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Here's a look at the coverage of the signings of three UMass hockey alumni--Conor Sheary, Joel Hanley and Mike Kostka--who all inked NHL deals on the opening day of NHL free agency on Wednesday.

.@UMassHockey's Wellman Signs KHL Deal

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Former UMass hockey forward Casey Wellman will head overseas for the first time in his career next season, inking a deal with Spartak Moscow of the KHL, the team's twitter account announced on Monday.

Wellman, who has spent the past three seasons in the Washington Capitals' organization, is the second Minuteman with NHL experience to head to the KHL as Matt Anderson '07 has played for Moscow Spartak, Zagreb Medvescak and Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik since 2013.

The Washington Post's Capitals Insider blog mentioned the signing

Earlier this week on TheHockeyWriters.com, Michael Pityk had a piece on UMass hockey alum, former captain Conor Sheary and the possibility of NHL success in his future with the Pittsburgh Penguins organization.

Read: Penguins' Conor Sheary: The Next Tyler Johnson?

Quick Inducted Into Avon Old Farms Hall of Fame

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Congrats to former Minuteman Jonathan Quick on his recent induction into the Hall of Fame at Avon Old Farms. The Kings 101 blog had coverage of the induction.

Read: Jonathan Quick Inducted into the Avon Old Farms Hall of Fame

In today's Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Jason Mackey has a piece on UMass hockey alum and former captain Conor Sheary who just wrapped up a stellar rookie campaign with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Sheary led the Baby Pens with 45 points during the regular season and ranked second with 20 goals. He has 23 points in 23 career playoff games in the AHL.

Read: AHL wing prospect Sheary an intriguing option for Penguins

UMass senior standouts Troy Power (hockey) and Matt Keys (men's soccer) have some big plans after college and Joey Saade of the Daily Collegian spent some time with the student-athletes and discussed what's on their agendas following graduation next weekend.


Boston Bruins TV: Locker Room Raw: Frank Vatrano

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Today on the Boston Bruins' website, the team has an interview with former UMass hockey forward and Western Mass. native Frank Vatrano:

The Meriden Record-Journal out of Meriden, Conn., has a feature in today's paper on UMass hockey senior defenseman Mike Busillo and the start of his pro hockey career. Busillo signed with the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL following the conclusion of the Minutemen's season.

Read: Wallingford's Busillo graduates from college hockey to pro ranks

With the Norfolk Admirals season complete, the Anaheim Ducks have called up former UMass defenseman Brandon Montour as a Black Ace for their Stanley Cup Playoff run. Montour had 20 points (3g, 17a) for the Minutemen this season and followed up with 10 points (1g, 9a) in 14 AHL games this spring.

The USHL website has this piece on Montour and his journey this season

Craig Forde has a article on former UMass captain Conor Sheary from the March edition of the New England Hockey Journal. Sheary has enjoyed great success in his first full season of pro hockey after bursting on the scene last postseason with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Read: Former Minuteman Sheary on the AHL radar

Today on the Daily Collegian site, Anthony Chiusano has coverage of UMass hockey freshman Brandon Montour signing an NHL contract with the Anaheim Ducks. Chiusano spoke with both Montour and head coach John Micheletto about the signing.

Read: Brandon Montour officially signs three-year entry deal with Anaheim Ducks

In today's Daily Collegian, Jason Kates takes a look ahead to what the future holds for UMass hockey after promising performances by underclassmen in 2014-15.

Read: Kates: Exciting hockey will return to the Mullins Center

The Hockey News is the latest major news outlet to have coverage of UMass hockey's 5OT win over Notre Dame last night, the longest game in NCAA history. Check out the post from Jeff Doner.

Read: UMass and Notre Dame set record for longest College hockey gameUMass and Notre Dame set record for longest College hockey game

While many of you were sleeping, UMass hockey picked up its first victory in a Hockey East Tournament win since 2009, defeating Notre Dame in Game 1 of the best-of-three opening round series, 4-3 in 5OT, the longest hockey game in NCAA Division I history.

The historic contest was covered by many news outlets:

ESPN: UMass, Notre Dame play record game
ABC News: UMass Tops Notre Dame 4-3 in Longest Division I Hockey Game
CBS Sports: UMass beats Notre Dame in longest game in college hockey history
Boston Globe: UMass wins longest game in college hockey history
USCHO: Walsh's fifth-overtime goal wins college hockey's longest game as Massachusetts outlasts Notre Dame
Daily Collegian: Walsh wins it: UMass hockey tops Notre Dame 4-3 in five overtimes, marks the longest NCAA game ever
MassLive.com: Iron Minutemen: UMass hockey survives epic 5-overtime thriller to defeat Notre Dame in longest game in NCAA history

Also check out this clip of SportCenter's coverage of the game:

And this clip (with replays) of Shane Walsh's game-winning goal:

In today's Daily Hampshire Gazette, Matt Vautour has a preview of UMass' Hockey East Tournament matchup at Notre Dame and focuses on redshirt sophomore Frank Vatrano, who played in his first game as a Minuteman one year ago in the Hockey East Tournament.

Read: Frank Vatrano, UMass hockey eager for Hockey East playoff series with Notre Dame

Today on the Daily Collegian site, Ross Gienieczko has a preview of UMass' Hockey East Tournament first round best-of-three matchup with Notre Dame. The Minutemen and the Fighting Irish open the weekend series tonight in Notre Dame, Ind., at 7:35 p.m.

Read: UMass travels to face Notre Dame in the Hockey East tournament

Collegian: Opportunity knocks for UMass hockey

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In today's Daily Collegian, Jason Kates takes a look ahead to UMass' first round Hockey East Tournament matchup with Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. The Minutemen will be facing the Fighting Irish in a best-of-three this Friday and Saturday, with game three on Sunday, if necessary.

Read: Opportunity knocks for UMass hockey

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

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

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