Recap ▲ UMass Escapes Springfield With 4-3 OT Win, Ends 9-Game Losing Streak

It wasn’t pretty but the Massachusetts hockey team got the monkey off their back and picked up their first win in the last 10 games with a 4-3 victory over AIC at the MassMutual Center in Springfield on Tuesday.  It was a bit of a back and forth affair with the Yellow Jackets jumping out to a 1-0 lead and UMass scoring three quick goals to bring a two goal lead into the third period.  But AIC would mount a comeback and send the game to overtime tied at three apiece.  Ultimately it would be senior Ben Gallacher scoring his first goal since December of 2014 in the extra frame to get UMass its 8th win of the season.



Preview ▲ UMass, AIC To Meet Tuesday At MassMutual Center

Massachusetts Minutemen 7-17-4 (2-12-4) Hockey East 12th


AIC Yellow Jackets 5-22-2 (5-16-2) Atlantic Hockey T-10th


UMass hockey’s best chance to break their current 10 game losing streak will take place tomorrow night as they’ll take the short ride down I-91 to face AIC at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.  The Yellow Jackets have one of the lowest win totals in all college hockey with five and are currently dead last in the KRACH ratings, even behind first year program Arizona State.  UMass’ skill differential should mean they’ll win easily.  But the Minutemen lost to this AIC program just two years ago, so obviously they should not overlook their Western Mass neighbors.