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In today's Daily Collegian, Anthony Chiusano has a great profile of UMass hockey assistant captain Zack LaRue.

Read: Years of dedication lead to breakout senior campaign for Zack LaRue

On this week's Inside Hockey East podcast, Bernie Corbett spoke with UMass senior goaltender Steve Mastalerz, who was named the Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week earlier this week. The interview with Mastalerz begins around the 8:45 mark in the podcast.

Listen: Inside Hockey East podcast 2/27

The UMass hockey team will wrap up the regular season this weekend as it heads south to Hartford to take on Connecticut in a 7 p.m. matchup on Friday night. In today's Daily Collegian, Jason Kates has a preview of the Hockey East contest against the Huskies.

Read: UMass set for season finale in Connecticut

In today's Daily Collegian, Anthony Chiusano has a sidebar on the contributions of Maddison Smiley for UMass hockey. Smiley, a defenseman, has played his last five games at forward for the Minutemen and scored his first collegiate goal last Saturday vs. #12 Providence.

Read: Maddison Smiley making an impact in new role for UMass hockey

Today on the Daily Collegian website, Ross Gienieczko has a sidebar on Oleg Yevenko's play on Senior Night and what the future holds for the defenseman.

Read: Oleg Yevenko's unsung performance crucial in a win over Providence

On the Daily Collegian site today, Anthony Chiusano had a recap of UMass hockey's 2-1 overtime victory over #12 Providence last night on Senior Night at the Mullins Center.

Read: UMass avoids deja vu in emotional overtime victory on Senior Night

The UMass hockey team closed out its 2014-15 home slate last night with a thrilling 2-1 overtime win over #12 Providence on Senior Night at the Mullins Center.

Jeff Cox had this recap of the game for SB Nation College Hockey

Also check out the highlights (below) and the photo gallery from the senior ceremony

On the Daily Collegian site today Ross Gienieczko has a preview of UMass hockey's home-and-home with #12 Providence. The Minutemen play at Providence tonight before hosting the Friars on Senior Night on Saturday at the Mullins Center.

Minutemen prepare for deep, talented Providence team

In today's Daily Collegian, Jason Kates has a sidebar on UMass hockey freshman Dennis Kravchenko. With three games remaining in the regular season, plus postseason play, Kravchenko is just two points shy of becoming the fifth Minuteman freshman to reach the 30-point plateau in the program's Hockey East era.

Dennis Kravchenko nearing impressive milestone for UMass hockey

In Friday's Sachem and Glanbrook Gazette, Shawn Smith had a feature on UMass hockey freshman defenseman Brandon Montour. Montour has 16 points in 14 games played on the year for the Minutemen.

Read: Anaheim Ducks' Brandon Montour shining in college hockey

In today's Daily Collegian, Anthony Chiusano has a preview of UMass hockey's weekend home-and-home with UMass Lowell. In the first of three against the River Hawks, the Minutemen defeated UMass Lowell, 5-2 last Saturday.

UMass hockey strives for repeat performance against UMass Lowell this weekend

In today's Daily Collegian, Ross Gienieczko has a sidebar on senior goaltender Steve Mastalerz's role in UMass hockey's recent success. Since the beginning of the second half, Mastalerz is 2-2 in his last four starts with a save percentage of .921.

Gienieczko: Steve Mastalerz gives UMass best chance to win

Coverage Of @UMassHockey's Win Over #12/11 UMass Lowell

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The UMass hockey team built a 4-0 lead and rolled to a 5-2 win over nationally-ranked UMass Lowell last night at the Mullins Center.

Several news outlets had coverage of the win:

Collegian: UMass hockey silences UMass Lowell in 5-2 victory
Collegian: Youth at the forefront of UMass hockey's recent surge
Boston Herald: Frank Vatrano, UMass dismantle UML

Also check out the highlights and postgame press conference from UMass Sports Network:

In today's Daily Collegian, Ross Gienieczko has a preview of UMass hockey's weekend matchups against Northeastern and #12/11 UMass Lowell. The Minutemen host the Huskies on Friday and the River Hawks on Saturday in the Mullins Center.

Read: UMass hockey prepares for pair of weekend clash against pair of Hockey East opponents

In today's Daily Collegian, Jason Kates has a sidebar on UMass hockey freshman forward Dominic Trento. Trento, who missed time due to injury in November and December, has three points over the past two games for the Minutemen.

