Cup and the ’07 Four Nations Cup.




BOSTONBrian McCloskey, head coach of the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named Women’s Division I Coach of the Year by the New England Hockey Writers on Tuesday.
   UNH’s Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.), Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) and Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) were announced as New England Women’s Div. I All-Stars. UNH comprises one-third of the team and has the highest number of honorees by any school.




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  – Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), a senior defenseman and captain of the 2009 University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was one of 21 players selected to the U.S. Women’s National Team. The announcement was made by USA Hockey on Thursday afternoon.
    Bellamy, a 2009 RBK All-America First Team selection, is one of seven defensemen selected to the U.S. Women’s National Team from the original pool of 10. She is one of 16 returnees from the 2008 world championship team as well as one of 17 member of the ’08 Four Nations Cup championship team. Bellamy earned silver medals as a member of the U.S. team at the Four Nations Cup in 2006 and 2007.




BOSTON  — Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), a senior defenseman and captain of the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named a RBK All-America First Team selection by the American Hockey Coaches Association on Thursday.
   Bellamy is the eighth UNH Wildcat to garner All-America recognition; two ‘Cats were multiple recipients to bring the total number of selections to 10. Since the 2006 expansion to First Team and Second Team, Bellamy is the program’s third First Team honoree.
 




GLOUCESTER, Mass.  – Brian McCloskey, seventh-year head coach of the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named one of six finalists for the AHCA Division I Women’s Ice Hockey Coach of the Year Award, the American Hockey Coaches Association announced Tuesday.
    McCloskey, who finished as runner-up in the national Coach of the Year balloting in 2003 and 2006, earned his status as a finalist for this year’s award by virtue of his selection as the 2009 Hockey East Coach of the Year. It marked his fourth time feted as the league’s Coach of the Year.




WAKEFIELD, Mass.  – Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario), a sophomore defenseman on the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named Pure Hockey Defensive Player of the Week by Hockey East on Monday.
   Birchard scored UNH’s only goal in the NCAA quarterfinal matchup March 14 against fifth-ranked University of Minnesota Duluth. Her power-play tally lifted the Wildcats within 2-1 at 11:59 of the third period.
 




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DURHAM, N.H. – Sara O’Toole recorded a goal and an assist and Johanna Ellison stopped 21 of 22 shots she faced to lift the fifth-ranked University of Minnesota Duluth to a 4-1 victory against fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire in Saturday afternoon’s NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championship quarterfinal game at the Whittemore Center.
   UNH, which received NCAA automatic qualifier status by virtue of winning its fourth consecutive Hockey East tournament title, ends its season at 24-6-5. UMD, one of the five at-large invitees in the eight-team NCAA tourney, improved to 26-8-4 and will advance to the Frozen Four to defend its national title.




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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team is ranked fourth in the national polls, has a 15-game winning streak and a 24-5-5 overall record. The Wildcats will play host to fifth-ranked University of Minnesota Duluth (25-8-4) in a March 14 (1 p.m.) NCAA quarterfinal game at the Whittemore Center.
    Tickets are available at the Whittemore Center Box Office, by calling (603) 868-7300 or by clicking here. The game will be broadcast on the UNH Sports Network and will also be videostreamed online at unhwildcats.tv.




COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), a senior defenseman and captain of the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named one of the 32 players on the U.S. Women’s National Team preliminary roster that will compete in a tryout/training camp March 24-30 at the Olympic Center (Lake Placid, N.Y.). The announcement was made Friday by USA Hockey.
   Bellamy, one of 10 defensemen vying for a spot on the National Team, is one of 20 players who won a gold medal at the Four Nations Cup in November 2008. She also won gold at the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship last April in China and earned silver medals as a member of the U.S. team at the Four Nations Cup in 2006 and 2007.




TICKETS
DURHAM, N.H. --
Tickets for the March 14 NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship quarterfinal game between fourth-ranked UNH and fifth-ranked University of Minnesota Duluth are on sale now. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 1 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Whittemore Center Box Office, by calling (603) 868-7300 or by clicking here.
   Tickets cost $4 for juniors/seniors and $8 for adults. The first 100 UNH students who bring a valid student ID to the Whittemore Center Box Office will receive a complimentary ticket.
   There will be a pre-game pep rally in the Whittemore Center lobby beginning at 11:30 a.m. There will be a poster-making table and Gnarlz will be in attendance.




WAKEFIELD, Mass.Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), senior defenseman and captain of the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team,  was honored as TPS Hockey Player of the Week by Hockey East on Monday.
   Bellamy recorded two points, both on goals, and garnered the Hockey East Tournament MVP honor for leading the Wildcats to their fourth consecutive league tourney title. It marked her third selection to the Hockey East All-Tournament Team. Bellamy, who garnered First Team All-Star recognition on the eve of the tourney, was also voted to the all-tourney team in '06 and '07.




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INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Committee announced Sunday evening that the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team will play host to fourth-ranked University of Minnesota-Duluth in a March 14 (1p.m.) NCAA  quarterfinal game at the Whittemore Center.
   UNH (24-5-5), which enters the NCAAs with a 15-game winning streak, received an automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championship on Sunday afternoon by winning the 2009 Hockey East Championship Tournament with a 2-1 victory against sixth-ranked Boston College at the Whittemore Center.
   The Wildcats are making their fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA tourney, and the ‘Cats have been hosts of a regional all four years. New Hampshire, which has won four consecutive Hockey East regular-season and tourney titles, advanced to the Frozen Four in both 2006 and 2008.




