Tuesday, October 04, 2011


There's nothing like getting your Wildcat Hockey fix after a long summer and the exhibition game always comes just in time. We get to see our newly minted team as well as the newcomers who may have to wait awhile before they get their shot to don the sweater and lace 'em up in their first real game.

And it was quite a show put on by our men!

Just 16 seconds in and Stevie Moses, our Alternate Captain, shows that he means business this season, scoring shorthanded on a nice feed from senior Captain, Mike Borisenok.

The team played a solid 60 minutes - upperclassmen to freshmen, goalie, defense and forward - and while that one goal would have been enough behind a complete effort by senior goaltender, Matty DiGirolamo, sophomore Justin Agosta stood tall with two heavy shots from the point that found the twine. No dangles here, just straight-up blasts for a goal and an assist on fellow sophomore, Jeff Silengo's tip-in.

And I have to mention that John Henrion is a beast. That is all.

But, my player of the game nod has got to go to freshman, Trevor van Riemsdyk. I liked his play at both ends of the ice. I saw good passing, shooting, defensive coverage and a tough edge to his game that saw him finishing his checks on every play. Nicely done.

I know I had a spectacular day. With our traditional stops at the Fox Country Smokehouse, a pre-game Turbo @ Pauly's, met up with C-H-C at the game and then a nice meal after with the whole family. The only way it could have been better would have been for it to have been a nice fall day for apple picking - it doesn't get any better than fall in New Hampshire.

Now on to the regular season. With the exhibition game out of the way it's time to get the 2011-2012 Division I NCAA college hockey season underway!

This Saturday our 'Cats will make the short jaunt to Boston University's Agganis Arena to officially drop the puck on the regular season.

The Terriers didn't get out to the best of starts in their exhibition game, falling behind 5-0 to the Saint Francis Xavier X-Men. But BU can't be taken lightly as they mounted a four goal third period to make a game of it though ultimately falling 6-4.

I can't wait!

To get you through, enjoy the UNH Warm Ups Soundtrack courtesy of senior netminder, Tyler Scott.

And as a side note, if you haven't heard, welcome to the league Notre Dame.

Go 'Cats!


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