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Freshman Evingson selected in NHL draft

Freshman Evingson selected in NHL draft

Evingson was selected 211th overall in the most recent NHL draft. (Courtesy of the Winnipeg Jets) Hannah Manning Connector Editor Incoming freshman defenseman Croix Evingson became the third player on the 2017-18 men’s hockey roster to be drafted by the National Hockey League (NHL) on June 25. But looking past that, there is even more

Wall, River Hawks shut Cornell out of NCAA Tournament 5-0

Sophomore forward Ryan Dmowski scored the first goal of Saturday afternoon’s game against Cornell. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Brock Johnson Connector Editor The UMass Lowell men’s ice hockey team came in hot to the semifinal, winning the Hockey East Tournament and 11 of their last 12 games and maintained their streak with a 5-0 win over Cornell.

No. 4 River Hawks dismantle Boston College to earn third Hockey East Championship

The River Hawks won their third Hockey East Championship in five years on Saturday night in a 4-3 win over the Boston College Eagles. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Hannah Manning Connector Editor BOSTON, Mass. — The last minute seemed interminable. TD Garden pulsed with anticipation, raucous cheers of “UML, UML, UML” overpowering and charging up the place

5-1 rout secures River Hawks’ fifth consecutive Hockey East Finals appearance

Junior forward C.J. Smith celebrates his second period goal against the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Hannah Manning Connector Editor BOSTON – In a goal that freshman goaltender Tyler Wall might want to get back, Notre Dame forward Jack Jenkins sent a soft shot from center ice that trickled through Wall’s pads

River Hawks power through early-season stumbles

Ryan Delaney Connector Contributor For the River Hawks, the 2016-2017 hockey season was the ultimate tale of two halves. It began with a two game home series against the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs and a chance to earn some national recognition, but UMass Lowell ended up coming away with two ties. This started what would become a

Two River Hawks among Hobey Baker nominees

Senior forward Joe Gambardella put up 45 points in the regular season. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor In the 2016-17 season the River Hawks not only managed to come out with a share in the Hockey East Regular Season Championship title, alongside Boston College and Boston University, but the River Hawk roster was also

River Hawks’ top line powers UMass Lowell past BC 4-1

Jake Kamrass watches Chris Forney’s shot go into the net while screening Boston College goalie Joseph Woll. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Brock Johnson Connector Editor The River Hawks entered the Conte Forum Thursday night riding on a five-game win streak to face the skidding Boston College Eagles. UMass Lowell looked to win at BC for the first

Men’s hockey defeats Massachusetts 4-2 to earn Alumni Cup title

Senior defenseman and captain Michael Kapla carries the puck out of UMass Lowell’s defensive zone. (Christina Laderoute/Connector) Kathryn Leeber Connector Editor The UMass Lowell men’s hockey team beat the Massachusetts Minutemen 4-2 with the game-winning goal coming from senior forward and leading scorer Joe Gambardella in the third period. Four different River Hawks found the

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