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Canelas: Despite success, Cahoon’s time with Minutemen had come

After a successful 12-year tenure, Massachusetts hockey coach Don Cahoon steps down with a whirlwind of questions surrounding the program.

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UMass hockey coaching search begins, committee to be formed by next week

The search to find the successor to former Massachusetts hockey coach Don Cahoon, who left the position after 12 seasons Tuesday, is officially underway.

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‘Toot’ Cahoon steps down as UMass hockey coach

Longtime Massachusetts hockey head coach Don Cahoon stepped down from his position on Tuesday after 12 seasons at the helm.

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Jonathan Quick becomes 1st UMass alum to win Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe

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.

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Journal From The AHL: T.J. Syner and Michael Marcou

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.

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BU wins double-OT thriller in Game 3 to dispatch UNH

Boston University won its quarterfinal series in a double-OT thriller this past weekend.

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Sheary, Pereira shine bright light on future

The Massachusetts hockey team will have key players returning to next year’s team that should make them contenders in the Hockey East.

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Heartbreak for UM at Chestnut Hill

A valiant effort was not enough for the Massachusetts hockey team to overcome No. 1 Boston College in the Hockey East quarterfinals.

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Experience a factor in the Hockey East playoffs.

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.

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No 8. UMass to take on top-seeded Eagles in Hockey East Playoffs

The No. 8 Massachusetts hockey team will face No. 1 Boston College in the first round of the Hockey East playoffs this weekend.

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Minutemen split with Merrimack, clinch Hockey East playoff spot

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.

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Minutemen prepare for final series of regular season

This weekend, the Massachusetts hockey team will play two pivotal games against Merrimack to wrap up their regular season schedule.

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Hockey seniors to be honored Friday

The Massachusetts hockey team will be honoring four seniors Friday night as it takes the ice against Merrimack with the playoffs on the line.

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Hockey splits home series with UNH

After suffering a heartbreaking defeat Friday, the Massachusetts hockey team responded with a big win Saturday over New Hampshire.

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Hanley, Marcou key success over weekend

The Massachusetts hockey team relied heavily on its top defensive pairing in a big weekend against New Hampshire.

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Minutemen host UNH this weekend

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.

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Pereira carrying Minutemen of late

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.

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Minutemen split weekend series with No. 11 Maine

After a Friday night loss to Maine, the Massachusetts hockey team responded with a big win over the Black Bears on Saturday.

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Minutemen face back-to-back games in Maine this weekend

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.

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Syner, Pereira receive high honors

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.

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UMass stuns No. 1 BU, falls to PC

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.

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Minutemen end road woes; goalie carousel continues

The Massachusetts hockey team finally ended its road drought thanks in part to a familiar face manning the pipes.

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Points vital to Minutemen this weekend

The Massachusetts hockey team, will travel to Boston University and host Providence this weekend in a home-and-away series.

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UMass’ scoring struggles key to losing streak

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.

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Last-second goal lifts Merrimack past struggling UMass

The struggles continued for the Massachusetts hockey team over the weekend, as it lost a pair of 4-3 heartbreakers.

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Ice-cold starts plaguing Minutemen

The Massachusetts hockey team has failed to start strong in its previous three contests, extending its losing streak to four games.

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Minutemen look to get back on track this weekend

After a disappointing weekend against UMass Lowell, the Massachusetts hockey team looks to rebound against Northeastern and Merrimack.

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UMass struggles continue away from Mullins, balance on offense key down stretch

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

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Penalty killing crucial to Minutemen’s success

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.

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Hobbs’ recent outburst leading charge for Minutemen

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.

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Hockey surging despite taking too many penalties

The Massachusetts hockey team is undefeated in 2012 and will attempt to keep that momentum going against UMass Lowell this weekend

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Hockey East brings excitement

Hockey East was full of exciting action over the break including three games at America’s most beloved ballpark, Fenway Park.

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Minutemen blank Boston College

The Massachusetts hockey team continues its run of perfection at home with its first ever shutout of Boston College.

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Three’s company

The Massachusetts men’s hockey team has rotated a trio of young goalkeepers this season.

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Minutemen playing at postseason level

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.

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Wood: Fenway still delivers “firsts” for fans

After a century of thrilling baseball summers, Fenway Park still has a few “firsts” left inside its historic walls.

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Slideshow: Minutemen victorious at Frozen Fenway 2012

At one of America’s favorite ballparks, the Minutemen took the ice and came out victorious with a heroic victory over Vermont.

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Minutemen keep home undefeated streak alive

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.

