16TH-RANKED MEN'S HOCKEY RETURNS TO ACTION SUNDAY AGAINST NO. 4 CORNELL (3 P.M. ESPNU - WHITTEMORE CENTER)

GAME NOTES
THE MATCHUP:
The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team returns to action after a 23-day layoff as it plays host to fourth-ranked Cornell University in a non-conference game on Sunday, Jan. 3 (3 p.m.). The game will open the second half of the season and will by broadcast nationally on ESPNU.

SCOUTING THE BIG RED:
No. 4/4 Cornell enters the holiday break with a 7-2-2 record overall and a 6-2-1 mark in the ECAC. The Big Red is second to Quinnipiac in the ECAC standings and will break from Dec. 5 before returning action Dec. 29-30 in the Florida College Classic in Estero, Fla. Cornell will play No. 3 Colorado College on day one and either Maine or Princeton in the second day of competition. Seniors Blake Gallagher and Colin Greening are the team leaders in scoring with 17 and 16 points, respectively. Gallaher has 10 goals includng seven power play tallies, while Greening has a team-best 11 assists and ranks third in the nation in assists at 1.00 apg. Gallagher is second in the nation in points at 1.55 ppg, while first in the nation in goals at 0.91. Senior netminder Ben Scrivens has played every minute in net for the Big Red and owns a 7-2-2 record with a 1.98 GAA and a .929 save percentage.  The Big Red own the nation’s best power play at 32.1 percent.

SERIES HISTORY VS. CORNELL:
The Wildcats and Big Red have met 22 times in the all-time series history with both teams winning 11 times with no ties (11-11-0), which dates back to Dec. 29, 1941. The last time these teams met, Cornell handed UNH a 5-2 defeat at the Florida Classic on Dec. 29, 2006, a loss that snapped a 12-game winning streak for New Hampshire. Prior to that meeting, the last two meetings between the two school had come in the NCAA tournament, which includes the 2003 NCAA Frozen Four in Buffalo, N.Y., the Wildcats defeated Cornell in the national semifinal, 3-2 on April 10, 2003 at HSBC Arena. The meeting prior to that was the 2002 NCAA East Regional final at the Worcester Centrum on March 24, 2002, a 4-3 Wildcat victory. Coach Umile is 2-1-0 all-time in his coaching career vs. Cornell. UNH is 4-2-0 in the last six meetings against the Big Red. Bobby Butler and Peter LeBlanc played in the Dec. 29, 2006 game, but neither registered a point.

ALL-TIME SERIES vs. CORNELL (11-11-0)
12-29-41    (N)    Cornell    8     UNH    5        L
1-2-59    (A)    UNH    10    Cornell    0        W
12-20-68    (N)    Cornell    8     UNH    1        L
12-18-70    (N)    Cornell    6     UNH    2        L
3-10-72    (N)    Cornell    6     UNH    3        L
2-19-74    (A)    Cornell    5     UNH    4        L
3-4-75    (A)    Cornell    4     UNH    2        L
11-30-75    (A)    Cornell    3     UNH    2        L
12-11-76    (H)    UNH    4    Cornell    3        W
3-11-77    (N)    UNH    10    Cornell    9    2OT    W
12-10-77    (A)    Cornell    10     UNH    4        L
12-9-78    (H)    UNH    6    Cornell    3        W
3-9-79    (N)    UNH    5    Cornell    2        W
2-8-79    (A)    UNH    6    Cornell    3        W
11-28-80    (A)    UNH    8    Cornell    2        W
11-27-81    (A)    Cornell    6     UNH    1        L
11-27-82    (H)    UNH    6    Cornell    4        W
11-30-83    (A)    UNH    5    Cornell    0        W
1-3-88    (N)    Cornell    5     UNH    2        L
3-24-02    (N)    UNH    4    Cornell    3        W
4-10-03    (N)    UNH    3    Cornell    2        W
12-29-06    (N)    Cornell    5    UNH    2        L

SCORING LEADERS VS. THE BIG RED:
Player    GP    G-A-P   

Bobby Butler    1    0-0-0
Peter LeBlanc    1    0-0-0
Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
N/A

LAST TIME THESE TEAMS MET (Dec. 29, 2006):
#10 Cornell ended UNH’s 12-game unbeaten streak with a 5-2 win over second-ranked UNH in the opening round of the Florida Hockey Classic. Jacob Micflikier and Chris Murray scored for the Wildcats. Raymond Sawada had a pair of goals and an assist, Colin Greening had a goal and an assist, while Blake Gallagher had three assists on the day.