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– Led by Tournament MVP Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) and All-Tournament Team selections Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario), Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) and Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario), the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team captured the 2009 Women’s Hockey East Championship Tournament title Sunday afternoon with a 2-1 victory against sixth-ranked Boston College at the Whittemore Center.
UNH, the tourney’s top seed, extended its winning streak to 15 games and its home unbeaten streak to 30 games (26-0-4) to win its fourth consecutive league tournament title and improve to 24-5-5 overall this season. The Wildcats receive the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament by virtue of the league title




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Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) stopped 21 of 22 shots on goal to lift the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to a 3-1 victory against Providence College in the semifinal round of the Hockey East Championship Tournament on Saturday afternoon at the Whittemore Center. With the win, the Wildcats extend their winning streak to 14 games to improve to 23-5-5 on the season and advance to the Hockey East championship game on March 8 (12:30 p.m.). Providence ends its season at 17-16-3.

 

 




DURHAM, N.H.Brian McCloskey, head coach of the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was honored as Coach of the Year by Hockey East at the league’s annual banquet Friday night at Huddleston Hall on UNH’s campus, and four of his student-athletes also received league accolades.
   Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) and Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) were named to the Hockey East All-Star First Team and Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) was announced as a Second Team selection.
   UNH is the top seed and host of the 2009 WHEA Championship Tournament on March 7-8 at the Whittemore Center. The Wildcats face off against fourth-seeded Providence College in Saturday’s early semifinal at 12 p.m. Tickets for the event are available at the arena’s box office, by calling (603) 868-7300 or by clicking here.




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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, ranked fifth in the national polls, enters postseason play with a 22-5-5 overall record. The Wildcats earned the top seed in the 2009 Women’s Hockey East Championship Tournament by virtue of winning its sixth consecutive regular-season title with a 16-2-3 league record. UNH has won three consecutive WHEA tourney titles, including here at the Whittemore Center in 2007.
    UNH faces off against fourth-seeded Providence College (17-15-3) in a March 7 (12 p.m.) semifinal game at the Whittemore Center. The winner advances to the March 8 title game, which is 12:30 p.m. at the Whittemore Center, and the tournament champion receives an NCAA tourney bid.




INDIANAPOLIS  — Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.), a senior forward and assistant captain on the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, has been announced as a participant for the 4th Annual Frozen Four Skills Challenge that will be held April 10 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The proclamation was made Tuesday by the NCAA.
   An original list of 140 men’s and women’s players – all seniors – was trimmed to 68 by a selection committee and the final 16 members of both the East and West teams were selected by online voting from Feb. 4-18. The competitions will include puck control relay, fastest skater, hardest shot, rapid fire shooting, accuracy shooting and penalty shot.




WAKEFIELD, Mass.  – Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario), a sophomore forward on the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named February’s TPS Hockey Player of the Month by Hockey East on Tuesday. Wakefield received the same distinction for the month of December.
   Wakefield recorded nine goals and five assists for 14 points to lead the Wildcats to a 7-0-0 record in February, and with it the Hockey East regular-season title; her league honors during the month included Player of the Week on Feb. 23.



COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario), a sophomore forward on the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was announced as a 2009 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top 10 Finalist by USA Hockey on Monday. Wakefield was selected from a ballot of 43 student-athletes that included teammate Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), a senior defenseman and captain of the Wildcats.
     A UNH student-athlete has been named a Top 10 Finalist 11 times and three have advanced as a Top 3 Finalist, including the inaugural recipient of the award, Brandy Fisher.



WAKEFIELD, Mass.Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario), a sophomore forward on the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named TPS Hockey Player of the Week by Hockey East on Monday. It marked Wakefield’s third such honor this season; she was previously recognized Jan. 19 and Oct. 13.
   Wakefield led UNH to three victories against nationally-ranked teams last week with seven points on four goals and three assists. She scored both game-winning goals in the home-and-home sweep of 10th-ranked University of Connecticut and set up the game-winning goal at ninth-ranked Harvard University. Her other stats for the week included a .333 shooting percentage (4g/12sh).




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(Pickering, Ontario) and Kelly Cahill (Farmington Hills, Mich.) each matched career highs potting a pair of goals apiece to lift the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to a 4-2 win over Hockey East foe #10 Connecticut Sunday afternoon at Whittemore Center. UNH improves to 22-5-5, with a 16-2-3 mark in Hockey East play. UConn is now 19-11-4, 12-8-1 HE.




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, Conn.Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) broke a tie with 92 seconds remaining to lift the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 4-3 victory against 10th-ranked University of Connecticut at Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum.
   UNH extended its winning streak to 12 games to improve to 21-5-5 overall and 15-2-3 in Hockey East. UConn is now 19-10-4, 12-6-1. The teams conclude the regular season Feb. 22 at UNH’s Whittemore Center and the Wildcats’ four seniors will be honored prior to the 2 p.m. opening faceoff.



PURCHASE TICKETS
DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire has announced that tickets are on sale now for the 2009 Women's Hockey East Championhsip Tournament that will be held at UNH's Whittemore Center on March 7-8. The Wildcats, winners of the last three league tourney titles, earned the right to host the tourney by finishing as the top seed out of the regular season.
    Tickets are available at the Whittemore Center Box Office, by calling 603-868-7300 or by clicking here. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children/seniors. Students from Hockey East schools are eligible for a complimentary ticket, with a valid student ID, at the box office on game day. All seats are general admission.




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DURHAM, N.H. --  The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, ranked fifth in the national polls with a 20-5-5 overall record, concludes the regular season with a home-and-home series against 10th-ranked University of Connecticut (19-9-4). The teams face off at Freitas Ice Forum on Feb. 21 (1 p.m.) and UNH will hold its Senior Day on Feb. 22 (2 p.m.).
    UNH has a 25-3-4 lifetime record, including a 3-3 road tie earlier this season, against UConn. The Wildcats are 13-1-2 at home in the series with an 11-1-2 mark here at the Whittemore Center. The Huskies’ lone win in Durham vs. the ‘Cats was Dec. 1, 2001, and their most recent win in the series overall was March 12, 2005. Since then, UNH is 9-0-2 in 11 games.




