DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team returns to Hockey East play with a critical home-and-home series against sixth-ranked Merrimack College. The Wildcats will play at Lawler Arena on Friday night (7 p.m.) and play host to the Warriors on Saturday night (7 p.m.) at Whittemore Center. Saturday's game will be broadcast live on WBIN-TV with Dan Parkhurst and Pete Webster calling all the action.
Scouting the Warriors: The 6th/7th-ranked Merrimack College Warriors enter the weekend's series with a 12-4-5 record overall and an 8-3-3 mark in Hockey East. The Warriors were unbeaten over their first 10 games (9-0-1) and owed the nation's top billing for several weeks early in the season. Merrimack is 3-4-4 since that time, but are riding a three-game unbeaten streak. Merrimack took three points from Maine last weekend with a 6-2 win on Friday and a 2-2 overtime tie on Saturday at Lawler Arena. A balanced Warrior offense features eight players in double-figure scoring with Ryan Flanigan (6g, 13a) and Jesse Todd (9g, 9a) leading the way with 19 and 18 points, respectively. Between the pipes, Merrimack looks to veteran netminder Joe Cannata. Cannata is 11-4-5 with a 2.02 GAA and a .927 save percentage in 20 games. The Warrior offense is averaging over three goals per game (3.10), while the defense is allowing just two goals per game (2.00).
Series History vs. Merrimack: The Wildcats hold the advantage in the all-time series vs. Merrimack College at 64-16-8 in 88 all-time meetings dating back to Jan. 16, 1960. Since 1996, UNH is 40-7-6 in the last 53 games. UNH owns a 25-4-2 all-time record vs. Merrimack at the Whittemore Center and Coach Umile has compiled a 52-13-7 all-time mark against the Warriors. The 'Cats are 15-4-0 in the last 19 meetings against Merrimack at Towse Rink. Merrimack won the 2010-11 regular season series 2-1-0 on the strength of a weekend sweep Feb. 11-12 and captured a 4-1 win in the Hockey East semifinals on March 18 at TD Garden in Boston. Senior forward Stevie Moses is the active scoring leaders against Merrimack with five points in nine games. Matt Di Girolamo is 1-3-0 lifetime against the Warriors with a .928 save percentage and a 2.78 GAA.
SCORING LEADERS VS. THE WARRIORS:
Player GP G-A-P
Stevie Moses 9 3-2-5
Damon Kipp 8 1-3-4
Brett Kostolansky 7 1-1-2
Mike Borisenok 8 0-2-2
Dalton Speelman 6 1-0-1
Kevin McCarey 5 0-0-0
John Henrion 6 0-0-0
Austin Block 6 0-0-0
Greg Burke 4 0-0-0
Scott Pavelski 3 0-0-0
Connor Hardowa 5 0-0-0
Nick Sorkin 3 0-0-0
Kevin Goumas 4 0-0-0
Jeff Silengo 3 0-0-0
Player GP/Min GA GAA W-L-T SV SV%
Di Girolamo 4/237:03 11 2.78 1-3-0 142 .928
Di Girolamo Game-by-Game vs. the Warriors
Date Min Res. Svs. GA Shots
11-27-10 59:49 W 41 1 42
2-11-11 57:33 L 34 4 38
2-12-11 61:42 L 36 3 39
3-18-11 57:59 L 31 3 34
Totals 237:03 1-3-0 142 11 153
Last Time These Teams Met (March 18, 2011 - TD Garden): Stevie Moses registered the lone goal of the evening, but it wasn't enough, as UNH fell to seventh-ranked and fourth-seeded Merrimack College, 4-1, in the Hockey East semifinals at TD Garden.New Hampshire nearly found the back of the net just 35 seconds into the action, as Blake Kessel dumped the puck into the offensive zone and it deflected in off a Merrimack stick and took a bad bounce past MC goalie Joe Cannata, but UNH was offside after a video review. UNH cracked the scoreboard first when Moses scored off a give-and-go pass sequence with Mike Borisenok, potting the puck from the center slot at 7:23 of the period. Borisenok and Matt Campanale were both credited with helpers on the tally. Moments later, the Warriors punched in the equalizer on a short-handed breakaway goal by Ryan Flanigan at 10:47 of the first with an assist from Stephane Da Costa, evening the score at 1-1. However, the score wouldn't stay tied for long, as Merrimack took its first lead of the night when Brendan Ellis fired a one-timer from the left point that deflected into the net off a UNH stick and then off of Merrimack's Elliott Sheen into the net at 16:15 to make it 2-1. Ellis and Karl Stollery were both credited with assists on the goal. New Hampshire held a 13-11 edge in shots during the frame. In a scoreless second period, both teams had chances with Merrimack holding a 12-11 shot edge in stanza. UNH's best chances came in power play, while the Warriors also generated some of its best chances on the man-advantage. The Warriors materialized those chances late in the third frame when Mike Collins chipped in a puck on the doorstep of the net on the right side with just over five minutes remaining. Jesse Todd and Ellis were both credited with assists on the score. Merrimack would add to its lead and seal the victory in the final seconds of the stanza, when Sheen scored a short-handed and empty net goal with just 7.7 seconds on the clock. Di Girolamo (21-10-6) stopped a game-high 31 saves in the contest, including 12 in the second frame. Cannata (25-8-4) meanwhile stopped 30 shots on his own in the win.