SCORING BY CLASS:
2009-10 breakdown of scoring by class.
Class    G-A-P    G-A-P %.
Seniors:    20-20-40    35-21-26
Juniors:    18-28-46    32-29-30
Sophomores:    14-36-50    25-37-32
Freshmen:    5-13-18    9-13-12

FIRST PLACE ‘CATS:
UNH’s 18 points assures them first place when the calendar turns to January

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR WILDCATS:
For the second-straight season, New Hampshire was a perfect 3-0-0 in the month of December. The Wildcats are 6-0-0 in December since 2008.
Date    Opponent        Results
12/5/08    at Mass.-Lowell    2-0
12/6/08    Mass.-Lowell        3-2
12/11/08    Holy Cross        9-4
12/4/09    Mass.-Lowell        2-1
12/6/09    at Vermont        5-2
12/11/09    at Providence        4-3
Totals    6-0-0        25-12

PHILing UP THE BOX SCORE:
Phil DeSimone registered a point in six of the last seven games for New Hampshire with 10 points in that span.

CAREER-HIGH IN WINNING EFFORT FOR DIGIROLAMO:
Sophomore Matt DiGirolamo made his first start of the season, filling in for an injured Brian Foster, and delivered with a career high 32 saves in a win at Providence. DiGirolamo wins his first game as a starter by turning away 12 shots in the first, seven in the second and an additional 13 in the third.

KIPP ENDS FIRST HALF ON A ROLL:
Damon Kipp has six points during an active four-game scoring streak.

ONE OF A KIND TOP LINE:
UNH’s top line of Phil DeSimone, Bobby Butler and Paul Thompson had six points (3g, 3a) over the weekend. Since they were put together at the start of November, the trio has combined for 40 points (19g, 21a) in 10 games (4.0 ppg).

ROAD WARRIORS:
After dropping the first five road decisions, UNH is 4-0-1 in the last five road games. UNH played 10 of its 17 first-half games on the road, but will open the second half of the season with three-straight home games at Whittemore Center, where they are 4-1-2.

WE’RE STREAKING:
UNH is riding the nation’s fourth-longest active unbeaten streak at seven games (6-0-1).
Nation’s Current Unbeaten Streak:              W- L- T      Games
  
  Ferris State                          8- 0- 2         10
    Union                                 5- 0- 4          9
    Mercyhurst                            7- 0- 1          8
    New Hampshire                     6- 0- 1          7
    Boston College                        6- 0- 1          7
    Maine                                 5- 0- 1          6
    Lake Superior                         4- 0- 2          6

FOSTERING RESULTS:
Brian Foster is 5-0-1 in the last six starts with a 2.30 GAA and a .927 save percentage.

HOME-SWEET-HOME FOR WILDCATS:
UNH is now 4-1-2 at Whittemore Center including 4-0-1 in its last five games at home. UNH plays nine of the final 17 games at home, including five of the final seven games.

HOME-AWAY-HOME; GAMES IN BUNCHES IN THE SECOND-HALF OF THE SEASON:
The Wildcats will play three-straight at home and one at Verizon Wireless Arena to start, then they will played five of the next six on the road, before ending with five of the final seven games at home.
Jan. 3-16 - 3 home games, 1 neutral site games
Jan. 22- Feb. 6 - 5 road games, 1 home game
Feb. 12 - March 6 - 5 home games, 2 road games

DECADE TO REMEMBER FOR ‘CATS:
  The Wildcats finished the 2000’s with a 233-113-51 record, a .650 win percentage, eight NCAA appearances and 10 20-win seasons during this stretch. Only UNH and Michigan had 10-straight seasons of 20-plus wins in the 2000’s.