DURHAM, N.H.-- The University of New Hampshire announced today that Wildcat Sports Properties has added WGIN-AM 930 (Rochester) and WGIP-AM 1540 (Exeter) as flagship stations on the Wildcat Sports Network, joining WGIR-AM 610 (Manchester), which was added last year.  All three stations are part of the Clear Channel family, and this change will go into effect at the beginning of the 2009-2010 athletic season. These three aforementioned stations – along with WUVR-AM 1490 (Lebanon), WNTK-FM 99.7 (New London) and WCNL-AM 1010 (Newport) – will carry the following:  all UNH football broadcasts, men’s hockey broadcasts, football and men’s hockey weekly coaches’ shows, a select number of men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s hockey broadcasts, as well as “Wildcat Sports Today”, a three-minute daily update concerning UNH athletics.




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, Mass.Lindsey Minton (Richardson, Texas), the reigning Hockey East Rookie of the Week, made a career-high 33 saves and Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario) scored at 4:21 of overtime to lift the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Tuesday night’s 3-2 non-conference victory against ninth-ranked Harvard University at the Bright Hockey Center.
   UNH, which has clinched Hockey East’s top seed and will host the semifinals and final March 7-8, extended its winning streak to 11 games to improve to 20-5-5. The Wildcats have won 20+ games all seven years of head coach Brian McCloskey’s tenure. Harvard, which entered the game 9-1-0 in its last 10 games, is now 15-9-3 overall.



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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, ranked fifth in the national polls with a 19-5-5 overall record, travels to play ninth-ranked Harvard University (15-8-3) on Feb. 17 (in a game that was originally scheduled for Dec. 12).
    UNH has a 27-12-3 lifetime record, including this year’s 1-1 home tie, against Harvard. The Wildcats have a 9-5-2 mark on the road, including a 3-3 tie in their most recent trip to Bright Hockey Center (Dec. 8, 2007). UNH is unbeaten in the last seven overall meetings at 5-0-2. Prior to that, Harvard won 12 consecutive matchups from the 1999-2004 seasons; HU’s most recent win in the series was Dec. 9, 2003 in Cambridge.




WAKEFIELD, Mass.  – Lindsey Minton (Richardson, Texas), a freshman goaltender on the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named Mission Rookie of the Week by Hockey East on Monday. Minton received the same distinction Dec. 15.
    Minton backboned UNH to a sweep of the home-and-home series against Providence College with a .923 save percentage and 1.50 GAA.




COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  – Senior defenseman Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) and sophomore forward Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) of the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team have been selected for the 2009 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award ballot, as announced by USA Hockey.
   The NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey coaches will select the top-10 finalists from the list of 43 nominees on the ballot with the announcement taking place March 2. Then a 13-member committee will select three finalists, which will be announced March 10, as well as the award winner, who will be named at the March 21 banquet in Boston.




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  – Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) recorded her 100th career point in a two-goal effort and propelled the fifth-ranked University of New Hamsphire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday night’s 4-1 victory against Providence College at the Whittemore Center.
   With the victory, the Wildcats clinched at least a share of the Hockey East regular-season title – UNH has won the league regular-season title every year since 2004 – and the top seed in the upcoming Hockey East Championship tournament. New Hampshire’s Whittemore Center will be the site of the semifinal and final rounds March 7-8.
   UNH, which defeated the Friars 3-2 on the road Friday night, won its 10th consecutive game to improve to 19-5-5 overall and 14-2-3 in Hockey East.




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PROVIDENCE, R.I.Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) recorded a goal and an assist to lead the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Friday night’s 3-2 victory against Providence College in Hockey East action at Schneider Arena.
   UNH extended its season-best winning streak to nine games to improve to 18-5-5 overall and 13-2-3 in Hockey East. The Wildcats will clinch at least a share of the league regular-season title – the ‘Cats have won each of the last four crowns – and the top seed in the Hockey East tournament with a win Saturday night vs. the Friars.



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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, ranked fifth in the national polls with a 17-5-5 overall record, plays a home-and-home series against longtime nemesis Providence College (16-12-2) this weekend. The Wildcat travel to Schneider Arena on Feb. 13 and then they play host to the Friars on Feb. 14. Both games begin at 7 p.m.
    New Hampshire has a 69-39-12 lifetime record against Providence College. UNH has a 24-19-5 road record in this series, as well as a 34-7-7 mark at home (15-1-4 at the Whittemore Center). The Friars have not won in Durham vs. the ‘Cats since Jan. 11, 1997; since then, they are 0-13-4 on UNH’s home ice.




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BURLINGTON, Vt. – Senior captain Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) recorded two points, including the game-winning goal, to reach the 100-point milestone and lead the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 6-2 victory against the University of Vermont in Hockey East action at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
   UNH remained atop the Hockey East standings by improving to 12-2-3 in the league and the Wildcats moved to 17-5-5 overall with their season-best eighth consecutive win. Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) recorded a career-high four points with two goals and two assists and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) matched her personal best of four assists.




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, Vt.Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) scored two unassisted goals to lift the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 3-1 victory against the University of Vermont in Hockey East action at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
   UNH, which has won all 20 games in the series vs. UVM, won its seventh consecutive game to improve to 16-5-5 overall and 11-2-3 in Hockey East to remain atop the league standings.



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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, ranked fifth in the national polls with a 15-5-5 overall record, plays a two-game series at the University of Vermont (5-22-1) in a Battle of the ‘Cats on Feb. 7-8. Both games at Gutterson Fieldhouse begin at 2 p.m.
    UNH has won all previous 19 meetings, including a 4-1 victory at the Whittemore Center on Nov. 1, against UVM. The Wildcats are 7-0-0 at Gutterson Fieldhouse; last year, UNH prevailed 5-0 on the road.




WAKEFIELD, Mass.Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario), a junior forward on the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named January’s TPS Hockey Player of the Month by Hockey East on Tuesday. It marks the second league honor in as many days for Paton, who was named TPS Hockey Player of the Week on Monday.
    Paton led UNH with 12 points (six goals, six assists) in seven January games; her numbers included two power-play goals, one shorthanded goal, one game-winning goal, a .250 shooting percentage and a +7 rating. Paton ended the month with consecutive multiple-point efforts, including her first career hat trick Jan. 30, against Boston College to extend her point-scoring streak to six games.




