Meet UMass hockey freshman forward Dennis Kravchenko.
BEFORE UMASS: Played three seasons in the United States Hockey League, including two with the Sioux Falls Stampede (2011-2014) with current UMass teammate Keith Burchett ... Registered 129 career points on 43 goals and 86 assists over 135 career regular season games ... Posted 62 points (22g, 40a) in 56 contests in 2012-13 ... Registered 46 points in 45 games with the Stampede in 2013-14 (13g, 33a) ... Was +18 for the season ... Led Team USA to the Gold medal at the World Junior A Championships in the Fall of 2013, serving as the squad's captain ... Had four points (1g, 3a) over four games in the tournament ... Played two seasons at Kimball Union Academy under current UMass assistant coach Ryan Miller ... Logged 112 points in 65 career games for Kimball Union, tallying 35 goals and 77 assists, an average of 1.72 points per-game ... Teammate of fellow Minuteman Steve Mastalerz at KUA ... Also played varsity soccer and lacrosse in high school.
PERSONAL: Born Dennis Vladimir Kravchenko on Mar. 30, 1994 in Salt Lake City, Utah ... Son of Vladimir and Olga ... Has four siblings: Daniel, Julie, Kevin and Alex ... Graduated from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 2012 ... Plans to major in Communication.
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