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DURHAM, N.H. -- The 12th-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team concludes its five-game homestand as it plays host to Hockey East foe Providence College on Friday night and will wrap up the home-and-home series on Saturday night in Providence. Game time both nights is 7 p.m. and both games can be heard on the Wildcat Sports Network with live audio, live stats and live video available online at www.unhwildcats.com.
SCOUTING THE FRIARS: Providence enters this weekend’s series with New Hampshire 7-16-3 overall with a 4-12-3 mark in Hockey East, good for ninth place. PC has been up-and-down all season, after going just 2-12-1 in its first 15 games, the Friars went on a five-game unbeaten streak (4-0-1) including three-straight wins over UML (4-2), BU (4-2) and UMass (5-4). Since that unbeaten streak, PC is just 1-4-2 in its last seven games including back-to-back loses at UVM last weekend. Providence outshot Vermont, 30-17, including a 14-2 margin in the third period in the second game of a weekend series in Burlington. PC killed off all seven Vermont powerplay opportunities in the two-game set. The Friars have scored at least one power-play goal in five consecutive games and have gone 6-for-26 (.231) on the man advantage during that span. At least part of the Friars’ second-half success can be attributed to newcomer Alex Beaudry in net. Beaudry, who joined the team at the semester break, has played all 10 games in net since his arrival and is 4-4-2 with a 2.97 GAA and a .908 save percentage. Offensively, freshman Matt Bergland is leading with way with 23 points (7g, 16a), while senior defenseman Matt Taormina has 18 points (4g, 14a).
SERIES HISTORY VS. PROVIDENCE: The Wildcats and Friars have met 135 times in the all-time series history dating back to Feb. 12, 1927, with UNH leading the series at 72-50-13.Coach Umile owns a 41-21-6 all-time mark vs. Providence and UNH holds a 23-3-0 all-time record in 26 meetings vs. the Friars at the Whittemore Center.The Wildcats captured a 4-3 win in Providence in this season’s first meeting. The Wildcats have won the last 10 meetings vs. Providence at Towse Rink and they have outscored the Friars 36-13 in that span.PC’s last win at UNH came on March 12, 2004, a 4-3 overtime victory.In the last 17 games at the Whittemore Center, UNH owns a 16-1-0 mark.Senior forward Thomas Fortney is the active leading career scorer vs. PC with 10 points (4g, 6a) in 14 games, while Greg Collins is second with six assists. Paul Thompson had a career game in his first game against PC with a hat trick and two assists in the 5-4 win.Junior goaltender Brian Foster is 2-0-0 all time in three games against PC including a 5-4 overtime win in which he turned away a career-high 45 shots.
SCORING LEADERS VS. THE FRIARS:
Player GP G-A-P
Thomas Fortney 14 4-6-10
Greg Collins 13 0-6-6
Danny Dries 4 3-3-6
Paul Thompson 3 3-2-5
Jamie Fritsch 14 1-4-5
James van Riemsdyk 4 1-4-5
Jerry Pollastrone 14 1-3-4
Joe Charlebois 14 1-3-4
Bobby Butler 9 2-0-2
Mike Sislo 4 2-0-2
Kevin Kapstad 9 0-2-2
Steve Moses 1 0-2-2
Phil DeSimone 4 0-1-1
Peter LeBlanc 9 0-1-1
Mike Borisenok 1 1-0-1
Danny Vranek 1 0-1-1
Alan Thompson 3 0-0-0
Nick Krates 2 0-0-0
Greg Manz 1 0-0-0
Mike Beck 1 0-0-0
Matt Campanale 2 0-0-0
Blake Kessel 1 0-0-0
Player GP/Min GA GAA W-L-T SV SV%
Foster 3/162:47 11 4.05 2-0-0 118 .907
Foster Game-by-Game vs. the Friars
Date Min Res. Svs. GA Shots
2-24-07 40:00 ND 34 4 38
11-17-07 62:57 W 41 4 45
11-22-08 59:50 W 32 3 35
Totals 162:47 2-0-0 107 11 118
CATS’ CAPTURE SEASON SERIES WITH MAINE FOR FOURTH-STRAIGHT SEASON: UNH captured the season series with Maine (2-1-0) for the fourth-straight season.