Read: Trento becoming a valuable asset for UMass hockey

Give a listen to this week's Inside Hockey East Podcast, which features UMass hockey redshirt sophomore Frank Vatrano on with Bernie Corbett (interview begins at approximately the 12-minute mark).

Listen: Inside Hockey East - January 30, 2015

SB Nation College Hockey: UMass Taking Steps Forward

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Today on SB Nation College Hockey, Jeff Cox, in his Hockey East preview focuses on UMass hockey's improved play and the impact of the squad's underclassmen.

Hockey East Weekend Preview: UMass Taking Steps Forward

On The Hockey Writers site today, Bill Sullivan has a nice Q&A with former UMass hockey forward Eddie Olczyk. Olczyk is currently an assistant coach at Utica College.

Read: Pittsburgh and College Hockey Part 1: Eddie Olczyk

CKSN: Montour Central In UMass' Success

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Ian Kennedy has a post for the Chatham-Kent Sports Network on how the addition of freshman Brandon Montour has given UMass hockey a boost in the second half of the season.

Read: Montour Central In UMass' Success

In today's Daily Collegian, Anthony Chiusano has a preview of UMass' Hockey East game at #2 Boston University tomorrow night. The Minutemen and Terriers will square off at Agganis Arena on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Read: UMass hockey hopes to ride momentum into Friday's matchup against Boston University

In today's Daily Collegian, Jason Kates has a sidebar on UMass hockey's success since break and how the squad has evolved since opening the season against Boston University on Oct. 10. The Minutemen travel to Boston tomorrow night to face the Terriers at 7:30 p.m.

Read: Friday night a chance at redemption for UMass hockey

In today's Daily Hampshire Gazette, Matt Vautour has a great piece on the turnaround UMass hockey has made in the second half of the season and what the addition of NHL draft pick, freshman Brandon Montour has done to boost the Minutemen.

Read: Brandon Montour, youth key UMass hockey team's second-half turnaround

Today on USCHO.com, Nick Canelas has a great feature on UMass hockey freshman defenseman Brandon Montour who joined the Minutemen in December. Since the start of the second half, Montour leads UMass in scoring over the last nine games with 10 points (2g, 8a) and the squad is 4-4-1 in those contests.

Read: Overlooked no more, Massachusetts' Montour handles high expectations

Coverage Of Hockey's 4-1 Win Over #14 Merrimack

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The UMass hockey team completed a three-point weekend vs. #14/15 Merrimack last night, defeating the Warriors, 4-1 at the Mullins Center.

Several news outlets had coverage of the win:

Collegian: UMass tops Merrimack 4-1 to cap off successful weekend series
Collegian: Steve Mastalerz, defense delivers for UMass hockey
The Mack Report: Merrimack Gets Tripped Up by UMass
MassLive: PHOTOS: UMass hockey downs No. 14 Merrimack 4-1 at the Mullins Center

Also check out the highlights and postgame press conference:

Coverage of Hockey's 4-4 Tie At #14/15 Merrimack

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The UMass hockey team battled back from a 3-1 deficit in the third period to play to a 4-4 tie at #14/15 Merrimack on Friday night. Several media outlets had coverage of the game:

USCHO.com: Merrimack and Massachusetts rack up penalties, skate to tie
Gazette: Friday's colleges: Third period surge nets UMass hockey a tie at No. 14 Merrimack
The Mack Report: Merrimack "Not Ready to Play" against UMass
The Mack Report: Postgame pressers and pregame podcasts

Also, check out the highlights from Pack Network:

On SI.com, Sam Page has a lengthy piece on former UMass hockey netminder Jonathan Quick, analyzing the former Minuteman's status as an "elite" NHL goaltender.

Read: Does Jonathan Quick pass the Eye Test as an elite goalie?

In today's Daily Collegian, Ross Gienieczko has a piece on freshman goaltender Henry Dill who has started seven of the past eight games for the Minutemen.

Read: Freshman Henry Dill has brought stability at goaltender for UMass hockey

Collegian: UMass set for weekend series with Merrimack

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In today's Daily Collegian, Jason Kates previews UMass hockey's home-and-home with Merrimack. The Minutemen will travel to North Andover on Friday for a 7 p.m. contest and then will host the Warriors on Saturday, Jan. 24, Kids Day at the Mullins Center.