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No place like home for UM

The Massachusetts hockey team will take on Yale on Wednesday and will try to extend its 7-game home unbeaten streak.

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Getting back to a defensive state of mind

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.

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Minnesota claims top spot; Northeastern crushes Irish

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.

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BC, BU split weekend series; PC sweeps No. 1 Merrimack

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.

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Losing streak ends, hockey team draws with Crimson

On Friday night at the Mullins Center, the Minutemen revived its offense to earn a 4-4 draw with Harvard.

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Scoring drought ends against Harvard; Boyle starts in net

Not only did this past Friday’s clash with Harvard show goals for the Minutemen, but also a start for Kevin Boyle.

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UMass searches to figure out road struggles

The Minutemen, who were off to a hot start in the 2011-2012 campaign, are searching for aid in their away games.

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UMass takes on Harvard Friday at Mullins Center

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.

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Minutemen struggling away from Mullins

The Massachusetts hockey team lost its third consecutive game, 4-2, to Quinnipiac last weekend.

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Black Bears hit Minutemen hard in home tie

The Massachusetts hockey team had to contend with a hard-hitting Maine squad on Friday at the Mullins Center.

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Minutemen draw with Maine, shut down by River Hawks

Although the Massachusetts hockey team drew with Maine on Friday night, the following night it lost to UMass Lowell, 4-0.

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UMass hopes to increase win streak this weekend

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.

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Offense clicking for UMass hockey

It’s been a while since the Massachusetts hockey team has clicked this well on offense.

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Minutemen cruise to 3rd-straight victory

After beating Boston College last weekend, the Minutemen continued their winning streak to 3-straight games with victories over Northeastern and Holy Cross.

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Minutemen look to take advantage of home ice this weekend

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.

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Guzzo contributing after return from injury

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.

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Merrimack remains unbeaten; Riverhawks down Terriers

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.

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Minutemen knock off top team in hockey, Boston College

In a rematch from earlier in the season, the Minutemen took on, and defeated No. 1 Boston College on Saturday night.

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Minutemen still searching for composure

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.

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Hockey hosts No. 13 Boston University on Friday

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.

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Penalties key in UMass losses

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.

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No. 1 Eagles soar past Minutemen, 4-2

The Minutemen couldn’t find a way past the top-ranked BC.

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Minutemen look to avenge last year’s series against BC on Saturday

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.

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BC splits pair, Providence beats BU, UMass, Merrimack holds off Army

Hockey East saw an action-packed weekend as Denver upset BC, Providence upset BU, and Merrimack held off Army.

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Minutemen hope to avoid late game, late season falloffs

In recent years, the Massachusetts hockey team has had a difficult time closing out games and seasons with victories.

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Minutemen split weekend with home-opening win, loss at Providence

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.

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Minutemen improving on both ends of the ice

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.

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Minutemen face Falcons in home opener

The Massachusetts hockey team will face Bentley in the home opener at the Mullins Center this Friday at 7 p.m.

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Win escapes as UMass opens season with tie

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.

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Star search is on for Mass Attack

Columnist Steve Levine looks into how the Minutemen search for their next star.

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Teglia looks to fill void left behind by Dainton

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.

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Roster breakdown for 2011-2012 Minutemen

UMass coach Don Cahoon hopes for a balanced team for this upcoming season.

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Minutemen add size, look to make impact in Hockey East

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.

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Minutemen bulk up for 2011-2012 season

Hockey is just as much about size, strength and physicality — things that the Minutemen will look to improve on.

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Men’s Hockey: 2011 Schedule

A google map and schedule for the 2011 Men’s Hockey season.

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Minutemen host Maroon & White Scrimmage

The Massachusetts men’s hockey team will host the Maroon & White Scrimmage this Saturday.

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UMass joins UNH, UVM and Maine for Frozen Fenway 2012

UMass hockey will compete at America’s oldest ballpark early next year for Frozen Fenway 2012.

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Boston College Eagles take home 10th Hockey East title

The Boston College hockey team defeated Merrimack, 5-3, in the 27th annual Hockey East Championship at TD Bank North Garden on Saturday.

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Mass Attack’s season comes to a close in loss to Eagles

UMass fell to BC in the opening round of the Hockey East tournament, which ended its 2011 season.

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Mass Attack prepare for 1st-round meeting with BC

After squeezing into the Hockey East tournament, the Massachusetts hockey team will face Boston College in the first round.

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Hockey East playoffs get underway

The Hockey East tournament has begun and showcases regular season champion and top-seeded Boston College, which No. 8 Massachusetts on Friday.

