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     DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire Athletic Director Marty Scarano has announced the release of the State of Athletics, which highlights the 2008-09 Wildcat season. Within this report you will find team-by-team accomplishments, both in the field of competition and in the classroom that will illustrate another highly successful year in Wildcat athletics.




DURHAM, N.H. – A pair of University of New Hampshire men’s hockey alumni recently signed professional contracts. Former teammates Jason Krog (Fernie, B.C.) and Darren Haydar (Milton, Ontario) inked NHL deals with the Atlanta Thrashers and Colorado Avalanche, respectively.




DURHAM, N.H. -- UNH Athletics has announced that Varsity Club seats for the 2009-10 men's hockey season are available and on-sale now. According to Dot Sheehan, the Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Relations, "Each year a very limited number of seats become available for sale. This offering has been extremely popular since the Club's inception seven years ago.




MONTREAL – Incoming freshman Cam Reid (Delta, B.C.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was selected by the Nashville Predators with the 192nd pick in the seventh round of the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft on Saturday afternoon at Bell Center in Montreal.




DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire Athletic Department has announced that men's and women's hockey season ticket renewals are now being accepted.  Current season ticket holders can renew their season tickets by accessing their My Wildcats Account.  NOTE: If you have changed your address since last season, please email UNH.Tickets@unh.edu with your name and updated address.




WAKEFIELD, Mass. – The Hockey East Association announced Monday, June 8 the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey program placed eight of its student-athletes on the 94-player Hockey East All-Academic Team.




DURHAM, N.H. – Dick Umile, head coach of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team, has announced the eight-member incoming freshman class of 2009 Tuesday afternoon. Austin Block (Northridge, Calif.), Greg Burke (Lee, N.H.), Connor Hardowa (Edmonton, Alberta), John Henrion (Holden, Mass.), Ansel Ivens-Anderson (Pound Ridge, N.Y.), Brett Kostolansky (Denver, Colo.), Scott Pavelski (Plover, Wis.) and Cam Reid (Delta, B.C.) comprise the Wildcats’ freshman class for the upcoming 2009-10 season.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire Athletic Department has announced that men's and women's hockey season ticket renewals will begin on Wednesday, June 10 at 10 a.m.  Current season ticket holders can renew their season tickets by accessing their My Wildcats Account.  NOTE: If you have changed your address since last season, please email UNH.Tickets@unh.edu with your name and updated address.  Without your current information, your renewal information WILL be delayed in the mail.




MANCHESTER, N.H. – The New Hampshire Legends of Hockey (NHLH) announced Friday, May 22 that University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey head coach Dick Umile was among a group of seven Hall of Fame inductees for 2009. In addition, former Wildcat assistant coach and longtime voice of the team Bob Norton will also be inducted. Details of the Induction Ceremony including the date, time and location will be released at a later date by the NHLH.




2009-10 Schedule
DURHAM, N.H. —
Dick Umile, head coach of the University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team, recently announced the team’s schedule for the 2009-10 season.

Last season, UNH advanced to the NCAA Northeast Regional final for the first time since 2005 and captured its 13th-straight 20-win season. The Wildcats advanced to the NCAA tournament for the eighth-straight season, a feat accomplished by only UNH and Michigan. The Wildcats will open the 2009-10 season at home with an exhibition match against Acadia University Saturday, Oct. 3 (7 p.m.) during homecoming weekend, and will officially kick off the regular season on Oct. 10 (4 p.m.) at the Rensselaer. UNH opens its home slate with national championship finalist Miami University for a two-game home set Oct. 16-17 at Whittemore Center.




DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team will participate in the Bobcat Bolt 5K/10K road race on Saturday, May 9 (9 a.m.) to honor the memory of Nate and Josh Hardy, sons of Donna and Steve Hardy. Donna worked in the Department of Psychology at the University for many years and Steve is the Faculty Athletics Representative for the NCAA and a sport studies professor at UNH. Josh died of brain cancer in 1993. Nate, a Navy SEAL, was killed in Iraq in February 2008. The UNH team dedicated their 2008-09 season to honor Nate's memory and will run for him this weekend.




DURHAM, N.H. -- University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey senior defenseman Kevin Kapstad (Boxboro, Mass.) has signed a contract to play for SC Riessersee of the 2.Bundesliga league (2.GBun), Germany’s second tier league. Kapstad agreed to terms on a one-year deal that will begin on Aug. 1. He will join the Blue Angels for the start of the 2009-10 season. Former Wildcat Gordie Clark (1971-74) also played for SC Riessersee toward the end of his long professional career.




DURHAM, N.H.— Junior netminder Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team was presented the Roger A. Leclerc Award as the team's Most Valuable Player for the 2008-09 season, announced at the annual team awards banquet Saturday afternoon at the Whittemore Center.




PHILADELPHIA – Senior defenseman Jamie Fritsch (Odenton, Md.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was signed Sunday, April 12  by the Philadelphia Flyers and was put right to work playing in the regular-season finale against the New York Rangers. The Rangers won the finale, 4-3, at Wachovia Center, but Fritsch was on the ice for two of the Flyers' three goals and skated a +1 overall.




INDIANAPOLIS– Senior defenseman Jamie Fritsch (Odenton, Md.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was recently added to the East’s squad for the 2009 Frozen Four Skills Challenge in Washington, D.C. at Verizon Center on Friday, April 10. Fritsch joins UNH woman’s player Sam Faber, who was selected to compete in the Skills Challenge back in early March.




BOSTON – Sophomore forward James van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) was among 12 players named to the New England Division I All-Star team. The announcements were made on Thursday (April 2) and will be presented at the New England Hockey Writers annual awards banquet on Monday, April 13 at the Prince Restaurant in Saugus, Mass.




PHILADELPHIA – Sophomore forward James van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team has decided to forego his last two seasons as a Wildcat to sign a contract with the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League.

van Riemsdyk is expected to be assigned to the Philadelphia Phantoms of the American Hockey League. He was the second overall pick of the Flyers in the 2007 NHL Draft, becoming the highest drafted Wildcat in program history.




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MANCHESTER, N.H. – Jason Lawrence scored a power-play goal with 15 seconds remaining in regulation to lift No. 1-ranked and top-seeded Boston University to a 2-1 victory against 12th-ranked University of New Hampshire in Sunday’s Northeast Regional final of the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship at the Verizon Wireless Arena.




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MANCHESTER, N.H. – Junior forward Peter LeBlanc (Hamilton, Ontario) scored two goals, including the game winner in overtime, and junior netminder Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) made 40 saves to propel the University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team to a 6-5 overtime win against the University of North Dakota on Saturday afternoon in the first NCAA Northeast Regional semifinal game at the Verizon Wireless Arena.
    The Wildcats win their first ever NCAA tournament meeting with North Dakota to improve to 20-12-5 overall on the season. UNH posts a 20-win campaign for the 13th- consecutive year, which is the second longest active streak in the nation, while Head Coach Dick Umile earns his 17th 20-win season in 19 years of coaching at UNH. The Fighting Sioux fall to 24-15-4 on the season.




