UMass hockey names Gordon Bombay as its next head coach

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After coaching the Mighty Ducks to the Minneapolis District 5 peewee championship in 1992, Bombay will come out of retirement to coach the Minutemen.

UMass club hockey’s postseason aspirations cut short against Boston University

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The Minutemen, who were eying a trip to nationals, instead lost 3-1 Saturday night.

UMass falls to No. 3 Quinnipiac 1-0 Saturday afternoon

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Despite allowing only one goal, the Minutemen were stymied offensively by the Bobcats’ defense.

Dennis Kravchenko nearing impressive milestone for UMass hockey

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The freshman will look to become the fifth Minuteman to record 30 points in his first year with the program.

Gienieczko: Steve Mastalerz gives UMass best chance to win

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Senior Steve Mastalerz is the more experienced of the Minutemen’s goaltending duo and is rounding into form at the perfect time.

Chiusano: Defense will determine UMass hockey’s fate as season winds down

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The Minutemen must rid themselves of back line blunders if it hopes to make a run in postseason play.

Line changes boost UMass hockey, but penalties prove costly in loss

UMass hockey coach John Micheletto changed things up before Saturday’s game, which helped produce a more balanced offense despite still losing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mass Attack’s difficult season continues on

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

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.

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.

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.

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.