MEN'S HOCKEY PLAYS DARTMOUTH IN BATTLE FOR THE RIVERSTONE VII ON SATURDAY AT VERIZON
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DURHAM, N.H. — The fifth-ranked Wildcats (13-6-1, 9-4-1 HE) travel down to Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester to play in-state foe Dartmouth College (7-8-1, 3-7-1 ECAC) in the Battle for the RiverStone Cup VII. The teams have had some wild games in past years, but UNH has come out on top in the last two and look to make it three in a row this season. Puck drops on at 7p.m. on Saturday night. WMUR-TV will broadcast the game as Jamie Staton handles the play-by-play, Naoko Funayama handles the color commentary with Jason King back in the studio. The game will be broadcast on the UNH Sports Radio Network (UNHSN) with live audio and live stats at www.unhwildcats.com as well as live video at www.unhwildcats.tv.

SCOUTING THE BIG GREEN: Dartmouth enters Saturday’s game with 7-8-1 overall record and a 3-7-1 mark in ECAC play. The Big Green are currently 10th in a highly competitive ECAC. Dartmouth struggled through December and early January, but have bounced back winning two of its last three including a 3-2 win at Hockey East foe Boston University on Tuesday night. The Big Green are led by forwards J.T Wyman and Nick Johnson, who have 21 (11g,10a) and 17 (4g,13a) points, respectively. Mike Devine has played the majority of time in net for the Big Green; he is 6-8-1 with a .915 save percentage and a 2.80 goals against average.

SERIES HISTORY VS. DARTMOUTH: The Wildcats and Big Green have met 48 times in the all-time series history with UNH holding the advantage at 30-16-2, which dates back to February 19, 1936...The ‘Cats won the last two meeting, 5-4 on Jan. 14, 2006, and 4-2 on Jan. 13, 2007...Coach Umile owns a 8-3-1 lifetime record against Dartmouth...The last meeting between the two schools on a campus site was Dec. 29, 2000 in a 6-2 Dartmouth win at Thompson Arena in Hanover, N.H.

SCORING LEADERS VS. THE BIG GREEN:
Player    GP    G-A-P   
Craig Switzer    3    0-2-2
Jerry Pollastrone    2    1-1-2
Kevin Kapstad    1    1-1-2
Danny Rossman    1    0-1-1
Peter LeBlanc    1    0-1-1
Mike Radja    2    0-1-1
Matt Fornataro    3    1-0-1
Brad Flaishans    3    0-0-0
Jamie Fritsch    2    0-0-0
Joe Charlebois    2    0-0-0
Greg Collins    2    0-0-0
Thomas Fortney    2    0-0-0
Bobby Butler    1    0-0-0   

Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
Regan    2/120:00    6    3.00    2-0-0    86    .915

Regan Game-by-Game vs. the Big Green
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
1-14-06        60:00    W    43    4    47
1-13-07        60:00    W    43    2    45
Totals        120:00    2-0-0    86    6    92       

ALL-TIME UNH GAMES AT VERIZON WIRELESS:
12-13-01    UNH    6    Dartmouth    3    W
1-15-03    UNH    1    Dartmouth    1    T
2-1-03    UNH    4    Maine    2    W
11-12-03    UNH    2    Boston College    2    T
1-13-04    UNH    5    Dartmouth    0    W
3-27-04    Michigan (NCAA)    4    UNH    1    L
11-5-04    UNH    4    Boston U.    3    W
1-12-05    Dartmouth    9    UNH    8    L
11-1-05    Boston College    3    UNH    2    L
1-14-06    UNH    5    Dartmouth    4    W
1-13-07    UNH    4    Dartmouth    2    W
2-2-07    Maine    4    UNH    2    L
3-24-07    Miami (NCAA)    2    UNH    1    L

REGAN TIES AYERS AS WINNINGEST GOALIE AT UNH: Regan continues to excel in Hockey East play capture back-to-back wins this weekend over UMass. With his win on Saturday, he tied Mike Ayers as the program’s all-time wins leader with 58.  He moved past former Wildcat and current Pittsburgh Penguin Ty Conklin, who had 57 wins during his time in Durham. Regan finished with 31 saves including 13 in the final stanza when the Wildcats played most of the early action in the penalty kill on Friday night. He followed that up by recording 37 saves, including 17 in the third period in Saturday’s 5-3 win. Regan has won his last four starts against Hockey East foes. In league play, Regan is 8-3-0 with a 2.01 GAA and a league-best .935 save percentage.

vanRIEMSDYK TABBED HOCKEY EAST ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: vanRiemsdyk made his return from the Junior World Championships a memorable one, tallying two goals and two assists in a weekend home-and-home sweep of No. 5 Massachusetts. After missing five games for the Wildcats, vanRiemsdyk, who has the championship’s leading scorer (5g, 6a), picked up where he left off with a goal and an assist on Friday night. He scored UNH’s first goal and added a helper on Jerry Pollastrone’s game-tying goal. The win marked the first time the Minutemen had been defeated at home this season. On Saturday night, vanRiemsdyk once again registered a goal and an assist. He scored UNH’s third goal of the game, a 4x4 goal, that shifted momentum back to UNH and also had a hand in Bobby Butler’s goal, the fifth goal of the game. vanRiemsdyk helped the Wildcats capture the season series with UMass and hand the Minutemen back to back losses for the first time this season.

