DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team (6-6-2, 4-4-1 HE) enters into a pivotal home-and-home series with Hockey East foe UMass Lowell (7-4-0, 4-3-0 HE) this weekend. The Wildcats travel to Lowell on Friday (7 p.m.) and return home Saturday night (7 p.m.).
Scouting the River Hawks: UMass.-Lowell enters the weekend series with New Hampshire with a 7-4-0 overall record and a 4-3-0 mark in Hockey East. After a 5-0 loss at UNH, the River Hawks have rallied for back-to-back shutouts of Massachusetts, 4-0, and Alabama Huntsville, 3-0. A balanced UML offense features four players with 11 points and five with double figures. Junior Riley Wetmore has a team-best seven goals on the season. Sophomore netminder Doug Carr is 6-1-0 with a 1.57 GAA and a .933 save percentage in seven games, while Brian Robbins is 1-3-0 with a 4.25 GAA and a .860 save percentage. The River Hawks are scoring nearly a goal more per game than they are giving up with 3.45 gpg and 2.55 gapg. The UML power play is operating at a 23.9 percent efficiency.
Series History with UMass.-Lowell: The Wildcats lead the all-time series with the River Hawks at 55-30-15 in 100 all-time meetings between the two schools dating back to Dec. 6, 1983.UNH swept the 2010-11 season series and captured a 5-0 win in this year's only meeting. The Wildcats are 9-0-3 in the last 12 home games against the River Hawks and are 14-4-2 in the last 20 games. Coach Umile owns a 48-19-10 all-time record against the River Hawks in his coaching career. John Henrion is the active leader in scoring against the River Hawks with five points (3g, 2a) in five games. Matt Di Girolamo is 4-1-0 lifetime against UML with a 2.20 GAA and two shutouts.
SCORING LEADERS VS. THE RIVER HAWKS:
Player GP G-A-P
John Henrion 5 3-2-5
Mike Borisenok 7 0-4-4
Brett Kostolansky 7 1-3-4
Greg Burke 6 0-4-4
Austin Block 7 1-3-4
Stevie Moses 9 3-0-3
Jeff Silengo 4 1-2-3
Connor Hardowa 7 0-3-3
Dalton Speelman 7 1-1-2
Kevin Goumas 3 0-2-2
Casey Thrush 1 1-1-2
Damon Kipp 9 0-1-1
Matt Di Girolamo 3 0-1-1
Kevin McCarey 5 1-0-1
Nick Sorkin 4 0-0-0
Scott Pavelski 1 0-0-0
Grayson Downing 1 0-0-0
Eric Knodel 1 0-0-0
Trevor van Riemsdyk 1 0-0-0
Justin Agosta 1 0-0-0
Player GP/Min GA GAA W-L-T SV SV%
Di Girolamo 5/299:57 11 2.20 4-1-0 136 .925
Di Girolamo Game-by-Game vs. the River Hawks
Date Min Res. Svs. GA Shots
11-14-08 59:57 L 27 8 35
11-6-10 60:00 W 24 1 25
12-2-10 60:00 W 25 0 25
1-7-11 60:00 W 29 2 31
11-18-11 60:00 W 31 0 31
Totals 299:57 4-1-0 136 11 147
Last Time These Teams Met (11/18/11): Matt Di Girolamo recorded 31 saves to backbone the men's hockey team to a 5-0 Hockey East victory against the University of Massachusetts-Lowell at the Whittemore Center. Austin Block (two assists), Kevin Goumas (two assists) and Casey Thrush (goal, assist) recorded two points apiece to lead the offense. UNH's other single-goal scorers were John Henrion, Kevin McCarey, Stevie Moses and Jeff Silengo. Di Girolamo made double-digit saves in both the first (14) and third (10) periods for his third career shutout and first since Dec. 10, 2010 against the River Hawks. UMass-Lowell goalie Brian Robbins made 34 saves, including 16 in the first period.
