Men's Hockey Competes in Annual Battle for the RiverStone Cup XI against Dartmouth (Sat. - 7 p.m. - Verizon Wireless Arena)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team (7-11-2) looks to build on recent success when it plays in-state rival Dartmouth College (7-6-2) in the annual Battle for the RiverStone Cup XI. Puck drops at 7 p.m. on Saturday night at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester.
SCOUTING THE BIG GREEN: Dartmouth College Big Green enters Saturday's game with the Wildcats with a 7-6-2 overall record and a 4-4-1 mark in ECAC play. The Big Green saw its four-game unbeaten streak (0-3-1) snapped most recently by a 7-1 loss at Union on Jan. 7. Dartmouth is 5-3-2 at home this season compared to just 2-3-0 away from Thompson Arena. A well-balanced offense sees four Big Green players in double-figure scoring led by Eric Robinson and Tyler Sikura with seven goals and four assists for 11 points each. Dustin Walsh (3g, 7a) and Matt Lindblad (1g, 9a) round out double figure scorers. In net, Dartmouth uses a trio of netminders. James Mello is 3-4-1 with a 2.99 GAA and a .898 save percentage in eight games, Cab Morris is 3-1-1 with a 2.92 GAA and a .902 save percentage, while Jody O'Neill is 1-1-0 with a 2.30 GAA and a .914 save percentage in three games. The Big Green defense is holding teams to just 3.0 goals per game, but the offense is scoring just 2.53 per contest. Dartmouth's power play is just 10.2 percent with five goals in 49 chances, while its penalty kill is operating at a 72.7 percent efficiency with 48 kills in 66 attempts.
SERIES HISTORY VS. DARTMOUTH: The Wildcats and Big Green have met 52 times in the all-time series history with UNH holding the advantage at 32-18-2, which dates back to February 19, 1936.The 'Cats have won four of the last six meetings, despite a 5-4 set back last season in the annual Battle for the RiverStone Cup. Overall, UNH holds a 6-3-1 edge in the Battle for the RiverStone Cup that has been played at Verizon Wireless Arena in each of the past 10 years. Coach Umile owns a 10-5-1 lifetime record against Dartmouth. The last meeting between the two schools on a campus site was Dec. 29, 2000 in a 6-2 Dartmouth win at Thompson Arena in Hanover, N.H. Stevie Moses and John Henrion are the active leading scorers against Dartmouth with two points apiece. Moses has a pair of assists, while Henrion had two goals in last year's contest. Matt Di Girolamo is 0-1-0 lifetime against the Big Green with a 5.02 GAA and a .833 in his only start.
SCORING LEADERS VS. THE BIG GREEN:
Player GP G-A-P
Stevie Moses 3 0-2-2
John Henrion 1 2-0-2
Brett Kostolansky 2 0-1-1
Jeff Silengo 1 0-1-1
Nick Sorkin 1 0-1-1
Dalton Speelman 2 0-0-0
Greg Burke 2 0-0-0
Mike Borisenok 3 0-0-0
Damon Kipp 3 0-0-0
Kevin McCarey 1 0-0-0
Scott Pavelski 1 0-0-0
Kevin Goumas 1 0-0-0
Austin Block 1 0-0-0
Connor Hardowa 1 0-0-0
Player GP/Min GA GAA W-L-T SV SV%
Di Girolamo 1/59:42 5 5.02 0-1-0 25 .833
HISTORY OF THE RIVERSTONE CUP: UNH holds a 6-3-1 advantage in 10 previous Battle for the RiverStone Cups. The Big Green captured its first win in the series in a crazy 9-8 game on Jan. 12, 2005. Dartmouth's other wins came in 2008 and last year.
