No. 3 MEN'S HOCKEY CONCLUDES REGULAR SEASON WITH TWO GAME HOME SET WITH VERMONT
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DURHAM, N.H. — The third-ranked Wildcats (22-7-3, 18-4-3 HE) conclude the regular season with a two-game home series with Hockey East foe Vermont (13-12-7, 12-8-5 HE) over the weekend. Puck drops at 8 p.m. for Friday night's CSTV national broadcast, while a seven o'clock drop is slated for Saturday night's "Senior Night" ceremony, which will be broadcast by NHPTV. Both games will be played at the Whittemore Center. Live video coverage is available through www.unhwildcats.tv. In addition, Friday's game will be broadcast on the UNH Sports Radio Network (UNHSN), while Saturday's game will be broadcast on Yahoo internet only. Live audio and live stats are available at www.unhwildcats.com.

SCOUTING THE CATAMOUNTS: Vermont enters the weekend with a 13-12-7 overall record and a 12-8-5 record in Hockey East... The Catamounts are 9-3-2 in their last 14 games…Senior Joe Fallon made 23 saves in a 2-0 win over Maine on Friday to post the 19th shutout of his career…His 19 shutouts rank second all-time in NCAA Division I history behind only former Michigan State goalie Ryan Miller, who finished his career with 26 shutouts…Fallon has posted back-to-back shutouts on four occasions in his career…His scoreless streak reached 140:13 before giving up a goal in the first period on Saturday against Maine…Fallon has recorded shutouts against 15 different teams in his career…The Catamounts needs two points from to guarantee itself home ice in the Hockey East Quarterfinals... The Catamounts can finish no lower than fifth in the standings. While Joe Fallon (11-7-4, 2.49 GAA) is the Catamounts top netminder, Dean Strong and Colin Vock each have 6 goals and 16 assists for the team-best 22 points. Viktor Stalberg is UVM’s leading goal scorer with nine goals on the season.

SERIES HISTORY VS. VERMONT: The Wildcats own the advantage in the all-time series vs. Vermont at 63-14-3 in 80 all-time meetings dating back to Dec. 14, 1963...In the first seven meetings of between the two teams with Vermont as a member of Hockey East, the Wildcats are 5-0-2 against the Catamounts, including a season sweep last year and a 5-1 win earlier this year... UNH owns a 30-9-1 all-time record vs. the Catamounts at Gutterson Field House and Coach Umile in his 16-year coaching career has registered a 19-4-2 mark against Vermont in 22 meetings...Overall, the Wildcats are 13-1-1 in the last 15 meetings with Vermont. Jerry Pollastrone and Matt Fornataro are the leading active scorers against Vermont with seven points (1g, 6a Pollastrone), (3g, 4a Fornataro) in seven games, while Kevin Regan is 5-0-2 with a 1.43 GAA and a .941 save percentage in seven career starts vs. Vermont.

SCORING LEADERS VS. THE CATAMOUNTS:
Player    GP    G-A-P   
Jerry Pollastrone    7    1-6-7
Matt Fornataro    7    3-4-7
Craig Switzer    8    0-5-5
Mike Radja    6    3-2-5
Jamie Fritsch    7    0-2-2
Kevin Kapstad    4    1-0-1   
Brad Flaishans    7    0-1-1   
Greg Collins    7    1-1-2
Thomas Fortney    7    0-1-1
Joe Charlebois    5    0-0-0
Bobby Butler    4    1-0-1
Peter LeBlanc    4    0-1-1
Danny Rossman    2    0-1-1
Mike Sislo    1    1-0-1
Greg Manz    1    1-0-1
James vanRiemsdyk    1    0-1-1
Danny Dries    1    0-2-2
Paul Thompson    1    0-1-1
Phil DeSimone    1    0-1-1
Nick Krates    1    0-0-0
Matt Campanale    1    0-0-0
Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
Regan    7/418:02    10    1.43    5-0-2    160    .941
Foster    1/11:58    0    0.00    0-0-0    2    1.000

Regan Game-by-Game vs. the Catamounts
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
12/2/05        65:00    T    31    3    34
1/6/06        60:00    W    27    1    28
1/7/06        65:00    T    19    2    21
12/3/06        60:00    W    22    1    23
1/5/07        48:02    W    8    1    9
1/6/07        60:00    W    34    1    35
2/1/08        60:00    W    19    1    20
Totals        418:02    5-0-2    160    10    170

Foster Game-by-Game vs. the Catamounts
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
1/5/07        11:58    N/D    2    0    2
Totals        11:58    0-0-0    2    0    2

WILDCATS POTENTIAL OPPONENTS IN QUARTERFINALS: The last weekend of the regular season will determine who the Wildcats will play in the Hockey East quarterfinals. With just two games left in the regular season three teams are still in the hunt for the eighth and final playoff spot.
Team        Current Points    UNH’s record against
8. Massachusetts    19 pts.        2-1-0
            Fri. vs. Merrimack     Sat. at Merrimack
9. Maine        17 pts.        3-0-0
            Fri. vs. Mass-Lowell    Sat. vs. Mass-Lowell
10. Merrimack    15 pts.        2-0-1
            Fri. at Mass.        Sat. vs. Mass.

