UMass Minutemen ice hockey

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UMass Minutemen ice hockey
Current season
UMass Minutemen ice hockey athletic logo

University University of Massachusetts Amherst
Conference Hockey East
Head coach John Micheletto [1]
2nd year, 12–19–3
Arena Mullins Center
Capacity: 8,387
Location Amherst, Massachusetts
Colors Maroon and White


NCAA Tournament Appearances
Current uniform

The UMass Minutemen ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's college ice hockey program that represents the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Minutemen are a member of Hockey East. They play at the 8,387-seat William D. Mullins Memorial Center (informally known as the Mullins Center) in Amherst, Massachusetts.[2]

Pond History[edit]

The centrally located pond on the UMass campus was once used for multiple purposes. In the winter students and faculty would cut out blocks of ice to use for refrigeration and annual tug-of-war games between sophomores and freshmen were hosted during the spring months. The UMass Minutemen even played on the campus pond starting in 1909 but have since moved to the Mullins Center.[3]

Current Roster[edit]

2014-15 Minutemen

As of October 7, 2014.[4]

23 || Maddison Smiley || D || FR || 5-11 || 198 || 1994-02-20 || align="left" |Airdrie, Alberta|| align="left" |Brooks (AJHL)

# Name Position Year Height Weight DOB Hometown Last Team
2 Mike Busillo D SR 6-2 203 1991-03-16 Wallingford, Connecticut Hartford Jr. Wolfpack (AJHL)
3 Keith Burchett F FR 5-11 192 1994-12-08 Oak Brook, Illinois Sioux Falls (USHL)
4 Marc Hetnik D SO 6-2 190 1992-04-15 Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Vernon (BCHL)
6 Dominic Trento F FR 5-11 170 1993-01-06 Brockport, New York New Jersey (USPHL)
7 Patrick Lee F FR 5-9 165 1994-10-08 Calgary, Alberta Brooks (AJHL)
8 Jake Horton D FR 5-11 204 1994-05-24 North Plymouth, Minnesota Aberdeen (NAHL)
9 Steven Guzzo F SR 6-0 184 1990-09-24 Oakville, Ontario Oakville (OJAHL)
10 Shane Walsh F JR 5-10 173 1991-12-01 West Roxbury, Massachusetts South Shore (EJHL)
11 Ben Gallacher D JR 5-11 191 1992-09-11 Calgary, Alberta Green Bay (USHL)
13 Frank Vatrano F SO 5-10 215 1994-03-14 East Longmeadow, Massachusetts Boston Junior Bruins (EJHL)
15 Ray Pigozzi F SO 6-0 176 1994-04-03 Evanston, Illinois Chicago (USHL)
16 Steven Iacobellis F SO 5-9 170 1993-08-20 Port Coquitlam, British Columbia Salmon Arm (BCHL)
17 Brennan Baxandall D SO 6-2 207 1992-05-17 Calgary, Alberta Drumheller (AJHL)
18 Zack LaRue F SR 6-1 194 1990-03-08 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Markham (OJHL)
19 Emerson Auvenshine F SR 6-2 205 1990-08-01 Eaton Rapids, Michigan Bismark (NAHL)
21 Anthony Petrella F FR 5-9 181 1996-03-06 Hilton, New York Shattuck-St. Mary's
22 Troy Power F SR 5-11 185 1990-03-29 Camarillo, California Omaha (USHL)
24 Dennis Kravchenko F FR 5-9 170 1994-03-30 Laguna Niguel, California Sioux Falls (USHL)
25 Oleg Yevenko D SR 6-7 230 1991-01-21 Minsk, Belarus Fargo (USHL) 26 Brandon Montour D FR 27 Riley McDougall F FR 5-10 190 1993-07-10 Calgary, Alberta Calgary (AJHL)
32 Henry Dill G FR 6-2 205 1995-06-05 Columbus, Ohio Aberdeen (NAHL)
34 Alex Wakaluk G SO 5-9 176 1993-08-20 Bellevue, Alberta Melville (SJHL)
39 Steve Mastalerz G SR 6-2 205 1992-06-29 North Andover, Massachusetts Kimball Union

Coaches and Support Staff[edit]

For the current 2014-15 season[5]

Coach Position
John Micheletto Head Coach
Joey Gasparini Assistant Coach
Ryan Miller Assistant Coach
Matt Voity Goaltending Coach
Kevin Czepiel Director of Hockey Operations
Ryan Feek Director of Strength & Conditioning
Josh Penn Equipment Manager
Jeff Smith Associate Athletic Director, Sports Medicine

See also[edit]


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