NO. 5 MEN'S HOCKEY TRAVELS TO MAINE THIS WEEKEND
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DURHAM, N.H. — The fifth-ranked Wildcats (16-7-1, 12-4-1 HE) travel North to Hockey East foe and regional rival Maine (8-13-3, 4-10-3) for a two-game set over the weekend. Puck drops at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Alfond Arena. The game will be broadcast regionally on WABI. In addition, 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.watchmainesports.com.

SCOUTING THE BLACK BEARS: The Black Bears enter this weekend 8-13-3, 4-10-3 in Hockey East play.  Maine is just 2-5-1 in 2008 and are just 3-6-1 since these teams last met on Dec. 16. In that game, Kevin Regan shutout the Bears. Maine’s strength is from the net out as netminder Ben Bishop made a career-high 49 saves on Saturday night at UMass, three more than his previous high of 46 set earlier this season at Denver. Bishop currently has 2,115 career saves which ranks third on Maine’s all-time saves list behind just Scott King (2,463) and Blair Allison (2,213). Compliamenting Bishop is defenseman Bret Tyler, who is leading the team in scoring. The last time a Maine defenseman led the team in scoring was during the 1994-95 season when Jeff Tory led Maine in points.The Black Bears have scored a pair of power play goals in two of its last four games. Prior to that, Maine had two power play goals in a game just once in its first 20 games of the season.

SERIES HISTORY VS. MAINE: The Black Bears own the advantage in the all-time series history at 53-40-5 in 98 meetings...Coach Umile is 26-36-5 all-time in his coaching career vs. the Black Bears...UNH won last year’s season series (2-1) with a win on Nov. 12, 8-2, at Alfond Arena and 2-1 Feb. 3 at Whittemore Center... This season, behind a shutout effort from Kevin Regan, the Wildcats captured a 2-0 win on Dec. 16 at the Whittemore Center. UNH has posted a 13-5-1 record vs. the Black Bears at the Whittemore Center compared to just 11-31-3 at Alfond Arena...Senior forward Mike Radja is the active Wildcat scoring leader against Maine with seven points (4g, 3a) in nine games, while classmate Matt Fornataro has amassed 3-3-6 in 10 games played...Regan is 5-2-0 all-time vs. the Black Bears in seven starts with a 1.71 GAA and a .952 save percentage.

SCORING LEADERS VS. THE BLACK BEARS:
Player    GP    G-A-P    
Mike Radja        9        4-3-7
Matt Fornataro        10        3-3-6
Jamie Fritsch        6        0-2-2
Brad Flaishans        10        1-2-3
Joe Charlebois        6        0-2-2
Craig Switzer        10        1-2-3
Greg Collins        6        2-0-2
Bobby Butler        6        2-0-2
Thomas Fortney    7        0-2-2
Jerry Pollastrone    6        0-1-1
Kevin Regan        5        0-1-1
Peter LeBlanc        4        1-0-1
Kevin Kapstad        5        0-0-0
Danny Rossman    2        0-0-0
Alan Thompson    1        0-0-0
Danny Dries        1        0-0-0
Nick Krates        1        0-0-0
Phil DeSimone        1        0-0-0
Mike Beck            1        0-0-0
Mike Sislo            1        0-0-0
Paul Thompson    1        0-0-0
Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
Regan    7/419:06    12    1.71    5-2-0    239    .952
Regan Game-by-Game vs. the Black Bears
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
2-5-05        60:00    W    29    1    30
11-12-05        60:00    W    31    2    33
2-3-06        59:32    L    37    3    40
11-12-06        60:00    W    33    2    35
2-2-07        59:34    L    30    3    33
2-3-07        60:00    W    46    1    47
12-16-08        60:00    W    33    0    33
Totals        419:06    5-2-0    239    12    251

vanRIEMSDYK  NAMED HE ROOKIE OF THE MONTH: James vanRiemsdyk returned to the UNH lineup two games into the month, but was one of the most productive players in the league during the month. The freshman forward potted four goals and three assists (seven points) in just five games. He had a goal and an assist in each game of a weekend home-and-home sweep of No. 5 Massachusetts.  He tallied a goal in UNH’s loss to Dartmouth and closed out the month with the game-winning goal and an assist in UNH’s 5-3 win over Boston University. vanRiemsdyk was the HE Rookie of the Week on Jan. 14.