Read: UMass set for weekend series with Merrimack

In today's Daily Collegian, Anthony Chiusano has a column about the importance of solid defense for UMass hockey in the second half of the season.

Read: Chiusano: Defense will determine UMass hockey's fate as season winds down

With the Collegian back in print for the spring semester, Jason Kates has a feature on UMass hockey freshman defenseman Brandon Montour in today's paper.

Read: UMass hockey's Brandon Montour is ready for liftoff

Recaps Of UMass Hockey's 6-4 Win Over UNH

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Last night at the Mullins Center, the Minutemen collected some valuable Hockey East points, battling for a 6-4 win over New Hampshire, which included some heroics from reigning Hockey East player of the Week Shane Walsh who had a pair of third period goals. Several news outlets had coverage:

USCHO.com: Walsh scores two in the third, lifts Massachusetts past New Hampshire
Gazette: UMass pulls away late, ices New Hampshire for 6-4 win
MassLive: UMass hockey quick hits: Minutemen score three in the third period to down UNH 6-4
Collegian: UMass races past New Hampshire in high-scoring final period
Collegian: John Micheletto senses progress, confidence following win over UNH
Union Leader: UMass skates past UNH

Also check out the highlights from the win:

Today for the Daily Collegian, Anthony Chiusano has a preview of UMass hockey's weekend series vs. New Hampshire. The Minutemen host the Wildcats tonight at 7 p.m. in the Mullins Center and will travel to Durham, N.H. tomorrow, Jan. 17, for a nationally televised game that will air on NBC Sports Network at 6:30 p.m.

Read: UMass hockey looks to build momentum against UNH in weekend series

Check out this great piece on UMass leading scorer and Hobey Baker candidate Frank Vatrano that Jeff Cox wrote for SB Nation College Hockey:

Read - Worth the Wait: Frank Vatrano enjoying success at UMass

Recaps Of UMass Hockey's 3-2 Win Over Maine

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The publication Stadium Journey recently revealed its top 100 stadium experiences for 2014 after visiting more than 2,000 stadiums and arenas collectively. They also broke down the top 5-10 for each league/sport that they cover.

Coming in at No. 9 on The Best of College Hockey, was the Mullins Center and UMass Hockey.

Read: Best Stadium Experience by League for 2014

Annie Maroon of MassLive had coverage yesterday of UMass redshirt sophomore forward, Western Mass., native Frank Vatrano earning a spot on the Hobey Baker ballot.

Awarded annually to college hockey's top player, the Hobey Baker's highly fan-voting opened on Wednesday, Jan. 7. Fans may vote once per day as the first phase of fan balloting will run now through March 8, 2015. Click here to vote for Vatrano.

Read: Western Mass. native Frank Vatrano makes Hobey Baker ballot

Ross Gienieczko has a preview of UMass hockey's pair of non-league home games this weekend vs. Maine. The Minutemen host theBlack Bears this Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. The first 3,000 fans in attendance on Saturday will receive a Sam The Minuteman bobblehead.

Read: UMass hockey hosts Maine in non-conference weekend series

UMass hockey redshirt sophomore forward Frank Vatrano is one of 59 nominees for the 2015 Hobey Baker Award. Awarded annually to college hockey's top player, the Hobey Baker's highly popular fan-voting opened on Wednesday, Jan. 7.

Click here to vote for Vatrano

Fans may vote once per day as the first phase of fan balloting will run now through March 8, 2015. Phase two of fan balloting will begin on March 19 from the list of Top Ten Hobey Baker finalists. The fans' vote accounts for a full 1 percent of the total ballot in each phase in selecting this year's award recipient.

Dan Malone has coverage of UMass hockey redshirt sophomore forward Frank Vatrano's Player of the Month accolade from Hockey East, which was announced yesterday.

Read: UMass forward Frank Vatrano named Hockey East player of the month

Hartford Courant: UConn Gets Ready To Play UMass

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The Hartford Courant has a preview of tonight's UMass-UConn Hockey East matchup at the Mullins Center. The Minutemen and Huskies will meet this evening for the squads' first ever contest as Hockey East foes.

Read: UConn Gets Ready To Play UMass

Recaps From @UMassHockey Win Over Air Force At Catamount Cup

Today on USCHO.com, 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

Several media outlets covered UMass hockey's 8-3 loss to Northeastern last night, which also marked the collegiate debut of defenseman Brandon Montour. Montour, a 2014 second round NHL draft pick of the Anaheim Ducks, is the highest drafted Minuteman in program history.

