After suffering a season-opening loss, the defending national champion Eagles travel to Amherst to take on UMass.
After a dominant run in the postseason, Boston College senior goaltender Parker Milner serves as the biggest challenge for the Massachusetts hockey team in Friday’s game.
The Northeastern hockey team got goals from three of its freshman, lifting the team to an upset over No. 1 Boston College.
In front of the largest home-opening crowd in UMass hockey history, the Minutemen kicked off the season on the right foot with a 4-1 victory against Connecticut.
The UMass hockey team went 7-for-8 on the penalty kill and scored twice on the man advantage in its season-opening 4-1 win over Connecticut.
The UMass hockey team looks to a new coach to help lead it to an improved season.
With three starting-caliber goaltenders on its roster, the Massachusetts hockey team is holding a tight battle for the starting job.
For UMass junior forward Michael Pereira, hockey was love at first sight
Having gone without a winning season since 2007, the Massachusetts hockey team needs to start winning immediately before basketball steals the spotlight.
With four of the last five national champions coming from Hockey East, the Massachusetts hockey team should expect some stiff competition this season.
First-year coach John Micheletto looks to change the culture of the Massachusetts hockey team by teaching his style of play.
The Massachusetts hockey team opens the season without Don Cahoon behind the bench for the first time in 13 years Friday when the Minutemen host Connecticut.
The Massachusetts hockey team was tabbed to finish ninth out of 10 teams in the Hockey East preseason poll, as voted on by the coaches in the league’s annual media day on Tuesday.
Former Northeastern forward Rob Dongara joins the Massachusetts hockey team after two seasons with the Huskies.
The Massachusetts hockey team starts Hockey East play early in 2012-13 with nine of their first 10 games coming against conference foes.
Newly hired Massachusetts hockey coach John Micheletto comes in with the hopes of attaining consistent success with his fast-paced style.
The Massachusetts hockey team has reportedly found its new head coach.
Massachusetts hockey players Kevin Boyle, Michael Pereira, Oleg Yevenko and K.J. Tiefenwerth attended the 2012 New York Islanders prospect camp last week in Syosset, N.Y.
While the Massachusetts hockey team will collectively have fond memories of departed coach Don Cahoon, they also look forward to the changes incoming.
After a successful 12-year tenure, Massachusetts hockey coach Don Cahoon steps down with a whirlwind of questions surrounding the program.
The search to find the successor to former Massachusetts hockey coach Don Cahoon, who left the position after 12 seasons Tuesday, is officially underway.
Longtime Massachusetts hockey head coach Don Cahoon stepped down from his position on Tuesday after 12 seasons at the helm.
Last night, Jonathan Quick became the first UMass alumnus to win the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe trophy as the Los Angeles Kings finished off the New Jersey Devils to grab the title.
After a fantastic four years of hockey at Massachusetts, catch up with seniors T.J. Syner and Michael Marcou on their road to the NHL.
Boston University won its quarterfinal series in a double-OT thriller this past weekend.
The Massachusetts hockey team will have key players returning to next year’s team that should make them contenders in the Hockey East.
A valiant effort was not enough for the Massachusetts hockey team to overcome No. 1 Boston College in the Hockey East quarterfinals.
With limited playoff experience under its belt, the Massachusetts hockey tean will have to take the experience it has and hope it’s enough against No. 1 BC.
The No. 8 Massachusetts hockey team will face No. 1 Boston College in the first round of the Hockey East playoffs this weekend.
With a win on Friday night against Merrimack, the Massachusetts hockey team clinched a spot in the Hockey East tournament, where it will travel to No. 1 seed Boston College this weekend in a best-of-three series.
This weekend, the Massachusetts hockey team will play two pivotal games against Merrimack to wrap up their regular season schedule.
The Massachusetts hockey team will be honoring four seniors Friday night as it takes the ice against Merrimack with the playoffs on the line.
After suffering a heartbreaking defeat Friday, the Massachusetts hockey team responded with a big win Saturday over New Hampshire.
The Massachusetts hockey team relied heavily on its top defensive pairing in a big weekend against New Hampshire.
With only two weeks left in the regular season, the time is now for the Massachusetts hockey team to make its final push towards the playoffs, starting at home against New Hampshire.
Having scored six goals in the last four games, Michael Pereira has kept the Massachusetts hockey team in the thick of the Hockey East tournament race.