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. Regan has practically rewritten the goaltending record book at UNH, as he recently became the all-time saves and wins leader for the Wildcats. He’s started 19 of UNH’s 24 games this season and has posted a 14-5-1 record to date with a 2.42 GAA and a .922 save percentage (.933) and wins (11).  He is 7-0-0 in his last seven games against Hockey East foes with a microscopic 1.64 GAA in those contests. vanRiemsdyk ranks fourth nationally in rookie scoring with 23 points, despite missing five games for the World Juniors Championship. At the World Juniors, vanRiemsdyk was the tournament’s leading scorer averaging more than a point per game. The freshman forward has been on fire since his return garnering Hockey East Rookie of the Month in January by tallying seven points (4g, 3a) in five games. Since his return, the Wildcats are 5-1-0 with 4.16 goals per game. 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.

REGAN WINNING OF SEVEN STREAK AGAINST HE FOES: Since Dec. 1, Kevin Regan is 7-0-0 against Hockey East foes with a 1.64 GAA, two shutouts, a .950 save percentage and no more than three goals allowed in a single contest

SISLO & MANZ NET FIRST COLLEGIATE GOALS ON FRIDAY NIGHT: Mike Sislo and Greg Manz each netted their first collegiate goal in a three-goal third period to help lift the Wildcats at a 5-1 win.

WELL-BALANCED WINNING: The Wildcats become the first team in Hockey East to record wins over all other conference foes.

HOCKEY EAST STREAKING: UNH has won its last seven Hockey East games.  Regan has been in net for all seven. There last Hockey East loss came on Dec. 8 at UMass.

THIRD-PERIOD POWER: The Wildcats have 39 third period goals, which is nine more than their next closest competitor in Hockey East. Overall UNH has scored 45.3 percent of its goals in the third period.

SCORING IN BUNCHES: UNH has scored three or more goals in the last seven games including five goals on three different occasions.

RADJA SITTING OF THE DOORSTEP OF THE CENTURY CLUB/50 GOALS: With a pair of points on Friday night, Mike Radja now sits just one point away from becoming the 67th member of the century club. Radja is just two goals away from 50 for his career. Jacob Micflikier and Brett Hemingway were the last two players to earn this milestone.

CONVERTING ON THE POWER-PLAY: UNH has scored at least one power-play goal in each of the last five games. Overall, the Wildcats have potted six power-play goals in the last five games.

FORNATARO EXTENDS SCORING STREAK TO FOUR GAMES: Matt Fornataro has scored in four-straight games with seven points (3g, 4a) during that stretch.

POLLASTRONE & SWITZER OWN FOUR-GAME STREAKS: Craig Switzer and Jerry Pollastrone are both riding four-game scoring streaks.

UNFRIENDLY WELCOME TO CATAMOUNTS: Since Vermont joined Hockey East in 2005-06, the Wildcats are 5-0-2 against the Catamounts, including a season sweep last year.

FORNATARO JOINS CENTURY CLUB: With four points against BU, Matt Fornataro became the 66th Wildcat to notch 100 career points. The last UNH player to record 100 points was Brett Hemingway, who earned his 100th on March 9, 2006.