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DURHAM, N.H. — The 12th-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team will compete in the NCAA's for an eighth-straight season when it opens play at the NCAA Northeast Regional on Saturday, March 28 (2 p.m.) against seventh-ranked North Dakota. For the third time in program history, UNH will serve as the regional host at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. The third-seeded Wildcats and second-seeded Fighting Sioux open Saturday's action at 2 p.m. live on ESPN2, while the day will conclude with top-ranked Boston University against fourth-seeded Ohio State at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN2. The winners of both first round games will meet in the regional final on Sunday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m. live on ESPNU.




MANCHESTER, N.H. — While the games are still a day away, the excitement continues to build leading into the 2009 NCAA Northeast Regional at Verizon Wireless Arena. Today all four teams will skate at the arena (closed to the public) and will answer questions from the media in the annual media day leading into the tournament. Tournament host and third-seeded New Hampshire will open the day with an 11:30 a.m. practice followed by a media press conference. For audio clips from the conferences, quote sheets and much more log on to the Tournament Headquarters page. Fans can still purchase tickets for all the action by clicking here. Single session packages are available for $46 for either day, while fans may also purchase a three-game weekend package for $82.




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DURHAM, N.H.—
The University of New Hampshire, host of the 2009 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Northeast Regional Championships at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. this weekend (March 28-29), announced today that it is splitting the original ticket package.
    Fans now have the option to buy the entire three-game package for the original price of $82, or they can buy daily sessions for $46 per day. Saturday includes the two first-round contests being played at 2 p.m. (North Dakota vs. New Hampshire) and 5:30 p.m. (Boston University vs. Ohio State). Sunday features the second round battle between the winners of the Saturday games at 5:30 p.m. The winner goes on to compete in the Frozen Four in Washington, D.C.
    Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling (603) 868-7300, or by visiting the Verizon Wireless Arena Box Office in person.
UNH will not have tickets for sale.




DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire athletic department announced that Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant located at 1037 Elm Street in Manchester, N.H. will be the site of the “UNH Fan Headquarters” for the 2009 NCAA® Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament Northeast Regional this weekend. The restaurant’s doors will open at 12 p.m. Saturday and fans are encouraged to dine prior to the Wildcats’ regional semifinal game versus North Dakota at 2 p.m. For the pep rally portion of the celebration, the UNH “Beast of the East” pep band and mascot Wild E. Cat will make an appearance before the game and servers will wear UNH hockey hats all weekend long. Margarita’s is a long-time corporate partner of UNH Athletics and was the site of the “Fan Headquarters” for the 2007 NCAA Northeast Regional event.




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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The NCAA Division I men’s hockey selection committee announced live on ESPN2 on Sunday morning that the No. 11-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team will face fifth-ranked North Dakota (24-14-4) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in the Northeast Regional Saturday, March 28 at 2 p.m. (EST) at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. UNH will serve as the regional host for the third time in program history.




CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore forward James van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was honored as an All-Hockey East Second Team selection at the annual league banquet at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Thursday night in Cambridge. In addition, Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) was named to the Hockey East Honorable Mention team, while Alan Thompson (Gilford, N.H.) was the first ever recipient of the Hockey East Turfer Athletic Award, given annually to an individual player, coach or team, who best represents the core values of Turfer Athletic: tenacity, commitment and innovation.




DURHAM, N.H. — Six former members of the University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey program were honored as part of the 25th-anniversary of Hockey East celebration by being selected as "Top Players". Three were in a group of the league's Top 25 defenders, while three others were among Hockey East's Top 25 forwards. The announcements were made in the week leading up to the Hockey East Championship (March 9-14). Wildcat netminders Mike Ayers, Ty Conklin and Kevin Regan were selected in the Top 25 defenders, while Darren Haydar, Jason Krog and Mark Mowers were part of the top 25 forwards as announced by Hockey East.




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, N.H. – John Muse stopped all 31 shots he faced, including 15 in the third period, to lift the 18th-ranked Boston College men’s ice hockey team to Saturday night’s 1-0 victory against ninth-ranked University of New Hampshire at the Whittemore Center. BC, which prevailed 5-3 Friday night, wins the best-of-three Hockey East quarterfinal series, 2-0, to advance to the semifinals.
            UNH, the tourney’s third seed, is now 19-12-5 while the sixth-seeded Eagles are 18-13-5.



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, N.H. – Brock Bradford scored two goals and John Muse stopped 39 shots to lead the 18th-ranked Boston College men’s ice hockey team to Friday night’s 5-3 victory against ninth-ranked University of New Hampshire in Game 1 of a best-of-three Hockey East quarterfinal series at the Whittemore Center.
            UNH, the tourney’s third seed by virtue of a 15-8-4 league record, is now 19-11-5 overall. BC, seeded sixth with its 11-11-5 league record, is now 17-13-5 overall. The Eagles built a 4-0 lead midway through the game on the strength of a power-play goal, shorthanded goal and 4x4 goal.



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DURHAM, N.H. --The ninth-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team enters post season play when it entertains defending National Champion and 18th-ranked Boston College in the Hockey East quarterfinals. The third-seeded Wildcats, which earned home-ice advantage for a league best 13th-straight season, open play against the sixth-seeded Eagles on Friday night at 7 p.m. at Whittemore Center. All games in this best-of-three series will be played the Whitt with 7 p.m. starts scheduled for Friday and Saturday as well as Sunday if necessary. All games can be heard on the Wildcat Sports Network with live audio, live stats and live video available online through www.unhwildcats.com.




DURHAM, N.H. -- Tickets for the upcoming Men’s Hockey East Quarterfinals in which UNH will play host Boston College are available for fans to purchase now. The games will be played Friday, March 13th, Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th, (if needed). All games will start at 7:00pm.

Tickets for this game are $21.00 for general admission and $23.00 for reserved seats. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Whittemore Center Box Office during box office hours of 10am-5pm, by calling Ticketmaster at (603) 868-7300, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.




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**Courtesy: Hockey East**
WAKEFIELD, Mass.
- The Hockey East Association announced the field for the upcoming 25th annual Hockey East Tournament and the University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team, which finished as the third seed by virtue of a 15-8-4 record in the league, will match up against sixth-seeded and defending Hockey East and National Champion Boston College. The Eagles finished theregular season with an 11-11-5 record in Hockey East.

The tournament will begin on Friday, March 13 on the campus sites of the top four seeded teams. All series begin on Friday and are best of three series in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs. All quarterfinal games will begin at 7 p.m., except  for the NESN game on Saturday night, which begins at 7:30 p.m (UMass at NU).




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BURLINGTON, Vt. – Greg Collins
(Fairport, N.Y.) scored at 3:44 of overtime to lift the ninth-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey to Saturday night's 6-5 Hockey East win over No. 7 Vermont at Gutterson Fieldhouse in the regular-season finale. With the win, the Wildcats secured the third seed in the upcoming Hockey East Tournament and will host sixth-seeded Boston College next weekend at Whittemore Center. UNH improves to 19-10-5, 15-8-4 Hockey East. The Catamounts are now 20-9-5, 15-8-4 HE. The Wildcats captured the season series (2-1-0), thus earning the third seed in the tournament.




