January 2, 2011

#2 Men's Hockey Plays Host to St. Lawrence (Jan. 2 - 4 p.m.)

GAME NOTES
DURHAM, N.H. --
The second-ranked University of New Hampshire men's hockey team opens play on the second-half of the season with a non-conference game against St. Lawrence University. The puck drops on Jan. 2 at 4 p.m. at the Whittemore Center. St. Lawrence is coached by UNH alum Joe Marsh.

SCOUTING THE SAINTS: St. Lawrence enters Sunday's game with UNH with a 4-8-3 overall record and a 3-4-0 mark in the ECAC.  The Saints are winners of two of the last three games including a 6-4 win over Vermont on Dec. 18. St. Lawrence is led offensively by Kyle Flanagan, who has 14 points on five goals and nine assists, while Greg Carey has nine goals and three assists in 15 games. The Saints have used four different netminders in 2010-11 although freshman Matt Weninger has seen the majority of time with a 2-7-2 record, a 2.37 GAA and a .915 save percentage.

SERIES HISTORY VS. ST. LAWRENCE: The Wildcats and Saints have met 47 times in the all-time history. UNH holds the advantage at 31-15-1, which dates back to Jan. 31, 1964. The Saints are winners of two straight in the all-time series including a 4-1 win in St. Lawrence in October, 2008. Coach Umile owns a 12-5-0 lifetime record against St. Lawrence and the 'Cats have a  6-2-0 all-time vs. the Saints at Towse Rink. Five seniors have played in the all-time series with St. Lawrence with Phil DeSimone being the active leader in points with three assists.

SCORING LEADERS VS. THE SAINTS:
Player    GP    G-A-P    
Phil DeSimone    2    0-3-3
Paul Thompson    2    0-0-0
Mike Sislo    2    0-0-0
Matt Campanale    1    0-0-0
Mike Beck    1    0-0-0

Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
no goalies with experience against St. Lawrence

LAST TIME THESE TEAMS MET (OCT. 26, 2008): Zach Miskovic scored a pair of goals to help St. Lawrence University capture a 4-1 win over UNH at Appleton Arena. UNH netminder Brian Foster 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. Danny Dries scored UNH's lone goal in the second period.

LAST TIME OUT (DEC. 10, 2010 AT MAINE): Jeff Silengo scored his first two collegiate goals including the game-winner at 1:26 of overtime to cap-off a, 4-3, come-from-behind victory for the third-ranked men's hockey team over the sixth-ranked University of Maine in Hockey East action in front of a sellout crowd of 5445 at Alfond Arena. Silengo collected the wide rebound of a John Henrion slapshot and fired a one-timer from the left slot to an open Maine net to complete the come-back. Kevin Goumas also assisted on the game-winner. The Wildcats scored the game-tyer at 19:42 of the third on an extra-attacker goal by Dalton Speelman. The goal came when a flurry of UNH shots and deflections led to Speelman with the puck on the left-side of the crease for the equalizer. Mike Sislo and Paul Thompson assisted on the play. Silengo's first collegiate goal helped spark the comeback as he redirected a centering feed from Damon Kipp past UMaine netminder Martin Oullette at 8:24 of the third period. Goumas keep start the play and earned his first collegiate point with the secondary assist. The Wildcats struck first with a power play goal at 5:24 of the first period. Thompson roofed the shot from the left slot. The play was setup by tic-tac-toe passes from Blake Kessel and Sislo, who were credited with the assists. Maine responded with the equalizer as Robbie Dee scored on a breakaway that was setup by Brice O'Connor. Shots were even at 8-8 in an even-played period. The Black Bears took a 2-1 lead in the early minutes of the second period as Brian Flynn scored from the right point with helpers from Josh Van Dyk and Gustav Nyquist at 1:03 of the frame. Maine extended the lead to 3-1 as the Wildcats turned the puck over at the top of the blue line and Nyquist collected the puck and skated the distance and beat UNH neminder Matt DiGirolamo to his high-stick side for the unassisted tally at 5:12. Maine held a slim 10-9 shot advantage in the second with UNH earning a majority of its scoring opportunities during a five-minute major penalty on the Black Bears. DiGirolamo stopped 27 shots including 12 in the third and improves to 10-2-4, while Oullette turned aside 21 and moves to 1-1-1 on the season. Overall, Maine held a 30-25 shot advantage. The Wildcats were 1-4 on the power play, while the Black Bears were 0-2 in its power player opportunities.