SCORING BY CLASS: The following is a breakdown of scoring by class:
Class        G(%)    A(%)    P(%)    
Seniors (6):        32 (37.2)    54 (35.5) 86(36.1)
Juniors (8):        17 (19.7)    40 (26.3) 57(23.9)
Sophomores (5):        12 (13.9)    17 (11.1) 29(12.1)
Freshmen: (9)         25 (29.0)    41 (26.9) 66(27.7)
Totals (28):        86    152    238

SCORING BY PERIOD: The Wildcats have been stronger finishers netting close to half of its goals in the final period.
Period                Goals        Pct.
1st:    19    22.0%
2nd:    27    31.3%
3rd:    39    45.3%
OT:     1    0.01%

TO THIS POINT LAST YEAR: A comparison through 24 games between this season, last season and 2005-06.
    05-06    06-07        07-08
Record     13-7-4    19-4-1        16-7-1
HE Record    9-3-3    14-2-1        12-4-1
Goals scored    72        97        86
Goals scored/PG    3.00    4.04        3.6
Goals Allowed    60        47        64
Goals Allowed/PG    2.50    1.96        2.7
Shots    873    723        797
Shots Allowed    754    726        731
Power Play    18.2%     18.8%        17.5%
    (26-143)    (22-117)        (20-114)
Penalty Kill    86.1%     86.7        84.9%
    (105-122)    (130-150)    (107-126)
Top 3 Scorers    Winnik- 27    Smith- 32           Forn.- 31
    Micflikier- 26    Fornataro- 29    Radja- 25
    Hemi./Yandle- 25    Micflikier- 27      vanRi.- 23

REGAN PASSES AYERS TO BECOME WINNINGEST GOALIE AT UNH: Regan continues to excel in Hockey East play capturing five-straight in league play. With his win on Jan. 29, he passed Mike Ayers as the program’s all-time wins leader with 59.  He moved past former Wildcat and current Pittsburgh Penguin Ty Conklin, who had 57 wins during his time in Durham.

FIRST-EVER SWEEP OF BU: UNH earned its first-ever swept of BU since the formation of Hockey East. Its last season sweep of the Terriers came in in the 1981-82 season, a two-game sweep.

HOME SWEET HOME AWAY FROM HOME: The Wildcats improved to 4-0-2 at Agganis Arena since it open a few years ago.

‘CATS GETTING DEFENSIVE IN LEAGUE PLAY: UNH boasts the best goals-against-average in Hockey East play this season. The Wildcats are allowing just 2.29 goals per game in Hockey East contests.

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    99    2.32
    3.    Jeff Pietrasiak    2002-06    55    2.46
CAREER SAVES
        Player    Years    Games    Saves
    1.    Kevin Regan    2005-present    99    2,804
    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    99    .926
    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    99
        Ty Conklin    1998-01    93
CAREER WINS
        Player     Years    Wins
1.        Kevin Regan    2005-present    61
2.        Mike Ayers    2000-04    58
    3.    Ty Conklin    1998-01    57

COMING TO A TV NEAR YOU: The Wildcats are 10-4-1 in television games this season. They have outscored their opponents 58-41 in these 15 games.

FORNATARO FIFTH NATIONALLY IN ASSISTS: Senior captain Matt Fornataro ranks fifth nationally in assists with 0.88 apg.

vanRIEMSDYK RANKS FOURTH IN ROOKIE SCORING: Freshman James vanRiemsdyk ranks fourth nationally in rookie scoring with 1.21 ppg.

RADJA RANKS SIXTH IN GAME WINNERS: Senior Mike Radja is tied for sixth nationally with four game-winning goals this season.

‘CATS RANK FOURTH IN NATION OFFENSIVELY: The Wildcats are currently ranked fourth in the nation in scoring offense with 3.58 goals per game.

Finishing strong:  UNH is 8-1-0 when leading after two periods and 5-0-1 when tied after two.

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 9-5-1 against unranked foes.

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

Wildcats Among National leaders: Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual    Rank    Stats
Points Per Game:    
Matt Fornataro    7th    1.29 ppg
James vanRiemsdyk    17th    1.211 ppg
Goals Per Game:
Mike Radja    17th    0.59 gpg
James vanRiemsdyk    25th    0.53 gpg
Assists Per Game:
Matt Fornataro    5th    0.88 apg
Game-Winning Goals:
Mike Radja    6th    4 gwg    
Defensemen Scoring:
Craig Switzer    17th    0.67 ppg
Brad Flaishans    26th    0.61 ppg
Freshmen Scoring:
James vanRiemsdyk    4th    1.21 ppg    
Goals Against Average:
Kevin Regan    27th    2.38
Save Percentage:
Kevin Regan    16th    .922
Winning Percentage:
Kevin Regan    4th    .737
Team
Winnning Percentage    6th    .688 (16-7-1)
Scoring Offense    4th    3.58 gpg
Scoring Margin    8th    +0.92    

