February 19, 2013

No. 5 Men's Hockey Travels to Vermont for a Pair (Fri - 7 pm - NESN) (Sat - 4 pm - CBS Sports)

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#5/5 UNH (16-8-4, 11-7-3 HEA) at Vermont (10-14-4, 7-10-4 HEA)
Friday, Feb. 22 -- 7:00 p.m. - Gutterson Fieldhouse (4,003) | Burlington, Vt.
Saturday, Feb. 23 -- 4:00 p.m. - Gutterson Fieldhouse (4,003) | Burlington, Vt.

Television
NESN - Friday, Feb. 22 - 7:00 p.m. (6:30 pregame show)
Eric Frede (Play by Play), Craig Janney (Analyst)
CBS Sports - Saturday, Feb. 23 - 4:00 p.m.
Eric Frede (Play by Play), Jim Paradise (Analyst)

Wildcat Sports Radio Network
Friday, Feb. 22 - 7:00 p.m.  (6:30 p.m. pregame show)
Dan Parkhurst (Play by Play), Pete Webster (Analyst)
Saturday, Feb. 23 - 4:00 p.m.  (3:30 p.m. pregame show)
Dan Parkhurst (Play by Play), Pete Webster (Analyst)
Flagship Stations: WGIR-610 AM (Manchester)
The Wave - 96.7 FM (Portsmouth) - The Sports Animal 930 AM (Rochester)
Affiliate Stations: WNTK-FM 99.7 (New London, Claremont) - WASR-AM 1420 (Wolfeboro) - WZEI-FM 101.5 (Meredith, Concord)

Scouting the Catamounts: The University of Vermont Catamounts enter the weekend series with UNH 10-14-4 overall with a 7-10-4 mark good enough for seven place in Hockey East. After a 2-7-2 start, the Catamounts went on a 4-1-2 stretch before losing five straight. UVM got back on track winning four of the last five including three straight heading into this weekend with victories against Maine (3-0) and a two-game sweep against Northeastern (2-1/3-1).  Senior Chris McCarthy leads the team with nine goals and 14 assists on the season.  In their last victory against Northeastern McCarthy netted two goals including the game winner.  Freshman goalie Brody Hoffman made 29 saves in their two-game sweep against Northeastern. In 28 games, Hoffman has made 748 saves on 823 shots giving him a .909 save percentage on the season.  Sophomores Jacob Fallon and Kyle Reynolds both have eight goals on the season.  Picked tenth in this year's preseason poll, the Catamounts have improved to seventh place.

Series History vs. Vermont: The Wildcats own the advantage in the all-time series vs. Vermont at 76-19-5 in 100 all-time meetings dating back to Dec. 14, 1963. UNH won this year's only meeting 4-0 on Nov. 10 at Whittemore Center.  Coach Umile in his coaching career has registered a 30-9-5 mark against Vermont in 43 meetings. Overall, the Wildcats are 25-9-5 in the last 39meetings with Vermont. Kevin Goumas is the active leading scorer with 11 points in nine games for the Wildcats. Casey DeSmith is 2-1-0 with a 1.66 GAA and a .935 save percentage.

Scoring Leaders vs. the Catamounts:
Player    GP    G-A-P
Kevin Goumas     9     2-9-11
Brett Kostolansky     12     1-5-6
Greg Burke     11     3-2-5
Austin Block     9     3-1-4
Trevor van Riemsdyk     4     0-4-4
Connor Hardowa     13     2-1-3
Eric Knodel     4     2-1-3
Grayson Downing     4     2-1-3
Dalton Speelman     14     1-1-2
Nick Sorkin     8     0-2-2
John Henrion     12     0-2-2
Scott Pavelski     9     1-0-1
Jeff Silengo     8     0-1-1
Justin Agosta     4     0-1-1
Casey DeSmith    3    0-1-1
Casey Thrush     4     0-0-0
Matt Willows     2     0-0-0
Jay Camper    1    0-0-0
Collin MacDonald    1    0-0-0
Brett Pesce    1    0-0-0
Goaltending Stats
Player    GP/Min    GA    GAA    W-L-T    SV    SV%
DeSmith     3/180:24    5     1.66     2-1-0     72     .935

DeSmith Game-by-Game vs. the Catamounts
Date        Min    Res.    Svs.    GA    Shots
2-17-12        61:32    L    17    4    21
2-18-12         60:00     W     28     1     29
11-10-12        58:52    W    27    0    27
Totals         180:24     1-1-0     72    5     77

Wildcats Finish Stretch of 9-of-10 Verse Top 4 Opponents: The Wildcats just finished a stretch where they played nine of 10 against Merrimack (1st place in Hockey East), Providence (4th place) and Boston College (2nd place). New Hampshire will play the final six games of the regular season against the seventh (Vermont), eighth (Massachusetts) and ninth place (Maine) teams in Hockey East.

