Saturday, November 19, 2011

UNH Preview

BU goes for three straight wins tonight, as the University of New Hampshire Wildcats come to Agganis Arena for the second time this season.

Last night BU defeated Vermont 4-3. UNH blanked Lowell 5-0 at home. A lot of things have changed since BU and UNH last played on opening night. UNH lost four games in a row (including the loss to BU) and did not even score a goal until the third game of the year. The Wildcats did some serious soul searching on a road trip to St. Cloud Minnesota. UNH got smoked in game one of the two game series. Saturday night, in game two, New Hampshire managed a tie and they haven't lost since then. That game was on October 22. The next weekend the team picked up their first win of the year, 2-1 in overtime at Union College. The Union win was the first of four W's in a row. Victories included a 5-2 drubbing of Northeastern and a 7-3 shellacking of UMass as well as last night's 5-0 shut-out of Lowell.

UNH is currently tied with BU for third in Hockey East.

Scouting the Wildcats
Sophomore Nick Sorkin and Senior Captain Stevie Moses lead the team in scoring with five goals and seven assists each. Each have 12 points in 11 games played.

UNH will be without their their leading point scorer, Dalton Speelman for tonight's game. Last night the forward suffered both a separated shoulder and a broken wrist in last night's game against NU.

After struggling out of the gate, Matt DiGirolamo is starting to look like the goalie that USCHO said was the best netminder in the Nation. In 10 games played DiGirolamo has an .894 save percentage with a 3.14 goals against average.

The Great Debate 
Last night Grant Rollhieser played a solid game in net for the Terriers. Kieran Millan was benched for skipping class and now tonight, Parker has a decision to make on who will start in goal. Parker said earlier in the week that the starter would be a game time decision, so we will all have to wait to see who will start tonight. If it were up to me, I would go with the hot hand and put Rollie back out there. Anyway, check back later for the official starter.

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