UMass Minutemen ice hockey
|UMass Minutemen ice hockey|
|University||University of Massachusetts Amherst|
|Head coach||John Micheletto 
2nd year, 12–19–3
|Colors||Maroon and White
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
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.
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.
As of March 13, 2015.
|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)|
|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)|
|23||Maddison Smiley||D||FR||5-11||198||1994-02-20||Airdrie, Alberta||Brooks (AJHL)|
|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||6-0||190||1994-04-11||Ohsweken, Ontario||Waterloo (USHL)|
|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
For the current 2014-15 season
|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
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.
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.
- "John Micheletto Staff Biography". University of Massachusetts Amherst. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
- "2014-15 Men's Ice Hockey Roster". UMass Athletics. Retrieved October 7, 2014.