November 15, 2013

Men's Hockey Spars with Northeastern in Home-and-Home Series (Fri. 7 p.m. @ NU) (Sat. 7 p.m.)

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RV/RV UNH (4-5-1, 2-2-0 HEA) vs. Northeastern (6-3-0, 1-2-0 HEA)
Friday, Nov. 15 - 7 p.m. - Matthews Arena (4,666) | Boston, Mass.
Saturday, Nov. 16 - 7 p.m. - Whittemore Center (6,501) | Durham, N.H.

Wildcat Sports Radio Network
Friday, Nov. 15 - 7:00 p.m.  (6:30 pregame show)
Dan Parkhurst (Play by Play), Pete Webster (Analyst)
Saturday, Nov. 16 - 7:05 p.m.  
Dan Parkhurst (Play by Play), Pete Webster (Analyst)

Stations: WGIR-610 AM (Manchester), WQSO- 96.7 FM (Portsmouth), WPKX 930 AM (Rochester), WZEI 101.5 FM (Concord), WASR 1420 AM (Wolfeboro), WTSL 94.3, 94.5, 1400 (Claremont), WEEY 93.5 FM (Keene)

UNH Awarded Hockey East Team of the Week: UNH garnered Hockey East's Team of the Week for its weekend sweep of a home-and-home series with UMass. The announcement was made Monday afternoon by the league office.  UNH earned its first conference wins with a home-and-home series sweep of UMass last weekend. The Wildcats earned a 4-1 win at the Whittemore Center on Friday, their first home win, and shut out the Minutemen on Saturday with a 9-0 road win. The Wildcats outscored the Minutemen 13-1 over the weekend and the UNH defense held UMass to one goal on 46 shots (2.17 shooting percentage).

Double-Double: Kevin Goumas and Trevor van Riemsdyk each have double-digit point totals through the first 10 games of the season. Goumas leads the 'Cats with 11 (5g, 6a) as van Riemsdyk has 10 (3g, 7a).

Wins vs. Losses: In the four wins for the Wildcats this season, they have tallied 21 goals and 36 assists and are averaging 5.25 goals per game. The team has allowed just four goals in the four games, making 102 saves on 106 shots faced (.962 save percentage). On special teams, the team has only relinquished three power play goals to opponents.

In the five losses, UNH has scored 11 goals and 18 assists, averaging 2.20 goals per game. They allowed 18 goals and made saves on 129 shots of 147 faced (.878 save percentage). They also allowed six power play goals in those games.

Wyer off to a Hot Start: Senior Jeff Wyer has tallied a record of 2-1-1 on the young season with his only loss coming against now 10th-ranked RPI. In those four games, he has a goals against average of .230 and a save percentage of .917.

Scoring in Every Way: Saturday's game against UMass was the first time the Wildcats had scored a shorthanded, power play and regular strength goal since Nov. 30, 2012 against UML.

Spreading the Wealth: A total of 10 different skaters registered at least one point in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Brown. In the 9-0 win over UMass on Saturday, 14 different skates tallied at least one point.  On the year, 17 Wildcats have notched at least one point.

Hats Off to Downing: Grayson Downing notched his second-career hat trick in the effort, his third goal was the first shorthanded tally of the season for UNH.

DeSmith Shines in Weekend Sweep of UMass: Casey DeSmith registered 45 saves on 46 shots faced in the two game span for a .978 save percentage.

Regan Makes First Appearance in Combined Shutout: Sophomore goalie Jamie Regan made his collegiate debut in the 9-0 win as he and DeSmith combined for UNH's first shutout since shutting out UMass on March 2, 2013.

Blueliners Happy to Contribute: First Points for Cleland, Quast: UNH defensemen tallied 10 points in the two games with four goals and six assists. Blueliners Matias Cleland and Harry Quast each recorded their first career points Saturday with an assist.

12 Games in November: The month of November will be the busiest of the season for the Wildcats with 12 games on the calendar. The schedule includes three home-and-home series against Hockey East rivals UMass Lowell, Massachusetts, and Northeastern as well as back-to-back games against the Friars in Providence. UNH will host two midweek matchups against Ivy League opponents Brown and Harvard before heading to Colorado Springs for two games against the Colorado College Tigers to close out the month.