UNH CHN’s TEAM OF THE WEEK:  University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named Team of the Week by College Hockey News after sweeping a two-game home-and-home series with No. 5 Massachusetts. The Wildcats earned this honor earlier this season by virtue of a two game sweep of No. 4 Colorado College.

ON WMUR-TV: WMUR-TV (Channel 9) will broadcast the game live with WMUR Sports Director Jamie Staton handling the play-by-play duties, Naoko Funayama providing color commentary and Jason King back in the studio.

COMING TO A TV NEAR YOU: The Wildcats are 8-3-1 in television games this season. They have outscored their opponents 45-32 in these 12 games.

THE HISTORY OF THE RIVERSTONE CUP: Saturday’s game marks the seventh annual “Battle for the RiverStone Cup” at the Verizon Wireless Arena...In last year’s game, Kevin Regan stopped 43 shots, while Josh Ciocco added a goal and two assists in a three-goal third period for the the Wildcats...Kevin Swallow and Tanner Glass has goals for the Big Green...The Wildcats won the inaugural game on Dec. 13, 2001 (6-3)...Past RiverStone Players of the Game include: Colin Hemingway- UNH (01-02), Dan Yacey- DC (02-03), Mike Ayers and Steve Saviano- UNH (03-04), Jarrett Sampson- DC (04-05), Jacob Micflikier- UNH (05-06) and Kevin Regan- UNH (06-07)...The Wildcats own a 4-1-1 record in the six games against Dartmouth in the “Battle for the RiverStone Cup”...UNH owns a 6-5-2 record in 13 all-time games at Verizon...In all, 17 total all-time Division I college hockey games have been played there with 11 regular season games and three games in the 2004 & 2007 NCAA Northeast Regional.

MANY HAPPY RETURNS:  Mike Radja and James vanRiemsdyk had impressive returns to the lineup. Radja scored the game-winning goal on Friday and had a helper on the game-winner on Saturday night, while vanRiemsdyk had a goal and an assist in both games last weekend.

WELL-BALANCED WINNING:  With the wins over UMass, the Wildcats have a win over every HE foe they’ve played this season. Nine league wins over eight different teams, UNH has yet to play Vermont in league play.

‘CATS STREAKING IN LEAGUE:  UNH won four consecutive league games for the first time this season.
 
SEVERAL CAREER HIGHS SURPASSED AGAINST UMASS:  Several UNH players set or match career highs during the weekend sweep of UMass. Below they are all listed...

Mike Sislo (0-2-2)    set a career high for points and assists
Joe Charlebois (0-2-2) matched a career high for points and assists
Greg Collins (1-1-2) matched a career high for points, goals & assists
Kevin Kapstad (1-0-1) matched a career high in goals
Bobby Butler (1-0-1) matched a career high in goals
James vanRiemsdyk (1-1-2) matched a career high in goals

VIEW FROM THE TOP:  By virtue of a pair of UNH wins and a Northeastern loss, the Wildcats have sole ownership of first place for the first time this season.

THE FUTURE IS NOW:  UNH’s freshmen have accounted for seven goals in the last five games. Below is a breakdown...
12/29  @ North Dakota     Dries (1 goal)
1/4 @ Merrimack        DeSimone (1 goal)
1/6 vs. St. Lawrence    Vranek (1 goal)
                Dries (2 goals)
1/11 @ UMass        vanRiemsdyk (1 goal)
1/12 vs. UMass        vanRiemsdyk (1 goal)

FORNATARO SIXTH NATIONALLY IN ASSISTS: Senior captain Matt Fornataro ranks sixth nationally in assists with 0.85 apg.

vanRIEMSDYK RANKS THIRD IN ROOKIE SCORING: Freshman James vanRiemsdyk ranks third nationally in rookie scoring with 1.27 ppg.

FLAISHANS NINTH NATIONALLY IN DEFENSEMEN SCORING: Senior Brad Flaishans is the 15th-ranked defensemen scorer, nationally. He is averaging 0.70 points per game.