Last Time Out (Jan. 14 vs. Dartmouth): Stevie Moses registered his second career hat trick, potting four goals and earning Most Valuable Player honors as the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team skated to a 4-1 win over Dartmouth College in the Battle for the RiverStone Cup XI at Verizon Wireless Arena. For Moses, the four goals match a career high he netted previously against Alabama-Huntsville on Nov. 26, 2011, at the Whittemore Center Arena. Moses scored in all fascets of the game with two power play goals (one 5-on-3, one 5-on-4), a shorthanded goal and an even-strength tally. Kevin Goumas (three assists) and Trevor van Riemsdyk (two assists) registered multi-point efforts for the Wildcats. Casey DeSmith earned his second-consecutive win as he stopped 21 shots including 14 in the final frame. DeSmith improves to 2-2-0 on the season, while counterpart James Mello is now 3-5-1, stopping 28 shots including 15 in the first period.
Moses Named Hockey East Player of the Week: Stevie Moses was named Hockey East Player of the Week. The announcement was made Monday by the league office. Moses earns the award for the second time this season. Moses scored all five of UNH's goals on the week leading the Wildcats to a pair of wins. The senior forward scored the game's lone goal in a 1-0 win over Providence on Wednesday night and followed that up with a four-goal outburst against Dartmouth on Saturday. He was named Most Valuable Player at the Battle for the RiverStone Cup, Moses had 14 shots on goal and was a +3 on the week. On Saturday night, Moses scored a 5-on-3 goal, a power play goal, a shorthanded goal and an even-strength tally. For Moses, the four-goal effort was the second four-goal effort of the season. Moses is the league-leader in goals scored with 16 thanks in part to a pair of four-goal efforts this season.
DeSmith Garners League's Top Rookie Honors: Casey DeSmith earned Hockey East Rookie of the Week honors on Monday. He is the second UNH freshman to earn this award this season (Casey Thrush – Nov. 21). DeSmith stopped 48-of-49 shots during the week earning his first two collegiate wins and his first collegiate shutout. On Wednesday against Providence, he turned aside all 26 shots he faced to earn a 1-0 win. On Saturday against Dartmouth, the freshman netminder stopped the final 21 Dartmouth shots, allowing just one goal. DeSmith posted a 0.375 GAA and a .980 save percentage during the week. For DeSmith, this week's starts were just the third and fourth of his young career.
Moses Nets Second Four-Goal Game of the Season: Stevie Moses becomes the first Wildcat to register two four-goal games in a single season since Steve Saviano did so in the 2003-04 season. Saviano netted four against Canisius on Oct. 24, 2003 and at Merrimack on Jan. 23, 2004.
Saturday Night on WBIN-TV: Saturday night's game will be broadcast live in high-definition on WBIN-TV. UNH and WBIN have partnered to bring 12 UNH contests, including six men's hockey games to air. Additionally, UNH's monthly magazine show Inside Wildcat Country will air immediately following Saturday's game. Dan Parkhurst and Pete Webster will call all of the action from Whittemore Center. Pack Network will be producing the game along with UNH Wildcat Productions.
Goumas Happy to Assist: Kevin Goumas handed out three assists on Saturday night against Dartmouth.
RiverStone Hat Tricks: Stevie Moses became just the third player in the history of the RiverStone Cup game to register a hat trick and the first to score four goals in a game. Dartmouth's Jarrett Sampson did so most recently with three goals in a 9-8 Big Green win in 2005, while Steve Saviano was the first player to register a hat trick in the Battle for the RiverStone Cup with three goals in a 5-0 UNH win in 2004.
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.
Following a Win: UNH is 4-2-1 following a win this season.