After a Friday night loss to Maine, the Massachusetts hockey team responded with a big win over the Black Bears on Saturday.
After getting its first road win of the season last Friday against Boston University, the Massachusetts hockey team has an even bigger challenge with back-to-back road games against Maine this weekend.
It isn’t all bad news for the Massachusetts hockey team as Michael Pereira and T.J. Syner are getting noticed for their outstanding play.
It was a reversal of fortunes for the Massachusetts hockey team as it won its first road game of the season over No. 1 BU, but lost its third home game in a row the following night.
The Massachusetts hockey team finally ended its road drought thanks in part to a familiar face manning the pipes.
The Massachusetts hockey team, will travel to Boston University and host Providence this weekend in a home-and-away series.
There are plenty of issues surrounding the Massachusetts hockey team’s four-game losing streak, but goal-scoring is at the top of the list.
The struggles continued for the Massachusetts hockey team over the weekend, as it lost a pair of 4-3 heartbreakers.
The Massachusetts hockey team has failed to start strong in its previous three contests, extending its losing streak to four games.
After a disappointing weekend against UMass Lowell, the Massachusetts hockey team looks to rebound against Northeastern and Merrimack.
The Massachusetts hockey team has yet to find success on the road to date. Meanwhile, scoring from a pair of sophomores are key components down the stretch
Despite losing back-to-back contests to UMass Lowell over the weekend, the Massachusetts hockey team’s recent success on the penalty kill has been cause for optimism.
Senior forward Danny Hobbs continues to overcome adversity as his six-game point streak has carried the Massachusetts hockey team into the thick of the tournament race.
The Massachusetts hockey team is undefeated in 2012 and will attempt to keep that momentum going against UMass Lowell this weekend
Hockey East was full of exciting action over the break including three games at America’s most beloved ballpark, Fenway Park.
The Massachusetts hockey team continues its run of perfection at home with its first ever shutout of Boston College.
The Massachusetts men’s hockey team has rotated a trio of young goalkeepers this season.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team is earning wins that place it in contention for a postseason berth, whether it is in the CBI, NIT, or NCAA tournament.
After a century of thrilling baseball summers, Fenway Park still has a few “firsts” left inside its historic walls.
At one of America’s favorite ballparks, the Minutemen took the ice and came out victorious with a heroic victory over Vermont.
The Massachusetts men’s hockey team ends its five game winless streak with a 3-1 win over No. 17 Yale at the Mullins Center.
The Massachusetts hockey team will take on Yale on Wednesday and will try to extend its 7-game home unbeaten streak.
The Massachusetts hockey team has struggled in several aspects defensively this season, one of several areas it will try to improve upon when it hosts Yale tonight.
The Minnesota hockey team continued its win streak and moved to the top of the national rankings, while Merrimack dropped from the top, following a pair of losses.
In an eventful weekend in Hockey East, BU and BC skated to a weekend split, while Providence handed No. 1 Merrimack its first two losses of the year in a weekend sweep.
On Friday night at the Mullins Center, the Minutemen revived its offense to earn a 4-4 draw with Harvard.
Not only did this past Friday’s clash with Harvard show goals for the Minutemen, but also a start for Kevin Boyle.
The Minutemen, who were off to a hot start in the 2011-2012 campaign, are searching for aid in their away games.
The Massachusetts hockey team hopes to end its three-game slide when it return home to the Mullins Center on Friday for a game against Harvard.
The Massachusetts hockey team lost its third consecutive game, 4-2, to Quinnipiac last weekend.
The Massachusetts hockey team had to contend with a hard-hitting Maine squad on Friday at the Mullins Center.
Although the Massachusetts hockey team drew with Maine on Friday night, the following night it lost to UMass Lowell, 4-0.
The Massachusetts hockey team will play two conference games this weekend when it hosts Maine on Friday before traveling to Lowell to face UMass Lowell on Saturday.
It’s been a while since the Massachusetts hockey team has clicked this well on offense.
After beating Boston College last weekend, the Minutemen continued their winning streak to 3-straight games with victories over Northeastern and Holy Cross.
The Massachusetts hockey team will try to capitalize on the momentum it gained from defeating No. 1 Boston College last weekend when it faces Northeastern and Holy Cross this weekend.
A year after tearing his ACL and missing his freshman season, Massachusetts hockey forward Steven Guzzo is contributing in a major way early on this season.