‘CATS SECOND TO NONE IN THE SECOND:
UNH has scored a league-best 30 second-period goals and have scored three or more goals in the second period on seven occasions. New Hampshire has combined to scored just 27 (10 -1st, 17 - 3rd)  goals in the first and third period.

BUTLER NAMED HE PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR NOVEMBER:
Bobby Butler was named Hockey East Player of the Month for November. He becomes the first Wildcat to earn this honor since Mike Sislo did so in December, 2008. Butler registered a point in all seven games in the month and scored a goal in all but one game, racking up 13 points on eight goals and five assists. Butler, who is tied as the nation’s top goal scorer, had four multi-point games and two multi-goal efforts in the month. The only game Butler did not score a goal in the month was when he handed out a career-high three assists factoring in all three goals in a 3-3 tie at Boston University (11/21). He skated a +7 and scored twice on the power play, once short-handed and netted the game-winning goal against UMass (11/14) and the game-tying goal against Boston College (11/6). Overall, the senior captain led the ‘Cats to a 3-2-2 mark and averaged 1.14 goals per game and 1.86 points per game in the month.

PROTECTING THE LEAD:
UNH is 4-0-0 when leading after one period and 6-0-0 when leading after two periods.

BUTLER APPROACHING 100 CAREER POINTS:
Senior Bobby Butler has 92 (45g, 47a) career points and is fasting approaching the Wildcats Century Club. Butler looks to become the 67th member of this prestigious group and the first since Mike Radja and Matt Fornataro did so in the same game at Boston University on Jan. 26, 2008.

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
9/28            RV    N/A    t-4th (pre)
10/5            N/A    16    t-4th (pre)
10/12        RV    RV    t-4th (pre)
10/19        RV    RV    N/A
10/26        RV    RV    t-1st
11/2            NR    RV    t-2nd
11/9            NR    RV    t-3rd
11/16        NR    RV    t-2nd
11/23        NR    RV    t-1st
11/30        NR    RV    1st
12/7            RV    19    1st
12/14        RV    16    1st
12/21        RV    NP    1st
12/28        NP    NP    1st

THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine (Dec. 21)
Rk.    School, Pts. (FPV)        LW     Record    WIP

1    Miami University, 509 (33)    1    13-2-5    12
2    University of Denver, 469 (1)    2    11-5-2    12
3    Colorado College, 423        3    11-4-3    9
4    Cornell University, 388        4    7-2-2    12
5    Boston College, 342        6    10-3-2    9
6    University of North Dakota, 290    5    9-6-3    12
7    University of Wisconsin, 287    7    11-5-2    5
8    Yale University, 277        8    7-3-2    12
9    Bemidji State University, 230    9    13-4-1    9
10    Quinnipiac University, 223    10    13-3-1    6
11    Ferris State University, 169    11    13-3-2    3
12    Massachusetts Lowell, 145    12    10-6-1    12
13    Michigan State University, 123    13    12-6-2    7
14    Minnesota Duluth, 116        14    11-6-1    6
15    University of Massachusetts, 52    15    10-5-0    7
Others receiving votes: University of New Hampshire, 18; University of Michigan, 7; University of Alaska, 5; St. Cloud State University, 3; Union College, 3; Rochester Institute of Technology, 1.

USCHO.com Div. I Men’s Poll (Dec. 14)
Rk.  Team           (First Place)    Record    Pts    LW

1 Miami    (48)                13-2-5    998    1
2 Denver    (2)                  11-5-2       900         2
3 Colorado College                    11-4-3       841         6
4 Cornell                    7-2-2       805         5
5 Boston College                    10-3-2       717        10
6 North Dakota                    9-6-3       672         3
7 Wisconsin                    11-5-2       657        11
8 Quinnipiac                    13-3-1       639         7
9 Yale                        7-3-2       609         8
10 Bemidji State                             13-4-1       594         4
11 Ferris State                                  13-3-2       556        13
12 Minnesota-Duluth                          11-6-1       434        12
13 Michigan State                            12-6-2       419        14
14 Mass.-Lowell                              10-6-1       418         9
15 Massachusetts                             10-5-0       365        15
16 New Hampshire                              8-6-3       209        19
17 Alaska                                         9-5-4       183        16
18 Union                                          8-3-5       164        20
19 St. Cloud State                            8-7-3       120        17
20 Notre Dame                                 8-8-4        71        18

COLLEGEHOCKEYNEWS.com’s PAIRWISE RANKINGS (Dec. 21):
Rk.    Team    PC    W-L-T    Win %    Rk.    RPI    Rk.