Tough "Road" Ahead for the Wildcats; Two Home Games in February: UNH is in the middle of a stretch where they are playing just two games at home in February, the 'Cats will conclude this span with a pair of games at Vermont this weekend.

West Coast Offense: The newly formed top line of Dan Correale, Grayson Downing and Austin Block have been very productive since their formation. The line has seven goals in six games (1.16 gpg). Downing and Correale hail from British Columbia, while Block is from California.  Top liners Grayson Downing and Dan Correale each registered a goal and an assist each in Sunday's 4-4 tie with Boston College.

Willows Lights the Lamp against the Eagles: Willows scored his second career goal, both goals coming against Boston College this season.

'Cats Manage Split With Eagles: After dropping the season series with BC three-straight years, UNH played to a split with the Eagles this season going 1-1-1.

Look Mom I'm on TV: UNH will play its next five games on television with a potential for all six games to be on TV. Friday night Eric Frede and Craig Janney will call the game for NESN, while Saturday's game is on CBS Sports with Frede and Jim Paradise on the call.

UNH Eyeing Series Win vs. Vermont: UNH can capture the season series with UVM with a win or a pair of ties this weekend. The Wildcats earned a 4-0 win on Nov. 10.

For the 101st and 102nd Times: UNH and Vermont will battle for the 101st time on Friday night. The Wildcats have won 76 of these 'Cat fights over the 50 years of this rivarly.

van Riemsdyk Continues to Be UNH's Good Luck Scorer: Trevor van Riemsdyk assisted on UNH's first goal in a 4-4 tie with BC. The 'Cats are 10-0-3 when he has a point.

Working Overtime: UNH has played overtime in two of the last three games and seven times overall this year. The 'Cats are 1-1-5 in those games this season.

DeSmith Gold Standard in Hockey East: Casey DeSmith leads Hockey East in every goaltending category.
Goals Against Average:    Overall    Hockey East
        Casey DeSmith     3rd (2.22)     1st (1.96)
Save Percentage:
        Casey DeSmith     3rd (.925)     1st (.937)
Winning Percentage:
        Casey DeSmith     2nd (6.80)     2nd (.658)

Henrion League Leading 125 Shots: John Henrion has a league-best 125 shots on net.

Pesce Receives High Marks from Central Scouting: Freshman defenseman Brett Pesce is the highest ranked collegiate player in the CSS Midterm 2013 NHL pre-draft rankings. Pesce is ranked 36th among North American skaters and has been projected as a first or second round draft pick according to some outlets. The highly-skilled blueliner celebrated his 18th birthday in November, while his captain Connor Hardowa celebrated his 24th birthday on the same day.

Winning the Draw: Jeff Silengo ranks first in Hockey East play in faceoff percentage.  Additionally, John Henrion ranks in the top 10 overall and in league play in that category.
Faceoff %:     Player    Overall    Hockey East
        John Henrion     2nd (.604)     2nd (.604)
        Jeff Silengo     4th (.589)     1st (.609)