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BURLINGTON, Vt. – Brian Roloff registered a hat trick to lift No. 7 Vermont to a 6-4 win over the ninth-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team Friday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse. The teams will play the regular-season finale Saturday night at 7 p.m.

UNH, which saw its five-game winning streak snapped, drops to 18-10-5, 14-8-4 Hockey East. The Catamounts are now 20-8-5, 15-7-4 HE.




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DURHAM, N.H. --The ninth-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team concludes the regular season with a two game road series at No. 7 Vermont. The Wildcats and Catamounts are tied for third place entering the final weekend of the regular season. The teams will square off Friday & Saturday March 6-7 at 7 p.m. at the Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington, Vt. Both games can be heard on the Wildcat Sports Network with live audio, live stats and live video available online through www.unhwildcats.com.




WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Junior goaltender Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was selected ITECH Hockey East Goalie of the Month for February. The announcement was made Tuesday morning. Foster earns his second goalie of the month award and first since October, 2008.




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, N.H.Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) stopped all 26 shots he faced to record his fifth career shutout and backbone the 10th-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team to Saturday night’s 1-0 Hockey East victory against Merrimack College at the Whittemore Center. The victory secured home ice for UNH, which has a league-best streak of 13th-straight home quarterfinals, in the Hockey East quarterfinals, which will be played March 13-15.

            UNH won its fifth consecutive game to extend its unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1) and improve to 18-9-5 overall, 14-7-4 Hockey East. Merrimack, which has been eliminated from postseason contention, is 8-20-4, 4-18-3.



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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.
 Greg Collins (Fairport, N.Y.) matched a career-high two goals to lift No. 10 University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team to a 4-3 win over Hockey East foe Merrimack College Friday night at Lawler Arena. UNH improves to 17-9-5, 13-7-4 HE, while Merrimack is now 8-19-4, 4-17-3 HE. The Wildcats are winners of four straight.




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DURHAM, N.H. --The 10th-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team enters a weekend home-and-home series with Merrimack College. The Wildcats travel to Merrimack on Friday night at 7 p.m. at Lawler Arena in North Andover, Mass. UNH will play host to the Warriors on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. live on NESN (coverage beginning at 7 p.m.). Doors will open at 6 p.m. on Saturday night at Whittemore Center. Saturday night will also be "Senior Night" when the program will take time in pregame to honor the accomplishments of its seniors. Both games can be heard on the Wildcat Sports Network with live audio, live stats and live video available online at www.unhwildcats.com.




DURHAM, N.H. -- Tickets for the upcoming University of New Hampshire men's hockey game on Saturday, February 28 against Merrimack College (7:30 p.m.) are now available for fans to purchase. Tickets for this game are $21.00 for general admission and $23.00 for reserved seats. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Whittemore Center Box Office during box office hours of 10am-5pm, by calling Ticketmaster at (603) 868-7300, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.




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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – James van Riemsdyk
(Middletown, N.J.) scored a pair of goal to lift the 12th-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team to a 4-2 win and a weekend sweep of Hockey East foe Boston College Saturday night at Conte Forum. UNH improves to 16-9-5, with a 12-7-4 mark in Hockey East. BC is now 13-12-5, 8-10-5 HE. The Wildcats capture the season series by virtue of the weekend sweep and slide into a third-place tie in the Hockey East standings.




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, N.H. – Sophomore forward Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.) had a goal and an assist including the eventual game-winner to propel the No. 12-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team past No. 17 Boston College, 3-2, Friday night at the Whittemore Center.



DURHAM, N.H.-- The University of New Hampshire announced today that Wildcat Sports Properties has added WGIN-AM 930 (Rochester) and WGIP-AM 1540 (Exeter) as flagship stations on the Wildcat Sports Network, joining WGIR-AM 610 (Manchester), which was added last year.  All three stations are part of the Clear Channel family, and this change will go into effect at the beginning of the 2009-2010 athletic season. These three aforementioned stations – along with WUVR-AM 1490 (Lebanon), WNTK-FM 99.7 (New London) and WCNL-AM 1010 (Newport) – will carry the following:  all UNH football broadcasts, men’s hockey broadcasts, football and men’s hockey weekly coaches’ shows, a select number of men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s hockey broadcasts, as well as “Wildcat Sports Today”, a three-minute daily update concerning UNH athletics.




DURHAM, N.H. — Tickets for the upcoming University of New Hampshire men's hockey game on Friday, February 20 against Boston College (7:30 p.m.) are now available for fans to purchase. Tickets for this game are $23.00 for general admission and $25.00 for reserved seats. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Whittemore Center Box Office during box office hours of 10am-5pm, by calling Ticketmaster at (603) 868-7300, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.




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DURHAM, N.H. --The 12th-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team enters a weekend home-and-home series with defending national champion Boston College. The Wildcats will play host to the Eagles on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. live on NESN. Doors will open at 6 p.m. on Friday night at Whittemore Center. The teams will wrap up the home-and-home series on Saturday night in Chestnut Hill (7:00 p.m.). Both games can be heard on the Wildcat Sports Network with live audio, live stats and live video available online at www.unhwildcats.com.




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PROVIDENCE, R.I.
Steve Moses (Leominster, Mass.) scored a career-high two goals to lift the 12th-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team to a 4-2 win over Providence College Saturday evening at the Schneider Arena. The Wildcats improve to 14-9-5, including 10-7-4 in Hockey East, while the Friars fall to 7-17-4, 4-13-4 HE.
    Leading 2-1 entering the third period, it was a pair of UNH goals just 16 seconds apart, which was the difference. The first of the tallies came at 3:20 as Moses scored on the rebound of a Thomas Fortney (Webster Grove, Mo.) shot. Alan Thompson (Gilford, N.H.), who finished with a career-high two assists, was also credited with an assist on the eventual game-winning goal. The second tally came at 3:36 as Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.) scored with assists from Greg Collins (Fairport, N.Y.) and Peter LeBlanc (Hamilton, Ontario) to give the Wildcats a 4-1 lead.




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, N.H.Bobby Butler (Marlboro, Mass.) tallied a goal and two assists for the 12th-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team, but a late two-goal surge by Providence College allowed for a 4-4 tie on Friday evening at the Whittemore Center. The Wildcats move to 13-9-5, including 9-7-4 in Hockey East, while the Friars adjust to 7-16-4, 4-12-4 HE.




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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.




DURHAM, N.H. — Tickets for the upcoming University of New Hampshire men’s hockey game on Friday, February 13 against Providence College (7 p.m.) are now available for fans to purchase.

Tickets for this game are $21.00 for general admission and $23.00 for reserved seats. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Whittemore Center Box Office during box office hours of 10am-5pm, by calling Ticketmaster at (603) 868-7300, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.