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BC claims top seed in HEA Tournament

After beating out UNH, the Eagles will host UMass in Chestnut Hill in the first round of the Hockey East Tournament.

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Mass Attack sneaks into HE tournament with draw over Maine

The Minutemen secured a spot in the Hockey East tournament skating to a 4-4 draw with Maine on Saturday night.

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Dainton propels Minutemen to playoffs

Behind a strong performance from goalie Paul Dainton, UMass secured the final spot in the Hockey East tournament and will take on BC.

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Seniors take ice for regular-season finale

In the final weekend of the season, the Mass Attack will celebrate its seven senior players, including top goaltender, Paul Dainton.

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Mass Attack face No. 14 Maine with postseason implications

This weekend’s series against the Black Bears will have larger playoff implications for the Maroon and White.

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Mass Attack drops two to Eagles over weekend

The Minutemen were unable to earn any points this weekend, dropping both games in a home-and-home series with BC.

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Dainton goes for saves record

If UMass goaltender Paul Dainton notches 20 more saves, he will break the all-time saves record for the Minutemen.

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No. 2 BC on a tap for Mass Attack

This weekend, the Massachusetts hockey team competes against Boston College in a home-and-home series.

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UMass swept by Merrimack over weekend

The Massachusetts hockey team suffered consecutive losses in its home-and-home series against Merrimack, 4-3 and 2-1, over the weekend.

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UMass men’s hockey dropping close contests

The Massachusetts hockey team has lost by one goal in three of its last four games, including a stretch of three consecutive overtime contests.

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UMass looks to avenge embarrassing loss

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.

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For UMass, success requires constant intensity

Massachusetts men’s hockey coach Don Cahoon attributes his team’s failures to an inconsistent lack of energy throughout games.

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Eagles win Beanpot, Merrimack, Vermont surging

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.

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Podcast – Hockey: Salvaging crew

Nick O’Malley and Steve Levine talk hockey in the newly renovated podcast room.

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Minutemen salvage a point against PC, fall to BU in OT

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.

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Shots, rebounds important for Mass Attack’s scoring ability

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.

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Marcou, Concannon return from ailments

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.

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Minutemen take on Terriers, Friars over weekend slate

After giving up its most goals in 17 years last weekend, UMass looks to earn some quality wins in HE over the weekend.

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Mass Attack gives up 16 goals in two defeats

Things have not gotten any easier for the Minutemen, who fell to the Eagles and Warriors this weekend.

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Mass Attack faces two top-ranked teams

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.

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Mass Attack’s difficult season continues on

With a tough weekend ahead, the Massachusetts hockey team looks to build and grow despite recent injuries.

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Highlights: UMass hockey ties Northeastern

UMass skated to a 2-2 tie with Northeastern Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Mullins Center. Videography by Stephen Sellner.

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Slideshow: UMass hockey ties Northeastern

The Minutemen skated to a draw against Northeastern Saturday at the Mullins Center. Photography by Alex Mojcher and Jeff Bernstein.

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Minutemen tie in overtime thriller

The Massachusetts men’s hockey team salvaged one point in last weekend’s series against Northeastern.

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Penalty kill solid, power play another story

Last weekend, the Massachusetts hockey team further proved its high efficiency on the penalty kill and its poor performances on the power play.

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Men’s hockey rebounding towards conference

Despite a slow start, the UM’s hockey team has begun to rebuild itself with a 6-0 win over Vermont.

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Northeastern next for Minutemen of Hockey

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…

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Eric Filiou: Man of many places

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.

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The tale of two teams

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.

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BC edges UML, Northeastern ties Maine

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.

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Minutemen pour goals on Catamounts

UMass dropped a 2-1 contest against UVM but followed up with a six-goal effort that resulted in a shutout on Saturday.

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UMass men’s hockey looks for a winning streak

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…

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Special teams responsible for highs and lows

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.

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Minutemen avenge woeful break

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.

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Minutemen to play powerhouse Wisconsin near halfway mark

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.

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Eagles victorious in battle between Boston schools

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.

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Minutemen push winning streak to three games

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.

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Improved penalty kill contributes to recent success

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.

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Minutemen try for 3-game win 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.

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Penalty kill, goalkeeping result in victories for Mass Attack

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.

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Young players still adjusting to collegiate game, alumni making moves in NHL

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.

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Minutemen notches pair of victories over week

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.

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UMass earns first win, defeats Vermont Tuesday

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.

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UMass looks for elusive first win in pre-Thanksgiving matchup

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.

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Pereira making immediate impact as freshman for Minutemen

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.

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SoCal defenseman winds up on the East Coast

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.

