Fear The Triangle is meant to be a central place for UMass hockey fans to find all the relevant news from across the land regarding their UMass hockey team. Written by a fan, for the fans, Fear The Triangle does its best to consolidate all mainstream media news, content from other UMass and hockey blogs, recruiting rumors and leads, and as much original content as possible into one stop shopping for the UMass hockey fan. I’ll also do my best to point you to the best places to head for a decent pregame pint.

While a freshman at UMass, Mark Coogan ’98 ’06MBA had only been to a handful of hockey games in his lifetime when he walked into the Mullins Center on October 30th, 1993 to witness the rebirth of the Minuteman hockey program. Being a college hockey neophyte, he was thrilled to see his triangle-clad team dominate such a big name school like Villanova that night. Luckily in the years since he has actually learned a thing or two about the sport.

When not at UMass hockey games he can usually be found somewhere on the Mass Pike between the Mullins Center and his South Shore home or perhaps at the local beer snob bar discussing IBUs, robust alts, and fine hops from the Pacific Northwest.

Mark graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1998 where he majored in both history and political science. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts’ Isenberg School of Management.


Achilles Rink (Union), Agganis Arena (BU), Alfond Arena (Maine), Appleton Arena (St Lawrence), Bright Hockey Center (Harvard), Cheel Arena (Clarkson), Conte Forum (BC), Freitas Ice Arena (UConn), Gutterson Fieldhouse (UVM), Hart Recreation Center (Holy Cross), Hartford Civic Center (UConn/Hartford Whalers), Houston Field House (RPI), Ingalls Rink (Yale), Kohl Center (Wisconsin), Lawler Arena (Merrimack), Lynah Rink (Cornell), Matthews Arena (Northeastern), Meehan Auditorium (Brown), Mullins Center (Massachusetts), Olympia Ice Center (AIC), Orr Rink (Amherst College/UMass), Ryan Skating Arena (Bentley), Schneider Arena (Providence), Tate Rink (Army), TD Bank Sports Center (Quinnipiac), Thompson Arena (Dartmouth), Tsongas Arena (Lowell), Water Brown Arena (BU), Whittemore Center (UNH)

Minor League/Other
Herb Brooks Arena (Lake Placid NY), MassMutual Center (Springfield MA), Blue Cross Arena (Rochester NY), Wings Stadium (Kalamazoo, MI), Verizon Wireless Arena (Manchester, NH), DCU Center (Worcester MA)

Joe Louis Arena (Detroit MI), Pengrowth Saddledome – (Calgary, AB 1988 Olympics), St Pete Times Forum (Tampa FL), TD Bank Garden (Boston MA), Verizon Center (Washington, DC)

Hockey Arenas Visited For Non-Hockey Events
Yost Ice Arena (Michigan), Boston Garden (Boston MA), McNichols Sports Arena (Denver, CO), Madison Square Garden (NY, NY)