Several Minutemen, including coach John Micheletto, talked about the opportunity to play in the Friendship Four tournament in Northern Ireland next year.
UMass hockey surged in the second period and held on to beat American International at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield.
The two Massachusetts hockey players are back on the same team after playing together as youngsters in Canada.
The Minutemen will take on the Yellow Jackets Tuesday in Springfield before a weekend home-and-home with the Huskies.
Doonan scores game-winner halfway into final period to seal the victory
The Minutemen are part of a field that includes Hockey East rival Vermont, Saint Lawrence and Quinnipiac.
The Minutemen could never recover after giving up four goals in the first period.
The Terriers scored three goals in the opening 4:49 en route to a 6-3 win over the Minutemen.
The Minutemen, who are currently riding an eight-game losing streak, will have their hands full when the Terriers travel to Mullins Center this weekend.
Luke Lepine was lights out for Minutemen, who continue their strong season of play.
Maine’s sweep of the Minutemen dropped them to last place in Hockey East, and things could get worse for UMass before they get better.
Coach John Micheletto called UMass’ effort on the power play ‘stagnant’ following Saturday’s defeat at Mullins Center.
A buildup of injuries to the Minutemen’s defensive core led to their seventh straight loss.
The Minutemen lost their seventh-straight game Friday night in a 5-2 loss against the Black Bears.
The Minutemen host the Black Bears on back-to-back nights this weekend as they look to move up in the conference standings.
Notre Dame earned its 10th conference win this weekend defeating New Hampshire 5-1.
A hard hit on Minutemen defenseman Callum Fryer in the second period forced him to miss the remainder of the game.
After leading 4-2 going into the third period, the Minutemen surrendered four goals in the final frame on the way to a 6-4 loss against the Catamounts.
Gienieczko argues that the Eagles were better than the Minutemen in all facets of Friday night’s game.
BC scored five goals in the first period as the Minutemen dropped their fifth straight game.