Scouting the Huskies: Northeastern enters the weekend 6-3-0 after snapping a three game losing streak with a 4-2 win over no. 12/11 UMass Lowell.  The Huskies kicked off the season by going 5-0-0 before losing 6-4 in the second matchup against St. Lawerence University. In conference games, Northeastern ranks fourth in scoring offense averaging 3 goals per game while allowing 3.33 goals per game in Hockey East matchups ranking tenth in the conference. The Huskies rank second in Hockey East for overall scoring with 4.33 goals per game lead by Freshman Forward Mike Szmatula who is tied for sixth in the country with 1.67 points per game (4-11-15, 9gp). Sophomore Kevin Roy leads the team in goals with eight. Junior goaltender Clay Witt has started in net six games this season earning a record of 4-2-0 with a GAA of 2.50 and .926 save percentage. In last week's win over the Riverhawks, Witt stopped 32 of 34 shots at the Tsongas Center to earn Hockey East Defender of the week honors.

Series History vs. Northeastern: UNH owns an 91-58-15 all-time record against Northeastern in 164 meetings in the series history between the two teams.UNH won the 2013-14 season series with Northeastern 2-0-1. Coach Umile owns a 46-16-13 record all-time against Northeastern. Junior forward Kevin Goumas is the active scoring leader against the Huskies with ten points in eight games. Jeff Wyer and Casey DeSmith have both seen action against the Huskies. Wyer saw 11:23 in a relief appearance on Nov. 1, 2008 and did not allow a goal in the three shots he faced. DeSmith is 3-0-1 with a 1.47 GAA and a .953 save percentage in four career games again NU. In their last meeting, DeSmith allowed one goal and stopped 47 shots in a 3-1 win over the Huskies.

SCORING LEADERS VS. THE HUSKIES:
Player    GP    G-A-P    
Kevin Goumas     8     2-8-10
Dalton Speelman     11     4-1-5
Casey Thrush     5    0-4-4
Nick Sorkin     8     0-3-3
Jeff Silengo     8    0-3-3
Trevor van Riemsdyk     6    1-1-2
Justin Agosta     6     0-1-1
Grayson Downing     6     1-1-2
Eric Knodel     6     1-0-1
Dan Correale    2    0-1-1
Jay Camper     3     0-0-0
Brett Pesce    3    0-0-0
Matt Willows     2     0-0-0
Maxim Gaudreault    2    0-0-0
Collin MacDonald    2    0-0-0
Goaltending Stats
Player     GP/Min     GA     GAA     W-L-T     SV     SV%
Wyer     1/11:23     0     0.00     0-0-0     3     1.000
DeSmith     3/185:00     5    1.62              2-0-1        76      .938

Wyer Game-by-Game vs. the Huskies
Date     Min         Res.         Svs.     GA     Shots
11/1/08     11:23     ND         3     0     3
Totals     11:23     0-0-0         3     0     3

DeSmith Game-by-Game vs. the Huskies
Date              Min      Res.         Svs.     GA     Shots
2/10/12     60:00     W            24         2        26
10/26/12    60:00    W        18    3    21
10/27/12    65:00    T        34    0    34
2/1/13    60:00    W        47    1    48
Totals    245:00    3-0-1        123    6    129

Wildcats Among National Leaders (Thru 11/13): Below is a list of where UNH players and the team rank nationally.
Individual         Rank         Stats    
Points Per Game:
Kevin Goumas           T-32nd    1.12 ppg
Trevor van Riemsdyk    T-60th    1.00 ppg
Goals Per Game:
Kevin Goumas           T-41st    0.56 gpg
Grayson Downing    T-45th    0.50 gpg
Nick Sorkin    T-45th    0.50 gpg
Assists Per Game:
Trevor van Riemsdyk             T-55th    0.70 apg
Kevin Goumas    T-65th    0.67 apg
Power-Play Goals:
Kevin Goumas    T-41st    2 ppg
Trevor van Riemsdyk    T-41st    2 ppg
Short-Handed Goals:
Grayson Downing    T-7th    1shg
Game-Winning Goals:
Tyler Kelleher    T-7th    2 gwg
Justin Agosta    T-26th    1 gwg
Jeff Silengo    T-26th    1 gwg
Points Per Game (Defensemen):
Trevor van Riemsdyk    T-4th    1.00 ppg
Eric Knodel     T-35th    0.70 ppg
Points Per Game (Rookies):
Tyler Kelleher    T-31st    0.70 ppg
Goals Against Average:
Casey DeSmith    29th    2.30 gaa
Jeff Wyer        30th    2.30gaa
Save Percentage:
Jeff Wyer        38th    .917
Casey DeSmith    42nd      .914
Winning Percentage:
Jeff Wyer        T-29th    .625
Casey DeSmith     T-61st    .333
Team
Scoring Offense         15th       3.30 g/gm
Scoring Defense         T-16th       2.30 g/gm
Scoring Margin            13th      1.00
Penalty Minutes    52nd    9.9