FORTNEY HOPES TO CONTINUE SUCCESS AGAINST FRIARS: Senior forward Thomas Fortney has enjoyed success against Providence over the years. Fortney has 10 points (4g, 6a), the most by any current Wildcat, in 14 career games. With only 42 career points, nearly a quarter of Fortney’s points have come at the hands of the Friars.
SCORING SHORTHANDED AGAINST MAINE: On Friday, the Wildcats scored short-handed for the second-straight game against Maine as James van Riemsdyk scored during the Maine power play.
FOSTER A WALL IN NET FOR WILDCATS OVER THE WEEKEND: Brian Foster stopped 43 of 45 shots during the weekend allowing just a single goal each night. It was a power play tally on Friday night and a shorthanded goal on Saturday night.
MOSES NETS FIRST GAME-WINNER: Freshman Steve Moses scored the first game-winning goal of his career on Friday night.
BORISENOK TALLIES FIRST CAREER ASSIST ON MOSES’ GAME-WINNER: Mike Borisenok earned his first career assist on the game-winning tally Friday night against Maine.
WILDCATS CONCLUDE FIVE-GAME HOME STAND: The Wildcats will conclude their five-game homestand on Friday night and hit the road on Saturday in a home-and-home series against Providence. Overall, UNH is 2-2-0 in four games during this current homestand.
COACHES WITH TIES TO PROVIDENCE: All three coaches at UNH have ties to Providence. Head Coach Dick Umile began his college coaching career in 1985 as an assistant coach to Mike McShane a 1971 UNH grad at PC until returning to UNH after two seasons. Umile worked on the PC staff with Associate Head Coach Scott Borek, while fellow Wildcat Associate Head Coach David Lassonde played as a goaltender for the Friars from 1981-83 and graduated from Providence in 1984.
FRITSCH MATCHES CAREER HIGH IN ASSISTS: Jamie Fritsch matched a career high with two assists on Friday night against Maine.
‘CATS HOPE TO CONTINUE RECENT SUCCESS AGAINST FRIARS: UNH is 10-1-1 in its last 12 against PC including a current unbeaten streak of five (4-0-1).
‘CATS PLAYED SATURDAY WITHOUT A PAIR OF FIRST LINE FORWARDS: UNH played Saturday night’s game without marquee forwards Jerry Pollastrone and James van Riemsdyk. Both members of UNH’s first line, they sat with shoulder injuries and their status is still unknown for this weekend.
BOUNCING BACK AT HOME: The Wildcats have not lost back-to-back home games since Oct. 26 & 28, 2006 to Massachusetts and Yale, respectively. As for back-to-back home losses to Hockey East opponents, you have to go back to Feb. 26 & March 5, 2005 to BC and BU, respectively.
van RIEMSDYK NAMED WALTER BROWN SEMIFINALIST: James van Riemsdyk was named a semifinalist for the 57th annual Walter Brown Award, presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England. Last year, van Riemsdyk was a semifinalist along with eventual winner Kevin Regan. van Riemsdyk were among 16 semifinalists selected by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston, as announced by president Tim Whelan on Feb. 2. van Riemsdyk was among a list of four players that are repeat nominees (BC’s Benn Ferriero, PC’s Matt Taormina, UMass’ James Marcou). Including Regan in 2008, UNH has had six 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 57th Walter Brown Award in March, following league playoffs and before the start of NCAA Tournament play.
8-0-2 WHEN LEADING AFTER TWO: UNH has been able to finish teams off going 8-0-2 when leading after two periods. In addition, the ‘Cats have lost just once when leading at one period (6-1-2).
