Dear UMass Hockey Family,
We’ve reached new heights. My first season here we had a total of five wins. Last year we experienced the biggest one-year turnaround in all of Division I hockey and finished with 17 wins. This season UMass Hockey won its first every Hockey East Regular Season Championship, a berth in the Frozen Four, and advanced to the National Championship, all of which have never been done before.. As we look ahead, our goals are to consistently compete for league championships and NCAA tournament berths. We will continue this upward momentum.
Regardless of our current success, we refuse to be complacent. As our coaching staff is constantly on the road looking for future Minutemen to continue the elevation of UMass Hockey, we also are planning other program enhancements that will keep us on pace and ahead of our competitors.
Many of you answered the #NewMass challenge this past December, raising enough funds that will allow us to support important program enhancements. Donations throughout the past few years from Pond Club members have also played a key role in our recent success. Our new weight room is one of the best in the country and the video room is outstanding. However, our locker room and player lounge are significantly behind many of our competitors and we are looking to renovate these areas in the next 12 months. We are also looking to redesign the branding in the link between the locker room and practice arena. These are no small projects and we need even more investments to help make it a reality.
Great things have been accomplished, however a lot more work needs to be done. As we look ahead to the future of UMass Hockey, I ask all of you to continue your support as we grow this program together!
Please note, all donations made towards the Hockey Excellence Campaign will count towards your 2019-20 Pond Club benefits. Please contact Ryan Boudway at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-545-4290 with any questions.