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Dainton, Teglia create strong UMass dynamic between the posts

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.

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UVM tops Eagles for first win of the year, Terriers play to two draws

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.

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Minutemen remain winless after series against New Hampshire

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.

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UNH stands in the way of UMass’ first win

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.

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Minutemen looking to turn around season

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.

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Minutemen fall to Army, 5-2

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.

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Penalties hurt Minutemen in 5-2 loss

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.

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UMass looks for first win against Black Knights Friday

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.

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Video: UMass Hockey skates to a 3-3 draw against PC

UMass tied PC 3-3 on Friday, Oct. 29 at the Mullins Center.

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Minutemen fall to Friars Saturday, skate to draw Friday at home

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.

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Inexperience an issue for Minutemen of late

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.

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UMass begins series against Friars

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.

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Coach Don Cahoon appreciates resiliance from Minutemen

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.

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BU tops Friars, Black Bears upset No.2 Fighting Sioux

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.

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Minutemen remain winless in home-opener

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.

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Paul Dainton critical in growth of Jeff Teglia

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.

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Video highlights: UMass falls to BU 4-3

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.

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BU spoils UMass’ home opener with 4-3 win (press conference video)

Highlights from the press conference following Boston University’s 4-3 win over UMass Friday.

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Minutemen host Terriers to open home slate 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.

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Teglia could see action against Terriers over weekend

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.

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Minutewomen host No.6 Spartans Friday

After falling to the Spartans last year in the national championship, the Minutewomen host MSU to open their season this weekend.

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UMass Hockey: 2010-2011 Season Preview

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.

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Special Issue: Hockey 2010

Check out The Collegian’s special issue previewing the 2010-11 season for the Mass Attack.

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Cahoon and Co. prepare for new, unique season

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.

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Youth abound on hockey roster

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.

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‘C’ is for Dainton

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.

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Last year’s stars striving for NHL

After successful career with the Massachusetts hockey team, Casey Wellman, James Marcou, Justin Braun and Matt Irwin have moved on to the NHL.

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Youth movement will make or break UMass’ season

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.

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Big shoes to fill for Michael Marcou

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.

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Get ready for the “No-Name” Minutemen

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.

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Syner in position to take over scoring load

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.

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No. 1 BC sweeps Denver

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.

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Behind Teglia, UMass fights back to tie No. 10 Boston University

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.

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Minutemen open conference slate versus Terriers

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.

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Even without Marcou and Wellman, power play looking to be successful

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.

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Minutemen scare Minnesota despite two losses

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.

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Minutemen open campaign at Minnesota over weekend

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.

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Raiola returns to home state, forwards to be focal point for UM

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.

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Minutewomen look to pick up where they left off in 2010-11 season

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.

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Overtime not enough for Minutemen to take game

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.

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Gophers and Badgers add to perennially tough UMass schedule

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.

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Beat writers hand out 2009-10 awards for Mass Attack

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.

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Wellman foregoes final two years, signs with NHL’s Wild

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.

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UMass’ season ends in first round of Hockey East tournament

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.

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Conte Forum hosts best-of-three between UMass and BC

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.

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Minutemen play best hockey with their backs against the wall

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.

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Minutemen head to Maine for pivotal weekend of play

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.

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Minutemen focusing on this weekend, not HE tournament

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.

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UNH, BC, Maine already in HE Tournament

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.

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Minutemen drop out of playoff picture with loss to No. 7 Eagles

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.

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Minutemen hope to stop freefall, take on Eagles

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.

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UMass drops fifth in a row, falls to sixth in Hockey East

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.

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Minutemen honor senior class

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.

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Minutemen looking to end 3-game skid vs. Merrimack

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.

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Cahoon looking for more physical team

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.

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Minutemen struggling after 3-game losing streak

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.

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Mass Attack prepare for pivotal series vs. Huskies

After losing to Boston College, 7-1, the Massachusetts hockey team hopes to rebound against Northeastern this weekend. The Minutemen won, 4-1, the last time the two teams met.

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Black Bears grab two crucial wins, Hockey East turns to fans for votes

Brian Flynn scored two goals in a 6-3 victory over UNH, while fans of Hockey East can now vote interactively for the All-Decade team. UMass-Lowell had a big third period to beat Merrmiack 3-1.

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Minutemen cap season with NECHA West title

Behind strong performances from senior captain Alec Goolsby and junior Danny Arnao, the Minutemen won the NECHA West Division with victories over Westfield State and Keene.