1      Miami     24      13-2-5  .7750      3      .6041      1
2     Boston College     23     10-3-2     .7333     5     .5793*     2
3     Ferris State     22     13-3-2     .7778     2     .5787*     3
4     Denver     21     11-5-2     .6667     8t     .5755     4
5t     Bemidji State     19     13-4-1     .7500     4     .5670     5
5t     Colorado College     19     11-4-3     .6944     7     .5660     6
7     Wisconsin     18     11-5-2     .6667     8t     .5629     7
8t     Quinnipiac     16     13-3-1     .7941     1     .5607*     8
8t     Michigan State     16     12-6-2     .6500     13     .5575     9
10     Massachusetts     15     10-5-0     .6667     8t     .5574     10
11     Minnesota-Dul.     14     11-6-1     .6389     14     .5528     11
12t     New Hampshire12     8-6-3     .5588     21t     .5472     12
12t     North Dakota     12     9-6-3     .5833     18     .5466     13
14t     Union     11     8-3-5     .6562     12     .5447*     14
14t     Yale     11     7-3-2     .6667     8t     .5439     15
16     Cornell     9     7-2-2     .7273     6     .5415*     16
17     St. Cloud State     8     8-7-3     .5278     27     .5408     18
18t     Maine     7     9-7-1     .5588     21t     .5374     20
18t     Vermont     7     8-6-2     .5625     20     .5410*     17
20     Mass.-Lowell     5     10-6-1     .6176     15     .5383     19
21     Alaska     4     9-5-4     .6111     16     .5287     21
22     Lake Superior     3     10-7-3     .5750     19     .5230     22
23     Nebraska-Omaha2     9-7-4     .5500     24     .5209     23
24t     No. Michigan     1     7-8-4     .4737     34     .5149     24
24t     Minnesota State     1     9-9-2     .5000     28t     .5142     25

WILDCAT AWARDS:
Here is a list of awards that Wildcat players have won to date this season:
Player    Award                    Date
Dalton Speelman    HE Rookie of the Week                10/26
Bobby Butler    HE Co-Player of the Week        11/16
Brian Foster    HE Defensive Player of Week        11/23
Bobby Butler    HE Player of the Month                Nov.
Brian Foster    HE Defensive Player of Week        12/7

Wildcats Among National leaders:
Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual    Rank    Stats
Points Per Game:   
Bobby Butler    10th    1.41 ppg
Blake Kessel    38th    1.12 ppg
Paul Thompson    54th    1.00 ppg
Goals Per Game:
Bobby Butler    9th    0.76 gpg
Paul Thompson    49th    0.47 gpg
Assists Per Game:
Blake Kessel    19th    0.81 apg
Bobby Butler    61st    0.65 apg
Power Play Goals:
Bobby Butler    27th    4 ppg
Short-Handed Goals:
Bobby Butler    11th    1 shg
Peter LeBlanc    11th    1 shg
Phil DeSimone    11th    1 shg
Game-Winning Goals:
Bobby Butler    20th    2 gwg
Defensemen Scoring:
Blake Kessel    4th    1.12 ppg
Freshmen Scoring:
n/a
Goals Against Average:
Brian Foster    59th    3.44 gaa
Save Percentage:
Brian Foster    63 rd    .892
Winning Percentage:
Brian Foster    35th    .531
Team
Scoring Offense    15th    3.35
Scoring Defense    47th    3.47
Scoring Margin    33 rd    -0.12
Power Play    39th    16.0
Penalty Kill    51st    75.0
Combined Special Teams    53rd    44.9
Winnning Percentage    21st    .559

