ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AND ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCE MARCH 26 PRE-GAME RECEPTION IN ALBANY (N.Y.)

Come help us cheer on the UNH Wildcats to victory!

The UNH Alumni Association and Athletics Department cordially invite you to join fellow alumni, parents and Wildcat fans in Albany (N.Y.) when the 12th-ranked University of New Hampshire men's hockey team competes in its ninth straight NCAA tournament! The third-seed Wildcats will square off against the second-seeded and sixth-ranked Cornell University Big Red on Friday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Times Union Center. (The winner advances to the regional final game on Saturday, March 27th against the winner of the Denver v. RIT game.)

We’ll kick off Friday night at the Times Union Center with a pre-game reception from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. – look for the “UNH Reception” signs on the second floor of the front Atrium. The Beast of the East UNH Pep Band will be performing at 5:30 along with an appearance of our very own mascot, Wild E Cat! UNH men’s hockey coach Dick Umile ’(72) will also stop by to talk to the crowd before the game! Come enjoy complimentary light refreshments and a cash bar. The game is only a few steps away inside the arena!

The Times Union Center is located on Pearl Street in downtown Albany, NY. For directions visit: http://timesunioncenter-albany.com/info/directions.aspx

Tickets:
• To purchase tickets, call the Times Union Center, Albany Ticket Sales Office at 1-518-487-2281.
• Ask for Maggie or Kenney to purchase “UNH Section” tickets.
• All tickets are RESERVED SEATS; there are no general admission tickets.

Hotel:
• There is a UNH block of hotel rooms at the Holiday Inn, Wolf Road in Albany, N.Y. at the special rate of $99.00 per night beginning Wednesday, March 24th through - Sunday, March 28th.
• You can reserve a hotel room by calling 1-800HOLIDAY and referencing the UNH Hockey Fan Block D2H
• This room block will be available until Friday, March 26, 2010, book early if you can.
• This is the same hotel that the UNH men’s hockey team is staying at as well.

Parking:
• Parking is available at Times Union Center garage, located behind the Center. There are also other garages in the immediate vicinity.

If you can’t make it to the UNH/ Cornell NCAA tournament in Albany, NY, it will be aired live at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU.

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