COLLEGE HOCKEY NEWS’ PAIRWISE RATINGS (AS OF 2/10):
Rk Team PCWs W-L-T Win % Rk RPI Rk
1 Boston University 24 22-5-1 .8036 1 .6037* 1
2t Vermont 22 16-6-4 .6923 9 .5751 4
2t Notre Dame 22 21-5-3 .7759 2 .5798 2
4 Michigan 21 21-9-0 .7000 8 .5698 5
5 Northeastern 19 19-7-2 .7143 6t .5762 3
6t Cornell 18 15-4-4 .7391 4t .5628* 6
6t Denver 18 17-9-3 .6379 12 .5549 7
8t Princeton 17 17-6-0 .7391 4t .5540* 8
8t Miami 17 16-8-4 .6429 11 .5532 9
10 Yale 16 17-5-1 .7609 3 .5492* 10
11 New Hampshire 14 13-9-4 .5769 19t .5430 11
12 Minnesota-Duluth 13 15-9-6 .6000 14 .5424 12
13t Ohio State 11 18-9-3 .6500 10 .5423* 13
13t Minnesota 11 12-9-5 .5577 22 .5396 15
15 Boston College 10 13-9-4 .5769 19t .5414 14
16t Wisconsin 9 16-11-3 .5833 16t .5384 16
16t North Dakota 9 16-11-3 .5833 16t .5374 17
18 Air Force 7 19-7-2 .7143 6t .5232 19
19 Colorado College 6 14-9-7 .5833 16t .5260 18
20t St. Lawrence 5 14-11-3 .5536 23t .5224 20
20t St. Cloud State 5 15-13-2 .5333 28 .5208 21
22 Alaska 3 12-10-6 .5357 25t .5178 22
23 Dartmouth 2 12-8-3 .5870 15 .5147 23
24 Minnesota State 1 13-13-3 .5000 31t .5134 24
25 Mass.-Lowell 0 13-13-0 .5000 31t .5131 25
WHITTEMORE TRULY HOME SWEET HOME: UNH is 17-3-1 in its last 21 games at Whittemore Center and are 24-6-1 dating back to the start of the 2007-08 season.
4-0-0 WHEN SCORING TWICE ON THE POWER PLAY: The Wildcats are 4-0-0 when scoring at least twice on the power play. They are 5-4-0 when tally once on the power play and 2-2-4 when failing to score during an extra-man advantage. Overall, 10 of UNH’s 12 wins have come when it scores at least one power play goal.
TO THIS POINT LAST YEAR: A comparison through 26 games between this season and last season.
Record 18-7-1 13-9-4
HE Record 14-4-1 9-7-3
Goals scored 93 76
Goals scored/PG 3.60 2.92
Goals Allowed 67 75
Goals Allowed/PG 2.60 2.88
Shots 856 877
Shots Allowed 794 766
Power Play 17.4% 12.8%
Penalty Kill 86.0% 81.8%
Top 3 Scorers Fornataro van Riemsdyk
Radja LeBlanc, Sislo
17-14-31 8-12-20, 16-4-20
van Riemsdyk Butler
AMONG HOCKEY EAST’S TOP WEEKLY PERFORMER (AS ANNOUNCED WEEKLY BY HE):
Brian Foster, (Jr., G, Pembroke, N.H.) Stopped 43 of 45 shots on the weekend in a weekend split with Maine.
Steve Moses, (Fr., F, Leominster, Mass.) Scored the game-winning goal on Friday night against Maine.
Mike Sislo, (So., F, Superior, Wis.) Registered a goal and an assist in UNH’s 4-1 win over Maine on Friday night.
WILDCAT LEADERS IN HOCKEY EAST GAMES: Here is a breakdown of UNH leaders statistically in Hockey East games.
Name Rank Stat
James van Riemsdyk 6th 19 (7-12)
Peter LeBlanc 18th 14 (4-11)
Bobby Butler 23rd 14 (5-9)
Mike Sislo 5th 10 goals
James van Riemsdyk 8th 7 goals
James van Riemsdyk 6th 12 assists
Kevin Kapstad 12th 11 assists
Peter LeBlanc 13th 11 assists
Mike Sislo 1st 2 shg
James van Riemsdyk 1st 2 shg
Blake Kessel 12th 3 gwg
Kevin Kapstad 6th 12 (1-11)
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE
Brian Foster 6th 2.19
Brian Foster 5th .925
Brian Foster 4th .625
SCORING BY CLASS: 2008-09 breakdown of scoring by class.
(G) % (A) % (P) %
Seniors (12) 16% (45) 35% (57) 28%
Juniors (14) 18% (30) 23% (44) 21%
Sophomores (42) 55% (41) 32% (83) 40%
Freshmen (8) 11% (13) 10% (21) 10%
Totals (76) 100% (129) 100% (205) 100%
UNH ONE OF FIVE HOCKEY EAST TEAMS RANKED: UNH is one of five Hockey East teams ranked in the latest USA Today Coaches’ Poll. Hockey East is the best represented conference in the poll and accounts for 33 percent of the field including the top two teams and three in the top five
League # of Teams Teams
Hockey East 5 BU, NU, BC, UVM, UNH
CCHA 4 ND, Mia, Mich, OSU
WCHA 3 Minn, Den, No. Dak.