RIVERSTONE CUP MVPs:
2011 Doug Jones Dartmouth
2010 Blake Kessel, Paul Thompson UNH
2009 Jerry Pollastrone UNH
2008 J.T. Wyman Dartmouth
2007 Kevin Regan UNH
2006 Jacob Micflikier UNH
2005 Jarrett Sampson Dartmouth
2004 Mike Ayers, Steve Saviano UNH
2003 Dan Yacey Dartmouth
2002 Colin Hemingway UNH
LAST TIME THESE TEAMS MET (Jan 15, 2011): Doug Jones broke a tie with 1:11 remaining in regulation to lift the Dartmouth College men's ice hockey team a 5-4 non-conference victory against UNH. Jones, who also tallied an assist, was named MVP of the Battle for the RiverStone Cup X intrastate matchup. John Henrion had a pair of goals for the Wildcats, while Paul Thompson (1g, 1a), Mike Sislo (1g, 1a) and Blake Kessel (2a) all registered multi-point efforts. Matt Di Girolamo had 25 saves, while his counterpart James Mello had 34 saves. Jones (1g, 1a) and Adam Estoclet (2a) both had multi-point efforts.
LAST TIME OUT (JAN. 11 AT PROVIDENCE): Casey DeSmith stopped all 26 shots he faced to register his first collegiate win and shutout, lifting the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team to a 1-0 win over Providence College in Wednesday night's Hockey East action at Schneider Arena.DeSmith becomes the first Wildcat freshman goalie to earn a shutout since Brian Foster did so on Dec. 8, 2006 against St. Lawrence. In a scoreless first period, both teams had chances. UNH had several chances including a tip by Mike Borisenok and a one-on-none break away by Stevie Moses. PC's best chances came during its three power play opportunities. UNH broke the deadlock as Moses scored his team-best 12th goal of the season at 6:41 of the second. Damon Kipp fought to keep the puck in the offensive zone and found Nick Sorkin in the zone. Sorkin carried the puck cross ice and his centering pass was deflected to an open Moses who fired a wrister from the center slot. The teams each had power play chances that they were unable to capitalize on, while the 'Cats held an 11-7 shot edge in the period. In a scoreless third period, the teams play even throughout the majority of the frame with the Friars getting the better of chances in the final minutes when skating with an empty net. PC held a 9-6 shot advantage for the period, while both teams netted 26 shots on net overall. Providence went 0-5 on the power play, while the 'Cats were 0-3 in its extra-skater opportunities. DeSmith earns his first collegiate win, moving to 1-2-0 overall. Providence's Alex Beaudry turned aside 25-of-26 Wildcat shots, but falls to 7-9-2 with the loss.
ALL-TIME UNH GAMES AT VERIZON WIRELESS: UNH is 10-10-2 lifetime in 22 games at Verizon Wireless Arena including a 6-3-1 mark in 10 games against the Big Green.
Date Winning Team Score Losing Team Score Res.
12-13-01 UNH 6 Dartmouth 3 W
1-15-03 UNH 1 Dartmouth 1 T (OT)
2-1-03 UNH 4 Maine 2 W
11-12-03 UNH 2 Boston College 2 T (OT)
1-13-04 UNH 5 Dartmouth 0 W
3-27-04 Michigan (NCAA) 4 UNH 1 L
11-5-04 UNH 4 Boston U. 3 W
1-12-05 Dartmouth 9 UNH 8 L
11-1-05 Boston College 3 UNH 2 L
1-14-06 UNH 5 Dartmouth 4 W
1-13-07 UNH 4 Dartmouth 2 W
2-2-07 Maine 4 UNH 2 L
3-24-07 Miami (NCAA) 2 UNH 1 L
1-19-08 Dartmouth 5 UNH 3 L
1-17-09 UNH 6 Dartmouth 4 W
2-7-09 Maine 1 UNH 0 L
3-28-09 UNH (NCAA) 6 North Dakota 5 W(OT)
3-29-09 Boston U. (NCAA) 2 UNH 1 L
1-16-10 UNH 5 Dartmouth 2 W
1-15-11 Dartmouth 5 UNH 4 L
3-26-11 UNH (NCAA) 3 Miami 1 W
3-27-11 Notre Dame (NCAA) 2 UNH (NCAA) 1 L
Total 10-10-2 .500 Goals (75) GA (65)
DeSmith Captures First Collegiate Win, Shutout: Casey DeSmith stopped all 26 shots he faced to register his first collegiate win and shutout, lifting UNH to a 1-0 win over Providence College in Wednesday night's Hockey East action at Schneider Arena. DeSmith becomes the first Wildcat freshman goalie to earn a shutout since Brian Foster did so on Dec. 8, 2006 against St. Lawrence. He is the first freshman netminder to earn a win since Matt Di Girolamo did so in a relief appearance in UNH's 9-4 win over Holy Cross on Dec. 11, 2008.
