Two months after successful the college’s first nationwide championship, UMass prolonged the contract of head coach Greg Carvel by way of not less than the 2026 season with a brand new five-year contract extension.
UMass was one of many worst packages in Hockey East when Carvel was employed from St. Lawrence in 2016, coming off consecutive final place finishes in Hockey East. However after a tough transition season, the Minutemen started to take off below Carvel’s management. In his third season, they gained their first Hockey East common season title and superior to the Frozen 4 for the primary time at school historical past. After having one other potential event run cancelled in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Minutemen claimed their first ever nationwide title in 2021.
Carvel’s new contract is a rolling contract, which robotically provides one 12 months to the deal yearly, until Carvel is offered written discover by the college. Carvel’s meteoric rise at UMass has led to hypothesis that he might obtain curiosity for a head teaching job within the NHL, together with rumors that he could also be a candidate for the Buffalo Sabres job. This contract extension, nonetheless, makes it extra doubtless that Carvel will stay in Amherst for the foreseeable future.