COLLEGEHOCKEYNEWS.COM'S PAIRWISE RANKINGS (12/22)
Rk     Team     PCWs     W-L-T     Win %     Rk     RPI        Rk
1     Yale     24     11-1-0     .9167     1     .6259*     1
2     Minn.-Duluth     22     12-3-3     .7500     2t     .5785     3
3t     New Hampshire     21     10-2-4     .7500     2t     .5766*     4
3t     North Dakota     21     13-5-2     .7000     5     .5802     2
3t     Boston College     21     11-5-0     .6875     7     .5693*     5
6t     Denver     18     12-5-3     .6750     8     .5690     6
6t     Neb.-Omaha     18     12-5-1     .6944     6     .5644     7
6t     Notre Dame     18     11-6-2     .6316     13t     .5602     8
9     Rensselaer     16     9-4-3     .6562     9     .5550     9
10     Miami     15     10-5-3     .6389     11t     .5519     10
11     Michigan     14     10-5-4     .6316     13t     .5472     11
12     Boston Univ.     13     8-4-5     .6176     16     .5439     12
13     Maine     12     8-4-4     .6250     15     .5421     14
14     Union     11     10-5-3     .6389     11t     .5424     13
15     Alaska     10     9-6-3     .5833     22     .5381     15
16     Colorado College     9     11-8-1     .5750     23t     .5372     16
17     Wisconsin     8     10-7-3     .5750     23t     .5333*     17
18t     Merrimack     7     7-4-4     .6000     19t     .5301     18
18t     West. Michigan     7     10-6-4     .6000     19t     .5270     19
20     Minnesota     5     9-7-2     .5556     25t     .5249     20
21     Dartmouth     4     6-4-1     .5909     21     .5229     21
22     No. Michigan     3     9-8-3     .5250     29     .5189     22
23     Princeton     2     8-5-0     .6154     17     .5181     23
24     Robert Morris     1     12-4-2     .7222     4     .5172     24
25     Clarkson     0     10-5-2     .6471     10     .5165     25

AND THEN THEY WERE 2: UNH ranks second in both national polls marking the highest ranking in both polls since it was first in the country on Jan. 29, 2007. New Hampshire was second nationally on Feb. 25, 2008 in the USA Hockey Coaches' Poll, but was third in the USCHO Poll.

DECEMBERS TO REMEMBER; 'CATS MAKE IT NINE IN A ROW: UNH has won 10-straight games in December including a perfect 9-0 over the last three seasons. New Hampshire's last loss in December came on Dec. 28, 2007 at North Dakota.
Year        Record        GF/GA
2010-11        3-0-0        12-4    
2009-10        3-0-0         11-6
2008-09        3-0-0        14-10

'CATS UNBEATEN IN LAST FIVE: UNH owned the nation's longest unbeaten streak at nine games earlier this season. Its five-game unbeaten streak is quickly climbing the national charts. UNH's five-game unbeaten streak is the fourth-longest nationally.
Current Unbeaten Streak:    W-L-T        Games
    Yale                                  6- 0- 0              6
    North Dakota                          5- 0- 1              6
    Robert Morris                         5- 0- 1              6
    New Hampshire                     4- 0- 1              5
    Clarkson                              4- 0- 0              4
    six teams             various records    3

NEW HAMPSHIRE NAMED HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK: UNH was named Hockey East Team of the Week on Dec. 13. The Wildcats scored two third-period goals and scored just 1:26 into overtime to pick up a big road win at No. 6 Maine on Dec. 10 at Alfond Arena. The Wildcats scored three unanswered goals vs. the Black Bears. Dalton Speelman's extra attacker goal tied the game with just 18 seconds remaining.

SILENGO NAMED HOCKEY EAST ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Jeff Silengo was named Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week on Dec. 13. He scored the first two goals of his collegiate career including the game-winner at 1:26 of overtime in a 4-3 win at Maine. His first goal midway through the third period sparked the come-back. Silengo had three shots on net and was a +2 overall vs. the Black Bears.

GOUMAS SETS CAREER HIGH AT MAINE: Kevin Goumas dished out a pair of assists on Dec. 10 for the first two collegiate points of his career.

