NO. 4 MEN'S HOCKEY TRAVELS TO NCAA WEST REGIONAL: WILL FACE NO. 12 NOTRE DAME ON FRIDAY (6:30 P.M.) ON WMUR
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DURHAM, N.H. –  The No. 4-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team will face No. 12-ranked Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in the West Regional on Friday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. (EST) at the Colorado Springs World Arena (CSWA) in Colorado Spring, Colo. The game will be broadcast locally on WMUR-TV and will air live on the UNH Sports Network (AM 1270 Flagship).

UNH and Notre Dame will meet in the NCAA Tournament for the first time on Friday. UNH owns a 12-21 all-time record in the NCAA playoffs, which includes a 10-13 all-time record under head coach Dick Umile. The Wildcats have qualified for the tournament in the last seven seasons, they are one of only three Division I teams along with Minnesota and Michigan to accomplish that feat. This will mark the ‘Cats 18th appearance in the tournament and the 14th trip under Umile’s guidance. UNH’s senior class becomes the fifth class in school history to earn a berth in the NCAA’s in all four seasons of competition. UNH has appeared in seven Frozen Fours to go along with two national championship appearances. In addition, this year marks the fourth time in program history and the first since 2003, the team has earned a number-one seed.

SCOUTING THE FIELD:
SCOUTING THE FIGHTING IRISH: Notre Dame enters the NCAA tournament 24-15-4 overall with a 15-9-4 mark in the CCHA. The Irish head to the NCAA tournament for the second straight year and third time overall, having just finished fourth in the conference tournament. After taking two-of-three from Ferris State in the quarterfinals, the Irish dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to Miami (Ohio) in the semifinal game, and fell 2-1, again, to Northern Michigan in the third-place game. Notre Dame now has just four wins in its last 13 contests. Junior Erik Condra, who owns the seventh-highest point total in the conference with 38 points (15g, 23a), leads the Fighting Irish offensively. Notre Dame is backboned in net by CCHA Goalie of the Year Jordan Pearce, who in 38 starts is 20-14-4. Pearce’s 1.94 GAA is second in the conference, while his .917 save percentage is good for seventh. While Notre Dame’s scoring offense (2.79 gpg) and power play (15.3 percent) rank sixth and seventh, respectively, in the conference, its scoring defense (2.05 gapg) and penalty kill (89.2 percent) both rank second.

SCOUTING THE TIGERS: Colorado College comes into the weekend 28-11-1 overall with a 21-6-1 record in the WCHA. The Tigers, who won the WCHA regular season title, kick off their 19th NCAA tournament after placing fourth in the conference tournament. After sweeping their best-of-three quarterfinal with Alaska Anchorage, the Tigers dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to Minnesota in the semifinal game and fell, 4-2, to North Dakota in the third-place game. CC has won seven of its last 10, but has now dropped consecutive games for the first time since Oct. 26-Nov. 2 when it lost back-to-back games to UNH, and a third straight to North Dakota. The Tigers are led offensively by junior Chad Rau, whose 42 points (28g, 14a) are the third most in the conference. He leads the WCHA in goals, short-handed goals and game-winning goals and was named to the All-WCHA First Team. Senior defenseman Jack Hillen is right behind at 37 points (6g, 31a), a mark that leads defensemen scoring by a wide margin. Hillen, who was named WCHA Defensive Player of the Year and selected to the All-WCHA First Team, leads the conference in assists. At 25-8-1, freshman goaltender Richard Bachman’s .750 winning percentage leads the conference, while his 1.82 GAA and .933 save percentage place him second among his peers. Bachman was named WHCA Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year and was selected to the All-WCHA First Team. The Tigers lead the conference in scoring offense (3.38 gpg) and penalty kill (89.4 percent), and are second in scoring defense (2.12 gapg) and power play (19.8 percent).

SCOUTING THE SPARTANS: Michigan State enters the weekend 24-11-5 overall with a 19-6-3 CCHA mark. The Spartans, who are the defending national champions and in their third-straight NCAA tournament, come in after getting eliminated from the conference tournament by losing two-of-three to Northern Michigan. Prior to that, MSU swept a home-and-home with Bowling Green to close out the regular season and clinch the third spot in the conference. Junior Tim Kennedy leads the Spartans offensively with 40 points (19g, 21a), which is the fifth-highest point total in the conference. Senior Bryan Lerg is also an offensive standout with 38 points on 20 goals and 18 assists. Hobey Baker finalist Jeff Lerg has gone 23-11-5 in net for the Spartans, good for a .654 winning percentage that places him third in the conference. Lerg’s .925 save percentage is second in the conference, while his 2.23 GAA is fourth. The Spartans are third in the conference in scoring offense (3.27 gpg) and fourth in scoring defense (2.35 gapg). They are also second on the power play (20.8 percent) and third on the penalty kill (86.7 percent).