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     3.58/2nd    3.29/3rd
GAA     2.67/6th    2.29/1st
Power Play    17.4/4th    14.1/6th
Penalty Kill    84.9/4th    85.7/2nd
Special Teams Net    +1/5th    -3/7th
1st Period Scoring    19/5th    14/4th
2nd Period Scoring    27/5th    20/4th
3rd Period Scoring    39/1st    21/2nd

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

THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine (Feb. 4)
Rk.    Team (FPV)    Pts.    LW    W-L-T    WIP
1    Miami (Ohio) Univ. (34)     510    1    25-3-0    17
2    Michigan     443    2    22-3-3    17
3    North Dakota    432    3    17-8-2    17
4    Colorado College    426    6    20-7-1    17
5    New Hampshire    378    7    16-7-1    17
6    Michigan State    348    4    18-6-5    17
7    Denver    295    5    18-8-0    17
8    Notre Dame    267    8    20-9-1    17
9    Boston College    221    9    12-6-7    15
10    Minnesota-Duluth    154    12    11-9-6    8
11    Providence    153    13    12-9-3    2
12    Wisconsin    133    11    12-11-5    14
13    Clarkson    105    10    15-9-2    17
14    Northeastern    97    14    12-8-3    9
15    Minnesota State    50    NR    13-10-4    1

USCHO.com/CSTV Division I Men’s Poll (Feb. 4)
Rk.    Team (FPV)     Record    Pts    LW
 1    Miami (50)    25-3-0    1000    1
 2     Michigan    22-3-3    902    2
 3     North Dakota    17-8-2    887    3
 4    Colorado College    20-7-1    874    3
 5    New Hampshire    16-7-1    790    7
 6     Michigan State    18-6-5    764    6
 7    Denver    18-8-0    695    5
 8     Notre Dame     20-9-1    628    9
 9     Boston College    12-6-7    577    8
10     Minnesota-Duluth    11-9-6    460    19
11     Wisconsin    12-11-5    440    16
12    Providence    12-9-3    426    NR
13     Clarkson    15-9-2    418    10
14     Northeastern    12-8-3    407    11
15    Minnesota State    13-10-4    244    NR
16     Quinnipiac    15-7-4    218    12
17     Mass.-Lowell    12-9-4    197    15
18     Massachusetts    10-9-6    186    14
19     Princeton    12-9-0     111     18
20     Minnesota    12-12-6    107    17

USCHO.com PairWiseSM Rankings (PWR) (Feb. 2)
Rk     Team     PWR     Rk     W-L-T     Win %     Rk     RPI
1     Miami     24     1     25-3-0     .8929     1     .6117
2     Michigan     23     2     22-3-3     .8393     2     .6006
3t     New Hampshire     21     6     16-7-1     .6875     6     .5719
3t     Colorado College     21     3     20-7-1     .7321     3     .5939
5t     North Dakota     20     8     17-8-2     .6667     4     .5819
5t     Denver     20     5     18-8-0     .6923     5     .5800
7     Michigan State     17     4     18-6-5     .7069     7     .5637
8     Minnesota-Duluth 16     23     11-9-6     .5385     10     .5413
9     Boston College     15     11     12-6-7     .6200     9     .5450
10t     Minnesota State     13     20t     13-10-4     .5556     12     .5391
10t     Clarkson     13     12     15-9-2     .6154     14     .5354
10t     Providence     13     17     12-9-3     .5625     15     .5318
10t     Northeastern     13     14     12-8-3     .5870     11     .5400

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         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    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: Texas Wildcatters (ECHL)
Josh Prudden: Worcester Sharks (AHL)
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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