WHERE UNH IS RANKED IN HOCKEY EAST:
    Overall    HE games

Goals/per game     3.35/6th     3.83/1st
GAA     3.47/10th     2.92/5th
Power Play     16.0/8th     19.1/7th
Penalty Kill     75.0/9th     69.4/10th
Special Teams Net     -3/7th     -4/9th
1st Period Scoring     10/9th     8/5th
2nd Period Scoring     30/1st     22/1st
3rd Period Scoring     19/4th     16/2nd
Overtime Scoring     0/NR     0/NR

UNH HOCKEY ON TELEVISION:
UNH will have 13 games broadcast live on TV in 2009-10. NESN will air four games, while three will air on ESPNU, while COX-TV and WABI will each broadcast one.
DATE    GAME    Channel    RES.
Oct. 23     Northeastern    NESN    W, 4-2
oct. 30    at wisconsin    tvw madison/wc    L, 1-4
Oct. 31    at wisconsin    wisc-tv3/wc    L, 1-6
Nov. 6     Boston College    NESN    T, 4-4 (OT)
Nov. 8     AT Mass-Lowell     ESPNU    L, 3-6
nov. 21    at boston univ.    nesn    T, 3-3 (OT)
Dec. 6     at Vermont     ESPNU    W, 5-2
Dec. 11     at Providence     Cox-TV    W, 4-3
Jan. 3     Cornell    ESPNU
jan. 23    at boston univ.    nesn
Feb. 6     at Maine     WABI-TV
Feb. 19     Vermont     NESN
March 5     Boston College    NESN

ALL IN THE FAMILY:
UNH sophomore defenseman Blake Kessel is the younger brother of Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel, while freshman forward Scott Pavelski is the younger brother of  Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks.

WILDCATS PICKED THIRD IN HOCKEY EAST POLL:
UNH was picked to finish tied for fourth in the Hockey East preseason Coaches’ Poll, which was announced on Sept. 30 at the league’s annual media day at Legends Restaurant at the TD Garden.
2009-10 Hockey East Men’s Preseason Coaches Poll
Rk.    Team (FPV)            Pts

1. Boston University (6)         84
2. UMass-Lowell (2)         79
3. Boston College (2)         76
4. New Hampshire         59
Vermont             59
6. Northeastern             57
7. Massachusetts             47
8. Maine             32
9. Providence             24
10. Merrimack             23

THE DICK UMILE ERA:
Dick Umile, a five-time Hockey East Coach of the Year, enters his 20th season as the head coach of the UNH Wildcats. He earned his fourth Leonard Fowle New England Coach of the Year award following the 2007-08 season. After signing a long-term contract in 2008, 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, 15 NCAA tournament appearances and 19 Hockey East championship tournament showings in his 19-year career in Durham.  In addition, Umile has posted 17 20-victory campaigns over the span of 19 seasons, including a current streak of 13 20-win seasons. Umile is now the winningest coach in the history of UNH hockey with 444 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 fourth among active NCAA coaches with a .652 winning percentage and on the active victories list his 444 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 directed the Wildcats to a 20-13-5 mark as they captured their eighth-consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament. Umile guided the Wildcats to 20+ wins in 13 straight years, the second longest streak in the nation and five seasons more than its closest competition; no other team in Hockey East has an active streak longer than one season. After struggling through a 1-5-2 stretch in November, New Hampshire went 14-4-2 to close out the regular season and claimed third place in the league and home-ice in the Hockey East quarterfinals for a Hockey East-best 13th straight season. The crowning moment of the 2008-09 season was the Wildcats’ goal with 0.1 seconds remaining to tie and eventually win 6-5 in overtime in their NCAA Northeast Regional opening-round game against perennial power North Dakota in front of UNH faithful at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester.

DICK UMILE INDUCTED INTO NEW HAMPSHIRE LEGENDS OF HOCKEY:
Head Coach Dick Umile was among a group of seven Hall of Fame inductees for the New Hampshire Legends of Hockey for 2009. In addition, former Wildcat assistant coach and longtime voice of the team Bob Norton will also be inducted.  The ceremony was held on 10/11 at C.R. Sparks in Bedford, N.H.