PLAYING WITH THE LEAD: Merrimack tallied the first goal on Saturday night which gave UNH its first deficit since the first period of its Feb. 8 game at Maine.

RADJA, REGAN GARNER HOCKEY EAST MONTHLY HONORS FOR FEBRUARY: Mike Radja and Kevin Regan were named Hockey East Player and Goalie of the Month, respectively, for February. Radja was red-hot in the month of February tallying a point in all eight games of the month including five multi-point efforts. Radja recorded 16 points (5g,11a) in eight game averaging 2.0 points per game. Radja had three games with three points including a hat trick in a 3-2 win at Maine on Feb. 8. Radja also had three points including the game-winning goal in UNH’s 4-3 win over Providence on Feb. 16. Radja  surpassed the 100-point and 50 goal milestones during the month of February when the Wildcats went unbeaten at 7-0-1. He netted two game-winners during the month, Feb. 8 at Maine and Feb. 16 vs. Providence. Regan was outstanding in the month of February for the No. 3 ranked Wildcats. The senior netminder went undefeated garnering a 7-0-1 mark, with a 1.24 GAA and a .962 save percentage. Regan had a shutout against Boston College on Feb. 22 at Conte Forum and he stopped a career-high 52 shots in a 1-1 tie at Providence on Feb. 15. Regan allowed two goals or less in seven of the eight games. He notched at least 25+ saves in seven of his eight starts in the month.

REGAN SELECTED TO FROZEN FOUR SKILLS CHALLENGE: Kevin Regan was one of two eastern goaltenders selected to participate in the 2008 Frozen Four Skills Challenge in Denver, Colo. at the Pepsi Center on Friday, April 11. The other goaltender is David Leggio from Clarkson. The competition will be conducted in an East versus West format with each team having six male position players, six female position players, two male goaltenders and two female goaltenders. An alternate list has been established in the event that players have to withdraw from the competition due to other commitments, such as their team’s participation in the Men’s Frozen Four.

11-GAME UNBEATEN STREAK: For the first time since Nov. 2006, the Wildcats own an 11-game unbeaten streak. UNH is 9-0-2 dating back to Jan. 25. The Wildcats went 9-0-1 from Nov. 3 - Dec. 6, 2006. In addition, UNH has captured 11 wins in the last 14 games.

UNH MATCHES PROGRAM RECORD FOR HOCKEY EAST WINS: The Wildcats have 18 wins with three games to play in Hockey East. The most wins by a UNH team in Hockey East play was 18, which it won during the 1996-97, 1998-99 and 2006-07 seasons.

FRESH FACES MAKING AN IMPACT IN TIE AT MERRIMACK: It was not your typical game in a 1-1 tie at Merrimack. Freshman Mike Sislo potted UNH’s lone goal as he netted his third of the season, while Brian Foster made his first start since Jan. 6 and stopped 34 shots for the Wildcats.

UNFRIENDLY WELCOME FOR CATAMOUNTS: Since Vermont joined Hockey East in 2005-06, the Wildcats are 5-0-2 against the Catamounts, including a season sweep last year and a 5-1 win in Burlington earlier this year.

ROAD WARRIORS: The Wildcats are 11-3-2 on the road this season, including a current 10-game road unbeaten streak dating back to Dec. 28 at North Dakota.

‘CATS BOAST LEAGUE’s BEST DEFENSE: The Wildcats own the league’s top defense at 2.3 gapg.  In addition, UNH is averaging 1.96 goals against per game against Hockey East foes. The Wildcats have allowed one goal or less in the last four games and seven of the last nine games. Overall, UNH’s defense ranks 11th in the nation.

REGAN’S SUCCESS AGAINST MERRIMACK CONTINUES: Kevin Regan has enjoyed a lot of success in his career against Merrimack. The senior netminder is 9-1-0 with a 0.80 GAA, .972 save percentage and three of his nine career shutouts. Regan has allowed two goals or under in all 10 prior meetings and a goal or less in nine of those meetings.

WILDCATS BOAST LEAGUE-BEST PENALTY KILL/NINTH NATIONALLY: The Wildcat penalty kill ranks first at 87.2 percent, while its 88.4 percent in league play is also tops. Nationally, UNH has the ninth-best penalty kill.

UNBEATEN IN FEBRUARY; FIRST TIME IN MODERN HISTORY: The Wildcats finished February 8-0-1.  It marks the first time the Wildcats have accomplished this feat in over 80 years. The 1926-27 team was 3-0, while the 1927-28 team was 2-0-1. No team in the last 80 years went unbeaten in February until this year.Last year, UNH was 4-3-1 in February.