Division I Men's Hockey Pairwise (Feb.18)
Rk.    Team    PR    W-L-T    Win %    Rk    RPI     Rk.    TUC    TUC %
1    Quinnipiac    30    22-4-4    .8000    1    .5824    1    13-3-2    .7778
2    Minnesota    29    20-6-4    .7333    2    .5658    2    10-5-3    .6389
3    Miami    28    19-8-5    .6719    4t    .5528    3    14-6-4    .6667
4t    UNH    26    16-8-4    .6429    8    .5473    5    11-7-3    .5952
4t    Boston College    26    17-8-3    .6607    6    .5455*    7    8-4-3    .6333
6    North Dakota    25    16-8-6    .6333    9    .5466    6    11-8-4    .5652
7t    Minnesota State    23    20-9-3    .6719    4t    .5474*    4    8-9-1    .4722
7t    Western Mich.    23    18-8-6    .6562    7    .5391    9    9-5-2    .6250
9    St. Cloud State    22    18-11-1    .6167    11    .5440*    8    12-9-1    .5682
10    Niagara    20    19-6-5    .7167    3    .5374*    10    3-3-0    .5000
11    Denver    19    15-9-5    .6034    13    .5351    11    8-8-4    .5000
12t    Yale    16    13-9-3    .5800    16    .5295    14    5-7-3    .4333
12t    Boston Univ.    16    14-12-2    .5357    25    .5202    20    9-7-1    .5588
14t    Mass-Lowell    15    16-9-2    .6296    10    .5347    12    3-7-0    .3000
14t    Notre Dame    15    19-12-1    .6094    12    .5323    13    7-9-1    .4412
14t    Union    15    15-10-5    .5833    15    .5245    15    6-5-2    .5385
17t    Rensselaer    13    14-11-5    .5500    23t    .5222*    18    7-9-3    .4474
17t    Merrimack    13    14-10-6    .5667    18t    .5208    19    6-7-2    .4667
19    Dartmouth    12    12-9-4    .5600    22    .5238    17    5-6-2    .4615
20t    Neb-Omaha    11    18-12-2    .5938    14    .5243    16    6-10-1    .3824
20t    Alaska    11    13-13-4    .5000    31t    .5095    26    10-8-2    .5500
22    Robert Morris    10    16-12-2    .5667    18t    .5039    28    5-3-2    .6000
23    St. Lawrence    9    15-11-4    .5667    18t    .5152    22    5-6-1    .4583
24t    Ohio State    8    13-12-7    .5156    30    .5138    24    6-9-6    .4286
24t    Northern Mich    8    13-15-4    .4688    36    .5032    29    10-11-3    .4792
26    Ferris State    7    15-13-4    .5312    26    .5113    25    5-9-2    .3750
27    Wisconsin    6    13-10-7    .5500    23t    .5194    21    5-10-3    .3611
28    Holy Cross    4    15-11-2    .5714    17    .5062*    27    2-4-1    .3571
29    Colgate    3    13-13-4    .5000    31t    .5013    30    4-8-2    .3571
30    Providence    2    11-10-7    .5179    27    .5147*    23    3-8-5    .3438
31    Colorado Coll.    0    11-14-5    .4500    39    .5002    31    5-11-3    .3421

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
9/24            RV    NP    4th (pre)
10/1            NP    RV    4th (pre)
10/8            RV    RV    4th (pre)
10/15        RV    15    5th
10/22        11    12    3rd
10/29        10    9    3rd
11/5            9    9    2nd
11/12        5    5    2nd
11/19        3    3    2nd
11/27        2    2    2nd
12/3            1    1    2nd
12/10        2    2    2nd
12/17        2    2    2nd
12/24        NP    NP    2nd
12/31        4    4    2nd
1/7            4    4    2nd
1/14            3    3    2nd
1/21            4    4    2nd
1/28            4    3    2nd
2/4            5    4    2nd
2/11            5    5    2nd
2/18            5    5    3rd

THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USCHO.com Division I Men's Hockey Poll (Feb. 11)
Rk.    School    (FPV)    Record    Points    Lst Wk.
  1     Quinnipiac                    (34)       22- 4-4       974         1
 2     Minnesota                     (15)       20- 6-4       958         2
 3     Miami                                    19- 8-5       889         3
 4     Boston College                ( 1)       17- 8-3       826         4
 5     New Hampshire                        16- 8-4       757         5
 6     North Dakota                             16- 8-6       740         7
 7     St. Cloud State                          18-11-1       684         8
 8     Western Michigan                     18- 8-6       657         6
 9     Minnesota State                          20- 9-3       651         9
10     Denver                                   15- 9-5       510        11
11     Notre Dame                               19-12-1       491        12
12     Massachusetts-Lowell                 16- 9-2       410        14
13     Yale                                     13- 9-3       352        10
14     Nebraska-Omaha                       18-12-2       333        16
15     Boston University                    14-12-2       299        13
16     Niagara                                  19- 6-5       243        15
17     Merrimack                                14-10-6       230        19
18     Wisconsin                                13-10-7       175        18
19     Dartmouth                                12- 9-4       130        17
20     Union                                    15-10-5        97        NR
Others receiving votes: Rensselaer 34, St. Lawrence 20, Providence 19, Ferris State 9, Ohio State 7, Alaska 4, Colgate 1.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's Hockey Poll (Feb. 11)
Rk.      Team, Points  (FPV)    Last Poll    Record  Weeks
1    Quinnipiac University, 503 (28)    2    21-3-4    10
2    University of Minnesota, 470 (6)    1    19-5-4    19
3    Miami University, 424        3    18-7-5    19
4    Boston College, 402        4    16-7-2    19
5    New Hampshire, 377        5    16-7-3    16
6    Western Michigan University, 338    6    18-7-5    19
7     University of North Dakota, 316    7    16-8-6    19
8    St. Cloud State University, 259    10    18-11-1    7
9    Yale University, 238        9    13-6-3    10
10    Minnesota State University, 185    13    18-9-3    6
11    University of Denver, 164    8    15-9-5    19
12    University of Notre Dame, 136    12    18-11-1    19
13    Boston University, 78        11    13-11-1    19
14    Niagara University, 70        14    18-5-5    2
15    UMass-Lowell, 55        NR    14-9-2    10
Others receiving votes: University of Nebraska-Omaha, 29; Dartmouth College, 13; Merrimack College, 9; University of Alaska, 7; University of Wisconsin, 7.