SERIES HISTORY AGAINST THE FIELD:
SERIES HISTORY VS. NOTRE DAME: The Wildcats and Fighting Irishhave met four times in the all-time series history with UNH winning all four games by a combined margin of 22-7.
ALL-TIME SERIES vs. NOTRE DAME (4-0-0)
1-2-91    (H)    UNH    5    ND    3        W
11-8-91    (A)    UNH    7    ND    1        W
11-9-91    (A)    UNH    8    ND    2        W
11-27-99    (H)    UNH    2    ND    1        W

UNH VS. NOTRE DAME IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT: UNH and Notre Dame have met four times before, never in the NCAA tournament.

SERIES HISTORY VS. COLORADO COLLEGE: The Wildcats and Tigers have met 16 times in the all-time series history with UNH owning the advantage at 11-5-0. UNH last met up with Colorado College on Oct. 26-27, 2007,  5-3 and 4-2 Wildcat wins in the home-opening weekend of this season. The Wildcats have won the last seven meetings by a combined score of 35-16. UNH in its last five meetings owns a 5-0-0 record and Coach Umile is 8-1-0 all-time vs. the Tigers. Matt Fornataro is the active leader in scoring against CC with eight points (3-5-8), while Brad Flaishans (2-5-7) and Jerry Pollastrone (4-3-7) each have seven points. Kevin Regan is 3-0-0 against the Tigers with a 2.76 GAA, while Brian Foster is 1-0-0 with a 1.80 GAA.
ALL-TIME SERIES vs. COLORADO COLLEGE (11-5-0)
10-19-84    (A)    CC    6    UNH    2        L
10-20-84    (A)    CC    7    UNH    5        L
1-3-86    (H)    UNH    5    CC    3        W
1-4-86    (H)    CC    4    UNH    2        L
1-9-86    (A)    CC    7    UNH    2        L
11-27-87    (H)    UNH    8    CC    3        W
11-10-88    (A)    UNH    5    CC    0        W
12-28-96    (N)    UNH    4    CC    3        W
3-21-97    (N)    CC    3    UNH    2        L
12-27-97    (N)    UNH    5    CC    3        W
1-2-99    (A)    UNH    4    CC    1        W
12-27-01    (N)    UNH    6    CC    2        W
10-20-06    (A)    UNH    4    CC    3        W
10-21-06    (A)    UNH    7    CC    2        W
10-26-07    (H)    UNH    5    CC    2        W
10-27-07    (H)    UNH    4    CC    2        W

SCORING LEADERS VS. THE TIGERS:
Player    GP    G-A-P    
Matt Fornataro    4    3-5-8
Brad Flaishans    4    2-5-7
Jerry Pollastrone    4    4-3-7
Mike Radja    4    3-2-5
Bobby Butler    4    2-2-4
Peter LeBlanc    4    1-3-4
Craig Switzer    4    1-2-3
James vanRiemsdyk    2    0-2-2
Joe Charlebois    4    0-1-1
Danny Dries    2    0-1-1
Paul Thompson    2    1-0-1
Greg Collins    4    0-0-0
Thomas Fortney    4    0-0-0
Jamie Fritsch    4    0-0-0
Kevin Kapstad    4    0-0-0
Nick Krates    2    0-0-0
Mike Sislo    2    0-0-0
Phil DeSimone    2    0-0-0

Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
Kevin Regan    3/173:35    8    2.76    3-0-0    82    .911
Brian Foster    2/66:25    2    1.80    1-0-0    37    .946

Regan Game-by-Game vs. the Tigers
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
10/20/06        60:00    W    32    3    35
10/21/06        53:35    W    29    2    31
10/26/07        60:00    W    21    3    24
Totals        173:35    3-0-0    82    8    90

Foster Game-by-Game vs. the Tigers
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
10/21/06        6:25    ND    4    0    4
10/27/07        60:00    W    31    2    33
Totals        66:25    1-0-0    35    2    37

UNH VS. COLORADO COLLEGE IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT: UNH and Colorado College met once in the NCAA tournament. On March 21, 1997, No. 5 CC downed No. 4 UNH at the East Regional at Worcester’s Centrum Center.
3-21-97    (N)    CC    3    UNH    2        L

SERIES HISTORY VS. MICHIGAN STATE: UNH leads the all-time series vs. Michigan State, 6-4-0 in 10 all-time meetings. The last time the two teams met was on March 27, 2006 at the Northeast Regional in Albany, N.Y. In that game Jeff Lerg stopped 36 UNH shots en route to the 1-0 shutout. Before that meeting, the pair met twice during the 2004-05 regular season with the last meeting coming on Dec. 29, 2004, a 4-3 win for Michigan State in overtime in the first round of the Great Lakes Invitational Tournament in Detroit, Michigan at Joe Louis Arena.  MSU is 3-2-0 vs. UNH in the last five meetings. Coach Umile is 1-3-0 all-time vs. the Spartans.The Wildcats own a 3-1 all-time mark vs. MSU in NCAA Tournament. Before the 2006 meeting, the last meeting was a 5-3 UNH win on April 1, 1999, in the NCAA semifinal at Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, Calif. The two teams teams first met in the tournament in 1982, with UNH winning the quarterfinal series, 3-2 on March 19 and 6-2 on March 20 at Snively Arena.
SCORING LEADERS VS. THE SPARTANS:
Player    GP    G-A-P    
Craig Switzer    3    0-1-1
Mike Radja    3    0-0-0
Matt Fornataro    2    0-0-0
Thomas Fortney    1    0-0-0
Jerry Pollastrone    1    0-0-0
Greg Collins    1    0-0-0
Jamie Fritsch    1    0-0-0
Brad Flaishans    1    0-0-0
Joe Charlebois    1    0-0-0

Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
Kevin Regan    1/59:56    5    5.01    0-1-0    45    .900

Regan Game-by-Game vs. the Spartans
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
10/17/04        59:56    L    45    5    50
Totals        59:56    0-1-0    45    5    50

UNH VS. MICHIGAN STATE IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT: UNH is 3-1 in NCAA tournament games against Michigan State.

3-19-82    (H)    UNH    3    Michigan St.    2        W
3-20-82    (H)    UNH    6    Michigan St.    2        W
4-1-99    (N)    UNH    5    Michigan St.    3        W
3-27-06    (N)    Michigan St.    1    UNH    0        L

SCORING LEADERS IN NCAA TOURNAMENT:
Player    GP    G-A-P    
Brad Flaishans    4    0-2-2
Mike Radja    4    1-0-1
Craig Switzer    4    0-1-1
Matt Fornataro    3    0-0-0
Jamie Fritsch    2    0-0-0
Joe Charlebois    2    0-0-0
Greg Collins    2    0-0-0
Jerry Pollastrone    2    0-0-0
Thomas Fortney    2    0-0-0
Peter LeBlanc    1    0-0-0
Bobby Butler    1    0-0-0
Kevin Kapstad    1    0-0-0

Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
Regan    3/193:20    7    2.17    1-2-0    104    .937
Regan Game-by-Game in the NCAA Tournament
Date    Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
3-26-05 (HU)    75:06    W    39    2    41
3-27-05 (DU)    59:35    L    42    3    45
3-24-07 (Miami)    58:39    L    23    2    25
Totals    193:20    1-2-0    104    7    111

WMUR TO TELEVISE UNH’S FIRST-ROUND GAME: COMPLETE NCAA WEST REGIONAL TELEVISION COVERAGE: Clay Matvick, Damian DiGuilian and Jim Paradise will call all the games for ESPN from Colorado Springs. WMUR-TV out of Manchester, N.H. will pick up ESNU’s coverage of UNH’s first-round game live on its stations cross the Granite State and in the surrounding community. In addition, ESPNU will air UNH’s first round game on tape delay and will air the Regional Final live on Saturday. WMUR will NOT have any coverage of the Regional Final due to NCAA and ESPN agreement. In addition to ESPNU and WMUR’s coverage, the first round game and Regional Final can also been seen live on ESPN360.com. Other stations covering UNH’s first round game in Colorado Springs include:  Altitude in Denver, Colorado, Cox TV in Rhode Island, FSN New York (tape delay) Mediacom (Iowa), NW Iowa Telephone  and Time Warner in Rochester, N.Y.  (tape delay).

REGAN NAMED CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kevin Regan was named Pure Hockey Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week for the seventh time this season. The league office made the announcement Monday afternoon. Regan, the unanimous Hockey East Player of the Year, stopped a career-high 62 shots in a triple-overtime loss to Boston College in the Hockey East semifinals. He stopped 21 shots in the second stanza, also a career high and 20 shots in the overtime sessions. In the process, Regan shattered the record for saves in a semifinal (47).

REGAN NAMED FINALIST FOR HOBEY BAKER AWARD: Kevin Regan became the sixth player in school history to be named one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as announced by the committee on March 20. Regan, UNH’s first Hobey Baker finalist since Steve Saviano in 2004, is enjoying not only his best season as a Wildcat, but arguably the greatest season by any Wildcat goaltender in school history. Fans can begin voting for their favorite candidate now at www.hobeybaker.com. The Hobey Hat Trick, which narrows the 10 finalists to three, will be announced on Wednesday, April 2. The 28th Hobey Baker Memorial Award will be presented as part of the Frozen Four festivities on Friday, April 11 in Denver, Colo. and can be seen live on ESPNU.

REGAN HEADLINES SEVEN WILDCAT AWARD WINNERS;UNANIMOUS PLAYER OF THE YEAR SELECTION: Kevin Regan was unanimously selected as the 2008 Hockey East Player of the Year at the annual league banquet at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Thursday night in Cambridge, Mass.  At 23-7-1, Regan is the first goaltender in UNH history to post back-to-back 20-win seasons. His .934 save percentage is the second-best single-season mark in school history, trailing only his own .935 effort from last season. Regan’s 23 wins and 2.07 goals-against-average rank him fourth on UNH’s single-season lists in those respective categories. Regan has won 13 of his last 14 games, including an unbeaten month of February when he was 7-0-1. Other UNH Players of the Year include Jason Krog (1999), Ty Conklin (2000 – co), Darren Haydar (2002), Mike Ayers (2003 – co) and Steve Saviano.