The Merrimack hockey team is the only unbeaten team in the nation after battling Northeastern to a tie and a victory this weekend in Hockey East play.
In a rematch from earlier in the season, the Minutemen took on, and defeated No. 1 Boston College on Saturday night.
The Massachusetts hockey team has had some trouble holding leads late in game this season, but to improve against Hockey East foes, that’s one place UMass needs to improve.
The Massachusetts hockey team will welcome rival Boston University to the Mullins Center on Friday night for the first game of a home-and-home weekend series.
Massachusetts hockey team head coach Don Cahoon has been preaching discipline in practice recently as the Minutemen currently lead Hockey East in average penalty minutes per game.
The Minutemen couldn’t find a way past the top-ranked BC.
The Massachusetts hockey team heads to Chestnut Hill, Mass. on Saturday to take on Boston College. The Minutemen were 0-5 against the Eagles last year.
Hockey East saw an action-packed weekend as Denver upset BC, Providence upset BU, and Merrimack held off Army.
In recent years, the Massachusetts hockey team has had a difficult time closing out games and seasons with victories.
It was a bittersweet weekend for the Maroon and White, as they earned a victory at home, but suffered a loss to the Friars the next night.
Massachusetts hockey coach Don Cahoon thinks that his team will have a good chance to win games if it converts on power play opportunities and puts the puck on net to get rebounds.
The Massachusetts hockey team will face Bentley in the home opener at the Mullins Center this Friday at 7 p.m.
After appearing to be on its way to a sure win, the Massachusetts hockey team allowed a last-second goal to Northeastern to open its season with a 3-3 tie.
Columnist Steve Levine looks into how the Minutemen search for their next star.
While the starting goaltender for the Massachusetts hockey team is still unclear, the odds-on favorite, sophomore Jeff Teglia, is in position to build off his freshman season.
UMass coach Don Cahoon hopes for a balanced team for this upcoming season.
After a disappointing 2010-11 campaign in which the Massachusetts hockey team went 6-23-6, UMass added much-needed size to bring balance on both sides of the puck.
Hockey is just as much about size, strength and physicality — things that the Minutemen will look to improve on.
The Massachusetts men’s hockey team will host the Maroon & White Scrimmage this Saturday.
UMass hockey will compete at America’s oldest ballpark early next year for Frozen Fenway 2012.
The Boston College hockey team defeated Merrimack, 5-3, in the 27th annual Hockey East Championship at TD Bank North Garden on Saturday.
UMass fell to BC in the opening round of the Hockey East tournament, which ended its 2011 season.
After squeezing into the Hockey East tournament, the Massachusetts hockey team will face Boston College in the first round.
The Hockey East tournament has begun and showcases regular season champion and top-seeded Boston College, which No. 8 Massachusetts on Friday.
After beating out UNH, the Eagles will host UMass in Chestnut Hill in the first round of the Hockey East Tournament.
The Minutemen secured a spot in the Hockey East tournament skating to a 4-4 draw with Maine on Saturday night.
Behind a strong performance from goalie Paul Dainton, UMass secured the final spot in the Hockey East tournament and will take on BC.
In the final weekend of the season, the Mass Attack will celebrate its seven senior players, including top goaltender, Paul Dainton.
This weekend’s series against the Black Bears will have larger playoff implications for the Maroon and White.
The Minutemen were unable to earn any points this weekend, dropping both games in a home-and-home series with BC.
If UMass goaltender Paul Dainton notches 20 more saves, he will break the all-time saves record for the Minutemen.
This weekend, the Massachusetts hockey team competes against Boston College in a home-and-home series.
The Massachusetts hockey team suffered consecutive losses in its home-and-home series against Merrimack, 4-3 and 2-1, over the weekend.
The Massachusetts hockey team has lost by one goal in three of its last four games, including a stretch of three consecutive overtime contests.
After a humiliating 11-2 loss at the hands of Merrimack two weeks ago, the Minutemen look for revenge this weekend during a home-and-home set against the Warriors.
Massachusetts men’s hockey coach Don Cahoon attributes his team’s failures to an inconsistent lack of energy throughout games.
Boston College, the best team in the nation, won the annual Beanpot Championship at the TD Garden while Merrimack and Vermont continue surging in Hockey East play.
