UMass Hockey Season Launch Celebration in Boston
October 10, 2013
UMass Athletics, the UMass Amherst Foundation and the Alumni Association invite you and a guest to join us for a special reception with Hockey Head Coach John Micheletto and members of the team.
The UMass hockey team is powered by veterans in the squad’s second season under head coach John Micheletto, with 18 players returning for 2013-14, including 16 juniors and seniors. Within that group, the Minutemen bring back their top-three leading scorers from a year ago in seniors Branden Gracel, Conor Sheary and Michael Pereira. Gracel is coming off a breakout junior campaign that saw him log a team-best 34 points (14 goals, 20 assists) and rank among the national leaders in faceoff percentage while also garnering Hockey East Honorable Mention All-Star recognition.
Seniors Joel Hanley and Colin Shea highlight a UMass defense that includes five returnees, three of whom saw action in 30+ games last season. Hanley and Shea both chipped in 10+ points from the blueline in 2012-13 with Shea’s 13 (3g. 10 a) marking a new career high.
Enjoy a great evening with the Minutemen before they begin the hockey season the following day against Boston University. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available.
5:30 PM Registration
6:00 PM Speaking Program
7:00 PM Event Concludes
Questions? Contact the Alumni Association at 800.456.UMASS email@example.com.