Every championship team needs players like Colin Felix.
The UMass senior may not dangle his way up the ice and rip the puck under the bar or feed a teammate for a backdoor goal.
But he can be counted on to do the dirty work. He’s a shutdown defenseman who competes on every shift and makes opponents pay a price around the net and along the boards.
Felix arrived just in time for the Minutemen’s first run to the Frozen Four in 2018-19, but it almost didn’t happen for him.