Nick O’Malley and Steve Levine talk hockey in the newly renovated podcast room.
UMass earned a point in the Hockey East over the weekend, tying the Friars 3-3 on a last-minute goal from senior Chase Langeraap.
Following a 3-2 loss to BU and a 3-3 draw with Providence, UMass is one point better than Vermont for seventh in the Hockey East.
Michael Marcou and Marc Concannon look to get more accustomed to game action this weekend and could have an impact on the team’s final eight games.
After giving up its most goals in 17 years last weekend, UMass looks to earn some quality wins in HE over the weekend.
Things have not gotten any easier for the Minutemen, who fell to the Eagles and Warriors this weekend.
As the season comes to a close, the Minutemen have two tall foes to compete against in No.1 Boston College and No. 12 Merrimack.
With a tough weekend ahead, the Massachusetts hockey team looks to build and grow despite recent injuries.
UMass skated to a 2-2 tie with Northeastern Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Mullins Center. Videography by Stephen Sellner.
The Minutemen skated to a draw against Northeastern Saturday at the Mullins Center. Photography by Alex Mojcher and Jeff Bernstein.
The Massachusetts men’s hockey team salvaged one point in last weekend’s series against Northeastern.
Last weekend, the Massachusetts hockey team further proved its high efficiency on the penalty kill and its poor performances on the power play.
Despite a slow start, the UM’s hockey team has begun to rebuild itself with a 6-0 win over Vermont.
Massachusetts hockey coach Don Cahoon called a timeout with eight minutes, 53 seconds left in the second period after his team gave up its second two-goal lead in the game against Northeastern. His message to his team, down 4-3 after surrendering three goals scored in less than two minutes, was that the game would be won or lost in the remaining 28-plus minutes. The game was played on Jan. 7 at the Mullins Center and it ended with a 5-3 Minutemen loss. Following the game, Cahoon was upset that his team did not play with a sense of urgency. He…
Just 21 years old, the Canadian-born Eric Filiou has adapted to the up and go lifestyle of a hockey player and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
Both the Massachusetts men’s basketball and hockey team have come back to Earth. Whether or not that’s a good or bad thing depends on which team you’re talking about.
The Boston College men’s hockey team received two goals from Jimmy Hayes to top UMass Lowell, 5-3, on Saturday night at Kelley Rink.
UMass dropped a 2-1 contest against UVM but followed up with a six-goal effort that resulted in a shutout on Saturday.
A tumultuous winter recess is in the rearview mirror for the Massachusetts men’s hockey team. After dropping five straight throughout the break, which UMass coach Don Cahoon attributed to shoddy special teams play, the Minutemen swept UMass Lowell in a home-and-home series last weekend, taking them to seventh in the Hockey East. “It’s always a relief when you win,” Cahoon said. “The anxiety associated with losing is far greater than the thrill of winning.” The UMass (5-11-3, 4-6-3 Hockey East) power play and penalty kill heated up against the River Hawks, and should that continue, the Minutemen have a good…
After losing five straight over the winter recess, the Massachusetts hockey team finds itself on a two-game winning streak. UMass coach Don Cahoon believes his team’s streaky play is due to inconsistent performances on the power play and the penalty kill.
After losing five consecutive games during the winter recess, the Minutemen won their next two against UMass Lowell in a home-and-home weekend series. UMass currently sits in seventh place in the Hockey East standings, four points behind Northeastern and one point ahead of Providence.
The Massachusetts hockey team is currently riding a three-game winning streak and hopes to continue its success into the winter recess. Following Sunday’s game against Maine, the Minutemen will play No. 16 Wisconsin twice before continuing Hockey East play in the New Year.
Boston College completed a weekend sweep over the weekend on Saturday with a three-goal victory over city-rival Boston University. BC claimed victory by scoring a single goal in the first, three in the second and its final goal in the third period.
The Massachusetts hockey team defeated UMass Lowell, 5-2, to give the Minutemen their third victory of the season. Net-minder Paul Dainton finished the afternoon with 25 saves on Saturday.
The Massachusetts hockey team has a new sense of confidence and has improved its penalty kill abilities. UMass coach Don Cahoon says both are among the reasons why his team is currently on a three-game winning streak.
A poor start to the season is behind UMass now, which has won its previous two games against Vermont and Quinnipiac, 4-1 and 5-2, respectively. With three players receiving Hockey East honors last week and freshmen producing, the Minutemen are scoring more frequently and are playing their best hockey of the season.
