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 10 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.
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 vary but include 4 hours per week to prepare for our 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). We provide bus transportation to almost all away games and long distance bus trips will include an overnight at a local hotel.
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