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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.

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:

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Matt Vautour had this preview of UMass hockey's first round playoff matchup at Vermont in today's Daily Hampshire Gazette. The game will mark the collegiate debut of redshirt freshman Frank Vatrano.

Frank Vatrano, UMass head to Vermont for Hockey East tournament opener

Cameron McDonough of the Daily Collegian has a preview of this Friday's Hockey East Tournament matchup between UMass and Vermont.

Podcast: Bud Light UMass Hockey Show (March 4)

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Check out the podcast of last night's Bud Light UMass Hockey show, featuring Brock Hines with head coach John Micheletto and player guests senior co-captain Conor Sheary and redshirt freshman Frank Vatrano.

Bud Light UMass Hockey Show Tonight (Mar. 4)

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The final Bud Light UMass Hockey Show of the 2013-14 season will air tonight, March 4, live from the Hangar Pub & Grill on University Drive in Amherst at 7 p.m.
   

Brock Hines will be joined by head coach John Micheletto as well as player guests senior co-captain Conor Sheary and redshirt freshman Frank Vatrano with a look ahead to the Hockey East Tournament, which will open for the Minutemen this Friday night at Vermont.

Fans can submit questions for Coach Micheletto to answer on air via the Ask The Coach Page or through Twitter by tweeting @UMassSportsNet. Listen over the air on WHMP (AM 1400/1240, FM 96.9), online, or on mobile devices through the TuneIn Radio app.

Nick Canelas of the Daily Collegian has a feature story on Frank Vatrano who will be eligible to play for the UMass hockey team this week as the Hockey East Playoffs begin at Vermont. Vatrano had to miss the regular-season due to transfer rules.

Collegian: Don't count out UMass hockey in a playoff game

Nick Canelas of the Daily Collegian has an editorial in today's paper saying not to look past the UMass hockey team when the Hockey East Playoffs start up. He says half of the team's losses were by one goal and the addition of Frank Vatrano to the lineup are reasons why UMass can be a scary team in the conference's opening one-game playoff round.

Check out head coach John Micheletto and redshirt-freshman Frank Vatrano's comments from yesterday's postgame press conference:

Dick Baker focused on local product Frank Vatrano in his recap of UMass' 5-2 win in the squad's exhibition matchup against the U.S. Under-18 Team on Sunday:

In computer science, there's a "five-minute rule" for deciding whether a data item should be kept in memory or stored on a disk.

If there was a five-minute rule to determine whether a player should become a distant memory, it would depend on how he handled hockey's version of the disk.

In his first unofficial game with the University of Massachusetts, Frankie Vatrano of East Longmeadow beat that clock by scoring at 4:01 of the first period Sunday to send the Minutemen off to a 5-2 exhibition win over the U.S. National Under-18 squad at the Mullins Center.

Read more: Just give him (less than) five minutes: Frankie Vatrano quickly earns rave reviews in first game for UMass hockey

Nick Canelas had coverage of UMass' 5-2 exhibition win over the U.S. Under-18 Team on Sunday and the unofficial debut of Frank Vatrano:

It was a day Frank Vatrano has looked forward to all season.

A redshirt freshman on the Massachusetts hockey team, Vatrano is ineligible to play in an official game until the 2014 Hockey East Tournament, but got his first taste of game action on Sunday when the Minutemen hosted the U.S. National Under-18 Team in an exhibition contest.

He made the most of it.

Vatrano scored a power-play goal and assist while playing on UMass' top forward line in a 5-2 win at Mullins Center.

It may have been an ordinary scrimmage for the rest of the Minutemen. But for Vatrano, it was relief. He's practiced with the Minutemen all season, but Sunday marked his first organized game since January 2013, meaning he could finally hit someone in another jersey.

"When you play against your teammates you don't wanna go so hard against them, you don't want to hurt them, but it was great," said Vatrano, who was a former player for the USA. "It felt like a college game to me because I remember when I was in their shoes playing against Michigan, Wisconsin, all those schools."

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