CHARLEBOIS NAMED BEST DEFENSIVE DEFENSEMAN: Junior defensman Joe Charlebois was named the Old Time Hockey Best Defensive Defenseman. Charlebois is just the second UNH player to ever win this award; Steve O’Brien took home the honor in its inaugural season in 1999. Charlebois tallied one goal and eight assists for nine points. However, he has a team-best plus/minus rating of +25, including a +7 in the quarterfinal series with Massachusetts.

RADJA, FLAISHANS JOIN REGAN ON HE FIRST TEAM:  Overall, the Wildcats made up half of the Hockey East First Team. Joining Regan on the league’s First Team is senior forward Mike Radja and senior defenseman Brad Flaishans.Radja ranks 12th nationally in scoring at 1.25 ppg, third in game-winning goals with six and 15th in goals at 1.25 gpg. Radja broke out in February when he was named National Player of the Month. Radja recorded 16 points (5g, 11a) as he tallied at least a point in all eight games lifting the Wildcats to their first unbeaten February (7-0-1) in over 80 years. Flaishans is among the top offensive defensemen in Hockey East, ranking third in scoring at 0.63 ppg (5g, 17a). He’s the leading scorer among UNH defensemen and has a +9 rating this season.

FORNATARO AND SWITZER COLLECT SECOND-TEAM HONORS: While half of the First Team was made up of Wildcats, two additional players composed a third of Hockey East’s Second Team as Matt Fornataro and Craig Switzer take home all-league honors for the first time in their career. Fornataro is the team’s leading scorer and ranks ninth nationally at 1.25 ppg. In addition, Fornataro ranks 15th nationally in assists (0.56 apg) and was Hockey East Player of the Week once and was the league’s Player of the Month in October. A nominee for Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, Fornataro most recently added to his resume by tallying his first career hat trick in his final game at the Whittemore Center on March 15. Switzer, who has made his career by being one of the league’s best passers, has become one of the top-scoring defensemen in UNH history. Switzer ranks seventh in Hockey East in defenseman scoring at 0.56 ppg, which ranks 22nd nationally. UNH’s iron man on the defense, Switzer has played in 157-straight games- just one shy of the program record set by Darren Haydar (158).

vanRIEMSDYK NAMED TO ALL-ROOKIE TEAM: Highly touted freshman James vanRiemsdyk was everything the Wildcats expected as he was named to Hockey East’s All-Rookie Team.  Hockey East Player of the Month in January and a semifinalist for the Walter Brown award, vanRiemsdyk is the team’s leader in rookie scoring despite missing four games for the World Junior Championship. vanRiemsdyk was the tournament’s leading scorer overseas and led USA to a fourth-place finish. vanRiemsdyk ranks fifth nationally in rookie scoring at 1.0 ppg.

KRATES REGISTERS FIRST COLLEGIATE POINT: Sophomore defenseman Nick Krates tallied his first collegiate point with an assist on UNH’s third goal in a 5-4 triple overtime loss to BC on March 21.

REGAN STOPS CAREER-HIGH 62 SHOTS IN TRIPLE-OVERTIME THRILLER: Kevin Regan stopped a career-high 62 shots in a triple overtime loss to Boston College in the Hockey East semifinals. He stopped 21 shots in the second stanza, also a career-high and 20 shots in overtime. In the process, Regan shattered the record for saves in a semifinal (47) and saves in a period (23) in any round.

TRIPLE-OVERTIME=EIGHTH LONGEST GAME IN HISTORY: UNH and BC’s triple overtime game was the eighth-longest in Division I history at 100:43. It was the first time UNH has ever played in triple overtime. The longest game in Division I history was on March 4, 2006 when Yale and Union played 141:35 in the ECAC tournament.

IRON-MAN SWITZER AIMS TO TIE/BREAK HAYDAR’S RECORD: Senior defenseman Craig Switzer played in his 157th consecutive game. He needs one more game to tie Darren Haydar’s record of consecutive games played at UNH.

THE BUTLER, IN THE GARDEN, WITH OFFENSIVE FIREPOWER/HOCKEY EAST ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM: Sophomore forward Bobby Butler was selected to the Hockey East All-Tournament Team. Butler potted a pair of goals in UNH’s triple-overtime loss to BC. Overall, Butler has four goals in three games at the Garden in the Hockey East tournament. The Wildcats qualified for the NCAA tournament for the seventh straight season.

vanRIEMSDYK HOT DOWN THE STRETCH: Freshman forward James vanRiemsdyk was impressive in the Hockey East tournament. He scored in all three games tallying five points (0g, 5a) during the tournament.

AMONG ELITE COMPANY WITH MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA: The Wildcats qualified for the NCAA tournament for the seventh straight season. UNH is one of just three teams to earn this feat with Minnesota and Michigan.

FORNTARO/RADJA LOOK TO CRACK TOP 50: Seniors Mike Radja and Matt Fornataro are climbing the list of all-time leading scorers in UNH history. With 118 and 117 points, respectively, the pair need to get to 120 points to crack the top 50 in UNH history.