THE PROGRAM’S HISTORY:
  UNH has appeared in the NCAA Tournament 19 times in the 82-year history of the program, including the nation’s second best streak at eight-straight appearances. 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 30 seasons with 20-plus wins, including the last 13 consecutive seasons.

‘CATS SELECTED IN THE NHL DRAFT:
Five current UNH players have been selected in the National Hockey League draft...Greg Burke (Washington), Phil DeSimone (Washington), Brian Foster (Florida), Blake Kessel (N.Y. Islanders) and Peter LeBlanc (Chicago) have all been taken.

 ‘CATS IN THE PROS:
Here is a listing of former Wildcats playing professional hockey:
Justin Aikins:  Bossier Shreveport Mudbugs (CHL)
A.J. Bucchino: Louisiana IceGators (SPHL)
Joe Charlebois: Toledo Walleye (ECHL)
Greg Collins: Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL)
Ty Conklin: St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Matt Dzieduszycki: Hannover Scorpions (DEL)
Matt Fornataro: South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL)
Thomas Fortney:  ESV Buchloe (GER)
Jamie Fritsch: Gwinnett Gladiators (ECHL)
Lanny Gare:  Bad Nauheim EC (GerObL)
Darren Haydar: Lake Erie Monsters (AHL)
Brett Hemingway: Stockton Thunder (ECHL)
Colin Hemingway: Alaska Aces (ECHL)
Kevin Kapstad: Riessersee SC (2.GBun)
Jason Krog:  Chicago Wolves (AHL)/Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)***
Nathan Martz: Szekeshfehervar Alba Volan HC (Aust)
Jacob Micflikier: Albany River Rats (AHL)
Mark Mowers: Fribourg-Gotteron (Swiss-A)
Josh Prudden: Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL)
Mike Radja: TPS Turku (FNL)
Kevin Regan: Providence Bruins (AHL)
Steve Saviano: Tappara Tampere (FNL)
Trevor Smith: Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)
Garrett Stafford: Texas Stars (AHL)
Craig Switzer: Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL)
James van Riemsdyk: Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
Daniel Winnik: Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
*** Spent some time in the NHL during 2009-10

UNH HOCKEY ON THE RADIO:
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.
    Wildcats Sports Properties has added WGIN-AM 930 (Rochester) and WQSO-FM 96.7 (Portsmouth) as flagship stations on the Wildcat Sports Network, joining WGIR-AM 610 (Manchester), which was added in 2008. All three stations are part of the Clear Channel family and this change will go into effect at the beginning of the 2009-10 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 & men’s hockey broadcasts and 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.
    The game can also be heard on the internet at www.UNHWildcats.com through a service from Stretch Internet. Stretch has also partnered with UNH to develop a podcast page for UNH fans to listen to archived broadcasts.
    Dan Parkhurst will be handling the play-by-play for the third straight season, while Pete Webster will once again be doing the color commentating. Webster has been announcing Wildcat hockey for 16 years since the 1993-94 season.

LISTEN LIVE ON THE INTERNET:
UNHWildcats.com via Stretch Internet Broadcast will carry all of the UNH men’s ice hockey action again this season...If you can not attend Wildcat hockey, 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 broadcast site by going to the men’s hockey schedule page at www.unhwildcats.com.

THE DICK UMILE SHOW ON RADIO:
The Coach’s Show featuring UNH men’s hockey head coach Dick Umile and hosted by Mike Murphy begins its 10th season in 2009-10. The Coach’s Show is broadcast Mondays on the Wildcat Sports Network from various locations around the seacoast and features Coach Umile, as well as a student-athlete from the men’s ice hockey team. In front of a live audience, Murphy and his guests talk about the latest news and notes regarding UNH hockey. 

GRANITE STATE CONNECTION:
The Wildcat hockey team features three players from New Hampshire with Greg Burke (Lee) Brian Foster (Pembroke) and Paul Thompson (Derry) all hailing from the Granite State.

WATCH ALL THE ACTION WITH THE UNHWILDCATS.TV:
UNH and Pack Network have once again partnered to provide online video streaming of UNH’s seven ticketed sports for the upcoming 2009-10 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 all the live coverage of UNH home athletic events. Fans can also purchase home events on a per game basis of $6.95.

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