The day has finally arrived. After a long offseason, UConn men’s hockey opens the 2022-23 campaign in Vermont tonight at 7 p.m. To prepare you, we’ve put all of our preview content in one place.
The Coaching Team
Mike Cavanaugh stays with UConn men’s hockey despite interest from Boston College
“Cavanaugh affirmed his commitment to the Huskies program amid reports that he is a top candidate for the position now vacant at Boston College following the retirement of Jerry York.”
Inside Mike Cavanaugh’s decision to stay at UConn
“If Boston College had called a few years ago, Cavanaugh might have felt differently. But now that his family is getting older, the new rink is going up and he’s become more established at UConn, he didn’t want to leave it all behind. Cavanaugh still has a lot of love for his 18-year-old home — he met his wife in Chestnut Hill and their two children were baptized on campus — but that chapter of his time in British Columbia is over. He is not ready to start a new one.
“I want to continue writing this chapter at UConn,” he said.
UConn Men’s Hockey Associate Head Coach Joe Pereira leaves for BU
“Alumnus of BU, Pereira had been an assistant with the Huskies since 2013, when Mike Cavanaugh took over at UConn.”
UConn Men’s Hockey Officially Hires Mike Pereira as New Assistant
“Pereira has spent the past five years as an assistant coach at Avon Old Farms, one of New England’s top hockey prep schools. UConn will be his first college job.
“This program will be here in 50 years. Hockey is hockey. Nobody is bigger than the program.
UConn Men’s Hockey Announces New Class of 16 Players
“The Huskies introduced 16 new players, consisting of four transfers and 12 freshmen. It’s a very attacking group with 12 attackers, three defenders and a goalkeeper.
“He was always a fireplug type attacker. Competitive as hell and kill penalties. The type of player I like to bring here who is going to raise the level of training and compete day in and day out.
“This is a recovery project that UConn is banking on for offense this year.”
“They fit perfectly and it went well.”
Preview: UConn men’s hockey has revamped forward roster
“Together, these 11 players totaled 62.4% of UConn’s goals and 59.4% of their points last season. To replace that production, the Huskies will rely on a mix of improvements from their returning, transfer and high-potential freshmen.
Preview: UConn men’s hockey returns veteran defensive corps
“The Huskies are bringing back a veteran group with a fifth year, two seniors, a junior and a sophomore.
Preview: UConn men’s hockey has two young, unproven options at goalie
“Last season, Darion Hanson had the best season of any goaltender in UConn’s Hockey East era…Now the Huskies will look to two much less established options: second Logan Terness and rookie Arsenii Sergeev.”
“I just think he was ready… There are players who need extra years and some guys are scoring two points a game in the BC League.”
Jersey Numbers for UConn Newcomers
The new UConn men’s hockey class is finally official.
The Huskies will add four transfers and 12 freshmen; composed of 12 attackers, three defenders and a goalkeeper.
Full list of new arrivals: pic.twitter.com/iLPErIzQBR
— Daniel Connolly (@DanielVConnolly) September 12, 2022
UConn Men’s Hockey Announces 2022-23 Home Dates
“The Huskies will play 17 home games.
UConn men’s hockey aims to play its first game in a new on-campus arena in mid-January
“The target date for the opening game in the new on-campus arena is mid-January. Specifically, a game with Northeastern on Saturday, January 14.
UConn Men’s Hockey to play Northeast at Frozen Fenway on Jan. 7
“The men’s varsity doubles will take place five days after the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins face off in the 2023 NHL Winter Classic at Fenway. UConn already played at the ballpark in 2017 when he fell to Maine, 4-0.”
“Only two of the Huskies’ contests will even come outside of New England – the frozen apple and the road trip to LIU.”
The new arena
UConn announces plans to open new on-campus hockey arena
“The school launched a microsite with upcoming season information for season ticket holders that reveals how the Huskies plan to split games between Hartford’s XL Center and Storrs.
An Inside Look at UConn’s New Hockey Arena
“Mike Cavanaugh has done his homework. He arrived at Storrs in 2013 to guide UConn’s men’s hockey program in Hockey East, then had to wait eight years for a new arena to go from concept to reality. He knows where everything is.
UConn to name new campus hockey arena Toscano Family Ice Forum
“UConn’s new on-campus hockey arena finally has a name: Toscano Family Ice Forum, named ‘in recognition of a gift of leadership’ by Chairman of the Board Dan Toscano and his family.
UConn campus hockey arena begins to take shape
“In the seat pan, almost all the backrests have been installed. There’s a nod to the Gampel Pavilion with a row of red chairs amongst a sea of navy chairs.
The opening series
“Last season the Catamounts played 17 one-goal games and lost 12, which shows how competitive they were in most games.”
UConn Men’s Hockey to start Logan Terness in goal for season opener
“Terness edged out rookie Arsenii Sergeev to take the ice in Game 1, although it wouldn’t be a surprise if the two went their separate ways over the weekend.”
10 predictions for the 2022-23 UConn men’s hockey season
“The team will need time to gel, which could lead to a slow start that leads to some frustrating results. UConn is still good enough to earn a respectable finish, but early growing pains will see the Huskies tumble at the sixth place.