Happy February to everyone and I hope Nemo treated everyone well! I ended my last post by saying that we had games against Cornell and Boston University. The Big Red came out with a 4-2 victory over the Huskies. Despite the loss, the pups battled hard against one of the top teams in the nation. Next up was BU. The Terriers came out with a 5-4 win over the Huskies, but it was definitely a battle until the final buzzer. It was a solid team effort at the Walter Brown Arena.
As everyone started getting into their daily classes, lift, and practice schedule, the next big event was the Hockey East Skating Strides. This game was played in support of breast cancer. Throughout the week prior, the Huskies came together to raise money for breast cancer. On Sunday, January 20th, the PC Friars traveled to Mathews Arena for a 2 o’clock game. We were able to support this great cause by wearing pink jerseys. After a great fan turnout, the Huskies ended the three game losing streak with a score of 8-7. It was an exciting game, but we couldn’t have done it without all of the support from our fans!
On Thursday, January 24th, we loaded up the bus after classes, and were en route to New Hampshire. Our winning streak continued as we beat the Wildcats with a score of 3-1. It was a quick and successful trip! There was no time off as we prepared ourselves to face off against Vermont. We again loaded up the bus on Saturday, except this time to have a nice stay in Burlington Vermont. When we arrived in VT, we went straight to the DiMasi house, as they opened up their home for an excellent home cooked meal. Not only was the food amazing, but it was excellent team time as well. The puck dropped at 2 o’clock on Sunday, January 27th. The 6-3 victory over the Catamounts ensured a happy bus ride back to the city!
After an excellent weekend, and a week full of great practices, it was time to again face our Boston rivals. The Walter Brown Arena welcomed us for the second time as we faced off against the Terriers on Saturday, February 2nd. BU, unfortunately, ended our winning streak with a score of 4-2. This just fired up the pups to play our cross town rivals again in the Beanpot.
One of the best parts about playing college in Boston is having the opportunity to compete in the Beanpot. Now, for those who do not know what I am referring to, the Beanpot is, in other words, the battle of Boston. Harvard, Boston College, Boston University, and Northeastern battle for the Champion title, as well as bragging rights. This is a two game series, with a week in between each game. This year, our men’s team beat BU to advance to the Championship game against BC on Monday, February 11th at the TD Garden. Northeastern University was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to host the Women’s Beanpot at Mathews Arena. Our first game was played on Tuesday, February 5th against Boston University. For everyone who was not in attendance for this game missed out on the Huskies best and most exciting performance of the year. With a 4-1 win over the Terriers, the pups will advance, for the second consecutive year, to the Beanpot Championship game! This game will be played against Boston College on February, 12th at 8pm. With the ability to make Beanpot history, the pups hope that everyone will support both Husky hockey teams as they battle against Boston College for the title!
I am going to end this post by leaving y’all with a little suspense. I will post the final results in my next entry, but until then happy Beanpot to all of the hockey players and fans!