Hockey is the fastest-paced of all major sports, because its players rush to complete the game before the ice field melts into vinegar. Enjoy the acidic thrill of competition with today's Groupon: for $14, you get two Yale men's hockey tickets and a parking pass (up to a $29 value, with discounts normally available for Yale Students). Games take place at Ingalls Rink in New Haven. Choose one of the following two games:
- The Holy Cross Crusaders on Sunday, January 2 at 4 p.m.
- The Colgate Raiders on Friday, February 25 at 7 p.m.
Winners of back-to-back conference championships, the Yale men's hockey team earned NCAA tournament appearances during the past two seasons, and is off to one of its best ever starts this season that includes a No. 1 national ranking. Rattle the bleachers with feet twitching in excitement as coach Keith Allain leads a Bulldogs charge against the Holy Cross Crusaders on January 2. Alternately, marvel at the scoring prowess of senior forwards Broc Little and Chris Cahill as they take on the Colgate Crusaders in the season's penultimate game on February 25. Whichever game is attended, fans will leave the rink with their heads buzzing and dreams filled with fleets of obedient zambonis.
- Yale, which finished atop in the ECAC Hockey regular-season standings last season for the second consecutive season is the team to beat in the 2010-11 regular season, according to voting by the league coaches. – College Hockey News
- With 34 first place votes, the Bulldogs also become the first ECAC Hockey team to be the No. 1 team in the country since the end of the 2002–2003 season when Cornell was atop the rankings heading into the NCAA Tournament. – U.S. college Hockey Online News