REGAN GOES PAST 1,000 SAVES FOR THE SECOND-CONSECUTIVE SEASON: Kevin Regan became the first netminder in program history to have two 1,000-save seasons. Regan’s 1,025 saves in 2006-07 is fourth-best all time, while this year’s mark of 1,002 is fifth currently and climbing.
Single Season Saves:
Player    Year    GP    Saves
1. Mike Ayers    2002-03    41    1,139
2. Bruce Gillies    1983-84    34    1,065
3. Todd Pearson    1981-82    35    1,028
4. Kevin Regan    2006-07    35    1,025
5. Kevin Regan    2007-08    31    1,002

SHORTIES IN BACK-TO-BACK GAMES: With Thomas Fortney’s short-handed goal, the Wildcats have tallied short-handed goals in back-to-back games for the first time this season. Matt Fornataro netted a short-handed goal in the Hockey East quarterfinals.

vanRIEMSDYK BOUNCES BACK: After not registering a point for a season-long four games in a row, vanRiemsdyk has responded with a point in six of the last seven games. Overall, vanRiemsdyk has eight points in the last seven games.

INSIDE COLLEGE HOCKEY HONORS SEVERAL WILDCATS; REGAN NAMED INCH’S HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE YEAR: On March 13, Inside College Hockey released its Hockey East awards for the 2007-08 season. Kevin Regan was named the Player of the Year and an ALL-HOCKEY EAST TEAM honoree. In additon, Mike Radja and Brad Flaishans were selected to the six-member team that was comprised of three UNH players  and one player each from Boston University, Boston College and Providence.
INCH’S ALL-HOCKEY EAST TEAM
F – Mike Radja, New Hampshire
F – Pete MacArthur, Boston University
F – Nathan Gerbe, Boston College
D – Matt Taormina, Providence
D – Brad Flaishans, New Hampshire
G – Kevin Regan, New Hampshire

25 WINS FOR THE SECOND-STRAIGHT SEASON: For the second straight season, the Wildcats have won 25 games. Last year’s team closed out the season with 26 wins.  Overall, UNH has eight 25-plus win seasons and seven of those came during Coach Umile’s tenure. The last time UNH has had back-to-back 25-win seasons was in 2001-02 and 2002-03.

PULLING RANK (RECORD VS. RANKED OPPONENTS): The Wildcats are 10-3-1 when playing a nationally-ranked opponent. UNH is 6-1-1 in its last eight against ranked foes.

SPREADING THE WEALTH: SIX PLAYERS WITH DOUBLE-DOUBLES: For the first time since the 2004-05 season, six different UNH players have 10-plus goals and 10-plus assists. On March 21, Jerry Pollastrone netted a pair of goals to become the sixth. In addition, all four classes are represented with two seniors, one junior, one sophomore and two freshmen.
Name, Class    Goals    Assists        Points    
Matt Fornataro, Sr.    18    28    46
Mike Radja, Sr.    19    24    43
James vanRiemsdyk, Fr.    11    20    31
Danny Dries, Fr.    11    17    28
Jerry Pollastrone, Jr.    13    14    27
Bobby Butler, So.    14    12    26

THIRD PERIOD RESERVED FOR WILDCATS:UNH has scored three or more goals in the third period seven times this season. Overall, the Wildcats are outscoring their opponents 55-30 in the third and are the league’s best in the third by 11 goals.

USCHO.com PairWiseSM Rankings (PWR) (Mar. 23)
Rk     Team     PWR     Rk     W-L-T     Win %     Rk     RPI
1      Michigan     24      1      31-5-4      .8250      1      .5967*
2     Miami     23     2     32-7-1     .8125     3     .5809*
3     North Dakota     22     5     26-10-4     .7000     2     .5822
4     New Hampshire     21     3     25-9-3     .7162     5     .5715
5     Colorado College     20     4     28-11-1     .7125     4     .5808
6t     Boston College     18     10     21-11-8     .6250     8     .5481
6t     Denver     18     7t     26-13-1     .6625     6     .5670
8     St. Cloud State     17     19     19-15-5     .5513     9     .5391
9t     Michigan State     16     7t     24-11-5     .6625     7     .5516
9t     Clarkson     16     11     21-12-4     .6216     10     .5354
11     Minnesota     14     21     19-16-9     .5341     11     .5324
12     Wisconsin     11     31     15-16-7     .4868     15     .5228
13t     Notre Dame     10     13     24-15-4     .6047     13     .5298
13t     Minnesota State     10     20     19-16-4     .5385     14     .5272
15     Harvard     9     18     17-13-4     .5588     16     .5209
 
THE WILDCATS IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT: UNH owns a 12-21 all-time record in the NCAA playoffs, which includes a 10-13 all-time record under head coach Dick Umile. The Wildcats have qualified for the tournament in the last seven seasons. They are one of only three Division I teams along with Minnesota and Michigan to accomplish that feat.This will mark the ‘Cats 18th appearance in the tournament and the 14th trip under Umile’s guidance.UNH’s senior class becomes the fifth class in school history to earn a berth in the NCAA’s in all four seasons of competition. UNH has appeared in seven Frozen Fours (1977, 1979, 1982, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003) to go along with two national championship appearances (1999, 2003).

