Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass hockey falls to UMass Lowell in non-conference matchup

By Cameron McDonough

October 12, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

LOWELL – For the second straight game, the Massachusetts hockey team was assessed over 25 minutes of penalties – 27 minutes on Saturday – which did not equal a winning formula for the Minutemen. While UMass was exerting...

UMass falls in season opener to No. 19 Boston University

By Nick Canelas

October 11, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

BOSTON – It wasn't the kind of fresh start the Massachusetts hockey team was probably hoping for. The Minutemen outshot No. 19 Boston University 40-24 for the game, but gave up three consecutive second-period goals six minutes,...

Canelas: Improved scoring depth essential for UMass in 2013-14

By Nick Canelas

October 10, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Sports Columns, Winter Sports

With nine seniors, 16 upperclassmen and its three leading scorers from last season on the roster, one would think the Massachusetts hockey team is primed for success in 2013-14. However, there's a reason why UMass failed to make...

Ben Gallacher has a new chance at big dreams at UMass

By Nick Canelas

October 10, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

Ben Gallacher is your everyday laid back guy from Alberta, Canada. He's a college student who tries not to take life too seriously. He enjoys hanging out with friends and has a supportive family. Just two years ago, he taught himself how to play the guitar by watching i...

UMass hockey excited to start new season against No. 19 BU, No. 1 UML

By Cameron McDonough

October 10, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

While this weekend will provide the usual nerves and excitement that accompany the season opener, it will also have an added element for Michael Pereira and the seniors for the Massachusetts hockey team. “Nerves, excitement...

UMass goaltender Steve Mastalerz ready for new challenges in ‘13

By Cameron McDonough

October 10, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

It was never a matter of if Steve Mastalerz would attend the University of Massachusetts. Rather, it was a matter of if he would get an offer to play for its hockey team. And once he got the official offer to play for the ...

UMass hockey looking for repeat from first line

By Cameron McDonough

October 10, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

The Massachusetts hockey team has its fair share of question marks heading into the season. How will Year 2 of the John Micheletto era go? Who will replace last year’s seniors, especially on the second line? Will St...

Hockey Special Issue

By Collegian Sports Staff

October 10, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Special Issues, Sports, Winter Sports

UMass hockey seeks redemption from disappointing finish last year in 2013-14 season After missing the Hockey East Tournament for the first time since 2002 last season, the UMass hockey team comes into 2013-14 looking to aveng...

UMass hockey seeks redemption from disappointing finish last year in 2013-14 season

By Nick Canelas

October 10, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

The way last season ended still sits with the Massachusetts hockey team. The Minutemen finished the 2012-13 season with just two wins in their final 10 games and failed to make the Hockey East Tournament for the first ti...

Upperclassmen grasping leadership roles amid heightened expectations

By Patrick Strohecker

October 10, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Winter Sports

Ever since Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg arrived in Amherst prior to the 2008-09 season, his goal to reach the NCAA Tournament has remained intact.   Slowly, but surely, Kellogg has turned the p...

Former UMass star Tony Gaffney given second chance at NBA

By Andrew Cyr

September 24, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Tony Gaffney is getting a second chance to live out his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA. Gaffney, who graduated from UMass in 2009, was invited to Memphis Grizzlies training camp last week. “I always felt like he...

Michaela Butler overcomes inexperience and injury in setting records on the diving board

By Mark Chiarelli

April 3, 2013

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports

Massachusetts diver Michaela Butler has taken an unorthodox path to the pinnacle of collegiate diving. Over spring break, Butler became the first All-American diver in UMass' program history and earned the highest two-day overall point total in Atlantic 10 history at the...