Last Time Out (11/26/11 vs. Alabama Huntsville): Stevie Moses scored four goals, Nick Sorkin recorded five assists and Kevin Goumas tallied four assists to lead the men's hockey team to Saturday night's 9-1 non-conference victory against the University of Alabama-Huntsville at the Whittemore Center. The four goals and four points both marked personal bests for Moses. Sorkin and Goumas both finished with career highs in assists and points, as did Trevor van Riemsdyk, who tallied three points, all on assists. Grayson Downing (one goal, one assist) and John Henrion (two assists) also recorded multiple points, and six other 'Cats had one point. The last time UNH scored nine goals in a game was Dec. 10, 2008 versus Holy Cross. Moses recorded the first hat trick by a Wildcat since Paul Thompson on Jan. 7, 2011 (vs. UMass-Lowell) and Sorkin marked the highest assist total by a 'Cat since Dec. 5, 2010 (Mike Sislo vs. Vermont). Matt Di Girolamo exited the game with 14 saves and UNH leading 7-1 with 10:36 remaining in the third period. Casey DeSmith stopped all six shots he faced during his relief appearance. Chargers' goalie C.J. Groh was credited with 28 saves.
Moses Garners Hockey East co-Player of the Week: Stevie Moses was named Hockey East co-Player of the Week. The announcement was made Monday by the league office. Moses earns the award for the first time this season and becomes the first Wildcat since Mike Sislo (March 28, 2011) to win this award.Moses scored five goals in the week including a career high four-goal performance on Saturday night against Alabama Huntsville. Moses had 10 shots on net and was a +3 on the week. He became the first UNH player to score four goals in a game since Bobby Butler did so on February 12, 2010 versus Providence. Moses is tied for the league lead in goals with 10 and ranks fourth with 17 points in 14 games this season.
Home vs. Away: UNH is 6-1-0 at home compared to 0-5-2 on the road. Here is a look at some of the breakdown of home vs. away.
Record 6-1-0 0-5-2
Goals For 32 19
Goals Against 14 34
GMs w/ 5+ goal 4 2
Power Play 30.4% 7.6%
Penalty Kill 90.4% 75.0%
Di Girolamo's GAA 2.05 4.72
Di Girolamo's Save % .927 .840
Career Weekend: Several UNH players set career highs last week. Below is a list of some notable highs.
Nick Sorkin - Career high in points (5), assists (5)
John Henrion - Career high in points (4), assists (4)
Stevie Moses - Career high in points (4), goals (4)
Grayson Downing - Career high in points (4), goals (2), assists (2)
Kevin Goumas - Career high in points (4), assists (4)
Trevor van Riemsdyk - Career high in points (3), assists (3)
Greg Burke - Career high in points (2), assists (2)
Casey DeSmith - Career high in saves (6)
Wildcats vs. UMass Lowell at Home: UNH is 9-0-3 in the last 12 games against the River Hawks at home. The last UML win over UNH at home was Nov. 25, 2003 (5-4). The Wildcats have outscored the River Hawks 44-20 in those contests with two shutouts.
Four Goal Period: Tuesday's four goal first period was the first time the 'Cats have scored four goals in a single frame since a four-goal first against Maine on Feb. 4, 2011 at the Whittemore Center. UNH followed up Tuesday's four goal effort with a four-goal second period against Alabama Huntsville.
Goumas Streaking: Kevin Goumas has a point in four-straight games and eight of the last nine games. After scoring no points in the first six games, he has 14 points over the last nine (1.55 ppg) starting with the game-winning overtime goal against Union.
Date Opponent G-A-P
10-28 vs. Union 1-0-1
10-29 vs. Northeastern 0-1-1
11-4 vs. UMass 1-1-2
11-5 vs. Maine 0-1-1
11-12 at Vermont 0-0-0 (left after 1st - game misconduct)
11-18 vs. UMass Lowell 0-2-2
11-19 at Boston U. 0-1-1
11-22 at Harvard 2-0-2
11-26 vs. Ala.-Huntsville 0-4-4
Total 4-10-14 Record in streak (6-2-1)
Moses on Fire: Stevie Moses' four-goal game on Saturday night was just the tip of the iceberg. The senior has nine goals in the last eight games and has registered a point in seven of the last eight contests.
