Hello Hockey World!
I’m sure you all are dying to hear about how the Beacons of UMass Boston are doing. Well, the answer is wonderful. As a program, we are in a very good position. We started the year with a five game win streak, and for one night sat at the #1 spot in the ECAC East. Yes, I screenshotted the USCHO poll that showed our league ranks to savor the miraculous moment. We have tied three and lost two of our last five games. The ties were hard earned against St. Anselm’s, Bowdoin, and Southern Maine who are all tenacious teams who don’t give up easily. I like playing teams that match and challenge our endurance. We have Connecticut College tomorrow and Adrian on Saturday, which are two games we are really looking to take wins out of. If we can go into the break with a strong win percentage, it will propel us into the second half.
As a unit we have really come together nicely. I can’t say enough about the character of this team. It starts in the locker room and off the ice and how we all interact with each other, handling the things that arise. Not a whole lot can keep us down, we have pretty substantial stamina and a solid core of people in there who rise up and bring others with them. Traits like that are invaluable to teams, and that role is certainly not limited to just big key players. We have a group of some of the girls who haven’t seen a lot of game time this year who are a completely hilarious bunch. They have decided to take time at the road games and make music videos and call themselves The Felicia’s (@thefelicias_, follow them). As goofy as it may sound, seeing them around the rink before a game doing their ridiculous things makes me at ease about playing, not worry so much, and be in a great mindset going into a game. No Beac is left behind and we really do love and enjoy each other’s company. A great record is nice, but great friends are even better.
From the Beacon Family to yours, Happy Holidays!