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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.

.@UMassHockey Alum Mike Marcou Signs With Reading

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Congratulations to former UMass defenseman Mike Marcou who has signed with the Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Royals made the announcement via a release this morning

Also, check out the team's video on Marcou's signing.

Sam Laskaris wrote a piece for Windspeaker on Oshweken resident, incoming UMass hockey freshman Brandon Montour and his junior hockey success, the 2014 NHL draft and his experience at Anaheim Ducks' Prospect Camp.

Read: Year in Waterloo was key to success in NHL draft

The Brantford Expositor out of Brantford, Ontario, took a look at incoming UMass hockey freshman Brandon Montour's progression through his hockey career and what the future holds for the Anaheim Ducks' second round draft pick:

Read: Brandon Montour looks to next step post-NHL draft

Per a press release on the team's website, The Ontario Reign have agreed to terms with former UMass hockey captain Rocco Carzo for the 2014-15 season. Carzo was acquired by Ontario from the Florida Everblades in February and enjoyed success with the Reign in his first full season of professional hockey, tallying 18 points (5g, 13a) in 17 games, highlighted by a nine-game point streak from Mar. 8 through Mar. 29, in which he buried four goals and added nine assists.

Click here for the full press release from the Ontario Reign

Tony Androckitis of the Highland Park Hockey blog (@H_P_Hockey), which provides coverage of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, caught up recent UMass hockey grad Conor Sheary during Pittsburgh Penguins Development Camp a few weeks ago and has this blog post on the former Minutemen captain:

Read: Conor Sheary Aims To Make An Impression

The UMass Sports Network was on hand to get highlights and interviews at the UMass Hockey Pond Club Golf Outing which is an annual fundraiser for the program held at The Orchards Golf Club.
 
UMass hockey rising-senior goaltender Steve Mastalerz and recent graduate Conor Sheary have both been invited to Penguins Prospect Development Camp, which will begin next Tuesday, July 15. The camp, which will be held at the CONSOL Energy Center, concludes on Saturday, July 19 with a scrimmage that is free and open to the public beginning at 3 p.m.

Sheary, who signed with the organization this spring, is coming off a stellar postseason with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Mastalerz is attending his first development camp.

Additional Coverage Of Yevenko At Bruins Camp

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For WEEI.com's "Big Bad Blog", DJ Bean took a look at comparisons between 6-foot-7 UMass defenseman Oleg Yevenko, who is currently at the Boston Bruins development camp, and a younger 6-foot-9 Zdeno Chara, who was a raw talent before developing into an NHL All-Star.

Read: Giant defenseman Oleg Yevenko hopes to make most of development camp invitation with Bruins

Rising-senior Oleg Yevenko opened up action at Bruins Development camp yesterday, where his 6-foot-7 frame was topic of conversation for many in attendance:

@HackswithHaggs (Joe Haggerty) posted this piece about Yevenko as well: Yevenko makes an impression on first day of camp

Best of luck to recent UMass hockey grad Adam Phillips who has received an invitation to Minnesota Wild Development Camp and will begin action tomorrow, July 9.

Phillips is one of 26 forwards who will be in attendance at the camp that runs through July 14.

Read: Wild Development Camp To Feature Green vs. White Scrimmage

Incoming UMass hockey freshman Brandon Montour was interviewed by the Anaheim Ducks for a feature on their website at the conclusion of the organization's prospect camp yesterday. Montour scored twice in the final scrimmage of the week.

Read: Montour Reflects on his Time at Development Camp

With incoming freshman Brandon Montour finishing up Anaheim Ducks Development Camp yesterday, redshirt-sophomore Frank Vatrano becomes the second Minuteman in action at an NHL team's development camp. Vatrano is attending Winnipeg Jets Development Camp, which began on Monday and runs through Friday.

Follow @NHLJets for camp updates.

On the heels of the announcement that UMass hockey's Oleg Yevenko will be attending Boston Bruins' Development Camp, Matt Vautour spoke with the 6-7 defenseman for this piece in today's Daily Hampshire Gazette:

Read: UMass' Yevenko invited to Bruins rookie camp

Rising UMass hockey senior defenseman Oleg Yevenko has been invited to Boston Bruins' Development Camp, the team announced this afternoon.

The camp, which will be held in Wilmington, Mass., opens on Wednesday, July 9 and runs through Sunday, July 13.

Boston.com also had coverage of the announcement.

Former Minuteman, Hamden native and Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick is bringing the Stanley Cup to his hometown on Sunday for a fundraiser as the proceeds from the event will go to the college fund for the children of Jason Pagni, a close friend and youth coach of Quick's who died in a car accident earlier this year.

Chris Hunn of the New Haven Register has more information on the event here.

With NHL teams holding their development camps over the next few weeks, incoming UMass hockey freshman Brandon Montour was the first of several Minutemen to begin action. The recent draft pick kicked off Prospect Development Camp with the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday afternoon.

Montour was even interviewed by Ducks Daily:

Dan Malone spoke with UMass head coach John Micheletto following the NHL Draft, on the heels of incoming freshman Brandon Montour being selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the second round.

Read: UMass hockey coach John Micheletto talks Brandon Montour getting drafted, recruiting progress

USHL Interactive has posted an interview with incoming UMass hockey freshman Brandon Montour from this weekend's NHL Draft. Montour was selected 55th overall by the Anaheim Ducks, becoming the highest draft pick in UMass history.

Coverage Of Montour's NHL Draft Selection

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Congratulations to incoming freshman defenseman Brandon Montour, who became the highest draft pick in UMass history when the Anaheim Ducks selected him 55th overall in the second round.

When interviewed following his selection, Montour talked about why he chose to come to UMass:

"I think the biggest thing was the coaches. I love the coaches there. It's a great organization both school-wise and hockey-wise and it's not too far down the road from my house, meaning my family can come down whenever. It's just unbelievable there, in Hockey East, one of the best leagues in college hockey."

Several news outlets had coverage of Montour's selection:

Daily Hampshire Gazette: UMass incoming defenseman Brandon Montour picked in the second round of NHL draft Saturday
MassLive: Anaheim Ducks select incoming UMass hockey freshman Brandon Montour in NHL draft 2nd round
Chatham-Kent Sports Network: Brandon Montour Selected In NHL Draft By The Anaheim Ducks
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier: Black Hawks' Montour, Friedman go in NHL draft
Fox Sports West: Kings, Ducks fill needs in NHL Draft
Anaheimcalling.com: Ducks Pick Brandon Montour 55th Overall

Gazette: UMass eyes also on NHL draft

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With the 2014 NHL Draft taking place tonight and tomorrow in Philadelphia, Pa., Matt Vautour takes a look at the potential for a pair of UMass hockey players to get selected:

Read: UMass eyes also on NHL draft

On the heels of the Los Angeles Kings winning their second Stanley Cup in the past three seasons over the weekend, Chris Foster of the Los Angeles Times takes a look at what has made former UMass netminder, current King, Jonathan Quick so successful.

Read: Los Angeles Times: Kings' Jonathan Quick sets new standard in goal

Congratulations to former UMass hockey goaltender Jonathan Quick who backstopped the Los Angeles Kings to their second Stanley Cup with a 3-2 double overtime win in Game Five to clinch the series against the New York Rangers.

A sampling of the coverage:

CBS Connecticut: Hamden's Quick, Kings Beat Rangers In 2OT, Win Stanley Cup
Orange County Register: Quick closes uneven season on a high for Kings
AP: Kings win Stanley Cup on goal in second overtime
Toronto Sun: Kings edge Rangers in unforgettable Cup finale

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