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MANCHESTER, N.H.
Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) stopped 22 of 23 shots in goal for the 11th-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team, but University of Maine netminder Scott Darling turned aside all 31 shots he faced to backbone the Black Bears to a 1-0 victory Saturday night  in Hockey East action at the Verizon Wireless Arena.
            UNH, which had won six straight vs. Maine, is now 13-9-4 overall and 9-7-3 in Hockey East. The Black Bears are 12-13-3, 7-10-2.



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, N.H.Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.) and James van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) both recorded a goal and an assist to lead the 11th-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team to Friday night’s 4-1 Hockey East victory against the University of Maine in front of a “White Out the Whitt” capacity crowd of 6,501 at the Whittemore Center.




DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire’s Wildcat Sports Properties and three area State Farm agents have collaborated for the first “Send Love” community-wide valentine’s collection for troops to be held on February 6 at the UNH vs. Maine men’s hockey game.




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DURHAM, N.H. -- The 11th-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team continues its five-game homestand as it plays host to longtime rival Maine in a two-game weekend home series. Friday night's game will be played at the Whittemore Center with a 7:30 p.m. faceoff slated, while Saturday night's game is a 7 p.m. start at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. Friday night's game will be broadcast live on NESN with coverage beginning at 7 p.m., while both games can be heard on the Wildcat Sports Network with live audio, live stats and live video available online at www.unhwildcats.com. Doors will open both nights at 6 p.m.




BOSTON – Sophomore forward James van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team 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.




DURHAM, N.H. -- During Friday night's University of New Hampshire men's hockey game against Vermont, the results of the recent fan balloting for 25th anniversary team were announced. In all, eight Wildcats from the past 25 years were honors as UNH's part of the 25 years of Hockey East.

Fan balloting took place during the entire month of January at www.unhwildcats.com and the results were unveiled during the first intermission on Friday, Jan. 30. Ty Conklin (Anchorage, Alaska) was the fan's vote for top goalie, while Jason Krog (Fergie, B.C.), Darren Haydar (Milton, Ontario), Mark Mowers (Whitesboro, N.Y.) and Mike Radja (Yorkville, Ill.) were voted the top forwards. Steve Saviano (Reading, Mass.) was named the 'fan favorite', while Jayme Filipowicz (Arlington Heights, Ill.) and Garrett Stafford (Los Angeles, Calif.) were tabbed the top defensemen.




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DURHAM, N.H.- Blake Kessel
(Verona, Wisc.) scored the game-winning power play goal with 2:02 remaining in the game to propel the 13th-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team past Hockey East rival No. 6 Vermont, 3-2, Friday Night at the Whittemore Center. This was the first meeting between two teams this season. New Hampshire improves to 12-8-4, 8-6-3 in league play, while Vermont falls to 14-6-4, 9-5-3 in Hockey East.





DURHAM, N.H. –
The University of New Hampshire Department of Athletics proudly announces that events for Go Pink! with the Wildcats will launch this weekend. The first event will take place on Thursday, January 29 with the women’s hockey team facing off against Boston College at the Whittemore Center Arena at 7:00 p.m. The game will celebrate Hockey East’s Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer annual event. There will be a pink team signed stick raffled off at the game as well as an opportunity for fans to purchase pucks for the second intermission chuck-a-puck contest. All proceeds will be donated to benefit breast cancer research. 




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DURHAM, N.H. --
The 13th-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team continues its five-game homestand as it plays host to No. 6 Vermont on Friday night (7 p.m.) at Whittemore Center. Fans are encourage to come and join the Wildcats' celebration of the 25th anniversary of Hockey East. The game can also be heard on the Wildcat Sports Network with live audio, live stats and live video available online at www.unhwildcats.com.




DURHAM, N.H. – Fans it’s time for you to vote your favorite players from the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey as part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Hockey East. Voting is now active and fans can vote for the top forwards, defensemen, goaltender and fan favorite from the past 25 years online. The winners will be announced on Friday, Jan. 30 at the men’s hockey game against Vermont at 7 p.m. at Whittemore Center. Click here to vote.




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, N.H. – Kieran Millan made 29 saves to backstop the second-ranked Boston University men’s ice hockey team to Saturday night’s 3-1 victory against 11th-ranked University of New Hampshire in Hockey East action at the Whittemore Center. UNH, which entered the home-and-home series vs. the Terriers with a seven-game unbeaten streak, is now 11-8-4 overall and 7-6-3 in Hockey East. BU completed the weekend sweep of the Wildcats and continued its success at the Whittemore Center – the Terriers are the only league team with a winning mark (9-7-5) here – to improve to 18-5-1, 11-5-1.




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BOSTON
 –   Colin Wilson scored a pair of goals and Kieran Millan stopped all 22 shots he faced to lift second-ranked Boston University to a 5-0 shutout win over 11th-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team on Friday night at Agganis Arena. UNH moves to 11-7-4, 7-5-3 HE, while BU improves to 17-5-1, 10-5-1 HE.
 



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DURHAM, N.H. -- The 11th-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team looks to build on a seven-game unbeaten streak this weekend as it will play a home-and-home series against Hockey East foe No. 2 Boston University. The Wildcats are unbeaten in their last five against the Terriers (4-0-1) and are unbeaten in six games all time at BU's Agganis Arena (4-0-2). Both games in this marquee matchup will air live on NESN with Friday night's game slated for a 7:30 puck drop at Agganis Arena, pregame coverage beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday night's game at Whittemore Center is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. start. Both games can also be heard on the Wildcat Sports Network with live audio, live stats and live video available online at www.unhwildcats.com.




DURHAM, N.H. — Tickets for the upcoming University of New Hampshire men’s hockey game on Saturday, January 24 against Boston University (7 p.m.) will be available starting Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Tickets for this game are $23.00 for general admission and $25.00 for reserved seats. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Whittemore Center Box Office during box office hours of 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., by calling Ticketmaster at (603) 868-7300, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

This game is the annual “Blue Out the Whit” night and fans are encouraged to wear blue to cheer their ‘Cats on to Victory.




DURHAM, N.H. - The annual Skate with the 'Cats event hosted by the Wildcat Kids' Club was held on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009.  The day was a success with members of the men's and women's ice hockey teams spending the day signing autographs and taking photographs with the Kids' Club members at the Whittemore Center Arena. 




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MANCHESTER, N.H. – Jerry Pollastrone (Revere, Mass.) was one of six Wildcats with at least two points, as he tallied a goal and an assist to propel the 13th-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team to a 6-4 victory against 18th-ranked Dartmouth College in the Battle for the RiverStone Cup VIII at the Verizon Wireless Arena Saturday night. Pollastrone garnered most valuable player honors in the contest between the only two NH Division I hockey programs. 

With the win, the Wildcats improve to 11-6-4 on the season, as they extend their unbeaten streak to seven games (6-0-1). In addition to their unbeaten streak, the Wildcats also improve to 6-2-1 all-time in the Riverstone Series. As for Dartmouth, it falls to 10-6-0 on the season.



