Friday’s Hockey East Tournament opening-round game at Vermont will mark the UMass seniors’ final chance at a playoff win.
The Massachusetts hockey team will have key players returning to next year’s team that should make them contenders in the Hockey East.
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.
In a rematch from earlier in the season, the Minutemen took on, and defeated No. 1 Boston College on Saturday 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.
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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The Minutemen were unable to earn any points this weekend, dropping both games in a home-and-home series with BC.
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 men’s hockey team salvaged one point in last weekend’s series against Northeastern.
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.
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.
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.
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.