Freshman defenseman Montour sparks Minutemen's second-half turnaround
The first game Brandon Montour was eligible to play for UMass, the Minutemen were dropped 8-3 by Northeastern on Dec. 16. That was more of the same for a team whose record dropped to 4-13-0 following the loss.
But since then there has been a major turnaround for UMass, whose record is 4-4-1 in the nine games since Dec. 16. Leading the turnaround is Montour, the team's points leader and former NHL Anaheim Ducks draft pick.