Ice Hockey

Pereira Named HEA Rookie Of The Month

Michael Pereira

Michael Pereira

Dec. 1, 2010

AMHERST, Mass. - UMass hockey freshman Michael Pereira has been named the Hockey East Rookie of the Month for November after leading the Minutemen with four goals and two assists. This is the first monthly award for Pereira who was the league's runner-up for the October award.

The West Haven, Conn., native played in four games during November recording 4 goals, 2 assists and a +5 rating to lead UMass. His four goals came on just nine shots. He had a season-high two goals in win over Vermont followed by a season-high two assists in win over Quinnipiac to close the month.

Pereira had a point in every game as part of a 7-game active point streak dating back to Oct. 22.

UMass was 2-1-1 in the four games Pereira played including a 1-0-1 mark in Hockey East action.

The Minutemen will host Hockey East rival UMass Lowell this Saturday at the Mullins Center. The opening face-off is slated for 1:30 PM.



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