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No. 15 UMass drops worst loss in four years

The Minutemen fell 7-1 to No. 14 Boston College on Friday night, a deficit the team hasn’t seen since 2005. In that year, again against the Eagles, UMass fell by a score of 7-0, but since then never lost a game by six or more goals until last Friday.

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No. 14 BC silences sellout crowd at Mullins with 7-1 win

Four Boston College goals in the first period led to an early exit for much of the sellout crowd at the Mullins Center as the Eagles found their way to a 7-1 win over the Minutemen Friday night. The win also propelled BC into sole possession of second place in the Hockey East.

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Minutemen host Boston College in Operation 8K Part II

In a significant game affecting Hockey East standings, the Massachusetts hockey team hosts Boston College at the Mullins Center Friday night. The Minutemen and the Eagles meet for the second time this season, with BC claiming a 3-1 win on Dec. 4 in Amherst on the first occasion.

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Fight for second place in the Hockey East

This weekend’s matchup between the Massachusetts hockey team and Boston College will place one team by itself for second place in the Hockey East. Currently, the Minutemen and the Eagles stand tied with 22 total points, though UMass has recorded one more win.

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Black Bears and UNH meet, youth stepping up

After an overtime victory over Merrimack on Saturday, the Wildcats face Maine, as the top four seeds in Hockey East square off. The Top 10 leaders in points all happen to be juniors or underclassmen, including UMass’ James Marcou and Casey Wellman.

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Minutemen top PC 4-1 after falling to BU 6-2

UMass rebounded from a 6-2 loss at Boston University Friday night with a 4-1 victory at Providence on Saturday night behind a strong performance from Dan Meyer’s in net. The win kept the Minutemen tied for second place with Boston College in the Hockey East standings.

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Minutemen hit the road in search of series wins

Though the Massachusetts hockey team lost its last games against Boston University and Providence, it has an opportunity this weekend to win both series with victories. Nevertheless, UMass coach Don Cahoon is concentrating primarily on the Terriers this Friday and not looking ahead to the Friars on Saturday.

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UMass looks to avenge loss against Boston University

After defeating Boston University in its second game of the season, the Massachusetts hockey team was handed one of its worst losses against the Terriers in the previous matchup. UMass enters the game this weekend having played better hockey recently, winning four of its last five contests.

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Warriors stop skid, UNH wins fourth straight

Merrimack rebounded and beat Providence College 2-1 Saturday night, while the 16th ranked Wildcats dominated BU. UMass-Lowell scored two goals in the third period to pull away from BC, 3-1.

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James Marcou, Casey Wellman dominance key to UMass’s success

With two of nations best scorers playing for the Minutemen, few games go by without one or the other notching a point. In Sunday’s loss Vermont shut the two down in their 3-0 victory after the two combined for four points in UMass’ win on Saturday.

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UMass splits with No. 17 Vermont, tied for second in Hockey East

After taking a 3-1 victory from the Catamounts on Saturday, the Minutemen suffered their first shutout loss of the year on Sunday as Vermont won 3-0. The win on Saturday moved UMass in a second-place tie with Boston College in the conference standings.

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UMass looks to extend winning streak

The Massachusetts hockey team will be in search of its fourth consecutive victory when it hosts No. 17 Vermont for two games at the Mullins Center this weekend. After experiencing a three-game losing streak over winter break, the Minutemen have changed their mindset and are playing better hockey as of late.

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Special teams playing a big factor

A barometer for the Massachusetts hockey team this season has been the play on special teams on both the offensive and defensive side of the puck. In their three-game losing streak, the Minutemen struggled on the power play though they’ve been more consistent lately, resulting in three consecutive victories.

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Minutemen finish winter break on three-game winning streak

Over winter break UMass suffered a three-game losing streak, but bounced back to finish on a three-game winning streak to finish the break with a 4-3 record. The three-game winning streak also propelled the Minutemen into third place in the Hockey East.

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Minutemen dealing with inconsistencies

During winter term, the Massachusetts hockey team continued problems from the first half of the season, along with adding inconsistencies on both sides of the puck to begin 2010. The Minutemen (14-8-0, 7-6-0 Hockey East), who have struggled to play a full 60 minutes of hockey at times this season, had trouble in single periods in their three losses. In its 4-1 loss to Bentley in the UConn Hockey Classic Championship Game, UMass kept the score knotted at one despite outshooting the Falcons 35-10 after two periods. In the final frame, the Minutemen allowed three goals, putting the game out…

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UMass silences questions about January play

Despite struggling the past two Januaries, the Minutemen finished their witner break strong and on a three-game winnign streak. Along the way, UMass had its hiccups but they are deserving of a closer look.

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