Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass falls to Quinnipiac in shootout at UConn Hockey Classic

By Cameron McDonough

December 29, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

It’s only been a month since the Massachusetts hockey team got thumped by Quinnipiac 6-1, but clearly a lot has changed for the Minutemen since then. This time, UMass officially earned a 2-2 tie against the No. 8 Bobcats ...

UMass hockey kicks off second half at UConn Hockey Classic

By Nick Canelas

December 27, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

The tale of the first half of the Massachusetts hockey team's season could be told in three very unique chapters. In the first chapter, the Minutemen were an every-other-weekend team over four weeks. They went winless in the first and third weekends of the season, while earning points in both games of the se...

Canelas: Play of top line essential to UMass hockey’s success

By Nick Canelas

December 19, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

It was a 3-1 game. Denver had snatched momentum from the Massachusetts hockey team with a pair of goals in the second period, and seemed well on its way to snapping the Minutemen's three-game winning streak. Then The Big Three stepped...

UMass hockey’s three-game winning streak snapped by Denver

By Nick Canelas

December 17, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

The Massachusetts hockey team has a much-needed 10-day holiday break coming up, but that'll be a long time to think about the opportunity it let slip away Tuesday night. Trailing 3-2 to start the third period, the Minutemen fai...

UMass hockey uses a little luck to complete weekend sweep of Colgate

By Nick Canelas

December 15, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

The Massachusetts hockey team had its share of ugly losses during its eight-game winless streak, but the Minutemen also felt they were often on the wrong side of luck in that stretch. It started with offsidesgate against Boston C...

UMass hockey wins second straight with road victory against Colgate

By Cameron McDonough

December 14, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

It took over a month for the Massachusetts hockey team to find its way back into the win column with a victory at Notre Dame last weekend. Instead of waiting that long again, the Minutemen came back a week later to make it two...

UMass hockey battles finals, Colgate this week

By Nick Canelas

December 12, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

The Massachusetts hockey team had little time to relish in its victory over Notre Dame on Saturday – its first win in over a month – because its next big test was only a couple days away. Final exam week. It's a particularly stress...

UMass hockey downed by penalties in loss at Notre Dame Friday night

By Nick Canelas

December 6, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The old cliché is that showing up is half the battle. The problem for the Massachusetts hockey team is that it only showed up in one phase of the game Friday night. The Minutemen nearly quadrupled their...

UMass hockey looks for fresh start at Notre Dame this weekend

By Nick Canelas

December 5, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports

The atmosphere was energetic before Massachusetts hockey practice this Tuesday. Music was blaring, players were engaged in highly competitive games of ping-pong and even UMass coach John Micheletto was cracking jokes. It l...

UMass hockey searching for answers on offense

By Cameron McDonough

December 5, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports

With the holiday season in full swing, expect goals to be at the top of the Massachusetts hockey team’s Christmas list. The Minutemen are coming off of a brutal November stretch in which they averaged 1.11 goals per g...

Canelas: UMass-Notre Dame series a statement weekend for both teams

By Nick Canelas

December 5, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports

Every game is big. Every Hockey East point matters. This is a must-win. It's time to step up. These phrases sound familiar? As a sports reporter, these are the type of things I hear from coaches and players on a regu...

Late goal lifts Northeastern hockey past Notre Dame

By Eugene Kucinski

December 3, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports

Northeastern defeated No. 13 Notre Dame 3-2 in the Shillelagh Tournament on Saturday. With the score tied 2-2 and less than three minutes remaining, Dalen Hedges scored to give the Huskies (9-5-1) the win. The Irish, (9-6-1) jumped out t...