Niklas Folin follows brother’s footsteps, commits to UMass Lowell

Niklas Folin

The UMass Lowell River Hawks will have another Folin as part of their defensive corps. Niklas Folin has committed to the University, following the footsteps of his older brother Christian Folin. Excited to announce my commitment to UMass-Lowell! Big thanks to everyone who has helped me along the way. #Riverhawks — Niklas Folin (@niklasfolin) September 21, 2014 The Gothenburg, Sweden native ...

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Official Hockey East coaches poll released

Hockey East

Providence College has been chosen to win the Hockey East title in the 2014-15 men’s coaches’ preseason poll. Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertaga made the announcement at the league’s annual media day at TD Garden. The Friars appear at the top of the poll for the second time in program history by garnering seven first-place votes from the league’s 12 ...

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Official HEWBA preseason poll, all-conference team released


The Hockey East media members of the Hockey East Writers and Broadcasters Association, including myself, submitted their 2014 preseason poll and all-conference teams last week. The votes have been compiled and the official HEWBA poll has been released. Providence College was named by the Hockey East media to claim the league’s regular season title for 2014-15 in the fifth annual ...

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Watch former River Hawks during NHL preseason action

NHL River Hawks

National Hockey League (NHL) teams across the country started their training camps this past week and a number of teams feature a total of 11 former UMass Lowell River Hawks. Following a few days of practice, scrimmages, special teams drills and more, each team will start their preseason games. Here is a list of games you can watch on television ...

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11 former UMass Lowell River Hawks invited to NHL training camps

NHL Camps

The National Hockey League (NHL) is preparing for the 2014-15 season and teams are getting set for their respective training camps. This season, 11 former UMass Lowell River Hawks will be attendance on nine different teams. Ron Hainsey and Ben Holmstrom will join the Carolina Hurricanes camp this season. Hainsey re-signed with the Canes this offseason to a three-year extension and Holmstrom ...

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Which incoming River Hawk will have the biggest impact this season?

UMass Lowell River Hawks

The summer is quickly coming to a close, which means the 2014-15 Hockey East season is just around the corner. For the second straight year, the UMass Lowell River Hawks will enter the season as the defending Hockey East Tournament Champions. However, things look a little different on their roster. The River Hawks have had a complete overhaul at the goaltender ...

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UMass Lowell recruits prepare for the 2014-15 junior hockey season

UMass Lowell

The 2014-15 Hockey East season will get underway starting in October but for those recruited by the UMass Lowell River Hawks, their season starts over the next few weeks. To start the 2014-15 season, UMass Lowell currently has only seven known players verbally committed to join the hockey program over the next few years. Norm Bazin and his staff likely have ...

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Scott Campbell heads overseas, signs with Italy’s HC Valpellice

Scott Campbell

As the 2014-15 season approaches, many former UMass Lowell River Hawks have re-joined, re-signed or joined a new team. Only a few were remaining to sign professionally, Scott Campbell can be crossed off that list. Campbell has signed a contract with HC Valpellice of Italy’s Serie A Lega Italiana Hockey su Ghiaccio for the 2014-15 season. The Navan, Ontario has spent the past four ...

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Joe Caveney and Michael Budd join CHL’s Wichita Thunder

Joe Caveney

The Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League (CHL) have signed forwards Joe Caveney and Michael Budd to a one-year contracts for the 2014-15 season. Caveney split the 2013-14 season between the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) and the ECHL.  The forward started and ended last year with the SPHL’s Pensacola Ice Flyers, but spent time with the ECHL’s Florida Everblades, Idaho Steelheads and Cincinnati Cyclones in ...

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Tyler Mayea joins UMass Lowell River Hawks

Tyler Mayea

LOWELL, Mass. – The UMass Lowell River Hawks have announced they have added defenseman Tyler Mayea to their 2014-15 roster. With the season opener less than a month out, this addition comes late in the offseason for the River Hawks. Mayea spent the 2013-14 season with the Trenton Golden Hawks of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). In 52 games, the defenseman tallied ...

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