The Minutemen earned their first winning streak of the season against the Bobcats and the Catamounts in part to their penalty kill, which allowed just one goal in 10 penalty kills and senior goalkeeper Paul Dainton’s strong play in net. Dainton made a career-high 44 saves against UVM and was named the Pure Hockey Defensive Player of the Week.
The Minutemen have 13 freshmen and four sophomores on its roster this year. Despite just two wins so far, UMass has seen production from its young unit, as underclassmen have accounted for 49 of the Minutemen’s 77 points. Justin Braun made his NHL debut for the Sharks, while John Quick is impressing in net for the Kings.
The Massachusetts hockey team won its first two games this week with its latest victory being against Quinnipiac. The Minutemen trounced the Bobcats, 5-2, on Saturday.
After going winless in its first nine games and six Hockey East games, the Massachusetts men’s hockey team can breathe a collective sigh of relief as it earned its first win on Tuesday, beating Vermont at the Mullins Center, 4-1.
In search of its first win of the season, the Massachusetts hockey team will get an opportunity to earn the elusive victory against Vermont in the pre-Thanksgiving contest. The Catamounts are just ahead of UMass in the Hockey East standings after defeating Boston College for their lone win.
In his rookie season, Mike Pereira leads the Massachusetts hockey team in goals with five and points with seven through the team’s first nine games. Prior to coming to the Minutemen, the freshman played for South Kent Prep in Connecticut in 2008-2009, scoring 26 goals and adding 20 assists in 33 games.
Despite not coming from a conventional hockey area, sophomore Darren Rowe is effectively playing both ends of the rink for the Massachusetts hockey team. So far, he loves playing at the Mullins Center.
With the Massachusetts hockey team nearly a quarter ways through its schedule, UMass coach Don Cahoon is looking at his strong goalkeepers, Paul Dainton and Jeff Teglia, to provide an interesting dynamic for the Maroon and White.
The Catamounts defeated BC 5-3 to get their first victory of the 2010 campaign, 5-3, while the Terriers tied the Warriors, 1-1 and 3-3 over the weekend. The Black Bears swept the Huskies in come-from-behind wins.
The Massachusetts hockey team is still looking for its first win after losing to New Hampshire, 3-0, on Nov. 12 and tying on a controversial call the next day. The Minutemen came back in the third period during Saturday’s game with two goals of their own.
Coming off an exhibition win against the Swedish National Under-20 Team last Saturday, the Massachusetts hockey team will look for its victory of the season against New Hampshire this weekend. Both UMass and UNH have played seven games thus far, with the Wildcats featuring nine players with at least five points.
The disappointing start to the Massachusetts hockey season can be diminished with strong play against Hockey East opponents the rest of the way. The Minutemen will attempt to start a string of good hockey, beginning this weekend with two tilts against No. 8 New Hampshire.
The Massachusetts hockey team split its pair of games over the weekend. While the Minutemen never recovered from a 3-0 deficit against Army, the Maroon and White bounced back against the U-20 Sweden national team, winning 5-1.
Penalties seemed to be the biggest issue for the Massachusetts hockey team over the weekend. After suffering eight penalties, the Minutemen couldn’t recover from the power-plays by the Black Knights.
After a tie and a loss last weekend against the Friars, the Minutemen head back to the Mullins Center in hopes of earning their first victory of 2010 against the Black Knights. The team will then take on the Under-20 Swedish National Team in a scrimmage Saturday.
UMass tied PC 3-3 on Friday, Oct. 29 at the Mullins Center.
After tying the Friars Friday night at home, the Minutemen fell to PC, 3-2, on Saturday, as costly miscues prevented UMass from getting its first victory of the 2010 season.
UMass has yet to win a game so far this season, as the team has nine freshmen still trying to get acclimated to college hockey. However, six of the 17 goals this season have come from first years, as Mike Pereira has three and two from this past weekend.
The Massachusetts hockey team is looking to turn around its early season woes against Providence this weekend. The Minutemen are coming off recent losses to Minnesota and Boston University.
Although the Massachusetts hockey team is still winless this season, UMass coach Don Cahoon says his team’s inexperience is a reason why it’s playing so hard. Cahoon said this team is one of the more competitive teams he has coached.