Scoring by Class: 2012-13 breakdown of scoring by class.
Class    G-A-P    G-A-P %.
Seniors:    28-38-66    31%-25%-27%
Juniors:    30-59-89    33%-38%-36%
Sophomores:    26-43-69    29%-28%-28%
Freshmen:    7-15-22    8%-10%-9%

To This Point: A comparison through 28 games between this season and the last three seasons.
    09-10    10-11    11-12    12-13
Record     14-10-4    17-7-4    12-14-2    16-8-4
HE Record    13-5-3    15-4-2    9-11-1    11-7-3
Goals scored    96    100    86    91
Goals scored/PG    3.43    3.57    3.07    3.25
Goals Allowed    90    71    85    65
Goals Allowed/PG    3.21    2.54    3.04    2.32
Shots    852    963    912    985
Shots Allowed    924    889    830    841
Power Play    16.5%     21.0%    19.4%    16.4%
    (20-121)    (26-124)    (20-103)    (18-110)
Penalty Kill    79.0%     80.8%    81.8%    89.5%
    (94-119)    (80-99)    (72-88)    (85-95)
Top 3 Scorers    Butler    Thompson    Moses    Goumas
    22-19-41    24-20-44    20-11-31    10-22-32
    Kessel    Sislo    Sorkin    Downing
    6-24-30    10-28-38    6-24-30    12-11-23
    Thomp.    DeSimone    Goumas    TVR
    15-14-29    5-26-31    6-18-24    6-15-21

Wildcats Among National Leaders (Thru 2/18): Below is a list of where UNH players and team rank nationally.
Individual         Rank         Stats    
Points Per Game:    
Kevin Goumas                        17th    1.14 ppg
Assists Per Game:
Kevin Goumas             10th    0.67 apg
Power Play Goals:         
Austin Block     23rd     5 ppg
Short Handed Goals:         
Grayson Downing     1st                     3 shg
Points Per Game (Defensemen):
Trevor van Riemsdyk            26th    0.67 ppg
Goals Against Average:
Casey DeSmith           24th           2.22 gaa
Save Percentage:
Casey DeSmith         22nd          .925
Winning Percentage:
Casey DeSmith     9th    .680
Shutouts:
Casey DeSmith     2nd    4
Team
Scoring Offense          10th               3.25 g/gm
Scoring Defense         11th       2.32 g/gm
Scoring Margin            4th        0.96
Power Play                   35th       16.4 pct
Penalty Kill                   5th        89.5 pct
Combined Special Teams   20th      51.3 pct
Team Winning Percentage 8th    .643