Two Goalies with Shutouts in the Same Season: The 2006-07 season was the last time UNH had two different goalies with shutouts in the same season. That season Kevin Regan had three shutouts in 35 games, while freshman Brian Foster had two shutouts in seven games played. Earlier this season, Matt Di Girolamo stopped 31 shots in a 5-0 shutout of UMass Lowell.
UNH Extends Unbeaten Streak against PC to 15 Games: UNH is 13-0-2 in its last 15 games against PC with its last loss coming in a 7-1 defeat on Feb. 24, 2007. In addition, New Hampshire is 15-0-1 in its last 16 games at home against the Friars with the last loss at home coming on March 12, 2004 in the Hockey East quarterfinals.
Following a Win: UNH is 3-2-1 following a win this season.
Final Non-Conference Game: Saturday night is UNH's final non-conference game of the season. The 'Cats are 2-3-1 in their first six non-conference games.
Battle for the RiverStone Cup Features Four Granite Skaters: Saturday's game between UNH and Dartmouth for New Hampshire's bragging rights will feature four players from New Hampshire. Jim Gaudet, son of head coach Bob Gaudet, is Dartmouth's lone Granite Stater, while UNH has three players from New Hampshire with Greg Burke (Lee, N.H.), Casey DeSmith (Rochester, N.H.) and Ryan Randall (Durham, N.H.)
Cats Captures First Road Win: UNH captures its first road win since Feb. 26, 2011 at Northeastern. Overall, the 'Cats went 0-7-2 in the 318 days between road wins.
Power Play: UNH is 0-20 on the power play over the last six-plus games and are 2-8-0 when they failed to score on the power play compared to 5-3-2 when scored a power play goal. UNH's last power play goal came in the team's 9-1 win over Alabama Huntsville on Nov. 26.
Moses Heating Up: Stevie Moses is riding a three-game point scoring streak with a goal and two assists in that span. Overall, Moses has points in four of the last five games and six of the last eight.
1-0 Win: The Wildcats have been know for its high-power offense so 1-0 wins have been rare. UNH's last 1-0 win came on Feb. 28, 2008 versus Merrimack. In that game, Brian Foster stopped 26 shots. Overall, UNH had two 1-0 wins that season behind Foster.
Close Calls Against the Friars: While UNH is riding a 15 game unbeaten streak against the Friars, the series has been close of late. During the 15-game unbeaten streak, the teams have gone to overtime five times (3 UNH wins, 2 ties). Including the overtime games, nine of the last 15 games have been decided by one goal or less.
Goumas Nets Two: Sophomore forward Kevin Goumas scored two goals, including a 5-on-3 shorthanded tally. His shorthanded tally gave the 'Cats a 2-1 second-period lead, and Goumas scored the first of two UNH goals 1 minute, 43 seconds apart early in the third period to help the Wildcats pull into a 4-4 tie.
When Falling Behind: UNH is 1-4-1 when its opponent scores first. They are 0-4-2 when trailing after one period and 0-10-0 when trailing after second periods.
Youth Served: Three freshmen rank in the top seven in scoring for New Hampshire. Grayson Downing is the leader in rookie scoring with 15 points in 18 games. Here is a look at recent successes among UNH freshmen compared to this year's top trio.
Players Year G-A-P
Grayson Downing 2011-12 6-9-15 (18 gp)
Trevor van Riemsdyk 2011-12 2-8-10 (20 gp)
Casey Thrush 2011-12 2-7-9 (18 gp)
Kevin Goumas 2010-11 6-12-18 (32 gp)
Brett Kostolansky 2009-10 0-12-12 (28 gp)
Stevie Moses 2008-09 5-8-13 (33 gp)
Blake Kessel 2008-09 6-7-13 (37 gp)
James van Riemsdyk 2007-08 11-23-34 (31 gp)
Danny Dries 2007-08 11-17-28 (37 gp)
Darren Haydar (record) 1998-99 31-30-61 (41 gp)
Home vs. Away: UNH is 6-4-0 at home compared to 1-6-2 on the road. Here is a look at some of the breakdown of home vs. away and neutral.
