UNH WINS BID FOR 2007 NCAA HOCKEY REGIONALS AT THE VERIZON WIRELESS ARENA IN MANCHESTER

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -The NCAA Division I Ice Hockey Committee and the University of New Hampshire have announced today that the 2007 NCAA Northeast regional will be held at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H.

The four teams will be competing at the Northeast region with two games on March 24 and the regional final on March 25. The winner of the Northeast region will play in the 2007 Frozen Four at the Savvis Center in St. Louis, Mo. on April 5 and 7.

"UNH is absolutely delighted to have Manchester once again chosen as a site for the NCAA regionals," said UNH athletic director Marty Scarano. "This opportunity is a very important initiative that benefits UNH, the city of Manchester and the State of New Hampshire."

UNH and the Verizon Wireless Arena will host its first NCAA Regional event this coming season on March 27 and 28, 2004. The winner of the Northeast regionals will advance to the 2004 Frozen Four to be held at the FleetCenter in Boston, Mass.

The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team will play two regular season contests at the Verizon Wireless Arena in 2003-2004. On Wednesday, November 12 the Wildcats face off against conference rival Boston College and on Tuesday, January 13 the 'Cats take on intrastate rival Dartmouth College in the "Battle for the RiverStone.". The first college hockey game at the Verizon Wireless Arena was played in 2001-2002 between UNH and Dartmouth on Thursday, December 13, 2001. UNH won the game 6-3 in the battle for the first annual Riverstone Trophy.

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