Date Opponent G-A-P
10-29 vs. Northeastern 1-0-1
11-4 vs. UMass 1-1-2
11-5 vs. Maine 0-1-1
11-12 at Vermont 1-2-3
11-18 vs. UMass Lowell 1-0-1
11-19 at Boston U. 0-0-0
11-22 at Harvard 1-0-1
11-26 vs. Ala.-Huntsville 4-0-4
Total 9-4-13 Record in streak (5-2-1)
Sorkin in Giving Mood; Five-Assist Performance; Ties Whitt Record: Nick Sorkin dished out a career-high five assists on Saturday against Alabama Huntsville, which ties a Whittemore Center record. He becomes the first UNH player since Mike Sislo (Dec. 5, 2010 at Whittemore Center) to hand out five assists and tally five points in a game. Prior to Sislo just a year ago, the last UNH player with five assists in a game was Nick Poole (Jan. 9, 1993 at Snively Arena vs. Merrimack).
DECEMBERS TO REMEMBER;'CATS MAKE IT 10 IN A ROW: UNH has won 10-straight games in December including a perfect 9-0-0 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 in Search of First Road Win: UNH is still in search of its first road win. The 'Cats will play their final road game of 2011 on Friday at UMass Lowell.
Four Score: Stevie Moses netted a career high four goals on Saturday and has five goals in the last four periods for the Wildcats. He becomes the first UNH player since Bobby Butler to score four goals in a single game. Butler had four goals in a 5-2 win over Providence on Feb. 12, 2010.
UNH Power Play: UNH power play has eight goals in the last eight games.
Date Opponent Power Play (G-Ch)
10-29 Northeastern 1-2
11-4 UMass 1-2
11-5 Maine 1-4
11-12 at Vermon 1-2
11-18 UMass Lowell 1-4
11-19 at Boston U. 0-4
11-22 at Harvard 1-3
11-26 Alabama Huntsville 2-4
Total 8-25 (32.0%)
Nine is Fine for Wildcats: New Hampshire scored nine goals in a 9-1 win over Alabama Huntsville. It was the most goals scored by the Wildcats since a 9-4 win over Holy Cross on Dec. 11, 2008. Additionally, it is the largest margin of victory by UNH since a 9-1 win at Merrimack on January 23, 2004.
Six in a Row at Home: After dropping the home opener to Boston College, UNH has rattled off six-straight home wins. It marks the longest home winning streak since a six-game win streak from Jan. 12 to March 7, 2008. The Wildcats had an eight-game win streak from Nov. 18, 2006 to Feb. 9, 2007.
DeSmith Sees First Collegiate Action: Freshman netminder Casey DeSmith stopped six shots in 10:36 of relief action on Saturday night. The Wildcats have four active netminders with collegiate experience on the roster.
Scoring Woes? UNH Ranks Sixth National in Scoring: After a slow start with just one goal in first three games (0.33 gpg), UNH has bounced back with 50 goals over the last 11 games (4.54 gpg) to rank sixth in the nation and first in Hockey East in scoring (3.64 gpg).
Sorkin First in Hockey East in Points: Sophomore forward Nick Sorkin is tied for the league lead in scoring with 18 points in 14 games. He is tied with BC's Chris Kreider and UMass's T.J. Syner.
Moses Tied for First in League in Goals: Stevie Moses, after a five goal week, is tied for first in Hockey East in goal scoring with 10 goals in 14 games. He is tied with BC's Chris Kreider.
Five Score: UNH scored five goals in a win over Mass Lowell and six in a loss to Harvard marking the fifth time in the last nine games the 'Cats have scored five goals or more.
TO THIS POINT LAST YEAR: A comparison through 14 games between this season and last season.