EXTRA, EXTRA: Dalton Speelman scored an extra-attacker goal with 18 seconds remaining in regulation at Maine on Dec. 10, it marks the second time this season the 'Cats were successful in an extra-attacker situation. Blake Kessel scored an extra-attacker goal on 11/23/10 in a 5-5 tie with Brown.

RALPH COX NAMED TO ECAC 50th ANNIVERSARY TEAM: Former UNH standout Ralph Cox '79 has been named to the list of the ECAC Hockey 50th anniversary top 50 players. Cox was part of the fourth of 10 segments of honorees. Cox is UNH's all­time leader in goals (127) and points (243) and is the only player in program history to compile 70­-plus points three consecutive seasons.

TOP LINE PRODUCING:   UNH's top line of Mike Sislo, Paul Thompson and Phil DeSimone have been on a tear of late. Over the past nine games, the trio has combined for 53 points (5.89 ppg) on 15 goals (1.67 gpg) and 38 assists (4.22 apg). Sislo and Thompson have a point in nine-straight games.  
Date    Thompson    Sislo    DeSimone
11/12 UMass    0-2-2     1-1-2    1-1-2
11/13 UMass    0-3-3    1-0-1    0-2-2
11/19 BU    2-1-3    0-1-1    1-2-3
11/20 @BU    1-1-2    0-2-2    0-1-1
11/23 Brown    0-1-1    2-2-4    0-3-3
11/27 Merr.    1-1-2    0-1-1    0-0-0
12/2 at UML    0-1-1    1-0-1    0-1-1
12/5 vs. UVM    3-1-4    0-5-5    0-2-2
12/10 at Maine    1-1-2    0-2-2    0-0-0
Totals     8-12-20    5-14-19    2-12-14

'CATS EXTENDS WHITTEMORE CENTER UNBEATEN STREAK TO 25 AGAINST HOCKEY EAST FOE:  With a 5-1 win over Vermont, UNH is 18-0-7 in the last 25 Hockey East contests at Whittemore Center. New Hampshire's last home league loss came on Jan. 24, 2009 against BU.

THOMPSON FIRST IN HOCKEY EAST IN SCORING; LINEMATES RIGHT BEHIND: Paul Thompson ranks first in Hockey East in scoring with 25 points, while his linemates Mike Sislo (24 pts) and  Phil DeSimone (20 pts) rank second and fifth, respectively.

THOMPSON; SISLO STREAKING: Paul Thompson and Mike Sislo are riding season-long nine game scoring streaks.

TOP LINERS APPROACHING CENTURY MARK: All three members of UNH's top line have a chance to capture 100 points during their season season. Mike Sislo is now just eight points away.
Player            G-A-P        Points to 100
Mike Sislo            44-48-92        8
Phil DeSimone        24-64-88        12
Paul Thompson    40-45-85        15

DeSIMONE; SISLO FIRST IN HOCKEY EAST IN ASSISTS: Phil DeSimone and Mike Sislo are tied for first in Hockey East with 16 assists this season.

1ST IN 2ND: UNH  ranks first in Hockey East in second period scoring. The 'Cats have a league-best 25 goals in the second.

'CATS OFF TO BEST START SINCE 2006-07: UNH is off to its best start at 10-2-4 (.750) since the 2006-07 season when it was 13-2-1 (.900)…The Wildcats own the nation's third-best winning percentage behind Yale and Minnesota- Duluth…
Year        Record (Pct.)        Final Record
2010-11        10-2-4 (.750)        ---
2009-10        7-6-3 (.531)        18-14-7
2008-09        7-6-3 (.531)        20-13-5
2007-08        10-5-1 (.656)        25-10-3
2006-07        13-2-1 (.843)        26-11-2

SCORING BY CLASS: 2010-11 breakdown of scoring by class.
Class    G-A-P    G-A-P %.
Seniors:    23-49-72    40-52-47
Juniors:    15-21-364    26-22-24
Sophomores:    16-22-38    28-23-25
Freshmen:    3-3-6    5-3-4

TO THIS POINT LAST YEAR: A comparison through 16 games between this season and last season.
    09-10        10-11
Record     7-6-3        10-2-4
HE Record    7-2-2        8-1-2
Goals scored    53            57
Goals scored/PG    3.31        3.56
Goals Allowed    56            39
Goals Allowed/PG    3.50        2.44
Shots    460        580
Shots Allowed    520        491
Power Play    17.4%         21.3%
    (12-69)        (16-75)
Penalty Kill    75.0%         83.9%
    (51-68)        (47-56)
Top 3 Scorers    Butler        Thompson
    12-10-22        11-14-25
    Kessel        Sislo
    5-12-17        8-16-24
    Thomp.        DeSimone
    7-8-15        4-16-20