Among the League Leaders (Thru 11/13): Where some of the Wildcats rank in Hockey East.
        Player    All Games    HE Games
Points:    Grayson Downing -        T-3rd (5p)
        Kevin Goumas    8th (11g)        T-3rd (5p)
        Tyler Kelleher    -        T-3rd (5p)
        T. van Riemsdyk    T-9th (10g)        T-9th (4p)
Goals:    Grayson Downing T-9th (5g)        T-1st (4g)
        Kevin Goumas    T-7th (5g)        T-6th (2g)
        Nick Sorkin    T-7th (5g)        T-6th (2g)
        Justin Agosta    -        T-6th (2g)    
Assists:       T. van Riemsdyk    T-6th (7a)         -
        Tyler Kelleher    -        T-1st (4a)
        Kevin Goumas    -        T-7th (3a)
        Matt Willows    -        T-7th (3a)
PP Points:     T. van Riemsdyk    T-5th (5 pp)         T-1st (2p)
        Grayson Downing -        T-4th (2p)
        Eric Knodel    -        T-4th (2p)
        Tyler Kelleher    -        T-4th (2p)
        Matt Willows    -        T-4th (2p)
PP Goals:    T. van Riemsdyk    T-10th (2g)        T-1st (2g)
        Kevin Goumas    T-10th (2g)        T-5th (1g)
        Grayson Downing -        T-5th (1g)
        Dalton Speelman    -        T-5th (1g)
SH Goals:     Grayson Downing T-2nd (1g)         T-1st (1g)
GW Goals:     Tyler Kelleher     T-2nd (2g)         T-1st (1g)
        Justin Agosta    T-8th (1g)        T-1st (1g)
        Jeff Silengo    T-8th (1g)        -
Def. Scoring:     T. van Riemsdyk     T-1st (1.00 ppg)     T-2nd (1.33 ppg)
        Eric Knodel    T-5th (0.70 ppg)    T-9th (0.50 ppg)
        Justin Agosta    -        T-7th (0.75 ppg)
        Brett Pesce    -        T-9th (0.50 ppg)
Fr. Scoring:     Tyler Kelleher    T-6th (7p)        1st (5 p)
+/- :     T. van Riemsdyk     T-7th (+9)         T-5th (+4)
        Nick Sorkin    -        T-3rd (+5)
        Justin Agosta    -        T-5th (+4)
        Kevin Goumas    -        T-5th (+4)
Shots on Goal:     Grayson Downing T-5th (34 sog)         3rd (18 sog)
Blocked Shots:     Eric Knodel    T-1st (28 blk)         1st (16 blk)
Faceoff Percentage:
        Kyle Smith    9th (.583)        9th (.605)
        Jeff Silengo     8th (.591)         -
Goals Against Average:
        Casey DeSmith     9th (2.30)         8th (2.29)
Save Percentage:
        Casey DeSmith    12th (.914)         11th (.907)
Winning Percentage:
        Casey DeSmith     T-13th (.333)         4th (.500)

Where UNH is Ranked in Hockey East (Thru 11/13):
    Overall                 HE games
Scoring Offense       3.30/T-4th    4.50/1st
Scoring Defense            2.30/5th     2.25/T-5th
Power Play %         18.8/6th     22.7/2nd
Penalty Kill %        75.7/11th    69.2/11th
1st Period Scoring          10/3rd      5/1st
2nd Period Scoring       15/1st      7/2nd
3rd Period Scoring        8/T-6th         6/T-1st
Overtime Scoring           0/T-5th      0/T-3rd

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
9/23            13    NP    3rd (pre)
9/30            NP    13    3rd (pre)
10/7            12    NP    3rd (pre)
10/14        13    13    2nd
10/21        13    14    2nd
10/28        RV    RV    2nd
11/4            RV    RV    9th
11/11        RV    RV    3rd

Scoring by Class: 2013-14 breakdown of scoring by class.
Class    G-A-P    G-A-P %.
Seniors:    17-24-41    52-43-46
Juniors:    10-16-26    30-29-29
Sophomores:    4-10-14    12-18-16
Freshmen:    2-6-8    6-11-9

