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Underhill, Matt (1979- )
Born in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada. Netminder.
Club Career : Played for Providence Bruins & Pee Dee Pride 2002-03, Chicago Blackhawks & Manchester Monarchs & Norfolk Admirals 2003-04 and Providence Bruins 2004- .
Underwater Hockey
Underwater Hockey, as played at the University of Guelph, is a game played by 2 teams of 6 swimmers wearing snorkelling gear and using a short stick to chase a brass puck along the bottom of a swimming pool. Equipment consists of snorkel, face mask with safety glass, fins, playing stick (10 to 14 inches long), protective glove on the stick hand and a head-cap with ear protectors. A plastic coated or brass puck is used with two goal troughs at opposite ends of the swimming pool. It is a non-contact sport.
Unger, Garry (1947- )
NHL Guide cover 1976-77
Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Centre. Played sixteen seasons in the National Hockey League between 1967 and 1983. Held the Iron Man title in the NHL with a run of 914 consecutive NHL games between 24th February 1968 and 21st December 1979 - passed by Doug Jarvis in the late 1980s. 
International Career  (playing) : Played for Canada in the 1978 and 1979 World Championships.
Club Career (playing) : Played in the NHL for Toronto Maple Leafs 1967-68, Detroit Red Wings 1968-71, St Louis Blues 1971-79, Atlanta Flames 1979-80, Los Angeles Kings 1980-81 and Edmonton Oilers 1981-83. Played for Dundee Rockets 1985-86 and Peterborough Pirates 1986-88. 
Club Career (coaching) : Coached Phoenix Roadrunners 1989-90, Phoenix Roadrunners 1990-91 (assistant), Tulsa Oilers 1992-97, New Mexico Scorpions 1997-99, Tulsa Oilers 2001-03, Alabama Slammers 2003-04 and Motor City Mechanics 2004-05.
Club Career (managing) : Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations for Florida Seals 2005- .
Medals :
Won the William Levins Trophy in 1993 (coach).
Honours : BIHWA All-Star centre and Division One Player of the Year 1987.
NHL All-Star Roster 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977 & 1978.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 7 15 16 27 77
Unified Team
The name that the squad from the disunited Soviet Union (USSR) called itself when appearing in its last Olympics in 1992. They won a record 8th gold medal.  See USSR.
Uniform
The team helmet, jersey, shorts & socks worn by the players.
Unions Riga
Riga, Latvia.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Honours :
 Won the Latvian Championship 1932 & 1933.
United Center
Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Home ice for : Chicago Blackhawks
Capacity : 20,500
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
United Hockey League [web site]
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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. Founded in 1991 as the Colonial Hockey League - the league name was changed to United Hockey League in 1997. 
Commissioners :
Richard Brosal 1997- 
 
In the first season under the new name, 1997-98, the league had two divisions - East & West. From 1998-99 the league had three divisions - Central, Eastern & Western. For 2000-01 there were 15 teams in two conferences - Eastern & Western, and four divisions - Northeast, Southeast, Northwest & Southwest. From 2001-02 it was two divisions again.
United Hospitals
Played in London and Provincal League 1937-39.
United International IHC
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New South Wales, Australia. The United International Ice Hockey Club was founded in 1971.
Home ice : Canterbury Ice Rink
Team colours : 
United States Hockey Hall of Fame [web site]

Eveleth, Minnesota, USA. The United States Hockey Hall of Fame was dedicated and opened on 21st June 1973. New members are inducted annually in October and must have made a significant contribution toward hockey in the United States during the course of their careers.
United States Hockey League (1945-1951) (USHL)
Minor league, contested between 1945 and 1951. It started as a seven team league, grew to an eight team two division set-up (North Division and South Division) from 1946-47 to 1948-49 and played its final two seasons as a six team league. 