Back-to-Back Wins: UNH captured back-to-back wins for the first time since Nov. 4-5, when it won its third and fourth straight games during a seven-game unbeaten streak.
Final Non-Conference Game: Saturday night's game against Dartmouth was UNH's final non-conference game of the season. The 'Cats finished an even 3-3-1 in non-conference games.
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 Back on Track: UNH was 0-20 on the power play over the last six-plus games before a 2-5 effort on Saturday against Dartmouth. The 'Cats are 2-8-0 when they failed to score on the power play compared to 6-3-2 when scored a power play goal. Prior to Saturday, 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 four-game point scoring streak with five goals and two assists in that span. Overall, Moses has points in five of the last six games and seven of the last nine.
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 19 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 (19 gp)
Trevor van Riemsdyk 2011-12 2-10-12 (21 gp)
Casey Thrush 2011-12 2-7-9 (19 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 1-1-0
Goals For 38 (3.8) 22(2.4) 8 (4.0)
Goals Against 26 (2.6) 36 (4.1) 6 (3.0)
GMs w/ 5+ goal 4 2 0
Power Play 21.2% 13.9% 28.6%
Penalty Kill 88.4% 81.0% 62.5%
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 8-0-0 0-11-0
Goals For 36 (4.5) 25 (2.1)
Goals Against 10 (1.25) 52 (4.7)
GMs w/ 5+ goal 4 2
Power Play 28.6% 10.0%
Penalty Kill 96.0% 69.4%
Top Scorers Moses (12-2-14) Downing (3-6-9)
Goumas (2-12-14) Henrion (2-5-7)
Sorkin (1-12-13) Moses (3-4-7)
TO THIS POINT LAST YEAR: A comparison through 21 games between this season and the last two seasons.
09-10 10-11 11-12
Record 10-7-4 13-4-4 8-11-2
HE Record 9-2-3 11-1-2 5-8-1
Goals scored 73 74 68
Goals scored/PG 3.48 3.52 3.24
Goals Allowed 70 52 69
Goals Allowed/PG 3.33 2.48 3.29
Shots 607 745 722
Shots Allowed 681 641 608
Power Play 19.4% 19.6% 18.4%
(18-93) (19-97) (14-76)
Penalty Kill 79.5% 80.6% 81.7%
(70-88) (58-72) (58-71)
Top 3 Scorers Butler Thompson Moses
16-14-30 17-17-34 16-10-26
Kessel Sislo Sorkin
6-20-26 9-20-29 6-16-22
Thomp. DeSimone Goumas
12-12-24 5-18-23 6-14-20
Protecting the Lead: The Wildcats are 8-1-0 when leading after two periods.
SCORING BY CLASS: 2011-12 breakdown of scoring by class.
Class G-A-P G-A-P %.
Seniors: 25-21-46 37%-18%-25%
Juniors: 17-31-48 25%-26%-26%
Sophomores: 15-41-56 22%-34%-30%
Freshmen: 11-26-37 16%-22%-20%
Wildcats Among National Leaders (Thru 1/16): Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual Rank Stats Points Per Game:
Stevie Moses 19th 1.24 ppg
Nick Sorkin 40th 1.05 ppg
Goals Per Game:
Stevie Moses 5th 0.76 gpg
Assists Per Game:
Nick Sorkin 20th 0.76 apg
Kevin Goumas 33rd 0.70 apg
Power Play Goals:
Stevie Moses 26th 5 ppg
Nick Sorkin 43rd 4 ppg
Short Handed Goals:
Kevin Goumas 7th 2 shg
Stevie Moses 19th 1 shg
Nick Sorkin 19th 1 shg
Stevie Moses 14th 3 gwg
Grayson Downing 19th 0.79 ppg
Scoring Offense 11th 3.24
Scoring Defense 51st 3.29
Scoring Margin 40th -.05
Power Play 33rd 18.4
Penalty Kill 32nd 81.7
Combined Special Teams 38th 49.0
Among the League Leaders (Thru 1/16): Where some of the Wildcats rank in Hockey East.
