Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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

By Nick Canelas

December 19, 2013

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 dominates No. 11 Terriers to avoid season sweep

By Patrick Strohecker

February 2, 2013

One of the biggest challenges Massachusetts hockey coach John Micheletto has had in his first year on the job has been finding consistency in his line combinations. But since the holiday break, Micheletto has found one that h...

Failed comeback on Saturday earns UMass hockey weekend split with Vermont

By Nick Canelas

January 28, 2013

The story of the Massachusetts hockey team’s season has been its inability to hold on to leads late in games. So far this year, the Minutemen have allowed teams to rally from early deficits seven times and have come away with...

Tiefenwerth and Pereira join forces, lead balanced UMass attack

By Nick Canelas

December 3, 2012

BOSTON – The last time K.J. Tiefenwerth played alongside Michael Pereira in a hockey game, the two led Avon Old Farms Prep School in Connecticut to a New England Division I Prep Championship. The two were reunited on Saturday night a...

Video: UMass vs UMass Lowell hockey highlights

By Peter Cappiello

November 20, 2012

Here are the highlights from the UMass men's hockey team's tough loss Sunday night against UMass Lowell. UMass vs UMass Lowell Hockey Nov. 18, 2012 from Daily Collegian on Vimeo....

Michael Pereira lifts UMass hockey to convincing win over PC

By Cameron McDonough

November 10, 2012

Things finally started to click for Michael Pereira on Friday night. The junior forward was held scoreless in the Massachusetts hockey team’s first six games of the season, but he finally broke through Friday night in UMass'...

Exhaustion, complacency lead to third period collapse for UMass

By Nick Canelas

October 21, 2012

When a team loses arguably its most versatile defenseman one minute, 35 seconds into a game against the defending national champions, there’s no telling what kind of impact it will have on the outcome of the game. Afte...

UMass hockey takes season-opener against UConn

By Cameron McDonough

October 14, 2012

The John Micheletto era for the Massachusetts hockey team got off on the right foot Friday night, as the Minutemen defeated Connecticut, 4-1, in front of a raucous bunch of 7,123 fans at the Mullins Center. It was the biggest crowd eve...

Michael Pereira returns to lead Minutemen

By Cameron McDonough

October 11, 2012

For Michael Pereira, his love for hockey came at first sight. Once he held a hockey stick in his hands for the first time, he was never letting go. And that was when he was a 3-year-old. Now Pereira, 20, is playing the sport he lo...