Boston Herald: Minutemen can't hold off Huskies
Daily Hampshire Gazette: Northeastern ices UMass 8-3 as Brandon Montour debuts for Minutemen
MassLive.com: Brandon Montour's debut: 3 takes on the NHL draft pick's first action with UMass hockey
USCHO.com: Northeastern pops five power-play goals in rout of Massachusetts
Daily Collegian: UMass falls to Northeastern in Brandon Montour's debut

Collegian: UMass hockey returns to action against Northeastern

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Today for the Daily Collegian, Anthony Chiusano previews tonight's non-league matchup between UMass hockey and Northeastern at the Mullins Center, also mentioning the likely debut of freshman defenseman Brandon Montour.

Read: UMass hockey returns to action against Northeastern, Montour to make season debut

In today's Daily Hampshire Gazette, Matt Vautour has a preview of tonight's UMass hockey game vs. Northeastern at the Mullins Center, focusing on the expected debut of freshman defenseman Brandon Montour.

Read: UMass hockey hoping highly touted defenseman Brandon Montour makes an impact

Join head coach John Micheletto and guests Assistant Coach Ryan Miller and Director of Hockey Operations Kevin Czepiel tonight at 7 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings in Chicopee for the Bud Light UMass Hockey Show. Coach Micheletto and hosts Brock Hines and Adam Frenier will recap last weekend's Hockey East games against Notre Dame and preview next Tuesday's non-league matchup against Northeastern.

The live radio show airs from 7-8 p.m. on WHMP (AM 1400/1240, FM 96.9) in the Pioneer Valley. Additionally, fans can listen online at WHMP.com or by downloading the TuneIn Radio app on their mobile devices.

To interact with the broadcast team, tweet your questions for Coach Micheletto @UMassSportsNet or click here to "Ask the Coach". For additional information and a complete show schedule, visit our hockey radio information page.

Coverage Of Hockey's Weekend Series Vs. Notre Dame

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In today's Daily Hampshire Gazette, Matt Vautour has a preview of UMass hockey's weekend matchups against Notre Dame. The Minutemen host the Fighting Irish tonight and tomorrow, Dec. 5-6, at 7 p.m. in the Mullins Center.

Read: UMass hopes better play continues with a pair of home games against Notre Dame

In today's Daily Collegian, Ross Gienieczko previews UMass hockey's upcoming two gaames against Hockey East foe Notre Dame. The Minutemen will host the Fighting Irish this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-6, at 7 p.m. in the Mullins Center.

Read: Struggling Hockey East foes collide

In today's Daily Collegian, Anthony Chiusano has a piece on redshirt sophomore Frank Vatrano's recent offensive success. Vatrano has five goals in the past seven games and is tied for the team lead in goals scored.

Frank Vatrano excelling on offense for UMass hockey

In yesterday's Hartford Courant, Paul Doyle had a feature on UMass hockey alum Conor Allen and his recent stint with the New York Rangers, while mentioning his time with the Minutemen.

Read: Wolf Pack's Conor Allen Getting Some Attention With Rangers

Anthony Chiusano has a preview of tonight's Hockey East matchup between UMass and Vermont in Burlington, Vt., which will be televised on NESN and TSN2 in Canada tonight at 7 p.m.

Read: UMass hockey looks to rebound against Vermont following Saturday's blowout at home

Ross Gienieczko of the Daily Collegian had this sidebar in aadvance of UMass hockey's Tuesday night game at Vermont.

Read: UMass hockey takes accountability and seeks redemption against Vermont on Tuesday

In today's Daily Hampshire Gazette, Matt Vautour has a preview of UMass hockey's weekend matchups against #12 Boston College and #11/110 Vermont. Both contests are set for 7 p.m. starts Friday and Saturday at the Mullins Center.

Read: After week off, UMass hockey preparing to BC, Vermont

Anthony Chiusano has a preview in today's Daily Collegian of UMass hockey's pair of home games this weekend against #12 Boston College and #11/10 Vermont.

Read: UMass hockey prepares for nationally ranked Hockey East foes BC, Vermont

UMass hockey captain Troy Power enters the weekend on the verge of hitting the 100-games played plateau with the Minutemen.

