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]

As of December 22, 2015.[4]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
3 Illinois Burchett, KeithKeith Burchett Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1994-12-08 Oak Brook, Illinois Sioux Falls (USHL)
4 Massachusetts Hetnik, MarcMarc Hetnik Junior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1992-04-15 Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Vernon (BCHL)
5 Ontario Fryer, CallumCallum Fryer Freshman D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 1996-06-17 Oakville, Ontario Aurora (OJHL)
6 New York Trento, DominicDominic Trento Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 189 lb (86 kg) 1993-01-06 Brockport, New York Jersey (USPHL)
7 Alberta Lee, PatrickPatrick Lee Sophomore F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1994-10-08 Calgary, Alberta Brooks (AJHL)
8 Minnesota Horton, JakeJake Horton Sophomore D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 209 lb (95 kg) 1994-05-24 Plymouth, Minnesota Aberdeen (NAHL)
9 New York Petrella, AnthonyAnthony Petrella Sophomore F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 1996-03-06 Hilton, New York Shattuck-St. Mary's (Midget AAA)
10 Massachusetts Walsh, ShaneShane Walsh Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 173 lb (78 kg) 1991-12-01 West Roxbury, Massachusetts South Shore (EJHL)
11 Alberta Gallacher, BenBen Gallacher Senior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 191 lb (87 kg) 1992-09-11 Calgary, Alberta Green Bay (USHL) FLA, 93rd overall 2010
12 Massachusetts Iovanna, MichaelMichael Iovanna Sophomore F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 150 lb (68 kg) 1994-06-15 Middleton, Massachusetts Boston (USPHL)
13 Illinois Chukarov, IvanIvan Chukarov Freshman D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 199 lb (90 kg) 1995-04-03 Des Plaines, Illinois Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL) BUF, 182nd overall 2015
14 British Columbia Plevy, AustinAustin Plevy Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994-11-14 Langley, British Columbia Brooks (AJHL)
15 Illinois Pigozzi, RayRay Pigozzi Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 176 lb (80 kg) 1994-04-03 Evanston, Illinois Chicago (USHL)
16 British Columbia Iacobellis, StevenSteven Iacobellis (C) Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1993-08-20 Port Coquitlam, British Columbia Salmon Arm (BCHL)
17 Manitoba Keats, KurtKurt Keats Freshman F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 164 lb (74 kg) 1995-08-16 Winnipeg, Manitoba Powell River (BCHL)
18 Alberta Baxandall, BrennanBrennan Baxandall Junior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 207 lb (94 kg) 1992-05-17 Calgary, Alberta Drumheller (AJHL)
21 New Jersey Badger, RyanRyan Badger Freshman F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1994-03-03 Hainesport, New Jersey Philadelphia (USPHL)
22 British Columbia Buono, CarmineCarmine Buono Freshman D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1997-02-22 Burnaby, British Columbia Powell River (BCHL)
23 Alberta Smiley, MaddisonMaddison Smiley Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 191 lb (87 kg) 1994-02-20 Airdrie, Alberta Brooks (AJHL)
24 California Kravchenko, DennisDennis Kravchenko Sophomore F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 182 lb (83 kg) 1994-03-30 Laguna Niguel, California Sioux Falls (USHL)
26 Illinois Widmar, JosephJoseph Widmar Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 1995-02-12 Northbrook, Illinois Des Moines (USHL)
27 Alberta McDougall, RileyRiley McDougall Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 204 lb (93 kg) 1993-07-10 Calgary, Alberta Calgary Mustangs (AJHL)
29 British Columbia Renyard, NicNic Renyard Freshman G 6' 0" (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1994-12-18 Victoria, British Columbia Okotoks (AJHL)
32 Ohio Dill, HenryHenry Dill Sophomore G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1995-06-05 Columbus, Ohio Aberdeen (NAHL)
34 Alberta Wakaluk, AlexAlex Wakaluk Junior G 5' 9" (1.75 m) 173 lb (78 kg) 1993-08-20 Bellevue, Alberta Melville (SJHL)
37 Sweden Lagesson, WilliamWilliam Lagesson Freshman D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1996-02-22 Gothenburg, Sweden Dubuque (USHL) EDM, 91st overall 2014

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

The Longest Game[edit]

On March 6, 2015, UMass faced Notre Dame in Game 1 of the Opening Round of the 2015 Hockey East Men's Ice Hockey Tournament, played at Compton Family Ice Arena at Notre Dame. Early into the game, Sam Herr gave Notre Dame the lead on a rebounded shot. Vince Hinostroza made it 2-0 midway through the second period. But the Minutmen responded two minutes later with a power play goal by Steven Iacobellis. Notre Dame responded three minutes later with a Steven Fogarty goal to make it 3-1. UMass made it 3-2 a minute later with a goal by Shane Walsh. With two seconds remaining in the period, Troy Power tipped a power play goal to tie the game as the second period (a period that had five goals in total) ended. The third period ended with no goals, as the two teams went into overtime. The two teams kept shooting shots that missed, with UMass shooting a record 91 times and Notre Dame shooting 78 times. With 8:18 left in the fifth overtime and at 1:24 a.m. ET, Shane Walsh scored the game-winning goal to end the longest Division I hockey game which had lasted 151 minutes, 42 seconds, besting the previous record of 150:22, set by Quinnipiac and Union in 2010.[6]

Steve Mastalerz finished the night with 75 saves for UMass while Cal Petersen of Notre Dame made 87 saves, setting a new NCAA record. It was UMass' first win at the Tournament since March 13, 2009 at Northeastern.


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