Huskies (#12) versus Minutemen (#14) Is Where the Action Will Be This Weekend.

New to PuckingOff is a feature I’ve meant to do but have been too lazy. I’m going to preview what I think is the game or series for each week as the season continues towards its climax in April. Generally, it will be the game of the week in that it is the best game I can make it… Continue reading Huskies (#12) versus Minutemen (#14) Is Where the Action Will Be This Weekend.

Michigan Tops UMass 4-1

Ann Arbor, MI – The defending National Champion University of Massachusetts Minutemen had their first ever experience with the University of Michigan Wolverines and Yost Arena on Saturday. It wasn’t pretty for the Minutemen. Led by two goals from sophomore Brendan Brisson, the Wolverines’ top-line proved too much for the visiting Minutemen. Brisson and his linemates Kent Johnson and Matty Beniers factored into three of the four… Continue reading Michigan Tops UMass 4-1

Minutemen Sitting Pretty But Not Satisfied

As the 2021-22 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey season reaches its halfway point, the defending National Champion University of Massachusetts Minutemen are currently ranked #12 overall and sit atop the Hockey East standings with 24 points. Through the first 11 games of the Hockey East schedule, the Minutemen are 7-2-2 (9-4-2 overall), both HEA losses have come in overtime. UMass last lost… Continue reading Minutemen Sitting Pretty But Not Satisfied

UMass Slips Merrimack in OT

North Andover, MA – It looked like the third time might be the charm for the Merrimack College Warriors as they carried a 2-1 lead into the third period against the defending National Champion University of Massachusetts Minutemen. The previous two meetings this season were both decided by a goal. The first a 2-1 UMass win at Merrimack came… Continue reading UMass Slips Merrimack in OT

#15 River Hawks Outlast #14 Minutemen in Shoot-Out

Lowell, MA – When the University of Massachusetts sister schools Amherst and Lowell face-off, it’s usually a low-scoring, physical, one-goal differential game. The only difference on Friday night was the two teams combined for eight goals, and it had to be decided by a shoot-out. Carl Berglund‘s goal in the shoot-out was the difference. Matt Crasa had two goals for the River Hawks, while Anthony Del… Continue reading #15 River Hawks Outlast #14 Minutemen in Shoot-Out

UNH Tips UMass in OT

Durham, NH – The University of New Hampshire Wildcats got 32 saves from senior goaltender Mike Robinson to earn a 2-1 overtime victory over the University of Massachusetts Minutemen in front of 4,316 at the Whittemore Center on Saturday night. The Minutemen rescued a point when defenseman Scott Morrow scored with 1.1 left in regulation to tie the game for the visitors. Senior Jackson Pierson tipped a shot… Continue reading UNH Tips UMass in OT

Murray, Minutemen Shut-Out UNH

Amherst, MA – Despite having a depleted roster, the University of Massachusetts Minutemen blanked the University of New Hampshire Wildcats 3-0 on Friday night at the Mullins Center. 4,363 in attendance witnessed senior captain Bobby Trivigno carry the Minutemen offensively with two goals while graduate student Matt Murray recorded his 13th career shut-out, a UMass record. The Minutemen came into the game with four of… Continue reading Murray, Minutemen Shut-Out UNH

Mavericks Crash UMass Party

Amherst, MA – A festive and historic night on The University of Massachusetts-Amherst campus quickly turned sour as the Minutemen fell behind the Minnesota State Mavericks early and never recovered. Senior goaltender Dryden McKay turned back 18 shots, and Nathan Smith notched two assists in the Mavericks 2-0 win. The 8,412 in attendance at the Mullins Center may have come away disappointed in the game’s result,… Continue reading Mavericks Crash UMass Party

Minutemen Dominate Huskies, Earn First National Championship

Pittsburgh, PA.- The University of Massachusetts Minutemen are NCAA Ice Hockey National Champions. The Minutemen took the game to the St. Cloud St. Huskies from opening puck drop and never looked back. A stout team defense mirrored the physical offensive effort, lead by junior goaltender Filip Lindberg (25 saves), who spent the last eight days in quarantine for COVID protocols. Lindberg… Continue reading Minutemen Dominate Huskies, Earn First National Championship

Eagles Stars Shine Brighter vs UMass

Chestnut Hill, MA – Boston College and Jack McBain picked up where they left off nine months ago when COVID-19 abruptly shutdown NCAA Ice Hockey. McBain’s two-goal night, coupled with 30 saves by goalie Spencer Knight powered the # 2 ranked Eagles past # 7 University of Massachusetts Minutemen 4-3 at Conte Forum. Michael Hardman and Matt Boldy (GWG) each added a tally to outpace the Minutemen. Freshman Josh… Continue reading Eagles Stars Shine Brighter vs UMass