...included Dallas Texans, Denver Falcons, Fort Worth Rangers, Houston Huskies, Kansas City Mohawks, Kansas City Pla-Mors, Kansas City Royals, Louisville Blades, Milwaukee Seagulls, Minneapolis Millers, Omaha Knights, St Paul Saints and Tulsa Oilers.
United States Hockey League (1961-1979) (USHL)
A semi-pro league, contested between 1961 and 1979.

1974-75 : Northern Division - Copper Country Chiefs, Green Bay Bobcats, Marquette Iron Rangers and Thunder Bay Twins. Southern Division - Central Wisconsin Flyers, Chicago Warriors, Milwaukee Admirals, Sioux City Musketeers and Waterloo Black Hawks.
United States Hockey League (1979- ) (USHL)
Logo © USHL/thanks to Bob Cafazzo
An all-junior league formed in 1979 with seven teams in two divisions. After two seasons the league became a one division league. For the 1996-97 season two divisions were re-introduced. For the 1998-99 seasons this became three divisions. From the 1999-00 season this reduced to two divisions.

1979-80 : North Division - Bloomington Jr Stars, Green Bay Bobcats, Hennepin Nordiques and St Paul Vulcans. South Division - Austin Mavericks, Sioux City Musketeers and Waterloo Black Hawks.
1980-81 : North Division - Austin Mavericks, Bloomington Jr Stars, Green Bay Bobcats and St Paul Vulcans. South Division - Des Moines Buccaneers, Dubuque Fighting Saints, Sioux City Musketeers and Waterloo Black Hawks.
1981-82 : Austin Mavericks, Bloomington Jr Stars, Des Moines Buccaneers, Dubuque Fighting Saints, St Paul Vulcans, Sioux City Musketeers and Waterloo Black Hawks.
1982-83 : Austin Mavericks, Bloomington Jr Stars, Des Moines Buccaneers, Dubuque Fighting Saints, St Paul Vulcans, Sioux City Musketeers and Waterloo Black Hawks.
1983-84 : Austin Mavericks, Bloomington Jr Stars, Des Moines Buccaneers, Dubuque Fighting Saints, North Iowa Huskies, St Paul Vulcans, Sioux City Musketeers and Waterloo Black Hawks.
1984-85 : Austin Mavericks, Des Moines Buccaneers, Dubuque Fighting Saints, Madison Capitols, Minneapolis Stars, North Iowa Huskies, St Paul Vulcans, Sioux City Musketeers, Thunder Bay Flyers and Waterloo Black Hawks.
1985-86 : Des Moines Buccaneers, Dubuque Fighting Saints, Madison Capitols, North Iowa Huskies, Rochester Mustangs, St Paul Vulcans, Sioux City Musketeers, Thunder Bay Flyers and Waterloo Black Hawks.
1986-87 : Des Moines Buccaneers, Dubuque Fighting Saints, Madison Capitols, North Iowa Huskies, Omaha Lancers, Rochester Mustangs, St Paul Vulcans, Sioux City Musketeers, Thunder Bay Flyers and Waterloo Black Hawks.
1987-88 : Des Moines Buccaneers, Dubuque Fighting Saints, Madison Capitols, North Iowa Huskies, Omaha Lancers, Rochester Mustangs, St Paul Vulcans, Sioux City Musketeers, Thunder Bay Flyers and Waterloo Black Hawks.
1988-89 : Des Moines Buccaneers, Dubuque Fighting Saints, Madison Capitols, North Iowa Huskies, Omaha Lancers, Rochester Mustangs, St Paul Vulcans, Sioux City Musketeers, Thunder Bay Flyers and Waterloo Black Hawks.
1989-90 : Des Moines Buccaneers, Dubuque Fighting Saints, Madison Capitols, North Iowa Huskies, Omaha Lancers, Rochester Mustangs, St Paul Vulcans, Sioux City Musketeers, Thunder Bay Flyers and Waterloo Black Hawks.