WILDCATS CAPTURE SECOND-STRAIGHT REGULAR SEASON TITLE: With a win over BC on Feb. 22, UNH clinched its second-straight Hockey East regular season title. The Wildcats captured back-to-back crowns in 2001-02 and 2002-03. Boston College won three-straight including a share of the crown in 2002-03 and the outright title the following two seasons. Overall, UNH has seven regular season titles, which is tied for second with Boston University (7) and trails only Boston College (10). The Wildcats were the first team in NCAA hockey to win its respective regular-season title.

WILDCATS CLAIM HOME-ICE FOR LEAGUE-BEST 12-STRAIGHT SEASON: The Wildcats will host its league-best 12th-straight Hockey East tournament quarterfinals. The last time UNH traveled for the quarterfinals was the 1995-96 season when the Wildcats lost two games to none at Maine. The top-seeded Wildcats will play host to the eighth seed in a best of three tournament on March 14-16 at the Whittemore Center.

12-STRAIGHT 20-WIN SEASONS: UNH has the longest active streak of 20-win seasons in Hockey East. The Wildcats have captured 20-plus wins in every year dating back to 1996-97. The Wildcats are the only 20-win team in Hockey East so far this season.

HOBEY BAKER NOMINEE KEVIN REGAN NOTES:
REGAN Among National leaders: Below is a list of where Kevin Regan ranks nationally.
Individual    Rank    Stats
Goals Against Average:
Kevin Regan    9th    2.08
Save Percentage:
Kevin Regan    3rd    .934
Winning Percentage:
Kevin Regan    2nd    .783

REGAN RANKS IN HOCKEY EAST PLAY:
    Overall    HE games
GAA     2.08/1st    1.76/1st
Save Percentage    .934/1st    .944/1st
Shutouts    3/1st    3/1st
Wins    20/1st    17/1st
Winning Percentage    .788/1st    .833/1st

REGAN AMONG ELITE COMPANY: Only two goalies ranked in the top 12 in saves per game play for teams that are better than .500 (Jeff Lerg- Michigan State and Kevin Regan-UNH)

REGAN REVERSES FATE BY CAPTURING HIS FIRST-EVER SHUTOUT OF THE EAGLES: While senior netminder Kevin Regan had struggled against Boston College coming into this season, he excelled this year in a season sweep of the Eagles. UNH won 5-2 on Nov. 10 when Regan stopped 24 shots; he turned away all 28 shots in Friday night’s 2-0 shutout victory and stopped 26-of-27 in a winning effort on Saturday night.

REGAN looks to write his name in Hockey east record books: Kevin Regan is trying to pad his resume with a few Hockey East records. Regan, who has 49 Hockey East wins in his career, recently moved passed Bruce Racine of Northeastern for second on the all-time list. BC’s Scott Clemmensen is first on the list with 52 wins in league play. Regan is also the current all-time leader in save percentage in Hockey East games at .933 (2,093 saves on 2,243 shots). His .733 (49-15-9) winning percentage ranks fourth overall, while his goals against average of 2.07 (150 GA 4,340 minutes) ranks fourth.

Hockey East Record Book:
Save Percentage
1. Kevin Regan, UNH    .933
2. Jimmy Howard, Maine    .927
3. John Curry, BU        .926
Wins
1. Scott Clemmensen, BC    52
2. Kevin Regan, UNH    49
3. Bruce Racine, NU    47
Goals Against Average
1. Jimmy Howard, Maine    1.93
2. John Curry, BU        2.02
3. Matti Kaltianinen, BC    2.05
4. Kevin Regan, UNH    2.07
Winning Percentage
1. Garth Snow, Maine    .851
2. Derek Herlofsky, BU    .750
3. Tom Noble, BU        .744
4. Kevin Regan, UNH    .733
5. Scott King, Maine    .730

SINGLE SEASON RECORDS
Save Percentage
1. Jimmy Howard, Maine    .953            2003-04
2. Kevin Regan, UNH    .944            2007-08

REGAN UNBEATEN IN HIS LAST 14 AGAINST HE FOES: Since Dec. 1, Kevin Regan is 13-0-1 against Hockey East foes with a 1.42 GAA, three shutouts, a .956 save percentage and no more than three goals allowed in a single contest.
GP    Min.    GA    GAA    Saves    Sv. %    Record
14    844:32    20    1.42    440    .956    13-0-1