Jason Kates has this sidebar about Power's milestone in today's Daily Collegian:

Read: UMass hockey's Troy Power reflects as his 100th career game approaches

Collegian: UMass hockey bands together for 'Movember'

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With UMass hockey coming off a bye weekend, Ross Gienieczko took time to spotlight the team's involvement in Movember in an effort to raise awareness for men's health issues such as prostate cancer.

Read: UMass hockey bands together for 'Movember'

Recaps From @UMassHockey's 7-1 Win Over AIC

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In the squad's only game of the weekend, UMass hockey toppled AIC, 7-1, at home in the Mullins Center on Friday night. Several news outlets had coverage of the Minutemen's victory.

Daily Collegian: UMass hockey rolls in 7-1 rout of AIC
Daily Collegian: Offensive surge provides UMass hockey first home win of the year
USCHO.com: Massachusetts scores early, often in rout of American International
Daily Hampshire Gazette: Friday's colleges: UMass skates past AIC, 7-1
MassLive: Photos: UMass men's hockey team trumps AIC 7-1

Also check out the postgame interviews and highlights from the win over the Yellow Jackets.

Gazette: UMass ready for hockey rivalry with AIC

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In today's Daily Hampshire Gazette, Matt Vautour previews UMass hockey's matchup with AIC, which is slated for 7 p.m. tonight at the Mullins Center.

Read: UMass ready for hockey rivalry with AIC

Ross Gienieczko has a preview of UMass' hockey's Friday matchup with AIC in today's Daily Collegian. Finally back at the Mullins Center following a six-game road trip, the Minutemen will be taking on the Yellow Jackets tomorrow night at 7 p.m.

Read: Minutemen prepare for Friday matchup with non-conference foe American International College

In today's Daily Collegian, Jason Kates takes a look at some of the story lines from Friday's UMass Hockey-AIC matchup. Western, Mass., native redshirt sophomore Frank Vatrano will be facing his older brother Greg's former team and redshirt senior captain Troy Power will square off against an old friend and former teammate from back home in California, AIC captain Steven Hoshaw.

Read: Familiarity surrounds UMass hockey matchup with AIC

Blueshirts United: Going One-on-One with Kostka

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Over the weekend, New York Rangers' blog, Blueshirts United, had this video interview with UMass hockey alum Mike Kostka:

In today's Daily Collegian, Anthony Chiusano has a column that focuses on the contributions of UMass hockey's underclassmen through the team's first seven games of the season.

Read - Chiusano: UMass hockey needs consistent performance from upperclassmen

In today's Daily Hampshire Gazette, Matt Vautour takes a look at the play of freshman goaltender and current Hockey East Rookie of the Week Henry Dill, while also previewing UMass hockey's weekend at Maine and giving a mention to the start of "Movember".

Read: Freshman goalie Henry Dill off to fast start for UMass hockey team

In today's Daily Collegian, Jason Kates previews UMass hockey's weekend road trip to Maine for a pair of Hockey East games. The Minutemen are wrapping up a string of six straight on the road with this weekend's contests in Orono.

Read: UMass hockey looks to end road trip on a high note with weekend series against Maine

On Tuesday Anthony Chiusano spoke with UMass hockey coach John Micheletto and freshman goaltender Henry Dill about the rookie's recent success in net for the Minutemen as Dill has made three straight starts for UMass and is the reigning Hockey East Rookie of the Week.

Read: Dill taking advantage of playing time in net for UMass hockey

Collegian: UMass hockey splits weekend series in Boston

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Anthony Chiusano has a recap in today's Daily Collegian of UMass hockey's weekend split in Boston with Northeastern and #6 Boston College.

Read: UMass hockey splits weekend series in Boston

Coverage Of UMass Hockey's Win At Northeastern

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In case you missed it, UMass picked up its first Hockey East win of the season last night at Northeastern, defeating the Huskies, 3-2 at Matthews Arena.

Several news outlets had coverage of the victory:
Boston Herald: UMass stops Northeastern
USCHO.com: Auvenshine's third-period goal gives Massachusetts a win over Northeastern
Daily Collegian: UMass Hockey Downs Northeastern, 3-2

Also, check out the highlights and Coach Micheletto's postgame press conference below:

Check out this week's Inside Hockey East Podcast with Bernie Corbett, featuring an interview with UMass hockey freshman forward Patrick Lee.

