Massachusetts Daily Collegian

What Sid the Kid means to the NHL

By Mark Bruso

November 27, 2011

Here in North America, I think I can say with relative ease that Sidney Crosby means more to his sport than any other athlete does. The only corollary I can even compare to Crosby’s magnitude is LeBron James. When Tom Brady...

Surprises of the NHL season

By Mark Bruso

November 14, 2011

With a fifth of the NHL season already gone, it is fair to look back and review this season’s surprises so far. Whether it is an exceedingly awful team, a league executive on a mission from God, or the sudden rise of a superstar, ...

Bergeron is Bruins’ Best

By Mark Bruso

October 26, 2011

The Bruins’ best player is Patrice Bergeron. After years of watching Bruins games, it has become evidently clear to me. No one on the Bruins produces and helps the team in the capacities that number 37 does. Some will argue Zd...

What an NBA lockout means to the NHL

By Mark Bruso

October 16, 2011

No LeBron. No Kobe. No Brian Scalabrine. That’s a world that seems more of a possibility every week, as the specter of an NBA Lockout looms. On October 11, NBA Commissioner David Stern announced the cancellation of the ...

Former Minutemen in the NHL

By Mark Bruso

October 3, 2011

Granted, UMass isn’t exactly a powerhouse in the Hockey East conference. Starting play at the Division 1 level in the early 1990s, the Mass Attack aren’t quite yet on par with their contemporaries: Boston College, Boston University, University of New Ham...

Do the Bruins have a Stanley Cup bid?

By Mark Bruso

September 28, 2011

To label the Boston Bruins’ Stanley Cup run last spring as anything less than awe-inspiring would be criminal. The Bruins not only captivated an entire region, but in turn, left an indelible mark on New England fandom. With their enco...

Youth abound on hockey roster

By Steve Levine

October 19, 2010

The Massachusetts hockey team looks nothing like it did just a year ago. The Minutemen lost four of their star players to the NHL and others to graduation following last season’s campaign. Now, UMass will lean on its young ...

Last year’s stars striving for NHL

By Steve Levine

October 19, 2010

With their college careers behind them, the stars of last year’s Massachusetts hockey team are now lacing up for shifts in professional hockey.          Casey Wellman, James Marcou, Justin Braun and Matt Irwin were the fo...

Big shoes to fill for Michael Marcou

By Dan Gigliotti

October 19, 2010

Massachusetts defenseman Michael Marcou has heard all of the comparisons to his older brother and former teammate James. However, the junior will use his older brother’s guidance in hopes of making his own legacy at UMass. ...