1990-91 : Des Moines Buccaneers, Dubuque Fighting Saints, Madison Capitols, North Iowa Huskies, Omaha Lancers, Rochester Mustangs, St Paul Vulcans, Sioux City Musketeers, Thunder Bay Flyers and Waterloo Black Hawks.
1991-92 : Des Moines Buccaneers, Dubuque Fighting Saints, North Iowa Huskies, Omaha Lancers, Rochester Mustangs, St Paul Vulcans, Sioux City Musketeers, Thunder Bay Flyers, Waterloo Black Hawks and Wisconsin Capitols.
1992-93 : Des Moines Buccaneers, Dubuque Fighting Saints, North Iowa Huskies, Omaha Lancers, Rochester Mustangs, St Paul Vulcans, Sioux City Musketeers, Thunder Bay Flyers, Waterloo Black Hawks and Wisconsin Capitols.
1993-94 : Des Moines Buccaneers, Dubuque Fighting Saints, North Iowa Huskies, Omaha Lancers, Rochester Mustangs, St Paul Vulcans, Sioux City Musketeers, Thunder Bay Flyers, Waterloo Black Hawks and Wisconsin Capitols.
1994-95 : Des Moines Buccaneers, Dubuque Fighting Saints, Green Bay Gamblers, North Iowa Huskies, Omaha Lancers, Rochester Mustangs, St Paul Vulcans, Sioux City Musketeers, Thunder Bay Flyers, Waterloo Black Hawks and Wisconsin Capitols.
1995-96 : Des Moines Buccaneers, Dubuque Fighting Saints, Fargo-Moorhead Bears, Green Bay Gamblers, North Iowa Huskies, Omaha Lancers, Rochester Mustangs, Sioux City Musketeers, Thunder Bay Flyers, Twin Cities Vulcans and Waterloo Black Hawks.
1996-97 : North Division - Fargo-Moorhead Ice Sharks, Green Bay Gamblers, North Iowa Huskies, Rochester Mustangs, Thunder Bay Flyers and Twin Cities Vulcans. South Division - Des Moines Buccaneers, Dubuque Fighting Saints, Lincoln Stars, Omaha Lancers, Sioux City Musketeers and Waterloo Black Hawks.
1997-98 : North Division - Fargo-Moorhead Ice Sharks, Green Bay Gamblers, North Iowa Huskies, Rochester Mustangs, Thunder Bay Flyers and Twin Cities Vulcans. South Division - Des Moines Buccaneers, Dubuque Fighting Saints, Lincoln Stars, Omaha Lancers, Sioux City Musketeers and Waterloo Black Hawks. Team USA plays 24-game schedule in the USHL.
1998-99 : East Division - Dubuque Fighting Saints, Green Bay Gamblers, Team USA and Waterloo Black Hawks. Central Division - Des Moines Buccaneers, North Iowa Huskies, Rochester Mustangs, Thunder Bay Flyers and Twin Cities Vulcans. West Division - Fargo-Moorhead Ice Sharks, Lincoln Stars, Omaha Lancers and Sioux City Musketeers.
1999-00 : East Division - Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, Dubuque Fighting Saints, Green Bay Gamblers, Rochester Mustangs, Team USA, Thunder Bay Flyers and Waterloo Black Hawks. West Division - Des Moines Buccaneers, Fargo-Moorhead Ice Sharks, Lincoln Stars, Omaha Lancers, Sioux City Musketeers, Sioux Falls Stampede and Twin Cities Vulcans.
2000-01 : East Division - Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, Dubuque Fighting Saints, Green Bay Gamblers, Rochester Mustangs, Team USA and Waterloo Black Hawks. West Division - Chicago Steel, Des Moines Buccaneers, Lincoln Stars, Omaha Lancers, Sioux City Musketeers, Sioux Falls Stampede and Tri-City Storm. Team USA plays 34-game league schedule.