Listen: Inside Hockey East 10/24/14

In today's Daily Hampshire Gazette, Matt Vautour has a preview of UMass hockey's weekend matchups at Northeastern and Boston College.

Read: UMass hockey confident heading to Boston for weekend matchups with NU, BC

Tri-Cities Now: Iacobellis leads UMass rally

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Steven Iacobellis' big weekend and subsequent Hockey East Player of the week and Co-UMass Athlete of the Week accolades received coverage from one of his hometown news outlets, Tri-Cities Now.

Read: Iacobellis leads UMass rally

In today's Daily Collegian, Jason Kates takes a look at the play of UMass' line of sophomores Ray Pigozzi and Steven Iacobellis and freshman Patrick Lee, who combined for 10 points in the Minutemen's win at Michigan State last Saturday.

Read: UMass' second line playing and succeeding with young talent early in the season

As the Minutemen prepare to head to Boston to face Northeastern and Boston College this weekend, Anthony Chiusano has this preview in today's Daily Collegian of the pair of matchups against Hockey East foes.

Read: UMass hockey hopes first win will propel them past Hockey East rivals

In today's Daily Collegian, Ross Gienieczko takes a look at the contributions the freshman class has made in the early going for the Minutemen. The Class of 2018 has five of the team's eight goals on the season through the first three games.

Read: Trio of freshmen leading UMass hockey's offense early in the season

Congratulations to UMass hockey on having two goals from last weekend make the NCAA's Top-5 National Plays of the Week! Jake Horton's tally from Saturday night is No. 3 and Patrick Lee's game winner with 9.9 seconds left in regulation is No. 1. Check them out!

Gazette: UMass hockey makes its first win a dramatic one

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The Daily Hampshire Gazette had a brief recap of UMass hockey's dramatic win at Michigan State on Saturday night.

Read: UMass hockey makes its first win a dramatic one

Jason Kates has a recap of UMass hockey's split at Michigan State this past weekend, which included the squad's first victory of the season, 4-3 over the Spartans on Saturday night and was fueled by 11 points from underclassmen.

Read: Underclassmen lead UMass hockey to first victory of the season

Congratulations to former UMass netminder Jonathan Quick who tied Rogie Vachon's L.A. Kings franchise record with his 32nd career shutout last night, making 43 saves and stopping all three St. Louis shootout attempts.

NHL.com: Quick makes 43 saves to help Kings edge Blues

Collegian: UMass hockey set for trip to Michigan State

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Ross Gienieczko previews UMass hockey's weekend trip to Michigan State, the first pair of contests in a six-game road swing. The Minutemen will take on the Spartans both Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. in East Lansing, Mich.

Read: UMass hockey set for trip to Michigan State

Former UMass defenseman had a two-goal night last night to help the San Jose Sharks to a 6-5 overtime win over the Washington Capitals to improve their record to 3-0 to start the year.

Irwin became just the second former Minuteman to post a multi-goal effort in the NHL, joining Greg Mauldin who had four points (2g, 2a) against Minnesota on Nov. 27, 2010, while playing for the Colorado Avalanche.

Check out the video of Irwin's goals below:

In today's Daily Collegian, Jason Kates has a piece on UMass hockey senior forward Zack LaRue who was named one of the Minutemen's alternate captains last Friday.

Read: UMass hockey's LaRue ready for increased responsibility

USA Today had this post yesterday (with video) on For The Win about former Minuteman Jonathan Quick Jonathan Quick making a young fan's day by slipping him a secret autograph while he was on the bench during a preseason game against the Colorado Avalanche.

Read: Jonathan Quick signs secret autograph for fan from the bench

Matt Vautour has a preview in advance of tonight's UMass hockey season opener against Boston University at the Mullins Center at 7 p.m.

Read: UMass ready to drop puck vs Boston University, Hockey East, 2014-15 season

Jason Kates spoke with highly-touted UMass hockey freshman Dennis Kravchenko for this piece that is a part of the Daily Collegian's UMass Hockey Preview Issue.

Dennis Kravchenko at home as a new member of UMass hockey

For the Collegian UMass Hockey Preview issue, Anthony Chiusano highlights leading returning scorers Steven Iacobellis and Ray Pigozzi in this piece:

Read: Sophomores prepare to take on heightened roles for UMass hockey

Collegian: Frank Vatrano excited to boost UMass hockey

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Jason Kates spoke with redshirt sophomore Frank Vatrano about his role for the Minutemen as he enters his first full season of college hockey.

