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 this GrouponLive deal to see Harvard men’s hockey take on Yale in an ECAC playoff game at Bright Hockey Center. For $15, you get two tickets for seating in section 8, 9, or 10 (up to a $30 value). Choose between the following games:
- Friday, March 9, at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m.<p>
The Harvard Crimson pours onto the ice at Bright Hockey Center during the quarterfinal round of the ECAC playoffs, setting their sights on advancing to the semifinals in Atlantic City. From the bench, head coach and Crimson alum Ted Donato commands the platoon of puck pushers, including All-Ivy forward Alex Killorn, who owns a stick made from minced superballs that helped bounce 18 goals into opposing nets during the regular season. Another All-Ivy honoree, defenseman Danny Biega, also skates among the conference’s top scorers with 30 points, and goalie Steven Michalek has earned seven of the team’s victories by blockading the goal crease with old car engines. Approximately 2,800 Crimson fans pack the Bright Hockey Center for glacial postseason bouts, rattling the visiting squad 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.