WAKEFIELD, Mass.  – Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ont.), a junior forward on the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was honored as TPS Hockey Player of the Week by Hockey East on Monday.
   Paton tallied five points (three goals, two assists) and a +3 rating to propel UNH to a pair of wins against (then) fifth-ranked Boston College and, with that, first place in the league standings. She recorded her first career hat trick, which included the game-winning goal, in a 5-2 road win Jan. 30, and recorded two assists in the 4-2 win Jan. 29.




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Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) recorded her first career hat trick and Lindsey Minton (Richardson, Texas) made a career-high 25 saves to lead the seventh-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Friday night’s 5-2 victory against fifth-ranked Boston College in Hockey East action at Conte Forum.
   Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) tallied two assists and she became the fourth UNH Wildcat to reach the 100-assist milestone on the first goal of the game.

 




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DURHAM, N.H.Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) recorded three assists and Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) tallied two goals to propel the seventh-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Thursday night’s 4-2 victory against fifth-ranked Boston College in Hockey East action at the Whittemore Center.
   UNH extended its season-best winning streak to five games to improve to 14-5-5 overall and 9-2-3 in Hockey East to jump into a first-place tie with BC. In addition to Faber and Wakefield, Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) had a multiple-point game with two assists. Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) and Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario) were UNH’s other goal scorers. Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) tied her career high of 36 saves with 15 in the third period and 14 in the second.




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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, ranked seventh in the national polls with a 13-5-5 overall record, plays a home-and-home series against No. 6/5 Boston College (16-5-3). The Wildcats are the hosts Jan. 29 and then they travel to Conte Forum for a Jan. 30 matchup. Both games begin at 7 p.m. and both are part of Hockey East's Third Annual Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer.




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Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) scored two power-play goals and Maggie Joyce (Hudson, Ohio) tied her career high of three assists to lift the seventh-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 5-1 victory against the University of Maine in Hockey East action at the Whittemore Center.
    UNH completed the weekend and season series sweep of Maine to extend its winning streak to four games and improve to 13-5-5 overall. With the win, the Wildcats remain tied atop the Hockey East standings at 8-2-3.




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DURHAM, N.H.Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) and Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) both recorded a goal and an assist to lift the seventh-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Friday night’s 3-0 victory against the University of Maine in Hockey East action at the Whittemore Center.
   UNH vaulted into a first-place tie in the Hockey East standings by improving to 7-2-3 in the league. The Wildcats have won three consecutive games and are 12-5-5 overall. They are also 8-0-3 at home this season and extended their home unbeaten streak to 24 games (20-0-4).




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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, ranked seventh in the national polls with an 11-5-5 overall record, plays host to Maine for a two-game series at the Whittemore Center on Jan. 23 (7 p.m.) and 24 (2 p.m.). Saturday is Youth Day, which is highlighted by a post-game autograph session, and the game will be broadcast live online on Yahoo! Both games are videostreamed online at unhwildcats.tv.




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Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) and Angela Taylor (Paisley, Scotland) both recorded a goal and an assist to lead the seventh-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Tuesday night’s 4-2 victory against Northeastern University in Hockey East action at Matthews Arena.
     UNH, which recorded 2-0 and 3-0 home victories against the Huskies earlier this season, improved to 11-5-5 overall and 6-2-3 in Hockey East. NU is now 10-10-2, 5-6-0.




DURHAM, N.H. - The annual Skate with the 'Cats event hosted by the Wildcat Kids' Club was held on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009.  The day was a success with members of the men's and women's ice hockey teams spending the day signing autographs and taking photographs with the Kids' Club members at the Whittemore Center Arena. 




WAKEFIELD, Mass.Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario), a sophomore forward on the seventh-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named TPS Hockey Player of the Week by Hockey East on Monday. Wakefield received the same distinction earlier this season on Oct. 13.
      Wakefield recorded career highs in both assists (three) and points (five) to lead the Wildcats to an 8-3 win against  then seventh-ranked Dartmouth College on Jan. 16; the two goals matched her personal best, and she also had a +2 rating.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey game scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 18 at Northeastern University has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be played Tuesday, Jan. 20 (7:15 p.m.) at Northeastern's Matthews Arena.




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DURHAM, N.H.  – Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) recorded two goals, including the game-winner, and three assists and Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) tallied four assists to lead the eighth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Friday night’s 8-3 victory against seventh-ranked Dartmouth College in non-conference action at the Whittemore Center.
     UNH improved to 10-5-5 and Dartmouth, which entered the game with a four-game winning streak, fell to 12-6-2. The teams combined to go 7-for-9 on the power play, and that included a 5 of 7 mark for the Wildcats.
     Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario; two goals, assist), Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.; three assists), Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.; goal, assist) and Angela Taylor (Paisley, Scotland; two assists) were the other Wildcats with multiple points.




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DURHAM, N.H. —     The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, ranked eighth in the national polls with a 9-5-5 overall record, plays host to intrastate rival –and seventh-ranked – Dartmouth College on Jan. 16 (7 p.m.). The Wildcats then travel to play longtime league rival Northeastern University on Jan. 18 (2 p.m.).
   UNH has a 30-12-4 lifetime record, including a 3-1 road win last year, against Dartmouth College. The Wildcats are 3-1-1 in the last five meetings, but prior to that the Big Green had won five straight in the series. UNH has a 72-28-7 lifetime record, including two shutout victories this season, against Northeastern. The Wildcats have won 23 consecutive game in the series; of the 23 wins, 12 have been by shutout.