Kieran Millan made 39 saves en route to a 2-1 Terrier victory over PC Saturday, while the Black Bears defeated UND twice this weekend and the Huskies beat the River Hawks in a Hockey East contest.
The young Massachusetts hockey team showed its resilience once again in its home-opener against Boston University, but fell short in front of a record home-opening crowd, 4-3. Freshman goaltender Jeff Teglia finished with 33 saves.
While the Massachusetts hockey team may have brought in freshman Jeff Teglia because of his natural ability, he credits senior captain Paul Dainton for giving him the confidence to play well so early in the season.
Boston University spoiled UMass’ home opener Friday night, with a 4-3 win at the Mullins Center. The Minutemen’s record falls to 0-3-1.
Highlights from the press conference following Boston University’s 4-3 win over UMass Friday.
After taking the Terriers to a 2-2 draw, UMass hosts BU this Friday night in its home opener. Captain Paul Dainton’s status is still uncertain, as rookie goaltender Jeff Teglia stopped 33-of 35-shots in the tie last Saturday.
Teglia could see action against Terriers over weekend
With captain Paul Dainton’s status unclear due to injury, freshman netminder Jeff Teglia could face BU for the second time this season this weekend. Teglia made 33 saves en route to a 2-2 tie against the Terriers last Saturday.
After falling to the Spartans last year in the national championship, the Minutewomen host MSU to open their season this weekend.
Prepare yourself for the first home game of the season against rival Boston University this Friday, October 21 by checking out player profiles and team news from the UMass Hockey 2010-2011 Season Preview.
Check out The Collegian’s special issue previewing the 2010-11 season for the Mass Attack.
The Massachusetts hockey team is now in its 11th season under coach Don Cahoon, Although the Minutemen lost Casey Wellman and James Marcou to graduation, Cahoon has his players are believing in a team first concept this year, in which contributions will come from everyone.
The Minutemen lost four of their star players to the NHL and others to graduation following last season’s campaign. Now, UMass will lean on its young core, which includes 13 freshmen to provide scoring on offense and leadership on defense.
Senior Paul Dainton is one eight goalies to be named captain since the beginning of the UMass hockey program in 1909-10, starting with David Buttrick in 1917 and the first goalie since Brian Reagan in 1997 to be elected as captain and the honor was a surprise, even to him.
After successful career with the Massachusetts hockey team, Casey Wellman, James Marcou, Justin Braun and Matt Irwin have moved on to the NHL.
With 13 freshmen on the roster this season, the 2010-11 Massachusetts hockey team will field one of the youngest squads in recent memory. Collegian columnist Nick O’Malley looks into how such a young team will transform expectation for the Mass Attack.
The departure of all-time assist leader James Marcou still leaves a Marcou on the Massachusetts hockey team. Brother Mike Marcou is entering his junior year, ready to take an expanded role as an assistant captain this season.
Collegian columnist Nick O’Malley says that, with the departure of last season’s top-five scorers, there will be a new-look Massachusetts hockey team heading into 2010-11, making up for their lack of “stars” with a wide-open, team-first approach.
After playing alongside two of the best offensive players in college hockey in Casey Wellman and James Marcou, junior forward T.J. Syner will be in an integral role for goal-scoring this season. So far this season, Syner’s three points in three games is well on pace to double his 13 total points from a season ago.
After a 2-0 road shutout victory to begin its season and defense of a national championship, the No. 1 Boston College hockey team hit the road to Denver, Colo., this past weekend to take on No. 8 Denver in a two-game series.
In a game which featured various momentum swings, the Massachusetts hockey team tied Boston University, 2-2. Freshman goaltender Jeff Teglia made his first collegiate start in-place of Paul Dainton and ultimately held his own.
UMass and BU play each other three times this season, kicking off their season this weekend against the Terriers in Boston. The Minutemen are coming off consecutive losses to the Golden Gophers.
While James Marcou and Casey Wellman anchored the Minutemen’s power-play unit last season, UMass will look for a slew of young players to generate offense in man-up situations. The Minutemen went 0-for-5 against the Golden Gophers over the weekend in the power-play.
Even though the Massachusetts hockey team fell in two consecutive games to Minnesota, it still frightened the nationally-ranked side losing by two goals on Friday, and one goal on Saturday.
