Ok fans lets talk about football for a minute here. And by football, I mean football scores in Hockey.
UMass now has 4 games (and rather recent ones) where teams have scored 6 or 7 goals on us. The touchdown is one thing, but the extra point is the icing on the cake. We thankfully haven’t had any two point conversions, which is good becasue 8 goals against in a single game would be a lot to swallow.
I would love to say that Dainton had a bad game, but he didn’t have anything to do with the three goals after he was pulled.
So after the first frame, UMass trailed 4-0. I have to ask the fans: WHY DID YOU LEAVE? So many fans left after the first. If you were there for a UMass blowout, you came to the wrong game, come to Niagra next time. This is BC. We tried to make it clear that it was the closest matchup of the season. If you were there just for T-Shirts, then please don’t bother coming next time.
The fact that so many different people were trying to get involved in the cheering and yet the crowd as a whole remained silent says a lot about our fans. Are we only fair weather fans? I would like to point out that some of the most fun games of this season haven’t been against BC or BU, but Merrimack, Providence, and more importantly away games.
What our team needed tonight was support. They are trying to accelerate themselves into the Hockey East Playoffs (which, by the way, if we win, guarantees us a spot in the NCAA tournament). We also had number 7 in the Pairwise going into that game, which would have given us a number 2 seed for the NCAA playoffs.
Now we are looking at 14 in the pairwise and third place in Hockey East. We need to rally back as an organization and look onto the next games. We have a home and home against Northeastern next weekend. The last game against northeastern, we won 4-1 and held them to their season low shots on goal. Then we take on Merrimack. Merrimack hasn’t had the best season so far and we were able to play well against them in the Mullins before winter break.
So we need fan support, come out to these games even if there aren’t T-shirts, cheer loud and let’s try to get UMass some national coverage as a hockey school.
~Ben (Flag Guy)
Also, having sat through 3/4 of the games with 6+ goals against, the wins afterward are so much better. I’m just saying.