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– Genevieve Lacasse stopped all 43 shots she faced to lift the Providence College women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 5-0 victory against sixth-ranked University of New Hampshire in Hockey East action at Schneider Arena.
     UNH, which had been idle since Dec. 9 (3-0 win vs. Northeastern), is now 9-5-5 overall and 5-2-3 in Hockey East. Providence, which ended an 11-game winless streak (0-9-2) against New Hampshire, improved to 11-8-2, 6-2-1 to move into a tie with UNH in the league standings at 13 points.



This is the seventh installment of "Cat Trax," a series of feature stories that will periodically appear on the UNH athletics Web site.
By Danielle Blais, UNH Athletic Media Relations

“This is a boy’s game!” the senior forward and assistant captain on the UNH women’s ice hockey team has heard her whole life. Since age eight, however, Angela Taylor (Paisley, Scotland) has competed with the boys, and outskated them all en route to becoming a Divison I student-athlete across the pond.




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DURHAM, N.H. — One of the longest rivalries in women’s college hockey continues Jan. 10 (1 p.m.) when sixth-ranked University of New Hampshire faces off against Providence College at PC’s Schneider Arena –it will mark the 120th matchup in the series, which UNH leads 69-38-12. The game will be televised on Cox Sports. UNH (9-4-5 overall, 5-1-3 Hockey East) is unbeaten in the last 11 games (9-0-2) vs. Providence (10-8-2, 5-2-1), and that matches the longest unbeaten streak in the series by either team.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire has announced two schedule changes to the remaining 2009 women's ice hockey regular-season schedule. The game originally scheduled for Dec. 12, 2008 at Harvard University has been moved to Feb. 17, 2009; game time at Harvard's Bright Hockey Center is 7 p.m. In addition, the game against Providence College originally scheduled for Feb. 15, 2009 has been shifted to Feb. 14; opening faceoff at UNH's Whittemore Center is 7 p.m. Tickets are available to that game by clicking here.




WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Sophomore forward Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) of the University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team was named TPS Hockey East Player of the Month for December. The announcement was made on Jan. 2 by the league office. Wakefield becomes the first Wildcat to win this award since Sam Faber (Mount Sinai, N.Y.) did so in March 2008.




MANCHESTER, N.H. -- On Monday, Dec. 15, the seniors on the University of New Hampshire men’s and women's hockey teams traveled to the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Manchester, N.H. to drop off over 300 hats as part of Operation Hat Trick program. Players and coaches handed out hats and signed autographs to veterans in attendance. In addition, head coaches Dick Umile and Brian McCloskey along with members of the UNH administration were on hand. The group also toured and visited the recreation therapy department and presented the VA with a check for that program.




WAKEFIELD, Mass.Lindsey Minton (Richardson, Texas), a freshman goaltender on the seventh-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named Mission Rookie of the Week by Hockey East on Monday.
      Minton recorded a shutout victory in her first career start with a 22-save effort in UNH’s 3-0 win against Northeastern University on Dec. 9. She held NU scoreless on seven power-play opportunities, including a total of 3:31 in which the Huskies had atwo-skater advantage, for her first career victory.




DURHAM, N.H. -- Tonight's non-conference women's hockey game between the University of New Hampshire women's hockey team and Harvard University has been postponed until further notice. The game was scheduled for 7 p.m. in Cambridge, Mass. and has been delayed due to weather conditions in the Northeast.




CALGARY, Alberta  — Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario) and Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario), both sophomore forwards on the seventh-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, were named to Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team that will compete at the 2009 MLP Cup (formerly Air Canada Cup), Hockey Canada announced earlier this week.
      Birchard and Wakefield won gold with Canada at last year’s Air Canada Cup, and Wakefield was on the silver-medal team at the 2008 Four Nations Cup that was held in November. At last year’s event, Wakefield recorded two assists in each of the first two games and then scored a goal in both the semifinal and gold-medal game. Birchard tallied one point in each of the first three games.




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. – Lindsey Minton (Richardson, Texas) stopped all 22 shots she faced in her first career start and Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) potted two goals to propel the seventh-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Tuesday night’s 3-0 victory in Hockey East action at the Whittemore Center.
      UNH extended its unbeaten streak to three games (1-0-2) to improve to 9-4-5 overall and 5-1-3 in Hockey East. Northeastern, which has lost five of its last six games, is now 7-6-2, 4-4-0.
      Minton made nine of her 22 saves in the second period and she held NU scoreless on seven power-play opportunities that included a total of 3 minutes, 31 seconds in which the Huskies had a 5x3 skater advantage.




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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked eighth in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll and seventh in the USCHO.com poll, is 8-4-5 overall with a 4-1-3 record in Hockey East. The Wildcats return to action Dec. 9 at home against Northeastern University (7-5-2, 4-3-0 Hockey East) and conclude the fall semester Dec. 12 at ninth-ranked Harvard. Both games are at 7 p.m.




WAKEFIELD, Mass.Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan), a sophomore goaltender on the seventh-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named Pure Hockey co-Defensive Player of the Week by Hockey East on Monday. She received the award twice last year as a rookie.
      Herman backboned UNH to a pair of ties against nationally-ranked teams last week with a 1.85 GAA and .937 save percentage. She recorded a career-high 36 saves, including 20 in the third period, in a 1-1 tie against 10th-ranked Harvard University on Dec. 5.




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BOSTONKacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) and Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) each recorded a goal and an assist to lead the seventh-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 3-3 Hockey East tie against sixth-ranked Boston University at Walter Brown Arena. BU won the shootout, 1-0, to gain the extra point in the league standings.
     UNH is now 8-4-5 overall and 4-1-3 in Hockey East; the Wildcats are 1-3 in shootouts this season. BU moved to 8-4-4, 6-1-0 and 1-0-2 against UNH this season.




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– Sophomore goaltender Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) made a career-high 36 saves, including 20 in the third period, to lift the seventh-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Friday night’s 1-1 tie against 10th-ranked Harvard University in non-conference action at the Whittemore Center.
     UNH, which extended its unbeaten streak vs. the Crimson to seven games (5-0-2), is now 8-4-4 overall. Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) netted her team-leading 12th goal of the season for the Wildcats, who are 4-0-11 in their last 15 overtime games.