Among the League Leaders (Thru 2/18): Where some of the Wildcats rank in Hockey East.
        Player    All Games    HE Games
Points:     Kevin Goumas         6th (32 pts)     6th (21 pts)
        Grayson Downing   15th (23pts)  20th (15 pts)
                                  Austin Block              NR                   20th (15 pts)
Goals:       Grayson Downing 8th (12g)     NR
Assists:       Kevin Goumas     1st (22a)     5th (14a)
        T. van Riemsdyk   10th (15a)      8th (12a)
PP Goals:     Austin Block     3rd (5g)     2nd (4g)
        Eric Knodel           NR          8th (3g)
SH Goals:     Grayson Downing 1st (3shg)     1st (2g)
        Trevor van Riemsdyk   6th (1shg)    NR
GW Goals:     Austin Block       10th (2g)     NR
        Dalton Speelman 10th (2g)             NR
        Kevin Goumas       10th (2g)             NR
        T. van Riemsdyk     10th (2g)     NR
        John Henrion     10th (2g)     3rd (2g)
Def. Scoring:     T. van Riemsdyk     1st (21 pts)     1st (14 pts)
        Connor Hardowa  8th (14pts)     NR
        Eric Knodel          NR        9th (10 pts)    
Plus-Minus:     Kevin Goumas     4th (+17)     6th (+10)
        Grayson Downing 8th (+13)     6th (+10)
Shots on Goal:      John Henrion     1st (125)     1st (100)
        Austin Block     6th (97)     5th (75)
Faceoff %:     John Henrion     2nd (.604)     2nd (.604)
        Jeff Silengo     4th (.589)     1st (.609)
Goals Against Average:
        Casey DeSmith     3rd (2.22)     1st (1.96)
Save Percentage:
        Casey DeSmith     3rd (.925)     1st (.937)
Winning Percentage:
        Casey DeSmith     2nd (6.80)     2nd (.658)

Where UNH is Ranked in Hockey East (Thru 2/18):
    Overall                 HE games
Scoring Offense       3.25/2nd     3.00/3rd
Scoring Defense            2.32/1st     2.10/1st
Power Play         16.4/5th     16.9/5th
Penalty Kill         89.5/1st    90.1/1st
Special Teams Net           +11/1st     +10/1st
1st Period Scoring          24/1st      15/2nd
2nd Period Scoring       36/2nd      26/2nd
3rd Period Scoring        32/2nd         22/3rd
Overtime Scoring           1/2nd           0/3rd

UNH Wildcat Productions Signs Multi-Sport Deals with WBIN & FOX College Sports: The University of New Hampshire athletic department announced a 15-game multi-sport package to air live on WBIN-TV & FOX College Sports. UNH Wildcat Productions will produce the games along with production partner Pack Network. Wildcat Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports, manages the comprehensive multimedia rights for UNH Athletics. The 15-game package will feature eight men's ice hockey games as well as three men's basketball games and a pair of games each for women's basketball and women's ice hockey. The first broadcast will be Friday, Oct. 12 when the men's hockey team takes on St. Cloud State University (7:30 p.m.). UNH Wildcat Productions broadcasts home games for 12 of its 20 varsity sports via UNHWildcats.tv. All told, UNH will produce over 100 games, including the 15 on WBIN & FCS.

UNH Hockey on Television(Subject to change or additional):
DATE    GAME    Time/Result
Fri. Oct. 12     vs. St. Cloud St.     W, 5-3    
    Live Well Network | FOX College Sports Pacific
Sat. Oct. 20     vs. Boston U.     W, 4-1    
    WBIN | FOX College Sports Pacific
Fri. Oct. 26     vs. Northeastern     W, 4-3    
    WBIN | FOX College Sports Atlantic
Fri. Nov. 30     vs. UMass-Lowell     W, 5-2            WBIN | FOX College Sports Central
Sat. Jan. 5     vs. Rensselaer     W, 5-2            WBIN | FOX College Sports Atlantic
Fri. Jan. 11     at Boston College     L, 2-5             NESN
Sat. Feb. 2     vs. Merrimack     L, 1-4            WBIN | FOX College Sports Atlantic
Sun. Feb. 10     vs. Providence     T, 3-3 OT            CBS Sports
Fri. Feb. 22     at Vermont     7:00 p.m.             NESN
Sat. Feb 23     at Vermont     4:00 p.m.             CBS Sports
Fri. Mar. 1     vs. Massachusetts     7:30 p.m.             WBIN | FOX College Sports Atlantic
Sat. Mar. 2     vs. Massachusetts     7:00 p.m.             WBIN | FOX College Sports Atlantic
Fri. Mar. 8     vs. Maine     7:30 p.m.             NBC Sports