ECAC 3 Prin, Cornell, Yale
THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine (Feb. 9)
Rk. School, Pts. (FPV) LW Record WIP
1 Boston University, 510 (34) 1 21-5-1 18
2 Northeastern, 451 3 19-6-2 15
3 Notre Dame, 450 2 21-5-3 18
4 Michigan, 402 4 21-9-0 18
5 Vermont, 380 7 16-6-4 13
6 Miami (Ohio), 310 6 16-8-4 18
7 Cornell, 294 5 15-4-4 12
8 Denver, 268 8 17-9-3 18
9 Princeton, 263 10 17-6-0 17
10 Yale, 191 14 17-5-1 2
11 North Dakota, 130 13 16-11-3 9
12 New Hampshire, 122 11 13-9-4 17
13 Wisconsin, 92 NR 16-11-3 3
14 Minnesota, 72 9 12-9-5 18
15 Boston College, 67 12 12-9-4 18
USCHO.com/CBS Sports Division I Men’s Poll (Feb. 9)
Rk. Team (First Place) Record Pts LW
1 Boston University (49) 21-5-1 999 1
2 Notre Dame (1) 21-5-3 912 2
3 Northeastern 19-6-2 897 3
4 Michigan 21-9-0 847 4
5 Vermont 16-6-4 791 7
6 Cornell 15-4-4 688 5
7 Miami 16-8-4 668 8
8 Denver 17-9-3 650 6
9 Princeton 17-6-0 622 10
10 Yale 17-5-1 507 14
11 North Dakota 16-11-3 405 13
12 New Hampshire 13-9-4 402 11
13 Wisconsin 16-11-3 389 16
14 Minnesota 12-9-5 360 9
15 Boston College 12-9-4 346 12
16 Ohio State 18-9-3 335 15
17 Minnesota-Duluth 15-9-6 235 17
18 Colorado College 14-9-7 211 18
19 Dartmouth 12-8-3 89 19
20 Air Force 19-7-2 47 NR
WHERE IS UNH RANKED?: Here is a week-by-week look at the ‘Cats in the national polls and the HE standings:
Date USA TODAY USCHO HE
9/22 N/A 7 3rd (pre)
9/29 N/A 7 3rd (pre)
10/6 7 7 3rd (pre)
10/13 6 6 ---
10/20 3 4 2nd
10/27 7 6 2nd
11/3 5 5 2nd
11/10 5 6 2nd
11/17 13 13 5th
11/24 NR 15 6th
12/1 15 19 7th
12/8 15 15 3rd
12/15 14 15 4th
12/22 N/A N/A 4th
12/29 N/A N/A 4th
1/5 13 13 2nd
1/12 13 13 2nd
1/19 12 11 4th
1/26 14 13 4th
2/2 11 11 4th
2/9 12 12 4th
NORTHEAST REGIONAL TICKETS ON SALE: Tickets for the Northeast regional at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. (hosted by the University of New Hampshire), are now on sale. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting the Verizon Wireless Arena box office, by calling (603) 868-7300 or by logging onto the internet at www.unhwildcats.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Start times for the first-round games are 2:00 and 5:30 p.m. Eastern time, March 28, while the regional final is 5:30 p.m. Eastern time, March 29. Tickets for the three-game package are $82.
Wildcats Among National leaders (2/9): Below is a list of where UNH players and the team rank nationally.