09-10 10-11 11-12
Record 5-6-3 8-2-4 6-6-2
HE Record 5-2-2 6-1-2 4-4-1
Goals scored 46 48 51
Goals scored/PG 3.29 3.43 3.64
Goals Allowed 53 35 48
Goals Allowed/PG 3.79 2.50 3.43
Shots 403 523 487
Shots Allowed 460 436 402
Power Play 17.7% 18.8% 23.1%
(11-62) (12-64) (12-52)
Penalty Kill 75.8% 83.0% 81.6%
(47-62) (44-53) (40-49)
Top 3 Scorers Butler Thompson Sorkin
12-9-21 7-12-19 5-13-18
Kessel DeSimone Moses
3-12-15 4-14-18 10-7-17
Thomp. Sislo Goumas
7-7-14 8-9-17 4-10-14
Early November to Remember: UNH is 4-2-1 in the month of November. The 'Cats have outscored opponents 35-21 in the month.Last year, UNH went 5-1-2 in November.
Protecting the Lead: The Wildcats improved to 6-1-0 when leading after two periods thanks to a three-goal second period.
SCORING BY CLASS: 2011-12 breakdown of scoring by class.
Class G-A-P G-A-P %.
Seniors: 18-14-32 35-15-23
Juniors: 13-27-40 25-30-28
Sophomores: 11-30-41 22-33-29
Freshmen: 9-20-29 18-22-20
All in the Family: Junior forward Scott Pavelski is the younger brother of Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks while freshman defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk is the younger brother of former wildcat and current Philadelphia flyer James van Riemsdyk. Freshman forward Jay Camper is the brother of Miami standout Carter Camper, while Associate Head Coach Jim Tortorella is the brother of Rangers head coach John Tortorella.
'Cats Selected in the NHL Draft: Two current UNH players have been selected in the National Hockey League draft. Greg Burke (Washington) and Eric Knodel (Toronto) have all been drafted.
Wildcats Among National Leaders (Thru 11/28): Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual Rank Stats Points Per Game:
Nick Sorkin 17th 1.29 ppg
Stevie Moses 29th 1.29 ppg
Goals Per Game:
Stevie Moses 11th 0.71 gpg
Grayson Downing 97th 0.38 gpg
Assists Per Game:
Nick Sorkin 10th 0.93 apg
Power Play Goals:
Nick Sorkin 10th 4 ppg
Stevie Moses 34th 3 ppg
Short Handed Goals:
Kevin Goumas 7th 1 shg
Nick Sorkin 7th 1 shg
Scoring Offense 6th 4.36
Scoring Defense 51st 3.43
Scoring Margin 25th .21
Power Play 12th 23.1
Penalty Kill 30th 81.6
Combined Special Teams 22nd 51.5
Among the League Leaders (Thru 11/28): Where some of the Wildcats rank in Hockey East.
Player All Games HE Games
Points Nick Sorkin 1st (18 pts) 25th (7 pts)
Stevie Moses 4th (17 pts) 9th (9 pts)
Kevin Goumas 10th (14 pts) 25th (7 pts)
Goals Stevie Moses 1st (10 g) 12th (4 g)
Grayson Downing 19th (5 g) 36th (2 g)
Nick Sorkin 19th (5 g) 36th (2 g)
Assists Nick Sorkin 1st (13 a) 15th (5 a)
Kevin Goumas 5th (10 a) 9th (6 a)
John Henrion 13th (8a) 70th (2 a)
Grayson Downing 21st (7 a) n/a
Stevie Moses 21st (7 a) 15th (5 a)
T. van Riemsdyk 21st (7 a) 70th (2 a)
PP Points Nick Sorkin 2nd (7 pts) 21st (3 pts)
Stevie Moses 2nd (7 pts) 2nd (5 pts)
Connor Hardowa 22nd (4 pts) 39th (2 pts)
PP Goals Nick Sorkin 2nd (4 ppg) 7th(2 ppg)
Stevie Moses 6th (3 ppg) 7th(2 ppg)
SH Goals Kevin Goumas 2nd (1 shg) n/a
Nick Sorkin 2nd (1 shg) n/a
Def. Scoring T. van Riemsdyk 3rd (9 pts) 18st (3 pts)
Connor Hardowa 12th (6 pts) 18th (3 pts)
Damon Kipp 12th (6 pts) 18th (3 pts)
Freshman Scor. Grayson Downing 1st (12pts) 14th (3 pts)
T. van Riemsdyk 6th (9 pts) 14th (3 pt)
Casey Thrush 10th (7 pts) 6th (5 pts)
GAA Matt Di Girolamo 9th (3.24) 7th (3.04)
Save % Matt Di Girolamo 9th (.887) 8th (.891)
Saves Matt Di Girolamo 1st (313) 3rd (220)
Minutes Matt Di Girolamo 2nd (740:34) 7th (532:13)
Where UNH is Ranked in Hockey East (Thru 11/28):
Overall HE games
Goals/per game 3.64/1st 2.89/7th
GAA 3.43/9th 3.22/7th
Power Play 23.1/3rd 20.7/5th
Penalty Kill 81.6/6th 87.5/4th
Special Teams Net +3/6th +1/6th
