Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass stuns No. 1 BU, falls to PC

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

February 13, 2012

Filed under Hockey

Just one night after perhaps the Massachusetts hockey team’s biggest victory of the season, it might have suffered its most devastating defeat. There appeared to be a bit of a hangover effect at the Mullins Center on Saturday night as UMass (10-13-5, 6-11-4 Hockey East) fell to Provid...

Minutemen end road woes; goalie carousel continues

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

February 13, 2012

Filed under Hockey

Winning in a tough road environment with something on the line is not just one of the most daunting obstacles to overcome in sports, but an obstacle that can define a team and its season. For the Massachusetts hockey team, a pivotal road victory against the top team in the ...

Points vital to Minutemen this weekend

By Scott Cournoyer

February 10, 2012

Filed under Hockey, Sports

After a stretch of pivotal games the last two weeks, the Massachusetts hockey team is holding on for dear life to make this season worth something. With just eight conference games remaining for the season, UMass (9-12-...

UMass’ scoring struggles key to losing streak

By Nick Canelas

February 10, 2012

Filed under Hockey, Sports

It’s a simple concept in hockey – if you don’t score goals you won’t win games. Unfortunately, the Massachusetts hockey team is experiencing that first-hand as its scoring difficulties have led to a four-game losing streak. The Minutemen (9-12-5, 5-10-4 Hockey East...

Last-second goal lifts Merrimack past struggling UMass

By Scott Cournoyer

February 5, 2012

Filed under Hockey, Sports

A night after a heartbreaking 4-3 overtime loss to Northeastern on the road, the Massachusetts hockey team dropped another close one Saturday night at the Mullins Center, this time to No. 4 Merrimack, 4-3. With just two seconds rema...

Ice-cold starts plaguing Minutemen

By Nick Canelas

February 5, 2012

Filed under Hockey, Sports

Staring in the face of a four-game losing streak, the Massachusetts hockey team has some questions to be answered. Those issues, however, do not appear to be relative to how the Minutemen (9-12-5, 5-10-4 Hockey East) finish games, but how it starts them. In its last three contests, UMass has str...

Minutemen look to get back on track this weekend

By Nick Canelas

February 3, 2012

Filed under Hockey, Sports

How a team responds when all odds are against it is sometimes the best way to determine its true character. Such appears to be the case for the Massachusetts hockey team as it takes the ice for the first time since being swept in a home-and-home series against UMass Lowell this past weekend...

UMass struggles continue away from Mullins, balance on offense key down stretch

By Scott Cournoyer

February 3, 2012

Filed under Hockey, Sports

Last Saturday, season-long road woes continued for the Massachusetts hockey team. The Minutemen (9-10-5, 5-8-4 Hockey East) suffered a 5-2 loss Saturday night against No. 11 UMass Lowell as part of a home-and-away trip on back-to-back nights, remaining winless this...

Penalty killing crucial to Minutemen’s success

By Scott Cournoyer

January 30, 2012

Filed under Hockey

Statistics rarely inform the outcome of a game, let alone the success or disappointment of an entire season. It’s that age-old, “you still have to play the game,” way of thinking. However, the Massachusetts hoc...

Hobbs’ recent outburst leading charge for Minutemen

By Nick Canelas

January 26, 2012

Filed under Hockey, Sports

The last time the Massachusetts hockey team went toe-to-toe with UMass Lowell, a 4-0 loss at the Tsongas Center, it went without one of its captains on the ice. Senior forward Danny Hobbs was left out of the lineup due...

Hockey surging despite taking too many penalties

By Scott Cournoyer

January 25, 2012

Filed under Hockey, Sports

Momentum is a funny thing. Whether it’s over the course of just one game or an entire season, momentum cannot be calculated, nor counted on to come when it’s needed the most. The Massachusetts hockey team is curre...

Hockey East brings excitement

By Cameron McDonough

January 24, 2012

Filed under Hockey

Over the holiday break, there was a plethora of exciting Hockey East action including Holiday Tournament wins, the Frozen Fenway venue and a series of important conference games setting up an exciting final month and a half to...