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
9/27            8th    N/P    3rd (pre)
10/4            N/P    10th    3rd (pre)
10/11        9th    9th    4th
10/18        7th­­­    7th    6th
10/25        10th    10th        7th
11/1            10th    10th    9th
11/8            8th    9th    4th
11/15        8th    7th    3rd
11/22        6th    6th    3rd
11/29        5th    5th    3rd
12/6            3rd    3rd    2nd
12/13        2nd    2nd    1st
12/20        2nd    NP    1st

THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Division I Men's Poll (Dec. 13)
Rk.      Team                  (FPV)    Rec.         Pts         LW
 1     Yale                   (45)      11-1-0       990         1
 2     New Hampshire       (1)      10-2-4       945         3
 3     North Dakota                  13-5-2       854         5
 4     Minnesota-Duluth     (2)      12-3-3       853         2
 5     Boston College          (2)      11-5-0       849         4
 6     Miami                             10-5-3       687         6
 7     Denver                            12-5-3       660         9
 8     Nebraska-Omaha                11-4-1       631        10
 9     Maine                              8-4-4       589        8
10    Boston University              8-4-5       541         7
11     Michigan                          10-5-4       505        12
12     Notre Dame                    11-6-2       449        11
12     Union                             10-3-3       449        13
14     Rensselaer                         9-4-3       367        15
15     Wisconsin                         10-7-3       272        16
16     Alaska                             9-6-3       255        14
17     Merrimack                          7-4-4       197        17
18     Ferris State                       9-7-3       121        18
19     Minnesota                          9-7-2        92        NR
20     Colorado College              10-7-1    49        NR
Others Receiving Votes: Clarkson 41, Dartmouth 36,  Princeton 23, Robert Morris 22, Western Michigan 16, Northern Michigan 3, Providence 2, Minnesota State 1, Niagara 1

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine (Dec. 20)
Rk.    School, Pts. (FPV)        Last     Record    Weeks
1    Yale University, 510 (34)        1    11-1-0    12
2    New Hampshire, 458        2    10-2-4    12
3    Minnesota Duluth, 418        3    12-3-3    12
4    Boston College, 410        4    11-5-0    12
5    North Dakota, 403        5    13-5-2    12
6    Miami University, 308        6    10-5-3    12
7    University of Denver, 282    7    12-5-3    12
8    University of Maine, 247    9    8-4-4    12
9    Nebraska Omaha, 243        8    12-5-1    10
10    University of Michigan, 195    11    10-5-4    12
11    Boston University, 162        12    8-4-5    12
12    University of Notre Dame, 156    13    11-6-2    9
13    Rensselaer, 124        14    9-4-3    4
14    Union College, 59        10    10-5-3    9
15    University of Wisconsin, 43    15    10-7-3    7
Others receiving votes: University of Alaska, 22; Colorado College, 15; Merrimack College, 6; University of Minnesota, 6; Western Michigan University, 6; Ferris State University, 3; Robert Morris University, 3; Dartmouth College, 1.

Wildcats Among National leaders (THRU 12/15): Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual    Rank    Stats
Points Per Game:
Paul Thompson     6th     1.56 ppg
Mike Sislo        9th     1.50 ppg
Phil DeSimone     24th     1.25 ppg
Goals Per Game:
Paul Thompson      11th      0.69 gpg
Mike Sislo     48th        0.50 gpg
Assists Per Game:
Phil DeSimone             5th              1.00 apg
Mike Sislo         5th             1.00 apg
Paul Thompson              20th            0.88 apg
Power Play Goals:
Paul Thompson      4th       6 ppg
Mike Sislo     43rd     3 ppg
Short-Handed Goals:
Dalton Speelman      18th     1 shg
Stevie Moses     18th     1 shg
Game-Winning Goal:
Paul Thompson      2nd       3 gwg
Mike Sislo       15th       2 gwg
Defensemen Scoring:
Blake Kessel        19th     0.75 ppg
Goals Against Average:
Matt DiGirolamo     21st             2.34 gaa
Save Percentage:
Matt DiGirolamo        19th     .922
Winning Percentage:
Matt DiGirolamo     8th     .750
Team
Scoring Offense       11th     3.56
Scoring Defense          13th     2.44
Scoring Margin     8th     1.12
Penalty Minutes     55th       9.6
Power Play     17th    21.3
Penalty Kill       21st     83.9
Combined Special Teams     40th         48.1
Winnning Percentage       2nd     .750

