Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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

By Nick Canelas

December 5, 2013

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...

UMass hockey drubbed by No. 5 Quinnipiac, 6-1

By Nick Canelas

December 2, 2013

With a 6-1 drubbing at the hands of No. 5 Quinnipiac on Saturday night, the Massachusetts hockey team can finally part ways with a forgettable month of November. And forgettable might be an understatement. The Minutemen were victori...

UMass hockey still unsure of Steve Mastalerz’s status heading into weekend

By Nick Canelas

November 21, 2013

Mac Haight's relationship with Steve Mastalerz dates further back than being teammates on the Massachusetts hockey team this season. According to Haight, the two goaltenders first met six years ago through goalie coach Mike Buckle...

UMass football hosts Akron hoping for a win on Senior Day

By Nick Canelas

November 14, 2013

Akron will always have a special place in Massachusetts football history. It was the team the Minutemen beat on the road last season for their first-ever Football Bowl Subdivision victory, and marked UMass coach Charle...

UMass hockey completes four-game set with Maine with weekend series at home

By Nick Canelas

October 31, 2013

The Massachusetts hockey team is coming off of a forgettable weekend at Maine. But now the Minutemen have a chance to bounce back when the two teams meet again this weekend for another two-game set. This time, UMass is at home w...

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

By Nick Canelas

October 10, 2013

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...

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

By Nick Canelas

October 10, 2013

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...

A.J. Doyle living the dream as UMass’ starting quarterback

By Nick Canelas

September 26, 2013

A.J. Doyle had a chance to lead the Massachusetts football team to an upset. Trailing by a mere three points to Vanderbilt early in the third quarter on Saturday, the Minutemen had the ball and another chance to take their f...

UMass football caps off tough non-conference schedule against Vanderbilt

By Nick Canelas

September 18, 2013

There's a bye week in sight and Mid-American Conference play to follow, but Massachusetts football coach Charley Molnar's only focus after Wednesday's practice was to grab a cup of coffee and go over practice film. His team is on the last leg of a grueling non-conferenc...