Home Away Neutral
Record 6-4-0 1-6-2 0-1-0
Goals For 38 (3.8) 22(2.4) 4 (4.0)
Goals Against 26 (2.6) 36 (4.1) 5 (5.0)
GMs w/ 5+ goal 4 2 0
Power Play 21.2% 13.9% 0.0%
Penalty Kill 88.4% 81.0% 40.0%
Wins vs. Losses: UNH is averaging nearly five goals a game in wins and allowing just 1.3. Here is a look at stats in wins versus losses.
Record 7-0-0 0-11-0
Goals For 32 (4.6) 25 (2.1)
Goals Against 9 (1.3) 52 (4.7)
GMs w/ 5+ goal 4 2
Power Play 26.1% 10.0%
Penalty Kill 95.4% 69.4%
Top Scorers Sorkin (1-11-12) Dowing (3-6-9)
Goumas (2-9-11) Henrion (2-5-7)
Moses (8-2-10) Moses (3-4-7)
TO THIS POINT LAST YEAR: A comparison through 20 games between this season and the last two seasons.
09-10 10-11 11-12
Record 9-7-4 12-4-4 7-11-2
HE Record 9-2-3 10-1-2 5-8-1
Goals scored 68 70 64
Goals scored/PG 3.40 3.50 3.20
Goals Allowed 68 49 68
Goals Allowed/PG 3.40 2.45 3.40
Shots 569 710 690
Shots Allowed 655 616 586
Power Play 16.9% 20.7% 16.9%
(15-89) (19-92) (12-71)
Penalty Kill 78.6% 82.4% 80.9%
(66-84) (56-68) (55-68)
Top 3 Scorers Butler Thompson Moses
15-14-29 16-17-33 12-10-22
Kessel Sislo Sorkin
6-16-22 9-19-28 6-15-21
Thomp. DeSimone Goumas
10-11-21 5-18-23 6-11-17
Protecting the Lead: The Wildcats are 7-1-0 when leading after two periods.
SCORING BY CLASS: 2011-12 breakdown of scoring by class.
Class G-A-P G-A-P %
Seniors: 21-21-42 33%-19%-24%
Juniors: 17-30-47 27%-27%-27%
Sophomores: 15-37-51 23%-33%-30%
Freshmen: 11-24-35 17%-21%-20%
Wildcats Among National Leaders (Thru 1/12): Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual Rank Stats Points Per Game:
Stevie Moses 32nd 1.10 ppg
Nick Sorkin 44th 1.05 ppg
Goals Per Game:
Stevie Moses 18th 0.60 gpg
Assists Per Game:
Nick Sorkin 24th 0.75 apg
Power Play Goals:
Nick Sorkin 31st 4 ppg
Short Handed Goals:
Kevin Goumas 4th 2 shg
Nick Sorkin 18th 1 shg
Stevie Moses 35th 2 gwg
Grayson Downing 16th 0.83 ppg
Scoring Offense 16th 3.20
Scoring Defense 51st 3.40
Scoring Margin 40th -.20
Power Play 36th 16.9
Penalty Kill 36th 80.9
Combined Special Teams 43rd 48.2
Among the League Leaders (Thru 1/12): Where some of the Wildcats rank in Hockey East.