Among the League Leaders (THRU 12/15): Where some of the Wildcats rank in Hockey East.
        Player    All Games    HE Games
Points    Paul Thompson     1st (25 pts)     1st (20 pts)
        Mike Sislo     2nd (24 pts)     5th (15 pts)
         Phil DeSimone     5th (20 pts)        10th (11 pts)
Goals           Paul Thompson     2nd (11 g)         2nd (9 g)
        Mike Sislo      6th (8 g)      26th (3 g)
             Stevie Moses      15th (6 g)          47th (2 g)
Assists           Mike Sislo      1st   (16 a)        1st (12 a)
                  Phil DeSimone      1st (16 a)       6th (9 a)
                        Paul Thompson      3rd (14 a)       4th (11 a)
                        Blake Kessel     15th (9 a)           32nd (4 a)
PP Points           Paul Thompson      1st (12 pts)     1st (10 pts)
                  Mike Sislo     2nd (10 pts)     3rd (7 pts)
                 Phil DeSimone      8th (7 pts)       8th (5 pts)
        Blake Kessel     8th (7 pts)     13th (4 pts)
PP Goals            Paul Thompson     1st (6 ppg)             2nd (4 ppg)
              Mike Sislo     4th (3 ppg)         19th (1 ppg)
                 Phil DeSimone     17th (2 ppg)     5th (2 ppg)
                  Brett Kostolansky 17th (2ppg)      5th (2 ppg)
SH Points           Four Tied     7th (1 shp)     n/a
SH Goals     Dalton Speelman 5th (1 shg)     n/a
              Stevie Moses     5th (1 shg)     n/a
GW Goals       Paul Thompson     1st (3 gwg)      1st (3 gwg)
                Mike Sislo      4th (2 gwg)       7th (1 gwg)
Def. Scoring      Blake Kessel     2nd (12 pts)     6th (6 pts)
        Brett Kostolansky 3rd (10 pts)      3rd (7 pts)
        Connor Hardowa 17th (5 pts)     31st (2 pts)
GAA     Matt DiGirolamo     3rd (2.34)     1st (1.62)
Save %     Matt DiGirolamo     4th (.922)     1st (.944)
Win %     Matt DiGirolamo     2nd (.750)     1st (.818)
Saves     Matt DiGirolamo     2nd (452)     6th (301)
Minutes     Matt DiGirolamo 2nd (973:246)      3rd (664:44)
Wins     Matt DiGirolamo 1st (10)     2nd (8)

WHERE UNH IS RANKED IN HOCKEY EAST (THRU 12/6):
            Overall                 HE games
Goals/per game         3.56/2nd     3.00/3rd
GAA         2.44/3rd     1.64/1st
Power Play         21.3/2nd     22.0/2nd
Penalty Kill          83.9/4th     91.2/2nd
Special Teams Net     +6/2nd      +6/2nd
1st Period Scoring          13/6th     10/3rd
2nd Period Scoring        25/1st       14/3rd
3rd Period Scoring     18/2nd     8/7th
Overtime Scoring             1/1st       1/1st


UNH HOCKEY ON TELEVISION: UNH will have nine games broadcast live on TV in 2010-11. NESN will air five games, three will air on CBS College Sports, while one will air locally on ONN (Ohio).
DATE    GAME    Channel    RES.
Oct. 8     at Miami                 CBS-College Sports    L, 3-6
Oct. 9     at Miami                    ONN (OHIO)    W, 6-3
Nov. 19     Boston U.               NESN    W, 5-2
Dec. 10      at Maine               CBS-College Sports        W, 4-3 OT
Jan. 22     Boston U.     NESN
Feb. 4      Maine    NESN
Feb. 5     Maine    NESN
Feb. 18    at Vermont    CBS-College Sports            
March 4     at Boston College      NESN