Last season, UMass got off to a hot start, going 7-1-0 in its first eight games. The Minutemen hope to keep it going when they take on the Golden Gophers on the road Friday and Saturday in Minneapolis. Stay tuned for the Daily Collegian’s Hockey Special Issue Oct. 19.
Redshirt freshmen Anthony Raiola returns to Minn. this weekend when the Minutemen take on the Gophers. Raiola’s family will host a fundraiser at their house for the program, while UMass coach Toot Cahoon’s defense will key in on two of UM’s forwards.
UMass finished eigth in the national tournament last season. Behind contributions from Brittany Resendes and Catherine o’Brien, the Minutewomen hope to make it back to the tournament when the host the Spartans in their season opener Oct. 22.
Junior Danny Hobbs’ two-goal performance was not enough for the Massachusetts hockey team, as Jeff Lee’s overtime goal capped a 4-3 comeback win for New Brunswick in an exhibition game at the Mullins Practice Rink on Saturday.
In addition to facing the powerhouses in their own conference, the 2010-11 Minutemen are slated to face Western College Hockey Association juggernauts Wisconsin and Minnesota in yet another brutal regular season schedule.
The 2009-10 season was similar to ones in years past for the Massachusetts hockey team. UMass started the season as one of the nation’s best beforea second-half skid. Here are hockey beat writers, Jeffrey R. Larnard and Jay Asser’s awards for the year.
Within a week of UMass’ season ending, Casey Wellman was back on the ice with a new jersey. The sophomore signed a free-agent contract with the Minnesota Wild, recording an assist in his first two games as a professional.
Despite winning the last two games of the regular season to make the Hockey East tournament, the Minutemen fell in the first two games of its best-of-three series with Boston College in the opening round. The two losses gave UMass a 0-5 record on the season against the Eagles.
The Massachusetts hockey team gets a chance at redemption when it faces Boston College at Conte Forum for a best-of-three series in the opening round of the Hockey East tournament. The Eagles defeated the Minutemen in all three of their regular season meetings, with UMass failing to score more than a single goal in each contest.
Needing two victories to earn a berth in the Atlantic 10 tournament, the Massachusetts hockey team broke its six-game losing streak to claim a pair of wins against Maine at Alfond Arena. On Friday, the Minutemen kept their playoff hopes alive with a 5-2 win before earning the 4-3 postseason-clinching win the following night.
The Minutemen and Black Bears have switched places in just one month. However, if UMass wants to get into the HE tournament, they must win against Maine this weekend.
Just one month ago, UMass sat at the top of the Hockey East standings. Now, they are in ninth place, vying for a way into the conference tournament. While the Minutemen cannot claim a fourth-seed, but can get the sixth seed with a sweep of the Black Bears this weekend, while getting help from other teams.
The Catamounts defeated BU Saturday on their “Senior Day”, moving into a tie for fifth place with the Terriers and Huskies. Merrimack, along with the Minutemen, are still trying to clinch a birth in the conference tournament.
While UMass put together a better performance than it had over the past couple of weeks, it still wasn’t enough as it fell to Boston College, 2-1, in overtime. The loss, coupled with two wins by Vermont, currently has the Minutemen in ninth place and out of the Hockey East playoff picture.
The last time the Minutemen played B.C., UMass was in second place in Hockey East. After a 7-1 loss, the team sees itself sitting in the basement of the conference, and will look to get back into contention when they take on the Eagles on Friday.
Following a 4-1 loss at Merrimack on Friday, the Warriors completed the weekend sweep with a 3-0 victory Saturday night in Amherst. The loss was the fifth in a row for UMass, its longest losing streak of the season.
Saturday’s 3-0 loss to Merrimack at the Mullins Center was the final regular season home game for the five seniors on the team. Prior to the contest, UMass honored the careers of Justin Braun, Martin Nolet, Will Ortiz, Brett Watson and Dan Meyers.
The Massachusetts hockey team will look to snap its three-game losing streak as it faces Merrimack on the road. Although the Warriors are at the bottom of the Hockey East, they are one of the best when it comes to home ice.
UMass coach Don Cahoon believes one of the reasons for his team’s three-game losing streak is because it hasn’t been physical enough in games. He hopes doing so will boost the scoring back to the way it was at the beginning of the season.
A month and a half ago it was a question of whether the Massachusetts hockey team would have another January collapse. With strong 5-4 record last month, the questions next year may be about the February collapse.