Darren Rowe and Branden Gracel are thriving under coach John Micheletto’s system and putting up career-highs in points.
The UMass hockey team was outshot 41-18 in its 4-2 loss to the Warriors.
UMass got its first Hockey East win Friday night thanks to an overtime goal by Darren Rowe to beat No. 9 New Hampshire.
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.
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.
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.
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.