Tis the season, followers! I can’t believe it is already that time of year again. I am going to make this short and sweet. I am back home in California with my friends and family, and I know you all are going to want to spend this time with your loved ones as well!
On Tuesday, November 11th, the pups ended up defeating our cross-town rivals, Boston University by a score of 6-3. It was definitely one of the most exciting games to be a part of. The following week was a rather short week because of the Tuesday night game. We were given practice off on Wednesday, practiced Thursday, but on Friday we hopped back on the bus and were off to BU once again. This time was for practice, however. Kevin Spacey came to Northeastern and was speaking at Matthews Arena, so we weren’t able to practice at home for the evening.
The next day, we met back at the arena, boarded the bus at 9:45 in the morning, and were headed to Providence College; puck dropped at 1pm against the Friars. PC took game one of the weekend, with a final score of 1-4. It was a quick trip there and back, but the pups had to be ready for a quick turn around on Sunday, November 16th. The Friars traveled to us the next day for game two of the weekend series. This marked our last home stretch of games to be played at Matthews Arena before winter break. Another good battle between both teams, but the Huskies were able to beat the Friars 6-2. We ended up splitting the series, so not a bad weekend to say the least.
The next full week of our normal routines (practice/lift, classes, homework, etc) could not have gone by faster. My parents flew in for the weekend, so that was all I could think about. There were actually quite a few parents who made the trip into Boston to watch our two game series against Vermont. This was also exciting because there are too many familiar faces on the UVM team that I was able to reunite with. One of the greatest parts about playing college hockey is playing against past teammates and friends. It makes the game that much better! On Saturday, November 22nd, the Huskies defeated the Catamounts 7-3 and on Sunday the pups defeated the Cats by a score of 5-1 to make it a weekend sweep. I could not have been more proud of my team. It was a great weekend of hockey, reunions, and of course seeing all of the parents who were able to make it to the games.
While Monday was off from practice, we still had two more days of classes until Thanksgiving break. On Wednesday, we practiced in the morning, and then the girls were able to go home, or to their destination, for the holiday. Thursday was off, and we had to be back for practice on Friday in preparation for our next opponent on Saturday. Those couple of days off was much needed. Thanksgiving happens to be one of my favorite holidays; not only is the meal amazing, but the idea of spending this fantastic day with friends and family makes this day even better. I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving, and I can’t thank you all enough for following along with the Northeastern University’s womens ice hockey team and myself. There truly is so much to be grateful for!
On Saturday, November 29th we faced off against another Boston rival, Harvard University. The Crimson traveled cross-town for a 2pm game. Another awesome game to be a part of, but the pups lost by a final score of 3-4. It was a great game until the final buzzer. After our game, our men’s team had a huge game at 7pm. They played the University of Minnesota, which was a game I hope all of you were able to watch one way or another. The majority of us huskies stayed to watch, and after 60 minutes of play our men triumphed over one of the highest-ranking teams in the country. They ended up beating the Gophers 3-2. What a crazy game to watch!
Time was flying by, and now we are at our last couple of weeks of school for this fall semester and year.
The next Tuesday marked our last game of 2014. On December 2nd, we played Union at home. Union College came to play and beat the pups 0-1. This was the end of the first half of our season. It was now time to focus on final exams/papers that were approaching. After a long week of classes, tests, and papers, we were finally able to depart for winter break. Everyone was able to leave on December 12th. We do not have to arrive back to campus until the 27th for practice, which gives us a nice couple of weeks off.
This may be my last post for a little while, but I will write you all again in 2015! Until then I want to wish you all the happiest holidays, the happiest New Year and enjoy your time spent with the people who mean most to you!
Seasons Greetings from the Huskies!