REGAN REWRITING THE RECORD BOOKS:UNH has a rich goaltending tradition with greats such as Ty Conklin, Mike Ayers, Greg Moffett and Cap Raeder. However, Kevin Regan has been climbing the charts in every goaltending category and will leave as perhaps the best of the bunch. Recently becoming the all-time saves and wins leader, below is where Regan ranks in major netminding categories :
CAREER GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE
(50 or more games)
        Player    Years    Games    Average
    1.    Ty Conklin    1998-01    93    2.18
    2.    Kevin Regan    2005-present    106    2.24
    3.    Jeff Pietrasiak    2002-06    55    2.46
CAREER SAVES
        Player    Years    Games    Saves
    1.    Kevin Regan    2005-present    106    3,268
    2.    Greg Moffett    1977-81    101    2,602
    3.    Mike Ayers    2000-04    101    2,532                    CAREER SAVE PERCENTAGE
        Player    Years    Games     Save%
     1.    Kevin Regan    2005-present    106    .934
    2.    Jeff Pietrasiak    2002-06    55    .917
    3.    Ty Conklin    1998-01    93    .915
CAREER GAMES
        Player     Years                           Games Played
    1.    Kevin Regan    2005-present    106
2.        Mike Ayers    2000-04    101
        Greg Moffett    1977-81    101
CAREER WINS
        Player     Years    Wins
1.        Kevin Regan    2005-present    67
2.        Mike Ayers    2000-04    58
    3.    Ty Conklin    1998-01    57

REGAN,  vanRIEMSDYK  NAMED SEMIFINALISTS FOR WALTER BROWN AWARD:  Kevin Regan and James vanRiemsdyk were named semifinalists for the 56th annual Walter Brown Award, presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England. Regan and vanRiemsdyk were among 15 semifinalists selected by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston, as announced by president Al Robichaud. Regan was among a list of three players that are repeat nominees (BC’s Benn Ferriero – BU’s Peter MacArthur), while vanRiemsdyk was one of two freshmen finalists. UNH has had five former Wildcats earn the Walter Brown Award including Bob Miller (1977), Ralph Cox (1979), Ty Conklin (2001), Mike Ayers (2003) and Steve Saviano (2004). The Gridiron Club plans to announce the finalists and winner of the 56th Walter Brown Award in March, following league playoffs and before the start of NCAA Tournament play.

UNH CAPTURES SIXTH-STRAIGHT HOCKEY EAST SEASON SERIES: By virtue of its win over Merrimack on Friday, UNH captured its sixth-straight season series victory in Hockey East play. While the Wildcats opened the season by losing their first series to Northeastern (1-2-0) and spliting with Mass-Lowell (1-1-1), they’ve rallied to capture season series versus Massachusetts (2-1-0), Boston University (3-0-0), Maine (3-0-0), Providence (3-0-0) , Boston College (3-0-0) and Merrimack (2-0-0 with a game to play).

USCHO.com PairWiseSM Rankings (PWR) (Mar. 3)
Rk     Team     PWR     Rk     W-L-T     Win %     Rk     RPI
1t      North Dakota     23      4      23-8-2      .7273      1      .5903
1t     Michigan     23     2     27-5-4     .8056     2     .5895*
3     New Hampshire     22     3     22-7-3     .7344     5     .5781
4t     Colorado College     21     5     24-9-1     .7206     3     .5849
4t     Miami     21     1     29-6-1     .8194     4     .5813*
6     Denver     19     7     22-11-1     .6618     6     .5656
7     Clarkson     17     9     20-10-4     .6471     8     .5429
8t     Michigan State     16     6     23-9-5     .6892     7     .5580
8t     Boston College     16     11t     16-10-8     .5882     9     .5401
8t     St. Cloud State     16     20     17-14-3     .5441     10     .5374
11     Minnesota State     13     15t     17-13-4     .5588     12     .5360
12     Minnesota     12     28t     14-13-9     .5139     14     .5279
13t     Wisconsin     11     28t     15-14-7     .5139     13     .5321
13t     Minnesota-Duluth     11     37t     12-14-6     .4688     15     .5226
15     Providence     10     24t     14-13-5     .5156     18     .5180

‘CATS CAPTURE SEVENTH-STRAIGHT WIN IN TELEVISED GAMES: UNH owns a seven-game television winning streak dating back to a Jan. 26 TV game at Boston University.  They are 15-4-1 in TV games.

HOCKEY EAST STREAKING: UNH is unbeaten in its last 14 Hockey East games.  Regan has been in net for 13-of-14. The Wildcats last Hockey East loss came on Dec. 8 at UMass.

PULLING RANK (RECORD VS. RANKED OPPONENTS): The Wildcats are 10-2-1 when playing a nationally-ranked opponent. UNH is 6-0-1 in its last seven against ranked foes.

