Hockey teams are often named after intimidating natural phenomena, such as the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Colorado Avalanche, and the Tuscaloosa Puberty. Experience the fury with today's GrouponLive deal: for $16, you get one upper-level ticket to see the men's hockey game between the University of New Hampshire Wildcats and the Dartmouth Big Green at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Saturday, January 14, at 7 p.m. (a $31.95 value, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 6 p.m. Groupon customers will be seated in sections 203, 204, or 212–218. Click here to view a layout of the venue.
The UNH Wildcats, celebrating the 11th annual Battle for the RiverStone Cup, clash with the Dartmouth Big Green in a showdown for state supremacy. As the only Division I college hockey teams in New Hampshire, the territorial rivals have jousted for RiverStone Cup glory for the past decade, with the Wildcats clawing their way to an impressive 6-3-1 advantage thus far. Helmed by six-time Head Coach of the Year Dick Umile, UNH seeks to continue its run of 10 straight trips to the NCAA Tournament behind point-scoring tandem Stevie Moses and Nick Sorkin. The puck-punishing duo maintains their team's cold tyranny with swift passes, speed-of-sound shots, and gentle camaraderie composed of deep, meaningful silence and smoldering eye contact.
Across the ice, the Big Green poses a colossal challenge under the tutelage of Bob Gaudet, who recently eclipsed the 300-career-victories mark. Through 11 games this season, freshman forward Tyler Sikura leads Dartmouth's quick-strike offense with six goals, and seasoned goalie James Mello befuddles opposing rushes with lighting-fast reactions and by pointing at imaginary Elvises.