‘CATS RANK SIXTH IN NATION OFFENSIVELY: The Wildcats are currently ranked sixth in the nation in scoring offense with 3.45 goals per game.

Finishing strong:  UNH is 6-1-0 when leading after two periods and 4-0-1 when tied after two.

RADJA APPROACHES 50-GOAL MARK:  Mike Radja is just four goals away from 50 for his career. Jacob Micflikier and Brett Hemingway were the last two players to earn this milestone.

FORNATARO CLOSES IN ON CENTURY CLUB: Senior captain Matt Fornataro needs just four points to become the 66th player in program history to join the century club with 100 career points.

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    95    2.30
    3.    Jeff Pietrasiak    2002-06    55    2.46

CAREER SAVES
        Player    Years    Games    Saves
    1.    Kevin Regan    2005-present    95    2,710
    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    95    .927
    2.    Jeff Pietrasiak    2002-06    55    .917
    3.    Ty Conklin    1998-01    93    .915

CAREER GAMES
        Player     Years    Games Played
    1.    Mike Ayers    2000-04    101
    2.    Kevin Regan    2005-present    96
        Ty Conklin    1998-01    93

CAREER WINS
        Player     Years    Wins
1.        Kevin Regan    2005-present    58
        Mike Ayers    2000-04    58
    3.    Ty Conklin    1998-01    57

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

Nationally ranked opponents: The Wildcats are 7-2-0 when playing a nationally-ranked opponent compared to just 6-4-1 against unranked foes.

vanRIEMSDYK FINISHES AS LEADING SCORER AT JUNIOR NATIONALS: James vanRiemsdyk finished the 2008 Junior Nationals as the tournament’s leading scorer. vanRiemsdyk had 11 points (5-6-11), leading Team USA to a fourth-place finish and a 4-2 record.vanRiemsdyk scored a goal in five of Team USA’s six games during the tournament. vanRiemsdyk was named one of Team USA’s best three players in the tournament along with Boston University’s Colin Wilson and Michigan’s Chris Summers. Last year, he led the US Under-18 team in scoring and led the squad to a gold medal at the U-18 Championships in 2005-06. vanRiemsdyk was selected as the second overall pick by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2007 NHL Draft. vanRiemsdyk will rejoin the Wildcats this week in practice and should be available for the Wildcats’ Hockey East match up at Massachusetts on Friday night in Amherst.

REGAN BECOMES ALL-TIME LEADER IN SAVES: With 40 saves on Dec. 29 at North Dakota, Kevin Regan became the all-time leader in saves at UNH. Regan passed Greg Moffett, who had 2,602 saves.

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 Fornatarao    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

Wildcats Among National leaders: Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual    Rank    Stats
Points Per Game:   
James vanRiemsdyk    15th    1.27 ppg
Matt Fornataro    19th    1.20 ppg
Goals Per Game:
Mike Radja    19th    0.61 gpg
James vanRiemsdyk    27th    0.53 gpg
Assists Per Game:
Matt Fornataro    6th    0.85 apg
Game-Winning Goals:
Mike Radja    5th    4 gwg   
Defensemen Scoring:
Brad Flaishans    15th    0.70 ppg
Freshmen Scoring:
James vanRiemsdyk    3rd    1.27 ppg   
Goals Against Average:
Kevin Regan    21st    2.28
Save Percentage:
Kevin Regan    10th    .928
Winning Percentage:
Kevin Regan    5th    .733
Team
Winnning Percentage    8th    .675 (13-6-1)
Scoring Offense    6th    3.45 gpg
Scoring Margin    11th    +0.80   

Umile captures 400th victory: Oct. 19 win at Agganis Arena marked Head Coach Dick Umile’s 400th of his career, ranking him third amongst active NCAA coaches with a .653 win percentage. Umile, a five-time Hockey East Coach of the Year, is in his 18th season as head coach of the Wildcats and ranks ninth all-time among NCAA coaches with his 400 wins. Coming into the 2007-08 season, he  ranks third in wins amongst his Hockey East coaching peers. The last Division I coach to reach the 400 win plateau was UNH alum Joe Marsh (St. Lawrence).

HOME SWEET HOME: UNH is in its 13th season of play at the Whittemore Center in 2007-08.. UNH owns a 163-47-19 all-time record in 13 seasons of play at the  Whittemore Center with 148 sellouts during that time.