FIRST LINE MAGIC: UNH’s first line has been putting up some eye-popping numbers since its Dec. 29th win at North Dakota. In the last 17 games, the line has tallied 28 goals, 44 assists for 72 points or 4.23 points per game. Below is a breakdown on the production.
Player        Games    G    A    P    PPG
Radja        15    10    17    27    1.80
Fornataro    17    7    15    22    1.29
Dries        17    10    10    20    1.17
DeSimone    2    1    2    3    1.50
Total        17    28    44    72    4.23

DRIES BREAKS OUT DURING SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON: Freshman Danny Dries has broken out during the second half of the season. After managing just four assists over the first 15 games, he has 20 points including all 10 of his collegiate goals in the last 17 games since being inserted into UNH’s first line. Six of Dries’ 10 goals have come on the power play.

RADJA’S JAW-DROPPING NUMBERS: Mike Radja has been red-hot since his five-point effort on Dec. 29 at North Dakota. The senior forward has scored in 14-of-16 games.  Radja has 27 points (10g, 17a) during that span including three or more points on five occasions.

RADJA second nationally in game-winners: Mike Radja ranks second nationally, just one behind Ryan Jones of Miami (7) with six game-winning goals.

RADJA NINTH nationally in POINTS: Mike Radja ranks ninth nationally in points with 1.3 ppg, while he is currently 14th in goals at 0.6 gpg.

MORE SHOTS NOT EQUALING MORE SUCCESS FOR OPPONENTS: UNH is 11-1-2 when allowing 31 shots or more this season.

UNH MEN’S & WOMEN’S HOCKEY CLINCH REGULAR SEASON TITLES ON SAME DAY: Both the men and women’s ice hockey team clinched their respective Hockey East regular season titles on Saturday, Feb. 23. The women’s team captured the crown by virtue of a win at Providence, while the men followed it up with a win over BC and the title later that night. The Wildcats are the only program to capture Hockey East’s men and women’s regular season title in the same year. UNH has accomplished this feat in each of the past two seasons.

TO THIS POINT LAST YEAR: A comparison through 32 games between this season, last season and 2005-06.
    05-06    06-07        07-08
Record     16-11-5    23-7-2        22-7-3
HE Record    12-7-4    18-5-2        18-4-3
Goals scored    98        120        108
Goals scored/PG    3.06    3.75        3.4
Goals Allowed    83        72        74
Goals Allowed/PG    2.59    2.25        2.3
Shots    1133    990        1005
Shots Allowed    1004    1013        1007   
Power Play    18.6%     20.1%        18.5%
    (34-183)    (32-159)        (29-157)
Penalty Kill    86.7%     87.6%        87.2%
    (143-165)    (163-189)    (143-164)
Top 3 Scorers    Winnik- 34    Smith- 39        Fornataro- 39
    Micflikier- 33        Forn.- 36          Radja- 39
    Hemingway-31 Micflik.- 34     vanRiems.- 26

THIRD-PERIOD POWER: The Wildcats have 48 third-period goals, which is seven more than their next closest competitor in Hockey East. Overall UNH has scored 44.4 percent of its goals in the third period.

SCORING BY CLASS: The following is a breakdown of scoring by class:
Class        G(%)    A(%)    P(%)   
Seniors (6):        42 (38.9)    75 (39.4)   117(39.2)
Juniors (7):        18 (16.6)    48 (25.3)     66(22.1)
Sophomores (5):        14 (12.9)    19 (10.0)     33(11.1)
Freshmen: (9)         34 (31.4)    48 (25.3)    82(27.5)
Totals (27):        108    190    298

SCORING BY PERIOD: The Wildcats have been stronger finishers netting close to half of their goals in the final period.
Period                Goals        Pct.
1st:    26    24.1%
2nd:    33    30.6%
3rd:    48    44.4%
OT:     1    0.01%

COMING TO A TV NEAR YOU: The Wildcats are 15-4-1 in television games this season. They have outscored their opponents 76-48 in these 20 games.

FORNATARO FIFTH NATIONALLY IN ASSISTS: Senior captain Matt Fornataro ranks fifth nationally in assists with 0.86 apg.

vanRIEMSDYK RANKS NINTH IN ROOKIE SCORING: Freshman James vanRiemsdyk ranks ninth nationally in rookie scoring with 0.96 ppg.

‘CATS RANK SEVENTH IN NATION OFFENSIVELY: The Wildcats are currently ranked seventh in the nation in scoring offense with 3.38 goals per game.

Finishing Strong:  UNH is 11-1-0 when leading after two periods and 7-0-3 when tied after two.

A TWO POINT MINIMUM: UNH has tallied at least two points in all but one Hockey East weekend this season.