Player All Games HE Games
Points Stevie Moses 3rd (26 pts) 15th (13 pts)
Nick Sorkin 9th (22 pts) 45th (9 pts)
Kevin Goumas 10th (20 pts) 33rd (10 pts)
Goals Stevie Moses 1st (16 g) 14th (6 g)
Assists Nick Sorkin 4th (16 a) 29th (7 a)
Kevin Goumas 10th (14 a) 29th (7 a)
PP Points Stevie Moses 7th (9 pts) 25th (5 pts)
Nick Sorkin 22nd (7 pts) 47th (3 pts)
PP Goals Stevie Moses 5th (5 ppg) 15th (2 ppg)
Nick Sorkin 10th (4 ppg) 15th (2 ppg)
SH Points Kevin Goumas 3rd (3 shp) 6th (1 shp)
Stevie Moses 7th (2 shp) n/a
Nick Sorkin 14th (1 shp) n/a
T. van Riemsdyk 14th (1shp) n/a
SH Goals Kevin Goumas 2nd (2 shg) 5th (1shg)
Nick Sorkin 8th (1 shg) n/a
Stevie Moses 8th (1 shg) n/a
Game Winning Goals
Stevie Moses 3rd (3 gwg) 11th (1 gwg)
Def. Scoring T.van Riemsdyk 11th (12 pts) 23rd (4 pts)
Damon Kipp 18th (9 pts) 20th (5 pts)
Freshman Scor. Grayson Downing 4th (15 pts) 11th (6pts)
T. van Riemsdyk 8th (12 pts) 17th (4pts)
Casey Thrush 13th (9 pts) 9th (7 pts)
Plus-Minus Casey Thrush 21st (+8) 5th (+6)
Where UNH is Ranked in Hockey East (Thru 1/16):
Overall HE games
Goals/per game 3.24/4th 2.64/8th
GAA 3.29/9th 3.14/7th
Power Play 18.4/5th 13.0/9th
Penalty Kill 81.7/6th 84.3/4th
Special Teams Net +3/5th -2/6th
1st Period Scoring 23/2nd 13/4th
2nd Period Scoring 23/2nd 13/7th
3rd Period Scoring 21/6th 11/8th
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
1/16 NR NR 8th
THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USCHO.com Division I Men's Hockey Poll (Jan. 16)
Rk. School (FPV) Record Points Lst Wk.
1 Minnesota-Duluth (50) 15-4-3 1000 1
2 Boston University 13-6-1 871 6
3 Boston College 14-8-1 856 4
4 Minnesota 16-8-1 783 5
5 Ohio State 14-6-3 780 2
6 Merrimack 12-4-5 747 7
7 Notre Dame 13-8-3 731 3
8 Western Michigan 12-7-5 627 10
9 Cornell 10-4-3 571 9
10 Michigan 14-8-4 563 15
11 Colorado College 13-8-1 505 8
12 Union 12-5-6 417 14
13 Ferris State 14-8-2 396 13
14 Massachusetts-Lowell 12-6-0 370 11
15 Denver 13-8-3 338 16
16 Michigan State 12-9-3 205 18
17 North Dakota 12-9-2 201 17
18 Colgate 12-8-2 156 12
19 Lake Superior 13-10-3 129 19
20 Miami 12-10-2 91 NR
Others receiving votes: Northern Michigan 81, Nebraska-Omaha 43, Quinnipiac 15, Harvard 6, Northeastern 6, Minnesota State 4, Maine 3, RIT 2, St. Cloud State 2, Mercyhurst 1.
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's Hockey Poll (Jan. 16)
Rk. Team, Points (FPV) Last Poll Record Weeks
1 Minnesota Duluth, 510 (34) 1 15-4-3 15
2 University of Minnesota, 435 5 16-8-1 14
3 Boston University, 422 6 13-6-1 12
4 Boston College, 406 4 14-8-1 15
5 Ohio State University, 363 2 14-6-3 9
6 University of Notre Dame, 335 3 13-8-3 15
7 Merrimack College, 321 7 12-4-5 14
8 Western Michigan, 275 11 12-7-5 15
9 Cornell University, 232 9 10-4-3 5
10 University of Michigan, 191 15 14-8-4 11
11 Colorado College, 165 8 13-8-1 15
12 Union College, 152 13 12-5-6 13
13 UMass Lowell, 97 10 12-6-0 3
14 Ferris State University, 84 12 14-8-2 10
15 University of Denver, 60 NR 13-8-3 14
Others receiving votes: University of North Dakota, 8; Colgate University, 7; Northern Michigan University, 7; Michigan State University, 5; University of Nebraska Omaha, 3; Miami University, 1; Quinnipiac 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
Grayson Downing HE Rookie of the Month Nov.
Stevie Moses MVP Battle for RiverStone Cup XI 1/14
Stevie Moses HE Player of the Week 1/16
Casey DeSmith HE Rookie of the Week 1/16
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.