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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked eighth in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll and seventh in the USCHO.com poll, is 8-4-3 overall with a 4-1-2 record in Hockey East. The Wildcats play host to No. 10 Harvard University (4-4-2, 4-2-2 ECAC) on Dec. 5 with a seven o’clock start time at the Whittemore Center. Operation Hat Trick, a special endeavor created by UNH Athletics, will be featured at this game.
      UNH concludes the weekend with a road trip to sixth-ranked Boston University (8-3-3, 5-0-0 HE) on Dec. 7. Game time at Walter Brown Arena is 3 p.m.




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, N.Y. – The fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team recorded a 34-2 shot advantage in the third period, but the Wildcats’ comeback bid fell short in a 5-4 loss to Colgate University on Saturday afternoon at Starr Rink.
     Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) netted two power-play goals for the Wildcats. Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) tallied a goal and an assist and both Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) and Angela Taylor (Paisley, Scotland) finished with two assists.




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  – Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario) and Angela Taylor (Paisley, Scotland) each scored a goal and Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) stopped all 12 shots she faced to lead the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Wednesday night’s 2-0 victory against Northestern University in Hockey East action at the Whittemore Center.
      UNH, with its 22nd consecutive win in the series against NU (71-28-7 all-time record), improved to 8-3-3 overall and 4-1-2 in Hockey East. Northeastern lost its third consecutive game to fall to 6-4-2, 3-2-0.
      It was Herman’s first shutout of the season and 10th of her career. NU goaltender Florence Schelling made 34 saves, including 18 in the second period. She held the Wildcats scoreless on six power-play opportunities despite facing 16 shots.




COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.), both seniors on the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, as well as UNH associate head coach Erin Whitten Hamlen will attend the USA Hockey Women’s Holiday Camp in Blaine, Minn. From Dec. 26-31.
     Bellamy and Faber are two of 58 hockey players who will be competing at the camp, which serves as a tryout and training session for the U.S. Women’s National Team and the U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team. Whitten Hamlen will serve as an assistant coach for the Red team.




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DURHAM, N.H —     The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked fifth in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll and sixth in the USCHO.com poll, is 7-3-3 overall with a 3-1-2 record in Hockey East. The Wildcats play host to Northeastern University (6-3-2, 3-1-0 HE) on Nov. 26 with a five o’clock start time at the Whittemore Center. Following Thanksgiving, the ‘Cats travel to Hamilton, N.Y. for a Nov. 29 (2 p.m.) game at Colgate University.
    The UNH vs. Northeastern series is the second longest in women’s college hockey and dates back to Jan. 12, 1979 (UNH win, 7-3). New Hampshire holds the 70-28-7 edge in 105 all-time meetings, and the Wildcats have won 21 straight against the Huskies.
    New Hampshire has won all four lifetime meetings against Colgate. Last year (Oct. 14) at the Whittemore Center, the Wildcats were 1-0 victors. In UNH’s only trip to Starr Rink, the ‘Cats won 4-1 on Oct. 22, 2006.




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FORT MYERS, Fla. – The top-ranked University of Wisconsin women’s ice hockey team scored two power-play goals and that was the difference in Saturday afternoon’s 2-0 non-conference victory against third-ranked University of New Hampshire at the Fort Myers Skatium.
     UNH is now 7-3-3 overall and UW, which also defeated the Wildcats on Friday night, is still undefeated at 14-0-2.

 




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, Fla.
 – The third-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team held a pair of one-goal leads, but top-ranked University of Wisconsin recorded an 8-2 non-conference victory Friday night at the Fort Myers Skatium.
     
UNH, which entered the game with a four-game unbeaten streak, is now 7-2-3 overall and 1-2-3 against nationally-ranked teams. UW, now 1-6-1 lifetime against the Wildcats, remains unbeaten at 13-0-2 overall this season.
     Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) and Kelly Cahill (Farmington Hills, Mich.) potted the UNH goals and Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) finished with 20 saves.

 




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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked third in both of this week’s national polls, is 7-1-3 overall with a 3-1-2 record in Hockey East. The Wildcats play top-ranked University of Wisconsin (12-0-2, 8-0-2 WCHA) in a two-game series at the Fort Myers Skatium in Fort Myers, Florida, on Nov. 21-22. Both games will be videostreamed live on USCHO.com/women/.
     UNH has a 6-0-1 lifetime record, including two wins last season, against Wisconsin. The teams have met once at a neutral site, and the ‘Cats prevailed 2-1 on Nov. 27, 2005 at Dartmouth College’s Thompson Arena. Last year at the Whittemore Center, UNH won both games by a 2-1 score.




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DURHAM, N.H. --  The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked No. 5 in the USCHO.com poll and No. 6 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll, has a 6-1-3 overall record with a 2-1-2 mark in Hockey East (the last column indicates league shootout losses rather than ties). UNH, which has been idle since a 4-1 win Nov. 1 against Vermont, travels to Maine for a single game on Nov. 14 (7 p.m.). The Black Bears are 2-8-0 overall and 0-4 in the league.
      UNH has a 27-1-3 lifetime record, including a series sweep last season, against Maine. The Wildcats have won eight straight in the series and are unbeaten in the last 22 meetings (19-0-3) dating back to UM’s 2-1 win at the Whittemore Center on Jan. 20, 2002. UNH is 12-0-2 lifetime at Alfond Arena. In last year’s three-game series, UNH outscored Maine 20-1. UNH tallied 45+ shots in every game and had a 152-32 shot advantage. The ‘Cats were 7-for-16 on the power play and 17 of 17 on the penalty kill.




DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire athletic department recently announced the creation of a special project called “Operation Hat Trick,” an initiative that will give hats to injured military personnel.




