AS A SENIOR IN 2013-14:Game-by-Game Statistics Scored fourth goal of the season against #5 Quinnipiac (11/30) ... Picked up an assist against Vermont (11/22) ... Scored a power-play goal in 2-1 win over Maine (11/2) and was named the game's second star ... Blocked three shots vs. the Black Bears (11/1) ... Had a three-point weekend at Maine (10/25-26) ... In game one, assisted a power-play goal ... Scored twice with the man advantage the following night against the Black Bears to break into UMass' top-10 career goals list ... Assisted an empty-net goal in home opener against Michigan State (10/18) for first point of season.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2012-13:Game-by-Game Statistics Played in 32 out of 34 games for the Minutemen, missing the final two due to injury ... Registered 13 goals and 13 assists for 26 points, good for second on the team in goals and third for assists and points ... Registered five multi-point games and two multi-goal games ... Was a +5 for the year and had two game-winning goals, three power-play tallies and scored twice shorthanded ... Tied for first in Hockey East for shorthanded points with two goals and one assist ... Playing in 100th career game, scored a goal at #5 New Hampshire (3/1) ... Contributed two goals and an assist against Northeastern (2/19), earning the game's third star, the final game of a six-game point scoring streak ... Posted fourth multi-point game of the season at #15/14 UMass Lowell (2/16) ... Scored second shorthanded goal of the year vs. #15/14 UMass Lowell (2/15) ... Tallied an assist at #20 Merrimack (2/10) for sixth point in three-game span ... Tied a career single-game high with four points on two goals and two assists in 5-1 win over #11/9 Boston University (2/1) ... In the victory over the Terriers, logged first career short-handed goal and was awarded the game's first star ... Named Co-Hockey East Player of the Week and Co-UMass Athlete of the Week for his performance vs. BU ... Scored sixth goal of the season at Vermont (1/26) ... Netted second game-winning goal of the year in 5-2 victory at #2 Boston College (1/18) ... Assisted on a power-play tally vs. Providence (1/11) ... Recorded an assist on the power play in 3-2 victory over #8 Dartmouth (12/31) in the championship game of the Ledyard Classic ... Scored fourth goal of the season in a 4-3 win against Bemidji State (12/30) at the Ledyard Classic ... Tallied sixth helper of the year at #15 Yale (12/11) ... Recorded an assist in the second of two back-to-back home match-ups against Colgate (12/8) ... Notched an empty-net goal to cap off 6-3 win at Northeastern (12/1) ... Tallied an assist in 3-1 win over Vermont (11/20) ... Scored a power-play goal against UMass Lowell (11/18) ... Factored in three of four goals of a 4-0 win over Providence (11/9), netting the game-winner and adding two assists ... Was named the game's first star and co-UMass Athlete of the Week following that performance ... Logged first point of the season, an assist, at #1 Boston College (11/4) ... In the season opener, won 17 of 23 faceoffs taken against Connecticut (10/12).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011-12:Game-by-Game Statistics Played in 35 of 36 games ... Led the team in goals scored with 17, was third in points (34) and fourth in assists (17) ... Boasted a team-high 13 points on the power play (7g, 6a) ... Notched a team-high three game-winners and had two hat tricks ... Was +4 on the season ... Committed eight minor penalties ... Ended the year with points in 11 of the final 15 contests ... Scored the power play game winner in a 4-1 victory at #11 Maine (2/18) and was awarded the game's second star ... Logged second hat trick of the season vs. Providence (2/11) and was named the second star of the game ... Had two points (1g, 1a) in 3-2 win at #1 Boston University (2/10) ... Selected as the Hockey East Player of the Week for his efforts vs. the Friars and the Terriers ... Scored twice at Northeastern (2/3) and was tabbed the third star of the game ... Posted three straight two-point games with a goal and an assist vs. Holy Cross (11/11), Northeastern (11/12) and Maine (11/18) ... Voted UMass Athlete of the Week following the wins over Holy Cross and Northeastern ... Was tabbed the game's second star vs. the Black Bears ... Scored on the power play vs. #13 Boston University (10/29) and was awarded the game's second star ... Had a four-point game with first career hat trick in home opener vs. Bentley (10/14).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010-11:Game-by-Game Statistics Appeared in 34 games with 12 goals and 13 assists ... Ranked third on the team in scoring ... Ended the season with a +3 ... Scored his final two goals of the season in the matchup against Maine (3/4 & 3/5) ... Credited with assists against Merrimack (2/18), in the tie against Providence (2/12) and Boston University (2/11) ... Put one between the pipes in the tie against Northeastern (1/29) ... Had his ninth goal of the season in the matchup against Vermont (1/22) ... Had an assist against Vermont (1/21) ... Third multi-point game with an assist and a goal on a power play in the win at UMass Lowell (1/14) ... Had three multi-point assist only games against Northeastern (1/7), UMass Lowell (12/4), and Quinnipiac (11/27) ... Had his second multi-point game with two goals, one on a power play, in the win against Vermont (11/23) ... Contributed a goal in the tie against New Hampshire (11/13) ... Had a goal against Army (11/5) ... Scored once in both match ups against Providence (10/29 & 10/30) ... Made collegiate debut at Minnesota (10/8) ... Logged first career goal on a power play, had first career assist and first multi-point game against the Gophers.
BEFORE UMASS:A 2010 graduate of Avon Old Farms where he was an All-New England, All-Conference and Team MVP as a senior ... Attended the 2010 NHL Entry Draft Combine ... Ranked as the 63rd best North American skater by the Central Scouting Services ... In 29 games, scored 28 goals and added 36 assists in 2009-10 ... Had 53 points as a sophomore, 48 as a junior and 64 as a senior ... Also played baseball as a sophomore and junior ... Played for South Kent Prep until his senior season.
PERSONAL: Michael Jason Pereira ... Born on November 24, 1991 in New Haven, Conn. ... Son of Mario and Sherry Pereira ... Brother of Lisa and Joe ... Brother, Joe, played hockey at Boston University and served as team captain as a senior in 2010-11 ... Majoring in Communication.