1st Period Scoring 18/1st 9/7th
2nd Period Scoring 17/2nd 10/3rd
3rd Period Scoring 15/3rd 7/8th
Overtime Scoring 1/5th n/a
UNH to Play Rival Maine at Fenway Park: The University of New Hampshire will make history Jan. 7, 2012, when the Wildcats face off against longtime nemesis University of Maine at Fenway Park as part of a Hockey East doubleheader that was announced Aug. 25 at the venerable ballpark, which is home to the Boston Red Sox of MLB. The event has been dubbed Frozen Fenway 2012 and Hockey Day in New England. The 111th meeting in the series between UNH and Maine - the 'Cats swept last year's season series - is the second game of a doubleheader at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a matchup between the University of Vermont and the University of Massachusetts at 4 p.m. The doubleheader will be broadcast live in high-definition on NESN.
UNH, Verizon Wireless Arena Awarded 2013 NCAA Northeast Men's Hockey Regional: The NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Committee announced Oct. 5 that the University of New Hampshire and Verizon Wireless Arena have been awarded the 2013 NCAA Division I men's hockey Northeast Regional. Game dates and times have not been finalized, but will be held between March 29-31. 2013 will mark the fifth time UNH and Verizon Wireless Arena have hosted this event, all since 2004. Last season, UNH advanced to the regional finals against with a 3-1 win over top-seeded Miami at the NCAA Northeast Regional in Manchester. New Hampshire also hosted in 2007 and 2009. In addition to the Northeast Regional, the East Regional will be held at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I. and hosted by Brown University, the Midwest Regional will be held at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio and hosted by Bowling Green State University and the West Regional will be held at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich. and be hosted by the University of Michigan.
Wildcats Tabbed Third in Hockey East Preseason Poll: The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team was picked to finish third in the Hockey East Preseason Coaches' Poll, which was announced Sept. 27 at the league's annual media day at Legends Restaurant at the TD Garden.
2011-2012 Hockey East Preseason Coaches Poll
Rk. Team (FPV) Pts
1. Boston College (7) 88
2. Boston University (3) 83
3. New Hampshire 72
4. Maine 64
5. Merrimack 61
6. Vermont 44
7. Massachusetts 42
8. Northeastern 33
9. UMass-Lowell 27
10. Providence 26
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 12th 12th 3rd (pre)
10/3 NP NP 3rd (pre)
10/10 RV 15th 6th
10/17 NR RV 8th
10/24 NR NR 8th
10/31 NR NR 7th
11/7 NR RV 4th
11/14 NR RV 4th
11/21 NR RV 4th
11/28 NR NR 4th
THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's Hockey Poll (Nov. 28)
Rk. Team, Points (FPV) Last Poll Record Weeks
1 Merrimack College, 510 (34) 1 9-0-1 8
2 University of Notre Dame, 448 3 10-3-3 9
3 Boston College, 439 5 10-4-0 9
4 University of Minnesota, 396 2 11-4-1 8
5 Minnesota Duluth, 366 6 9-3-2 9
6 Ferris State University, 318 7 10-3-1 6
7 Ohio State University, 292 10 10-3-1 3
8 Colorado College, 257 4 7-4-0 9
9 Union College, 185 12 7-3-3 9
10 University of Denver, 181 9 6-4-3 9
11 Lake Superior State, 142 14 10-4-2 5
12 Western Michigan, 139 13 6-4-4 9
13 Boston University, 111 NR 7-4-1 6
14 Colgate University, 98 15 9-4-1 3
15 Yale University, 86 8 5-3-1 9
Others receiving votes: Michigan State University, 43; Miami University, 23; Cornell University, 16; University of Michigan, 14; University of Nebraska Omaha, 12; Air Force Academy, 2; University of North Dakota, 2.