2001-02 : East Division - Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, Green Bay Gamblers, Rochester Mustangs, Team USA, Tulsa Crude and Waterloo Black Hawks. West Division - Chicago Steel, Des Moines Buccaneers, Lincoln Stars, Omaha Lancers, Sioux City Musketeers, Sioux Falls Stampede, Topeka ScareCrows and Tri-City Storm.
2002-03 : East Division - Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, Chicago Steel, Des Moines Buccaneers, Green Bay Gamblers and Waterloo Black Hawks. West Division - Lincoln Stars, River City Lancers, Sioux City Musketeers, Sioux Falls Stampede, Topeka ScareCrows and Tri-City Storm.
2003-04 : East Division - Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, Chicago Steel, Danville Wings, Green Bay Gamblers, St Louis Heartland Eagles and Waterloo Black Hawks. West Division - Des Moines Buccaneers, Lincoln Stars, River City Lancers, Sioux City Musketeers, Sioux Falls Stampede and Tri-City Storm.
2004-05 : East Division - Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, Chicago Steel, Des Moines Buccaneers, Green Bay Gamblers, Indiana Ice and Waterloo Black Hawks. West Division - Lincoln Stars, Omaha Lancers, Sioux City Musketeers, Sioux Falls Stampede and Tri-City Storm.
2005-06 : East Division - Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, Chicago Steel, Des Moines Buccaneers, Green Bay Gamblers, Indiana Ice and Waterloo Black Hawks. West Division - Lincoln Stars, Omaha Lancers, Sioux City Musketeers, Sioux Falls Stampede and Tri-City Storm.
2006-07 : East Division - Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, Chicago Steel, Green Bay Gamblers, Indiana Ice, Ohio Junior Blue Jackets and Waterloo Black Hawks. West Division - Des Moines Buccaneers, Lincoln Stars, Omaha Lancers, Sioux City Musketeers, Sioux Falls Stampede and Tri-City Storm.
United States - Junior National Team
See USA (Junior)
United States - Men's National Team
See USA
United States National Team
See Team USA
United States - Women's National Team
See USA (Women)
Universite de Moncton (Blue Eagles) [web site]
Played hockey in the CIAU Championship.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Honours :
 Won the CIAU Championship in 1981, 1982, 1990 & 1995.
University Cup
The University Cup has been presented to the Canadian InterUniversities Athletic Union hockey champion since 1963. The cup was donated to the CIAU by Queen's University and The Royal Military College of Canada in recognition of the contributions made to hockey by university players over the years (the two schools had participated in the first intercollegiate hockey game in history - see Firsts).
University Hockey in North America [web site]
This web site, titled "A-Z Hockey Links For Colleges And Universities" has, primarily, hockey links to US and Canadian colleges where they have hockey programmes for both men and women. The site also has youth/junior and other hockey links.
University of Alberta (Golden Bears) [web site]
Played hockey in the CIAU Championship.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Honours :
 Won the CIAU Championship in 1964, 1968, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1986, 1992, 1999 & 2000.
University of British Columbia (Thunderbirds)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Played hockey in the CIAU Championship.
Home ice : Thunderbird Winter Sports Center
Team colours : 
blue, gold & white
Head coach : Mike Coflin 2000- .
University of Denver (Pioneers)
Played in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Home ice : Magness Arena
Team colours : 
Head coach :
Marshall Johnston 1975-79
Honours :
 Won the NCAA in 1958, 1960, 1961, 1968 & 1969. 
Won the WCHA Championship in 1977-78.
University of Guelph (Gryphons) [web site]
Played hockey in the CIAU Championship.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Honours :
 Won the CIAU Championship in 1997.
University of Lethbridge (Pronghorns) [web site]
Played hockey in the CIAU Championship.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Head coach : Mike Babcock 1993-94
Honours :
 Won the CIAU Championship in 1994.
