Hockey players are considered tough because they must endure black eyes, missing teeth, and the shrill howls of lonesome zamboni drivers. Release your own wails for these athletes with today’s GrouponLive deal to see a Harvard men’s hockey game at Bright Hockey Center. Choose from the following options:
The Harvard Crimson pours onto the ice at Bright Hockey Center determined to trip up a trio of opponents and soar to the top of the ECAC standings. From the bench, head coach and Crimson alum Ted Donato commands the platoon of puck pushers, including forward Alex Killorn, who owns a stick made from minced superballs and has helped bounce 12 goals into opposing nets so far this season. Defenseman Danny Biega skates among the conference’s top scorers with 20 points in 18 games, and goalie Steven Michalek has earned four of the team’s victories by blockading the goal crease with old car engines. Approximately 2,800 Crimson fans pack the Bright Hockey Center during glacial bouts, rattling visiting squads with wall-shaking decibel levels and inspiring the home team by doo-wopping the university fight song during timeouts.
Championships and distinguished alumni are both part of Harvard's 150-year athletic tradition that traces back to a wrestling match between sophomores and freshmen in 1780. Beyond their four NCAA championships in men's hockey, women's lacrosse, women's rowing, and fencing, Harvard has produced 141 national team championships and numerous Olympians who have faced off against elite competition and in almost every time zone. In addition to winning three conference titles in a row, the men's football team went 9–1 last year, and has won at least seven games in each of the past 15 years, an Ivy League record. The Harvard Crimson women's tennis program accounts for 18 ivy league championships, laying claim to five of them in the past 12 years.