- Freshman Frank Vatrano is expected to make his unofficial UMass debut in Sunday’s exhibition against the U.S. Under-18 squad. Vatrano, a redshirt-freshman, will be eligible to play in his first official collegiate game with the start of the 2014 Hockey East playoffs.
- UMass will play its first in-season exhibition game against a national team squad since facing the Swedish Under-20 national team on Nov. 6, 2010. All nine current Minutemen seniors played in that contest, a 5-1 win that included goals from Adam Phillips and Conor Sheary.
- The Minutemen have not faced the U.S. Under-18 team since Dec. 2, 2007, a 5-2 UMass victory.