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Today on, Ken McMillan has a feature on UMass hockey alum Anthony Raiola and his work giving back with BOKS, Build Our Kids' Success, an initiative of the Reebok Foundation. BOKS is a free, before-school program that is designed to encourage physical activity for children.

Read: For former Massachusetts player Raiola, giving back is second nature

From Matt Vautour's Blog on the Daily Hampshire Gazette web site:

Several Minutemen are have written "JABS" on items of their equipment to honor Minnesota High School player Jack Jablonski, who was paralyzed in a game on Dec. 30 after a hit from behind. His injury has spurred an outpouring for support throughout the hockey community with players from every level of the game, including the Minutemen, sending well-wishing messages on Twitter with the hashtag #Jabs.  

UMass' sophomore defenseman Anthony Raiola, who attended Minnetonka, a rival of Benilde-St. Margaret's, where Jablonski played, organized the effort.  

"I felt like as a Minnesotan and as a hockey player I wanted to make the guys aware of what's going on," said Raiola, who has been Tweeting to him from his @Razor5Guy handle. "We wanted to show him support from out here from some guys he doesn't even know."

Happy Birthday: Jan. 4 - Anthony Raiola

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Happy Birthday to redshirt freshman hockey player  Anthony Raiola on Jan. 4.

Anthony Raiola

One Moore Minute - Hometown Hero

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The newest edition of One Moore Minute has been produced with UMass hockey goalie Kevin Moore following Anthony Raiola on his trip home to Minnesota last weekend. Kevin takes you behind the scenes of the trip and you can see a unique perspective of "Razor" as his teammates call him (TEEMU as his hometown friends call him) back in his hometown of Minnesota.

Dick Baker's Hockey Blog

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Dick Baker has several updates on his blog from yesterday and Wednesday on the UMass hockey team.

UMass Picks Up Television Support
Paul Dainton Listed As Lowe's Senior CLASS Candidate
Former Goalie Jonathan Quick Still Looks That Way
For Anthony Raiola, A Dream Come True

Dick Baker's Hockey Blog

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In Dick Baker's UMass Hockey Blog, he examines some of the numbers behind the two games at Minnesota, including Paul Dainton moving into third all-time on the career saves list at UMass, and at the surprising UConn/Maine tie from the weekend.

UMass Hits Some Numbers In First Weekend
Playing At Maine Isn't Always A Sure Loss

Coverage Of Hockey's Weekend At No. 15 Minnesota

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The Mass Attack's weekend at #15 Minnesota was covered by several media outlets in recent days. The Daily Collegian's Dan Gigliotti discussed the positives that Coach Don Cahoon can take from the past weekend's games as well as things that need to be worked on and improved. "I was pleased with the way we responded to the adversity of being down three goals," Cahoon said. "I don't like the idea that we were down three. There's a lot to work on."

Jake Ford of the Springfield Republican wrote about the 10 freshman that made their collegiate debuts as well as the adversity that the Minutemen needed to overcome last weekend when the odds were stacked against them.

Dick Baker's MassLive.Com Blog

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Here are some updates from Dick Baker's UMass Hockey Blog from Saturday night's game at Minnesota:

UMass Goes With 7 Defensemen For 2nd Game
Dainton Injured In First Period
Comeback Falls Short In Loss To Minnesota
Reactions To Saturday's Minnesota Game

Dick Baker's Hockey Blog

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