Massachusetts adds former captain Czepiel as director of hockey operations

Former Massachusetts captain Kevin Czepiel has returned to campus as the team’s director of hockey operations.

Czepiel, who served as captain as a senior in 2012-13, played four seasons with the Minutemen and totaled 26 points on seven goals and 19 assists over 128 career games. He enjoyed his finest season in a UMass uniform in his final campaign, posting a career-high eight points (two goals, six assists), while appearing in all 34 games.

“Kevin personifies Massachusetts hockey,” said UMass coach John Micheletto in a statement. “As a player and student here, his work ethic, selflessness, attention to detail and leadership impacted our team. We are lucky to be able to add him to the staff as he will continue to positively influence our program and help propel UMass hockey to great things.”

“I am excited to be a part of UMass hockey program again,” added Czepiel. “I took tremendous pride in wearing the maroon and white when I played here and hope to be part of helping UMass hockey reach new heights in the near future.”