WAKEFIELD, Mass. — The Hockey East Association recently announced its Best Defensive Forward was Boston University’s Chris Drury. While Drury emerged from the voting, a pair of Wildcats were in the top 10. Preston Callander (2001-05) and John Sadowski (1996-2000) finished in the top 10 of voting, which included a fan vote and voting from the league’s 25th Anniversary Committee.




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DURHAM, N.H. -- The 13th-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team will conclude non-conference play with the annual fight for New Hampshire bragging rights in the Battle for the Riverstone Cup VIII against instra-state foe No. 18 Dartmouth College on Saturday night at Verizon Wireless Arena. Puck drops at 7 p.m. in Manchester, N.H. The games can also be heard on the Wildcat Sports Network with live audio and live stats available online at www.unhwildcats.com.




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DURHAM, N.H. – Bobby Butler
(Marlboro, Mass.) scored the game-winning power-play goal at 1:36 of overtime to lift the 13th-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team to Saturday night’s 3-2 victory against the University of Massachusetts in Hockey East action at the Whittemore Center.

UNH, which skated to a 2-2 tie at UMass on Friday, extended its unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1) to improve to 10-6-4 overall and 7-4-3 in Hockey East. UMass is now 9-9-2, 4-5-2.




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AMHERST, Mass. –
UMass’ Cory Quirk scored an extra-attacker goal with just four seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime as the 13th-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie with Hockey East foe Massachusetts on Friday night at Mullins Center. UNH moves to 9-6-4, with a 6-4-3 mark in Hockey East. UMass is now 9-8-2, 4-4-2 HE. The teams played to a 1-1 tie back on Oct. 24 in their first meeting.




DURHAM, N.H. -- Tickets for the upcoming University of New Hampshire men’s hockey game on Saturday, January 10 against Massachusetts (7 p.m.) are available for fans to purchase. This Saturday night is the annual Youth Hockey Night and teams may purchase general admission tickets for $10. Limited numbers are still available. Fans may also purchase reserved seat tickets for the regular price of $23.00.




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DURHAM, N.H. -- The 13th-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team looks to build on a four-game winning streak this weekend as it will play a home-and-home series against Hockey East foe Massachusetts. This regional rivalry has really heated up of late and will start on Friday night (7 p.m.) at Mullins Center and will conclude on Saturday night (7 p.m.) at Whittemore Center. The games can also be heard on the Wildcat Sports Network with live audio, live stats and live video available online at www.unhwildcats.com.




WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Senior forward Greg Collins (Fairport, N.Y.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named Hockey East Reebok Player of the Week. The announcement was made on Monday afternoon by the league office.  Collins becomes the first UNH player to win this award since Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.) earned the honor on Dec. 15, 2008.




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ORONO, Maine  –  Trailing 4-2 and short-handed with just over seven minutes remaining in the third, No. 14 University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team rallied with three-straight goals to capture a 5-4 win over the University of Maine on Sunday afternoon at Alfond Arena. Bobby Butler (Marlboro, Mass.) scored the game-winner with 2:21 remaining in the third period. UNH improves to 9-6-3 with a 6-4-2 mark in Hockey East, while Maine is now 10-7-2, 5-5-1 HEA. The Wildcats have now won five-straight against the Black Bears and four in a row at Alfond.




WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Sophomore forward Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was selected as Hockey East Reebok Player of the Month for December. The announcement was made Jan. 2 by the Hockey East league office. Sislo, who was named the National Player of the Week on Dec. 16, becomes the first Wildcat to win Player of the Month honors since Mike Radja in February 2008.




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DURHAM, N.H. -- The 14th-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team jump starts the second half of the season at Hockey East foe Maine. The Wildcats, who ended 2008 winning three-straight and four-of-five, look to build on recent success against the Black Bears. UNH, which has won four-straight and six of seven against Maine, squares off against the Black Bears on Sunday afternoon at Alfond Arena (4 p.m.) live on ESPNU. The game can also be heard on the Wildcat Sports Network with live audio, live stats and live video available online at www.unhwildcats.com.




INCH RELEASE
WAKEFIELD, Mass. –
Sophomore forward Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named Inside College Hockey’s National Player of the Week. The announcement was made on Monday night. Sislo becomes the first UNH player to win this award since Mike Radja earned the honor on February 11.




MANCHESTER, N.H. -- On Monday, Dec. 15, the seniors on the University of New Hampshire men’s and women's hockey teams traveled to the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Manchester, N.H. to drop off over 300 hats as part of Operation Hat Trick program. Players and coaches handed out hats and signed autographs to veterans in attendance. In addition, head coaches Dick Umile and Brian McCloskey along with members of the UNH administration were on hand. The group also toured and visited the recreation therapy department and presented the VA with a check for that program.




WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Sophomore forward Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named Reebok Hockey East Player of the Week. The announcement was made on Monday afternoon. Sislo becomes the first UNH player to win this award since Jerry Pollastrone (Revere, Mass.) earned the honor on March 17.




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DURHAM
, N.H.Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.) tallied a career-high six points on four goals and two assists, while Jerry Pollastrone (Revere, Mass., 2g, 3a) and James van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J., 1g, 4a) each recorded five points to propel the 15th-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team to Thursday night’s 9-4 victory against the College of the Holy Cross in non-conference action at the Whittemore Center.
            UNH outscored the Crusaders 5-0 in the third period to win its third consecutive game and improve to 8-6-3. HC is 5-11-1. The Wildcats lead the all-time series 4-1-0, but the teams have met just twice (UNH 4-1 win in 1986) since the 1958 season.



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DURHAM, N.H. -- The 15th-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team concludes 2008 with a non-conference home game against Holy Cross on Thursday night (7 p.m.) at Whittemore Center. This meeting will be just the fifth all-time meeting between the two regional foes and the first since 1986. UNH holds a 3-1-0 advantage in four prior meetings including three-straight wins. The game will be heard on the Wildcat Sports Network with live audio, live stats and live video available online at www.unhwildcats.com.




WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Junior goaltender Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was Pure Hockey Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week. The announcement was made on Monday afternoon. Foster, who earns this award for the second time this season, shares the honor with Boston University’s Kieran Millan.




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DURHAM
, N.H.Blake Kessel (Verona, Wis.) broke a 2-2 tie with 1:50 remaining in the game and Bobby Butler (Marlboro, Mass.) recorded two assists to lift the 15th-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team to Saturday night’s 3-2 victory against 17th-ranked University of Massachusetts-Lowell in Hockey East action at the Whittemore Center.
            UNH completed the weekend series sweep of the River Hawks – the Wildcats were 2-0 road victors Friday night – to improve to 7-6-3 overall and 5-4-2 in Hockey East. UML is now 8-7-0, 5-5-0.



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LOWELL
, Mass.Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) stopped 29 shots including 15 in the third period to register his fourth career shutout to backbone the 15th-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team to a 2-0 win in Hockey East action Friday night against No. 17 UMass-Lowell at Tsongas Arena. UNH improves to 6-6-3, 4-4-2 HE, while Mass-Lowell is now 8-5-0, 5-3-0 HE.
 