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Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) recorded three points with a goal and two assists to lift the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to a 4-1 victory against the University of Vermont in Hockey East action Saturday evening at the Whittemore Center.
     UNH extended its unbeaten streak to three games (2-0-1) to improve to 6-1-3 overall and 2-1-2 in Hockey East with one league victory by shootout. Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) also had a multiple-point game with a goal – the game-winning tally at 10:33 of the first period – and an assist, which was the 50th of her career.




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Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) scored a shorthanded third-period goal to lift the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team into a 2-2 tie against eighth-ranked Boston University in Hockey East action Thursday night at the Whittemore Center. BU’s Melissa Anderson and Tara Watchorn scored in the shootout to give the Terriers a 2-0 decision and the extra point in the league standings.
     UNH is now 5-1-3 overall and 1-1-2 in Hockey East. Three of the Wildcats’ four league games have gone to the shootout frame, and the ‘Cats have won once. BU moved to 5-2-2 overall and 3-0-0 in the league.




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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked No. 5 in the USCHO.com poll and No. 6 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll, has a 5-1-2 overall record that includes 1[1]-1-1 in Hockey East. The Wildcats play host to eighth-ranked Boston University (5-2-1, 2-0-0) on Oct. 30 (7 p.m.) and to the University of Vermont (2-4-0, 0-2-0) on Nov. 1 (5 p.m.).
    UNH has a 16-1-0 lifetime record, including last week’s 3-2 road loss, against Boston University and the Wildcats have won all 18 meetings against UVM.




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DURHAM, N.H.Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) matched her career high of two goals to propel the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 5-3 non-conference victory against Yale University at the Whittemore Center.
     In addition to Paton, who has recorded a point in all eight games this season, three Wildcats finished with two points. Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal and also had an assist while both Angela Taylor (Paisley, Scotland) and Julie Allen (Brampton, Ontario) tallied two assists.




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– Lauren Cherewyk scored two power-play goals, including the game-winning tally in the third period, to lift the 10th-ranked Boston University women’s ice hockey team to Thursday night’s 3-2 Hockey East victory against fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire at Walter Brown Arena.
     UNH is now 4-1-2 overall and 1-1-1 in Hockey East with the one win coming via the shootout. BU, which had lost all 16 previous games vs. the Wildcats, is now 4-2-1, 1-0-0. The loss ends New Hampshire’s league-record regular-season unbeaten streak at 40 games (36-0-4). UNH had not been defeated by a Hockey East team since Nov. 2, 2006 (at Boston College).




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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked No. 4 in both of this week’s national polls, has a 4-0-2 overall record that includes 1[1]-0-1 in Hockey East. The Wildcats return to action Oct. 23 at Boston University (3-2-1, 0[0]-0-0 Hockey East), which made its debut in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll at No. 10 this week. Game time at Walter Brown Arena is 7 p.m. UNH plays host to ECAC foe Yale University (0-0-0) Oct. 25. Opening face off is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Whittemore Center.
     UNH has won all 16 meetings against Boston University and has a 17-0-1 lifetime record vs. Yale.




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.  – Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) netted first-period goals one minute apart to lead the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 2-1 non-conference victory against Clarkson University at the Whittemore Center.
     Wakefield potted her team-leading sixth goal of the season at 10:19 and Faber scored on a penalty shot at 11:19 to give the Wildcats a 2-0 lead. Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) finished with 18 saves.




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DURHAM, N.H.
  – Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) and Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) both recorded a goal and an assist to propel the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 3-2 non-conference victory against sixth-ranked St. Lawrence University at the Whittemore Center.
      UNH remains unbeaten this season at 3-0-2 and is 1-0-2 vs. nationally-ranked teams. Bellamy and Paton scored second-period goals to give the Wildcats a 2-1 lead, then Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) scored in the third to extend the lead to two goals. Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) tallied a season-high 25 saves.




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DURHAM, N.H. — 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.).
    Hayden Sports is proud to support the women’s hockey team, and in appreciation for all fans, each ticketed fan on Oct. 19 (only) will receive 25% off of one item by attending the women’s hockey game and presenting his or her ticket at Hayden Sports at 44 Main Street in Durham. All fans staying until the end of the game will have the opportunity to win up to $250, two (2) reserved men’s hockey tickets to a TBD game, a VIP tour of the Whittemore Center pre-game, and more. Visit Hayden Sports for more details.
 




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DURHAM, N.H.Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) and Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) scored third-period goals 21 seconds apart to lift the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Wednesday night’s 3-3 tie against 10th-ranked University of Connecticut at Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum. UConn won the shootout, 1-0, to earn an extra point in the Hockey East standings.
     UNH remains unbeaten on the season at 2-0-2 overall and 1[1]-0-1 in Hockey East while UConn is 3-1-2, 1[1]-0-0. The Wildcats extended their league-record regular-season unbeaten streak to 40 games (36-0-4), and they are 19-0-1 in Hockey East league road games in that span.




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DURHAM, N.H. —     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, faces off against 10th-ranked University of Connecticut on Oct. 15 (7 p.m.) at UConn’s Freitas Ice Forum. The Wildcats are 2-0-1 overall and 1[1]-0-0 in Hockey East, while UConn is 3-1-1 and has yet to play a league game.
    Looking ahead to the weekend, the Wildcats play host to ECAC foes St. Lawrence University, ranked #6 in the polls, on Oct. 18 (2 p.m.) and Clarkson University (Oct. 19; 12 p.m.).
 




WAKEFIELD, Mass.Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario), a sophomore forward on the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was selected as Pure Hockey Player of the Week by Hockey East on Monday.
      Wakefield recorded three goals and four assists for a total of seven points to help UNH to a 2-0-1 week. She also had a +5 rating on the week and led the Wildcats with 21 shots. Wakefield tallied two goals, including the game-winner, and two assists to match her career highs in goals, assists and points Oct. 11 at Niagara; she recorded her 50th career point with the third of her four points.




