Puck drop: 8 p.m. Saturday.
TV/Radio: ESPN2/Westwood One Radio, SiriusXM College Sports Nation channel 84.
Records: UMass 31-9-0, Minnesota Duluth 28-11-2.
Coaches: Greg Carvel, eighth season, 139-136-22 (53-58-4 at UMass); Scott Sandelin, 19th season, 368-311-87 at UMD.
Leading scorers: Cale Makar, a defenseman, leads UMass with 16 goals and 33 assists, and is…
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