The Wildcats drew first blood as Peter LeBlanc (Hamilton, Ontario) scored an even-strength goal at 11:25 of the first period. The tally, which proved to be the game-winner, was setup by Danny Dries (Lake Orion, Mich.) and Bobby Butler (Marlboro, Mass.), who each had shots on UML netminder Nevin Hamilton that eventually led to the score to give UNH a 1-0 advantage at the first intermission. The Wildcats held a 16-9 advantage in shots in the first period.



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DURHAM, N.H. -- The 15th-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team enters a home-and-home series with 17th-ranked UMass-Lowell.  Friday's game will be the final road game for the Wildcats in 2008. Puck drops at 7 p.m. at Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Mass. Saturday's game will be televised on CN8 with Greg Madden, Bob Norton and Kevin Winter calling all the action. Puck drops at 7 p.m. at Whittemore Center. Friday's game will air on the UNH Sports Radio Network (UNHSN), while Saturday's radio call will be heard over the Internet only at www.unhwildcats.com.




COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Sophomore James van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) and freshman Blake Kessel (Verona, Wis.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team have been named to the 2009 U.S. National Junior Team that will compete in the 2009 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Ottawa, Ontario.




DURHAM, N.H. -- Tickets are now available for the upcoming men’s hockey game against UMass-Lowell on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Whittemore Center. Reserved tickets are $23.00 and general admission tickets are $21.00. Fans may purchase tickets at the Whittemore Center Box Office starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com or by clicking here.




FROM HOCKEY EAST OFFICE
WAKEFIELD, MASS. --
The Hockey East Association is pleased to announce that tickets to the 2009 Hockey East Championship Tournament will go on sale Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11:00 a.m. at the TD Banknorth Garden box office. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (617) 931-2000. This year’s event is Hockey East’s 25th tournament.




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DURHAM, N.H. –
Despite holding a 3-2 advantage early in the third period, it was a pair of late goals that lifted Merrimack College to a 4-3 victory over the No. 15 University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team at the Whittemore Center Saturday night.

The loss, which was UNH’s first home loss during the 2008-09 season (5-1-1), drops the Wildcats to 5-6-3 on the season, 3-4-2 HEA, while Merrimack improves to 4-7-3 overall, 2-6-2 in Hockey East play.




WAKEFIELD, Mass. – On Nov. 26, the Hockey East Association announced the Hockey East's Best Goal Scorer as part of the 25th Anniversary celebration and UNH's Jason Krog (1995-99) was among the top 10 in that category. Boston College's Brian Gionta was named the top goal scorer as chosen in vote comprised of Hockey East fans and members of the league's 25th Anniversary Committee, while Krog was among a list of nine others that emerged to the top.

 




DURHAM, N.H. – General Admission, standing room and reserved tickets are available for the University of New Hampshire men's hockey game on Saturday, Nov. 29 against Merrimack College at the Whittemore Center. Game time is 7 p.m.

The game is “Thanksgiving Ticket Deal” and general admission tickets are available for $10, while supplies last. Fans may purchase tickets for $21 for GA after the ticket deal runs out, reserved tickets are available for $23 and can purchase tickets by calling 603.868.7300, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by visiting the box office during business hours.




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DURHAM, N.H. --The fifteenth-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team will play host to Hockey East foe Merrimack on Saturday night (7 p.m.). The game will be broadcast by the Wildcat Sports Radio Network. Log on to www.unhwildcats.com for links to live stats, live video and live audio broadcasts.




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DURHAM
, N.H.Danny Dries (Lake Orion, Mich.) scored a pair of second-period goals to pace a three-goal second and lift the 13th-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team to a 4-3 win over Providence College in Hockey East action on Saturday night at Whittemore Center.
 
UNH, which remains unbeaten at home a 5-0-1, improves to 5-5-3 with a 3-3-2 record in Hockey East. Providence is now 2-9-1, 0-8-1 HE.



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BOSTON –
With the game tied 1-1 midway through the third period, it was a pair of late goals that lifted fifth-ranked Northeastern University to a 3-2 win over the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team in front of 4,788 fans at Matthews Arena on Friday night. UNH moves to 4-5-3 with a 2-3-2 record in Hockey East, while the Huskies are now 8-2-2, 6-2-1 HE.




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DURHAM, N.H. --The thirteenth-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team concludes its six-game road swing on Friday night at Northeastern (7 p.m.) and will return home for the first time this month as it plays host to Providence College on Saturday (7 p.m.). Both game will be broadcast by the Wildcat Sports Radio Network. Log on to www.unhwildcats.com for links to live stats, live video and live audio broadcasts.




DURHAM, N.H – Tickets are still available for the upcoming men’s hockey game against Providence College on Saturday, November 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $23.00 for reserved seats, and $21.00 for general admission/standing room tickets. Fans may purchase tickets by calling Ticketmaster at 603-868-7300, by visiting the Whittemore Center Box Office starting at 10:00am on Wednesday morning, or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com and search for UNH Wildcats Hockey.
 




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CHESTNUT HILL
, Mass. – Boston College used a five-goal second period to erase a 3-0 deficit and capture an 8-6 win over the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team on Saturday night in Hockey East action in front of 5,417 at Conte Forum.
 
UNH falls to 4-4-2 overall with a 2-2-2 mark in Hockey East, while BC is now 6-3-1, 4-2-1 HE.



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LOWELL
, Mass. – UMass-Lowell scored eight goals including three in the first and third periods to capture a decisive, 8-3, win over fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team on Friday night at Tsongas Arena. UNH moves to 4-3-3 with a 2-1-2 record in Hockey East, while the River Hawks are now 4-4-0, 2-2-0 HE.
 
UMass-Lowell’s Kory Falite recorded his first career hat trick and added an assist, while Matt Ferreira scored a pair of two goals. UNH's Danny Dries (Lake Orion, Mich.) matched a career high with two goals for the Wildcats.



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DURHAM, N.H. --
The fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team continues its six-game road swing with a pair of Hockey East games. The Wildcats will travel to play UMass-Lowell on Friday night (7 p.m.) at Tsongas Arena and will play the defending National Champion and sixth-ranked Boston College on Saturday night (7 p.m.) at Conte Forum. Both game will be broadcast by the Wildcat Sports Radio Network. Log on to www.unhwildcats.com for links to live stats, live video and live audio broadcasts.

 




DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire athletic department recently announced the creation of a special project called “Operation Hat Trick,” an initiative that will give hats to injured military personnel.




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MINNEAPOLIS
, Minn. – With the game tied 2-2 entering the third period, Minnesota erupted for four goals to lift the fourth-ranked Gophers to a 6-2 win over the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team on Saturday night at Mariucci Arena. UNH moves to 4-2-3, while the Gophers are now 5-0-3.