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

WILDCATS PICKED THIRD IN HOCKEY EAST PRESEASON POLL:
Rk.            Team (FPV)                            Pts.
1.                Boston College (9    90
2.                Maine (1)        80
3.                New Hampshire      76
4.                Boston University               59
5.                Northeastern                    54
6.                Vermont                                  53
7.                Merrimack                    48
8.                UMass-Lowell             33
9.                Massachusetts            26
10.          Providence                  21

THE DICK UMILE ERA: Dick Umile, a six-time Hockey East Coach of the Year, enters his 21st season as the head coach of the UNH Wildcats. He passed both Jerry York and Jack Parker in becoming the first coach in league history to six coach of the year honors. 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, 16 NCAA tournament appearances and 20 Hockey East championship tournament showings in his 20-year career in Durham.
    In addition, Umile has posted 17 20-victory campaigns over the span of 20 seasons. Umile is now the winningest coach in the history of UNH hockey with 462 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 fifth among active NCAA coaches with a .645 winning percentage and on the active victories list his 462 victories ranks seventh among NCAA coaches. He has been named Coach of the Year a total of 11 times in his career, including New England honors four times and Hockey East Coach of the Year six times Last year, Umile guided the Wildcats, who were picked fourth in the Hockey East Preseason Poll, to their eighth regular season championship including the third in the last four years. The Wildcats led the Hockey East standings for an eye-popping 16-straight weeks, taking over the league lead Nov. 23, 2009 and never relinquishing that position. UNH went unbeaten at home in Hockey East play for the first time since the 1999-00 season and won the regular season series with six of nine league foes. Umile helped guide a team that lost 10 players, including Hockey East All Star and leading scorer James van Riemsdyk, from the 2008-09 squad to its 22nd straight trip to the Hockey East playoffs and home-ice advantage in the quarterfinals for a league-best 14th-straight season. After going just 2-6-2 over its first 10 games, Umile's Wildcats responded with a 10-1-2 mark over the next 13 games, including a 12-game unbeaten streak in Hockey East play. Umile's run in the regular season was capped by a dramatic 3-3 come-from-behind deadlock with Boston College that clinched the league's crown in front of the home fans on Senior Day at the Whittemore Center. The 'Cats earned an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament for the ninth-straight season and captured a convincing 6-2 win over favored Cornell in the opening round, advancing to the regional final for the second-straight season.

'CATS SELECTED IN THE NHL DRAFT: Four current UNH players have been selected in the National Hockey League draft...Greg Burke (Washington), Phil DeSimone (Washington), Blake Kessel (N.Y. Islanders) and Eric Knodel (Toronto) have all been taken.

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 affiliate stations on the Wildcat Sports Network, joining flagship WGIR-AM 610 (Manchester), which was added in 2008. All three stations are part of the Clear Channel family. These three aforementioned stations -- along with WUVR-AM 1490 (Lebanon), WNTK-FM 99.7 (New London), WASR-AM 1420 (Wolfeboro) 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. Dan Parkhurst will be handling the play-by-play for the fourth-straight season, while Pete Webster will once again be doing the color commentating. Webster has been announcing Wildcat hockey since the 1993-94 season.ouncing 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 11th season in 2010-11. The Coach's Show is broadcast Mondays beginning in January (7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) 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 a pair of players from New Hampshire with Greg Burke (Lee) and Paul Thompson (Derry) all hailing from the Granite State.

WILDCAT AWARDS: Here is a list of awards that Wildcat players have won to date this season:
Player    Award    Date
Blake Kessel    INCH Preseason All-America First Team    10/7
Blake Kessel    InsideHockey.com's Hobey Watch    10/7
Matt DiGirolamo    HE Defensive Player of the Week    10/18
UNH Wildcats    HE Team of the Week    11/8
Matt DiGirolamo    HE Player of the Week    11/8
Matt DiGirolamo    INCH National Player of the Week    11/8
Paul Thompson    HE co-Player of the Week    11/22
Paul Thompson    HE Player of the Month (November)    12/1
Mike Sislo    HE co-Player of the Week    12/6
Matt DiGirolamo    HE Defensive Player of the Week    12/6
Jeff Silengo    HE Rookie of the Week    12/13
UNH Wildcats    HE Team of the Week    12/13

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 2010-11 season with UNHwildcats.TV.
    Wildcat fans are encouraged to buy the "Wildcat All-Access Pass" which is an annual subscription for $89.95 that provides all the live coverage of UNH home athletic events. Fans can also purchase home events on a per game basis of $7.95.

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