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Allen Lessels' College Hockey: Wildcats seeking impact wins
Four of those next five games are at home in the Whittemore Center against top-20 teams, starting with Nebraska-Omaha Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7.
After this series against the Mavericks, UNH plays Dartmouth at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester next Saturday at 5 p.m. and then plays host to Union for games on Jan. 17 and 18.
Nebraska-Omaha last played on Dec. 6 and 7 at Colorado College, and lost (4-2) and tied (3-3) in the pair of games. The Mavericks swept a pair of games at then-No. 8 Miami the weekend prior.
“They’re a very aggressive team. They play extremely hard and they have some pretty good balance,” said UNH coach Dick Umile. “One of the bigger things you see on film is the balance. They come at you one line after the other.”
The Wildcats lost to Cornell, 4-2, in their first-round game and came from behind to beat Princeton, 3-2, in the consolation game.
Most often, the Wildcats do outshoot their opponents.
They were outshot in three of their first four games this year but have been outshot only once in the 17 games since.
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THE Dartmouth men (2-11-1 overall) played a wild 8-8 tie with Northeastern in the consolation of the Ledyard Bank Classic in Hanover on Monday.
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THE St. Anselm men (3-3-2 overall) had games scheduled at SUNY-Potsdam Friday and Saturday and are at Franklin Pierce on Tuesday. Senior goalies Nick Dries and Robert Kang each have a save percentage of .935. Dries has a goals-against average of 2.13 and record of 2-1-2, and Kang is at 2.66 and 1-2-0 ... The St. Anselm women (10-1-0) play Franklin Pierce at home on Sunday at 2 and are at Bowdoin on Tuesday at 7 ... The Plymouth State men (4-6-0) were scheduled to play Amherst Friday at 4 in the Norwich tournament ... The Southern New Hampshire men (7-4-1) play Tufts (2-7-0) in the Codfish Bowl today at 4 at UMass-Boston and face either UMass-Boston or Suffolk on Saturday.