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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) stopped a season-high 39 shots including four in overtime to help the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team skate to a 2-2 tie with No. 4 Minnesota on Friday night in front of a sellout crowd of 10,246 at Mariucci Arena. UNH moves to 4-1-3, while the Gophers are now 4-0-3.
 
Foster recorded double figure saves in each of the first three period, while Minnesota’s Alex Kangas turned away 37 shots including 15 in the first stanza.



WAKEFIELD, Mass. – On Thursday, the Hockey East Association announced the first honoree in the league’s 25th Anniversary celebration as Providence College’s Chris Terreri was named Hockey East’s Top Goalie in a vote comprised of Hockey East fans and members of the league’s 25th Anniversary Committee. The Wildcats were the best represented team in the Top 10 list with three netminders honored: Mike Ayers (UNH, 2000-04), Ty Conklin (UNH, 1998-2001) and Kevin Regan (UNH, 2004-08).

Terreri, however, also has ties to UNH as he played at Providence College with Associate Head Coach David Lassonde, while UNH Head Coach Dick Umile and Associate Head Coach Scott Borek were on the coaching staff at PC.




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DURHAM, N.H. -- The fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team hits the road for a pair of road games at No. 4 Minnesota this weekend. The Golden Gophers are one of six unbeaten teams in the nation and are in first place all alone in the highly contested WCHA. Both games will air on Fox Sports North and will be covered locally by the Wildcats Sports Radio Network. Puck drops Friday night at 8 p.m. (EST) and 7 p.m. (EST) on Saturday night at Mariucci Arena. Log on to www.unhwildcats.com for links to live stats and live audio broadcasts.




WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Junior goaltender Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was ITECH Hockey East Goalie of the Month for October. The announcement was made on Tuesday morning. Foster becomes the first Wildcat netminder to win this award since Kevin Regan in February, 2008.




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BOSTON –
The sixth-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie on Saturday evening against ninth-ranked Northeastern University at the Matthews Arena.

UNH, which is unbeaten in its last nine games at Matthews’ (7-0-2), moves to 5-1-2 overall and 2-0-2 in Hockey East, while NU is now 5-1-2, 4-1-1. The Wildcats remain unbeaten in Hockey East through four games for the first time since 2003-04.




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DURHAM, N.H. -- The sixth-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team enters a home-and-home series with ninth-ranked Northeastern University. Friday's game will be televised on CN8 with Greg Madden, Bob Norton and Kevin Winter calling all the action. Puck drops at 7 p.m. at Whittemore Center. The game will be broadcast on the UNH Sports Radio Network (UNHSN) with live audio and live stats at www.unhwildcats.com and  will be streamed live on the internet at www.unhwildcats.tv. The teams will meet again on Saturday at Matthews Arena. Game time is 7 p.m.




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DURHAM
, N.H. – Sophomore forward Phil DeSimone (East Amherst. N.Y.) scored the game-winning goal with 2:55 left in the game to give the sixth-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team a 4-2 over No. 9 Northeastern in front of a sellout crowd of 6,501 at the Whittemore Center Arena on Friday night.




By Christina Coleman, UNH Athletic Media Relations
The University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team lost five seniors to graduation last year, including an All-America goaltender in Kevin Regan, All-America defensemen Brad Flaishans, and Hockey East Second Team honoree Craig Switzer. Some questions arose regarding the Wildcats’ blueline, but so far this season, the defense has been solid.




DURHAM, N.H. – Tickets are still available for the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey game this Friday, October 31st at 7 p.m. against ninth-ranked Northeastern University at the Whittemore Center Arena.
 
Tickets for the game are $23.00 for reserved seats. Fans may purchase tickets in-person at the Whittemore Center Box Office starting Wednesday morning at 10am, or by calling Ticketmaster at (603) 868-7300, or by visiting Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmaster.com.
 
For more information, please visit www.unhwildcats.com.




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CANTON, N.Y. – Zach Miskovic scored a pair of goals to help St. Lawrence University  capture a 4-1 win over the third-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team on Sunday night at Appleton Arena. UNH drops its first game of the season and moves to 3-1-1, while the Saints are now 3-2-0, having won three straight.

UNH netminder Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) stopped 31 shots, including 14 and 12, respectively, in the first and second stanzas. St. Lawrence goalie Alex Petizian turned away 28 shots, 10 each in the first two periods.



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DURHAM, N.H. -- The third-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team will travel to ECAC foe St. Lawrence (2-2-0, 0-0-0 ECAC) on Sunday night (7:30 p.m.) for a nationally televised game on ESPNU with Dan Parkhurst and Ken Hodge Jr. calling all the action. The game will be broadcast on the UNH Sports Radio Network (UNHSN) with live audio at www.unhwildcats.com.




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DURHAM
, N.H.Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.), the reigning Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week, recorded 38 saves to lead the third-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team to Friday night’s 1-1 tie in Hockey East action against the University of Massachusetts at the Whittemore Center. UNH remains unbeaten on the season at 3-0-1 overall and 1-0-1 in Hockey East. UMass is now 2-1-1, 0-0-1.



DURHAM, N.H. – Junior goaltender Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named Pure Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week and Inside Hockey’s National College Player of the Week. The announcements were made on Monday afternoon.

Foster posted a pair of wins including his third career shut out against Rensselaer and a critical Hockey East win over Boston University. Foster made 47 saves on 48 shots and has allowed one goal or less in each of his starts this season. The junior netminder had 17 saves Friday and 31 on Sunday including 17 in the second stanza, for the Wildcats. The lone goal allowed Sunday was a 5-3 opportunity for the Terriers. Foster ranks fourth nationally with a 0.64 GAA, fifth in save percentage .975 and first in win percentage 1.000.




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DURHAM, N.H. – Brian Foster
(Pembroke, N.H.) recorded 31 saves, including 17 in the second period, to lift the sixth-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team to Sunday evening’s 2-1 Hockey East victory against fifth-ranked Boston University at the Whittemore Center.

UNH, with its fourth consecutive win in the series vs. the Terriers, improved to 3-0-0 overall and 1-0-0 in Hockey East while BU suffered its first loss of the season and is now 3-1-0, 1-1-0.




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DURHAM, N.H. -- The sixth-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team will open Hockey East play on Sunday afternoon (5 p.m.) against No. 5 Boston University. Sunday's game will be nationally televised on ESPNU with Justin Kutcher and Damian DiGiulian calling all the action. The game will be broadcast on the UNH Sports Radio Network (UNHSN) with live audio and live stats at www.unhwildcats.com and  will be streamed live on the internet at www.unhwildcats.tv.




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DURHAM
, N.H.Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.) made 17 saves to record his third career shutout and backbone the sixth-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team to Friday night’s 1-0 non-conference victory against Rensselaer Polytech Institute at the Whittemore Center.
            UNH improves to 2-0-0 while Rensselaer falls to 0-2-0. It is Foster’s first shutout since Dec. 8, 2006 vs. St. Lawrence, and UNH last shut out an opponent Feb. 22, 2008 at Boston College.