WHERE UNH IS RANKED IN HOCKEY EAST:
    Overall    HE games
Goals/per game     3.45/3rd    3.00/4th
GAA     2.65/5th    2.36/1st
Power Play    15.5/5th    10.3/9th
Penalty Kill    85.0/6th    85.5/3rd
Special Teams Net    -1/6th    -5/8th
1st Period Scoring    17/3rd    13/3rd
2nd Period Scoring    20/5th    14/4th
3rd Period Scoring    31/1st    14/3rd

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

THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine (Jan. 14)
Rk.    Team (FPV)    Pts.    LW    W-L-T    WIP
1    Michigan (34)     510    1    20-2-0    14
2    Miami (Ohio) Univ.     475    3    21-3-0    14
3    Colorado College    419    4    16-6-0    14
4    Denver    385    2    17-5-0    14
5    New Hampshire    353    8    13-6-1    14
6    Michigan State    300    9    14-5-4    14
7    North Dakota    285    10    12-8-1    14
8    Notre Dame    266    6    18-7-1    14
9    Massachusetts    210    5    9-5-5    9
10    Northeastern    205    7    11-5-2    6
11    Boston College    189    12    10-5-5    12
12    Clarkson University    159    11    12-7-1    14
13    St. Cloud St.    116    15    11-10-3    6
14    Quinnipiac    83    NR    13-5-3    3
15    Mass. Lowell    64    13    10-5-4    2

USCHO.com/CSTV Division I Men’s Poll (Jan. 14)
Rk.    Team (FPV)     Record    Pts    LW
 1     Michigan (45)    20-2-0    995    1
 2    Miami (5)    21-3-0    946    2
 3    Colorado College    16-6-0    901    4
 4    Denver    17-5-0    837    3
 5    New Hampshire    13-6-1    789    8
 6     North Dakota    12-8-1    695    8
 7     Michigan State    14-5-4    681    10
 8     Notre Dame     18-7-1    647    6
 9     Northeastern    11-5-2    598    7
10     Massachusetts    9-5-5    595    5
11     Boston College    10-5-5    505    12
12     Clarkson    12-7-1    423    11
13     St. Cloud State    11-10-3    373    14
14     Quinnipiac    13-5-3    351    16
15     Mass.-Lowell    10-5-4    331    13
16     Minnesota-Duluth    8-7-5    204    19
17     Wisconsin    9-10-3    193    17
18     Minnesota    11-10-3    117    15
19     Princeton    10-8-0     104     NR
20     Minnesota State    9- 8-4    57    20

FORNATARO NAMED NOMINEE FOR SENIOR CLASS AWARD: Matt Fornataro was one of twenty collegiate hockey players, who have combined excellence in athletics, academics and community service, and were  announced today as the official candidates for the men’s hockey division of the 2007-08 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.  Fornataro, who was one of two Hockey East players selected, is currently the team’s leading scorer and garnered Hockey East Player of the Month for October. In addition, the senior forward is quickly approaching the 100-point mark for his career. The award – presented annually to the NCAA  Division I Student-Athlete of the Year in eight sports – focuses on the “Four C’s” of classroom, character, community and competition. 

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 and 2007...The Wildcats won the ECAC regular-season title in 1974 and the tournament championship in 1979....UNH has posted 28 seasons with 20+ wins, including the last 11 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         7 P.M.
    @ VERIZON WIR. ARENA    WMUR-TV
JAN. 26    @ BOSTON UNIVERSITY     NESN    7:30 P.M.
FEB. 1    @ VERMONT     CSTV    8 P.M.
Feb. 8    @ Maine     WABI    7 P.M.
Feb. 9    @ Maine    WABI    7 P.M.
FEB. 16    PROVIDENCE    NHPTV    7 P.M.   
FEB. 22    @ BOSTON COLLEGE)    NESN    7:30 P.M.
FEB. 23    BOSTON COLLEGE    NHPTV    7 P.M.
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)
Derek Bekar:  Jesenice (Aust)
Eric Boguniecki:  Ingolstadt ERC (DEL)
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:  Lausitzer Foxes (2.GBun)
Darren Haydar: Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)/Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Brett Hemingway:Reading Royals (ECHL)
Colin Hemingway: Edinburgh Capitals (EIHL)
Jason Krog: Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Jacob Micflikier: Springfield Falcons (AHL)
Mark Mowers: Anaheim Ducks (NHL) SC Bern (Swiss NL)
Chris Murray: Phoenix Roadrunners (ECHL)
Bryan Muir: Toronto Marlies (AHL)
Eric Nickulas: Hannover Scorpions (DEL)
Jeff Pietrasiak: Bakersfield Condors (ECHL)
Steve Saviano: Tappara Tampere (FNL)
Trevor Smith: Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)
Mike Souza: Cortina SG (Italy)
Garrett Stafford: Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
Kevin Truelson: Bakersfield Condors (ECHL)
Daniel Winnik: Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
Shawn Vinz: Charlotte Checkers (ECHL)
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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