University of Maine (Black Bears)
Logo © University of Maine
Orono, Maine, USA. After an initial hockey programme in the 1920s, the Black Bears started their modern era in 1977. Played hockey in NCAA Division I/Hockey East.
Home ice : Alfond Arena
Team colours : 
dark blue, light blue, black & white
Head coach :
Joseph Murphy 1922-23, Stanley Wallace 1923-24, Jack Semler 1977-83, Shawn Walsh 1984-01, Tim Whitehead 2001-
Team captain :
John Ronan 2004-
All-time best players :
Blair Allison, Andre Aubut, Bob Beers, David Capuano, Jack Capuano, Keith Carney, Gary Conn, David Cullen, Niko Dimitrakos, Mike Dunham, Peter Ferraro, Mike Golden, Jimmy Howard, Chris Imes, Cal Ingraham, Todd Jackson, Paul Kariya, Steve Kariya, Cory Larose, Matt Martin, Mike McHugh, Peter Metcalf, Jim Montgomery, Scott Pellerin, Jean-Yves Roy, Prestin Ryan, Kent Salfi, Colin Shields, Garth Snow, Jeff Tory, Matthias Trattnig, Eric Weinrich
Honours :
Won the NCAA Division I Championship in 1992-93 & 1998-99.
Retired jersey numbers : 8 9 19 Shamrock
University of Manitoba (Bisons) [web site]
Logo © University of Manitoba Bisons
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Played in the Canada West Conference since 1919-20. Also played in the Great Plains Athletic Conference 1972-85. Play in the CIAU Championship.
Home ice : 
Team colours :
 black & gold
Head coach :
_ Andrews 1919-20, Cliff O'Meara 1929-30, Lorne Chabot 1939-40, Cece Brown 1946-47, Bill Mackenzie 1956-57, Bill Robinson 1957-58, Bill Robinson 1963-70, Andy Bakogeorge 1970-76, Morris Mott 1976-77, Andy Bakogeorge 1977-78, Andy Bakogeorge 1979-80, Wayne Fleming 1980-87, Barry Trotz 1987-88, Wayne Fleming 1988-90, Don Depoe 1990-92, Mike Sirant 1992-99, Greg Lacomy 1999-00, Mike Sirant 2000-  
All-time best players : Lorne Chabot, Mike Ridley
Honours :
 Won the Memorial Cup in 1923.
Won the Allan Cup 1928.
Won the CIAU Championship in 1964-65.
Won the Great Plains Athletic Conference Championship in 1975-76, 1976-77, 1983-84 & 1984-85.
University of Michigan (Wolverines)
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Played hockey in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. To establish a new world hockey attendance record, the Wolverines played their 2001-02 season opener against Michigan State Spartans at Michigan State's football (gridiron) stadium, which has a capacity of 72,027 for football but with the hockey rink placed in the centre of the football field, another 2,000 seats were available at rink side.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
University of Michigan [Technological] (Huskies)
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University of Minnesota (Golden Gophers)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 
Home ice : Mariucci Arena
Team colours : 
black, gold & white
Head coach :
Herb Brooks 1972-79.
Honours : Won the NCAA Championships in 1974, 1976 & 1979.
University of Minnesota (Bulldogs)
Duluth, Minnesota, USA. Played hockey in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
University of Nebraska (Mavericks)
Logo c University Of Nebraska (Omaha) Mavericks
Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Team founded in 1997. Known as UNO Mavericks. UNO = University of Nebraska Omaha. Played in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association 1997- .
Home ice : Qwest Center Omaha Arena 
Team colours :
 red & white
Head coach : Mike Kemp
University of New Brunswick (Varsity Reds)
Played hockey in the CIAU Championship.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Honours :
 Won the CIAU Championship in 1998.
University of New Hampshire (Wildcats)
Played hockey in Division 1 college hockey.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
University of North Dakota (Fighting Sioux)
North Dakota, USA.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
University of Ohio (Buckeyes) [web site]
Columbus, Ohio, USA. A buckeye is a small, shiny, dark brown nut with a light tan patch - the nut comes from the buckeye tree, which is the official state tree of Ohio.