Wildcat Award Winners: Here is a list of awards that Wildcat players have won to date this season:
Player    Award        Date
Kevin Regan    HE Def. Player of the Week        10-22-07
Matt Fornataro    HE Player of the Week        10-27-07
TEAM    CHN Team of the Week        10-27-07
Matt Fornataro    HE Player of the Month        October
Paul Thompson    HE Rookie of the Week        11-19-07
Paul Thompson    HE Rookie of the Month        November
Matt Fornataro    Lowe’s Senior CLASS Nominee   
Kevin Regan    HE Def. Player of the Week        12-17-07
Kevin Regan    HE Def. Player of the Week        1-7-08
James vanRiemsdyk    HE Rookie of the Week        1-14-08
TEAM    CHN Team of the Week        1-16-08
Kevin Regan    HE Def. Player of the Week        1-28-08
James vanRiemsdyk    HE Rookie of the Month        January
James vanRiemsdyk/Kevin Regan
    Walter Brown Award Semifinalists
Mike Radja    HE Co-Player of the Week        2-11-08
Kevin Regan    HE Def. Player of the Week        2-11-08
Mike Radja    INCH National Player of the Week    2-11-08
Kevin Regan    HE Def. Player of the Week        2-18-08
Kevin Regan    HE Co-Player of Week        2-25-08
Kevin Regan    Frozen Four Skills Competition    2-27-08
Mike Radja    HE Player of the Month        February
Kevin Regan    HE Goalie of the Month        February

Wildcats Among National leaders: Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual    Rank    Stats
Points Per Game:   
Mike Radja    9th    1.30 ppg
Matt Fornataro    13th    1.22 ppg
Goals Per Game:
Mike Radja    14th    0.60 gpg
Assists Per Game:
Matt Fornataro    5th    0.81 apg
Short-Handed Goals:
Mike Radja    14th    2 SHG
Game-Winning Goals:
Mike Radja    2nd    6 gwg
Defensemen Scoring:
Brad Flaishans    20th    0.65 ppg
Craig Switzer    28th    0.59 ppg
Freshmen Scoring:
James vanRiemsdyk    9th    0.96 ppg
Danny Dries    18th    0.77 ppg   
Goals Against Average:
Kevin Regan    9th    2.08
Save Percentage:
Kevin Regan    3rd    .934
Winning Percentage:
Kevin Regan    2nd    .788
Team
Winnning Percentage    4th    .714 (19-7-2)
Scoring Offense    7th    3.38 gpg
Scoring Defense    11th    2.31 gapg
Scoring Margin    5th    +1.06
Power Play    16th    18.5
Penalty Kill    9th    87.2
Combined Special Teams    11th    53.6

WILDCAT COMBINED SPECIAL TEAMS 11TH NATIONALLY: The Wildcat power play and penalty kill have turned the heat up a notch.  UNH ranks first in the penalty kill overall (87.2) and in league play (88.4), while its much improved power play ranks third overall (18.5) and fourth in Hockey East (16.5). As a team they ranked 16th nationally on the power play, ninth on the kill and their combined special teams is 11th at 53.6.

FIRST-EVER SWEEP OF BC, BU, MAINE: Three programs rich in Hockey East tradition, UNH completed its first-ever sweep of all three season series against BC, BU and Maine. The Wildcats  capture their first-ever sweeps of Maine and BU in Hockey East play and completed the rare sweep with three wins against Boston College   

HOME SWEET HOME: UNH is in its 13th season of play at the Whittemore Center in 2007-08.. UNH owns a 165-47-19 all-time record in 13 seasons of play at the  Whittemore Center with 150 sellouts during that time.

WHERE UNH IS RANKED IN HOCKEY EAST:
    Overall    HE games
Goals/per game     3.38/1st    3.12/2nd
GAA     2.31/1st    1.96/1st
Power Play    18.5/3rd    16.5/4th
Penalty Kill    87.2/1st    88.4/1st
Special Teams Net    +9/3rd    +5/2nd
1st Period Scoring    26/4th    21/3rd
2nd Period Scoring    33/6th    26/4th
3rd Period Scoring    48/1st    30/2nd

WHERE IS UNH RANKED?: Here is a week-by-week look at the ‘Cats in the national polls and the HE standings:
Date     USCHO     UHM     HE
10/1        6        6    t-1st (pre)
10/8        6        5    -
10/15    8        8    -
10/22    7        6    t-1st
10/29    4        4    t-4th
11/5        6        7    t-3rd
11/12    6        6    t-1st
11/19    8        8    3rd
11/26    6        6    3rd
12/3        8        7    3rd
12/10    10        10    5th
12/17    10        t-9    t-1st
12/24    no poll        no poll    t-1st
12/31    7        no poll    t-1st
1/7        8        8    t-1st
1/15        5        5    1st
1/21        7        7    t-1st
1/28        7        7    1st
2/4        5        5    1st
2/11        4        4    1st
2/18        3        3    1st
2/25        3        2    1st
3/3        3        3    1st

THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine (March 3)
Rk.    Team (FPV)    Pts.    LW    W-L-T    WIP
1    North Dakota (24)    497    3    23-8-2    21
2    Michigan (8)     476    1    27-5-4    21
3    New Hampshire (2)    445    2    22-7-3    21
4    Miami (Ohio) Univ.     397    5    29-6-1    21
5    Colorado College    385    4    24-9-1    21
6    Michigan State    334    6    23-9-5    21
7    Denver    296    7    22-11-1    21
8    Clarkson    292    9    20-10-4    21
9    Boston College    216    8    16-10-8    19
10    Minnesota State    196    10    17-13-4    5
11    St. Cloud State    157    13    17-14-3    9
12    Notre Dame    119    11    22-12-4    21
13    Wisconsin    114    14    15-14-7    18
14    Minnesota    42    NR    14-13-9    13
15    Providence    31    NR    14-13-5    5

USCHO.com/CSTV Division I Men’s Poll (March 3)
Rk.    Team (FPV)     Record    Pts    LW
1    North Dakota (37)    23-8-2    982    2
2    Michigan (12)    27-5-4    952    1
3    New Hampshire (1)    22-7-3    895    3
4    Miami    29-6-1    839    5
5    Colorado College    24-9-1    820    4
6    Michigan State    23-9-5    739    6
7    Denver    22-11-1    679    7
8    Clarkson    20-10-4    648    10
9    Minnesota State    17-13-4    568    9
10    Boston College    16-10-8    554    8
11    St. Cloud State    17-13-4    468    12
12    Notre Dame    22-12-4    437    11
13    Wisconsin    15-14-7    420    13
14    Minnesota    14-13-9    257    17
15    Princeton    17-12-0    246    14
16    Boston University    15-15-4    202    16
17    Providence    14-13-5    195    19
18    Minnesota-Duluth    12-14-6    194    15
19    Harvard    14-11-4    154    20
20    Niagara    19-9-4    57    NR

THE PROGRAM’S HISTORY:  UNH has appeared in the NCAA Tournament 17 times in the 80-year history of the program...UNH has appeared in the Frozen Four seven times, including national championship game appearances vs. Maine in 1999 and Minnesota in 2003...UNH earned Hockey East Tournament titles in 2002 and 2003 and regular-season championships in 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2008...The Wildcats won the ECAC regular-season title in 1974 and the tournament championship in 1979....UNH has posted 29 seasons with 20+ wins, including the last 12 consecutive seasons.

‘CATS SELECTED IN THE NHL DRAFT: Seven UNH players have been selected in the National Hockey League draft...Joe Charlebois (Chicago), Phil DeSimone (Washington), Brian Foster (Florida), Peter LeBlanc (Chicago), Kevin Regan (Boston), Craig Switzer (Nashville) and James vanRiemsdyk (Philadelphia) have all been taken.

WILDCATS SHARE TOP SPOT IN HOCKEY EAST POLL: UNH was picked to finish tied for first in the Hockey East preseason Coaches’ Poll, which was announced on Sept. 25.

Hockey East Preseason Coaches’ Poll:
Rk.    Team (1st Place Votes)     Pts
1.    New Hampshire (5)    84
    Boston College (5)    84
3.    Boston University    77
4.    Maine    61
5.    Massachusetts    54
    Vermont    54
7.    Northeastern    43
8.    Providence    39
9.    UMass-Lowell    25
10.    Merrimack    19  

UNH HOCKEY ON TELEVISION: UNH will have 22 games broadcast live on TV in 2007-08...NHPTV will once again provide the 10-game package, while NESN will air three games, CSTV, WABI and FSSN will broadcast two, while ESPNU, COX-TV, CN8 and WMUR-TV will broadcast one game.
DATE    GAME    Channel    Time/Result
OCT. 26    COLORADO COLLEGE    NHPTV    W, 5-3
OCT. 27    COLORADO COLLEGE    NHPTV    W, 4-2
NOV. 3    NORTHEASTERN    NHPTV    L, 1-2
NOV. 9    UMASS-LOWELL    NHPTV    T, 2-2
NOV. 10    BOSTON COLLEGE    NHPTV    W, 5-2
Nov. 17    @ Providence    cox-tv    W, 5-4 (OT)
DEC. 16    MAINE     ESPNU    W, 2-0
Dec. 28    @North dakota    FSSN    L, 1-3
dec. 29    @north dakota    fssn    W, 7-4
JAN. 6    ST. LAWRENCE     NHPTV    L, 5-6
JAN. 11    @ MASSACHUSETTS    NESN    W, 3-2
JAN. 12    MASSACHUSETTS     NHPTV    W, 5-3
JAN. 19    DARTMOUTH         L, 3-5
    @ VERIZON WIR. ARENA    WMUR-TV
JAN. 26    @ BOSTON UNIVERSITY     NESN    W, 5-3
FEB. 1    @ VERMONT     CSTV    W, 5-1
Feb. 8    @ Maine     WABI    W, 3-2
Feb. 9    @ Maine    WABI    W, 4-1
FEB. 16    PROVIDENCE    NHPTV    W, 4-3   
FEB. 22    @ BOSTON COLLEGE)    NESN    W, 2-0
FEB. 23    BOSTON COLLEGE    NHPTV    W, 5-1
March 7    Vermont    CSTV    8 P.M.
MARCH 8    VERMONT    NHPTV    7 P.M.