Individual Rank Stats
Points Per Game:
James van Riemsdyk 14th 1.21 ppg
Goals Per Game:
Mike Sislo 10th 0.62 gpg
Assists Per Game:
James van Riemsdyk 16th 0.79 apg
Power Play Goals:
James van Riemsdyk 7th 2 shg
Mike Sislo 7th 2 shg
Blake Kessel 27th 3 gwg
Kevin Kapstad 31st 0.65 ppg
Goals Against Average:
Brian Foster 31st 2.48
Brian Foster 30th .915
Brian Foster 20th .614
Scoring Offense 27th 2.92 gpg
Scoring Defense 34th 2.88gapg
Scoring Margin 34th -0.04
Power Play 49th 12.8
Penalty Kill 38th 81.8
Combined Special Teams 49th 46.6
Team Winning Percentage 19th .577
WHERE UNH IS RANKED IN HOCKEY EAST (2/9):
Overall HE games
Goals/per game 2.92/5th 2.63/6th
GAA 2.88/9th 2.84/8th
Power Play 12.8/9th 12.6/9th
Penalty Kill 81.8/8th 83.2/6th
Special Teams Net -6/7th -1/6th
1st Period Scoring 21/6th 12/6th
2nd Period Scoring 26/4th 17/5th
3rd Period Scoring 28/4th 20/5th
WILDCAT AWARDS: Here is a list of awards that Wildcat players have won to date this season:
Player Award Date
J. van Riemsdyk CHN’s Nat. Plys to Watch 10-4-08
Joe Charlebois CHN’s Nat. Plys to Watch 10-4-08
Brian Foster CHN’s Nat. Plys to Watch 10-4-08
Brian Foster HE Def. Player of the Week 10-20-08
Brian Foster Inside Hockey Play. of the Week 10-20-08
Brian Foster HE Goalie of the Month October
Brian Foster HE Def. Player of the Week 12-8-08
Mike Sislo HE Player of the Week 12-15-08
Mike Sislo INCH Nat. Player of the Week 12-16-08
Mike Sislo HE Player of the Month December
Greg Collins HE Player of the Week 1-5-09
J. van Riemsdyk Walter Brown Semifinalist 2-2-09
WILDCATS PICKED THIRD IN HOCKEY EAST POLL: UNH was picked third in the Hockey East preseason Coaches’ Poll, which was announced Sept. 29 at the league’s annual media day at Legends Restaurant at the TD Banknorth Garden.
2008-09 Hockey East Men’s Preseason Coaches Poll
Rk. Team (FPV) Pts
1. Boston College (6) 86
2. Boston University (3) 80
3. New Hampshire (1) 78
4. Northeastern 62
5. Vermont 58
6. Massachusetts 48
7. UMass-Lowell 46
8. Providence 34
9. Maine 28
10. Merrimack 20
HOME SWEET HOME: UNH is in its 14th season of play at the Whittemore Center in 2008-09, posting a 10-2-1 at Towse Rink.UNH owns a 180-50-20 all-time record in 14 seasons of play at the Whittemore Center with 162 sellouts during that time in 250 all-time games.
THE DICK UMILE ERA: Dick Umile, a five-time Hockey East Coach of the Year, enters his 19th season as the head coach of the UNH Wildcats. He recently earned his fourth Leonard Fowle New England Coach of the Year award. After signing a long-term contract in 2000, Umile will conclude his coaching career at his alma mater. During his time spent at UNH, Umile has molded UNH hockey into one of the top programs in all of Division I hockey, guiding the Wildcats to four Frozen Four appearances, 14 NCAA tournament appearances and 18 Hockey East championship tournament showings in his 18-year career in Durham. In addition, Umile has posted 16 20-victory campaigns over the span of 18 seasons, including a current streak of 12 20-win seasons and back-to-back 25-plus win seasons. Umile is now the winningest coach in the history of UNH hockey with 424 career victories. He surpassed legendary coach Charlie Holt on Feb. 16, 2005 in a 6-1 victory at Merrimack at Thom Lawler Arena in North Andover, Mass. Umile ranks third among active NCAA coaches with a .653 winning percentage and on the active victories list his 424 victories ranks eighth among NCAA coaches. He has been named Coach of the Year a total of 10 times in his career, including New England honors four times. Umile’s five Hockey East Coach of the Year Awards is an all-time league best. Last season Umile led the Wildcats to a 25-10-3 record, including a program-record 19 Hockey East wins en route to a 19-5-3 record in league play, which earned UNH the regular season title for the second season in a row. Umile captured his 400th career victory Oct. 19, 2007 against Boston University. Umile coached four All-Americans in Kevin Regan, Mike Radja, Matt Fornataro, and Brad Flashains, which was the first time in school history that four players received that honor.
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 against 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-plus wins, including the last 12 consecutive seasons.
