UMass Minutemen ice hockey
|UMass Minutemen ice hockey|
|University||University of Massachusetts Amherst|
|Head coach||Greg Carvel|
3rd season, 53–59–4 (.474)
|Captain(s)||Niko Hildenbrand, Mario Ferraro and Cale Makar|
|Student section||The Militia|
|Colors||Maroon and White|
|NCAA Tournament Frozen Four|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|Conference Tournament championships|
|Conference regular season championships|
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 (known as the Mullins Center) in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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.
Greg Carvel era (2016–Present)
Ryan Bamford, athletic director of UMass, announced in March 2016 that Greg Carvel had been hired to become the 14th ice hockey head coach in UMass history. Greg Carvel led the team to their first ever Frozen Four and a birth in the 2019 NCAA Division I National Championship in which the Minutemen ultimately lost to Minnesota-Duluth 3-0. In May 2018 Carvel was given a contract extension through the 2022-23 season.
|UMass Minutemen Season History|
|Season||Head Coach||Overall Record||Conference Record||Postseason||Notes|
|1994-95||Joe Mallen||6-28-2||3-21-0||Win vs Boston College in Hockey East Opening Round
Loss vs Maine in Hockey East Quarterfinals
|1995-96||Joe Mallen||10-19-6||4-14-6||2-0 Loss vs Boston University in Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|1996-97||Joe Mallen||12-23-0||7-17-0||2-0 Loss vs New Hampshire in Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|1997-98||Joe Mallen||6-24-3||3-19-2||Did not qualify|
|1998-99||Joe Mallen||12-21-4||8-14-2||2-0 Loss vs Maine in Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|1999-2000||Joe Mallen||11-20-5||5-15-4||2-0 Loss vs Boston University in Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|2000-01||Don "Toot" Cahoon||8-22-4||7-15-2||Did not Qualify|
|2001-02||Don "Toot" Cahoon||8-25-2||3-19-2||Did not qualify|
|2002-03||Don "Toot" Cahoon||20-18-0||10-14-0||2-0 Win vs Maine in Hockey East Quarterfinals
Loss vs New Hampshire in Hockey East Semifinals
|2003-04||Don "Toot" Cahoon||17-15-7||12-9-3||2-0 Win vs UMass Lowell in Hockey East Quarterfinals
Win vs New Hampshire in Hockey East Semifinals
Loss vs Maine in Hockey East Finals
|This season marks the furthest UMass has ever gone in the Hockey East tournament. They lost the final game 2-1 in triple overtime to Maine.|
|2004-05||Don "Toot" Cahoon||14-23-2||6-16-2||2-0 Loss vs Boston College in Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|2005-06||Don "Toot" Cahoon||14-21-2||10-15-2||2-0 Loss vs Boston University in Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|2006-07||Don "Toot" Cahoon||22-13-5||15-9-3||2-0 Win vs Maine in Hockey East Quarterfinals
Loss vs New Hampshire in Hockey East Semifinals
Win vs Clarkson in NCAA Regional Semifinals
Loss vs Maine in NCAA Regional Finals
|UMass earned an at-large bid to make their first-ever NCAA Tournament.|
|2007-08||Don "Toot" Cahoon||15-16-6||9-13-5||2-0 Loss vs New Hampshire in Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|2008-09||Don "Toot" Cahoon||16-20-3||10-14-3||2-1 Loss vs Northeastern in Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|2009-10||Don "Toot" Cahoon||18-18-0||13-14-0||2-0 Loss vs Boston College in Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|2010-11||Don "Toot" Cahoon||7-24-6||5-16-6||2-0 Loss vs Boston College in Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|2011-12||Don "Toot" Cahoon||13-18-5||9-17-4||2-0 Loss vs Boston College in Hockey East Quarterfinals|
|2012-13||John Micheletto||12-19-3||10-16-2||Did not qualify|
|2013-14||John Micheletto||9-22-4||4-14-3||Loss vs Vermont in Opening Round|
|2014-15||John Micheletto||11-23-2||5-16-1||2-1 Loss vs Notre Dame in Opening Round|
|2015-16||John Micheletto||8-24-4||2-16-4||2-0 Loss vs Boston University in Opening Round|
|2016–17||Greg Carvel||5–29–2||2–19–1||2-0 Loss vs Providence in Opening Round|
|2017–18||Greg Carvel||17–20–2||9–13–2||2-1 Win vs Vermont in Opening Round
2-0 Loss vs Northeastern in Hockey East Quarterfinals
|2018–19||Greg Carvel||31–10–0||18-6–0||2-0 Win vs New Hampshire in Hockey East Quarterfinals
3-0 Loss vs Boston College in Hockey East Semifinals
4-0 Win vs Harvard in NCAA Regional Semifinals
4-0 Win vs Notre Dame in NCAA Regional Finals
|UMass earned an at-large bid to make the NCAA Tournament.|
The first time UMass has made the Frozen Four.