USCHO.com Division I Men's Hockey Poll (Nov. 28)
Rk. School (FPV) Record Points Lst Wk.
1 Merrimack (48) 9-0-1 997 1
2 Boston College (2) 10-4-0 902 5
2 Notre Dame 10-3-3 902 2
4 Minnesota-Duluth 9-3-2 814 6
5 Minnesota 11-4-1 803 3
6 Ferris State 10-3-1 705 7
7 Ohio State 10-3-1 700 9
8 Colorado College 7-4-0 649 4
9 Union 7-3-3 489 13
10 Denver 6-4-3 480 10
11 Lake Superior 10-4-2 462 13
12 Western Michigan 6-4-4 429 12
13 Boston University 7-4-1 417 15
14 Yale 5-3-1 352 8
15 Colgate 9-4-1 348 16
16 Michigan State 8-5-1 263 20
17 Cornell 6-3-0 215 17
18 Miami 8-6-2 174 NR
19 Michigan 7-7-2 159 11
20 Michigan Tech 8-5-1 95 18
Others receiving votes: Nebraska-Omaha 94,Massachusetts-Lowell 17, North Dakota 11, Northern Michigan 8, Air Force 6, Clarkson 5, St. Cloud State 3, Harvard 1.
UNH Hockey on Television(Subject to change or additional): UNH will have 12 games broadcast live on TV in 2011-12. WBIN-TV will air six games with one game on CBS Sports, WCAX, NESN and Cox, while two will air locally on Charter (Minn.).
DATE GAME Channel RES.
Oct. 21 at St. Cloud Charter L, 5-7
Oct. 22 at St. Cloud Charter T, 3-3 OT
Nov. 12 at Vermont WCAX T, 4-4 OT
Nov.18 Mass.-Lowell WBIN W, 5-0
Dec. 8 Boston Univ. WBIN 7 p.m.
Jan. 7 vs. Maine (Frozen Fenway) NESN 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 21 Merrimack WBIN 7 p.m.
Jan. 27 at Boston College NESN 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 28 Boston College WBIN 7 p.m.
Feb. 3 Providence CBS Sports 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 10 Northeatern WBIN 7 p.m.
Feb. 11 at Merrimack NESN 7 p.m.
Feb. 17 Vermont WBIN 7 p.m.
NESN FLEX GAMES WILL BE DETERMINED TWO WEEKS OUT
Feb. 18 Vermont at New Hampshire NESN-FLEX 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 25 New Hampshire at UMass NESN-FLEX 3:30 p.m.
Mar. 3 New Hampshire at Maine NESN-FLEX 4 p.m.
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.In 2009, 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 WSMN-AM 1590 (Nashua), WNTK-FM 99.7 (New London) and WASR-AM 1420 (Wolfeboro) -- will carry the following: all UNH football & men's hockey broadcasts, 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 fifth-straight season, while Pete Webster will once again be doing the color commentating. Webster has been announcing Wildcat hockey 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.
WILDCAT AWARDS: Here is a list of awards that Wildcat players have won to date this season:
Player Award Date
Matt Di Girolamo USCHO's Top 10 Goalies #1 9/26
Stevie Moses USCHO's Top 10 Forwards #4 9/30
Matt Di Girolamo HE Defensive Player of the Week 10/31
UNH Wildcats HE Team of the Week 11/7
Casey Thrush HE Rookie of the Week 11/21
Stevie Moses HE co-Player of the Week 11/28
GRANITE STATE CONNECTION: The Wildcat hockey team features three players from New Hampshire with Greg Burke (Lee), Ryan Randall (Durham) and Casey DeSmith (Rochester) all hailing from the Granite State.
Men's Hockey Plays Home-and-Home Series with UMass Lowell