‘CATS IN THE PROS: Here is a listing of former Wildcats playing professional hockey:
Justin Aikins:  Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs (CHL)
Mike Ayers: Charlotte Checkers (ECHL)
Travis Banga: Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (CHL)
Derek Bekar:  Jesenice (Aust)
Eric Boguniecki:  Ingolstadt ERC (DEL)
A.J. Bucchino: Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (CHL)
Preston Callander:  Florida Everblades (ECHL)
Josh Ciocco: Fresno Falcons (ECHL)
Sean Collins:  Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)
Ty Conklin: Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Matt Dzieduszycki: Hannover Scorpions (DEL)
Lanny Gare:  Crimmitschau ETC (2.GBun)
Darren Haydar: Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)/Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Brett Hemingway:Alaska Aces (ECHL)
Colin Hemingway: Edinburgh Capitals (EIHL)
Mark Kolanos: Arizona Sun Dogs (CHL)
Jason Krog: Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Andrew Leach: Trenton Devils (ECHL)
Nathan Martz: Stormhammar (Norway)
Jacob Micflikier: Springfield Falcons (AHL)
Mark Mowers: Anaheim Ducks (NHL) SC Bern (Swiss NL)
Chris Murray: Albany River Rats (AHL)
Bryan Muir: Toronto Marlies (AHL)
Eric Nickulas: Hannover Scorpions (DEL)
Jeff Pietrasiak: Texas Wildcatters (ECHL)
Josh Prudden: Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Steve Saviano: Tappara Tampere (FNL)
Tyler Scott: Grenoble (FRNC)
Trevor Smith: Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)
Mike Souza: Cortina SG (Italy)
Garrett Stafford: Detriot Red Wings (NHL)/Grand Rapid Griffins (AHL)
Tyson Teplitsky: Cardiff Devils (EIHL)
Kevin Truelson: Bakersfield Condors (ECHL)
Shawn Vinz: Charlotte Checkers (ECHL)
Daniel Winnik: Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
Brian Yandle: Augusta Lynx (ECHL)

UNH HOCKEY ON THE RADIO: UNH men’s hockey action this season can be heard live on the UNH Sports Network...In the summer of 1999, the University of New Hampshire Athletic Department formed the “UNH Sports Network” — the largest network ever to broadcast UNH sporting events. In 2001-2002, WTSN AM 1270 was introduced as the flagship station with the signal carried on several stations through New Hampshire. The network also consists of WTPL 107.7FM in Concord; WNTK 99.7 FM in New London; and WUVR-1490AM in Lebanon, NH. WNTK offers streaming audio of network broadcasts at www.wntk.com.
    Games also can be heard on “Yahoo! Broadcast” by going to UNHWILDCATS.com, the official website for UNH athletics. Dan Parkhurst will be handling the majority of the play-by-play, while Pete Webster will once again be doingthe color commentating. Webster has been announcing Wildcat hockey for 14 years since the 1993-1994 season.

THE DICK UMILE SHOW ON WTSN RADIO: The Coach’s Show featuring UNH men’s hockey head coach Dick Umile with host Andy Schachat and D Ellis is broadcast on Mondays live from 6:30 to 7:30 on WTSN-1270 AM (Dover, N.H.) from Mike Libby’s Bar and Grill on Main Street in Durham...The show will start the Monday following the end of the UNH football season...The Coaches Show features coach Umile as well as a selected student-athlete each week from the men’s ice hockey team.

GRANITE STATE CONNECTION: The Wildcat hockey team features three players from New Hampshire with Brian Foster (Pembroke), Paul Thompson (Derry) and Alan Thompson (Gilford) all hailing from the Granite State.

LISTEN LIVE ON THE INTERNET: Yahoo Broadcast will carry all of the UNH men’s ice hockey action again this season...If you can not attend Wildcat hockey at the Whittemore Center, you can still tune into the game from anywhere you can gain access to the internet...Fans can get to the UNH men’s ice hockey Yahoo Broadcast site by going to the men’s hockey schedule page at www.unhwildcats.com.

WATCH ALL THE ACTION WITH THE ***ALL NEW*** UNHWILDCATS.TV: The UNH athletic department has announced a partnership with Pack Network to provide online video streaming of UNH’s seven ticketed sports for the upcoming 2007-08 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. The premium content includes a behind the scenes look at UNH athletics through player and coaches interviews, highlights, podcasts, select post-game interviews and an in-depth archive section of all video available on UNHwildcats.TV. Fans can also purchase home events on a per game basis of $6.95.
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