'CATS IN THE PROS: Here is a listing of former Wildcats playing professional hockey:
Mike Beck: Frisk Asker (Norway)
Bobby Butler: New Jersey Devils (NHL)
Matt Campanale: Elmira Jackals (ECHL)
Joe Charlebois: Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL)
Greg Collins: Eindhoven Kemphanen (Netherlands)
Phil DeSimone: Albany Devils (AHL)
Matt Di Girolamo: Trenton Titans (ECHL)
Matt Dzieduszycki: Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams (DEL - Germany)
Matt Fornataro: Västerås (Allsvenskan - Sweden)
Brian Foster: Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL)
Jamie Fritsch: Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL)
Lanny Gare: Löwen Frankfurt (Germany3)
Darren Haydar: Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Kevin Kapstad: Leksand (Allsvenskan - Sweden)
Blake Kessel: Adirondack Phantoms (AHL)
Damon Kipp: South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL)
Jason Krog:  HV71 (ET - Finland)
Peter LeBlanc: Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Nathan Martz: Storhamar (Norway)
Kevin McCarey: Elmira Jackals (ECHL)
Jacob Micflikier: Biel (NLA - Switzerland)
Steve Moses: Jokerit (ET - Finland)
Jerry Pollastrone: Friesland Flyers (Netherlands)
Nick Poole: Milton Keynes Lightning (EPIHL)
Josh Prudden: Tilburg Trappers (Netherlands)
Mike Radja: Nippon Paper Cranes (Asia League)
Kevin Regan: Valpellice (Italy)
Steve Saviano: Vaxjo (Elitserien - Sweden)
Mike Sislo: Albany Devils (AHL)
Trevor Smith: Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins (AHL)
Garrett Stafford: Hershey Bears (AHL)
Craig Switzer: HC Innsbruck (Austria)
Paul Thompson: Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins (AHL)
James van Riemsdyk: Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Daniel Winnik: Anaheim Ducks (NHL)

All in the Family: Junior forward Scott Pavelski is the younger brother of  Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks while sophomore defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk is the younger brother of former wildcat and current Toronto Maple Leaf forward James van Riemsdyk.

'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 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 WPKX-AM 930 (Rochester) , WZEI-FM 101.5 (Meredith/Concord) 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 WNTK-FM 99.7 (New London), 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 sixth-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 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
Dalton Speelman    HE Player of the Week    10/15
Casey DeSmith    HE co-Defensive Player of the Week    10/22
Casey DeSmith    HE co-Defensive Player of the Week    10/29
Casey DeSmith    HE Goaltender of the Month    October
Casey DeSmith    HE Defensive Player of the Week    11/5
Connor Hardowa    Senior CLASS Award Candidate    11/13
Casey DeSmith    HE Defensive Player of the Week    11/19
UNH Wildcats    HE Team of the Week    11/19
Dick Umile    XOS Digital Coach of the Week    11/19
Kevin Goumas    HE Player of the Week    11/26
UNH Wildcats    HE Team of the Week    11/26
Grayson Downing    HE co-Player of the Week    12/3
UNH Wildcats    HE Team of the Week    12/3
Austin Block    All-Tourney team (Dartmouth)    12/31
T. van Riemsdyk    MVP Battle for RiverStone Cup    1/26    

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.

NCAA Northeast Regional Tickets Now On Sale: The University of New Hampshire athletic department and the NCAA announced that tickets for the 2013 NCAA Northeast Regional on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 hosted by UNH and the Verizon Wireless Arena are now on sale. Tickets for the three-game package range from $55-$75. Game times will be announced at a later time. To purchase tickets in person, please visit the Whittemore Center or Verizon Wireless Arena box offices. To purchase tickets by phone, call 1-800-745-3000 or visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0100491F81FE34B9 or  www.verizonwirelessarena.com to  order tickets online.

'Cats Picked Fourth in Preseason Coaches' Poll: UNH was voted fourth in the Hockey East Preseason Coaches' Poll, which was announced Tuesday afternoon at the league's annual media day at Legends Restaurant at the TD Garden. The Wildcats racked up 64 points, including one first place vote, to give them the fourth place standing. New Hampshire has been picked third in the last two preseason polls and finished in the top three in Hockey East five of the last six seasons, including three regular-season titles in that span.
2012-2013 Hockey East Preseason Coaches Poll
Rk.         Team (FPV)                 Pts
1.            Boston College (9)                90
2.            UMass-Lowell                74
3.            Boston University                73
4.            New Hampshire (1)            63                       
5.            Maine                    56
6.            Northeastern                44
               Providence                    44           
8.            Merrimack                    38                       
9.            Massachusetts                35           
10.          Vermont                    23      

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