THE NATIONAL POLLS:
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's Hockey Poll (Nov. 11)
Rk.      Team, Points  (FPV)    Last Poll    Record  Weeks
1    University of Minnesota, 510 (34)    1    5-0-1    6
1    University of Minnesota, 502 (26)    1    6-1-1    7
2    University of Michigan, 447 (5)    2    6-1-1    7
3    University of Notre Dame, 397 (1)    3    7-3-0    7
4    St. Cloud State University, 390    4    6-1-1    7
5    Quinnipiac University, 383 (1)    6    9-1-1    7
6     Providence College, 378 (1)    5    7-1-1    7
7    Boston College, 313        8    6-2-1    7
8    Miami University, 302        7    6-3-1    7
9    Yale University, 220        9    3-1-2    7
10    Rensselaer, 187        13    6-2-2    4
11    Clarkson University, 134    15    9-2-1    2
12    University of Wisconsin, 98    12    3-2-    7
13    UMass-Lowell, 90        11    5-4-0    6
14    University of North Dakota, 72    10    3-4-1    7
15    Ferris State University, 70    RV    7-2-0    1
Others receiving votes: Lake Superior State University, 37; St. Lawrence University, 22; Northeastern University, 11; Boston University, 10; Cornell University, 6; Bowling Green State University, 4; University of New Hampshire, 3; Union College, 3; University of Nebraska-Omaha, 1.

USCHO.com Division I Men's Hockey Poll (Nov. 11)
Rk.    School    (FPV)    Record    Points    Lst Wk.
 1     Minnesota                     (38)        6- 1-1       984         1
 2     Michigan                      ( 9)        6- 1-1       922         2
 3     St. Cloud State               ( 1)        6- 1-1       838         3
 4     Notre Dame                                7- 3-0       825         4
 5     Providence                                7- 1-1       811         6
 6     Quinnipiac                    ( 2)    9- 1-1       788         5
 7     Boston College                        6- 2-1       719         8
 8     Miami                                     6- 3-1       689         7
 9     Yale                                      3- 1-2       575         9
10     Rensselaer                                6- 2-2       535        10
11     Clarkson                                  9- 2-1       427        16
12     Wisconsin                                 3- 2-1       401        13
13     North Dakota                          3- 4-1       333        11
14     Ferris State                              7- 2-0       320        19
15     Lake Superior                             5- 2-1       298        14
16     Massachusetts-Lowell                  5- 4-0       294        12
17     St. Lawrence                              6- 2-2       166        NR
18     Northeastern                              6- 3-0       154        NR
19     Cornell                                   3- 2-1       145        15
20     Minnesota-Duluth                      4- 3-1        88        20
Others receiving votes: Minnesota State 47, Boston University 39, Bowling Green 27, Union 24, Nebraska-Omaha 20, Air Force 11, Alaska 8, Alaska-Anchorage 5, Brown 2, Harvard 2, Ohio State 2, New Hampshire 1.

UNH Hockey on Television(Subject to change or additional):
DATE    GAME    Time/Result
Sat. Oct. 12    vs. Minnesota     L, 2-3
    FSN+
Fri. Oct. 18     vs. Michigan     T, 1-1 (OT)
    WBIN | FOX College Sports
Sat. Oct. 19     vs. Michigan     L, 2-3 (OT)    
    WBIN | FOX College Sports
Sat. Nov. 2     vs. Mass.-Lowell    L, 2-3 (OT)    
    WBIN | FOX College Sports
Fri. Nov. 8     vs. Massachusetts     W, 4-1            WBIN | FOX College Sports
Tue. Nov. 12     vs. Brown     W, 4-2            Live Well Network | FOX College Sports
Fri. Nov. 22     at Providence     7:00 PM            Cox Sports on OCN
Tue. Nov. 26     vs. Harvard     7:00 PM            Live Well Network | FOX College Sports
Sat. Dec. 7     vs. Boston College     7:00 PM            WBIN | FOX College Sports
Fri. Jan. 3     vs. Neb.-Omaha    7:30 PM            WBIN | FOX College Sports
Fri. Jan 24    vs. Maine    7:30 PM
    WBIN | FOX College Sports
Sat. Jan 25    at Maine    7:00 PM
    FOX College Sports | WFVX Fox 22
Fri. Jan. 31     vs. Notre Dame     7:30 PM            WBIN | FOX College Sports
Sat. Feb. 1    vs. Notre Dame    4:00 PM
    NESN
Fri. Feb. 7     vs. Vermont     7:30 PM            WBIN | FOX College Sports
Fri. Feb. 14    vs. Boston University    7:00 PM
    NBC Sports Network
 