TICKET INFORMATION: To purchase tickets to the 2008 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey West Regional in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Call the Whittemore Center Box Office at: 603-862-4000 ext. 5. (ALL UNSOLD TICKETS WILL BE RETURNED TO COLORADO ON TUESDAY MARCH 25TH AT NOON) After 3/25 At noon, tickets are available by calling 719-576-2626, 866-464-2626 (Toll Free) or logging onto the internet at www.cctigers.com. Tickets for the three-game package are $89 or $74 per ticket. Also at the World Arena Box Office, Monday through Friday - 10 A.M. - 6 P.M. Saturday - 10 A.M. - 2 P.M. (Closed Sunday). The winner of the West Regional will advance to the 2008 NCAA Frozen Four in Denver, Colo. at the Pepsi Center.

REGAN Among National leaders: Below is a list of where Kevin Regan ranks nationally.
Individual    Rank    Stats
Goals Against Average:
Kevin Regan    11th    2.12
Save Percentage:
Kevin Regan    3rd    .934
Winning Percentage:
Kevin Regan    3rd    .758

REGAN RANKS IN HOCKEY EAST:
    Overall    HE games
GAA     2.12/1st    1.83/1st
Save Percentage    .933/1st    .940/1st
Shutouts    3/1st    3/1st
Wins    23/1st    18/1st
Winning Percentage    .758/1st    .804/1st

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    111    2.25
3.        Jeff Pietrasiak    2002-06    55    2.46
CAREER SAVES
        Player    Years    Games    Saves
1.        Kevin Regan    2005-present    111    3,208
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    111    .929
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    111
2.        Mike Ayers    2000-04    101
3.        Ty Conklin    1998-01    97
CAREER WINS
        Player     Years    Wins
1.        Kevin Regan    2005-present    70
2.        Mike Ayers    2000-04    58
    3.    Ty Conklin    1998-01    57

‘CATS BOAST LEAGUE’S BEST DEFENSE: The Wildcats own the league’s top defense at 2.35 gapg.  In addition, UNH is averaging 2.00 goals against per game versus Hockey East foes. Overall, UNH’s defense ranks 14th in the nation.

Hockey East Preseason Coaches’ Poll/Final Standings:
Pre. Rk.Team     Actual Finish
1.    New Hampshire (5)    1st
    Boston College (5)    4th
3.    Boston University    2nd
4.    Maine    9th
5.    Massachusetts    8th
    Vermont    3rd
7.    Northeastern    6th
8.    Providence    5th
9.    UMass-Lowell    7th
10.    Merrimack    10th
Italics represent correctly predicted teams.

WILDCATS capture program-best 19 wins in HOCKEY EAST:  The Wildcats captured a program best by garnering their 19th win in Hockey East on March 7. The 19 wins are the most since Boston University won 21 games in the 1993-94 season when BU went 21-3-0 in league play.

UNH’s 41 points a MODERN hockey east record: Since Vermont joined the league in 2005-06 and three additional games were added to the schedule for all league foes, no team has captured more points than this year’s UNH team. The 2005-06 champs, Boston University, had 37 points, while the Wildcats had 38 points a year ago during its championship run.

WHAT A STREAK: Although UNH’s 12-game unbeaten streak  (10-0-2) came to an end in a 4-3 loss to Vermont in the regular-season finale, the streak was among the best in program history.  The stretch matched a 12-game unbeaten clip that the program had during the 2006-07 season. The last time UNH had a 13-game unbeaten streak was between 2/14/03 and 5/10/03. Overall, UNH went 10-0-3 during that stretch and captured the Hockey East regular season title (co-champions) and the Hockey East tournament title before losing to Minnesota in the NCAA national championship game that year in Buffalo.  The longest streak in program history was a 14-game winning streak (14-0-0) that went from Nov. 1 to Dec. 28, 1996.

UNH WINS SEVENth STRAIGHT LEAGUE SEASON SERIES TO CLOSE OUT 2007-08: By virtue of its win over Vermont on March 7, UNH captured its seventh 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 UMass-Lowell (1-1-1), they 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), Merrimack (3-0-0) and Vermont (2-1-0).

PROGRAM-BEST 16-game HOCKEY EAST UNBEATEN STREAK: UNH saw its program-best 16-game unbeaten streak in Hockey East play come to an end on the final day of league play in a 4-3 loss to Vermont.

REGAN FIRST IN PROGRAM HISTORY TO CAPTURE TWO 20-WIN SEASONS: Kevin Regan became the first netminder in UNH history to capture back-to-back seasons with 20 wins. He is also the only goalie in UNH history to win 20 games twice during his career.

RADJA NAMED NATIONAL/HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY: Mike Radja was named Hockey East  and HCA’s National Player of the Month 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 games, averaging 2.0 points per game.

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.

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.

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.

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 were the first 20-win team in Hockey East this season.

