Monday, March 23, 2009


News was awfully sparse last week but we return again with Wildcat Hockey Monday - Tournament Edition.

First, congratulations to the Terriers of Boston University. The once powerful program has reestablished itself this year with its third Regular Season title since the turn of the third millennium and their second Tournament Championship during that time frame. They tie UNH and Maine for Tournament Championships in the modern era but remain behind the Boston College Eagles who have four. Their three Regular Season Championships rank them third behind UNH and BC who both have four, one of them shared. Finishing first in the league this season means no team other than BU or our own New Hampshire Wildcats have put together the best record over the past four seasons.

One thing that I'm sure the Terriers will be looking to address this year is the fact that they have not advanced beyond an NCAA Regional in more than a decade and I can't say I wish them any luck in the endeavor this year.

Because doing so will mean that our Wildcats have been defeated in their Regional for the sixth straight season.

As the tenth seed overall, the University of New Hampshire Wildcats drew the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux, the eighth seed, in the preliminary Northeast Regional match-up this Saturday. The top ranked Boston University Terriers were slotted to attend their closest regional which meant coming to hostile territory in Manchester, New Hampshire where the University of New Hampshire is hosting the Northeast Regional for the 2009 NCAA Divison I Men's Hockey Tournament at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Ohio State University will round out the field of four in the Northeast, facing BU in the 5:30pm time-slot.

Tonight, I'm looking forward to The Coach's Show on WTSN-1270 AM. The show starts at 6:30pm and is broadcast live from Libby's Bar and Grill. The show is also streamed live online. This week's program will include Seacoast author, Bruce Valley, who's book, Seahawk: Confessions of an Old Hockey Goalie (music autostart on site), will be reviewed here on The UNH Men's Hockey Blog in the near future.

Be sure to tune in here for a full week of UNH Men's Hockey coverage!

Go 'Cats!


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