UNH Plans for the Return of Men's Hockey Team; Events Depend on Outcome of Saturday Night's Game

By Kim Billings
UNH News Bureau

April 10, 2003

DURHAM, N.H. - With the University of New Hampshire's exciting victory over Cornell's men's hockey team today (3-2), the UNH campus is preparing for Saturday night's game for the national championship and the hockey team's return to campus on Sunday.

There are two scenerios, depending on the outcome of Saturday's game, which is broadcast on ESPN at 7 p.m. If UNH loses the final game of the championship on Saturday, the team will return to campus Sunday, and a campus-wide barbeque will be held in their honor on the lawn in front of Thompson Hall. The team bus will arrive around noon. The barbeque is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

If UNH brings home the national championship, there will be a celebration at the Whitt on Tuesday night, in addition to the victory barbeque on Sunday. The Tuesday night celebration begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15. Doors to the Whitt open at 6 p.m. There will be food and NCAA championship memorabilia on sale. There also will be a face painting booth for children. Again, this will occur only if UNH wins the Saturday night game.

During and after the game on Saturday, extra police patrols will be visible throughout the campus and the town of Durham. In addition, faculty and staff will also be patrolling, to insure that all students stay safe.

Durham and UNH police officials say all public ways will be kept clear at all times, and they will make arrests and refer students to the university's judicial system as appropriate, including violations that occur off campus.

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