Home ice : Value City Arena
Team colours : 
red, white & black
Head coach : Jerry Welsh 1963-95, John Markell 1995- 
University of Pennsylvania (Nittany Lion Icers)
Pennsylvania, USA. Pennsylvania State University. Known as the Icers. Played in the ACHA.
Home ice : Ice Pavilion
Team colours : 
blue, white & grey
Head coach :
Joe Battista
University of Pennsylvania (Quakers)
Logo © University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Known as Penn Quakers. Play in the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Associtaion.
Home ice : Penn Ice Rink
Team colours :
red, white & blue
Head coach : 
University of Quebec at Trois Rivieres (Patriotes)
Played hockey in the CIAU Championship.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Honours :
 Won the CIAU Championship in 1987 & 1991.
University of Saskatchewan (Huskies) [web site]
Played hockey in the CIAU Championship.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Honours :
 Won the CIAU Championship in 1983.
University of St Cloud (Huskies)
Played in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
University of Toronto (Varsity Blues) [web site]
Played hockey in the CIAU Championship.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
General manager :
Mike Keenan 1983-84
Head coach : Mike Keenan 1983-84
Honours :
 Won the CIAU Championship in 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977 & 1984.
University of Toronto Graduates
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Coached by Conn Smythe in the late 1920s - he took them to the Allan Cup but missed their trip to the 1928 Olympics.
Home ice : 
Team colours :
 
Honours : Won Olympic gold (representing Canada) in the 1928 Olympics.
Won the Allan Cup in 1927.
University of Waterloo (Warriors) [web site]
Played hockey in the CIAU Championship.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Honours :
 Won the CIAU Championship in 1974.
University of Western Ontario (Mustangs)
London, Ontario, Canada.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Honours :
University of Wisconsin (Badgers)
Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Home ice : Kohl Center
Team colours :
 red & white
Honours : 
UNO Mavericks
See University of Nebraska (Mavericks)
Unsinn, Xaver (1929- )
Born in Füssen, Germany.
International Career : Player and coach for Germany. He played 72 times for his country (scored 24 goals) and coached them in nine World Championships (1952, 1953, 1954, 1959 and 1960) and the 1952 and 1960 Olympics. He coached West Germany at the 1964 Olympics, then between 1975 and 1977 (when Germany had its biggest success in the last 30 years winning the bronze medal at the 1976 Olympics) and again between 1981 and 1990.
Club Career : He played for EV Fuessen 1946-60. He was with ESV Kaufbeuren between 1960 and 1966 - first as player coach (1960-1962) then coach. He went on to coach Preussen Krefeld 1967-68, Augsburger EV 1968-70, Düsseldorfer EG 1970-72 (champion 1972), Berliner SC 1972-77, EV Rosenheim 1977-78, SC Bern 1978-81 (Swiss champion 1979).
Medals : Won Olympic bronze in 1976 (coach).
Won the German Championship in 1949, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958 & 1959. 
Won the German Championship in 1974 & 1976 (coach). 
Honours : Elected to the IIHF Hall of Fame in 1998.
Unsportsman-like Conduct
Officials' Signal - since 1990 the official places both hands on his hips - as for misconduct (before 1990 both hands were used to form a "T" in front of his chest).
Unterluggauer, Gerhard (1976- )
Born in Villach, Austria. Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Austria 1994- (including the 1998 Olympics and the 1999, 2000, 2001 & 2003 World Championships).
Club Career : Played for Villacher SV and Dusseldorf Metro Stars.
Unto Wiitala Trophy

An annual award for the best referee in the SM-liiga. The Wiitala Trophy was first introduced to the Finnish SM-liiga in 1968. It was renamed in honour of Unto Wiitala in 1995.

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