REGAN WRITES his name in Hockey East record books: Kevin Regan ended his Hockey East career among the greatest goalies in Hockey East history. Names like Howard, Clemmensen, Snow, Dunham and Conklin are now joined by Regan as the league’s elite netminder. Regan, who finished with 50 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 became the all-time leader in save percentage in Hockey East games at .932 (2,132 saves on 2,287 shots). His .726 (50-16-9) winning percentage ranks fourth overall, while his goals against average of 2.08 (155 GA 4,460 minutes) ranks fourth.

Hockey East Record Book:
Save Percentage
1. Kevin Regan, UNH    .932
2. Jimmy Howard, Maine    .927
3. John Curry, BU        .926
Wins
1. Scott Clemmensen, BC    52
2. Kevin Regan, UNH    50
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    2.08
Winning Percentage
1. Garth Snow, Maine    .851
2. Derek Herlofsky, BU    .750
3. Tom Noble, BU        .744
4. Scott King, Maine    .730
5. Kevin Regan, UNH    .726

SINGLE SEASON RECORDS
Goals Against Average
1. Jimmy Howard, Maine    1.15            2003-04
...                ...            ....
7. Kevin Regan, UNH    1.83            2007-08

Save Percentage
1. Jimmy Howard, Maine    .953            2003-04
2. Kevin Regan, UNH    .940            2007-08

Wins
1. Scott Gordon, BC    20-7-1            1984-85
2. Kevin Regan, UNH    18-4-1            2007-08
Cory Schneider, BC    18-8-1            2006-07

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.

RADJA THIRD NATIONALLY IN GAME-WINNERS: Mike Radja ranks third nationally, just one behind Ryan Jones of Miami (7) and Chad Kolarik of Michigan with six game-winning goals.

RADJA 11TH nationally in POINTS: Mike Radja ranks 11th nationally in points with 1.24 ppg, while he is currently 17th in goals at 0.54 gpg.

TO THIS POINT LAST YEAR: A comparison through the Hockey East tournament this season, last season and 2005-06.
    05-06    06-07        07-08
Record     20-11-7    26-10-2        25-9-3
HE Record    14-7-6    18-7-2        19-5-3
Goals scored    118    138        129
Goals scored/PG    3.11    3.63        3.5
Goals Allowed    92        87        87
Goals Allowed/PG    2.42    2.29        2.4
Shots    1353    1192        1223
Shots Allowed    1197    1192        1192    
Power Play    19.1%     20.0%        18.6%
    (39-204)    (36-180)        (33-177)
Penalty Kill    87.0%     86.5%        85.7%
    (168-193)    (182-211)    (162-189)
Top 3 Scorers    Winnik- 40    Smith- 43       Fornataro- 45        Micflikier- 40    Fornataro- 40 Radja - 43
    Hemingway-39 Micfliker- 38   vanRiems.- 31

SCORING BY CLASS: The following is a breakdown of scoring by class:
Class        G(%)    A(%)    P(%)    
Seniors (6):        48 (37.2)    83 (37.9)   131(37.6)
Juniors (7):        27 (20.9)    55 (25.1)     82(23.5)
Sophomores (5):        19(14.7)    23 (10.5)     42(12.1)
Freshmen: (9)         35 (27.1)    58 (26.4)    93(26.7)
Totals (27):        129    219    348

SCORING BY PERIOD: The Wildcats have been stronger finishers netting close to half of their goals in the final period.
Period                Goals        Pct.
1st:    32    24.8%
2nd:    41    31.7%
3rd:    55    42.6%
OT:     1    0.01%

COMING TO A TV NEAR YOU: The Wildcats are 16-6-1 in television games this season. They have outscored their opponents 84-58 in these 23 games.

FORNATARO TENTH NATIONALLY IN SCORING: Senior captain Matt Fornataro ranks 10th nationally in scoring with 1.24 ppg.

vanRIEMSDYK RANKS FOURTH IN ROOKIE SCORING: Freshman James vanRiemsdyk ranks fourth nationally in rookie scoring with 1.03 ppg.

‘CATS RANK FIFTH IN NATION OFFENSIVELY: The Wildcats are currently ranked fifth in the nation in scoring offense with 3.49 goals per game.

Finishing Strong:  UNH is 14-2-0 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
J. 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
J. vanRiemsdyk    HE Rookie of the Month        January
J. 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
Mike Radja    HCA National Player of the Month    February
Kevin Regan    INCH HE Player of the Year        3-13-08
Mike Radja    INCH All Hockey East team        3-13-08
Kevin Regan    INCH All Hockey East team        3-13-08
Brad Flaishans    INCH All Hockey East team        3-13-08
Jerry Pollastrone    HE Co-Player of the Week        3-17-08
Kevin Regan    HE Player of the Year        3-20-08
Mike Radja    All-Hockey East first team        3-20-08
Kevin Regan    All-Hockey East first team        3-20-08
Brad Flaishans    All-Hockey East first team        3-20-08
Matt Fornataro    All-Hockey East first team        3-20-08
Bobby Butler    Hockey East All-Tournament team    3-22-08
Kevin Regan    HE Co-Defensive Player of the Week    3-23-08

