MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MEN'S HOCKEY FROZEN FOUR

By Kim Billings
603-862-1558
UNH News Bureau

April 1, 2002


Editors and Reporters: Below is a schedule that the UNH Office of Public Programs and Events has put together for this week's Frozen Four activities up until game time Thursday afternoon. Pending the outcome of that game against Maine, we will issue another advisory Friday morning. We thought it would be helpful to you as you plan for coverage in what we hope is the University of New Hampshire's first-ever men's hockey national championship.

Tuesday, April 2:

1:00 P.M. Pep Rally

UNH Hockey Fans and well-wishers convene at the Dairy Bar to line up on either side of the drive leading from the back entrance of the Whittemore Center.

  • A large roll of paper will be displayed under the overhang at the Dairy Bar for fans to write notes of support to the team. If you cannot make it in person, go to http://www.unhwildcats.com/promo/pep.html and write a message of support.
  • UNH Marching Band will play.
  • Wild E. Cat will greet the fans.
  • UNH Men's Hockey Team will depart from the Whittemore Center. The bus will slowly make its way to the Dairy Bar with fans cheering on either side.

1:20 P.M. Team Bus stops at the Dairy Bar where the team will unload and line up.

  • Dick Umile will say a few words.
  • Darren Haydar will say a few words.
  • The scroll with the notes from the fans will be presented to the team to be read on the bus. the Dairy Bar with fans cheering on either side.

1:45 P.M. Team loads onto the bus and travels down Main Street and Madbury Road with a police escort all the way to the Hampton tollbooths.

Thursday, April 4

1:30 P.M. UNH vs Maine Campus community invited to watch game on big screen TV's around campus (the MUB, the Hamel Recreation Center). Volunteers and advisors will keep in close contact with fraternities and sororities to ensure acceptable celebration practices. Police presence will be heavy. No other scheduled celebratory event.


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