Player All Games HE Games
Points Stevie Moses 7th (22 pts) 13th (13 pts)
Nick Sorkin 9th (20 pts) 33rd (9 pts)
Goals Stevie Moses 4th (12 g) 9th (6 g)
Assists Nick Sorkin 4th (15 a) 24th (7 a)
Kevin Goumas 16th (11 a) 24th (7 a)
PP Points Stevie Moses 16th (7 pts) 32nd (5 pts)
Nick Sorkin 16th (7 pts) 44th (3 pts)
PP Goals Nick Sorkin 6th (4 ppg) 14th (2 ppg)
Stevie Moses 16th (3 ppg) 14th (2 ppg)
SH Points Kevin Goumas 4th (2 shp) 5th (1 shp)
Nick Sorkin 13th (1 shp) n/a
Stevie Moses 13th (1 shp)
T. van Riemsdyk 13th (1shp)
SH Goals Kevin Goumas 1st (1 shg) 3rd (1shg)
Nick Sorkin 7th (1 shg) n/a
Game Winning Goals
Stevie Moses 6th (2 gwg) 9th (1 gwg)
Def. Scoring T.van Riemsdyk 14th (10 pts) 21st (4 pts)
Damon Kipp 17th (9 pts) 19th (5 pts)
Freshman Scor. Grayson Downing 2nd (15 pts) 11th (6pts)
T. van Riemsdyk 10th (10 pts) 15th (4pts)
Casey Thrush 13th (9 pts) 8th (7 pts)
Plus-Minus Casey Thrush 22nd (+8) 6th (+6)
GAA Matt Di Girolamo 9th (3.41) 9th (3.23)
Save % Matt Di Girolamo 9th (.883) 9th (.888)
Where UNH is Ranked in Hockey East (Thru 1/12):
Overall HE games
Goals/per game 3.20/5th 2.64/8th
GAA 3.40/9th 3.14/7th
Power Play 16.9/7th 13.0/9th
Penalty Kill 80.9/7th 84.3/5th
Special Teams Net 0/6th -2/6th
1st Period Scoring 22/2nd 13/3rd
2nd Period Scoring 21/2nd 13/3rd
3rd Period Scoring 20/4th 11/6th
Overtime Scoring 1/3rd n/a
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.
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:
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
12/5 NR NR 7th
12/12 NR NR 8th
12/19 NR NR 8th
12/26 NP NP 8th
1/2 NR NR 8th
1/9 NR NR 9th
THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USCHO.com Division I Men's Hockey Poll (Jan. 9)
Rk. School (FPV) Record Points Lst Wk.
1 Minnesota-Duluth (50) 14-3-3 1000 1
2 Ohio State 14-4-3 928 2
3 Notre Dame 13-6-3 907 5
4 Boston College 13-7-1 846 4
5 Minnesota 15-7-1 806 3
6 Boston University 11-6-1 698 10
7 Merrimack 11-4-4 656 7
8 Colorado College 12-7-1 632 6
9 Cornell 9-4-2 525 13
10 Western Michigan 10-7-5 493 8
11 Massachusetts-Lowell 12-5-0 473 12
12 Colgate 12-6-2 392 9
13 Ferris State 13-8-1 370 17
14 Union 10-5-6 357 14
15 Michigan 12-8-4 343 16
16 Denver 11-8-3 293 11
17 North Dakota 11-8-2 160 19
18 Michigan State 11-9-2 157 15
19 Lake Superior 12-9-3 125 18
20 Northern Michigan 10-7-4 121 NR
Others receiving votes: Miami 108, Northeastern 48, Yale 33,
Nebraska-Omaha 11, Harvard 7, Maine 6, Quinnipiac 2, Air
Force 1, Mercyhurst 1, St. Cloud State 1.
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's Hockey Poll (Jan. 9)
Rk. Team, Points (FPV) Last Poll Record Weeks
1 Minnesota Duluth, 510 (34) 1 14-3-3 14
2 Ohio State University, 456 2 14-4-3 8
3 University of Notre Dame, 450 3 13-6-3 14
4 Boston College, 402 4 13-7-1 14
5 University of Minnesota, 378 5 15-7-1 13
6 Boston University, 288 11 11-6-1 11
7 Merrimack College, 285 6 11-4-4 13
8 Colorado College, 236 8 12-7-1 14
9 Cornell University, 215 14 9-4-1 4
10 UMass Lowell, 205 12 12-5-0 2
11 Western Michigan, 150 9 10-7-5 14
12 Ferris State University, 120 NR 13-8-1 9
13 Union College, 112 NR 10-5-6 12
14 Colgate University, 108 7 12-6-2 8
15 University of Michigan, 62 13 12-8-4 10
Others receiving votes: University of Denver, 58; Northern Michigan University, 15; University of North Dakota, 13; Miami University, 9; Michigan State University, 7; Lake Superior State University 1.
UNH Hockey on Television(Subject to change or additional):
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 L, 1-2
Jan. 7 vs. Maine (Frozen Fenway) NESN L, 4-5 OT
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.
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
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.
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.