Wildcats Among National leaders: Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual    Rank    Stats
Points Per Game:    
Matt Fornataro    10th    1.24 ppg
Mike Radja    11th    1.23 ppg
Goals Per Game:
Mike Radja    17th    0.54 gpg
Assists Per Game:
Matt Fornataro    13th    0.76 apg
Short-Handed Goals:
Mike Radja    19th    2 SHG
Game-Winning Goals:
Mike Radja    3rd    6 gwg
Defensemen Scoring:
Brad Flaishans    24th    0.61 ppg
Craig Switzer    43rd    0.54 ppg
Freshmen Scoring:
James vanRiemsdyk    4th    1.03 ppg
Danny Dries    16th    0.78 ppg    
Goals Against Average:
Kevin Regan    11th    2.12
Save Percentage:
Kevin Regan    3rd    .933
Winning Percentage:
Kevin Regan    3rd    .758
Team
Winnning Percentage    4th    .736 (25-8-3)
Scoring Offense    5th    3.49 gpg
Scoring Defense    14th    2.35 gapg
Scoring Margin    6th    +1.14
Power Play    19th    18.6
Penalty Kill    18th    85.7
Combined Special Teams    9th    53.3

WILDCAT COMBINED SPECIAL TEAMS 9TH NATIONALLY: The Wildcat power play and penalty kill have turned the heat up a notch.  UNH ranks first in the penalty kill overall (85.7) and in league play (88.4), while its much improved power play ranks third overall (18.6) and fourth in Hockey East (16.5). As a team they rank 19th nationally on the power play, 18th on the kill and their combined special teams is ninth at 53.3.

HOME SWEET HOME: UNH concluded its 13th season of play at the Whittemore Center in 2007-08. UNH owns a 168-48-19 all-time record in 13 seasons of play at the  Whittemore Center with 152 sellouts during that time.

WHERE UNH IS RANKED IN HOCKEY EAST:
    Overall    HE games
Goals/per game     3.49/2nd    3.11/2nd
GAA     2.35/1st    2.00/1st
Power Play    18.6/3rd    16.3/4th
Penalty Kill    85.7/3rd    88.6/1st
Special Teams Net    +9/3rd    +5/2nd
1st Period Scoring    32/4th    22/5th
2nd Period Scoring    41/3rd    28/4th
3rd Period Scoring    55/1st    33/1st

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
3/10        5        4    1st
3/17        5        4    1st
3/24        5        4        1st

THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine (March 24)
Rk.    Team (FPV)    Pts.    LW    W-L-T    WIP
1    Michigan (34)     510    1    31-5-4    24
2    Miami (Ohio) Univ.  (2)    468    3    32-7-1    24
3    North Dakota     416    5    26-10-4    24
4    New Hampshire    394    4    25-9-3    24
5    Denver    380    6    26-13-1    24
6    Colorado College (4)    366    2    28-11-1    24
7    Boston College    321    7    21-11-8    22
8    St. Cloud State    249    8    19-15-5    12
9    Michigan State    236    9    24-11-5    24
10    Clarkson    194    10    21-12-4    24
11    Minnesota    163    12    19-16-9    16
12    Notre Dame    119    11    24-15-4    24
13    Princeton    117    15    21-13-0    4
14    Minnesota State    54    14    19-16-4    8
15    Boston University    35    13    19-17-4    5

USCHO.com/CSTV Division I Men’s Poll (March 24)
Rk.    Team (FPV)     Record    Pts    LW
1    Michigan (50)    31-5-4    1000    1
2    Miami    32-7-1    926    3
3    North Dakota     26-10-4    861    4
4    Denver    26-13-1    818    6
5    New Hampshire    25-9-3    813    5
6    Colorado College     28-11-1    795    2
7    Boston College    21-11-8    722    8
8    St. Cloud State    19-15-5    601    7
9    Michigan State    24-11-5    575    9
10    Minnesota    19-16-9    512    12
11    Clarkson    21-12-4    511    10
12    Notre Dame    24-15-4    435    11
13    Princeton    21-13-0    406    15
14    Minnesota State    19-16-4    316    14
15    Boston University    19-17-4    256    13
16    Harvard    17-13-4    225    16
17    Wisconsin    15-16-7    205    17
18    Vermont    17-15-7    185    18
19    Niagara    22-10-4    143    19
20    Air Force    21-11-6    71    NR

THE PROGRAM’S HISTORY:  UNH has appeared in the NCAA Tournament 18 times in the 81-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.

UNH HOCKEY ON TELEVISION: UNH has had 23 games broadcast live on TV in 2007-08. NHPTV once again provided the 10-game package, while NESN aired three games, CSTV, WABI and FSSN broadcast two, while ESPNU, COX-TV, CN8 and WMUR-TV broadcast one game.
DATE    GAME    Channel    Time/ScoRe
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    W, 3-1
MARCH 8    VERMONT    NHPTV    L, 3-4
March 21    Boston College(HE SEMI’S)    NESN    L 4-5 (3OT)
March 28    NOtre Dame (NCAA)      ESPNU(Delay)    6:30 p.m.
March 29    Mich. state/CC (NCAA)    ESPNU    10 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.
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