The first time UMass has played for the NCAA Div.1 National Men's Hockey Championship.
|Joe Mallen: 57–135–20 (1-9)|
|Don "Toot" Cahoon: 172–233–42 (8-17)|
|John Micheletto: 40–88–13 (1-7)|
|Greg Carvel: 53–59–4 (4-6)|
|Overall Conference Record: 189-371–59 (14–37)|
Awards and honors
Bob Kullen Coach of the Year (Hockey East COTY)
Hockey East Player of the Year
ACHA First Team All-Americans
ACHA Second Team All-Americans
As of September 5, 2018.
|No.||S/P/C||Player||Class||Pos||Height||Weight||DoB||Hometown||Previous team||NHL rights|
|2||Marc Del Gaizo||Freshman||D||5' 10" (1.78 m)||190 lb (86 kg)||1999-10-11||Basking Ridge, New Jersey||Muskegon (USHL)||—|
|3||Ty Farmer||Freshman||D||5' 11" (1.8 m)||177 lb (80 kg)||1998-01-06||O'Fallon, Missouri||Fargo (USHL)||—|
|5||Mario Ferraro (A)||Sophomore||D||5' 10" (1.78 m)||195 lb (88 kg)||1998-09-17||King City, Ontario||Des Moines (USHL)||SJS, 49th overall 2017|
|6||Kolby Vegara||Freshman||D||6' 1" (1.85 m)||196 lb (89 kg)||1997-07-15||Malden, Massachusetts||Philadelphia (NAHL)||—|
|7||Kurt Keats||Senior||F||5' 8" (1.73 m)||168 lb (76 kg)||1995-08-16||Winnipeg, Manitoba||Powell River (BCHL)||—|
|8||Bobby Trivigno||Freshman||F||5' 8" (1.73 m)||152 lb (69 kg)||1999-01-19||Setauket, New York||Waterloo (USHL)||—|
|9||John Leonard||Freshman||F||5' 11" (1.8 m)||194 lb (88 kg)||1998-08-07||Amherst, Massachusetts||Green Bay (USHL)||SJS, 182nd overall 2018|
|10||Jack Suter||Junior||F||6' 0" (1.83 m)||169 lb (77 kg)||1995-04-19||Omaha, Nebraska||Sioux Falls (USHL)||—|
|11||Bobby Kaiser||Freshman||F||6' 2" (1.88 m)||192 lb (87 kg)||1997-05-09||Grosse Pointe, Michigan||Muskegon (USHL)||—|
|12||Anthony Del Gaizo||Freshman||F||5' 10" (1.78 m)||200 lb (91 kg)||1998-01-31||Basking Ridge, New Jersey||Muskegon (USHL)||—|
|14||Jacob Pritchard||Senior||F||6' 0" (1.83 m)||193 lb (88 kg)||1995-04-09||Macomb, Michigan||St. Lawrence (ECAC)||—|
|15||Marco Bozzo||Sophomore||F||5' 10" (1.78 m)||175 lb (79 kg)||1996-11-22||Woodbridge, Ontario||Newmarket (OJHL)||—|
|16||Cale Makar (A)||Sophomore||D||5' 11" (1.8 m)||192 lb (87 kg)||1998-10-30||Calgary, Alberta||Brooks (AJHL)||COL, 4th overall 2017|
|17||Philip Lagunov||Sophomore||F||6' 0" (1.83 m)||185 lb (84 kg)||1998-11-22||Hamilton, Ontario||Burlington (OJHL)||—|
|18||Jake Gaudet||Sophomore||F||6' 2" (1.88 m)||200 lb (91 kg)||1996-06-18||Ottawa, Ontario||Kemptville (CCHL)||—|
|19||Niko Hildenbrand (C)||Junior||F||5' 10" (1.78 m)||182 lb (83 kg)||1995-08-18||Vacaville, California||Fargo (USHL)||—|
|20||Oliver Chau||Sophomore||F||5' 9" (1.75 m)||165 lb (75 kg)||1997-08-21||Oakville, Ontario||Brooks (AJHL)||—|
|21||Mitchell Chaffee||Sophomore||F||6' 0" (1.83 m)||208 lb (94 kg)||1998-01-26||Rockford, Michigan||Fargo (USHL)||—|
|22||Brett Boeing||Senior||F||5' 8" (1.73 m)||193 lb (88 kg)||1995-01-14||Barrington, Illinois||Dubuque (USHL)||—|
|24||Ryan Bliss||Graduate||D||6' 1" (1.85 m)||189 lb (86 kg)||1996-06-22||Chelmsford, Massachusetts||Cornell (ECAC)||—|
|26||Colin Felix||Freshman||D||6' 1" (1.85 m)||195 lb (88 kg)||1999-01-07||Ocean City, New Jersey||Madison (USHL)||—|
|27||Jake McLaughlin||Junior||D||6' 2" (1.88 m)||192 lb (87 kg)||1996-03-26||Hinsdale, Illinois||Fargo (USHL)||—|
|29||George Mika||Sophomore||F||5' 11" (1.8 m)||184 lb (83 kg)||1996-10-19||Naples, Florida||Amarillo (NAHL)||—|
|30||Brad Arvanitis||Sophomore||G||6' 2" (1.88 m)||189 lb (86 kg)||1997-08-24||Holliston, Massachusetts||Coulee Region (NAHL)||—|
|31||Matt Murray||Sophomore||G||6' 1" (1.85 m)||196 lb (89 kg)||1998-02-02||St. Albert, Alberta||Fargo (USHL)||—|
|35||Fille Lindberg||Freshman||G||6' 1" (1.85 m)||188 lb (85 kg)||1999-01-31||Espoo, Finland||TUTO U20 (Nuorten SM-liiga)||—|
Coaches and support staff
Current as of November, 2018.
|Greg Carvel||Head Coach|
|Ben Barr||Associate Head Coach|
|Jared DeMichiel||Assistant Coach|
|Ryan Mahan||Director of Hockey Operations|
|TJ Syner||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
|Marc Paquet||Athletic Trainer|
|Clayton Kirven||Strength & Conditioning|
|Josh Penn||Head of Equipment|
The Longest Game
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 repeatedly failed to score, 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.
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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