Our first road trip was a success! Although it was long, it was a great time! The rookies and new members of the team had to take part in a little karaoke that we call "bussyoke". So I don’t reveal any secrets for next years freshmen, lets just say that it involved individuals singing in front of the team.
Our first stop was Colgate, where we played the Raiders and beat them 4-0. Immediately following our game we drove to the next hotel in Syracuse. We ended beating the orange 5-2 the following day. The pups left New York on a great note! We arrived back in Boston late Saturday night, which meant we had more time to enjoy our long weekend!
Come Monday, the huskies had to report to Mathews Arena by 10am and be ready to volunteer for the Tufts 10k marathon! Once we were assigned our duties for the day we proceeded to the Cambridge area right next to the Charles River. Once we arrived we filled cup after cup with water to prepare for the runners. Our mission at the designated station was to provide the runners with some fresh water as they ran by. After multiple hours of supporting the participants, we were all set to leave.
Another week of classes, lift, and practice elapsed, which brought us to our home opener weekend. This was an exciting time for the pups as our championship banner from last season was raised in front of all of the parents that had made the trip for parents weekend. On Friday night, we faced off against Union and won 4-1. Before the game began we introduced some alumni, who eventually helped raise our banner. The following day we played RPI. The Puckmen battled hard, but ended up losing to the pups 1-0. Our record stood at 4-0 after that weekend! Following our game on Saturday, many of the girls came back to the arena to support and cheer on the men’s team as they played BC. I can tell you this; whoever did not watch the two Boston rivals play missed an amazing game. It was a sold out arena, and the doghouse was up on their feet. The final result was 3-1 Northeastern. On Sunday, October 14th, the Northeastern Huskies took part in USA Hockey’s World Girls Hockey Day. Young girls skated at Mathews Arena with the team and got to know some of the players. Following the clinic, there was an autograph signing for the “future huskies”. After another fantastic weekend, it’s time for another week of our daily routine. Our first official Hockey East game will be played Tuesday, October 16th, against Boston University. Talk to y’all again soon!