‘CATS SELECTED IN THE NHL DRAFT: Six current UNH players have been selected in the National Hockey League draft.Joe Charlebois (Chicago), Phil DeSimone (Washington), Brian Foster (Florida), Blake Kessel (N.Y. Islanders), Peter LeBlanc (Chicago) and James van Riemsdyk (Philadelphia) have all been taken.
‘CATS IN THE PROS: Here is a listing of former Wildcats playing professional hockey:
Justin Aikins: Sport Vaasan Mestis(FIN)
Travis Banga: Texas Brahmas (CHL)
Eric Boguniecki: Iowa Chops (AHL)
A.J. Bucchino: Amarillo Gorillas (CHL)
Ty Conklin: Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Matt Dzieduszycki: Hannover Scorpions (DEL)
Matt Fornataro: Worcester Sharks (AHL)
Lanny Gare: Bad Nauheim EC (GerObL)
Darren Haydar: Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
Brett Hemingway: Alaska Aces (ECHL)
Colin Hemingway: Alaska Aces (ECHL)
Mark Kolanos: Arizona Sun Dogs (CHL)
Jason Krog: Vancouver Canucks (NHL)/Manitoba Moose (AHL)*
Nathan Martz: Alba Volan Szekeshfehervar (Austria)
Jacob Micflikier: Rochester Americans (AHL)
Mark Mowers: Fribourg-Gotteron (Swiss NL)
Chris Murray: Charlotte Checkers (AHL)
Bryan Muir: Frankfurt Lions (DEL)
Eric Nickulas: Ingolstadt ERC (DEL)
Josh Prudden: Sport Vaasan Metis (FIN)
Mike Radja: Rockford Ice Hogs (AHL)
Kevin Regan: Boston Bruins (NHL)/Alaska Aces (ECHL)*
Steve Saviano: Tappara Tampere (FNL)
Tyler Scott: Bakersfield Condors (ECHL)
Trevor Smith: New York Islanders (NHL)/Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)*
Mike Souza: Cortina SG (Italy)
Garrett Stafford: Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
Craig Switzer: Elmira Jackals (ECHL)
Tyson Teplitsky: Cardiff Devils (EIHL)
Daniel Winnik: Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
*=spent time in the NHL during 2008-09 season
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 WGIR 610AM in Manchester; WNTK 99.7 FM in New London; WCNL 1010AM in Newport; and WUVR-1490AM in Lebanon. WNTK offers streaming audio of network broadcasts at www.wntk.com. Dan Parkhurst will once again be handling the majority of the play-by-play, while Pete Webster will be doing the color commentating. Webster has been anouncing Wildcat hockey for 15 years since the 1993-94 season.
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.
UNH HOCKEY ON TELEVISION: UNH will have 12 games broadcast live on TV in 2008-09.NESN will air five games, while three will air on ESPNU and two on both CN8 and FSN-North Minnesota.
DATE GAME Channel Result
OCT. 19 BOSTON U. ESPNU W, 2-1
OCT. 26 @ ST. Lawrence ESPNU L, 1-4
Oct. 31 NORTHEASTERN CN8 W, 4-2
NOV. 7 @ Minnesota Fox Sports North-MN T, 2-2
NOV. 8 @ Minnesota Fox Sports North-MN L, 2-6
DEC. 6 UMASS-LOWELL CN8 W, 3-2
JAN. 4 @ Maine ESPNU W, 5-4
JAN. 23 @Boston U. NESN L, 0-5
JAN. 24 BOSTON U. NESN L, 1-3
FEB. 6 MAINE NESN W, 4-1
FEB. 20 BOSTON COLLEGE NESN
FEB. 28 MERRIMACK NESN
THE DICK UMILE SHOW ON RADIO: The Coach’s Show featuring UNH men’s hockey head coach Dick Umile, with hosts Andy Schachat and D. Ellis is broadcast on Mondays live from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on WTSN-1270 AM (Dover, N.H.), simulcasted on WGIR- 610 AM (Manchester, N.H.) and on www.wtsn1270.com from 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.
WATCH ALL THE ACTION WITH THE UNHWILDCATS.TV: After an extremely successful first season, UNH and Pack Network have once again partnered to provide online video streaming of UNH’s seven ticketed sports for the upcoming 2008-09 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.