'CATS IN THE PROS: Here is a listing of former Wildcats playing professional hockey:
Mike Beck: Idaho Steelheads (ECHL)
Austin Block: HIFK (ET-Finland)
Bobby Butler: San Antonio Rampage (AHL)
Matt Campanale: Manchester Monarchs (AHL)
Joe Charlebois: HC Bolzano (Austria)
Greg Collins: HYS The Hague (Netherlands)
Phil DeSimone: Jokerit (ET-Finland)
Matt Dzieduszycki: Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams (DEL - Germany)
Matt Fornataro: Leksand (Allsvenskan - Sweden)
Brian Foster: Stockton Thunder (ECHL)
Jamie Fritsch: Milano Rossoblu (Italy)
Lanny Gare: Löwen Frankfurt (Germany3)
Connor Hardowa: KooKoo (Mestis)
Darren Haydar: EHC München (DEL-Germany)
Kevin Kapstad: Leksand (Allsvenskan - Sweden)
Blake Kessel: Iowa Wild (AHL)
Damon Kipp: Reading Royals (ECHL)
Jason Krog:  HV71 (ET - Finland)
Peter LeBlanc: Hershey Bears (AHL)
Nathan Martz: Storhamar (Norway)
Kevin McCarey: Elmira Jackals (ECHL)
Jacob Micflikier: Dinamo Minsk (KHL)
Steve Moses: Jokerit (ET-Finland)
Jerry Pollastrone: Dundee Stars (EIHL)
Nick Poole: Milton Keynes Lightning (EPIHL)
Josh Prudden: Tilburg Trappers (Netherlands)
Mike Radja: Nippon Paper Cranes (Asia League)
Kevin Regan: Fife Flyers (EIHL)
Steve Saviano: Djurgården (Allsvenskan)
Mike Sislo: Albany Devils (AHL)
Trevor Smith: Toronto Marlies (AHL)
Garrett Stafford: Färjestad (SHL)
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: Sophomore defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk is the younger brother of former Wildcat and current Toronto Maple Leaf forward James van Riemsdyk. Associate Head Coach Jim Tortorella is the brother of Vancouver head coach John Tortorella.

'Cats Selected in the NHL Draft: Two current UNH players have been selected in the National Hockey League draft. Eric Knodel (Toronto) and Brett Pesce (Carolina) have been drafted. Jay Camper is the younger brother of Bruins' prospect and former Miami University star Carter Camper.

UNH on the Radio:  In 2013-14, UNH athletics is proud to annouce the largest network ever to broadcast UNH sporting events. The Wildcat Sports Radio Network is made up of 10 stations with blanketing coverage across the state. Dan Parkhurst will be handling the play-by-play for the seventh straight season, while Pete Webster will once again be doing the color commentating. Webster has been announcing Wildcat hockey since the 1993-94 season.
Location        Call Letters    Station #
Concord-Meredith    WZEI-FM    101.5
Dover-Portsmouth-Rochester    WPKX-AM    930
Dover-Portsmouth-Rochester    WQSO-FM    96.7
Keene        WEEY-FM    93.5
Lebanon-Claremont-Hanover    WTSL-AM    1400
Lebanon-Claremont-Hanover    WTSL-FM    94.3
Lebanon-Claremont-Hanover    WTSL-FM    94.5
Manchester        WGIR-AM    610
Wolfeboro        WASR-AM    1420
Worldwide        UNHWildcats.com    Live Stream

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.

Granite State Connection: The Wildcat hockey team features three players from New Hampshire with Collin Bourque (Goffstown) Ryan Randall (Durham) and Casey DeSmith (Rochester) all hailing from the Granite State.

'Cats Picked Third in Preseason Coaches' Poll: The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team was voted third, along with Notre Dame, in the Hockey East Association Preseason Coaches' Poll, which was announced Tuesday during the league's annual media day at Legends Restaurant in the TD Garden.The Wildcats, who racked up 84 points, have been picked third in two out of the last three preseason polls and finished in the top three in Hockey East five of the last seven seasons, including three regular-season titles.

2013-2014 Hockey East Preseason Coaches Poll:
Rk.         Team (FPV)                 Pts
1.            UMass-Lowell (7)                104
               Boston College (4)               104
3.            New Hampshire               84
               Notre Dame                   84                       
5.            Providence                    79
6.            Boston University                67
7.            Merrimack                    54           
8.            Maine                    45                       
9.            Vermont                 34           
10.         Massachusetts                 32
11.         Northeastern        28        

 

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