Wildcat Recap No. 16: Week of 2/21


Cameron Beall, Sports Editor

UNH men’s hockey: Wildcats climb standings after splitting the Border Battle with Maine

ORONO, ME. — Since 1979, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Wildcats (14-15-1, 8-12-1) and the University of Maine Black Bears (6-18-4, 4-14-2) have been engaged in a rivalry like few others in NCAA men’s hockey.

Over their last three decades, the two teams have handed the reigns of the relationship back in forth. From 1989-1993, the Black Bears roamed the coast unopposed, winning 18 out of 19 straight and ending the decade 27–12–4.

In the aughts, the Wildcats knifed their way back in large part to a six-game winning streak from Feb. 2007 to Feb. 2009. In turn, the streak propelled the ‘Cats to an 18–13–2 in the decade.

UNH looked poised to claim their second-straight decade on the backs of another six-game winning streak. Yet Maine rallied, winning six out of the last eight meetings of the 2010s to reclaim control.

With a new decade underway and the two teams meeting for fourth and fifth times, this weekend’s series between the two offered an opportunity for either squad to lay an early claim.

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UNH women’s basketball: Wildcats looking to rebound in final two games after losses to Vermont, Albany

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) Wildcats (6-19, 3-11) have proven all season long that they do not go away easily.

Down 45-34 heading into the fourth quarter against a strong University of Vermont (UVM) team (17-10, 11-5), UNH rallied.

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UNH men’s hockey: Wildcats searching for answers after Game Show Night-defeat to Merrimack

Question: Despite a valiant comeback attempt, this NCAA Division I men’s hockey team lost to the Merrimack College Warriors (18-12-1, 13-9-0) at home on Saturday night.

Answer: Who are the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Wildcats (14-16-1, 8-13-1)?

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UNH men’s basketball: Wildcats gain much-needed edge in AE Playoff race with win over Binghamton

DURHAM, N.H. – It took a full 40 minutes on Saturday for the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Wildcats (14-12, 9-8) to create any sort of separation over the Binghamton Bearcats (11-15, 8-9) as well as the rest of the America East (AE). Entering the final week of the regular season, Saturday’s victory for New Hampshire was emblematic of the word head coach Bill Herrion has used to describe his group all season long – resilient.

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