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 Greg Carvel
1st year, 2–1–0 (.667)
Captain(s) Steven Iacobellis
Arena Mullins Center
Capacity: 8,387
Location Amherst, Massachusetts
Colors Maroon and White[1]
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 June 27, 2016.[4]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
4 Massachusetts Hetnik, MarcMarc Hetnik Senior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1992-04-15 Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Vernon (BCHL)
5 Ontario Fryer, CallumCallum Fryer Sophomore D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 1996-06-17 Oakville, Ontario Aurora (OJHL)
6 New York (state) Trento, DominicDominic Trento Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 189 lb (86 kg) 1993-01-06 Brockport, New York Jersey (USPHL)
7 Alberta Lee, PatrickPatrick Lee Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1994-10-08 Calgary, Alberta Brooks (AJHL)
8 Minnesota Horton, JakeJake Horton Junior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 209 lb (95 kg) 1994-05-24 Plymouth, Minnesota Aberdeen (NAHL)
9 New York (state) Petrella, AnthonyAnthony Petrella Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 1996-03-06 Hilton, New York Shattuck-St. Mary's (Midget AAA)
12 Massachusetts Iovanna, MichaelMichael Iovanna Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 150 lb (68 kg) 1994-06-15 Middleton, Massachusetts Boston (USPHL)
13 Illinois Chukarov, IvanIvan Chukarov Sophomore 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 Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994-11-14 Langley, British Columbia Brooks (AJHL)
15 Illinois Pigozzi, RayRay Pigozzi Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 176 lb (80 kg) 1994-04-03 Evanston, Illinois Chicago (USHL)
16 British Columbia Iacobellis, StevenSteven Iacobellis Senior 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 Sophomore F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 164 lb (74 kg) 1995-08-16 Winnipeg, Manitoba Powell River (BCHL)
18 Alberta Baxandall, BrennanBrennan Baxandall Senior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 207 lb (94 kg) 1992-05-17 Calgary, Alberta Drumheller (AJHL)
21 New Jersey Badger, RyanRyan Badger Sophomore F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1994-03-03 Hainesport, New Jersey Philadelphia (USPHL)
22 British Columbia Buono, CarmineCarmine Buono Sophomore D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1997-02-22 Burnaby, British Columbia Powell River (BCHL)
26 Illinois Widmar, JosephJoseph Widmar Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 1995-02-12 Northbrook, Illinois Des Moines (USHL)
27 Alberta McDougall, RileyRiley McDougall Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 204 lb (93 kg) 1993-07-10 Calgary, Alberta Calgary Mustangs (AJHL)
29 British Columbia Renyard, NicNic Renyard Sophomore G 6' 0" (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1994-12-18 Victoria, British Columbia Okotoks (AJHL)
34 Alberta Wakaluk, AlexAlex Wakaluk Senior G 5' 9" (1.75 m) 173 lb (78 kg) 1993-08-20 Bellevue, Alberta Melville (SJHL)
37 Sweden Lagesson, WilliamWilliam Lagesson Sophomore 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]

Current [5]

Coach Position
Greg Carvel Head Coach
Ben Barr Assistant Coach
Jared DeMichiel Assistant Coach
Matt Voity Goaltending Coach
Brennen McHugh Director of Hockey Operations
Ryan Feek Director of Strength & Conditioning
Josh Penn Equipment Manager
Jeff Smith Associate Athletic Director, Sports Medicine
James Marcou Volunteer assistant

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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