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NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario) and Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) both scored two goals to lead the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 5-2 non-conference victory against Niagara University at Dwyer Arena.
      UNH, which defeated the Purple Eagles 5-3 on Saturday, completed the two-game series sweep to improve to 2-0-1 overall this season. Dating back to last season, the Wildcats are unbeaten in 19 consecutive regular-season games (17-0-2).




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NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) matched her career highs in goals (two), assists (two) and points (four) to lead the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 5-3 non-conference victory against Niagara University at Dwyer Arena.
      Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) was the other Wildcat to finish with multiple points on a one-goal, two-assist performance, and she recorded her 150th career point on the last of her three points. Angela Taylor (Paisley, Scotland) and Kelly Cahill (Farmington Hills, Mich.) netted UNH’s other goals. Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) made 11 of her 21 saves in the first period.




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DURHAM, N.H. --  The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked No. 4 in both of this week’s national polls, makes its first road trip of the season this weekend with a two-game series at Niagara University on Oct. 11-12. Both games begin at 2 p.m and they will be broadcast online at Yahoo.com. UNH (0-0-1) and Niagara (0-2-0) are looking for their first win of the season.
         UNH has an 18-3-0 lifetime record, including 8-2-0 on the road, against Niagara. The Wildcats have won 12 straight in the series, and that includes four road games. In the most recent trip to Dwyer Ice Arena (Oct. 2005), the ‘Cats recorded 6-0 and 8-2 victories.




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. – Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) netted a third-period power-play goal to lift the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Wednesday night’s 2-2 Hockey East tie against 10th-ranked Boston College at the Whittemore Center.
      In the first shootout in the history of Women’s Hockey East – the league implemented the system this season – senior defenseman and captain Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) scored in the fifth round to give UNH the 1-0 shootout victory. The game is officially a tie for both teams and there are no individual statistics awarded, but the Wildcats gain an extra point in the league standings for the shootout win.




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DURHAM, N.H. —     The University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team, ranked No. 4 in both of this week’s national polls, opens the 2009 season Oct. 8 at home against Hockey East rival Boston College. The Wildcats return 12 letterwinners — including a Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top 10 Finalist (Sam Faber), Hockey East Scoring Champion (Jenn Wakefield) and Hockey East Goaltending Champion (Kayley Herman) — from last year's team that finished 33-4-1 overall and 20-0-1 in Hockey East.




BOSTON – The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, which has won five consecutive Hockey East regular-season titles as well as three straight league tournament championships, has been selected as the preseason favorite in 2009 according to the Hockey East Preseason Coaches Poll that was released at the league’s Media Day on Monday. This marks the fifth straight year that UNH tops the league’s preseason poll.
     Fourth-ranked UNH opens the 2009 season Oct. 8 at home against 10th-ranked Boston College. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m. Season tickets at the cost of just $30 are available at the arena Box Office or online by clicking here.




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DURHAM, N.H. – Senior assistant captain Angela Taylor (Paisley, Scotland) and sophomore Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontairo) both recorded four points to propel the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Friday night’s 7-0 exhibition victory against the Brampton Jr. Thunder at the Whittemore Center.
      Taylor recorded two goals and two assists while Wakefield, who led last year’s team in goals, finished with one goal and three assists. Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.), another senior assistant captain, junior Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) and Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario) – another sophomore – each finished with one goal and two assists for the Wildcats. Junior Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) accounted for UNH’s other points with one goal and one assist.




COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, which won its fifth consecutive Hockey East regular-season crown and third straight league tournament title in 2008, garnered 125 total points to rank No. 4 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women’s College Hockey Preseason Poll that was released Tuesday.
     New Hampshire plays an exhibition game Sept. 26 against Brampton (Provincial Women’s Hockey League) at the Whittemore Center. The Wildcats open the 2008-09 season Oct. 8 at home against Hockey East rival Boston College. Both games begin at 7 p.m. Click here for ticket information, including the special offer on season tickets.




COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.), a senior defenseman and captain of the 2009 University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, was named to the U.S. Women’s Select Team by USA Hockey on Wednesday.
     Bellamy, one of 18 members on the 22-player roster who won a gold medal at the 2008 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Women’s Championship in April, will compete at the Women’s Four Nations Cup in Lake Placid, N.Y., from Nov. 4-9 against Sweden, Canada and Finland.

 




CALGARY, AlbertaCourtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario), Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) and Jenn Wakefield (Pickering, Ontario) – all of whom will be sophomores on the 2008-09 University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team – are among 40 athletes who have been invited to the National Women's Under-22 Team selection camp from Aug. 10-17 at York University in Toronto. The announcement was made Tuesday by Hockey Canada.
      Birchard and Wakefield were part of last year’s National Women’s Under-22 Team that finished with a 7-0 record – the first perfect season in the history of the U-22 program – and won a gold medal at the European Air Canada Cup. In that tournament, Wakefield recorded two goals and four assists while Birchard tallied three points. All three UNH Wildcats competed at last year’s selection camp.



DURHAM, N.H.--The University of New Hampshire announced today that Learfield Sports has selected WGIR-AM 610 to expand the coverage of Wildcat athletics in southern New Hampshire.  Beginning with the 2008-’09 athletic season, 610 AM will begin airing all regular-season and post-season men’s hockey and football broadcasts as well as a select number of men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s hockey broadcasts.  Additionally, the Clear Channel Radio-owned station will air all football and men’s hockey coaches’ show broadcasts on Monday nights during the season and “Wildcat Sports Today”.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) and Sam Faber (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.), both of whom will be seniors on the 2008-09 University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team, were named to the U.S. Women’s Under-22 Select Team, USA Hockey announced Thursday. Both Bellamy and Faber were on last year’s U.S. Under-22 Select Team and the U.S. Women’s National Team, which captured gold at the 2008 IIHF World Championship.

            Bellamy, Faber and the other 20 members of this year’s team will participate in both the 2008 USA Hockey Women's National Festival in Lake Placid, N.Y., and the 2008 Under-22 Series against Canada in Pierrefonds, Quebec, in August.






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