DURHAM, N.H. – Tickets for the two upcoming men’s hockey games this weekend are available for the public to purchase, starting at 10am on Wednesday morning. Tickets to the Rensselaer game on Friday, October 17th are $23.00 for reserved seats and $21.00 for general admission/standing room tickets. On Sunday the Wildcats will take on Boston University at 5:00pm, and tickets are $25.00 for reserved seats and $23.00 for general admission/standing room. To purchase tickets, fans may visiting the Whittemore Center Box Office at 10:00am, call Ticketmaster at (603) 868-7300, or visit www.ticketmaster.com.




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DURHAM, N.H. – James van Riemsdyk
(Middletown, N.J.) and Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.) netted second-period goals 39-second apart to propel the seventh-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team to Saturday night’s 5-1 non-conference victory against 14th-ranked University of Wisconsin at the Whittemore Center. UNH won its eighth consecutive season opener and is now unbeaten in 12 straight season openers (11-0-1). Wisconsin is 0-2-0 on the year.




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DURHAM, N.H. -- The seventh-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team opens the 2008-09 season on Saturday night with a non-conference match up against WCHA-foe No. 14 Wisconsin. The Wildcats, who were picked third in the preseason Hockey East poll, are in search of their third-consecutive Hockey East regular season title. Puck drops at 7 p.m. at the Whittemore Center. The game will be broadcast on the UNH Sports Radio Network (UNHSN) with live audio and live stats at www.unhwildcats.com. The game will be streamed live on the internet at www.unhwildcats.tv.




DURHAM, N.H. – Reserved seats, General Admission and Standing Room tickets are available for the University of New Hampshire men's hockey game on Saturday, Oct. 11 against Wisconsin at the Whittemore Center. Game time is 7 p.m.

For this game, the reserved seats will be $25.00 and the general admission and standing room tickets are $23.00. Fans can purchase tickets by calling (603) 868-7300 or by visiting the Whittemore Center Box Office, Monday through Friday, 10am – 5pm.




Box Score
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, N.H. – James van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.), Peter LeBlanc (Hamilton, Ontario) and Phil DeSimone (East Amherst, N.Y.) each recorded three points to propel the seventh-ranked University of New Hampshire ice hockey team to Saturday night’s 8-4 victory against St. Francis Xavier in an exhibition game at the Whittemore Center.
 
            DeSimone tallied two goals and an assist while LeBlanc finished with a goal and two assists and van Riemsdyk had three assists. Bobby Butler (Marlboro, Mass.; two goals), Mike Sislo (Superior, Wisc.; goal, assist) and Joe Charlebois (Potsdam, N.Y.; two assists) also finished with multiple points. Thomas Fortney (Webster Grove, Mo.) and Alan Thompson (Gilford, N.H.) accounted for UNH’s other goals and five ‘Cats tallied single assists.



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DURHAM, N.H. -- The seventh-ranked University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team opens the 2008-09 season on Saturday night with an exhibition game against St. Francis Xavier. The Wildcats, who were picked third in the preseason Hockey East poll, are in search of their third-consecutive Hockey East regular season title. Puck drops at 7 p.m. at the Whittemore Center. The game will be broadcast on the UNH Sports Radio Network (UNHSN) with live audio and live stats at www.unhwildcats.com.




DURHAM, N.H. – General Admission, standing room and reserved tickets are available for the University of New Hampshire men's hockey exhibition game on Saturday, Oct. 4 against St. Francis Xavier at the Whittemore Center. Game time is 7 p.m.

The game is “Friends and Family Night” and general admission tickets are available for the buy one, get one half off price. Fans may purchase tickets for $21.00 and get the other one at the $10.50 value. Those seats are GA only.




BOSTON – The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was picked to third in the Hockey East preseason Coaches’ Poll, which was announced on Monday afternoon at the league’s annual media day at Legends Restaurant at the TD Banknorth Garden.

The Wildcats garnered 78 points in the poll and received one first-place vote, which was good enough for third place outdistancing fourth-place Northeasrtern by 16 points. UNH is just eight points behind defending National Champion Boston College (86) and two behind Boston University (80). The ‘Cats have captured back-to-back regular-season titles  by posting a combined 37-12-5 record in league play over the past two season, including a program-best 19 wins last season.




COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team, which won back-to-back Hockey East regular season titles in 2007 and 2008, received 287 total points to rank seventh in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’s College Hockey Preseason Poll that was released Monday.
     UNH, which ended the 2008 season ranked at No. 6 and advanced to NCAA postseason play for the seventh consecutive year, plays St. Francis Xavier in an Oct. 4 exhibition game at the Whittemore Center. The Wildcats open the 2008-09 season October 11 at home against 13th-ranked University of Wisconsin. Both games begin at 7p.m.




DURHAM, N.H.—The University of New Hampshire athletic department released the nine names of those being inducted into the Hall Of Fame in 2008. The announcement was made today by UNH Director of Athletics Marty Scarano.
    The inductees will be honored on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 at the Hall of Fame Banquet, which will be held in Huddleston Hall. The event is set to begin at 6 p.m.
This year’s class includes;Ty Conklin ’01 (men’s ice hockey), Grover Daniels ’79 (men’s skiing), Stacy Fimple-Glidden ’96 (Field Hockey), David Gamble ’93 (football), Theresa Redmond-Stevens ’83 (women’s basketball), Mary Beth Sydlowski-Pichette ’92 (women’s soccer), Kate Scanlon-Gehn ’92 (women’s crew), Ian Smith ’99 (men’s swimming), and David O’Connor ’66 (football and hockey), who is the winner of the Leitzel Award.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR HALL OF FAME BANQUET


DURHAM, N.H. - UNH Athletics has announced that Varsity Club seats for the 2008-09 men’s hockey season are available and on-sale now.
    According to Dot Sheehan, the Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Relations, “Each year a very limited number of seats become available for sale. As in the past 6 years, this offering is extremely popular, and members of the Varsity Club continue to be very happy with the amenities and yearly added value items. Last year was one of the most successful Varsity Club years since its inception. Members thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie and additional features offered. It truly is a unique experience. We expect the Varsity Club to sell out once again so interested fans should respond immediately.”


DURHAM, N.H. — The Friends of UNH hockey have announced the fourth-annual Reunion hockey game on Sunday, August 3rd at the Whittemore Center in Durham. The game will feature former Wildcats from all eras of UNH hockey. Previous years have been highlighted by the return of current and former NHL players, including Andy Brickley, Bruce Crowder, Peter Douris, Darren Haydar and Mark Mowers, as well as NHL Hall of Fame defenseman Rod Langway.



DURHAM, N.H.--The University of New Hampshire announced today that Learfield Sports has selected WGIR-AM 610 to expand the coverage of Wildcat athletics in southern New Hampshire.  Beginning with the 2008-’09 athletic season, 610 AM will begin airing all regular-season and post-season men’s hockey and football broadcasts as well as a select number of men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s hockey broadcasts.  Additionally, the Clear Channel Radio-owned station will air all football and men’s hockey coaches’ show broadcasts on Monday nights during the season and “Wildcat Sports Today”.




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