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In addition to UMass Sports Network's coverage of former UMass hockey forward Frank Vatrano at Boston Bruins Development Camp, Kevin Dillon of MassLive also made the trip to Wilmington, Mass., on Thursday and wrote this piece on the East Longmeadow, Mass., native.

READ: Boston Bruins Development Camp: East Longmeadow native Frank Vatrano in shape, looking to impress

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:

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

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

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

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

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

Recaps From @UMassHockey Win Over Air Force At Catamount Cup

Listen to the podcast of the December 2, 2014 edition of the Bud Light UMass Hockey Show live from The Hangar in Amherst featuring head coach John Micheletto and player guests Frank Vatrano and Mike Busillo recapping Quinnipiac and previewing this weekend's two-game set against Hockey East rival Notre Dame.

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 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

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

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

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

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:

Read: UMass eyes also on NHL draft

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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