Massachusetts Earns 4-0 Shutout Victory Over Dalhousie
Junior forward Steven Iacobellis and freshman forward Austin Plevy each have goal and an assist for Minutemen

Junior forward Steven Iacobellis had a goal and an assist for the Minutemen
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 8:29  UMA1-0 EV GW Austin PlevyIvan Chukarov, Steven Iacobellis
2nd 5:16  UMA2-0 EV Steven IacobellisCallum Fryer
2nd 8:30  UMA3-0 EV Keith BurchettAustin Plevy, Ivan Chukarov
3rd 12:59  UMA4-0 EV Ryan BadgerCallum Fryer
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Dalhousie  0000
Massachusetts  1214
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Dalhousie  8141133
Massachusetts  910524
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Dalhousie  0/5 2/4 0
Massachusetts  0/2 5/10 0
Dalhousie Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Corbin Boes (L)59:564 88420
Empty Net0:040     
Massachusetts Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Nic Renyard (W)20:000 8008
Henry Dill20:000 014014
Alex Wakaluk20:000 001111

AMHERST, Mass. - With contributions from its freshmen and solid efforts from all three of its goaltenders, the University of Massachusetts hockey team blanked Dalhousie 4-0, on Saturday night in an exhibition matchup at the Mullins Center. Junior captain Steven Iacobellis and freshmen Austin Plevy, Ivan Chukarov and Callum Fryer all logged multi-point efforts in the win for the Minutemen.

"We checked all the boxes that an exhibition game is supposed to check," said head coach John Micheletto. "We were less worried about X's and O's than we were about effort, compete, communication and getting to know each other. I think in those categories I would grade us out positively."

Iacobellis and Plevy each contributed a goal and an assist, while Chukarov and Fryer tallied two assists apiece for the Maroon and White. Fryer and Plevy were both +3 on the evening.

After fending off two Dalhousie power plays early in the first, UMass took a 1-0 lead 8:29 into the stanza. Plevy buried a cross-ice pass from Chukarov and Iacobellis from inside the left faceoff circle.

The Minutemen expanded the margin to 2-0, 5:16 into the second. After Fryer's initial shot from the point was stopped by Tigers' netminder Corbin Boes, Iacobellis dove across the slot to chip home the loose puck.

Plevy and Chukarov set up UMass' third tally of the night at the 8:30 into the second as sophomore Keith Burchett banged home a one-timer at the right post.

At the 12:59 mark in the final frame, the Minutemen completed the scoring as Fryer set up classmate Ryan Badger for the tally with his pass from behind the net.

Dalhousie finished the contest with a 33-24 shot advantage and went 0-for-5 on the power play, while UMass was 0-for-2 with the man advantage. All three Minutemen goaltenders split time, each playing a period on the evening. Freshman Nic Renyard, sophomore Henry Dill and junior Alex Wakaluk recorded totals of eight, 14 and 11 saves, respectively.

UMass will open its 2015-16 campaign next Friday, Oct. 9, in Colorado Springs, Colo., at Colorado College. Puck drop is slated for 9:37 p.m.