The UMASS Amherst Minutemen are members of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and play in the North East College Hockey Association (NECHA). Our program has been around for over 20 years and has continued to grow each and every year. We are a student run organization that focuses on Athletic Excellence, Academic Excellence, Civic Leadership, and Teamwork. We are actively volunteering with local charities and youth programs.
Currently UMass offers a Men's Division II ACHA Team, as well as a newly formed Men's Division III ACHA Team (formed in 2022-2023 Season)
As a student-run hockey club, we rely on self-funding which includes player dues, as well as team sponsorships. Our schedule consists of 26-32 regular season games. Practice times very during the week with most games on weekends. Home games are played on the UMass Campus in the Mullins Center Community Ice Rink (info can be found on Rink Location tab in menu).
UMass DII Team is a bit more of a commitment, with 3.5 hours of practice time a week, team travel across New England, up and down the east coast (as far as Florida) and has a goal of not just competing, but winning a National Championship at this level. DII has a Locker Room in our rink on campus.
UMass DIII Team is still super competitive, and prepares to be competing at the National Level for the 2023-2024 season.
Both teams have their own respective coaching staff, captains, but as an organization, operated together. This servces as an excellent opportunity for players to continue to compete at a high level during their college experience.
If you have any questions about our program, whether it is regarding scheduling, recruiting, or interest in sponsorship, please fill out the contact form below, and or email Coach DeFazio at firstname.lastname@example.org