Frank Vatrano excited to boost UMass hockey

Anthony Chiusano profiles redshirt senior Troy Power in this piece for the Daily Collegian's Hockey Preview Issue. Power is serving as team captain for a second season in 2014-15.

Troy Power eager to lead young UMass hockey team in his final season

With the UMass hockey season starting up this Friday with the Minutemen playing host to Boston University at the Mullins Center, Matt Vautour spoke with three members of the sophomore class, Steven Iacobellis, Ray Pigozzi and Frank Vatrano, about the upcoming 2014-15 campaign.

Read: UMass hockey looking to veteran sophomore class to make an offensive impact this season

VIDEO: Highlights Of @UMassHockey's Exhibition Win

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In case you missed them, here are the highlights from UMass hockey's 5-2 exhibition win over Dalhousie on Saturday.

Anthony Chiusano of the Daily Collegian had a recap of UMass hockey's 5-2 exhibition win over Dalhousie on Saturday that talked about the impact of the Minutemen's freshman class and redshirt sophomore Frank Vatrano.

Read: UMass hockey defeats Dalhousie in Saturday exhibition game

ECHL.com Profile of @UMassHockey Alum Dean Stork

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The ECHL's website, ECHL.com, has this profile of UMass hockey alum Dean Stork, who is entering his fifth season as head coach of the Greenville Road Warriors.

Read: BEHIND THE ECHL BENCHES - DEAN STORK

Former Minuteman defenseman Conor Allen is slated to dress for the New York Rangers for their preseason game in Chicago tomorrow night. The game will be televised on MSG and CSN-CH+.

Blueshirts United: Miller and Lundqvist Back In There As Rangers Set Friday's Lineup

Gazette: UMass, UConn ready build on rivalry

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On Monday at Hockey East Media Day in Boston, Matt Vautour spoke with UMass head coach John Micheletto about the beginnings of a hockey rivalry between UMass and UConn.

Read: Hockey East notebook: UMass, UConn ready build on rivalry

Sheary To Play In Penguins' Preseason Game Tuesday

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Tonight the Pittsburgh Penguins announced their lineup for Tuesday's preseason game at Columbus and UMass hockey alum Conor Sheary will be dressing for the Penguins, wearing #63.

Pens Preseason Game 2 Lineup vs. Columbus

The 19 Hockey East games that NESN will carry in 2014-15 were announced by the league office this morning and includes UMass' Nov. 25 game at Vermont.

UMass has one additional TV game on the schedule this season, Jan. 17 at New Hampshire on NBCSN at 6:30 p.m.

Click here to view the full release from Hockey East.

.@alongtheboards: Q&A With Kevin Czepiel

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Brian McLoughlin recently sat down with UMass' Kevin Czepiel for this Q&A for Along The Boards. Czepiel, a former captain for the Minutemen, returned to UMass this summer as Director of Hockey Operations.

Read: Kevin Czepiel talks return to UMass, Minuteman memories

.@UMassHockey At New Hampshire To Air On NBCSN

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Hockey East and NBC Sports announced the 2014-15 telecast schedule this afternoon, which includes UMass' January 17 game at New Hampshire.

The contest, set for a 6:30 p.m. start, will be televised nationally on NBCSN.

View the full Hockey East release here.

.@UMassHockey's Hanley Signs With Portland For 2014-15

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Congratulations to former UMass hockey defenseman Joel Hanley, who has signed one year, a two-way AHL deal with the Portland Pirates, the AHL affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes. Upon completing his collegiate career with the Minutemen in 2013-14, Hanley made his professional debut with the Pirates while on an Amateur Tryout Contract and totaled five assists over 15 games with Portland.

Read the Portland Pirates' full release here.

.@UMassHockey Alum Marvin Degon To Play In Slovenia

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Former UMass defenseman Marvin Degon has signed with the Slovenian team HDD Olimpija Ljubljana of the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga.

Degon appeared in 146 games over his four seasons with the Minutemen, spanning 2002-06, and totaled 83 career points on 27 goals and 56 assists.In 2013-14, he spent time with both the Elmira Jackals and the Reading Royals in the ECHL.

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